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DrSimonMetin

hearing Hamilton shouting that his back was hurting was not fun to hear. I really hope Merc get this porpoising sorted. It's a safety hazard at this point.


t0wdy

Russel jumped out of car like a goat though. I think Hamilton's getting out of car was more acting than actual pain because Mercedes can't resolve this problem and it is their last resort to change the rules a bit. Just like Horner saying they may not start in the last 4 races if the budget limit will not be raised. Both are serving us bullshit.


f1_spelt_as_bot

Russe**ll**


HeyItsMisterJay

Every race, LeClerc qualifying like a future F1 World Champion. Every race, Ferrari's Strategy & Powertrain issues throwing any chance of that away.


Razbijac03

It is also that Ferari are probably fast for a single lap but have problems driving the car for a longer stint, especially in a hot setting like baku


f1_spelt_as_bot

Fe**rr**ari


A_Guy_From_Ph

Wonder if the reliabilty issue are partly made worse by the salary cap


Bulky-Hunt241

Surly I can’t be the only to see how Red Bull held Perez in his pit stops longer …..


Affectionate-Use-854

Wouldn't it be easier just to lower his enginepower with couple of percents or put teamorders rather than use these kind of shenanigans


Jreal22

Yeah, they're totally torpedoing Checo's races, it's ridiculous.


Bulky-Hunt241

Oh it wouldn’t surprise me one bit.. I’m just waiting for the fireworks when Perez starts winning on a regular basis. Jos Verstappen already chimed in after monaco..


ImJustAConsultant

What did he say?


iljuan

Sky showed him having a pretty heated argument with Diess


Bulky-Hunt241

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.skysports.com/amp/f1/news/12433/12625148/max-verstappens-dad-jos-criticises-red-bull-for-throwing-away-points-favouring-sergio-perez-in-monaco-gp


Bulky-Hunt241

Felt they wasted points for Verstappen and gave Perez the better strategy.


NinjaTrek2891

From the first angles it looked the same as with Leclerc. But with Perez there was defo something happening on his left rear. And only if you believe in conspiracies you would believe Perez was hold up for Max.


xZepoL

Conspiracy you say. This was not the first time they botch his pit stop. Nor will it be the last time as we see this driver's title race throughout the remainder of the season


420gitgudorDIE

as a Ferrari fan and Manchester United fan, these are our troubled times in our lives. i cant believe it.


Puzzleheaded_Walk509

Bless your soul man


Any-Lab-9655

I’m all about Red Bull at the moment, mainly because Checo is just my favourite driver of all time. Though I grew up in a Ferrari family, we were all mad for Schumacher - and I have to say I can feel your pain! The car this year is so good, it ticks every box as a Ferrari… it’s the best looking car on the grid by a long shot and some how it is just so nice to watch in action. Also Lecrec and Sainz are just so so right for it. They’ll pull it all together I think, but whether it’ll be enough is another question.


gvntlr

Is Crofty pretending to be stupid? He makes so many errors, and not in an endearing way like Murray.


Mathewthegreat

What like when he announced Hamilton overtaking but it was clearly Russell? Edit: bot


f1_spelt_as_bot

Russe**ll**


Mathewthegreat

Good bot


VIVXPrefix

Care to explain?


Ptrulli

Poor LeClair can't catch a break...


6CPA9

Chuck LaClair RIP


olemarthinN

Now he has the same amount of DNFs as Verstappen, imagine how big the point deficit could have been...


Patient_Apartment_84

he’s catching all the BREAKS


Ptrulli

Most definitely


Apple-Enthusiast-190

Perez shoulda won


StockAL3Xj

Want doesn't mean should. He was slower and not able to conserve his tires nearly as well as Max. Max deserved this one.


pinkmanblues

Why? He was slower on the day


Real_Pea_8860

He didn’t


booger4me

Perez engine turned down confirmed.


111baf

Yep. That's why created 3s gap on Leclerc after the start.


_Lukey_P

He got the fastest lap


Far-Philosophy7829

Or he ran a setup more suited for qualifying. Conspiracy debunked


SignatureLabel

Where was nico today?


neddysmith23

They probably gave him the weekend off due to the recent media story of him not being vaxed.


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6CPA9

Science isn’t a religion or cult, stop treating it like it is


Round_Mastodon8660

Indeed it’s not… that’s the point…


smeg_

Uh, yes. That’s the point lol. It’s the opposite of religion which is why people should take it seriously


6CPA9

You missed the point, though I doubt you’re capable of even comprehending it.


Round_Mastodon8660

Thats indeed the point :-)


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StockAL3Xj

Props for committing to arrogance regardless of how he hurts people around him?


BigCob3Hundo

Hurting those around him? How exactly? Aren't they vaxxed? Try not to fall off your high horse. After what was disclosed in the Pfizer data (that they wanted to hide for decades btw), I'll pass on the vax. If you got it, great for you. I don't give a shit. But you don't get to force me to take it.


_Lukey_P

People thinking that unvaxxed people can harm vaxxed people is a special level of stupid.


Round_Mastodon8660

Anti vaxxers calling literally anyone else on the planet stupid is the pinnacle of irony.


thatsreallynotme

Covid complications, long Covid, death from Covid can happen to vaccinated too, it’s just less likely. Vaccinated are less likely to get Covid and therefore less likely to pass it on


Okeidokeiyo

I miss Ted Kravitz ngl


Swooters

It’s already getting pretty boring when they talk about porpoising half of the time every race. Hopefully all the teams can solve it soon so they can start commenting about something else.


lexxlr8

True I don’t like hearing it every race. But did you see Lewis getting out of the car. Man’s going to be bedridden tomorrow


FullMotoJacket

Barely even a mention about the Red Button® today.


whyy99

lol. lmao.


ocdewitt

Wtf happened to Checo’s pace?


SignatureLabel

He died at the end of the race no pace left whatsoever once passed by Max.


ocdewitt

Yeah 20 seconds. Insane. Was he at risk of DNF?


rogerbarton

I mean they literally told him not to fight with Max and he still got the fastest lap. What would you do after hearing that?


micknick00000

Checho has never had the pace of Max. He won Monaco because it's basically impossible to pass. Say what you want about being out qualified, but none of that really matters come race day. A 20s gap is a 20s gap. He may have pulled fastest lap, but that isn't his race pace. End of story.


rogerbarton

What would your reaction be when they tell you you can’t fight? It wasn’t worth him bothering other than to aim for fastest lap point. So we don’t really know what his true pace was.


thatsreallynotme

Not fight doesn’t mean slow down, so if Max isn’t catching Checo then Checo is fine


rrsiebring

I think Verstappen managed his tires better and was just the faster driver today. Curious about Canada already.


ThatGuy8

Perez was talking about tire deg with George in the cool down room, and Ferrari were calling it before they both blew up.


RoyalLake

I can already see the DTS episode that revolves around Lando and Danny from todays race


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When you don't overtake your teammate................................................you are behind your teammate - Will Buxton DTS 2022


SignatureLabel

What happened?


Eokokok

Danni wanted to pass Lando early on, claiming to have better pace. Did not show any signs of it, and nothing came out of this. At the last laps Lando was behind Danni, wanted to pass hard to catch Alonso and wanted to trade places. Nothing came out of it, so Norris tried to just force the things, probably being maybe a lap short to do so. Lando was not very happy with how it all played out apparently.


poorpoorpeetrie

No signs? Daniel was up his ass the whole time until they TOLD him to back off.


LordLamorak

I disagree with no signs of it, he was glued to Lando the entire time. Was basically shielding Lando from being overtaken by others at the time. Really showed favoritism against race pace. Lando was faster later, and would have made up spots that he lost. There were points left on the board based off that call.


Competitive-Suit-563

I’m not sure exactly how long Ricciardo was behind Lando before Gasly closed in but given their lack of straight line pace I don’t think letting him past would’ve helped much in terms of position. In terms of pace maybe but it would’ve been sacrificing one strategy for another. From a maximizing results perspective, they should’ve let lando by in the end but I doubt he could’ve gotten past Alonso.


souljure7

you must not have watched the race


LordLamorak

I agree, or their take is very biased


Duddus

Paul Di Resta is a c grade driver talking about what it takes to be a formula one champion. Anyone else hate this guy?


sstandbyee

SO MUCH


_Lukey_P

I know he's a Mercedes guy, but Christ i swear all his flash cards just have Lewis name on them. He talks about noone else, ever


Mapache_villa

I'm still bitter about him since he suggested McLaren signed Checo over him because of his financial backing.


pinkmanblues

Why so upset mate? Crofty never raced - how come you not complaining about him?


Duddus

Because Crofty doesn’t talk about f1 world championship driver qualities


Quick-Program-6915

Love how 59 f1 race entries makes you a “C tier” driver, when .1% of racing drivers even get to go behind the wheel of an f1 car in their entire career


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tuss11agee

By that logic we can never have announcer who wasn’t a champion making a comment on the championship? Wild take.


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KazranSardick

Maybe he's qualified to speak about what it takes to be a champion in F1 because he's seen them up close, knows some personally, and knows why he wasn't an F1 champion.


JobScherp

Ok. Some of the world's greatest football coaches were average players themselves. When you've been near world champions during all those weekends, talked to them countless times, you can definitely say something about the pressure and what they must feel in the moment. And it's this or no one talking about it on the broadcast, so you can choose.


njbrsr

Who would you suggest in his place?


Any-Satisfaction5243

He was a world champion


Duddus

So was Martin


Any-Satisfaction5243

Yes, I find di resta very annoying to listen to, but he is one of the relatively few people in the world who has an idea of life driving at the highest level


gnatzors

He's not the most eloquent, but he was a decent midfield driver, just like Brundle was in his time


yellowbin74

In fairness, Brundle was up against Senna and Schumacher and did pretty well. Probably would have done better if he hadn't smashed his legs up


neikawaaratake

158 starts vs 59, 9 podiums vs 0. Decent is a stretch.


Duddus

59 entries compared to Brundles 165 don’t compare him


AnnualDegree99

You're doing my man Martin a huge disservice, the man was damn good.


Prophetx14

Welp it was a good start to the year while it lasted, time to go back to middle of the pack /s


Real_Pea_8860

I hope Ferrari falls off. But they won’t, and they’ll be right there in the championship hunt at the end of the year. They have a better car, and Red Bull can only win on tracks that favor their car concept. The problem so far is Ferrari have blown Monaco and Spain, two tracks were they were a lock


scottboy34

Ferrari don’t have a better car over race distance


Real_Pea_8860

Pretty sure in Spain, Monaco, Bahrain, Australia, they had the best” race “ car. As I said, the tracks with the long straights is when Red Bull wins. Jeddah, Imola, Miami, and Baku. They’re literally split, it just seems Ferrari has more tyre degradation now when it was Red Bull at the start of the year that had it worse. Red Bull have clearly tuned up their car, lost some weight on it, and now can beat Ferrari pretty convincingly. But I’ll have you know, Ferrari is the faster car.


UnprovokedOpinions

Not that it’s a terrible thing (even coming from a Lewis/Merc fan) but I think Max will walk this years championship.


SubstanceDistinct269

Even early on this year when Leclerc/Ferrari was on top, Max/RB was giving me a feeling of that old Ham/Merc dominance - just more experienced, consistent and organized in every single way


UnprovokedOpinions

Agreed!


oneplussixisseven

If Horner isn't bluffing about the cost cap forcing them to skip a couple or more races this year.


Cranberry-analbeads

Kinda arm-chairing this comment but I’m like 75% sure that if you don’t show up to a race with 2 functioning cars you loose your license to race, so likely some extreme austerity measures would be put in place before that happened.


Business-Tie-8463

Max out their cost cap 100%. "Sorry guys, we can't spend money on fuel cause we will blow the budget"... Would make some interesting headlines


UnprovokedOpinions

I honestly can’t see that happening. Perhaps they just stop development of the car entirely about halfway through the season. Under no circumstances will a major team (or any) not start a race. It would be dreadful for the sport’s image.


oneplussixisseven

Which also seems plausible, since pretty much everyone now knows that Ferrari can't possibly compete for a championship even with a competitive car. If it isn't the engine giving-in, its their strategy.


Cranberry-analbeads

Prob would have worked you for Charles if Sainz didn’t go straight to dry. I do not plan on giving any evidence for this claim.


stoopid2k_idiot

Bagged some nice 🤑🤑🤑 on a red bull driver winning


Mandox88

So do we get all the panic posts about ferrari reliability now lol.


F1ibster

It's just the Ferrari mid season collapse starting a bit earlier than normal.


Mandox88

🤣


Gommy1996

Is Ted back next week?


forthegoats

Yes they said he'll be in Canada


Gommy1996

Notebook dosage needed


Y_Par

Only if duct tape could have saved Ferrari too


99Sermon

Verstappen has now won more races from Leclerc poles than Leclerc has won from Leclerc poles


Sea-Entertainment215

This made me guffaw.


SpectacularNelson

Crofty approves


simfoe

Lmao what a stat


kisselevjr

Airmax


NotFromMilkyWay

Ein Elefant hat einen Rüssel.


amurmann

> "A elephant has a trunk" And? Is that a Russell joke or some kind of metaphor? / Und? Just das ein Witz über Russells Namen oder eine Metapher?


iljuan

Gute Frage


cryptoricky85

Herbert is a rite sherbet


FullMotoJacket

Him and Hill are quite the pair of ~~book~~ bell ends.


mcveighster14

Omg I felt so sad for Russell on the podium standing awkwardly by the side while the red bull Champagne love in was happening 😅


DarkRCT

Without the fourth wheel, none of them can drive *ba dum tss*


pinkmanblues

He chose to join the evil empire


Guac_in_my_rarri

I wouldn't feel bad. Russell has created this situation with his calls of grid wide solutions like allowing active suspension, changing minimum ride heights, banning ground effect, etc. I figure there isn't as much animosity with Mercedes/George and other teams than with redbull. Russell has seem to accept the status quo at Merc which is his choosing.


NotFromMilkyWay

He's going to enjoy that position for the next six years or so.


Barnezhilton

He's really taking Bottas' place in a great way.


emeraldblues

Not sure if f1 should be highlighting past crashes in an ad for their next gp lol


Mysterious_Turnip310

Oh good, my current least favourite Sky presenting duo. Only way it could be worse is Di Resta in there instead of Herbert.


rickyandika97

Im new to F1, why the hate on them? I actually like Simon Lazenby have no idea who is herbert tho😂


Mysterious_Turnip310

I like Simon too, but it wasn't him on the screen when I said that! It was Natalie & Damon Hill who have doing my head in all season (Damon's always been an ass but I don't know what's happened to Natalie this year, I used to really like her but this season she's been talking over everyone, contradicting people like Naomi, Anthony D, Nico & Karun when they have been making good technical points and generally acting like she's only every watched F1 via DTS). I actually like all the other Sky commentators except Paul Di Resta.


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A_J_95

I mean you have a Lando Norris tag, so I guess anything is possible 🤷‍♂️


mrreiner

meaning?


A_J_95

he sucks


Mysterious_Turnip310

Not seen anyone who does!


RealGTalkin

WTF. Ollie Pope scored the ton?


AdonisPanda27

Nice we talking cricket let’s go


nothin_nonthing

Yeah, can't say I wasn't a little bit surprised to see that. I guess when Mitchell and Blundell (pretty much) can go back to back it isn't too surprising.


AceMKV

Doubters in shambles


RealGTalkin

He is a 21st century Mark Ramprakash. Would need more than one ton on a road to chage my mind.


Heparanase

EZ WIN BOYS LFG MAX


Neither_Ad2003

GG no re


Mysterious_Turnip310

How far gone do you have to be to think Lewis is faking it? Some of you really need to check yourselves. Toto on the other hand can fuck right off.