F1 Spanish Grand Prix - May 9, 2021

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Bradesmaen

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Yes, congrats you managed to win a race by pitting rather than by driving. This is what is wrong with F1. Pitstops mean more than driver talent. Bring back tyres that go the whole GP.
 

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Bradesmaen

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Mazepin 40sec's behind his teammate showing why pay drivers shouldn't be on the grid
He's a decent driver, clearly struggling on the step up. Look at his history, pay drivers are normally guys like Roy Nissany who don't win anything.
 

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Pretty boring race still, soon as Hamilton came in for the tyres there was only one result.

Mercedes took a gamble. Red Bull could still be leading the race if they pitted straight away, we know how difficult it is to overtake if the cars are similar enough in pace. Hamilton just way too good and Mercedes' strategy paid off.
 

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Mercedes took a gamble. Red Bull could still be leading the race if they pitted straight away, we know how difficult it is to overtake if the cars are similar enough in pace. Hamilton just way too good and Mercedes' strategy paid off.

Mercedes still a long way ahead of Red Bull, Red Bull closer, but I think you can call the world championship already, Max doing well to keep up with them as well as he has so far, but the Merc’s have a lot up their sleeve.

Hamilton have to drive in second gear instead of first this year. This will shine through later when engine usage starts to come into play.
 

Bradesmaen

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Mercedes took a gamble. Red Bull could still be leading the race if they pitted straight away, we know how difficult it is to overtake if the cars are similar enough in pace. Hamilton just way too good and Mercedes' strategy paid off.
No they wouldn't have. The undercut is a second a lap at least and he came in at 0.5 behind Verstappen. Verstappen's only chance was to hold on. Standard F1 making pitstops more important than anything else. We want on track action, not pit stops deciding who wins.
 

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