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Topic: Abu Dhabi 2022 Heroes and Zeroes (Read 412 times)

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Jericoke

Snooze race that leaves nothing to discuss over the winter.

I’d hoped that Lewis would get his win.

I was hoping to see Hamilton and Alonso (and I suppose Max) send off Vettel with the year end donuts. Watching 2nd and 3rd race/championship finishers doing the donuts felt empty.

Heck, I wanted to see things unfold if Hamilton or the pit wall was right on the strategy. A much crap as Ferrari is getting for their strategy, Mercedes threw away a few points this season too.


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To give

Biggest mistake F1 made was not having Brazil as the final race.
You never knew what the weather would do and it’s a nice circuit.

“It’s often said truth is the first casualty of war,”


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Andy B

Biggest mistake F1 made was not having Brazil as the final race.
You never knew what the weather would do and it’s a nice circuit.

It’s all about who’ll pay the most I expect!

Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!


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Monty

Boring! (Only my own opinion of course!)


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Alianora La Canta

I was in hospital all week, and found Abu Dhabi a good-paced race given that I was obliged to follow via BBC Radio and text commentary.

Heroes

Leclerc – I did not give a snowball’s chance in the Sahara of Leclerc being able to get the Ferrari to finish ahead of the two-stopping Perez in the faster Red Bull, given that Ferrari’s had major problems with tire management. Still, he managed it.

Verstappen – textbook victory in terms of technique, plus unexpected bout of sportingness by refusing to block Leclerc.

Vettel – How did he get a point out of that strategic mess?!? (I think Aston Martin put too much emphasis on given Seb a good send-off and not enough on giving him a happy last race).

Zeroes

The Emirates authorities – for sneakily adding $10,000 of charges to country entrance fees to cover the race, a week before the race. That’s awful for planning, especially for independent journalists for whom that might represent a quarter of their expenses for the season.

Haas – for yelling at Mick Schumacher for the wicked crime of… …doing a donut at what is likely to be the last race of his F1 career. Even Mick’s engineer seemed puzzled at the lack of basic civilization in the Haas management’s approach to the situation.

The FIA ​​- Messed up the celebration rules by only allowing a few people to do donuts (Mick technically broke the special in-race regulations by doing donuts) and generally didn’t seem to know how to make a firm decision.


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lkjohnson1950

At the hospital? Are you all right? Whatever is bothering, Get Well Soon!!

Lonny


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Monty

At the hospital? Are you all right? Whatever is bothering, Get Well Soon!!

^^^^^Agreed^^^^^^


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Alianora La Canta

At the hospital? Are you all right? Whatever is bothering, Get Well Soon!!

Spent most of the week in hospital with an infection and an incarcerated hernia. Apparently, it was arrested for breaking and entering into the space my bowels should have been in, and pronounced guilty of obstructive conduct by some internal court. This could have resulted in surgery but after the third reduction, the hernia got the hint and went back where it belonged, on parole. (I will need surgery for it later, but there is going to be testing to find out whether that’s “in a few weeks” or “when it’s my turn in the queue that I’ve already been in for the last 14 months – and thus will likely be on/before April”).

There was a point where people were also talking about surgery because there was a suspected perforation, but thankfully it looks like it was “just” some stuff in that area being overdramatic and blocking the flow of things. The set of antibiotics I got given in the hospital calmed things down a lot but hasn’t fixed everything, so I’ve been sent home with 3 different antibiotics, given 4 outpatient appointments to go check various systems, and told not to go to work for 4 weeks. Yes, this puts me going back to work on the week leading up to Christmas…


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willy

Damn, Ali, I hope this gets sorted faster than April for you.
Best wishes from me for a speedy recovery.


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John S

Damn, Ali, I hope this gets sorted faster than April for you.
Best wishes from me for a speedy recovery.

Ditto from me too. All the best Alia.

Racing is life – everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)


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cosworth151

I hope you feel better soon, Ali. Certainly sooner than April!

“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won’t find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
Bob Dylan


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Andy B

That’s not good Ali I hope you have a speedy recovery and are back on form soon. :good:

Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!


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lkjohnson1950

Had a minor sort of hernia myself (nothing obstructed). They did microsurgery, little, tiny incision, rummage around with fiberoptic camera, stitch everything back in place, done. Did it as an outpatient, all healed in a couple weeks. Hope yours is just as easy, and done soon!

Lonny



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