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      03-14-2021, 08:53 PM   #111
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Mate ? Who said that ? What are you talking about ?

My whole life is a competition ....So there's no need to wake up !
Talking about goating a hot head into losing. Way too easy with Max.

Max - Youíre a pussy, Iím going to push you.
Ocon - Okay mate, I just pushed you to a loss

Should I caption him laughing at Max to rub it in?


But letís hear the excuses from Bert and Ernie...
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Talking about goating a hot head into losing. Way too easy with Max.

Max - Youíre a pussy, Iím going to push you.
Ocon - Okay mate, I just pushed you to a loss

Should I caption him laughing at Max to rub it in?


But letís hear the excuses from Bert and Ernie...
Even Christian H said that 'OCon was lucky to get away with just a push' and weighing it up I can't say I disagree with him.
OCon shouldn't interfere with race leaders.
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The LION Warrior doesn't suffer fools (OCon)gladly
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Mate,

Races are won when there’s actually a race...not during practice sessions.


Max wins Max wins Max wins practice - says Bert and Ernie on this site.

@ me when Max actually wins a WDC
Keep in mind Bongo-mate , the RB16B was never faster before and very reliable !
Red Bull already started to fine-tune today . They laid the foundation of the *B with a victory from MAX last year in Abu Dhabi .
MAX drove very relaxed the Mercs out of sight !

During the winter break , HONDA found even more extra power and a new gearbox to handle the extra power coming from the HONDA PU !
A new gearbox was really required !

That's what Mercedes didn't . The Mercedes gearbox can't handle the extra power from their PU !
Same issues for the "GREEN" Mercedes . The rear of the Mercedes runs like a ballerina over the track !
That's why Sir7ewis transformed the W12 spaceship is a funny gravel machine !
The W12 is unpredictable and looks to 2 big issues !
1- The gearbox
2- The new W12 aero in general really s@cks and is very sensitive to side wind !

Bert and Ernie ?
Sure mate . We saw them both driving in a new Mercedes gravel machine !

You guys should be "VERY" worried ! Looking ahead to this 2 big issues !
With only 10 day to go ?
That's a Mission Impossible ! While the clock is ticking...
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Keep in mind Bongo-mate , the RB16B was never faster before and very reliable !
Red Bull already started to fine-tune today . They laid the foundation of the *B with a victory from MAX last year in Abu Dhabi .
MAX drove very relaxed the Mercs out of sight !

During the winter break , HONDA found even more extra power and a new gearbox to handle the extra power coming from the HONDA PU !
A new gearbox was really required !

That's what Mercedes didn't . The Mercedes gearbox can't handle the extra power from their PU !
Same issues for the "GREEN" Mercedes . The rear of the Mercedes runs like a ballerina over the track !
That's why Sir7ewis transformed the W12 spaceship is a funny gravel machine !
The W12 is unpredictable and looks to 2 big issues !
1- The gearbox
2- The new W12 aero in general really s@cks and is very sensitive to side wind !

Bert and Ernie ?
Sure mate . We saw them both driving in a new Mercedes gravel machine !

You guys should be "VERY" worried ! Looking ahead to this 2 big issues !
With only 10 day to go ?
That's a Mission Impossible ! While the clock is ticking...
My friend so far I have this..Honda starts on 2.00..in stereo!
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Keep in mind Bongo-mate , the RB16B was never faster before and very reliable !
Red Bull already started to fine-tune today . They laid the foundation of the *B with a victory from MAX last year in Abu Dhabi .
MAX drove very relaxed the Mercs out of sight !

During the winter break , HONDA found even more extra power and a new gearbox to handle the extra power coming from the HONDA PU !
A new gearbox was really required !

That's what Mercedes didn't . The Mercedes gearbox can't handle the extra power from their PU !
Same issues for the "GREEN" Mercedes . The rear of the Mercedes runs like a ballerina over the track !
That's why Sir7ewis transformed the W12 spaceship is a funny gravel machine !
The W12 is unpredictable and looks to 2 big issues !
1- The gearbox
2- The new W12 aero in general really s@cks and is very sensitive to side wind !

Bert and Ernie ?
Sure mate . We saw them both driving in a new Mercedes gravel machine !
It figures,that would explain the gearbox failures..even before BOT set out.
You guys should be "VERY" worried ! Looking ahead to this 2 big issues !
With only 10 day to go ?
That's a Mission Impossible ! While the clock is ticking...
That figures,grandma had a gearbox failure even before he drove it.
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My friend so far I have this..Honda starts on 2.00..in stereo!


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Heh you can almost hear the furious backpedalling from after the first race when normal service is resumed.
Yet I'm all for a super close season where everyone has a chance at winning...even the Sultan of spin.
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That drrr the 16B makes on the overrun (like a lion) is just hypnotic! and the new cars' poise is just out of this world,a killer machine.

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Great convo guys.

Love the Bert n Ernie reference but I know M5 will appreciate another older reference.

Bill n Ben, seems to suit better
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Great convo guys.

Love the Bert n Ernie reference but I know M5 will appreciate another older reference.

Bill n Ben, seems to suit better
Man's got to know his limitations mate so I've removed a few r's for you
You're about as exciting as watching a tapioca pie in the oven, have a good day.
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Keep in mind Bongo-mate , the RB16B was never faster before and very reliable !
Red Bull already started to fine-tune today . They laid the foundation of the *B with a victory from MAX last year in Abu Dhabi .
MAX drove very relaxed the Mercs out of sight !

During the winter break , HONDA found even more extra power and a new gearbox to handle the extra power coming from the HONDA PU !
A new gearbox was really required !

That's what Mercedes didn't . The Mercedes gearbox can't handle the extra power from their PU !
Same issues for the "GREEN" Mercedes . The rear of the Mercedes runs like a ballerina over the track !
That's why Sir7ewis transformed the W12 spaceship is a funny gravel machine !
The W12 is unpredictable and looks to 2 big issues !
1- The gearbox
2- The new W12 aero in general really s@cks and is very sensitive to side wind !

Bert and Ernie ?
Sure mate . We saw them both driving in a new Mercedes gravel machine !

You guys should be "VERY" worried ! Looking ahead to this 2 big issues !
With only 10 day to go ?
That's a Mission Impossible ! While the clock is ticking...
Obviously you have forgotten about the 2017 car, also know as, The Diva.

Not-then-Sir Lewis, trounced a faster car with it. 2017 was in the bag for Fezza and Not-then-Sir Lewis came back and kicked their butts.

Don't let this test tell you anything but the following, "The cars will run well enough to finish the race." Until Q3, nothing is known unless it's a 2009 Brawn GP situation.

Cheers, my good friend.
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Following yco's lead and trying to bring the thread back to its topic, here are some of my takeaways from this year's testing
- I cant figure out if Merc is sandbagging, or if they truly arent on the pace of RBR right now. I am leaning towards them not being able to keep up entirely.
- It seems like Merc has been impacted by this floor change more than others. Last year the car was completely on rails around most corners. This year, I see a lot more rear end hesitation. We will see if they can sort it out in 2 weeks time.
- Perez looks good in the RBR team
- McLaren is looking really good, I think they have closed the gap again
- Their drivers numbers at 3, and 4 and I think there is a decent chance that is where they finish in the Drivers Championship
- I decided I dont like the Williams livery
- In a 3 day only test its very stupid to give one complete day to a test driver
- I dislike both Alpine drivers' attitudes
- The AMR is more off the pace than I expected
- RBR looks fast
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Keep in mind Bongo-mate , the RB16B was never faster before and very reliable !
Red Bull already started to fine-tune today . They laid the foundation of the *B with a victory from MAX last year in Abu Dhabi .
MAX drove very relaxed the Mercs out of sight !

During the winter break , HONDA found even more extra power and a new gearbox to handle the extra power coming from the HONDA PU !
A new gearbox was really required !

That's what Mercedes didn't . The Mercedes gearbox can't handle the extra power from their PU !
Same issues for the "GREEN" Mercedes . The rear of the Mercedes runs like a ballerina over the track !
That's why Sir7ewis transformed the W12 spaceship is a funny gravel machine !
The W12 is unpredictable and looks to 2 big issues !
1- The gearbox
2- The new W12 aero in general really s@cks and is very sensitive to side wind !

Bert and Ernie ?
Sure mate . We saw them both driving in a new Mercedes gravel machine !

You guys should be "VERY" worried ! Looking ahead to this 2 big issues !
With only 10 day to go ?
That's a Mission Impossible ! While the clock is ticking...
You know how those movies end right?
The impossible missions are always completed successfully...
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Following yco's lead and trying to bring the thread back to its topic, here are some of my takeaways from this year's testing
- I cant figure out if Merc is sandbagging, or if they truly arent on the pace of RBR right now. I am leaning towards them not being able to keep up entirely.
- It seems like Merc has been impacted by this floor change more than others. Last year the car was completely on rails around most corners. This year, I see a lot more rear end hesitation. We will see if they can sort it out in 2 weeks time.
- Perez looks good in the RBR team
- McLaren is looking really good, I think they have closed the gap again
- Their drivers numbers at 3, and 4 and I think there is a decent chance that is where they finish in the Drivers Championship
- I decided I dont like the Williams livery
- In a 3 day only test its very stupid to give one complete day to a test driver
- I dislike both Alpine drivers' attitudes
- The AMR is more off the pace than I expected
- RBR looks fast

Itís a little disappointing seeing Merc on the back foot when they likely started working on their car long before other teams started. But you can never count them out. Theyíre sure to figure out their issues very quickly.

Mclaren is exactly where I predicted they would be. Reminds me of when Alonso had said they have the best designed car on the grid, but not the engine to keep up with the other teams. Iím expecting to see some brilliant battles now that they have Merc power.

RBR off to a good start. I still think Perez will outscore Max. Max will inevitably make mistakes.
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Itís a little disappointing seeing Merc on the back foot when they likely started working on their car long before other teams started. But you can never count them out. Theyíre sure to figure out their issues very quickly.

Mclaren is exactly where I predicted they would be. Reminds me of when Alonso had said they have the best designed car on the grid, but not the engine to keep up with the other teams. Iím expecting to see some brilliant battles now that they have Merc power.

RBR off to a good start. I still think Perez will outscore Max. Max will inevitably make mistakes and suffer from the RED MIST.
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i guess Merc' was sandbagging on engine part but there were some problems aero wise for sure.. cause Lewis was lapping quite slow on straights most of the time..

edit: a nice vid..

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I can’t imagine anybody had their PU’s properly turned up. Maybe on the high fuel runs. But on low fuel, may Merc turned it down more than others.
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Obviously you have forgotten about the 2017 car, also know as, The Diva.

Not-then-Sir Lewis, trounced a faster car with it. 2017 was in the bag for Fezza and Not-then-Sir Lewis came back and kicked their butts.

Don't let this test tell you anything but the following, "The cars will run well enough to finish the race." Until Q3, nothing is known unless it's a 2009 Brawn GP situation.

Cheers, my good friend.
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I'm not sure if you know this ?
Mercedes had to fill their fuel tank completely . To get more weight (max weight) in the rear of the car !
By doing this the balance issue in the rear was *temporarily fixed ...Only like this they could push the car !
Hopefully they can fix it ASAP ...Because I want to see a fair fight of HAM vs MAX .

Honestly I didn't (never) expected to see Merc struggling like this !

From MAX : Every single detail looks and feels very positive ..I'm ready for it !

Cheers my good friend !
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You know how those movies end right?
The impossible missions are always completed successfully...
That's for sure mate !
But sometimes they have to stop the movie recordings because the actor got a broken hand, foot or leg .
That's what Mercedes is dealing with ...

As you asked above : Sandbagging ?
No way mate ! There was a sand storm... For Mercedes !
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Heheh wishful thinking.
You nailed it my friend !


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