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  1. 13 minutes ago, rafaqat said:

    I think one thing this has made me think about is how much I’ve let F1 affect me.   I had this as a Liverpool fan in the 90’s and 2000’s as Man Utd dominated.  I’d watch Liverpool matches and just come away bitterly disappointed with the losses or the individual mistakes being made.  I realised that watching them live was having a real negative affect on me. So I stopped watching and largely picked up the highlights or end scores.  

    the way this race has ended has hit me in a similar way emotionally and I really don’t like it.  Not the feeling bad about it. It’s more the how invested I’ve become that two very rich guys who I’ll never meet have managed to affect me and they don’t even know I exist. Am I in too deep.  The F1 break is going to be interesting.  I think I need to take a good look at my own resilience.  Anyone else get that sort of thing?  

    Massive props to everyone in this thread by the way with the discussion post race being largely civil.  You’re better people than I am.  Peace out. 

    I really got suckered back into F1 in a big way when it first came back to our screens during the pandemic.  So much had gone and there was still so little we were allowed to do that watching the F1 was great again as it takes up so much time and was entertaining.


    Now I don’t feel like I want to prioritise it.  I found the whole thing really stressful today, and I’m not even a Lewis Hamilton “fan”, I just wanted him to win that 8th championship.

  2. 4 minutes ago, AstroBot said:

    I doubt this is the end of the discussion but it is for me.  F1 can do one.  It's moved into Sports Entertainment world now.


    This is how I feel.  I still pay for Sky Sports F1, I have some discount on it coz I've got movies too (after the whole crazy thing where my "lifetime F1 HD for £10/month" turned out to be a lie) but they're both going now.

  3. 1 minute ago, feltmonkey said:

    Kimi Raikkonen has said that he's looking forward to a normal life outside of racing. I've no idea what Kimi's idea of a normal life is, but I feel like we should all be worried.

    I saw a little thing where he said “my plan is I have no plan”, Mostly spending time with his family.

  4. 2 minutes ago, NexivRed said:

    Mercedes chose not to pit based on the rules as they stand. You could tell from what they said that they knew, with only 4 laps to go, that they would not clear Latifi’s car, and unlap all cars.
    Keeping track position rather than pitting to go racing was the decision and it was based on a rule that then changed. 

    If Mercedes knew what the end would be, I think they would have also pitted. Because why wouldn’t they. 

    This is why I am angry. 

    Spot on ^

  5. 2 minutes ago, NexivRed said:

    I think what went wrong here for them, is Red Bull should only have pitted under a real safety car, not virtual. 

    Lewis’ pace is just much better, I don’t know that any strategy could overcome it without them getting Max having track position advantage.


    Just nervous about Lewis’ tyres now.

  6. 3 minutes ago, sixbuttons said:

    Bono saying Max's tyres will be on the curve too, but a 0.8 gap per lap is still a 0.8 gap per lap.


    With that said, I probably still would've made the same call. Can't really trust the stewards to do the right thing if Max decided to give him a cheeky nudge.

    Its like 0.3/0.2 now

  7. 3 minutes ago, Bacon Horsemeat said:

    Stupid choice by Merc. Even if RB stayed out, they would be suffering the same issue that Lewis will go through in the last few laps of the race.

    Except if it comes to an on track battle Lewis has everything to lose and Max has nothing if they took each other out.

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