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Skeer44

Bottas just went full Alfa


Crake241

Sigma Romeo


Zuwxiv

By the end of Q3, two drivers other than Bottas had also snuck between Hamilton and Russell: * P8: Alonso * P7: Magnussen in a Haas! Check off "Haas outqualifies a Mercedes" in your insanity bingo!


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The ferrari engine is VERY strong this year, all ferrari customer teams are on another level, while all merc teams are eating ass at the moment


ThatGenericName2

Tbf to merc all the other teams seems to have not engine related issues. AM’s car looks unstable during sweeping turns, the mclaren understeers and Williams looks like it went the opposite of last year running low drag and consequently have no downforce.


AntiCompositeNumber

Doesn't matter how fast your car can go if it keeps flying off the track.


saganistic

bah gawd that’s Mark Webber’s music


_kagasutchi_

I'm really disappointed with William's. I really thought they'd be stepping up to the plate again like haas with their new owners and stuff. But sadly, still shit.


ThatGenericName2

Haas on top of having large amounts of development time and some newfound wealth from their former sponsors, got a number of ferrari staff after the new budget rules (ferrari sent their staff to haas because they had to reduce staff count anyways). Williams while they did find some more money is still mostly their original staff at the upper level (and below the team boss level) afaik.


LoveBurstsLP

So happy for Haas and Guenther


patricktherat

Always been impressed how Guenther has been able to stay positive through so much shit, very admirable. Can’t imagine how good he’s feeling now with things looking so optimistic.


Deimius

Owners not going to make a difference unless they hire better designers / engineers


_kagasutchi_

That's what I thought the new owners would do. Bring in more money to hire better personal to aide their development and improve. Cause by the looks of it, might as well have left it with claire. Seems like everyone has been making moves to up their teams except Williams


ApolloX-2

I'm ready to have my heart broken halfway through the season when Merc updates their engine or something.


Anarolf

Not engine, correct porpoising without losing too much DF, they are already 3rd *with* the porpoising....what do you expect to happen when the next floor tweak works as expected?


bengine

*If* the next floor tweak works as expected. I fully expect them to get a handle on it it's just how long will it take them, and how far behind in points they'll be when it happens.


CaptainGo

Who'd have thought it was the Russians holding Haas back all along


Fluffy-Composer-2619

Haas played a blinder this year. They spent all of Uralkali's money last year on developing this year's car, so both Mazepins got royally fucked. I can't say I feel sorry for them.


PM_ME_SAD_STUFF_PLZ

The deal was always MAZ having a seat in exchange for Haas getting a healthy development budget. I wouldn't feel too bad even if the war hadn't happened, that's life.


AntOk463

Or it's Magnussen, he left Hass and the car was terrible, he returned and they made it into Q3


InvertReverse

Magnussen as well!


Probability-Project

I’m thrilled to see Haas do well, especially having Magnussen back.


Anarolf

Yeah I'm all in for Gunther's redemption


KC_experience

‘It’s time fuh all dos fuckin wankers to see we can win!’ - GS


lph1235

Guess who’s back, back again Kevin’s back, tell a friend


jon-in-tha-hood

Guess who's back, when Gene calls Kevin's back, suck my balls


Axe-actly

Finally, some good fucking poetry...


KruelGamer

Fucking amazin


TheRealMattyPanda

Guess who's back, to race more Kevin's back, fok smash door


benbenkr

Ok damn you win the internet tonight.


classic_aut0

Howzthat howzthat howzthaaaaaat


MoboMogami

/r/Formula1 are my only friends :(


ZABRE67

> Guess who’s back, back again > > Kevin’s back, Magnussen


sbdw0c

_Guess who's back_ _Back again_ _K-Mag's back_ _Tell a friend_


INTRUD3R_4L3RT

I'm so fucking happy to see that. But I must admit I was disheartened when he had technical issues already. I just hope that won't end up holding him back again.


fiuasfbja

Yeah same. Haas has had some success in the past in qualifying, putting together impressive single laps but there have always been endurance issues and I hope that’s not the case for this car


Lee_Bear1998

HAAS HAAS HAAS


theoldmurr

SUPER HAAS HAAS


glenn1812

You must have had a rollercoaster of a month in F1 lmao


StockAL3Xj

And Alonso!


InvertReverse

It ain't going to be easy for Russell to get past Alonso and KMag, even with a faster car. Hyped for tomorrow!


classic_aut0

My bold prediction for the weekend was haas double points.....looking less bold after qualifying!


PrefersCakeOverPie

Absolute chad


bobby16may

Dread it, run from it, HAM-BOT arrives all the same.


19osemi

its a universal constant


SumpCrab

It's on a quantum level. As soon as you observe, it's HAM-BOT.


quantinuum

You know the parallel worlds theory of quantum mechanics, where all different events happen in some other universe? All those events, all those worlds, HAM-BOT.


SumpCrab

We've discovered a new universal constant. Let's write it up and bask in our Nobel Prize in physics. Excelsior!


PHDprocrastinating

If we get Ham-Ver-Bot tomorrow, I’m quitting F1.


profsmartbrain

Commenting in case we do in fact live in a simulation


NoSpaceAlien

To me this should be the funniest outcome


Stevenwave

Monkey's Paw: I will grant your wish, this shall not pass. "And it's Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen!"


CapitalReckless

HAM-BOT, death, and taxes... the only constants in life


a_harish81

*looks at tomorrow's grid, looks at* **HAM-BOT-MAG**. *What fucking universe am I in?*


TheGhoulKhz

F1 in 2014 probably


ponmbr

There was a BOT-VER-HAM at one point in Q1.


_Esabbi_

Calling it now, Ferrari bottle the race, Red Bull forgets about Checo and the race ends VER-HAM-BOT


NippyMoto_1

Kevin is a fucking legend. Even Hulk out qualifying Stroll after just jumping on the car. Proving these guy should never have left F1.


pratzs

What is Lance doing at this point. Ofcourse it's only one quali. But it shouldn't be this way having more experience than Hulk...


gmwdim

Stroll is very quick sometimes but lacks consistency.


cum_hoc

Yeah, in a normal situation (i.e. without his dad being the owner of the team) he would be under pressure to deliver better results this season and would probably have a 1-year contract. Edit: missing word


AcidRegulation

I fucking love this. Good for you, Valtteri!


Hakimigini

Russell slaps him in Imola, Bottas slaps him on the track


idontknowhowtocallme

Bottas prefers to beat his rivals on track


Sw3gl3rd

Traditions.


KGBwhoo

A true gentleman


Poison_Penis

Disappointing showing from Valtteri, lowest opening qualifier performance in the last few years. Massive congratulations to George, first time qualifying in P7 IIRC! /s


sadface-

Grats youre now a British motorsports journalist, name your salary


Poison_Penis

I expect an invitation to DTS in my inbox within the next 3 days @Netflix


irishshogun

Or Sky Sports team


BadControllerUser

Or The Race


killconsolepeasants

Gutted, absolutely gutted. Don't know what to say. - George Russell probably


Incontinento

UNACCEPTABLE!!


FarbrorStark

Haha yep, Gutted is like top five in his vocabulary.


FootmanFrenzy

I can see Russell improving as he gets more used to Mercs, and Merc car improving in general, but it would be hilarious if Bottas just hounds Hamilton all season


BoredCatalan

The boring HAM BOT RUS just a tad lower


Tiny_TimeMachine

If BOT battles it out with Mercedes this year in the midfield, that will be far more exciting to me than the fight for WDC.


BoredCatalan

He already outqualified Russell in a Merc while driving an Alfa Romeo Russell one second behind Hamilton


BadControllerUser

this domination will kill this sport ^(/s)


Xaahaal

They will kill the midfield tho :/ :D


SumpCrab

Formula1.5 is going to be furious.


ComteDuChagrin

They'll be ecstatic to welcome Mercedes :)


DunkingOnInfants

That dude's TV with HAM BOT VER burned into it is gonna be so confused.


Sarixk

I've seen more love for Bottas under this post than in 5 seasons lmao


gmwdim

Bottas was really a perfect teammate for Hamilton. Quick enough to beat the other drivers, but also willing to follow team orders and accept his place as number 2 without causing any controversy.


Krazdone

I think a lot of people assumed Bottas got royally carried by the Merc car. They forget hes a good driver in his own right


Old_Mistake5816

Same


Mick4Audi

It’s because he’s no longer with Mercedes


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Storiaron

Like Vettel. Everyone hated on him for 4 years, loses a wdc and everyone realises he's actually a pretty damn great person


massproducerofwords

Valterri continuing his Q3 streak in a fucking Alfa Romeo wtf


BabuShonaMuhMeLoNa

Scenes if he overtakes Hamilton at T1


IdiosyncraticBond

Blue flags man, blue flags. You're racing him Silence


PrefersCakeOverPie

You love to see it


mdlt97

Inject this into shit my fucking veins \#botgang \#NewMrSaturday


activator

New? He's the OG Mr Saturday if anything, every Q3 since 2016. That being said, I hate the phrase Mr Saturday


mayjaz43

The Real Mr Saturday showed up!


guguglo

Will the real mr saturday please stand up?


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Bottas has always been the Real Mr Saturday.


Rlothbrok

*to whom it may concern*


DerDezimator

They really took the sandbagging into qualifying /s (?)


jokkstermokkster

Love to see it tbh, Bottas redemption arc incoming


Olafmihe

First he has to deal with the flashbacks when starting behind Hamilton. ;)


dhatereki

And Will Buxton saying "If you drive faster in qualifying....you start at a better position for the race"


thesingularity004

Channeling that John Madden energy.


ponmbr

You know who was really good at qualifying? Brett Favre.


scumbagonamission

Boom! Tough actin Verstappen!


FourteenTwenty-Seven

Imagine if there's contact into turn one!


COMPLETEWASUK

More likely he helps defend Lewis' position out of instinct.


Snowchicken21

Plus Hulkenberg out qualifying Stroll. Day has been made.


f12016

I don´t think vettel will ever recover from Covid looking at the results from AM


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I really hope some other team takes Seb in for next year, highly unlikely but one can only hope


TailS1337

I doubt Vettel wants to give it another shot with any team that is unlikely to be able to at least somewhat compete


lph1235

And KMag P7? Holy shit I’m gonna cum


dr_pupsgesicht

And schumacher out "only" because of a mistake. Probably would've gotten Q3 on pace


a_harish81

What happened?


Blastbot

Lost it in Turns 6-7.


Stonewall5101

Seeing Schumacher in a good car is fascinating! There’s a crap ton of potential there.


hoxxxxx

HAAS BROKE NEW GROUND!!


marasydnyjade

Plus Albon on Latifi. I missed Q1 - did Stroll have an incident or was Hulkenberg legitimately faster?


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Hulk was just faster. Kinda sad for Stroll, gets out-qualified by a guy who has been out of F1 for over a year.


TeTeOtaku

and who only drove his Porsche on chill mode to not wake up his kid lmao


CyberianSun

Not even! Man has only been having fun in his sim!


Snowchicken21

Hulk seemed to have the pace but the coverage was pretty awful. Gonna have to watch onboards at some point.


xthecerto4

Netflix taking notes. Buxton: "you can steal somebodys cockpit. But you need to drive the car fast, nobodys gonna do that for you."


fatalchemist69

Bruh i can totally read this in his voice xD


xthecerto4

I will spend the whole season imagin him saying things like this that Sound epic but carry no Information at all


TimArthurScifiWriter

There's one truth in Formula 1 that you cannot get around, whether you're at the top or fighting to stay in for next year: it's the wheels that do the job.


Eproxeri

But Valtteri was supposed to be super overrated and just a waste of a driver spot. /s


ProtestKid

And only good because he's driving in the best car on the grid/s these people completely forget that on his day he could out qualify lewis.


kenidin

They would say anything to drop Lewis’s stock. Saying Bottas is bad meant Lewis was nothing special for beating him constantly.


SamKalVaa

I remember people bashing Bottas for choosing Alfa over Williams.... Not anymore lol


echsandwich

Valtteri you madman. Also the Ferrari PU is fuckin' legit this year. Context for r/all: Valtteri Bottas drove for Mercedes since 2017, until he was let go after the 2021 season, being replaced by George Russell. Hence the schadenfreude after watching VB outpace the guy who his old team essentially dumped him for.


krishal_743

102 consecutive q3 appearances mans the real Mr. Saturday


AskMeHowIMetYourMom

You love to see it. I’ve got an absolute hate boner for Russell this year and I hope Bottas stomps him every race.


Dan4096

I don't hate anyone but I like to see Valtteri beating Mercedes.


grossesfragezeichen

I never got the hate for Bottas. Like sure he’s no Hamilton but he deserved that seat for the absolute consistency he delivered (apart from when Merc used him as engine Guinea pig)


FourteenTwenty-Seven

Nobody really hated Bottas, they just hated the status quo. Now Bottas is helping destroy the status quo, and it's awesome!


gmwdim

Exactly. Bottas was never one to cause controversy so there was nothing you could hate him for, aside from being part of Mercedes domination.


lithiumfleur

Russell really came across as a boarding school rich boy twit so, same.


Rockingtits

Except it’s actually Llando who’s family is worth about $250Mill and George is from a relatively normal (although still middle class) background


Storiaron

The more I saw of each and every driver the more i started to like them, except Russell. It went reverse with him


Last_Fact_3044

Also keeps his streak of Q3 alive in an Alfa. Fucking madman lol.


leedler

God I love this sport so much sometimes We all joked about this for the memes but the madman actually did it. Love you Valtteri.


thirstynacho

So it was Bottas who was the pace behind the Merc all these years /s


towhomitmayconcern77

Bottas sauna water, secret ingredients of Merc warp speed!


theclovek

don't forget the porridge


LuthfiKun

Bottas in his natural habitat, behind Hamilton.


Hakimigini

Traditions


igcipd

Tbf it’s habit at this point.


Tilman_Feraltitty

Russell in his natural habitat - PR pieces after the race.


julianhache

Traditions


sugarklay

Making sure Merc misses its ex


BigMajesticalUnicorn

Not only outqualifying Russell, but 7 tenths faster also


Dan4096

Bottas taking Russell over his knee and spanking him.


mercedeskyron

Hamilton: I don't want Bottas to go Bottas: I won't


AwesomeMcFunbug

Based Bottas


HelloSlowly

Traditions.


Ericssons_fault

let's go Valtteri!


rcktjck

Hahahaha. Go Bottas !!


BonkerSonker

Ham - Bot, can't escape it.


RydeTheLightning

James Vowles be tryna find Valtteri's new number tomorrow.


ppipernet

Bottas continuing to be the best teammate that Lewis ever had


Acrobatic-March-9763

If Bottas passes Hamilton they better give us a shot of Toto's face


Vlad-The-Compiler

Inject this into my fucking veins


landofspices

What a feeling, what a fucking feeling 👌


Akira_Nishiki

To whom it may concern...


Bernie_Ecclestone

*smack on head*


qp0n

Bottas on the grid right next to Lewis is the best gift we could have been given.


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unwildimpala

Bottas did get recognised for his talents, he wasn't in at the best team in F1 for 4 years because he looks good in a sauna. He's rapid in qualifying and always has been. We still have to see how he gets on tomorrow but it would be great to see him beat a Merc in the race.


vihawks

Not just Bottas, but Alonso and KMag too. Not sure what happened to Mr. Saturday.


CmNag66

Thats Mr Saturday. You know who he is.


mstn-

Bottas forgot he isn't in a merc anymore


Working_Imagination8

Well he used to scoop up podiums in a Williams for fun so I think he recalled that he isn't in a Merc anymore lol.


kolsonk

TRADITIONS


Respectable_Answer

I was not expecting alfa to be any good, amazing.


AwkwrdPrtMskrt

George: Yay, I'm a Merc driver now! Valtteri: But can you keep up? (EDIT: this comment did not age well)


Yann1zs

Pure poetry.


DunkingOnInfants

Well, I guess we can officially say Mercedes wasn't grandstanding.


F1_FIRE

MAG and BOT just made my day!!!


MakkeDev

Bottas revenge tour 2022


VinhoVerde21

Bottas forgot he swapped teams, accidentally qualified behind Hamilton as usual.


peanut-britle-latte

The real Mr. Saturday


gamedrifter

I just have this feeling Bottas is gonna be real fun to watch this year.


ShrubbyFire1729

Ah yes, the HAM-BOT-RUS we all expected


CMReaperBob

Good for Bottas, he should walk by Mercedes’ garage and flick Russell’s helmet.


turbinespaghetti

Showing Russell who wears the pants in the paddock


zacharymc1991

I've seen DTS, Bottas doesn't wear pants.


Bjeurnkb

Absolute legend


derpydm

SUB FUCKING SCRIBE


00fez

Fucking legend.


ze_xaroca

Funny that some people tought George would sweep the floor with Lewis. It’s not just the car guys 😆


-maken

mR. SaTurDAy


Firefox72

Russell in the mud.


BadControllerUser

*rosberg explosion*


DuckmanDrake69

Love me some Bottas


Clone_Meat

Russell joined Mercedes at the wrong time. Bottas left at the perfect time. This will be an amazing year of racing.


JacKyTheRipper

Poor Russell … He was bored the fight against haas and alfa romeo. Switched to best team ended up fighting against haas and alfa again 😂😂😂😂


natadechocolate

Always rooting for Valtteri.