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Red Devon

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Shaping up into being a good season after all..still not sure how good Vettel actually is? Mercedes still have the edge over everyone else so Hamilton should come through in the end...would like to see Redbull competing for wins too.
 

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Comfortable win for Hamilton. Both Ferrari cars with flat tyres near end of race. Pushing harder than they reallt could?
Apparently down to the increased speed of the cars this season, Pirelli are just not cutting it, well they are, to shreds !
 

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Apparently down to the increased speed of the cars this season, Pirelli are just not cutting it, well they are, to shreds !
And yet Hamilton's tyres lasted just fine. The intriguing thing about F1 is that it's not just about driving fast that wins races, it's also about managing the kit you've been given. By and large Hamilton does that better than the rest.
 

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And yet Hamilton's tyres lasted just fine. The intriguing thing about F1 is that it's not just about driving fast that wins races, it's also about managing the kit you've been given. By and large Hamilton does that better than the rest.
This is true. It's not just judgement as to when you swap to a certain tyre compound, but driving style. Alain Prost was nicknamed "The Professor"for his smooth driving style, whereas Manfred Winkelhock was once described by James Hunt as driving like a " mobile accident".
 

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This is true. It's not just judgement as to when you swap to a certain tyre compound, but driving style. Alain Prost was nicknamed "The Professor"for his smooth driving style, whereas Manfred Winkelhock was once described by James Hunt as driving like a " mobile accident".
This from Hunt the Shunt. :)
 

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This from Hunt the Shunt. :)
A world champion who went on to be a delightfully acerbic commentator alongside dear old Murray Walker. The closing laps of the 1984 Monaco GP are still to be seen on You Tube where waffling ol' Murray spouts that he thinks a couple of the cars are only firing on five cylinders before Hunt interjects that they're probably only on half throttle because on the conditions caused by the driving rain.

With Prost leading, we hear that new boy Ayrton Senna in the unfashionable Toleman-Hart is just 18 seconds behind behind. Those 18 seconds became 15 by the next lap and then 11. Prost, who leads the race and is therefore free from spray, immediately starts gesturing for the race to be stopped, and when his lead is cut to 7 the race is duly stopped on lap 32 out of 60. James Hunt had a good old moan, caustically pointing out that the race is run by French officials and it's French timing that saved their man from the rapidly closing Senna who actually closed to within 2 or 3 seconds when Prost crossed the line.
 

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This is true. It's not just judgement as to when you swap to a certain tyre compound, but driving style. Alain Prost was nicknamed "The Professor"for his smooth driving style, whereas Manfred Winkelhock was once described by James Hunt as driving like a " mobile accident".
That's a blast from the past, didn't Winklehock use to drive for the old Zakspeed team...that was anything but speed!?
 
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