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      09-07-2020, 04:46 PM   #221
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Gambler correctly bets the Italian GP's podium...Gasly - Sainz - Stroll. Wins almost 34,000 euros (on a 20 cent wager).

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Gambler correctly bets the Italian GP's podium...Gasly - Sainz - Stroll. Wins almost 34,000 euros (on a 20 cent wager).

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/67718...-up-prize.html
Some guys have all the luck.
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Yeah . BOT s@cks anyway . He has no racecraft in his blood and is scared like a grandma for overtaking .
MAX on the other hand , he's born on the track and has octane in his blood .
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It would be a good challenge for HAM who has already stated more than once that Max would be a serious challenger and it's what he WANTS desperately ...so..what is HAM waiting for?? He should be giving Wolff an ear ache.
Guys, Max has had 2x to sign with Mercedes and Jos wouldn't let it happen. The most recent was when BOT was not in contract just before VER signed his L/T contract with RBR. Racing HAM is not something Max wants to do while HAM is in his prime. Lewis has destroyed more top talent in identical cars than any driver due to his relentless pace and one-lap speed. He just keeps coming.

I'm not downgrading Max but his first real championship level drive was this years' win. His other wins have been flashy and fast but that doesn't make a championship level win. A championship level win is calm, relentless, measured while displaying bursts-of-speed-at-will and restraint when necessary. Max was perfect in his win this year...perfect. As of that win, Max is now a championship level driver. The ones on the grid now, IMHO are: HAM, MAX, RIC, LEC and RAI. No other drivers on the 2020 grid are there.
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Yeah . BOT s@cks anyway . He has no racecraft in his blood and is scared like a grandma for overtaking .
MAX on the other hand , he's born on the track and has octane in his blood .
His lack of racecraft was masked by the speed of the Mercedes. He was complaining on the radio saying that he can't race without engine modes and the ban is a joke.
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Guys, Max has had 2x to sign with Mercedes and Jos wouldn't let it happen. The most recent was when BOT was not in contract just before VER signed his L/T contract with RBR. Racing HAM is not something Max wants to do while HAM is in his prime. Lewis has destroyed more top talent in identical cars than any driver due to his relentless pace and one-lap speed. He just keeps coming.

I'm not downgrading Max but his first real championship level drive was this years' win. His other wins have been flashy and fast but that doesn't make a championship level win. A championship level win is calm, relentless, measured while displaying bursts-of-speed-at-will and restraint when necessary. Max was perfect in his win this year...perfect. As of that win, Max is now a championship level driver. The ones on the grid now, IMHO are: HAM, MAX, RIC, LEC and RAI. No other drivers on the 2020 grid are there.
First time hearing this. Do you have a source?
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First time hearing this. Do you have a source?
The second time is inferred. Why sign with Red Bull when there is a Mercedes seat open when BOT hadn't yet signed. Lewis will take on any driver at any time. If they pressed and wrote a performance-based contract, I'm certain Mercedes may have taken a chance on VER.

The former is when Max first got into working towards an F1 seat. Jos said that Max was ready for F1 rather than GP2, as Mercedes offered and racing against Lewis wouldn't be the right move for Max that early in his career.

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Guys, Max has had 2x to sign with Mercedes and Jos wouldn't let it happen. The most recent was when BOT was not in contract just before VER signed his L/T contract with RBR. Racing HAM is not something Max wants to do while HAM is in his prime. Lewis has destroyed more top talent in identical cars than any driver due to his relentless pace and one-lap speed. He just keeps coming.

I'm not downgrading Max but his first real championship level drive was this years' win. His other wins have been flashy and fast but that doesn't make a championship level win. A championship level win is calm, relentless, measured while displaying bursts-of-speed-at-will and restraint when necessary. Max was perfect in his win this year...perfect. As of that win, Max is now a championship level driver. The ones on the grid now, IMHO are: HAM, MAX, RIC, LEC and RAI. No other drivers on the 2020 grid are there.
When you think about it from a laymans perspective it always comes down to the car.Over and over again I read from fans it's HAM's car that makes the difference and their opinion should not be ignored. He should enjoy it naturally and I have no doubt he will achieve another 3 race wins to finally overtake Schumi's tally and equal his seven championships.
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What's up Doc..BOT.

The starting procedure for BOT's car was again puzzling to him despite having same (new) procedure as HAM 'watching the lights' and his first lap maladies thinking he had puncture with understeer and then the car mysteriously righting itself. Any comment from Wolff??
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The starting procedure for BOT's car was again puzzling to him despite having same (new) procedure as HAM 'watching the lights' and his first lap maladies thinking he had puncture with understeer and then the car mysteriously righting itself. Any comment from Wolff??
This is going to piss off a lot of Bottas fans but his first few laps of the Italian GP was very reflective of his ability or lack thereof. Instead of pressing on and overtaking (which he has done before after a bad start), he keeps trying to find a reason to blame the car instead of poor driving.

Punctured tires? No, Bottas. Your tires are fine.
Bad engine map? You only have one map, Bottas.

Mercedes knew that they didn't have the strongest straight line speed but the car is still dominant. Hamilton passed enough cars to make his way to 7th.

I'm losing patience with Bottas.
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wow never seen Kimi like this he is a bit grumpy recently.. he was overtaking everyone in outlap in quali and this attitude.. each period of his career is unique now seems he s running Alfa Romeo these days..

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This is going to piss off a lot of Bottas fans but his first few laps of the Italian GP was very reflective of his ability or lack thereof. Instead of pressing on and overtaking (which he has done before after a bad start), he keeps trying to find a reason to blame the car instead of poor driving.

Punctured tires? No, Bottas. Your tires are fine.
Bad engine map? You only have one map, Bottas.

Mercedes knew that they didn't have the strongest straight line speed but the car is still dominant. Hamilton passed enough cars to make his way to 7th.

I'm losing patience with Bottas.
He knows how to win the first race without any problems then he slides back,I wonder why??
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The second time is inferred. Why sign with Red Bull when there is a Mercedes seat open when BOT hadn't yet signed. Lewis will take on any driver at any time. If they pressed and wrote a performance-based contract, I'm certain Mercedes may have taken a chance on VER.

The former is when Max first got into working towards an F1 seat. Jos said that Max was ready for F1 rather than GP2, as Mercedes offered and racing against Lewis wouldn't be the right move for Max that early in his career.

https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-news/m...pen-gp2-debut/
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This is going to piss off a lot of Bottas fans but his first few laps of the Italian GP was very reflective of his ability or lack thereof. Instead of pressing on and overtaking (which he has done before after a bad start), he keeps trying to find a reason to blame the car instead of poor driving.

Punctured tires? No, Bottas. Your tires are fine.
Bad engine map? You only have one map, Bottas.

Mercedes knew that they didn't have the strongest straight line speed but the car is still dominant. Hamilton passed enough cars to make his way to 7th.

I'm losing patience with Bottas.
Are there any Bottas fans? And 2021 season is already ruined because he signed with Mercedes.

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Steady on Gas.

No doubt winning the Italian has sent Gasly onto cloud 9 suggesting he is the perfect candidate to replace Albon. It's already known that Alb is trying out many new parts to see if they're any good, at times driving a ropey car where it's the only way to test them, to face the mammoth of Merc.
I'm very happy he won but F1 is no dream island and if I were him I'd stick to the devil he knows.
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His lack of racecraft was masked by the speed of the Mercedes. He was complaining on the radio saying that he can't race without engine modes and the ban is a joke.
Mate . That's for sure !
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Guys, Max has had 2x to sign with Mercedes and Jos wouldn't let it happen. The most recent was when BOT was not in contract just before VER signed his L/T contract with RBR. Racing HAM is not something Max wants to do while HAM is in his prime. Lewis has destroyed more top talent in identical cars than any driver due to his relentless pace and one-lap speed. He just keeps coming.
Indeed...I think the Verstappens are smart enough to realise that its likely (not certain but a high probability) that Hamilton would be faster overall than Max at Mercedes.
Being beaten by Hamilton at Merc would heavily devalue Verstappens reputation.
Better being the unopposed #1 driver at Red Bull than be the "Bottas" at Merc.
Plus why would Merc take Max when Lewis is currently untouchable.

The reverse grid qualifying idea sounds fun if a little Hollywood.
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Some guys have all the luck.
Off-Topic ( sorry guys )

My friend , talking about luck. There's a guy in Scotland he won 62 million Euro's with the Euro-Millions Lottery...
But...

That was already 6 months ago . He has 6 months to raise his money .And next Friday his 6 months are over...and the money will be returned in the lottery money pot.
He never showed up ...He has 2 days left !
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Indeed...I think the Verstappens are smart enough to realise that its likely (not certain but a high probability) that Hamilton would be faster overall than Max at Mercedes.
Being beaten by Hamilton at Merc would heavily devalue Verstappens reputation.
Better being the unopposed #1 driver at Red Bull than be the "Bottas" at Merc.
Plus why would Merc take Max when Lewis is currently untouchable.

The reverse grid qualifying idea sounds fun if a little Hollywood.
Mate . MAX is not a Bottas . And it never will be ..
MAX said in one of his latest interviews : Don't want to drive for Mercedes .
I will beat Mercedes !

If HONDA can make it happen with more ponies . He will do it in a heartbeat ...

Chapter HAM (last year) :

Suddenly out of nowhere HAM was interested in a Ferrari contract ...
He had discussions with Ferrari ,regarding a contract and more than once . Later it was in interviews and articles.

Why was that you think ?

Because Toto was too much interested in MAX . While Bottas felt not so sure to get his new '20 Mercs contract by his lack of performance at the track .

HAM knew the empty seat would be for MAX , that's why he was interested in Ferrari .
In other words : "HAM fears to race against MAX with equal machinery"
He would lose his panties ....


Several months ,everyone could see the tension on Bottas face . Later ,Toto changed his mind and Bottas got finally his new '20 Mercs contract .
That's how Toto kept HAM on his side !
Few weeks later MAX signed until 2023 (3 years) at Red Bull !
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Their jet-mode turned into self 'hit-mode'
"Self-Destruction-Mode"

In one word : "Binotto"
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Are there any Bottas fans?
His family in Finland
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He knows how to win the first race without any problems then he slides back,I wonder why??
He can not perform under pressure .
And the multiple red leds on his steering wheel make him dizzy ..
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