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Old 11-26-2016, 04:51 AM
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Switching to inters in the first stop was a bad decision though.
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Hamilton really stopped at nothing to show just how petulant he can be this evening, and Rosberg showed just how well he can not overtake anyone or really apply much pressure at all really to take the world championship. Good wrap up to the season really.
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:07 PM
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Red Bull failing at the startegy, Raikko being disappointing and Vettel frustrated.

Nice summary indeed.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:07 PM
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I did not see the whole thing. Hamilton acted in a way that made the most sense for him to win. He is an idiot, but Rosberg is a less talented idiot who won because Hamilton's engine gave up in Malaysia.

I didn't want to see Rosberg win, but give him props; he kept pace with Lewis all season.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:02 AM
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I did not see the whole thing. Hamilton acted in a way that made the most sense for him to win. He is an idiot, but Rosberg is a less talented idiot who won because Hamilton's engine gave up in Malaysia.

I didn't want to see Rosberg win, but give him props; he kept pace with Lewis all season.
Lewis lost because he could not perfect the new start procedure. Standing starts are a major part of F1, and Lewis just could not cope with this years rules on the single clutch.
Apparently next year there is a proposal for standing starts after every safety car, which should bring more interest, more collisions and more action.
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I'm not suggesting that Hambone's tactics were petulant (you wanna be a world champ, you gotta drive like one), he could have just been significantly less whiney about the whole thing is all.

To his credit, he had a good showing on the podium. The radio chatter through the latter portion of the race on the other hand..
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:32 AM
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So, the link is busted, but apparently Rosberg is retiring now.
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A class act indeed. Going out on top is never a bad decision.
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:47 PM
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Weird decision.
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Weird decision.
I'm not sure why you'd retire when you're in your early 30s too, but Jackie Stewart also retired when he was 34, although it was probably because F1 was dangerous back then more than anything else. Not that F1 isn't dangerous still though, just that it's significantly safer now.
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Had enough, unlikely to win another one, plenty of sponsership deals coming in, move to media while still relevent, maybe have a go at a LeMans drive while still capable.. there are reasons.
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I'm not sure why you'd retire when you're in your early 30s too, but Jackie Stewart also retired when he was 34, although it was probably because F1 was dangerous back then more than anything else. Not that F1 isn't dangerous still though, just that it's significantly safer now.
And a three-time World Champion.
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Had enough, unlikely to win another one, plenty of sponsership deals coming in, move to media while still relevent, maybe have a go at a LeMans drive while still capable.. there are reasons.
In essence, it was fairly impossible to ever win anything again.

By the way does anyone remember any other single World Championship winner that retired just after winning?
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By the way does anyone remember any other single World Championship winner that retired just after winning?
Mansell quit F1 after his championship but kept racing.
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Bottas in at Merc, Massa deretires for Williams.

Looking forward to see Bottas take it to Hamilton.
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