2019 Formula 1

Terry Oxandale

Skinny Man
Supporter
Canada was a normally boring race until 3/4 of the way through it. Even my wife thought it has some entertainment value.
 

Bill Kearley

Supporter
I think Vettel stepped over the line, just a bit. He knew what he was doing and took a chance and it backfired. I still like him, an asset to the sport.
F1 can be a bore at times. This was a bit of entertainment.
 

Dave Hood

Lifetime Supporter
Most races are very boring these days. The person who is leading at the first corner usually wins. Not a very competitive field. Vettel was okay until he pulled into the right hand racing lane blocking Hamilton's car. At least the incident created some entertainment. Something that is lacking in most F1 races.
 

Larry L.

Lifetime Supporter
Most races are very boring these days. The person who is leading at the first corner usually wins...
Agreed.
'Usually no ROOM to pass even if one had the h.p. to do so. A race course that's only 10 feet wide (exaggeration...in case someone failed to recognize it) turns any race into nothing more than a high speed parade.
'Dullsville...
JMPO. OMV.
 

Howard Jones

Supporter
The bureaucrats ruined the best race of the year. If the best two cars/drivers are not allowed to race then what's the point. I watch NASCAR because they race each other hard. I really don't like tracks, the points system, most of the drivers or the cars but I watch because passes are made for the lead. You know...………………..racing.

F1 might as well award points for qualifying and then go home. It's the only part of the weekend that is interesting nowadays.

But having said all that. Seth knowing the way things are done should have picked his spot to let Luis back by (first 20% of the longest straight) and then took the remaining 20 laps or so to pass him back.
 

Joel K

Supporter
I’ve been watching F1 for 30 years and still find the series very entertaining. IMO F1 has been more about the ebb and flow of the top teams and how the cars are improved to be more competitive over time and not one race to the next. Some races are fabulous while other can be boring but all in all between practice, qualifying, the technology, and the competition between the drivers on the sames teams it remains my favorite series.

I was at the Canadian Grand Prix and every practice session, qualifying, and the race were all interesting and entertaining.

I thought the stewards blew the call, it was just a racing incident and Hamilton’s car was not damaged so let the guys race, but was still exciting.
 

Terry Oxandale

Skinny Man
Supporter
I'm conflicted. Considering SV ran off the track forcing the driver behind him to brake in order to avoid a collision (and that the other driver would have passed him had SV not come back across the track on re-entry, and giving SV the benefit of the doubt on "where was I to go?", SV should have relinquished the lead, and taken it back later (if it was possible). The only reason Hamilton's car (and SV's) wasn't damage was because of Hamilton backed off when need not, and nothing to do with SV. SV made a mistake, and would have paid for it either in a collision, a pass, or a penalty.
 

Jeff Young

GT40s Supporter
Supposedly the stewards had data to suggest Vettel moved over to block once he got back on track. I don't know. Looked like a racing deal to me. I'm a Hamilton fan but that is a crazy way to win.
 

David Morton

Lifetime Supporter
Sorry guys, it just doesn't do it for me any more. Extremely yawn inducing. I'd rather go and get a 5 litre can of emulsion paint and take the top off the can and watch it evaporate.
 

Mike Pass

Supporter
I usually record it and use the fast forward button a lot. My view is that Vettel did not back off and blocked Hamilton when he came back on thereby gaining an advantage ( not losing place) by leaving the track. QED
Now..... THIS is racing
Elbows out!
Cheers
Mike
 
Tremendous race in Austria!
Verstappen has matured so much since I last wrote anything about him - magnificent drive.
Another stewards enquiry sadly, we’ll see how that goes I guess.

Tim.
 

Mike Pass

Supporter
The winner really was the winner. Quite correct in my view. Much better than the usual procession.
Cheers
Mike
 

Terry Oxandale

Skinny Man
Supporter
I agree that Verstappen has matured a bit, but only up to a point. Two years ago, he would have run the Ferrari off the road on the first attempt. At least today, he waited multiple times, giving the proper one car's width to remain on the track, before finally deciding that bumping the opponent off was easier. I firmly believe that pass could have been made within the rules, during the next DRS zone, but the impatience that Verstappen has been known for, showed well today.
 

Bill Kearley

Supporter
OK, it was a lejit pass or a little bit of I'M JUST DEFENDING THE TURF I JUST GAINED. Leclerc should have had a better defensive line entering the turn.
 
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