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Episode 18 路 1 year ago

2021 Dutch GP Race Discussion


We return after a nice long summer break, which was extended due to the Belgian rain which gave us an extra non-race weekend. The 2021 Dutch GP was highly anticipated due to it's newly introduced banking on turns 3 and 14. The Dutch GP delivered and exceeded expectations. The fans were out there to cheer for Max and he did put up a stellar show! FIghting against a charging Hamilton, Max had to fight for the win till the later part of the race.

In this episode we discuss:

  1. valtteri its James
  2. Hamilton complains about tires (why am I not surprised)
  3. Max wins his 1st Home GP! 馃弾
  4. "If you cant overtake max, over take the rest of the field" - Sergio Perez
  5. Toto cock blocks Alex Albon/Horner Holier Than Thou
  6. Alpine on the up and running!
  7. S馃叡inalla again!
  8. The orange army
  9. This Episode is bought to you by Zandvoort Banking Corners 馃槏

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I personally want to mature and move away from using that term, but Vettel is like a dog who needs to pee you to mark his spot. He needs to spin on every track to mark his spot. Like okay, I was here least once yes, Atleast once hello and welcome back to F1 FanFiction. This is, after a long break if you' re wondering why we weren' t here last week after the Belgian GP, then you are not an F1 fan, so it rained come on. I mean there was then nothing happened. Two laps driving behind a safety car is not a race and it doesn' t warrant an episode yeah. We do even the FIA says It is a race. It is not. It' s not, its not, We are your hosts. I am a Akash and I' m Sarang and let' s get a few messages out for so for folks new. Listening to this, I don' t know why, if you' ve not subscribe yet what are you doing come on, go hit that subscribe button. Go like as go share it with your friends, get everyone on board this train and and follow us week after week. If you' re new, you don' t know this, but we have a side series that also runs once a month called fireside chats where we interview anyone Actually. I mean to tomorrow. We might just even interview you for all. We know. So it' s all fun. It' s all unplugged here, join the train. Follow US everywhere on our Insta, an twitter. We are F1 FanFiction, let' s get into the show, Sarang your thoughts on Mercedes Shenanigans, let' s just start there, oh well, I mean we all saw what happened yesterday, especially with podcast. You know there were some team oders going on some insulting some, not so much especially the race leaders", I mean wow. That was a burn. Was it I like a bully system at this point right, it' s like and it was. it was very early into the race as well as like a lap eighteen or something, and being told at this pace yeah we are not interacting with the leaders and the burn on that on lap twenty nine. So when he' s leading the race and both the read leaders have had a pit stop its its like so for this it looks like a race win, but we leave it up to you. So it' s like you do you yeah, but they didn' t say whose race win it was. so yeah it was still up in the air man this is pure bully system happening Yesterday. yeah I mean I felt bad for Bottas yesterday, very honestly, yeah I mean everything right like like the one you mentioned it lap, twenty nine, where he was ahead, I mean they were clearly, You know, making him use as an old block for for was Verstappen, but that wasn' t really helpful. I didn' t get why they did it because he was on super old ties. There' s nothing you could have done. to stop Verstappen. I think Verstappen used the right strategy at that time he kind of held back to not. You know, run in the dirty air that Bottas was throwing out from back of his car and they kept them out, but that didn' t like gain them anything at all like he ended up Third, no matter what. so, I don' t really get the whole whole thing that did back then. yeah. I guess there was just some some play of hopefulness that maybe he hold up Max man yeah well, but at least the good part is a thing gets replaced by a fin, so I mean he' s off to Alfa Romeo. I hope it' s not a place where people retire from that one car where I apewell yeah, that' s where old drivers go and take their...

...own grave is that is that in a Alpha' s going to be a new retirement tame now yeah, I think we' ll have weekly binges soon. Retirement drivers is paired with Italians. Playing bingo on Sunday afternoon. Share sure is that where I can indins for the race you a yeah, I feel, like he was actually at Zandvoort but just a just a few yards to the west of the beach, possibly just chilling with the beer and be like yeah, I' m done I' ve retired Now I feel like that, like it turned in his papers that this is my last season and then just yeah. I have corvid sure. two weeks notice right? Lke that' s me. After giving my two weeks notice, anyways, let ' s get back to Mercedes, I mean yeah, but I mean another awesome thing that happened yesterday with Bottas was the whole last fastest lap thing, I guess he they had to pit him because, obviously like they were trying to make the one stop work which obviously wasn' t going to. I don' t even know why they attempted it in the first place, but either ways they first of all pit him for fresh tires and then tell him that don' t get the fastest lap. I mean. How are you supposed to say someone that drive slow just because you want to receive that one precious point for Hamilton and yeah Obviously, Valtteri went for it, but I think once he got the radio message Valtteri it' s James.. I think that' s what that that was the end of it he had to slow down after that yeah man, I don' t. I don' t understand that team. I mean sure they say that there was. there were some vibrations I am personally not buying into it. Yeah, I' m definitely not buying into it, but sure there were vibrations and you get someone on new tires. How can you not hope that he' s going to go for the fast( est lap) come on come on? At that point, I whoever call I mean even if Bernie Ecclestone called from wherever he is retiring. You shouldn' t, because you already have a multi year contract, Alfa Romeo come on exactly yeah. I don' t know what what James has on Bottas, because it seems like he has some dirt on him because everytime james comes on the radio, but as just surrender. Yes, yeah, that' s a very fair point, as there could be something lying around there, because his race Engineer earlier mentioned him that you know doing go for the fastest lap. He didn' t listen, he kept going, but as soon as it was James, it was like done He had He started slowing down, and that too was a very, very direct message right It is like do not attempt like abandon your purple lap, I was like ok that' s a regardless. He got the fastest lap and then obviously Hamilton had to pit and get the fastest lap yeah but yeah, but that played into Verstappen' s hands. I think because any threat I mean not that Hamilton had a thread by the end of the race, because he didn' t have much tire life left in those, but any threat that he kind of posed to verstappen was completely eliminated and it was just a breeze after that, so yeah yeah, I mean tire threat to Hamilton. Yesterday was let me actually count. So there was lap five. There was lap, thirty two lap forty four forty five, forty eight and sixty six times he' s complained about tires yesterday, once he said on the radio that oh Max is very lucky with traffic and then coming from Lewis Okay and then, when tires couldn' t do any much good for him to play...

...him as an underdog, for whatever reason he started. Blaming the power unit to which his that was hilarious his raced engineers very prompt, saying, there ' s no, there' s no problem with the power unit, and at that point my head was like it' s you. It' s the driver, yeah I mean as soon as he came on to the radio in lap five, I think right I was sure like. Yes, this is going to be a very long race with a lot of complaining going on. I mean it' s awesome that even in a mercedes which was not as fast as the red bull. That was very clear on yesterday' s track. He was able to really put up a good challenge on max and he did put a lot of pressure on him, so you know complete Kudos to him for that, but but the complaining man stop it just stop it. Please stop it or least don' t show us that radio, please I' m tired of it by now. True Man, I don' t want to hear him complain like it. I don' t care about his tires at this point, my brains like lap when he has tired his issues until he finishes. If he' s winning, there are not tire move on, I, if I I mean not fi but like a the F one in general fm who basically handles the screams, is to blame a little eviter. Definitely I guess him, like Hamilton being the top driver right now. They kind of put him under the microscope and probably like pick and choose each and every of his radio common and like show it on the life broadcast with Wich. They don' t do for other drivers yeah. We don' t really get a very good pat on what how other drivers are like interacting with their teams, but they kind of single him out. So I think it also kind of puts this perception in the viewers e that you know he' s just constantly completing, but she does I' m not thing. It doesn' t, but probably other drivers do that as well. that' s true, I meann at least at least it' s gotten better this year, because the mid packs getting stronger and there are multiple other over takes that happen. So there' s still still some. You know footage that other drivers are getting but yeah. It feels like it is way more Hamilton dominated for from media. for Yeah Yeah and obviously the whole nonsense would British media so let' s not go there abut it wasn' t mark' s Day yesterday and like they were, they were messing up their strategies quite a bit Yeh. I think the undercut that they tried. the second pitch, stop didn' t work out in the favor at all. They put him right in the middle of the traffic. I think it was the train behind the record o right. I guess where Ye that P at through later train yeah, I mean he was actually Hamilton- was driving pretty well in the second stand as compared to was top and I think was tappen had switched to hard right and after the second Pitt Stop we have the hardest coma, yeah right right and the Hamilton had with to soft sorry mediately, which didn' t make much sense to me, because I think there was around like thirty seven thirty, eight something like that as remaining, and I don' t think under even the best circumstances. He could have stretched those mediums till the end. So yeah not a good movie. It smelt of desperation- and I think at that point he had already given up on the race and they probably thought that we had to you know, try something really of beat to try and get the wind here yeah. There was this constant, two second plus Delta, between both of them there' s just just this one moment to where he was with a sub one second, which was when like Max over to votes and then Botas at Hamites. It was just that one lap where there was some drs opportunity and something tamen, but...

...otherwise it was all all Max throughout and that I actually was pretty cool one thing that I don' t know if you noticed, but when we stopping overtook Botas. I think that was on the main street right yeah, but he had to go off ye in to take him. So he had to pick up a lot of marbles on the way and obviously Hamilton didn' t have to do that. He got to over the racing line and I think that was also kind of a strategy play in that sense that the are like you know, Hamilton got that advantage of having a little better tires for wild, but yeah Max was able to manage that brilliantly. That also sort of like from a visual perspective for me, was more like a cartoon, where it' s more, like you know, you' re trying to overtake, but then are you trying to run away and then you' re throwing rocks at someone behind you, which is, which is what I feel like, because there' s this one short, a Hamiton scar was picking up all the gravel or all the stones that are coming from Max' s car. That reminds me of speed, racer yeah yeah, exactly remember that exact. Yes, Yes, that is work though Yes yeah, but but like red bull man, red bull was having a brilliant day. Yeah amazing I mean I did take all the boxes I mean Max was just brilliant. The team was brilliant in terms of e in terms of stratagetic, brilliant in terms of the pitstops, except over the one pit. Stop. I think the ices a bit slower, I think two point seven seconds. I think that for for red bull, it' s really s yeah, I mean to be honest, yeah a oponent, so I think that was the only thing they messed up in the whole weekend. I would say also, obviously, the whole mess up with qualification with Perris tartest yeah. Otherwise they managed it. Briliante par is another brilliant thing that he did was. I think Perez had to take an extra engine and we is right like some time down the line, so I think they use this opportunity to take that penalty because it made perfect sense now they have got two engines to work with her for the rest of the season and I think that will work out for them. But yeah I feel like Max, was having a splendid day. The consistency of him in that cockpit is is, is what is now making me a fan of him. Who is his aggressions going down? I mean, if you compare it like a- and we were talking about this before the recording started, which is like he' s twenty three. He is first win. It probably like I guess, like you, only touch driver to win on a Dutch track sort of scenario, but I agree not I but okay, something like that at least at least win the thirty past thirty years, okay, winning in front of like an orange painted track, gaining a championship, leadership right and he felt I mean internally- he might be bubbling with all sorts of anxiety and stuff, but on camera that he felt so calm and composed man like he was breezing through it. he' s got what like thousand plus laps, led a and all of that right. So yeah, I' m sort of now becoming a fan of him, and this was also his hundred point finish as well. Oh, which is pretty awesome, yeah and then now that compared to the type of celebration he' s had versus someone is not an be yeah almost killed, someone else winning on his home granpre for the enth time. I don' t know because I' ve lost track now and yeah celebration. He did so. Let' s start, let' s put on those judging caps to judge people now yeah I mean no like, as you said, you know, I' m impressed by Max by the amount of maturity that he has these days, he...

...' s super calm most of the Times. That' s what I' ve seen I mean gone other days when he would be pushing you know other drivers around yeah I and everyone eteron the track sort of scenario right exactly yeah. I think that' s no more. He has become a lot cleaner in his overtakes as well these days, and I think these days he doesn ' t have to do much of it because he' s usually just leading that he is anyways and the but flag helps him out with. Then he hoit takes that he has to do so. Yeah Awesome. I have no complaints about his chal performance through this weekend, Yer just flawless and sanely quid, and it felt like him for some reason. Maybe his home drag or whatever like he has nailed. he has nailed that ton three Flor pint for N and it was as just like a dance seeing him get into into that that yeah we e e saw the on board of him taking turn three. It was so scary because when you see the on board, so if you play the game like the F one game anywhere, the resing line that they show on ten three is the inside line which no driver took. Yes, that doesn' t make sense yeah. The recent lend that everybody was taking was the outside one, but they almost hid the outside apex and then come back ere and it' s so scary to watch like you know: you ' re, just racing towards the barrier on a bank ponder and then you ' re slowing down at the same time and at the end moment yore taking a turn wow. That was just you need some balls to do that for sure and the cart dips to a bit because of the bank nest like you ' re going straight and it dips a bit and then goes yeah. Let ' s, Let' s talk about the track towards the end of the episode, because I think it' s grown on US quite a lot. So folks. Yeah, hang around to the end of the episode we' re going to we' re going to discuss the track as well for the first time, but coming back to red bull. What is I think, someone needs to tell him that the only way to win is not to start laugh. I think he still hung up on a Saigon pre, where he now thinks that you have to start to enter to win there win. there is yeah, I mean it was just crazy. At one point I remember Paris came on the radio, he was like super pumped up and he' s like yeah. Let' s go come on whose neck it so on tell him. We are still P ten, so there' s too many ahead of it. It was funny I think he was having a last. Obviously so many or I takes. I think he overtook like at least half the grade or more than half and yeah awesome. Pretty Awesome, though, like there was this really cool statistic that they showed on the TV in between while he was making so many overtakes. The surprising thing to me that was that The most mor of overtakes are by wet till the season and then by all on so and then by Peters, which is quite surprising. Considering the number of times pariser started, the back through Iti think Alonso has that torment man because of his first lab because first lap, he is usually like over taking a lit around ten P pil and one shot. He' s a bullet He' s a bullet on red life. One Yeah, I think so that' s why, like most of his overtakes, come from there but pretty cool statistic and I' m sure Paris will probably be reading this by the end of the season if he keeps starting at the back yeah. Unless someone tells him not to do that, sure that that' s gonna Happen, but, but I think, like he' s followed in love with that shaken at Le Turn, eleven and twelve, because if and I ' m sure, if I is going to make if on Youtube, is going to make a video out of this whole lapse, t or positions gained...

...by pryers and I feel like all of them are just going to be at the turn eleven tell she can. Okay now neat nos now that it' s going to be the same thing, but one of them was very hilarious, big. He overtook Nikita on that and then comes on to the radio and says this guy' s a joke. I feel like it was a decent fight with an over take. Why was he here a joke to you, I think by now? It' s just you know. People do have a lot of piers against Masabi for fair reasons, but it' s still somewhat of a bias. I would say- and I think I mean we saw- that throughout this weekend- right- I think during qualification as well knows what then with yeah but make kind the we as have been having yeah having their shenanigans on the track with you know who wos first and Beta becoming a victim there. Oh, let me interject her a little about metal FIA. I mean they really need to bring in some consistency here back in France when Weta blocked, along so with the exact same circumstances, actually a little better circumstances than now, because back then Wentel wasn' t trying something really dangerous. He was just stuck behind a line of cars that were lining up and a lot of Cammon at full recent speed and obviously because it' s wet till they decided to just throw him at the back of the grate for for blocking along. So and these two idiots were, you know, fighting on the track for some stupid thing like who goes first, because it doesn' t make a lot of sense over here, because o Jan would like it doesn' t matter much because, first of all, I don ' t get. Why going first is so important. I mean just yellow flags, and things like that might tell, but one car ahead doesn' t really help anything, because if you consider when you have like eight cars ahead of you going, one car head is not going to help anything here. You anything, you got a fight for that. The nineteen position exactly and where does lap was completely ruined by these two idiots, and there was nothing not even a warning. They weren' t even summoned to the steward ' s officers. I don' t let this at all. There should be some consistency either. It is illegal to do that, and you need to punish rive us to do that or you don' t like one of the either. It can' t be both now and I agree with you and I want to go a one. I want to go a step ahead because sometimes these these drivers come on and say like Hey, it was their team' s fault or whatever right, at which point I' m like. Okay, get some constructor points off of the team. We I' d fat enough at that point, you got to do what you want to do right, like you, can' t have the driver, just blame the team and and it of the hook so sure it was the constructors for it get them get them some point openit there or whatever you want to do a fine or a tie, but more than more than the whole the whole blocking sort of ruining q to You, three thing, which is also fair, but I feel like there is- and I hope it doesn' t happen, but I feel like there is a huge accident em pending based on the way these things are happening and it' s happened way more of the season than any other season, so yeah yeah, Yep y P. No, I mean, if I need, I mean I totally agree not giving the penalties to make an Musen. Don' t get me wrong. I ' m happy about that and that' s exactly what they should have done back in France as well, but consistency has to be the some formula another and an again theresa, well coming back to red bull can an agains are actually not red, be doing the fun, but now, let' s o red, Bulchand, an IGANS. What' s the whole rumor story of everyone trying to Colo Al Bolon right for kid? My like is,...

I feel so bad for it. He He seems like a really good guy like He is. You know very easy to talk to. He is. He is quite fast as well like M. Unfortunately, he was pressurized into a very difficult situation and yeah. I think he didn' t. He obviously wasn' t able to keep up with that. First of all, having Max as your team mate, I think I think is becoming career, ending. Isn' t it like senses that day or or you just show that you can overtake go back to the grade and at least you know, try coming forth at six. That just shows you an exact you big positions that a a I can' t overtake Max. That' s fine! I just overtake the rest of the field yeah, but anyways like albone definitely deserves another chance in some time and I really hope with all the rumors that are going on, that you might end up at Williams, but yeah, there' s so much an Aigan going on right. I think toto is trying to block Alban from getting into Williams, stating that Williams is a customer team. For me, cities and albonis still on a contract read bull, so you know he might like spy for them, which doesn' t really make sense. To me like how much information the driver really has on the technical aspect of the engine itself. It, like I mean yeah. Definitely he might. he can probably describe the you know. What do you say the talk, what whatever it is napping or whatever to Red Bull? As do you know how talk is distributed by the engine or something like that, but other than that, like there' s, not a lot that he can actually feed back, even if he wants to more than anything a eat. These guys have definitely have way. Good lawyers get him off the Edwalton. If every party involved is fine with it and then get a one, O contract men come on yeah the teens yeah yeah. I just I mean this is just complaining right, like contracts, as we have seen contract me nothing enough. One really like we saw that with peters it like he at a drop of the heart. They kicked him off to get Betalen, which makes sense. I' m not I' m not. You know, chastising Aston Martin there, but but contracts don' t mean anything. If you want to get a drive in some team, you can do that as simple as I, and also hard no like. Why is he acting so you to Algon what is Sonoo doing anyways right like just kicking off by being on e hand, O money other than the horde money he' s getting in what is he doing right, yeah, but whatever I hope you get to see, I do Eiran yeah. I feel like he' s Goin, to have a similar situation like per ghastly if he gets the second chance so hoping for that also considering Williams is doing so well right. I really hope that he gets a proper chance. Oh speaking, about Williams, I want to talk about this, so I think we way past my crazy assumption prediction that William is going to be in points right to we we free part, then you were this close alows of getting hi as the as the Megasus. Yes, Yes, yeah, I was hoping for it, but I think the news came out really quickly. That cubits is going to replace Kimi because Kimmer, which I still doubt very honestly. He was only great man he was on, but yeah. I feel like the only reason Kebia was there was because probably he was already somewhere near Anderwelt. Otherwise I feel, like Hulkin Berg, had already started driving from Germany. It just didn'...

...t reach there in time, but let' s move on, I mean I' ll pan I' ll be no. I want to ask you a few things about Alpin. What do you think about the ones I mean we' ve made? This statement that he is a bullet on lap one, but yesterday was yet another splendid performance by a long o man, Yeah Yeah Super Super. I mean amazing drive by alone, so Alpine suddenly seems to have gained some performance. I don' t know what what' s going on, but right after, like I think, Okon one right, which was how many Yogis is back, I think three or four rises back there ever since then they are just doing too good. I mean, obviously they didn' t drive it par, but yeah yesterday' s performance was on pure peace. There was nothing wrong with any other team. Nobody had retired, which was again surprising, considering ZANDWEHR IRMEN anyways. They were there on pure peace and Alonso was making some awesome moves through Tories just too good and what your thoughts yeah, I mean it felt it felt even more so obvious when I think during the race start, a convay was faster, at least on the clock behind Lonzo and there' s this good good overtake. I want to say longs over to Cocon, but someone will have to fact check me here on turn three where or con took the inner line and a long set of the outer line, and he overtook him there. No, so I know what you' re talking about so Okana trying and overtake on a long so but that field because yeah inside as on the outer yeah, but it was good to see like both Alpines on turn three days Ye for a second. I thought that they might just crash because it bit like in that turn is very decpive to be were but okon comes on to the radio and says he I' m faster than Alonzo. Someone tells that to Alan, so hey, who comes faster than you and the long ago is. Oh, you want me to drive faster. Just tell me that, and then he guns said that point. The funny fathers like at that point The Delta between both of them was like. I want to say, like a second or tenth of a second or something like that and then, as soon as Alonso gets this message. I you let down. He has a six second lead on Okon, so, but it' s so much fun seeing Alonzo there. I hope it' s more like a mentor Mente relation between the two, but at pine it feels like a father sent relationship, so I' m just gonna throw it out it yeah. I think that Alonzo probably forgot that he was racing and then the engineer I to remind him that he her your easing drive first, a yeah yeas. I think how many he gained like four or five or some some positions there. I I it was just both of both oak on and alone, have have have gotten so much good in that I' ll be, and I think Alpin, as you said, I totally true, is maturing as well the something that I forget like there was an interesting radio message from Alonso towards the end of the race as well, something Oh yeah. I remember that so I think the was the end of the rars along. So wasn' t the last lap, I think, and obviously the stadium had compotes Odin smoke everywhere and he comes on the radiance is that I think that maks one because there' s more care or did you want to say this, you you were telling me about this- to eat or the instar post from someone right about how there ' s this party going on on Zantewood. Oh Yeah Yeah. I forget who it was, but basically the the essence of it was that you know it felt like it was a you know how much of a long the track...

...is that Animile long Party- and you know the releasing cars- are just a minor inconvenience for there, which I really felt that way very honestly yeah. was just crazy right, yeah, just to see of Orange Evel. First, you got these cars roaring. On top of that, you' ve got these people roaring and not talk out that you can' t see anything because there' s all orange on that trick, but Bertie it was just exhilarating to see. You know this this. this O I' ve never seen this amount of support anywhere. Man Like even you, regarder doesn ' t get it in Australia Hamilton. I don' t care nobody. Even he doesn' t get this o this HAH, that' s t yeah German drivers. Also. I don' t think I remember like this crazy support and it' s wanted sand. A woe like these guys come at Belgium. They come at Austria, They come every where they teed so many. so the funny thing is like this: everybody has got their own singular home race right, like Hamilton has. UK Ricardo Has Australia, but Max has multiple like he has, but Austria has got Belgium, yeah yeah he' s got signed, wood like wow like it' s insane. His fans are just crazy. I think it' s not just this. In general, Dutch people are really crazy about this ports. Think about anything right like FIFA as well like yeah, you know what happens when Netherlands is there up in a line so yeah it was just awesome. The crowd went crazy. They were loving it every moment of it. Obviously, I think the royal family was also present there, for, though I don' t really care about the royal families of any country at all, but yeah whatever they were there, and not just that. I think the crowd did behave in general because if you consider the previous race such pot when the tree airquake ned right after that, when he had the podium celebration right right and the interviews, I think a lot of the crowd was doing Hamilton, which I don' t really get, which is just shameful and stupid and immature I mean we and both of us also are not avid Hamilton liking people as well, but at the end of the day you shouldn' t boo, a driver. Man Come Yeah, I mean yeah, that' s just stupid and especially I could drive a like Hamilton like no matter what like yeah. He does complain a lot a lot of times He you know He has his flaws. I mean I' m not in list all of them, but he is still an amazing driver. He has won seven world championships like it ' s Nota joke, like you know it' s. I don' t get the mentality of doing at all. it makes no sense. The only thing that you' re proving by doing that is that you are a mature. That' s that, like I don' t understand, but yeah. The crowd here was very supportive of Hamilton as well, and they cheered him as well. Just as much as almost as much as the curd for Hamilton I mean for Max, which I was happy to see petty, honestly and yeah, that that was pretty cool, yeah man and- and I mean at least I feel like booing still a Midel version. I mean I as much as I dislike Hamilton. Sometimes he gets this racist hate as well. Come on grow up people anyways anyways an years I mean, I guess, like the crowd, is also exciting yesterday, because of all the overtakes, because I think like see just before the long street you have, you know the Shikan not too far right. So that' s one huge...

...overtaking point and, to my surprise yesterday that turn one right hand. Everyone was taking that outside line to do these over taxt manner is just brilliant to watch yeah. It is surprising, clearly surprising, yeah. It is too good to watch that and overall, I think the crowd hid incredible views of these cars because exact you remember the last banking to an TI. I forget what the TIR number is thing yeah just before the start finished line yeah that one specially, because there' s a grand stand right in the middle of that toe and it faces the turn and the camera angles that they were showing wow like the cars are going like at a angle because it is banned and these people can exactly see the whole car, but they generally can' t when the cars or going flat. So I' m pretty sure that I really do want to look at some footage that people might have captured from that stadia like that grand time, I' m sure it would be pretty awesome, yeah and I mean the way this tracks designed to. I guess, like we' re, a definitely some strands which have a good vantage point. I' m pretty sure, like probably that bank turn has has a view to the right going. A few turns to the right, and then they can also probly see the main strate on to their left. So yeah. Let' s, Let' s talk about the track. In that case I mean this this track. We were talking about this before we started, recording as well like we' ve started liking. This strike, the banks and the clether dynamics of their track are really nice. It' s just flowing like this tracket. It feels like it ever like it' s. You know each like this whole tract has some cohesion to it as such, like each corner flows into the other, and- and I think pretty much that I mean I was- I was talking about this by watching the rays- that I don' t really understand. How are these drivers making any adjustments to the car out to what their engineers are thing, because there ' s absolutely no place on the track, except for the main street, to e o boom yeah right yeah, it was pretty awesome and the whole elevation changes. the banking yeah adds to everything, even though Takis quite narrow, like people, I think, were expecting a very boring race like something like Monaco, but but no that didn' t happen. We did see a lot of overtakes, which was quite good, yeah yeah I mean it you' re right. It did feel like everyone' s just going to keep going in circles one after the other, but he an there' s some fun happening there and I think it drivers themselves personal love, the track, that' s what it seemed like, definitely like. In fact, Hamilton also said this in his posteris interview that you know it was one of the best rakes driven and he had a lot of fun and he definitely wants to get back here, because just because how fun the track is to drive on, I guess another thing that he had mentioned was like when at the point where he knew he had lot lost the res, and then he went for the fastest lap by pitting. He said that the that last lap of his was the most fun He has hired in the whole race because, like there was one lap and then that track is so awesome that I just had to give it all and like thing a lie that a yeah yeah yeah, I think everyone, and also, like everyone, nailed that turn three except Sevena. I personally want to mature and move away from using that term, but wittles like a dog who needs to peel you to Marcus port, he needs to spin on every track to mark his part like okay, I was here at least once yes, he' s Gone Soan as soon as I...

...saw that I could imagine all the names ploding there and then the new one that started is like the list keeps going on. He is like vet as a driver as a protector as a drifter and like in now I exact inspector, it' s just adding to the list at every race. I think it was crafty as well. I think we mentioned this that yes, then we have a metal spinner, a UN. Oh man go yeah, I mean the terrible. Is like starting on qualification itself, like, I think he had given up by the end of it, but still he managed to reach right up till stroll, which is really awesome. I mean considering where he started. he spun once as well and still caught up with stroll, which is pretty awesome, he' s been doing brilliantly at Astin Martin, this time, yeah first double podium. I mean I still consider Hungary as his podium sure they did love taming team, the team messed up, but complete credit to wital for getting that podium. I mean in my eyes, heated win it even if you didn' t get the point for it. So back to Zander and Dutch in general. I think like not that not just Dutch have respect for the team players and even if it' s a rival but like yeah, they just keep proving again and again how environmental, friendly and conscious they are as well right like the bike capital of the world. But there was an there' s, an interesting ticketing system that they were doing with the recycling of cops right. One point which I noticed was like when they in the opening shots of the race, when they like, show the entire track. They had a dedicated parking lot of bikes, which I have never seen on any other club before a huge yeah. So it was very awesome to see that, like So many people had a live one bites over there. It' s the biking capital of the world, and I still love that you know they take it that seriously man. I love that country for for what they do with the environment, consciousness, yeah right and as yeah. That O mentioned right. The token system that I explaining in The coping he The cup system, rodewills red to this, explain the Recycling Cup Zero Wase system there right. So I think they had some token system this time at the stadium where at the start of the reas, everybody would receive a token and any time you want to buy a drink and you got a plastic cup. you have to give the token in exchange of the cup you have to hold on to the cup till the end of the race or like. If you want to have another drink like give the top back to the vendors- and you know, they' ll give you a new cup so that way they avoided people from throwing the cups of way into the garbage they were able to recycle them and as an incentive for the people to actually hold on. To the token there were two incentives, one was negative and men was positive. One was that we had to pay more money to get new cups, and the second was, if you have the token at the end of the race, you were entered into a lucky draw for for some prize, which, which is a pretty awesome thing yeah, and by the end of it we could see that the whole stadium was very clean and there was almost no trash anywhere as compared to Belgium. If you had seen was painful. That was painful, a we didn' t have a race and then to the cleaners, had to do twice the more of work, exactly yeah, so I mean even a yould go home early, so yeah, but yeah this track. I love it. I really want is to...

...be on the calendar of the year just awesome to watch these cars go on the track. It' s just insane well loved it. I guess now, there' s there' s a two point lead on the championship. It would have been interesting if both as would have won or anyone else would have run and then Max P to Hamilton, p three and they would have tied for the championship have been more dramatic, but I guess there' s still room for a testo room for it right ear. Two points separate these Two. It' s It' s getting tighter by the race Monzo have had. They are a fair bit of advantage through the years so yeah, I' m probably hoping Portas Wins Hamilton, can be p when last for a right like for him. I really hope he wins at least one day s t you know before fnishing his career with no cities, I mean he is a good driver. He gets a lot of unwarranted hate like I am part of it, but yeah. I do feel bad for him as well at the same time, and I really hope that he wins at least one as many points from Hamilton as we can so that back as a free rein. But on that note this so was an amazing race, amazing track. We hope these guys keep coming here way more in the future, and these older, narrower fighting tight tracks keep coming back, because it' s so much fun your watching these races and until Monza. This is a one fan fiction, signing off the bit.

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