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Lewis being most popular in 45 + and most in Brazil is news to me.

Monaco being in the GPs remain critical to all fans is rather sad.

Just 6.7% agreed that the “introduction of sprint race has improved the show". Surprised it's that high but they apparently want more next year.
 

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Bottas with another new internal combustion unit for Austin.
That's three Mercedes-powered cars with grid drops this weekend now. Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel and Williams' George Russell are having multiple parts changed on their power units so they'll be starting down at the back on Sunday.
 
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DriverTeamTime
1) Valtteri BottasMercedes1:34.874
2) Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.045
3) Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.932
4) Charles LeclercFerrari+1.460
5) Carlos SainzFerrari+1.634
6) Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+1.737
7) Sergio PerezRed Bull+1.924
8) Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.981
9) Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo+2.000
10) Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo+2.002
11) George RussellWilliams+2.092
12) Esteban OconAlpine+2.096
13) Lance StrollAston Martin+2.098
14) Sebastian VettelAston Martin+2.108
15) Fernando AlonsoAlpine+2.194
16) Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+2.584
17) Nicholas LatifiWilliams+2.589
18) Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+3.080
19) Mick SchumacherHaas+3.992
20) Nikita MazepinHaas+7.365
 

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Mercedes pretty much confirming the recent thoughts that they have a much faster car, this is surely their championship now without mistakes. Those accidents with Max really mattered in the end unless Red Bull can pull some development out of thin air.

Interesting how Bottas has had to change his engine more than Hamilton.
 

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Mercedes pretty much confirming the recent thoughts that they have a much faster car, this is surely their championship now without mistakes. Those accidents with Max really mattered in the end unless Red Bull can pull some development out of thin air.

Interesting how Bottas has had to change his engine more than Hamilton.
Teammates could be really important in the title race. Nicking a spot off Verstappen in a race or two could hand Hamilton the title so I suspect it's to let Bottas run at higher engine settings in the last few races.
 

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WOW that is a cleaver trick.
I bet Horner is fuming, but if they have found a way to over come the rule change , good luck to them.
Craig Scarborough has a good explanation for this on his Twitter feed. Jenson Button mentioned during FP2 that this tech is nothing new as his BAR car had this ability.

Horner said in FP2 he doesnt have an issue with it as it's within the rules and all teams have done this for years.

The effect wont be so useful at Texas as it was at turkey due to the types of corners at texas and the need to be careful that you dont inadvertently stall the airflow to the floor.
 
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United States GP Practice Two Timesheet
DriverTeamTime
1) Sergio PerezRed Bull1:34.945
2) Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.257
3) Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.364
4) Valtteri BottasMercedes+0.414
5) Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+0.511
6) Lance StrollAston Martin+0.615
7) Charles LeclercFerrari+0.626
8) Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.878
9) Carlos SainzFerrari+0.973
10) Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo+1.192
11) Esteban OconAlpine+1.212
12) Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+1.296
13) Fernando AlonsoAlpine+1.430
14) Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo+1.612
15) Sebastian VettelAston Martin+1.772
16) Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+2.037
17) Mick SchumacherHaas+2.095
18) Nicholas LatifiWilliams+2.308
19) George RussellWilliams+2.544
20) Nikita MazepinHaas+3.080
 

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Craig Scarborough has a good explanation for this on his Twitter feed. Jenson Button mentioned during FP2 that this tech is nothing new as his BAR car had this ability.

Horner said in FP2 he doesnt have an issue with it as it's within the rules and all teams have done this for years.

The effect wont be so useful at Texas as it was at turkey due to the types of corners at texas and the need to be careful that you dont inadvertently stall the airflow to the floor.
Cheers, I have to admit never noticing it before.
 

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Cheers, I have to admit never noticing it before.
It's not really something you can see by eye with them moving so fast. The difference is only probably a few centi metres also - but makes a big difference in drag.
 

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Looking forward to the race this weekend a victory for Lewis will really set up the last few races

I just hope that whoever wins the title its not determined by the decision to give half points at Spa.
 

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Channel 4 highlights are really messed up this time. They won't show quali highlights until Sunday morning at 8:30 and race highlights start early hours Monday morning.

I assume the US race is starting later than usual and maybe this elapsed set time C4 have to show anything is causing an issue.

Going to be tricky not getting spoilers
 

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What's the times for this?

When does qualify begin, I've seen 10pm but surely that's not right?

When does race start, is that 8pm?
 

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Channel 4 highlights are really messed up this time. They won't show quali highlights until Sunday morning at 8:30 and race highlights start early hours Monday morning.

I assume the US race is starting later than usual and maybe this elapsed set time C4 have to show anything is causing an issue.

Going to be tricky not getting spoilers
Yup. Quali is 10pm UK time. Rave starting 8pm I believe.
 

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Qually will be tough to call. The deg is so high on this circuit and track temp is playing a massive part. Looks like whoever can get the tyres in the optimum operating window for their hot lap will get pole or front of grid. Too close to call.
 

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Qually will be tough to call. The deg is so high on this circuit and track temp is playing a massive part. Looks like whoever can get the tyres in the optimum operating window for their hot lap will get pole or front of grid. Too close to call.
2 stop race?

Could be really interesting if we see a mix of 1 and 2 stop strategies
 

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2 stop race?

Could be really interesting if we see a mix of 1 and 2 stop strategies
I think it will be a two stop depending on starting tyre. Go too quickly on the softs and the compound will split straight away. I think RB and Mercs will try to start with the MED and switch to HARD and do a one stop. Those starting on SOFTS will have to do a two stop.
 

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I think it will be a two stop depending on starting tyre. Go too quickly on the softs and the compound will split straight away. I think RB and Mercs will try to start with the MED and switch to HARD and do a one stop. Those starting on SOFTS will have to do a two stop.
Doesn't that require them to set their fastest time on medium tyres or has that rule changed?
 

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Will miss the race as will be on a coach travelling back from United

I'd like to know who the least popular driver on that survey was....
 

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Looking like we'll have Hamilton vs 2 red bulls at the front for the first time. Makes a nice change to the reverse.
 

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There were a few folks saying it was Merc's title to lose one page ago, talk about premature. It's ominous how consistently quicker the Red Bulls are on a circuit that's meant to be a the Merc stronghold.
 

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Where did lewis pull out that lap from? Thought p3 would be the best he could get from the car.
Gonna be interesting tomorrow, one RB starting on MED the other on the SOFTS.

RBs will be hard to stop tomorrow.