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alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
5/5/24 5:36 p.m.

WAY TO GO LANDO!!! GREAT DRIVE!!!!!!!

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/5/24 5:36 p.m.

Max hits a bollard, LANDO WINS!

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
5/5/24 5:38 p.m.

How long has it been since the entire crowd was happy for the winner?

Tom1200
Tom1200 PowerDork
5/5/24 5:43 p.m.

So we've had another race where someone other than Verstappen winning. 

Naturally Verstappen is crushing the championship but nice to see an unexpected result.

johndej
johndej UltraDork
5/5/24 5:51 p.m.

Looks like Lando will set the record for the most podiums before a win.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/5/24 6:01 p.m.

So much passing. Excellent racing

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/5/24 7:59 p.m.

It was like a totally different track today.  Awesome race!

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/5/24 8:45 p.m.

Best quote of the day...

berkeley!

~L Norris

Purple Frog
Purple Frog GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/5/24 8:47 p.m.

Mango is the new orange!

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/5/24 8:47 p.m.

Lando had the safety car fall in his lap, but he was absolutely the fastest car today.

An absolutely legit win, no asterisk required.

DasAuto
DasAuto GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/5/24 9:42 p.m.

Go Lando!!!

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/5/24 10:11 p.m.

Max looked happier in his post race than after any of his wins in the last couple of years.  He seemed genuine, which is extremely rare for him.

DasAuto
DasAuto GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/5/24 10:34 p.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

He's pretty good friends with Lando, I bet he's super happy for him.

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/5/24 10:41 p.m.

It seemed like everyone is happy for him, drivers, crews, fans. That was a nice win. 

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
5/6/24 8:38 a.m.

Before this weekend I had been thinking that Miami is kinda underrated. There was a lot of action this weekend.

Also good to see how many drivers congratulated Lando on his in-lap and afterwards. 
 

It looked like after the restart Lando was about .2 quicker per lap than Verstappen so that McLaren definitely had pace!

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
5/6/24 9:19 a.m.

Need to see more races, but I've now come up with a theory of the RBR- it's more set up to not be passed.  Sometimes it's clearly the fastest car out there, and very much is off the line for 3 laps.  Then it's fast enough to keep the car behind it.  So it being so very hard to pass, even if you are slightly faster, you can't pass it, as the normal passing areas make it impossible to work with the DRS.

We will see if there's more evidence of that theory in the upcoming races.  But it is clearly one of the best of the best ways to win races.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/6/24 9:35 a.m.

Cool to see a first-time winner.

When was the last time a McLaren won in F1? 

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/6/24 9:51 a.m.

I am hearing rumors (seemingly reliable ones) that Logan is going to be out at Williams and either Devries or Kimi Antonelli will be in that car. More likely Nyck because Kimi would need a super license waiver. 

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
5/6/24 10:05 a.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

Riccardo won Monza in 2021 for McLaren...but before that it was 2012.

Also, there hasn't been any talk about Verstappens mistake. I haven't seen the onboard, but I don't think he had anyone near him when he cut the chicane. IMO, A bit of a oddity as it's been rare as of late for him to make a mistake.

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/6/24 10:17 a.m.
NY Nick said:

I am hearing rumors (seemingly reliable ones) that Logan is going to be out at Williams and either Devries or Kimi Antonelli will be in that car. More likely Nyck because Kimi would need a super license waiver. 

I'm not hearing any rumors, but my eyeballs tell me he should not be in that car.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/6/24 10:34 a.m.
NY Nick said:

I am hearing rumors (seemingly reliable ones) that Logan is going to be out at Williams and either Devries or Kimi Antonelli will be in that car. More likely Nyck because Kimi would need a super license waiver. 

Williams applied for a waiver for kimi last week.  No idea on how long that process takes.

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/6/24 10:52 a.m.

In reply to NY Nick :

It sure seemed that way. I loved seeing Fred Vasseur join the post race celebration!

Video: https://dubz.co/c/1e922b

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/6/24 12:13 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

There can be no greater engineering success story this year than Ferrari's tire wear improvement.  Charles did a one stop, really, and gained 4 spots.  Such a huge shift from last year.

Plus, strategy that wasn't blindly pulled out of a sack of options...

Ok, Me, maybe you forgot about the Mclaren and their mid- season upgrade last year that took them from DFL to a serious mid pack contender , which has now been advanced to winning chassis.

MiniDave
MiniDave HalfDork
5/6/24 3:03 p.m.

It was interesting that Lando simply drove away from Max, with no DRS assist......much like Max does and Sainz did when they were out in front. So is it the clean air? Something else?

I read today that Lando's win was down to Maylander making a mistake and picking up the wrong driver, that he should have picked Max up not Lando. That doesn't square with what I was seeing, but then I'm not in timing/scoring...... 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
5/6/24 3:09 p.m.
MiniDave said:

It was interesting that Lando simply drove away from Max, with no DRS assist......much like Max does and Sainz did when they were out in front. So is it the clean air? Something else?

I read today that Lando's win was down to Maylander making a mistake and picking up the wrong driver, that he should have picked Max up not Lando. That doesn't square with what I was seeing, but then I'm not in timing/scoring...... 

To me, it seems that the RBR is kind of sensitive in aero wash.  They have passed easily in the past, but for some reason this time they could not.  At least on slighly worn tires.  Dunno.

Who claimed that the SC should have picked up Max?  Lando was in the lead.  It actually did pick up Max, with Lando out in front of them.  So the whole field had to pass the SC- then waited until Lando and the field caught up.  Maybe the SC should have picked up Lando as he exited the pits.  McLaren really manipulated the "VSC" before the SC time to build a massive gap for them to pit.

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