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F1 Championship 2018 - Round 8 - France

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  1. happy_eagle

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    F1 Returns to the Paul Ricard Circuit for the first time since 1990 (before my time). From what I saw of FP1 it looks like a very quick circuit with wide run off areas and some long corners. Reminds me most of the US/Bahrain/Abu Dhabi tracks. Expect this to favour the cars with a good engine, and Mercedes will finally have their upgraded engine available to them.

    Race Info
    Time: Qualifying - 12am EST (10PM WST)
    Race: 12.10am EST (10.10PM WST)
    (www.whenisf1on.com)

    Laps: 53
    Tyres: Ultrasoft (Purple), Supersoft (Red), Soft (Yellow)
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    27 years since the last race :neutral:
     
  3. royboy2

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    Not a great deal of change to the old circuit
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    These blue lines are going to give me a seizure.

    Turn 6 is going to play havoc if the wind changes affect the downforce so badly.
     
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    Huge smack into the barrier by Ericsson on Turn 11. Those lines did not slow him down anywhere near enough. Needed a gravel trap there.

    Car was on fire and he sat there. He didn't even realise. Marshals seemed to react quite slow there.
     
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    Hopefully they look at a gravel trap for the future
     
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    Is Perez and Force India going to get a grid penalty for the lose wheel? Pretty dangerous you’d have thought....
     
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    You would think so
     
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    Have they said what the cause was? It looked odd. Would they be penalised if it was a wheel failure?

    The conditions certainly aren't so nice for driving in now!
     
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    It was strange but I think the pit crew stuffed up
     

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    The teams only got 10 mins of running in FP3 due to rain. The race and qualy may be wet.
    Looking forward to qualifying. Could swap things up a bit if your not on the track at the right time.
     
  13. YippeeYiYeo

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    Verstappens reduced downforce seems to be working a treat. Can Ricciardo change his too or does that Parc ferme stop aero changes in qualifying?
     
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    Q1 dry
    Q2 Starting to spit
     
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    Parc ferme is no aero changes. Not sure if front wing angle can be changed, it can at the first stop.
     
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    Hamilton flogging everyone on supersports. Race over unless rain rapidly appears
     
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    Q3 track dry
    Sauber into Q3!!!
     
  18. YippeeYiYeo

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    Ooh Dan starting on supersofts while Verstappen had to start on ultras.
     
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    Was he on ultras? Timing screen still had SS next to him
     
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    With the forecast, I think they are starting on wets. If not its a bit of a mix of tyre up the front.
     
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    Slowed on his last lap so he didnt have to start on that tyre. He had a message from the pit wall.
     
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    You guessed it......
     
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    Oh THIS ****en guy !....
     
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    Liked happy eagles post because of the whenisf1on link.

    28. It was held on the same day as the WC final.
     
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