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Any Formula 1 Fans? Discuss Here!

This week is typically a big, big week for upgrades at a great circuit: Catalunya in Barcelona.

Please tell me we have enough people to start a dialogue and conversation.

I follow all the engineering and love the aero tricks and all the things teams do to push the rules, such as burning oil or hiring away Pirelli engineers.

This is a big week for Ferrari vs Mercedes, except the race will be on the harder tire/tyre compounds.

If Ferrari has the pace this week, this could be the year, because it means they have countered Merc's big upgrade plans. Can Merc work those tires?

We shall see.

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Will the Spanish GP produce it's 11th different winners in as many years?
Will Red Bull Join Ferrari and Mercedes iat the front?
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I think Red Bull is in need of sheer luck to get a podium. They might finish 5th and 6th and not be near the front two teams. They are much farther off than anyone foresaw. But, they have some smart and crafty people.

If they podium on qualifying and race pace, I will tip my hat to them for closing a major gap to Ferrari and Mercedes.

I just can't believe that Pirelli has chosen the harder tires, because even ultrasofts have been lasting over two dozen laps.

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Barcelona is a known track to wear heavily on tyres, I think it's quite expected that Pirelli made the choice they did.
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Barcelona is a known track to wear heavily on tyres, I think it's quite expected that Pirelli made the choice they did.
Hey Tallinn, you must be pulling for Kimmi and Bottas(the 2 from Estonia North!) :-D
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I'm actually Swedish, I just happened to live in Tallinn when I registered here. Still, I love seeing Bottas beating Hamilton as I find that guy rather unsympathetic (even though I'll agree to his abilities, of course) and I always cheer for Ferrari, who ever drives the red cars. Mansell and Alesi being the drivers I've been most fond of. Vettel also has something I like, I'd really like to see him bring the title back to Maranello.
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Barcelona is a known track to wear heavily on tyres, I think it's quite expected that Pirelli made the choice they did.
Daniel Ricciardo would disagree with you.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/129335


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I'm actually Swedish, I just happened to live in Tallinn when I registered here. Still, I love seeing Bottas beating Hamilton as I find that guy rather unsympathetic (even though I'll agree to his abilities, of course) and I always cheer for Ferrari, who ever drives the red cars. Mansell and Alesi being the drivers I've been most fond of. Vettel also has something I like, I'd really like to see him bring the title back to Maranello.
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Daniel Ricciardo would disagree with you.

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I'm actually Swedish, I just happened to live in Tallinn when I registered here. Still, I love seeing Bottas beating Hamilton as I find that guy rather unsympathetic (even though I'll agree to his abilities, of course) and I always cheer for Ferrari, who ever drives the red cars. Mansell and Alesi being the drivers I've been most fond of. Vettel also has something I like, I'd really like to see him bring the title back to Maranello.
Many years ago I played Foosball in the Elmira NY airport with Ronnie Peterson after the US GP at Watkins Glen. He was an amazingly nice guy.
I am a Ferrari/Kimmi fan. BTW, my wife is Swedish. :-)
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