I could be wrong, but I think there is actually a F1 race this weekend. Can anyone confirm that? :-)
This thread is dying a fast death….last try some F1 CPR.
OK, Quali spoilers galore, but the lovely new forum software seems to have taken spoiler tags away too.
A failed brake disc on Hamilton's car ends his day in Q1. The Hammy conspiracy theorists are up in arms, as it appears that Nico and Lewis run different brakes. Get over it dudes. Parts fail. End of story. That said, I expect to see him in P2 at the end of the day tomorrow. Should be an entertaining run.
As for Quali times, I still think Merc is sand-bagging, although Bottas did uncork a pretty solid lap. But one lap pace does not win F1 races. Of course, if the Merc's have reliability issues, I would love to see Bottas on the top step.
What else…ah yes, Ricciardo again smokes Vettel. And on his home turf. Boy, that really sucks, said absolutely no one save for Vettel's mother and a particular purveyor of energy drinks. It really drives home the point that his 4 WC's were mostly all about the car.
As for the red cars, at what point does Ferrari decide that this Kimi thing is just not paying off. He looked good through practice, but then failed to turn that in to a decent quali run. The Prancing Horse does show loyalty to their drivers, but even when there were calls for Massa's head, he would always manage to deliver a result. Kimi has shown that he just can't get on with the F14T. He is not in Ferrari's future plans, and the season is lost. What better time to promote a young driver for a half-season of seasoning in the pressure cooker that is The Scuderia?
Lastly, a decent run from Magnusson. As for Button…..sorry, but you are now past your "sell by" date. The strange feeling in your posterior is Ron Dennis's Ferragamo up your ass as he sends you out the door at the end of the season.