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ChuckJr

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I thought they were designed to be able to run out of gas and still recover the test sample. AM saying the pickup tube or something might have come loose, as they know how much they put in and how much they burned (double verified by the FIA's own encrypted fuel flow meter) and there should be well more than a litre left. Something ain't adding up, I hope they can resolve it during the impound period.

I honestly thought Vettel had lost it mentally as a driver when he rammed Hamilton in Baku, then just seemed to be off in another place after that at Ferrari. To go from 4 time champ at RB then jump to falling star Ferrari just as Hamilton was going from ho-hum McLaren to top of the world at Mercedes had to mess with his head. Good to see him getting good results - but that shirt stunt fallout isn't something that seems like it would help his racecraft at this point.
 

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I thought they were designed to be able to run out of gas and still recover the test sample. AM saying the pickup tube or something might have come loose, as they know how much they put in and how much they burned (double verified by the FIA's own encrypted fuel flow meter) and there should be well more than a litre left. Something ain't adding up, I hope they can resolve it during the impound period.

I honestly thought Vettel had lost it mentally as a driver when he rammed Hamilton in Baku, then just seemed to be off in another place after that at Ferrari. To go from 4 time champ at RB then jump to falling star Ferrari just as Hamilton was going from ho-hum McLaren to top of the world at Mercedes had to mess with his head. Good to see him getting good results - but that shirt stunt fallout isn't something that seems like it would help his racecraft at this point.
I personally think Sebastian Vettel gave up at Ferrari -- just threw in the towel and mentally said, "I'll do my best week-to-week, but my head is not in a championship spot anymore because you haven't given me a championship car". I believe '17 and '18 broke any semblance of Red Bull-era young Seb that was left. He knows he's not a young buck, anymore, and has certainly matured both on and off the track. I've always loved how private he's been. Kind of like Kimi, dude is set for life, he knows it, and he's just going to go out there and be himself with all outside pressures be damned. I think if he's ever in position to actually fight for a fifth championship, he'll certainly rise to that level again, but the smaller team, mentor role, and Ferrari-less stress has got to be good for his soul. He still makes some dumb on-track mistakes and decisions, which were always the difference between he and Hamilton in their fights, but I do feel he's driving better than he has in a few years and giving Aston Martin their money's worth for him.

"I thought they were designed to be able to run out of gas and still recover the test sample."

You may be correct. If so, I hope that they find a way to get that extra few ounces out of it.
 

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Changing the speed limits around Zandvoort for next week's F1 race there.

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Hope they get better weather than Spa.

I kept the DVR running and was able to finally see the end of the festivities, but man what a slog.
 

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I'm incredibly impressed by Zandvoort's new layout, and I bet it is a blast to drive. However, I don't think anyone expected an exciting race today. The commentators deserve to win Driver Of The Day for making us all believe there was drama going on. Congratulations to Max for taking the win and regaining the championship lead. It is certainly shaping up to be an interesting second half of the season.

Fun Fact: With Spa, Zandvoort, and Monaco, Max has swept all three of his "home" races this season.
 

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Great weekend at Monza so far! If you have F1 TV and aren't watching Porsche Super Cup, you are really missing out on some great racing. Those things look like so much fun to drive. This was the last race of their season today, but you can go back and watch replays and highlights. This is a good race to start with, for sure.
 

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I just watched the highlights of the Italian GP and found it entertaining. I was glad to see someone other than the predictable two end up on the podium. There's not enough competition in F1 for my taste, so on-track events that level the field (like rain or this weekend's incident) draw my attention.
 
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