Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Spain 2022

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Pick your Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race!

Poll ended at 27 May 2022, 06:24

Fernando Alonso
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Lando Norris
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Total votes: 20

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Who was your Infinity Improbability Drive of the Race in the Spanish GP? Post your nominations below!
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(1) Russell - yes he has a potentially great car and yes Verstappen had no DRS but that defence was the first time I have whooped during an F1 race for a very long time. Cool, calm and 15 points thank-you.

(2) Alonso - from last to 9th. Very impressive.
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Norris: Battled through the physical illness to score 8th

Alonso: Last to 9th always makes a mention here

Russell: While Verstappen had no DRS and the Merc has improved it’s still not in the same league as Red Bull so for George to deliver like that was very impressive
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1- Alonso. Points after starting 20th. There was me thinking that the old man was past it.

2- Norris- unwell and still gets points. Unlike his 100% well teammate.

Hm- I suppose HRH deserves a mention for coming 5th after being hit by k-mag. I suppose.
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Mercedes: Returning to their previous form? Russell had another excellent race, taking a podium and for a while even fighting for the win. Hamilton made an impressive recovery that would have been expected in the last couple of years but not based on recent form – considering both his and Mercedes' difficulties this year and the track not being an easy one for overtakes, I expected him to finish outside the points.

Honorable mention to Alpine for another great recovery.
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The 2 British youngsters - the country is going to be in top hands even when Hamilton retires.

Actually Latifi gets an honourable mention here as he's been pounded all season - best I've seen from him for a while.
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1) Fernando Alonso: Managed points from the back of the grid in a mediocre car.

2) Lando Norris: For reasons previously mentioned, being able to pull out a points-scoring position when ill while your teammate couldn't is worthy of merit.
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1. Pastor Maldonado - Mending ties with Williams. Yay

2. Gust - It was super effective.
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Only one suggestion from me:

The revival of the concept of unreliability (albeit for one race): Charles Leclerc's crash, while hardly ideal for a championship that looks to be swinging further in Red Bull's favour, was a wonderful reminder of the "good old days" when there was actually risk for any car out there on track to not make it to the end, no matter how well or easy the stint was going for the driver. Until now it has only been on Red Bull's side (and Max's surefire pass on Russell took an extra 10-20 laps with his own reliability problems), but with a sure win lost by Leclerc, it's added a whole new element of interest to the season!

(It would be even more refreshing if Mercedes faced even a slither of unreliability woes. I was thinking this when each driver lost a whopping five seconds of time at the end of the race. I've been long fed up of the invincibility of Mercedes' cars since about 2016 and would very much like to see a three-way constructor fight for this year that didn't just hand a revived Mercedes a bunch of easy wins simply because their car never ever fails.)
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1. Alonso - Last to 9th at a hard track to overtake. Alpine's race pace in general

2. Bottas - Impressive until tires faded

Hm - Mercedes making good use of the upgrades.
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I agree with Aerond's nomination of Bottas, wasn't expecting him to run so high in the points for so long.

Also Norris for doing so well while so ill. But equally as a nurse, I should condemn him for racing while so ill as it puts himself and others at risk
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Slim pickings today for the IIDOTR suggestions. You have 48 hours to vote for your candidate in the poll at the top of this thread :dance:
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