Good ol Ferrari! They managed to evolve from being so dominate in practice and qualifying to having nothing but problems in the race. Typical!
Clarke_B wrote: On another note whatever happened the Red Bull driver academy? Most of the rejects are plying their trade in the E series whilst Toro Rosso are giving a seat to a Russian with more money than talent.
Gasly looks terrible.
El Green wrote: Shanghai is my current "home" grand prix, i've been looking forward to this one for quite some time.
I will also be attending a special meet and greet with the Mercedes Team this evening (minus the drivers) and have been asked to come prepared with some questions.
Anyone here got any suggestions? Will need them by around 1/2PM UK time (preferably earlier as the qs may need to be screened). I will report back with answers.
After Leclerc's crash, Mercedes even played a little trick on Ferrari, by sending their two cars out for their final run a little early, expecting Vettel to follow them. Ferrari took the bait, only for the Mercedes drivers to stop at the end of the pit lane and pretend to do practice starts, forcing Vettel to pass them. Which left him without the benefit of a tow for his lap.
This led to an amusing exchange in the news conference, when Vettel said: "Your fake starts in Q3. Did you do a start or did you just stop?"
Hamilton replied: "We just dummied you, basically!"
Which raises the question - was the Mercedes actually the quicker car, or did they get pole as a result of Leclerc's crash and Vettel's compromised session? As Hamilton said, a tow can be worth as much as half a second.
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