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      03-26-2021, 06:38 AM   #1
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Bahrain is go

Practice session about to begin on the 5.412 km circuit.
There are two one hour sessions.
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      03-26-2021, 07:44 AM   #2
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After FP1 it is
Verstappen 1:31.394
Bottas +0.298
Norris +0.503
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I was waiting for YCO to make the Bahrain thread. You beat him to it.
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I was waiting for YCO to make the Bahrain thread. You beat him to it.
Yeah I guess I did but I'm sure he'll be along soon.
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FP2 starts at 15:00 GMT
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      03-26-2021, 09:41 AM   #6
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I wonder why they’re over 2 seconds off of the pre season testing. Can’t be just heavier fuel loads.
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I think FP2 is more indicative of overall pace. Let's not get ahead of ourselves
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      03-26-2021, 10:29 AM   #8
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hmmm... 1/2 way through P2, small hints of unpredictability?

Wishful thinking, I'm sure. Good to see the cars back on track and a great driver lineup for '21.
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Yup half way house and the times are being slashed as predicted with it getting cooler.
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      03-26-2021, 11:02 AM   #10
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FP2 completed it''s

Max on 1:30.847
Norris +0.095
Hamilton +0.235
...and Bottas says his car is undriveable.
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That was fun...liking the McLaren pace of Norris.
The teams seemed pretty close...all but Haas and Williams within a sec of the fastest car.
Looks promising..but I have the nagging feeling that Merc have some performance in their back pocket...lets hope not. A super close season would be great.
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You know Merc is sandbagging.
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Sandbagging may be an overused word for the Mercs this time
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RBR must be using an illegal fuel! They paid off the FIA to keep it a secret
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Sandbagging may be an overused word for the Mercs this time
Well my friend , as we can see the top-10 is very close !

MAX on P1 is according my expectations
But actually It's really strange that MAX ran a 1:28.960 during the winter test ..
Today he's on P1 with a 1:30.847 !
I really wonder where the 2 lost seconds from today can be ?
As we know , 2 seconds in F1 is a sea of time !!!
That's why I suspect , today the HONDA PU wasn't turned completely open !

And I expected Checo Perez in the top-7 ! He let me down !

Of course tomorrow it really matters ...
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^^No wonder their leader has his pockets stuffed full of cash heheh
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RBR must be using an illegal fuel! They paid off the FIA to keep it a secret
Mate , didn't you known that MAX loves strawberries ?
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Well my friend , as we can see the top-10 is very close !

MAX on P1 is according my expectations
But actually It's really strange that MAX ran a 1:28.960 during the winter test ..
Today he's on P1 with a 1:30.847 !
I really wonder where the 2 lost seconds from today can be ?
As we know , 2 seconds in F1 is a sea of time !!!
That's why I suspect , today the HONDA PU wasn't turned completely open !

And I expected Checo Perez in the top-7 ! He let me down !

Of course tomorrow it really matters ...
There must be a certain amount of leeway I think and as you say tomorrow the taps will be turned up more bit by bit to tease the Mercs.
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tradition goes on then..

https://www.xbimmers.com/forums/show...1#post27396461
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There must be a certain amount of leeway I think and as you say tomorrow the taps will be turned up more bit by bit to tease the Mercs.
I'm 100% sure , today Red Bull and Mercedes didn't showed their cards ...

On the other hand , Bottas (grandma) said : Today I had to fight to keep my car on track , and I lost it !
It still looks like Mercedes is in serious troubles !
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I'm 100% sure , today Red Bull and Mercedes didn't showed their cards ...

On the other hand , Bottas (grandma) said : Today I had to fight to keep my car on track , and I lost it !
It still looks like Mercedes is in serious troubles !
If they used whatever is behind those dimples on the PU cover remains to be seen tomorrow.
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If they used whatever is behind those dimples on the PU cover remains to be seen tomorrow.
Yeah my friend , but today the bulge or the gill or whatever it might be . It seemed to get a lack of air !

I think the W12 will get overheating issues during the race ..

You know like steam coming from a espresso machine !
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