Official 2022 Italian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Italian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Italian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 164

Hamilton: 12%
Russell: 3%
Verstappen: 63%
Perez: 0%
Leclerc: 16%
Sainz: 7%
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FourWheelDrift

85,328 posts

265 months

Wednesday 7th September
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For Monza Carlos and Charles will be dressed as Minions.

satfinal

2,164 posts

143 months

Wednesday 7th September
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FourWheelDrift said:
For Monza Carlos and Charles will be dressed as Minions.

Stealthracer

6,903 posts

159 months

Wednesday 7th September
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I've always said Italian cars should be yellow, to match the AA vans that are frequently parked next to them.

ajprice

23,632 posts

177 months

Wednesday 7th September
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This is the happiest I've seen Charles for a while...


KaraK

12,723 posts

190 months

Wednesday 7th September
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ajprice said:
This is the happiest I've seen Charles for a while...

Probably because doing a chameloen-esque blending into the background is probably his best bet at avoiding questions about the latest Ferrari fk up or how many points behind Max he is now.

Jasandjules

67,916 posts

210 months

Wednesday 7th September
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FourWheelDrift said:
For Monza Carlos and Charles will be dressed as Minions.
rofl

And even moreso at the pic !

KaraK

12,723 posts

190 months

Wednesday 7th September
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ajprice said:
[Img]https://i1.wp.com/d3cm515ijfiu6w.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/07150336/ferrar-yellow-livery-italian-grand-prix-planet-f1.jpg?resize=780,470[/thumb]

Some extra yellow and Ferrari on the rear wing.
They were actually trying to paint it orange to see if that colour was the secret to Max's domination this year. Unfortunately the Ferrari livery bods - who only know about black, white, and various shades of red looked it up on il Google and saw this:



and the above livery was the result.

To be fair to them they were going to have another crack at it - but Mattea saw what they had done and promptly transferred them to the strategy department before they had chance.

Chebble

1,855 posts

133 months

Wednesday 7th September
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McAndy said:
The pitlane scene after the race (Jim'll paint it request-style):

The Tifosi storm the pit lane, pinning down Matteo Binotto while stripping the flesh from his bones, zombie-stylee. Christian Horner looks on smugly, using what looks suspiciously like a pinky-finger as a toothpick. Helmut grins from afar. Charles and Carlos's helicopter is faintly visible in the far distance.

Max and Checo (with a knife hidden in his sock) dance on top of the podium, while Fernando Alsono flips the bird down towards Estaban Ocon from the third step.

Lewis sits at the back of the Mercedes garage head in his hands, reading "Diplomacy for Dummies", after George jumps him at the last to pinch 4th place. Again.

Latifi and Danny Ric slope-off down the pit lane in the background, arms around each other's shoulders, as Nicolas begins to randomly career off towards the nearest wall.

Tsunoda swears.
Excellent stuff.

For those unaware of Jim’ll paint it - I urge you to look him up. A personal favourite:

“Phillip Schofield and Holly Wolloughby laughing so hard they've slipped into a psychotic episode and destroyed the set of This Morning and murdered the crew and guests.(sic)

“Gino is trying to fend off Holly who's about to bludgeon him with a handful of uncooked spaghetti - Ash Douglas.”




Genius.

vx220

2,633 posts

215 months

Wednesday 7th September
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How many more does Max have to win for the championship?

vaud

45,936 posts

136 months

Wednesday 7th September
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vx220 said:
How many more does Max have to win for the championship?


Still Singapore or Japan depending on LeClerc, I think.

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Wednesday 7th September
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vx220 said:
How many more does Max have to win for the championship?
If my maths is right, three. If Verstappen is first with Leclerc second with fastest lap in the next three races, that would leave Verstappen 130 points ahead with 130 points remaining but even if Leclerc then won all the remaining five races with fastest lap and Verstappen failed to finish any of them, Verstappen would still have more wins and hence win the championship.

ETA: My maths isn't right, first vs second with fastest lap is a 6 point advantage not 7, so he needs four wins worst case.

Edited by kambites on Wednesday 7th September 19:49

vx220

2,633 posts

215 months

Wednesday 7th September
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Thank you both for speedy replies!

Glad I wasn't the only one thinking about it

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Wednesday 7th September
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There's a very good chance he'll win the WDC with five races to go... has that ever been done before? I think it must have been but I can't actually think when.

thegreenhell

11,362 posts

200 months

Wednesday 7th September
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kambites said:
There's a very good chance he'll win the WDC with five races to go... has that ever been done before? I think it must have been but I can't actually think when.
2002 at race 11 of 17 for Schumacher
1992 at race 11 of 16 for Mansell

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Wednesday 7th September
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thegreenhell said:
kambites said:
There's a very good chance he'll win the WDC with five races to go... has that ever been done before? I think it must have been but I can't actually think when.
2002 at race 11 of 17 for Schumacher
1992 at race 11 of 16 for Mansell
Fair enough so not unprecedented but still very impressive. This will probably go down as statistically the most dominant season of the hybrid era.

QuattroDave

1,188 posts

109 months

Wednesday 7th September
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kambites said:
thegreenhell said:
kambites said:
There's a very good chance he'll win the WDC with five races to go... has that ever been done before? I think it must have been but I can't actually think when.
2002 at race 11 of 17 for Schumacher
1992 at race 11 of 16 for Mansell
Fair enough so not unprecedented but still very impressive. This will probably go down as statistically the most dominant season of the hybrid era.
Both those years were under the previous 10-6-4-3-2-1 scoring system, I wonder if they would have won so soon into the season under the current system (patiently waits for someone to calculate it for me smile )

ChocolateFrog

18,033 posts

154 months

Wednesday 7th September
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An easy Max win.

The Mercs will likely be dreadful again and Ferrari will fk it up for themselves.

pablo

16,729 posts

254 months

Thursday 8th September
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There will be VSC or safety car incidents so I think there is a chaos factor to be applied, I guess it’s all about timing really and who gets the breaks, on paper it should be RB domination but I think something odd will happen again…. So I’m going NOR, PER, RUS

ajprice

23,632 posts

177 months

Thursday 8th September
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In the Dutch thread someone posted the run of wins Vettel had in the second half of 2013. I do think now that Verstappen could do the same this year. I hope Mercedes can snatch a win though (or two). Russell to get one on the board, Hamilton to keep the 'win in every season' going.

Pflanzgarten

1,105 posts

6 months

Thursday 8th September
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ajprice said:
In the Dutch thread someone posted the run of wins Vettel had in the second half of 2013. I do think now that Verstappen could do the same this year. I hope Mercedes can snatch a win though (or two). Russell to get one on the board, Hamilton to keep the 'win in every season' going.
Where though? Cota you’d imagine they’ll be too draggy down the back straight, maybe Mexico or Brazil?