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Old 23 Mar 2017, 20:57 (Ref:3720997)   #1
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 01:26 (Ref:3721037)   #2
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Well, Lance Stroll is keeping up to expectations. On the way out of his pit bay for lap one of FP1, almost hits the pitlane wall! Williams mechanics had to pull him back and get him going again.
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 01:50 (Ref:3721040)   #3
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It's only FP1 and LH is only .095sec off the 2004 lap record!
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 08:18 (Ref:3721093)   #4
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Lewis on top in both session, easily. Just a day after saying Ferrari are the ones to beat. God I could just punch him the face.
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 09:36 (Ref:3721113)   #5
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Lewis on top in both session, easily. Just a day after saying Ferrari are the ones to beat. God I could just punch him the face.
Why? bit harsh!?

firstly its day 1 of a full season, vettel and red bull already admitted they mucked up today so expect that gap to close. and in any case most of us thought Ferrari were quickest after testing so guess his statement had some fact in it...no one knows the full picture until after qualifying.
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 10:05 (Ref:3721120)   #6
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and in any case most of us thought Ferrari were quickest after testing so guess his statement had some fact in it...no one knows the full picture until after qualifying.
Really? I don't think I've read anything that pointed to Ferrari being quickest other than Hamilton. All the analysis of testing seemed to be "they're closer" but Mercedes still have an advantage (and there were suspicions throughout testing that Mercedes weren't showing their full pace).

The real surprises from those sessions are the McLarens - I haven't seen the phrase "engine change" used yet

Wehrlein, Stroll and Ocon disappointing I'd have said.
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 10:17 (Ref:3721124)   #7
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I suspect Merc have as much if not more in hand than Ferrari and Red Bull - ready to see what Lewis does on his pole lap. 1:21's?

McLaren look better - still 2.5sec+ off, and with Fernando the chances are he's faster in the groove than the likes of the Ocons he's outpaced - so I'm still guessing at 17th on the grid, come quali.

The cars do look good, just annoying it looks like Lewis is miles clear of Bottas / everyone else.
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Lewis on top in both session, easily. Just a day after saying Ferrari are the ones to beat. God I could just punch him the face.
I assume you are joking- LH said exactly what I would expect someone in his position to say.

If he had said the opposite- that Merc were odds on favourites to win the championship, and him the WDC, then I would have been far less impressed......

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Old 24 Mar 2017, 11:00 (Ref:3721133)   #9
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If he had said the opposite- that Merc were odds on favourites to win the championship, and him the WDC, then I would have been far less impressed......

But then the Lewis Hamilton haters would be posting up that he is arrogant and/or cocky.

But yet, the #1 King of hoodwink, the one M. Schumacher, is their hero!??
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have to say i found myself really liking the look of the new cars on track.
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 14:30 (Ref:3721203)   #11
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No surprise to see Hamilton on top, we wait till quali and the race to see if Ferrari and RBR have got any answer

McLaren so far looking a bit better than in testing
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Well if the silver cars are that far out in front in the races then it looks like a repeat of last seasons and that is not good
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Anyone seen any lappery yet? What do the cars looks like in motion?
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Anyone seen any lappery yet? What do the cars looks like in motion?
I watched some of FP2 on TV. They look good. Better than last year, but they are what they are. The "T wing" on the fin (and the fin itself) detract from the look.

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