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Pick your Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race!

Poll ended at 07 May 2021, 12:57

Alpine 21
Mick Schumacher 13
Total votes : 34
by Londoner 02 May 2021, 15:40
1. Alpine. That's more like it, from being arguably the 9th fastest team at Imola to in the mix with McLaren and Ferrari.

2. Mick Schumacher. A terrific duel with Latifi in the closing laps.

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by Spooder918 02 May 2021, 15:42
1. Alpine: What looked like a car that really had to fight to score any points at all secured a brilliant finish today.

2. Mick Schumacher: Not last in the Haas! Also a good battle with Nicky poo himself.

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by Meatwad 02 May 2021, 15:45
I'll also vote for Alpine and their drivers, an amazing race after a pretty difficult start to their season. Honorable mention to Mick Schumacher for actually finishing ahead of someone other than Mazepin (I didn't expect that).
by RAK 02 May 2021, 16:00
A bit of a boring selection, but not many shocks in the race.

1) Alpine: Two decent points-scoring finishes after a sluggish start.

2) Mick Schumacher: Finished ahead of Latifi on merit in a car that is anything but the class of the field.

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by dj_vicious 02 May 2021, 16:02
1. Alpine. A great performance by a car we had pretty much written off by this point in the season.

2. Fastest Lap Point rule. The rule I'm on the fence about actually made a snore-fest of a race somewhat interesting at the end. I do think they should open it up to the entire field. Might as well let all the teams scramble and mix up running qualifying laps at the end.
by rachel1990 02 May 2021, 16:09
Not a lot of choice for this weekend

1- Alpine- A much better weekend from the team and a double points finish

2- Mick Scumacher- A much stronger weekend from the German who beat his teammate by over a minute (even before Mazipin's penalty) and was racing and beating a Willams. A good showing

HM- Lando Norris for coming a strong 5th and remaining 3rd in the driver's championship.

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by koshiro 02 May 2021, 17:53
After such a dull race, the nominee is easy to me:

- Alpine: Pretty good race for both drivers, matching the pace of Ferrari and Mclaren. Special kudos to Alonso's final part of the race, climbing to 8th with some good overtaking.
by Miguel98 02 May 2021, 17:58
1. Alpine - Seem to have found quite a bit pace, at least around Algarve. Double points finish and solid pace, I did not expect that.
2. Mick Schumacher - Destroyed his team-mate and finished ahead of a Williams.

Honorable mention to this:

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by Pacific Edge 02 May 2021, 18:19
Alpine: actually had a good race, and were in a good place when it mattered.

Schumacher: Kept that awful Haas in touch with something that resembles civilization

Ricciardo: Did well to bounce back after a bad qualy.

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by CaptainGetz12 02 May 2021, 19:43
1) Alpine. Had pace at Portimao, and made a good showing to get both cars in the points.

2) Sergio Perez. Now that's more like it, he can get his Red Bull in the top 4.

Honourable Mentions:
Mick Schumacher (Finishing ahead of a Williams is good race practice, even if it was Latifi making a mistake that got him the position in the end)
Lando Norris (Held 5th with hardly a challenge, he'll make Bottas and Perez fight for 4th in the standings for a good few more races)

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by SammiRei 02 May 2021, 20:27
IIDOTR Winner: Esteban Ocon: Much better from Alpine this time out, but I'm giving it to Ocon specifically, because let's face it, you expect that sort of drive from a double world champion and Ocon still beat him.
Runner Up: Mick Schumacher: Not exactly much choice here, so I'll give it to Schumacher for actually overtaking someone other than Mazepin.

HM: Norris and Riccardo both did well, but not exceptionally so (Norris in 5th is the area I expect him to be spending a lot of the season)
by Francophone 02 May 2021, 23:09
Mick Schumacher So glad to see him drive so well today , and overtake a Williams even with a Haas , after an awful weekend last time out. And even more glad to see him destroy Mazepin too.

Danny Ric I thought he did fairly well to dig himself back into contention after an total mess in qualifying - made some decent passes and drove fairly cleanly. Clearly still learning the ropes with the McLaren but I'm optimistic he'll join Lando towards the sharp end in time.

[HM] Fernando Alonso , good to see him and Alpine coming back towards the front of the midfield again after a horrible few races , and enjoyed him having some battles.
by Vassago 03 May 2021, 01:48
1. Esteban Ocon - just for not being Mr Anonymous for a change. Let's see how long he keeps it up.

2. Mick Schumacher - finished ahead of a Williams! Sound the horns! Well, it was Latifi but still...

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by Batty 03 May 2021, 01:58
1. Mick Schumacher - Dude finished ahead of a Williams on merit and was fighting with them for a long time.

2. Fernando Alonso - I thought after a Q2 exit, he wouldn't really do much in the race but he made some moves and stuff. I kind of expected it for Ocon.
by Freeze-O-Kimi 03 May 2021, 11:57
Alpine for their swift turnaround. They picked up some of the most fortunate points I’ve ever seen at Imola but these were richly deserved

Mick Schumacher: Yes his team-mate seems hellbent on performing worse than Kubica’s 2019 but Mick did the other side that he needs to if he wants a better seat in the future and that’s mix it and beat another car on merit which he did
by yannicksamlad 05 May 2021, 10:13
dj_vicious wrote:
2. Fastest Lap Point rule. The rule I'm on the fence about actually made a snore-fest of a race somewhat interesting at the end. I do think they should open it up to the entire field. Might as well let all the teams scramble and mix up running qualifying laps at the end.

Interesting point - if we are giving points out for fastest lap , or artistic interpretation or whatever, why exclude those outside top 10? What is the justification? If the reason was to avoid people 'artificially' chasing fastest lap, then it seems that attempt has clearly failed , and indeed some people like to see drivers compromise their race performance ("fastest to the finish") to try for a fastest lap . So why can't those outside the top 10 have the chance?

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by Rob Dylan 05 May 2021, 12:58
Here it is even more straightforward! Two candidates that outscore all the other nominations, which of the two is your Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race winner? You have 48 hours, get voting! :dance:

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