The Racing Thread

To be fair, Haas has the best hair in all of F1. KMag and Hulk look like a Waffen SS recruiting poster. If I had to rank the F1 teams by driver's hair:
1. Haas.
2. Kick Sauber Audi (This is all Bottas)
3. Alpine. They look like fuckbois but fuckbois have great hair.
4. RB VCarb CashApp EIEIO. Isn't Yuki adorable?
5. Aston Martin (would score higher if "bed head" were in fashion)
6. Williams. Sargeant carries this team for once
7. McLaren. Oscar's a living Hermie the Elf from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
8. Red Bull. Finally, Checo brings something to the team.
9. Mercedes...FFS Lewis, pick something.
10. Fuck Ferrari because Ferrari

I agree with all of this, except #10. That was an emotional choice. You're better than that.

I just looked at qualifying for Silverstone. What the fuck just happened in England? We're in the End Times, aren't we?

Checo went out with 8 minutes left in Q1 cause he beached himself. Bet Horner went back into the paddock to skim over his contract one last time. Was a great quali overall.

I even watched the F2 sprint and that was a complete fucking shit show.
 
2024 McLaren is 2023 Ferrari.

Silverstone and COTA are some of the best races. I feel like the season is building towards some epic moment.
 
Best rave of the season IMO. McLaren pit strategy lost them 1 and 2.
Wrong tires and didn't get the front wing angle adjusted. McLaren doesn’t bone up that pit and the race is much closer. Would Norris have taken Hamilton? 🤔
 
Back in 70s through the 90s, my Dad worked as a race official for Indy cars. That’s also why I probably don’t really care for racing. Also, F1 has gotten incredibly boring as the cars get bigger. The old historic tracks like Monaco just aren’t built for them. They need to make the cars smaller to make racing great again. Also look at the finish times. That s a lot of people off pace. IMG_1308.png
 
F1 more than ever relies heavily on strategy. That said, races are far, far better than the Senna/ Proust years, but I didn't follow the sport from the early 90's to 2022, so I missed a lot.

Totally agree with @BloodStripe on car and track sizes. I think they are decreasing the size in 2026, but they will still be larger than previous years. I think a lot of that has to do with changes to the cars necessitating the space: larger gas tanks, safety, and power units that are complex and much larger than the last. Yeah, Monaco is unwatchable save for a race-changing wreck. Indy these days is hilarious, those races look like amateur hour. NASCAR is essentially a horribly, horribly managed spec series.
 
I feel like the season is building towards some epic moment.
Considering the relentless hyping up of the Norris v. Verstappen contact in Austria last week, you’d think that was the pivotal turning point.

Also Checo allegedly is going to run into the brick wall that is the prerequisites for his contract extension so apparently he’s in danger of losing his seat too. Maybe that explains Sainz’s dithering?
 
Considering the relentless hyping up of the Norris v. Verstappen contact in Austria last week, you’d think that was the pivotal turning point.

Also Checo allegedly is going to run into the brick wall that is the prerequisites for his contract extension so apparently he’s in danger of losing his seat too. Maybe that explains Sainz’s dithering?

I think that's wishful thinking on Sainz' part. Marko's trying to figure out how to handle the Perez, Danny Ric, Lawson situation. Yuki deserves Checo's seat though. Sargeant's out qualifying Checho...
 
Back in 70s through the 90s, my Dad worked as a race official for Indy cars. That’s also why I probably don’t really care for racing. Also, F1 has gotten incredibly boring as the cars get bigger. The old historic tracks like Monaco just aren’t built for them. They need to make the cars smaller to make racing great again. Also look at the finish times. That s a lot of people off pace. View attachment 45212

People weren't necessarily off the pace as much as they were off the pit strategy. Like, poor Leclerc was coming in for a NEW set of inters at the same time everyone was coming in for their first. Horner did to Perez what CNN is doing to Biden. Oh, you have contract obligations? Have fun with these inters outside of the points. Straight turned against ol' boy.
 
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