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Buck
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"Racin' 2021"


  

          

Made it through stage 1 at Daytona last night before going to bed. Something like 9 cars finished? Expensive race.

Looking forward to F1. Prediction: Lewis wins.

  

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I found out the race was back on when it ended?
Feb 15th 2021
1
Keselowski RACED his ass off...
Feb 15th 2021
2
      I'd have been pjssed
Feb 15th 2021
3
I learned race fans hate Bubba Wallace
Feb 15th 2021
4
I think he'd be hated even if he were white.
Feb 16th 2021
5
Mercedes AMG has been recapping their F1 cars for the last 8 years
Feb 21st 2021
6
I can't get up for recapping all that.
Feb 23rd 2021
7
All the 2021 cars have broke cover. Testing next week
Mar 05th 2021
8
Have to say I like the Aston Martin colours
Mar 09th 2021
9
at some point we have to discuss Verstappen taking Kvyat's seat
Mar 11th 2021
10
Have to assume Kvyat has Russian mob connections.
Mar 11th 2021
13
      if Verstappen's wheel comes off at the first turn in Sochi
Mar 11th 2021
15
Any F1 heads in here? Hoping you can help me out.
Mar 11th 2021
11
Hm. Lots of stuff.
Mar 11th 2021
12
Shift F1 podcast just posted their 2021 season primer
Mar 11th 2021
14
someone explain to me how Mercedes has
Mar 11th 2021
16
and the closest anyone got was when Ferrari was cheating
Mar 12th 2021
17
And a whole lotta $$$$$$$$$$$$$
Mar 12th 2021
18
They got the engine regs right the first time
Mar 12th 2021
19
Max on pole. We should have an interesting season
Mar 27th 2021
20
Whole field is all over the place.
Mar 27th 2021
21
Jesus. Lewis is just unbeatable.
Mar 28th 2021
22
Max gave him everything he had. Wasn't quite enough
Mar 28th 2021
23
he's the champ. you're going to have to beat him 10/10 ways
Mar 30th 2021
24
Was a fun race to watch.
Apr 01st 2021
25
This season just got extra interesting
Apr 18th 2021
26
Fun race.
Apr 18th 2021
27
Bottas still had the line, and Russell had space
Apr 18th 2021
28
Russell was making a risky move there in those conditions
Apr 19th 2021
29

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1. "I found out the race was back on when it ended?"
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wild that you can win daytona by just wrecking the cars in front of you

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2. "Keselowski RACED his ass off..."
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and McDowell just survived to a win.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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3. "I'd have been pjssed"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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4. "I learned race fans hate Bubba Wallace"
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I'm like Jeeeeesus when reading the comments on social media.


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Buck
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5. "I think he'd be hated even if he were white."
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But being black surely doesn't help.

Fans almost always hate anybody who's young, fast, and aggressive. Eventually they come around and start to love you: Earnhardt, Waltrip, Harvick, Gordon...

Not Logano. Everybody still hates Logano, which is fair.

If the fans never come around on Wallace, welp.

  

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6. "Mercedes AMG has been recapping their F1 cars for the last 8 years"
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They're on the W08 'diva' now. Films are short, but sweet. Great look back at hoe the cars evolved. While the W07 was the world beater (the stats on that car in that season are just nuts) they didn't mention Lewis' unfortunate run of car failure. Still, probably the most dominant car (chassis and engine) besides the W11.

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Buck
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7. "I can't get up for recapping all that."
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"Look how great this car was!"

"This year's car was even better!"

"And this one was even better than that!"

Nope.

  

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8. "All the 2021 cars have broke cover. Testing next week"
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Alpine is absolutely fire.

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9. "Have to say I like the Aston Martin colours"
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this Tsunoda visor cam might be the coolest 'on-board' cam I can remember seeing for F1 before.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.watch-incredible-visor-cam-footage-of-yuki-tsunoda-lapping-imola-in-the-2021.2oboP6lwlM7AjUcgR8WyhM.html

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10. "at some point we have to discuss Verstappen taking Kvyat's seat"
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and then taking the mother of his child

I can't remember a time in sports seeing some shit like this

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Buck
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13. "Have to assume Kvyat has Russian mob connections."
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15. "if Verstappen's wheel comes off at the first turn in Sochi"
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you know what it is

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11. "Any F1 heads in here? Hoping you can help me out."
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Been watching the Netflix show and am HOOKED. I’m fascinated by this world I know nothing about. The cars are faster and the scenery is so much prettier than NASCAR.

Whats a good entry level place to start following F1? Think like websites or social accounts worth following.

Also How can I watch these races?

  

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Buck
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12. "Hm. Lots of stuff."
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If you want to understand anything about the technical side of it, a guy with the youtube channel called "Chain Bear" does brilliant explanations of nearly anything you want to know about the cars and how they work.

https://www.youtube.com/user/chainbearf1

Autosport magazine is great, and they post a lot of news/analysis videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/AUTOSPORTdotcom

I get most of my news from https://www.motorsport.com

Planet F1 is also really good: https://www.planetf1.com

I follow a bunch of people on Twitter. Adam Cooper is a good one: https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1

Ted Kravitz does his "notebook" segment before and after every race for Sky Sports, and you can usually track those down on youtube.

Other than that, just start watching. Preseason testing starts next week, I think.

I went ahead and bought the F1TV subscription last year, cause I got tired of fooling with streams, but there are plenty of those around. But I think ESPN still has the contract with F1 this year, if you have cable TV (I don't).

  

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14. "Shift F1 podcast just posted their 2021 season primer"
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it's made assuming you know nothing about the sport and will get you all the way ready

https://www.f1.cool/blog/137

I'd recommend watching practice sessions and quali once the season starts, it's helpful because there's a lot of dead time so the announcers will really fill you in on everything and everyone

and there's always drama in F1

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16. "someone explain to me how Mercedes has"
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legally stayed this far ahead of the competition for a decade.

I went to the 2014 Circuit of Americas and it seemed like they were just so far ahead of everyone...I would never imagine they would actually increase that gap 7 years later.

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17. "and the closest anyone got was when Ferrari was cheating"
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it seems like it's a couple of things

-- when you get it right with the engine everything else is easier. They don't have to play games with the aero package like Red Bull, they don't have to run at the absolute edge of reliability like Renault, and they always have a jump start on next year's development because they're not dicking around with fixes for the current year's car


-- they're not quite as far ahead as they look, but because every other team is run like a fucking circus they turn inches into miles. They weren't outlandishly faster than Red Bull last year, but because Albon couldn't keep up, Verstappen was basically going one-on-two every race, plus he was fucking up all the time.

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18. "And a whole lotta $$$$$$$$$$$$$"
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Hope the new money regs brings that gap down a bit.

  

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19. "They got the engine regs right the first time"
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I believe they focused a ton of time and resources getting that part right. As for car development, they did enough in 2013 to prove they could build a chassis then left off development, focusing on 2014 while other teams were still out chasing Red Bull and the end of the old regs. While everybody had issues at the start of 2014, Mercedes had a ton more right than anyone, and kept some gap to the rest of the field ever since.

That said, it hasn't exactly been a cakewalk for Lewis and Toto. 2016 was a disaster for Lewis, reliability-wise and his standing starts. 2017's car was very finicky to set up, and Ferrari, 'stroker' engine or not, pushed Mercedes through mid-2019, and at times had a faster chassis and/or engine that Mercedes at a given race. Even being underpowered Red Bull became a problem, but not having a driver to match up with Max after Ricciardo left tamped down any real chance at either constructors or driver championships.

Still, great chassis, great engine, great driver, great team, and a sh*t ton of money = 7 for 7 with the latest regs.

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20. "Max on pole. We should have an interesting season"
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Pulled out .320 or so on Lewis for the pole run.

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21. "Whole field is all over the place."
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Ferrari, AT, and Mclaren all within a second of pole.

  

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22. "Jesus. Lewis is just unbeatable."
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23. "Max gave him everything he had. Wasn't quite enough"
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He's definitely heir apparent. But Sir Lewis is Sir Lewis, and he doesn't make that many mistakes.

This season is going to be stupidly close. I think Petronas still has a few things to sort out (and will) so at the end of the day they go 8 for 8, but this is going to be as close a race between the top of the field, midfield, and backmarkers.

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24. "he's the champ. you're going to have to beat him 10/10 ways"
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because if there's another way to win, he's not going to miss it

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25. "Was a fun race to watch."
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Season could be very interesting, gonna be nail-biting to watch while wanting to see Lewis get an 8th title so badly.

Watching Vettel still do Vettel things in an Aston Martin was amusing.

I was surprised the next race was so far away, but possibly because Moto GP is doing a double header in Qatar already. There is a pretty interesting season on the horizon there it seems, even moreso if Marquez comes back, those Ducatis are beasts on the straights again.

I wish there was a way F1 could learn from Moto GP's track boundary implementation, but they have options with the bikes that F1 doesn't. I don't even really have a problem with how Race Direction has been implementing it, I just hate hearing people keep harping on them.

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26. "This season just got extra interesting"
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Mercedes about to be behind in driver and constructor standings for the first time since whenever. Feels like Germany '19 all over again. Only this time RB looks really strong.. I'm sure they are happy for the longer schedule now...

Lewis' slide reminded me of Seb's slide some years ago. Hopefully he won't suffer the same shell shock that Vettel seems to have had ever since his incident.

Russell definitely made contact with Bottas, but whether the Mercedes started to move right is unclear. Right now, George looks to be on the hook. Either way, nasty crash and horrible result for both teams.

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27. "Fun race."
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>Mercedes about to be behind in driver and constructor
>standings for the first time since whenever.

Well, not quite.

>Lewis' slide reminded me of Seb's slide some years ago.
>Hopefully he won't suffer the same shell shock that Vettel
>seems to have had ever since his incident.

Lewis? Yeah, no.

>Russell definitely made contact with Bottas, but whether the
>Mercedes started to move right is unclear. Right now, George
>looks to be on the hook. Either way, nasty crash and horrible
>result for both teams.

Bottas drifted right. Ruseell overcompensated, but basically IMO that's on Bottas.

But yeah, gonna be an interesting year. Lots of different names/teams on the podium.

  

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28. "Bottas still had the line, and Russell had space"
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If you want to say it was a little risky on Bottas to move right, fine. But Russell still had more than enough space to move or back out. He wasn't squeezed into the grass. That overcompensation was on him.

Notice the pass Hamilton made on Norris in the same area with zero problems and more on the line for both drivers. Comes down to experience, which Russell still needs. Not to bag on him, as I think he's going to be an unbelievable talent and keep Mercedes in the hunt for years to come one either seat is available. But the crash, and confrontation with Bottas while still getting his wits about him in the car (though he did have enough awareness to flip the bird) wasn't George's greatest look.

Lewis though... bad mistake with the wall shunt, took whatever time he needed during the red flag, and absolutely locked in for the podium and fastest lap. That engine isn't slow, that car isn't slow, and Lewis sure as sh*t ain't slow. Managed to still keep the championship lead and, thanks to Perez crapping the bad, the constructor's lead.

Props to Max. He had a blazing start and never really looked back. Had the pit stop for Lewis gone better or if the shunt didn't happen he may not have had it so easily, but nobody at RB was complaining. After what Italy did to him last year this was redemption. That said, he's gonna need Lewis to have a 2016 style season if he wants the 'chip.

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Jay: Look here homie, any nigga can get a hit record. This here is about respect.
Game: Like Gladys Knight.
Jay: Aretha Franklin.
Game: Word, I like her too.
Jay: Nigga...

  

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29. "Russell was making a risky move there in those conditions"
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which doesn't mean it wasn't bottas' fault for moving


but clearly russell is painting it as devious and personal

which bottas could argue against

except he did an entire DTS episode trying to make what was probably a mistake look like a devious and personal move

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