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Posted By: Justin Hynes  |  08 Jun 2014   |  9:34 pm GMT  |  245 comments

Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Riccirado took his maiden Formula One victory in Montreal after power unit problems saw Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg limp home to second place as team-mate Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire with brake problems.

Sebastian Vettel finished third after passing Force India’s Sergio Perez, who also struggled with brake issues. The race ended under the safety car when Felipe Massa also attempted to pass Perez. The two cars made contact and the Williams and the Force India both crashed heavily. The impact was recorded at 32g, according to FIA sources in the paddock.

The race stewards later decided that Perez was at fault and gave him a five-place grid penalty for the next race in Austria.

At the start, Rosberg held off a strong challenge from Hamilton, holding his line as Hamilton made a move into turn one, having made the better initial getaway. The tussle allowed Vettel to sneak through into second.Screen Shot 2014-06-08 at 21.22.53

Behind them Valtteri Bottas held fourth ahead of Massa, with Ricciardo sixth. Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, dropped back, surrendering seventh place to Jean-Eric Vergne. Kimi Raikkonen, too, made up a place, passing Jenson Button for ninth.

At the back, though, there was a collision. Just after the start Max Chilton lost control into Turn 4 and collided with team-mate Jules Bianchi, pitching the Frenchman into the barriers. Chilton, too, spun out as a result. It was the first time Chilton had failed to finish in Formula One. He was later hit with a three-place penalty for the next race for causing the accident.

When the action resumed the leaders all held position but Button lost out again, Perez passing the McLaren driver into the final chicane to take the final points position.

At the front, Hamilton made his move on Vettel at the end of lap nine, passing the Red Bull under DRS into the final chicane. The move left him Mercedes driver 1.7s adrift of his team-mate.

The first pit stop sequence
Ricciardo was the first to make a scheduled stop, though early, at the end of lap 13. The Australian swapped his starting supersoft tyres for soft rubber. The stop saw Ricciardo re-emerge in 14th place. Bottas responded, pitting on the next tour from fourth place. He emerged just in front of Ricciardo. The next lap saw Vettel, Vergne and Massa all take on soft tyres.

Massa’s stop, however, was problematic. A delay with the front left wheel saw the Brazilian lose out badly and he was jumped on track by both Ricciardo and Vergne.

Leader Rosberg stopped on lap 18, shedding his supersofts for soft tyres. Hamilton pushed hard to make up time and that forced Rosberg to be similarly committed. The German’s enthusiasm was almost very costly as he took too much kerb just after leaving the pits and almost hit the wall.

Hamilton pitted on the next lap but his in-laps hadn’t clawed back enough time to pass his team-mate and Rosberg held his lead comfortably.

After 21 laps, most of the field had made a visit to pit lane. However, Perez, still on his starting supersofts, had climbed to third behind the Mercedes drivers, while team-mate Nico Hulkenberg, on his starting soft tyres, had climbed to fourth ahead of Vettel, who led Bottas, Ricciardo, Alonso, Massa and Vergne.

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At the front, Hamilton was exerting heavy pressure on Rosberg. The German made a mistake at the end of lap 25, locked up and straightlined the chicane. The incident seemed to gain the leader time on the track and the stewards quickly put the incident under investigation for exceeding the track limits.

However, rhe officials decided not to penalise the German but handed him a final warning that he would be punished if such a mistake occurred again. Hamilton, then, would have to pass his team-mate on the track.

Perez finally pitted at the end of lap 34, the Mexican taking on his final set of tyres by discarding his supersofts for soft tyres. The stop dropped the Force India driver to ninth, ahead of Vergne.

Bottas was the first of the two-stoppers to return to pit lane at the end of the next lap. He was followed on lap 36 by Vettel. Ricciardo followed on lap 37 but his pace was sufficient to allow him to jump the champion.

Mercedes hit trouble
Hamilton, meanwhile, was on the radio reporting a loss of power. Hamilton wasn’t alone, however, and Rosberg was soon suffering with  the same issue. Both were suddenly dropping two seconds a lap to third-placed Hulkenberg. Both drivers were then told to reset their cars.

Hulkenberg made his sole stop on lap 41, taking on supersofts. He emerged in eighth position behind the Vettel/Ricciardo battle.

At the front, the Mercedes cars were still running slow – a second slower per lap than new third-place man Massa, who was 17s adrift. Rosberg was told the problem was not fixable and that both would have to push hard to stay in control.

When both made their stops, Massa who assumed the lead. The two Mercedes were left to battle each other for P2 and in their second stops Hamilton got the upper hand. A problem in Rosberg’s stop allowed Hamilton, who pitted on the following lap, to claim second. Rosberg soon had the position back however as Hamilton suddenly overshot the final chicane, clearly struggling with his brakes. The problems quickly became terminal and he was forced to retire on lap 46.

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Massa then pitted from the lead, handing control back to Rosberg. The Williams driver had been told to try to nurse his tyres to the end but the team gave up that chase and the Brazilian bolted on a new set of soft tyres.

It was Perez, then, who was left to chase down the troubled Mercedes of Rosberg. The gap between the pair disappeared within a handful of tours and on lap 52 the Mexican was just half a second down on the faltering W05 Hybrid. Behind Perez, the Red Bulls of Ricciardo and Vettel were also suddenly vaulted into contention.

Rosberg though was determined to stay in control and after being told by his team to push when he could the German began to put in better laps, eventually stabilising the gap to Perez at the one-second mark.

Futher back, the battle for fifth was hotting up, with Hulkenberg under pressure from Bottas and Massa. The Brazilian was on fresher tyres than his team-mate and the Williams pit wall soon told Bottas to let him past. Bottas attempted a move on Hulkenberg that forced the German wide at the hairpin and Massa was able to leapfrog both, stealing fifth. With new tyres and running faster than anyone else on track he began to close on Vettel, who had climbed to fourth behind Ricciardo.

The thrilling finale
The final few laps were as incident-packed as any in recent memory as a four-car train formed behind Rosberg, all battling for the lead. It was Ricciardo who made the decisive move though, first sneaking past Perez into turn one, and then passing the struggling Rosberg under DRS later in the lap to take the lead. Behind them Vettel pressed Perez and eventually got past the Mexican, who was struggling with brake wear, on the penultimate lap.

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Massa, on much fresher tyres, saw his chance and attempted to get past Perez on the penultimate lap. The pair collided at high speed and both arrowed off track and hit the barriers hard, scattering debris across the circuit. The safety car was immediately deployed, giving Vettel no chance to make a move on Rosberg in the final corners.

Ricciardo, then, took his first grand prix victory ahead of Rosberg and Vettel. Button was a surprise fourth, with Hulkenberg fifth. Fernando Alonso was sixth for Ferrari ahead of Bottas, Vergne, the second McLaren of Kevin Magnussen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX, Montreal, 70 Laps

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1h39m12.830s
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes +4.236s
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull +5.247s
4. Jenson Button McLaren +11.755s
5. Nico Hulkenberg Force India +12.843s
6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari +14.869s
7. Valtteri Bottas Williams +23.578s
8. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso +28.026s
9. Kevin Magnussen McLaren +29.254s
10. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari +53.678s
11. Sergio Perez Force India -1 lap
12. Felipe Massa Williams -1 lap
13. Adrian Sutil Sauber -1 lapa
14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber -6 laps

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Nico Rosberg [mod] when he parked it in Monaco. Now he cut a corner, made no visible effort to let Lewis Hamilton close up. Hamilton has to close in a second time, thanks to no penalty for Rossberg. Having put in twice the effort to close on the cheat, he had to exploit the car even more which shows why his brakes failed when Rossberg’s held on. What does Keké Rosberg think of his son now? He was highly critical of Michael Schumacher. Here Keke’s own son, is now the author of two ‘cheats’ that won advantage. Add the fact that reliability seems to favour the Rossberg car from race 1, you have to wonder if Lewis [mod] to have equal opportunity at Mercedes Petronas F1 and equal justice with Charlie Whiting and Co.

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@ james allen Here is another question for you james it requires more of an opinion than a statement of fact. who do you think would be the more popular winner of this years wdc if it came down to a choice between lewis and nico. I think from the fans perspective its 50/50 but what about from a journalists view and those in the paddock. I ask this because I get the feeling from many quarters that lewis is not liked or respected that much in either the paddock or by journalists. they admire the mans ability but not so much the man. your thoughts please

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Congratulation Daniel… Best race of the season. And yes i have to agree that the TV coverage was very very ordinary.

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@james allen thank you for answering that question about rosberg snr 82 but im mortified to think that his son may emulate him this year that would be the mother of all coincidences

5

Great job by all drivers on the podium.

The thing Hamilton can take comfort from and Rosberg needs to think of is if this early in the season with hardly any pressure on he is making these mistakes what will he be doing when we have 3 races left and the pressures ratchets up to the level championships usually do.

He has made 3 mistakes now and due to the pace of merc and good fortune he has gotten away. These are Canada, Monaco and China where he spun.

Lots of title race left.

6

All this “NR got away with murder because he cut the chicane and got unfair advantage” makes little sense. That was a small matter – a mistake resulting in a cut corner, this happens all the time in races. LH was not overtaking NR, not even attempting to do it. The fact that NR was under pressure does not matter – also because LH was over his tail for quite a few times, and nothing came out of it. It only means the pressure was not enough. To impose penalty and thus decide the race outcome by such interference would be a certain travesty. There is a rule which covers the infringement (ie cutting a corner) – you have to give up the retained position if the challenging car was already in an overtake mode (side by side, and so on). The stewards by the way took a correct approach by issuing a warning to NR, although I am not sure if another genuine mistake like this (say, at another corner/chicane) by should have resulted in a penalty to the leading car. Or was the warning only for the specific corner? A non-issue, anyway.

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The most dramatic race in a long long time. Finally Merc faulted not with one but both cars. RIC deserved his victory and congrats to him. Vettel was happy for him with a bear hug raising him victorious, a gentleman indeed and taking it very well as a four times WDC.

RIC’s victory will be masked by the incident from Massa and Perez. A penalty for Perez wasn’t necessary but someone has to take the rap else F1 will look unsafe, not a good PR scheme eh.

Watched the clip a couple of times I felt Massa was more at fault IMHO. Let’s say he passed Perez I bet he woulda flown to the tyre wall and could have taken Vettel out too. Massa was way too wild approaching turn one. But I didn’t liked his immediate accusation of Perez and said he deserved more than just a 5 place grid penalty.

Ferrari had better pack their bags for this season and concentrate on 2015 if I were them. Kimi and Alonso looked so pathetic, what a shame both of them are not in the fight at all for the WDC.

Hamilton has to be very unlucky with two dnfs and Nico looked subdued but still managed to grab 18 points. So now Merc has to be scratching their heads hard which is interesting and allow the others to play catch up. On Hamilton break issues, could it have been his style of late and hard breaking causing the failure as the cars are so fragile this year. The chicane cutting was so uncanny when both drivers did almost a carbon copy.

Am waiting impatiently for Austria.

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kenneth chapman

i very much doubt that canada really proved too much in the grand scheme of things. mercedes have such superiority that they can afford a few sizeable doses of misfortune and still romp away with the titles.

red bull and the others are still on the back foot and the canada result was, whilst welcome, a momentary lapse. taking nothing away from ricciardo’s win, he himself stated that it was ‘fortuitous’, but his talent shone through as being able to exploit a situation and gain a valuable result for himself and the team. this then applies more pressure to vettel which, in ricci’s case, is also fortuitous. i still am of the opinion though that vettel will still come back hard and really test ricciardo’s skills, which is as it should be.

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Leonard Victor

Both Massa and Perez were daft. Massa pulled right and Perez slightly pulled left. There was plenty of space for both. Looking at past driving, both of them seem to have a death wish, but worryingly, as much for other drivers as themselves. They both need a good talking to.

Great drive by Button in a slug of a car. Rosberg confirming he is an intelligent driver with strategic talent, but he is also undoubtedly fast. Apologies for two posts in one go.

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I called out the Mercedes brake issue – CHANCES TO SHINE AS F1 TEAMS HEAD TO MONTREAL Comment June 4th, 2014 @ 1:03 am.

Well done Daniel on the win. Courageous and Calculated.

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Leonard Victor

TV director and camera work was dismal. Particularly at the hairpin where cameraman seemed to be robotic in thinking every shot must end with a zoom in on the crowd while missing vital action on the track. The director missed at least half of the action by cutting to the WRONG drivers at the wrong time

This is the worst TV direction of any F1 race I have ever seen. If you must cut to a Z list celebrity girlfriend in the pit, do so for no more than one second (if at all) but not five to ten seconds while missing entertaining action in the race. Sports TV is quite simple really. FOLLOW THE RACE! Doh.

12

Fascinating race. Kudos to Ricciardo – he did everything right and the pass on Perez was top drawer.

Rosberg deserves credit for bringing the car home and getting back to a decent pace once he figured out how to drive the car in its damaged state. However he also deserves condemnation for cynically powering across the chicane after he’d locked up. Twice in two races he’s benefited hugely from his own mistake, which rather gives the lie to F1’s claim to be the premier challenge for a driver…

If the rules didn’t allow the stewards to impose a penalty (the 5 sec hold on his next stop would seem fair) then either the rules need to be looked at or the circuit designers need to have yet another look at chicane design, although it’s hard to see what they could do differently without making crashes more likely.

If the stewards did have it in their power to impose a penalty, then I think they erred in not doing so. Not because Rosberg made a mistake, but because once he’d missed the chicane he deliberately drove to create an advantage from the situation.

I’m also not convinced by the Perez penalty. His line looked pretty standard – I assume he was penalised because he was braking earlier due to his car issues, but still let the car move left a little at the kink. Plenty of drivers were closing the door under braking into the left hander. Seems harsh, and there was still plenty of room. It looked like Massa either was caught out by the early braking, or didn’t go as far to the left as he should have. He should have known to leave more room at that point on the circuit – the track is far from straight. Fault on both sides, so I would have thought a racing incident.

13

Interesting to read some comments already giving to championship to Rosberg. We’re not even half season yet! And Rosberg has only beat Hamilton once on the track. It ain’t over till it’s over.

14

Exciting and fantastic race all the way from the start.

Battles everywhere you look on top of some really strange stuff.

So now we all know it.

To have close run with Merc, all other teams must have extra 160 PS (if it is really true that they didn’t have MGU-K from lap 37 all the way to the end).

Strange stuff in my mind would be:

This is bit hard to believe (that they had MGU-K malfunction entirely from lap 37 to the end) since Merc was for some time loosing 2+ sec a lap, only to get it down to pretty much Perez’s lap time which was pretty much 1:19’2 from lap 35 to the end (ROS has 3 laps in 1:22-1:23 and the rest of them faster, last 17 laps in 1:19.).

Strange is also (it Merc statement is true) that Perez couldn’t overtake Rosberg once he got to DRS (0,5 sec behind) with same engine.

Especially if you look at the speed trap data Perez 335,8 Km/h, to Rosberg 312,2 Km/h.

I don’t believe that Rosberg’s data is correct, since he had pretty much the same top speed as Lewis while they were running together and Lewis has recorded 331,6 Km/h.

I’d kind of understand this if that was one of Renault powered teams with their alleged 80 PS disadvantage (even then hard to believe as RIC proved).

But even then once Renault powered car passed Perez, Daniel overtook Rosberg within 2 laps and what looked with ease (Ricciardo had top speed recorded at 328,8 Km/h).

Strange also was that he gained much of the time only in third sector, while he was on pair or even loosing time to Rosberg in first two sectors.

I can’t wait for race analysis tomorrow, maybe some of this strange stuff will be explained.

15

What a race! Trust Canada to produce a classic again with the favourites being beaten through the hybrid engine failures on what is supposed to be the unbeatable engine unit. Canada produced a classic in 2011 with Jenson winning after being last, this Daniel Ricciardo coming through from 7th, I think, to win with two amazing overtakes to take 2nd and then 1st!

Well done Daniel!

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Stephen taylor

James will Kimi finish higher than 7th in a race this year?

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Of course, I’m sure he will. The Ferrari was good with the full update kit, they just couldn’t run all of it due to cooling concerns so faded in quail and the race. They will be stronger in the next two races, I imagine

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James you only imagine it, there is no certainity

Ferrari will continue to falter and there will be no improvements what so ever, At least the last six seasons point this fact

I can even forsee a situation where Mclaren and Force India can do better than Ferrari like they did in Canada, whereas RBR and williams have already pulled away from Ferrari. F14T is not a prancing horse rather it is a prancing donkey

What a waste of time, resources and Exertion ate Ferrari. Pathetic team Bar Alonso

19

@James could you please answer this question has a driver ever won a wdc having far fewer race wins than his fellow drivers thank you

20

What do you count as “far fewer”? I did a stat on this awhile back, can’t remember it all now. But I think 5x a WDC has won while winning 2 or 3 less races than the winningest driver(s).

Lauda won in 1984 with 5 wins versus Prost’s 7. Piquet beat Mansell in 1987 even though the win count was 6-3 in Mansell’s favour. As JA mentioned, Rosberg Sr won only 1 race in 1982, while a whole host of others had won 2 races that season.

No one has won 4-or-more fewer races than the winningest driver(s) in a season, and won the DWC.

21

This title race is currently reminding me a bit more of 1987 though. Nigel Mansell scored twice the number of wins that Nelson Piquet did, and each of Piquet’s 3 wins relied on to some extent on misfortune befalling the leading car. Piquet was usually second when Mansell was first, and had far better reliability. In fairness to Piquet, it needs to be said that Piquet had a huge early season shunt at Imola which may have affected his speed for the rest of the year.

In 1982, I think no driver scored more than 2 wins; Keke Rosberg scored 1 and was second often. It’s true that he is unlikely to have won if not for the accidents that befell Villeneuve and Pironi.

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Rosberg Sr in 1982?

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Which is disturbing having in count the summer is coming. 🙂

24

Congrats to Ricciardo.

Massa too needs to take some responsibility for the accident. He could have been patient like Vettel and Ricciardo. He was trying to squeeze in a difficult spot. In fact I blame Massa for that incident. He is an experienced driver and should have known better.

Good work by Nico who managed to bring in a wounded car. People said Hamilton will blow away Nico in Montreal. Even Button said Hamilton will destroy Nico. But cool Nico prevailed.

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Nico was very, very, lucky… But he’s actually been a lot closer to Lewis in terms of outright speed, than many of us thought, over the season.

So, IMHO he is a stronger driver than many realised.

Massa has to take some responsibility for the accident. Yes, Perez strayed, but I’m not sure if Massa would have made the move stick as he came absolutely flying in! I suppose the stewards checked all the data; but it looked optimistic to me.

And congrats to Daniel! Keep on smiling!

26

Nico is certainly riding his luck at the moment. I thought he was lucky to not get a penalty for reversing onto the track in Monaco and now gaining an advantage here through the last chicane and getting away scot free. Unbelievable!! Surely they should make a rule that if that happens the car behind is allowed to close up to the car in front to the DRS zone again??

Ferrari really need to sort their lives out….again. I never thought I wanted to see another redbull win again but I’m happy it’s not one of the Mercedes duo up there.

27

I’m left wondering about Nando’s options, having read the comments. After this race perhaps Alonso should head for Williams for 2015, to join / replace his old pal – and obtain Merc power in a car which seems to have restored potential for the future ?

28

Why would you wish that on any team.

Alonso went to Ferrari when they were competitive and dragged them down to the midfield.

The team internally is fragmented unable to build a decent car for both drivers – which they managed for Kimi and massa.

Williams will be better off looking at Bianchi or one of the other drivers showing potential.

Williams are on the up – while – I have no time for Williams (still cannot get over how they treated Mansell and Hill -yeah I can hold a grudge) they deserve better than what Alonso brings to a team

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kenneth chapman

@ thompson…… just a small query. do you think that alonso would’ve made the exact same move on perez that massa did?

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kenneth chapman

@ thompson… maybe maniacal passing attempts should be labelled,’ doing a pastor’. it would then have instant recognition!!!

31

Someone already said it. Massa, it’s time to go.

He drove well on Sunday till it was time for the money shots – with the advantages he had over the cars in front he could not deliver – even Button would of won that race in the Williams.

The speed he approached that corner to try the pass on Perez he would of overshot the corner.

I’ll tell you now my initial reaction to the accident – I jumped out of my seat and swore at him calling him something I cannot repeat on these pages before thinking how serious the accident could of been.

How can you penalize the man in front anyway?

If that was an insurance claim…….

To answer your question – no Alonso would not have made that move imo.

Only Maldonado would.

32

Mansell and Hill, two drivers that are nothing compared to Alonso. I like your thinking though you sound like you are a key part of Ferrari’s technical team. Good job.

33

Mansell and Hill both won their championships against drivers in equal machinary. No no.1 status and no obvious politricks – Hills championship was won with the whole team against him knowing he had already been replaced and would not be allowed to defend his title – can you imagine that, both drivers under valued.

Maybe I’m biased but imo Mansell would have crushed Alonso in the same car – look at his stats.

Hill was an unassuming fellow still comes across a bit goofy on the telly now – but he had his father’s gift and would have given Alonso a much harder time than most would think – again look at his stats against teammates (he beat villnerve when he was the @?!t!)

Alonso has always needed his teamates shackled to shine ask Trulli, he”ll tell you.

34

James you missed a point on Dan’s pass on Perez:

“As per Perez, Daniel managed to get ahead of me when I had an electrical issue with my car, but I managed to reset the system for the final couple of laps.”

35

Daniel Riccardo, what a great drive and composer. Driver of the day, no questions asked.

I’m really wondering about fans paying attention to what is going on during the race. After Nico cut the chicane and got his fastest time, he slowed down to let Ham catch up, before continuing to defend his position. This is very clear to see on TV and the lap times. I’m sure that is the reason he didn’t get a penalty handed to him.

Also Hamilton has nobody else to blame but himself. Both cars had the same failure around the same time, but instead of nursing the car and readjust the brake bias to be easier on them so he can at least earn some important points, Lewis continued to attack Nico. The rest is history, and I’m afraid this immature behavior has been and will be Lewis achillis heel, and mean he never will be one of the greats.

Seb showed how to be gracious in defeat. I highly doubt Hamilton or Alonso would’ve been able to celebrate their team mates first victory so geniuosly. Seb is not done yet in F1 and we will see more great stuff from him soon enough.

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kenneth chapman

@emanuel….re your comments re rosberg’s ‘slow down’ to rectify any advantage he gained when failing to make the corner. very interesting. could you please post the data that supports this discovery as it would help all those hamilton fans to understand the truth of the matter and not claim that hamilton was screwed over by the stewards unfairly.

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There will be no post showing the slow down data as it does not exist, Nico remained out of drs range for several laps from being less than 5 tenths ahead before the lock up, that’s the truth of the matter regardless of stewards taking action or not. You don’t have to be a fan of Nico or Hamilton to see the truth of the matter, just a fan of F1 and an observer of what happened rather than what you wish had happened.

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kenneth chapman

@ truth….so rosberg is publicly lying? what i wish has absolutely zippedy doo dah with this outcome. to presume that you know better than the stewards is a load of old garbanzos.

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This is reply to post #9. Couldn’t reply there.

Kimi had problems with his power unit. It delivered sudden and unexpected bursts of power throughout the race.

This is 100th attempt to send comment. Previous attempts got sucked into oblivion. I’m using iPad with Safari.

Is there some kind of automatic anti-spam filter in use here? Machine told me I’m typing too fast or something.

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Yeah, I am having troubles posting also. Chrome browser.

41

It strikes me that ROS still hasn’t beaten HAM in a straight/fair fight.

He’s capitalised on two DNF’s for Lewis, and then there’s Monaco, jury’s still out on that one in many people’s eyes on whether that was fair.

In contrast to Lewis’ wins where he came out on top as a result of good hard racing or he simply steam-rolled Nico on pace.

Great drive by Dan.

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@Henri I totally agree but given the amount of help and luck rosberg is receiving he does not have to beat lewis in a straight fight. I really feel for lewis I think he is going to get screwed one way or another this season!

43

Very good for Ricciardo. Now I have two favorite pilots – Alonso and Ricciardo.

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kenneth chapman

same as mine, two really good out and out racers.

45

Mine are Vettel and Hamilton, both are trailing their teammates but just wait end of the season. Although both Nico and Daniel are awesome too…….

46

Everybody’s talking about Rosberg escaping a potential penalty. Are we forgetting the fact that both of em had problems with the car and Rosberg with a loss of about 160 bhp (estimated) of power and a car terrible on brake balance managed the situation pretty well?

The Force India guys I had to reset the electronics of the car to resolve an issue that kinda slowed him down to attack from Ricciardo. If that would not have happened Rosberg could have took the full 25 points. Great race. Again, sad for the Ferraris.

A season to forget yet again for Ferrari.

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