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      03-31-2019, 03:36 AM   #1
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F1 2019: GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX Round 2

Fri 29 March Ė Sun 31 March 2019 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

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Fri 29 March Ė Sun 31 March 2019

Practice 1 Fri 14:00 (Local)| Fri 7:00 AM EST | Fri 4:00 AM PST ESPNU

Practice 2 Fri 18:00 (Local)| Fri 11:00 AM EST | Fri 8:00 AM PST ESPNU

Practice 3 Sat 15:00 (Local)| Sat 8:00 AM EST | Sat 5:00 AM PST ESPN2

Qualifying Sat 18:00 (Local)| Sat 11:00 AM EST | Sat 8:00 AM PST ESPN2

Race Sun 18:00 (Local)| Sun 11:00 AM EST | Sun 8:00 AM PST ESPN2
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Only 30 minutes to go....can't wait.

My podium selection:

P1: Leclerc
P2: Hamilton
P3: Vettel
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Well, the fastest car didn't win the race, but the more reliable one did. Vettel made another unforced error, spinning as Hamilton passed him. Vettel's tendency to push too hard under pressure seems to be continuing in 2019. Leclerc was running a great race, even after getting shuffled at the start. Hate to see him lose his engine and fall back so close to the end of the race. He was lucky to have his podium finish saved by the safety car.

McLaren is running very well! Good to see them back in form and legitimately fighting. I wonder how Fernando would have enjoyed racing for them this year? Both of Renault's cars blowing up on the same lap at the same turn, smh. Hulkenberg was pulling magic out of his....car....able to go from the back of the pack to the front. Haas turned in yet another dismal performance after showing great pace. They are lucky Renault blew up and didn't lose many points to the other midfield teams today.

My prediction: Gasly won't last the season at Red Bull.
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Ugly day for haas.
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Ugly day for haas.
Uglier day for Renault.

Am very elated for Mclaren despite Sainz's DNF.

Was never a fan of the red cars but Leclerc is changing that.
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Great to see Kimi scrapping with faster cars; as stated in this thread - Vettel's continued debacle of unforced errors is not good; perhaps his 4 WDC's were due to a mega-superior race car at that time of F1
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Uglier day for Renault.

Am very elated for Mclaren despite Sainz's DNF.

Was never a fan of the red cars but Leclerc is changing that.
Mclaren. Coming out of nowhere and competing. Didnít expect that. Maybe end up in battle for fourth.
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Was never a fan of the red cars but Leclerc is changing that.
Ditto. I didn't know much about him until I watched the Amazon F1 series -- it's tough not to root for him. I've never been so interested in hoping a race finished under the SC.

Ultimately, I want to see close racing, multiple winners and more than two people competing for the (drivers) championship.
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The pressure just keeps increasing at Ferrari. In 2017 they sign Vettel to a huge 3 year contract. Vettel's performance becomes more and more suspect however and the cars never seem to be able to be consistently superior to Mercedes. Without that contract you wonder if they would have brought in LeClere, let Vettel go and kept Kimi? Way cheaper and possibly a better end result.
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I can't believe it, Merc actually went 1-2. Another astonishing, unbelievable result in an F1 race! Nobody saw that one coming!
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Mclaren. Coming out of nowhere and competing. Didnít expect that. Maybe end up in battle for fourth.
Maybe even 3rd going by how sainz was attacking the red bull.
Who knows
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Maybe even 3rd going by how sainz was attacking the red bull.
Who knows
You know you're moving up the grid when you have Verstappen dive bombing on you. GG Big Mac!

That's good storyline tho. GP2 Engine vs. "Best" chassis on the grid. lol
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Well, the fastest car didn't win the race, but the more reliable one did. Vettel made another unforced error, spinning as Hamilton passed him. Vettel's tendency to push too hard under pressure seems to be continuing in 2019. Leclerc was running a great race, even after getting shuffled at the start. Hate to see him lose his engine and fall back so close to the end of the race. He was lucky to have his podium finish saved by the safety car.

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My prediction: Gasly won't last the season at Red Bull.
Gasly is the biggest disappointment of the season so far, and I rated him very highly at TR.

Leclerc and Norris though, are both future world champions.

It was a very good race, one of the best in the last few years. Looking forward to China.
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Gasly is the biggest disappointment of the season so far, and I rated him very highly at TR.

Leclerc and Norris though, are both future world champions.

It was a very good race, one of the best in the last few years. Looking forward to China.
True. I know most people outside of the Netherlands can't stand Max but maybe it has something to do with Max being way better than Gasly?

The future looks bright indeed with Leclerc, Lando and Max!

And again we see evidence that Vettel is the most overrated guy in the sport. His 4 titles against Alonso just 2 is insane.
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True. I know most people outside of the Netherlands can't stand Max but maybe it has something to do with Max being way better than Gasly?

The future looks bright indeed with Leclerc, Lando and Max!

And again we see evidence that Vettel is the most overrated guy in the sport. His 4 titles against Alonso just 2 is insane.
It's unbelievable. As I have said it before, Mr. Vettel and his championships are the most suspect in history. Two of them are deserved, the other 2 are simply Newey Championships. He was run out of Redbull by Mr. Ricciardo and is about to be run out of the Scuderia by Mr. LeClerc. He is being unmasked one event after another from internal pressure, LEC, and external pressure, HAM.

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It's unbelievable. As I have said it before, Mr. Vettel and his championships are the most suspect in history. Two of them are deserved, the other 2 are simply Newey Championships. He was run out of Redbull by Mr. Ricciardo and is about to be run out of the Scuderia by Mr. LeClerc. He is being unmasked one event after another from internal pressure, LEC, and external pressure, HAM.

It's almost over.
The more you say, the more foolish it gets. By your logic, all 5 of HAMs championships are courtesy of the constructors.

Where were you 2 weeks ago, when VET outqualified and beat LEC? I was waiting for you to congratulate Vettel. After all, that's only fair, right?

You also seem to forget that, for the past 2 years, Vettel has not only trounced his teammate, but the 2nd car on the championship team. That must be because he's all washed-up.
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The more you say, the more foolish it gets. By your logic, all 5 of HAMs championships are courtesy of the constructors.

Where were you 2 weeks ago, when VET outqualified and beat LEC? I was waiting for you to congratulate Vettel. After all, that's only fair, right?

You also seem to forget that, for the past 2 years, Vettel has not only trounced his teammate, but the 2nd car on the championship team. That must be because he's all washed-up.
He is. Just wait and see.

VET only beat LEC because LEC was told to hold position. Did you even watch the race?

So he trounced a 37 and 38 year old RAI who is as unmotivated driver as I've seen in the 40+ years I've been a student of F1.

And comparing HAM to VET is just plain ridiculous. You see what happens when they are in equal platforms.

LeClerc will trounce Vettel just as Ricciardo trounced him and ran him off from RedBull. Care to place a bet on this?
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And comparing HAM to VET is just plain ridiculous. You see what happens when they are in equal platforms.
I wasn't comparing the two, but I agree it's ridiculous to do so. HAM has been fortunate to drive for the #1 team pretty much throughout his career, something that neither VET, or Alonso, or even Schumacher could claim.

And anybody can claim anything about radio transmissions that the public isn't privy to.

But I look forward to the competition between VET and LEC. Assuming one of them doesn't have a crippled car twice as often as the other, it should be good for both drivers as well as Ferrari.
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LeClerc will trounce Vettel just as Ricciardo trounced him and ran him off from RedBull. Care to place a bet on this?
Why would I bet on this? I'm a Ferrari fan, so as long as one of them beats Merc, I'm happy. And how do I know how the season will unfold? If it turns out that LEC is a faster, more skilled driver, then good for him!
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I wasn't comparing the two, but I agree it's ridiculous to do so. HAM has been fortunate to drive for the #1 team pretty much throughout his career, something that neither VET, or Alonso, or even Schumacher could claim.

And anybody can claim anything about radio transmissions that the public isn't privy to.

But I look forward to the competition between VET and LEC. Assuming one of them doesn't have a crippled car twice as often as the other, it should be good for both drivers as well as Ferrari.
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Why would I bet on this? I'm a Ferrari fan, so as long as one of them beats Merc, I'm happy. And how do I know how the season will unfold? If it turns out that LEC is a faster, more skilled driver, then good for him!
It seems I may not be so foolish after all.

The radio transcript is what was said during the race broadcast. Why are you going against actual evidence?

McLaren wasn't a top team by performance in 2009, 2010, or 2011. Being well funded isn't the same as being a top team. Just remember one statistic: Lewis Hamilton is the only driver to have won a race in every season he's raced. Even the seasons he's had crap cars: 2009, 2010, 2011 (McLaren) or 2012 (Mercedes). No matter what, he can drag a car to a win.

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