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Old 03-14-2019, 11:38 AM   #41
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You won’t miss a ton if you skip practice. We only get FP2 anyways on tsn.

You may see cars do some long runs and race simulations to give us a general idea of the pace but top teams are notorious for sandbagging, not wanting to reveal their true speed.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:00 PM   #42
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If you're new to F1/racing I'd still try and catch FP2. Cecil is right in that teams arent pushing the pace, more of a shakedown / test new aero packages / data gathering.
I find the TV guys tend to talk a lot more about the tech / new packages / drivers / teams etc. vs qualifying + race day. At least I feel they do...lol. I tend to think of it as the 30min pregame BS session before a Flames game.

I usually tape whatever TSN carries for each race and then watch it all and ffwd the stuff I know about.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:50 PM   #43
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@jayswin, what makes you think Stroll is going to take a step forward this year?? I assume its not racing that POS Williams. Just curious what you see in him?? I just dont see anything that makes me think he can take the next step to be competitive in the mid field.
Probably a bit of bias in wanting a Canadian to do well. But yeah mostly just getting away from that trash heap of a team.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:51 PM   #44
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Should we do predictions in this thread for each race? Maybe top 3, top 5?
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:46 PM   #45
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Should we do predictions in this thread for each race? Maybe top 3, top 5?
Love it...but maybe top 10/12? Top 6 are usually pretty set...but I'm just excited for the Renault/Haas/McLaren/AR/RP battles.

I'll take a crack, pre-FP1 :-). Top 12 Finishing order, with Verstappen + Magnussen being the obvious choices to crash out:

Vettel / Hamilton / Bottas / Leclerc / Verstappen / Ricciardo / Gasly / Hulkenberg / Raikkonen / Magnussen / Sainz / Giovinazzi

And heads up that FP2 is on TSN2 @ 1045pm tonight
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Should we do predictions in this thread for each race? Maybe top 3, top 5?
  1. Leclerc
  2. Vettel
  3. Verstappen
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:14 PM   #47
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I'll add more later, as I'm more of a beginner than most.

1. Verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Ricciardo (wishful thinking of a screw you podium finish in his home country)
4. Vettel
5. Leclerc
6. Gasly


12. Stroll (not likely but hoping!)
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:12 PM   #48
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For full disclosure I’ve already seen the FP1 results, not that they mean much.

1 Vettel
2 Hamilton
3 Leclerc
4 Verstappen
5 Raikkonen

Bottas has a bad time and gets knocked out in turn 1. Stroll beats Perez. Alfa Romeo surprises and both cars score points. Renault struggles.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:27 PM   #49
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Is anyone else surprised that DiResta never got another drive?
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:56 PM   #50
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Ugh. Why are the TV antennas back on the cars?!
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:24 AM   #51
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At present the gap between 3-16 is 1s. That’s not bad.

Merc pace has to be deceiving, right?
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:25 AM   #52
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Is Williams really that bad? Was looking forward to seeing how Kubica does in his return to F1.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:52 AM   #53
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I'd read that Merc was going with a new/update aero package as a result of the Barcelona testing, but my god, yeah that 0.8s gap to P2 is huge.

I havent watched FP2 yet...but really looking good for Alfa if those paces are close to "real". I'd have to image that Ferrari pulls even with Merc today and gaps Red Bull a little bit. But looking at Toro Rosso maybe Honda really has found a better engine since they look strong as well (0.1s back of Haas).

And lol @ Williams...I used to love them, but they're bordering on being a caricature. 3.9s back in top lap performance. I was looking forward to Kubica as well...
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Did people want to keep track of our predictions? Could track it over the season with points something like...pick the top 10 by Friday. Correct position answers get the same pts as the drivers (25 - 1st, 18 - 2nd etc)? Do our own constructors championship, lol.
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Hamilton
Vettel
Bottas
Ricciardo
Leclerc
Gasly
Hulkenberg
Raikkonen
Magnussen
Grosjean


My bold prediction is that Verstappen crashes.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:58 AM   #56
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I fully believe Ferrari was sandbagging, same with Red Bull.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:44 AM   #57
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Hella bored at work so a real quick attempt at tracking...this is based on the predictions so far and using P2 results...

I suck...lol.


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Old 03-15-2019, 12:39 PM   #58
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:44 PM   #59
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For full disclosure Iíve already seen the FP1 results, not that they mean much.

1 Vettel
2 Hamilton
3 Leclerc
4 Verstappen
5 Raikkonen

Bottas has a bad time and gets knocked out in turn 1. Stroll beats Perez. Alfa Romeo surprises and both cars score points. Renault struggles.
Ok I may as well do a top 10 then. But Iím going back on my some of my other predictions.

6 Ric
7 Hulk
8 Gasly
9 Bottas
10 Mag
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Cool...I'll update the tracker in the original post with new entries and if GWE + Jays add more predictions (KelV? etc). Maybe do a cutoff for future races of Saturday noon Calgary time. Most races happen over early Sunday morning.

Now I've got to remember to keep on top of this, lol.
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