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2019 FORMULA 1 SEASON

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
I agree. I have been a McLaren and Williams fan since I started watching F1. Would love to see them bring the fight to Mercedes- Ferrari meh. I'm not a huge Lewis fan but don't hate him like others do- I have an autographed hat I got from him at Indy in '08, but I am impressed by his consistency high level of performance for years now. And am actually looking forward to seeing if he can break Schumacher's record, but with a fight!
I, too, want him to break it. However, if Merc keeps this pace into 2020, there probably won't be much of a fight. Even if Hamilton has 80% of this season in 2020, he should easily be the F1 driver with the most wins by this time next year.
I really disliked him for a while, but I realized most of that was just petty frustration that my favorite drivers weren't winning. There were millions of F1 fans just like that in 2000-2004, and look at how everyone regards Schumacher now. Like him or not, Hamilton's the real deal and he has been since his McLaren days. He's got the juice.
 

CarlosCanizares

Go Kart Champion
If 2021 will bring racing like the closing laps of Brazil, I’m all for it! - thanks for the Safety car, Valteri! LOL.

Really too bad for Albon - he impresses me a lot! Lewis says it’s his mistake. But Alex did leave a gap and Lewis did go for it (in true Senna fashion) but Alex closed it too quickly(?) - Update: Lewis did get the 5sec penalty.

Any thoughts on it?
 
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1ashchuckton

Ready to race!
Location
Ohio
Nice race once Bottas parked & the safety car came out the fun started. Albon left the door wide open & Lewis did what racers do. Darn shame Albon paid the price. I'm guessing he learned a very hard lesson today. Lewis deserved the penalty, but he should have received it before the podium. Sainz should have been up there.

Oh man how about those red cars. Simply amazing that they tripped over each other. Way to go Vettel.
 

CarlosCanizares

Go Kart Champion
Nice race once Bottas parked & the safety car came out the fun started. Albon left the door wide open & Lewis did what racers do.
How fitting for this to happen in the country where Senna is from on the 25th of his passing. Obrigado, Aryton!

Oh man how about those red cars. Simply amazing that they tripped over each other. Way to go Vettel.
Sebastian/Charles = another Lewis/Nico. I've got a design background - I will keep taking samples of Binotto's hair and get it's Pantone values see how grey it gets throughout 2020 HAHAHAHA.
 

BlueHen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Delmarva
Lewis shouldn't have been penalized, but who cares? Sixth big trophy is already in the bag. Lewis sealed his own penalty by saying it was his fault in the immediate interview. Even he didn't care.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Man, such excellent racing! Verstappen and Hamilton had a true battle, multiple times throughout the race. Man, the restart after the first safety car... Max just immediately shut the door on Lewis with that overtake.
This is why we watch Formula 1, guys. Beautiful moments like these.

Shame about the Ferrari boys. That's another Hamilton/Rosberg or Vettel/Webber situation. I honestly can't really fault Vettel - it seemed like he thought he was past Leclerc. Thosecars are extremely difficult to see out of. Shame that it happened just after Leclerc's great overtake on Vettel.
 

95gto

Ready to race!
Location
STL
Man I feel like we are back to the beginning of the season, Max's is killing it and Ferrari is tripping over itself. I think the penalty to Lewis was deserved and I would even go so far as to say his apology was genuine. If he didn't care about the race he wouldn't have been pushing like he did or get frustrated with the tire choice at his first pit stop. Lewis may have the championship in the bag but he isn't on cruise control.

I think it sucks that Sainz's first F1 podium was one where he didn't actually get to go on the podium. But man did Albon, Gasly, and Sainz run a solid race. I doubt Albon makes the mistake of leaving the door open like that again.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Man, what a boneheaded call by Mercedes to bring Hamilton in for new tires so late in the game. His tires were fine and that was a safe P2; no way he could've passed Max at that point. But they brought him in, put him back out in traffic, and in his desperation ended up P4. Really bad pit call, imo. And I agree, Lewis is in it for the sport. So even if he's already got his 6th, a race is a race and he is pushing because that's still a potential win and that's important.
 

CarlosCanizares

Go Kart Champion
I'm genuinely curious how Fezza will move forward with this. They've always been a #1/#2 driver team, so this is new ground for them - partly the reason why I don't see Lewis finishing his career with them.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
I was in a non-sports mood yesterday, coupled with accidentally spoiling the winner for myself, I decided not to watch it and just check out the highlights. It was a pretty low-stakes race, I guess that's why I didn't feel like bothering.
Some 2019 Season Comments:
Really happy that Lando's rookie season went so well for him. He's such a lovable guy - he's got a fun social media presence.
Really sad that I had to watch Ricciardo struggle so much at Renault this season - he's one of my favorite drivers. Same as Lando, just such a lovable dude.
Leclerc's first season at Ferrari I dare say couldn't have been better. Three wins and seven poles - that's superb. Really looking forward to his progress.
I hope that RBR continues their stellar development with Honda; Max got to fight a lot this season and I love that.
I hope that McLaren keeps their nose down and gets their chassis back to top-grade again; they had a great year with Carlos and Lando.
Williams...
Toro Rosso had some good performance this year as well, especially in Brazil (goodness, what an overall awesome race).
If Mercedes keeps their level of performance, Hamilton is going to be breaking some big records next year... and potentially matching the biggest record of them all.
 
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