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ironmanDX said:
I wonder if this will be the final nail in Albons coffin.

Might not happen this year but next?

Ya, I don't believe that he'll get replaced this season, because it's a crazy year for the whole paddock already, but I'm gonna be shocked if he's in that RB next year.



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Angelus said:
Bottas got embarrassed HARD today, jesus. Lewis ends up half a minute behind last, catches up, overtakes people left and right to get back to 7th in like under 20 laps....meanwhile, Bottas fucks up the start, and ends up stuck pretty much in place around 5-7th all race. Pathetic.

Happy for Gasly. What a year he's having after getting kicked out of RB last season. Good for him.

Great race.

I must say, Lewis shows what a great driver can do in that car. 

Bottas... He's clearly just there to supplement Hamilton's points. Grosjean could almost do as well it seems at the moment. No wonder Lewis is keen to keep his him there. 

I'm sick of Lewis winning and glad to see him missing from the podium if I'm to be honest though. 

Also, Schumacher won the feature f2 race and is now 4(?) points behind in the championship.... Looking likely to be taking Raikkonens seat next year pending retirement. 

What a weekend. 



Bottas and this Albon person definitely have way better seats then they deserve (edit: sorry if this sounds too harsh :p), but I guess Bottas is the perfect teammate for Hamilton since he barely poses any challenge, I can see why they'd keep him

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Angelus said:
Bottas got embarrassed HARD today, jesus. Lewis ends up half a minute behind last, catches up, overtakes people left and right to get back to 7th in like under 20 laps....meanwhile, Bottas fucks up the start, and ends up stuck pretty much in place around 5-7th all race. Pathetic.

Yeah, Bottas really isn't good enough for Mercedes. Too bad they keep renewing his contract, it'd be nice to see somebody else in that car giving Lewis a fight on equal footing. Would love to see Max at Mercedes, see how he fares against Lewis when they have the same car.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Angelus said:
Bottas got embarrassed HARD today, jesus. Lewis ends up half a minute behind last, catches up, overtakes people left and right to get back to 7th in like under 20 laps....meanwhile, Bottas fucks up the start, and ends up stuck pretty much in place around 5-7th all race. Pathetic.

Yeah, Bottas really isn't good enough for Mercedes. Too bad they keep renewing his contract, it'd be nice to see somebody else in that car giving Lewis a fight on equal footing. Would love to see Max at Mercedes, see how he fares against Lewis when they have the same car.

He'd beat Lewis now I think... 

Lewis in his prime though? 

That would be great to see. 



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Ka-pi96 said:
Angelus said:
Bottas got embarrassed HARD today, jesus. Lewis ends up half a minute behind last, catches up, overtakes people left and right to get back to 7th in like under 20 laps....meanwhile, Bottas fucks up the start, and ends up stuck pretty much in place around 5-7th all race. Pathetic.

Yeah, Bottas really isn't good enough for Mercedes. Too bad they keep renewing his contract, it'd be nice to see somebody else in that car giving Lewis a fight on equal footing. Would love to see Max at Mercedes, see how he fares against Lewis when they have the same car.

I understand why they do it, because the atmosphere in the team when it was Lewis and Nico obviously devolved into being quite toxic, but it really is frustrating - even as a Lewis fan - to see Bottas squander his opportunities weekend after weekend. I didn't care so much in the two years that Merc were having close fights with Ferrari for most of the season, but now that they've fallen back as they have, the lack of competition at the front is really frustrating.



ironmanDX said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Yeah, Bottas really isn't good enough for Mercedes. Too bad they keep renewing his contract, it'd be nice to see somebody else in that car giving Lewis a fight on equal footing. Would love to see Max at Mercedes, see how he fares against Lewis when they have the same car.

He'd beat Lewis now I think... 

Lewis in his prime though? 

That would be great to see. 

I'd put him as favourite too, but I expect Lewis would be winning races as well so it'd be an interesting battle over the course of a season.



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Angelus said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Yeah, Bottas really isn't good enough for Mercedes. Too bad they keep renewing his contract, it'd be nice to see somebody else in that car giving Lewis a fight on equal footing. Would love to see Max at Mercedes, see how he fares against Lewis when they have the same car.

I understand why they do it, because the atmosphere in the team when it was Lewis and Nico obviously devolved into being quite toxic, but it really is frustrating - even as a Lewis fan - to see Bottas squander his opportunities weekend after weekend. I didn't care so much in the two years that Merc were having close fights with Ferrari for most of the season, but now that they've fallen back as they have, the lack of competition at the front is really frustrating.

Yeah, the clear #1 and #2 driver has been far too common in F1. Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari have all done it. And from a team perspective it does work, so it makes sense in that regard. But it ain't half boring! It's not as bad when there are other teams that are able to compete, but we don't even have that at the moment.



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ironmanDX said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Yeah, Bottas really isn't good enough for Mercedes. Too bad they keep renewing his contract, it'd be nice to see somebody else in that car giving Lewis a fight on equal footing. Would love to see Max at Mercedes, see how he fares against Lewis when they have the same car.

He'd beat Lewis now I think... 

Lewis in his prime though? 

That would be great to see. 

It would be an interesting fight. Max is very quick, but he also hasn't really been particularly tested himself since Ricciardo left, and Ricciardo frequently had terrible luck while he was at RB.

I reckon Max would have an edge in qualifying, because while Lewis still pulls the odd magic lap out of the bag here and there, I don't think he's got quite the same consistent one lap pace he used to when he was younger. In races though, I'm pretty sure Lewis would still win out more often than not. He's just so savvy these days, and his racecraft has always been absolute top notch. Max has never had the pressure of being in an actual title fight for a whole year.



Ka-pi96 said:

Well shit, who expected that result? Congrats to Gasly, and it's great to see somebody else win a race for a change. It's been what, 7 years or something, since somebody other than Mercedes/Ferrari/Red Bull won a race?

Fun fact: 2012 was their last victory with Jensen Button in Brazil