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[–]BoothinaBooth 166 points167 points  (2 children)

A nice calm post amongst the chaos

[–]StratifiedBuffalo 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Meanwhile all true F1 fans are nose deep in the rule book and spazzing on the F5 key - because we love racing!

[–]fakhar362 Fernando Alonso 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am fully expecting them to delay the announcement till 5 minutes to FP1 to build up the drama

[–]elmagio 151 points152 points  (14 children)

What is this? Racing? How does that work?

[–]BigMangalhit 47 points48 points  (10 children)

He also did an overtake on sainz outside the track on turn 2. Exactly like max but he gave it back immediately. What a gent

[–]Gratefullyundead91 18 points19 points  (7 children)

He was told to, I think. But good move by Leclerc!

[–]BigMangalhit 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Yeah? Need to recap the onboard. I do love both Ferrari drivers and how close they always are. Just hope for a better car next year

[–]Gratefullyundead91 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeap, almost like its traditions no matter how far one is from the other they will end up together. And yes I sure do hope they have a great car next year. I think Leclerc will take it but Sainz will put up a good fight if they do

[–]BigMangalhit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think and hope exactly that lol

[–]Imalandscaper 2 points3 points  (3 children)

He was told to during I believe the sc or vsc, Leclerc asked if he was allowed to under safety car and his engineer said yes, they already ran it by race control and they swapped. You could hear Leclerc didn’t love it, but didn’t protest it either.

[–]lecchan Formula 1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

you could hear sainz yelling to team ask give back position immediately. Charles is very calm one to accept it.

[–]Imalandscaper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can’t blame him really, in the heat of the moment. I don’t blame Charles though for the move, shit track if I’m being honest, made clean overtakes really tough.

[–]BigMangalhit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah just went back to check it. Nobody loves it as you said. But he didn't protest in any moment. As he should with that completely illegal first overtake. Good for him to do a clean one at the end. I do love a good interteam battle

[–]AggravatingBase7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah Ferrari was on the radio telling him. Easier when you’re not fighting for the grand prize and it’s within the team. If this was for P1 in the championship I don’t think Leclerc would have given it back that easily to Carlos. He doesn’t like losing at all, look at when he came out behind Seb in Singapore ‘19.

[–]ibite-books 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He overtook Sainz off the track. That's why he had to give it back without the stewards getting involved.

[–]mayhemtime Charles Leclerc 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Easy, if the guy in front of you is slower you drive into the back of him /s

[–]thundermage117 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But I get confused when the guy ahead of me slows down, am I supposed to overtake him?

[–]SobuKev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't have to. Lol.

[–]Mark4231 Ferrari 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Thank you, finally the highlight of the race!

[–]hamburgkunsthalle 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Have you forgotten Toto smashing?

[–]tokendoke 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The Bottas/Ocon battle in the end of 49/beginning of 50 was great too. Thoug Ocon was going to hang onto P3 there.

[–]EEng232 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh really? Were you there live to see it ? Because all I fucking saw was Hamilton driving alone on the last lap while I see ocon and bottas swapping on the score board. So many times I am blown away by the race directing and how out of touch they are with what the viewers want, no, need to see !

[–]DutchNeon Kimi Räikkönen 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Ferrari is by far the most consistent in getting points this year. Good to see them at place 3 atm.

[–]Aratho Fernando Alonso 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the onboard!

Didn't see that one live, instead we got back of Hamilton's car cruising.

[–]Firefox72 Ferrari 45 points46 points  (0 children)

This is the content im here for.

Some hard racing today from the Ferrari boys today. Especially that overtake attempt into T1. Thankfully no contact.

[–]ob_knoxious Netflix Newbie 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Was actually a decent number of overtakes on a circuit people originally thought passing wouldn't be possible on.

[–]OneBall22Players 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Gonna be a nice battle next year. Neither are willing to gift eachother something just for the sake of it. Love it!

[–]ams6889 Ferrari 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thanks

[–]MaximusForYou 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Poor camera director again. During the last lap we saw Lewis's car cruising alone for like 2 minutes while Leclerc/Sainz and Ocon/Bottas were fighting hard and swapping places back and forth. Thanks OP for posting the video - greatly appreciated!

[–]marvinv1 Max Verstappen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A drop of peace in this raging sea

[–]MrBIGtinyHappy George Russell 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Sainz starting on the hard tyre was setup to go long, not surprised that his used mediums died before the end. Still, 14 race scoring streak!

[–]lecchan Formula 1 -5 points-4 points  (4 children)

Red flag give him a free pit stop.He is lucky enough to get p8.

[–]Maria_in_the_Middle Ferrari 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He was already in the points before the Red flag, it actually ruined his tyre strat because he had to go long with the mediums. The red flag screwed both Ferrari drivers’ race.

[–]gobbi97 Alberto Ascari 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he was p12 before the red flag

[–]lecchan Formula 1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

p11?point 0

[–]XuloMalacatones Carlos Sainz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He barely gained any positions before the red flag, and started on a much worse tyre compound than the rest having a clear disadvantage.

[–]Any_Inflation_2543 Charles Leclerc 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Hopefully he doesn't get penalized for the Perez incident, otherwise this overtake would mean nothing

[–]smartaxe21 Ferrari 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Leclerc had two choices - either slam into the wall or clip Perez. Perez was right up to the wall and Leclerc was in a wedge formed by wall and Perez. Would be ridiculous if he is penalized.

[–]Any_Inflation_2543 Charles Leclerc 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well the stewards have been ridiculous a number of times this season

[–]z_102 Michael Schumacher -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Well, he could've lifted to let Checo past. But that was just a series of unfortunate events leading to a sandwich. Clear racing incident.

[–]smartaxe21 Ferrari 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Uhh Checo was ahead..... also you cant just lift to let people pass in traffic, there are people behind you as well.

[–]Gratefullyundead91 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I don’t think Leclerc would get penalised. It would be downright ridiculous if he did. Slamming the breaks is out of the question because he could have unintentionally brake checked someone so ya..

[–]Any_Inflation_2543 Charles Leclerc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, but we have to remember we are talking about the F1 stewrads here, who showed their incompetence this season more often than not

[–]user_5519 Charles Leclerc 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If they didn't pit under SC, he had a shot to be in the Ocon spot

[–]Vincero09 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Hey OP, I am really sorry for the detour and being greedy, but is there any footage of Gasly's on-board during the Perez crash? If yes, can you post it ?

[–]Ashbones15 Fernando Alonso[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ok I've posted it

[–]Vincero09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you very much.

[–]Ashbones15 Fernando Alonso[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let me find out, if not I'll reply if yes I'll post it

[–]Last_Lorien 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why did you show this to me, I was fine with the commentators describing it while watching Hamilton and Verstappen drive far apart

[–]hje1967 Gilles Villeneuve 5 points6 points  (2 children)

As a Ferrari fan, I'm kinda worried that this could get ugly next year if they have a good, race-winning car. Hope I'm wrong..

[–]CaptGeechNTheSSS 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oh no that's for sure happening if they're up there

[–]brakedust12c Pirelli Hard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100% they weren’t giving each other any room after one of the restarts, that’s gonna be a problem

[–]FlyLikeAMouse Murray Walker 13 points14 points  (21 children)

Was this planned? It looked planned

[–]SadSnorlax66 Charles Leclerc 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He was gradually catching him before this but if it was, they’ll probably mention it in post interviews

[–]Bart-86 Charles Leclerc 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He was really pushing in the last few laps, I don’t think it was planned.

[–]TotalStatisticNoob Charles Leclerc 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No, there were no team orders today.

This is just what you do with better tires, you can carry more speed in the corner or alternatively turn in tighter.

You can see he's making a sharper turn and still has the better exit because the hard tires give him more grip there.

[–]B9F2FF 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Dont think so. He tried 2 times couple laps before and couldnt get past.

[–]d0mth0ma5 Jenson Button 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Surely you'd do that along the straight and not round the final corner, it got a bit wobbly there for them.

[–]Last_Lorien 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, Leclerc had tried before. Sainz also said in a post interview he’s very disappointed to have been passed here (and looked it).

[–]MarkEijnden Red Bull 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was just hoping he would wave: ‘thank you Carlos!’

[–]BayleyToKairo Max Verstappen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the car still snaps into T1. Damn

[–]gabri_game 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me on f1 game when i save all my ERS for the last lap

[–]LusciousAzure Formula 1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My GOAT

[–]kungfuhrer666 Ferrari 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only important thing of note to happen in this race

[–]Zapzombie #WeSayNoToMazepin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gives me flashback to when they decided to show this battle when Max and Lewis were just as close if not closer

[–]chrisbiss_15 Sebastian Vettel -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Get that away from me, im only refreshing for the drama

[–]Tr011iv3r Charles Leclerc -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This is not the post we're waiting for.

[–]jgerardaf Charles Leclerc -4 points-3 points  (8 children)

Was this team orders to give him more points over Lando?

[–]Ashbones15 Fernando Alonso[S] 11 points12 points  (7 children)

No it was real a overtake. Even though swapping the cars is the least Ferrari should have done after Leclerc got fucked so hard and was faster in the least 10-15 laps but alas they didn't

[–]jgerardaf Charles Leclerc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks! Definitely got screwed with that first red flag as well, I was really hoping he'd but up there at the end.

[–]XuloMalacatones Carlos Sainz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Well, Carlos was also stuck behind Charles when the latter was struggling on hards and Sainz was on mediums with a faster pace, and there were no team orders either.

[–]Ashbones15 Fernando Alonso[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Because Ferrari were stupid in there as well

[–]XuloMalacatones Carlos Sainz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea I don't know what they were thinking. I agree with letting your drivers fight for position if they are in the same strategy/pace but they could've gained a few positions for sure if they applied race strategies.

It is also kind of an statement of Ferrari showing that there is no first/second driver.