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2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Press Conference Transcript

2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Press Conference Transcript

DRIVERS –  Romain GROSJEAN (Haas), Daniel RICCIARDO (Renault), Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Sergio PÉREZ (Racing Point), Robert KUBICA (Williams)   PRESS CONFERENCE   Q: Robert, if we could start with you, please. You finished second here in 2009. Could you...

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Kubica’s car smoking like Snoop

Kubica’s car smoking like Snoop

Two red flags during Q1, one for Kubica whose car was smoking like Snoop Dogg and one for Giovinassi.  After Racing Point's engine issues on Friday, it's not looking great for the Mercedes power units.  At least for them, at least one of the Ferrari power plants has...

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F1 and Coffee YouTube Channel

For everyone who has been following the latest news, you might be aware that we recently launched our YouTube Channel.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you should.  It's awesome!!! Well, it's decent 🙂   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj1C-0fQj0G2HE5gqrrV3VQ...

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Highlights on Friday from Hungary

If you missed the action at the Hungaroring Friday, don't sweat it, we got you.   Here's what happened... Bottas decided to enter the pit lane from the same side of the bollard as his teammate did in Germany - no penalty this time but not the best thing to do...

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German Grand Prix Recap and Results

German Grand Prix Recap and Results

Return of the Torpedo has been Confirmed Daniil Kvyat has had a challenging couple of years, but we were psyched when Toro Rosso announced he would be driving for them again after the promotion of Pierre Gasly to the senior Red Bull team in 2019 (expect his demotion...

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Turning Point for Ferrari (and Mercedes)

The 2018 German Grand Prix was a nightmare for Sebastian Vettel. He had just won his fourth Grand Prix of the season, was 8 points of Lewis in the standings, and was leading the German Grand Prix. Meanwhile his main rival, Lewis Hamilton, started 14th. Regardless of...

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Return of the Torpedo Validated

The Torpedo has returned in with a vengeance! After one hell of a race at Hockenheim on Sunday, Daniil Kvyat appears to be a new driver. After being demoted from the senior Red Bull team after colliding with Sebastian Vettel in the 2016 Russian Grand Prix, he had a...

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German Grand Prix Qualifying – Q3 Results

German Grand Prix Qualifying – Q3 Results

Qualifying is done.   Another pole for the reigning World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, but not another front row lockout for Mercedes who were split by the you Dutchman who is on top of his game right now.  The start should be very interesting.  Even more impressive than...

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German Grand Prix Qualifying – Q1 Results

German Grand Prix Qualifying – Q1 Results

Vettel out of Q1 at his home grand prix Lance Stroll finally gets out of Q1 for the first time all season Grosjean almost crashes into Kvyat and a mechanic in pit lane, it's like he's trying to get worse    

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Silverstone Recap

Silverstone makes two awesome races in a row despite the seventh Mercedes 1-2 finish.  So, as stated on our podcast and YouTube Live, the driver in pole position has won four of the past five British Grands Prix.  However, since 2013, only one other driver besides...

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Teammate Comparisons ahead of the British Grand Prix

Teammate Comparisons ahead of the British Grand Prix

Through the first nine races of the 2019 Formula 1 season, there are only a couple of teams whose drivers are that close to each other in competitiveness regardless of what the rankings say. Starting at the bottom of the Constructor's standings.  Between the two...

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Most Q3 Visits and Most Q1 Knockouts through nine races

Most Q3 Visits and Most Q1 Knockouts through nine races

Through nine races in the 2019 Formula 1 season, there have been three drivers who have made it to Q3 every race and three drivers who have yet to make it out of Q1.  Both Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, and Sebastian Vettel have made it to Q3...

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Austrian Grand Prix Recap

Austrian Grand Prix Recap

BEST RACE OF THE SEASON, so far... Here's a quick recap of the race. After qualifying and the ensuing penalties that resulted in what was the starting grid for the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix, we all believed we were in for one hell of a race.  The two young guns,...

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Loss of a Legend

Loss of a Legend

Earlier this evening, I received a text that absolutely shocked me.  It read simply "Niki Lauda died".  It was the last thing I was expecting.  After everything he's been through, I thought Niki was invincible.  He's an aboslute legend in F1.   Most recently,...

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F1C Indy 500 Series Part 3 – Last Row Shootout

F1C Indy 500 Series Part 3 – Last Row Shootout

The rain in Indy finally stopped and the track began to dry.  Some on track action was finally going to start to finalize the drivers who would have a spot in the 2019 Indy 500 next weekend.  The top thirty were already set with the final three drivers able to race...

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Fernando at Risk

Fernando at Risk

What the hell is Fernando thinking???   I am a bigger Fernando Alonso fan than most as well as McLaren.  He is one of the greatest drivers of all time, if not the greatest.   When he contested the Indy 500 for the first time in 2017, he was named Rookie of the...

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F1C Indy 500 Series Part 2 – Qualifying

F1C Indy 500 Series Part 2 – Qualifying

Qualifying for the Indy 500 is extremely unique and about as confusing as it gets.  It’s a two-day process which begins Saturday, May 18 and lasts almost seven hours.  For the 2018 race, there are 36 cars competing for 33 spots on the grid.  Only one car is on track...

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F1C Indy 500 Series

F1C Indy 500 Series

Part 1 – Intro   Obviously, we are big Formula 1 fans.  That doesn’t mean we don’t follow other types of racing.  I, for one, love watching the World Endurance Championship, MotoGP, and the IndyCar Series.  Since I am going to the Indy500 this year, I have...

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Last race in Barcelona??

Last race in Barcelona??

Maybe the last race in Barcelona, thankfully... Alright, let’s be clear, Catalunya is a cool track and offers some potential for exciting racing.  Although, maybe we are just remembering the good ole days from 2016 when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took each other...

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Torpedo Challenge Results from Spain

Torpedo Challenge Results from Spain

Congratulations to Haasta La Vista for winning the inaugural Torpedo Challenge in Spain!!!  He will receive his free F1 and Coffee Swag within the next couple of weeks!  Hope you enjoy it!! The best possible score was 140 with Hamilton as Tier 1 driver, Lando as Tier...

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Sandbagging and Deterioration

Sandbagging and Deterioration

Ferrari dominated testing at the same track as this weekend's race - Circuit  de Barcelona-Catalunya, yet they have continued to struggle to find pace or have had serious issues at every race.  The thought had been that Toto and his Mercedes team had been sandbagging...

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Two Track Records and the Qualifying Hat Trick

Two Track Records and the Qualifying Hat Trick

  Bottas is on fire and driving like he really wants to dominate his teammate.  He's driving so well that he beat his 5 time world champion teammate by 0.634 seconds to take pole.  Not only that, but he beat the top Ferrari of Sebsastian Vettel by almost nine...

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Two New Track Records

Two New Track Records

  Lewis sets a new track record, and then his teammate beats it setting an even better time!   Gasly is finally looking better, but still is the only driver in the one of the Top teams to be 0-4 vs. his teammate in qualifying.     Both Haas drivers make...

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I’m afraid we are out of Qualifying Nico

I’m afraid we are out of Qualifying Nico

Nico Hulkenberg locks up his front right tire and hits the barrier.  Luckily he was able to get his car back on track and around to the garage, coming fairly close to George Russell who spun and was just getting back on track.  It seemed like his day was done, but his...

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Planning to Drink at the Spanish Grand Prix?

Planning to Drink at the Spanish Grand Prix?

If you are lucky enough to be attending this year’s Spanish GP and you fancy an adult beverage from time to time, make sure you get loaded before you get to the track. Since 2015, the Barcelona venue has banned the sale of booze within the track. It has something to...

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Ferrari’s Fast-Tracked Engine Upgrade

Ferrari’s Fast-Tracked Engine Upgrade

It’s desperate times for Scuderia Ferrari as they are already 74 points behind their main rival Mercedes AMG F1 and just 35 points ahead of Red Bull Racing. Having shown some promise during winter testing, Ferrari has not been able to capitalize during the first 4...

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Four down, seventeen to go

Four down, seventeen to go

Bottas – 87: 2019 WDC leader after 4 races. With 2 wins and 2 Poles, he is showing his Mercedes teammate Hamilton that he is in it to win it this season. That extra point from Australia where he got the fastest lap puts him in the championship lead right now.  ...

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F1C Predictions Update

F1C Predictions Update

Updates after the first four races 1. Hamilton dominates the field (and his wingman) again 100-0 So this isn't happening yet, in fact Bottas is at the top of the leaderboard, only by one point though. 2. Vettel outscores Leclerc but starts coming unglued by how good...

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Baku Poem

Baku Poem

Roses are Red Violets are blue Ferrari is the fastest Another Mercedes 1-2

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So Valtteri, that’s Pole Position – Q3 Results in Baku

So Valtteri, that’s Pole Position – Q3 Results in Baku

"So Valtteri, that's pole position" said Bottas's race engineer.. Max sat out a final run for whatever reason.  Crofty must have mentioned no issues queuing up with only 9 cars for the final run...there were only 8 cars.  It didn't seem like Lewis was able to get his...

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When the Long Game Goes wrong – Q2 Results Baku

When the Long Game Goes wrong – Q2 Results Baku

Ferrari came out as the only team on Mediums in Q2 trying to play the long game...or were they getting greedy that their car had so much more power than everyone else??  Yeah, it's Ferrari so probably the latter.  Every other team was on softs.  Leclerc pushed a bit...

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Pierre lays down a flier – Baku Q1

Pierre lays down a flier – Baku Q1

Once again Hulkenberg is out of Q1.  He began his session by locking up at turn 3, but then again so did the five-time Champ, Lewis.  At least he’s in good company.  Would Vettel have finished higher in Q1 had his lap not been compromised??  Probably not in my...

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Through two…

Through two…

The Season so far…   Bottas – 44:  2019 WDC leader after 2 races. Superb start from P2 at the Aussie GP gave Bottas the lead, and he never looked back to take the win. Crucially defying team orders, he went for the fastest lap at the end of the race and got it,...

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Lewis nearly Torpedoed

Lewis nearly Torpedoed

Lewis Hamilton gives F1 and Coffee our first endorsement, sort of.  Ok, not at all, but it almost seems planned...So Congrats and thank you to Lewis for making F1C Select!  Congratulations Lewis!!

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Australian Grand Prix FP3 Results

Australian Grand Prix FP3 Results

 It is confirmed...a pattern has emerged during the first three practice sessions at Albert Park Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel Charles Leclerc Romain Grosjean Kevin Magnussen Pierre Gasly Valtteri Bottas Daniil Kvyat Max Verstappen Daniel Ricciardo Nico Hulkenberg...

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Australian Grand Prix FP2 Results

Australian Grand Prix FP2 Results

A pattern appears to be emerging... Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas Max Verstappen Pierre Gasly Sebastian Vettel Kimi Raikkonen Nico Hulkenberg Daniel Ricciardo Charles Leclerc Romain Grosjean Daniil Kvyat Kevin Magnussen Lance Stroll Carlos Sainz Antonio Giovinazzi...

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Australian Grand Prix FP1 Results

Australian Grand Prix FP1 Results

Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel Charles Leclerc Max Verstappen Valtteri Bottas Kimi Raikkonen Daniil Kvyat Pierre Gasly Kevin Magnussen Nico Hulkenberg Antonio Giovinazzi Romain Grosjean Alex Albon Carlos Sainz Lance Stroll Sergio Perez Daniel Ricciardo Lando Norris...

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Zak Brown

Zak Brown

Here’s to the second person (and no, it will not always be a person) who has earned the F1C Select award, Zak Brown. Look I know for a fact this will piss people off and get downvoted on Reddit because of the comment I am about to make.  Before you downvote, ask...

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Excitement for the 2019 Season

Excitement for the 2019 Season

  It’s no secret that most of us die hard F1 fans would most rather quit our jobs and watch every second of F1 as soon as the new season starts each year, starting with testing in Catalunya.  That isn’t realistic for, well, anyone.  Like one of the F1 and Coffee...

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Matty Gallagher

Matty Gallagher

Matt Gallagher - you are the first winner for the inaugural F1C Select award.   Being the inaugural winner of the award, this post may be a bit lacking, but here is why Matty wins...   He is fucking funny as shit!  Period!   Here are two of our favorite Matt videos....

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Nando’s Luck

The 2019 Racing season officially started this past weekend with one of the most iconic motorsports event of the calendar; the Rolex Daytona 24hrs. Racing legend Fernando Alonso and Wayne Taylor Racing captured victory at the rain-soaked event. With the help of...

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WTF is ‘Return of the Torpedo’?

I love to think that all Formula 1 fans are as into it as we are at F1 and Coffee, but we are Americans and most Americans don't even know wtf Formula 1 is..Sorry, I still love you America...   In 2016, after being hit in back to back races by the same driver,...

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Exceedingly unExceptional Coverage by espn

About a month or so ago, I recorded ESPN The Magazine’s Most Dominate Athletes in 2018.  The only reason I recorded it was I happened to catch a shot of Lewis randomly one day.  Even though I had waited about a month to watch it, I was legitimately excited to hear...

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The Marlboro Man Moves on

Another lost championship, another new team principal at Ferrari.  Some things never change. After being so close to a WDC (and arguably a WCC) in 2012 followed by a dismal 2013, Stefano Domenicali had to step down in 2014 shortly after the season began. The man who...

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Rebuttal to Fear and Toto in Las Vegas

Everyone knows that F1 is 80% car and 20% driver. (Maybe even 95% car and 5% driver in the turbo-hybrid era). So yea, exploiting the rules and finding loop holes IS Formula 1 and should always be the top priority for the Team Principal and technical staff. (And team...

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Fear and Toto in Las Vegas

Fear and Toto in Las Vegas

Charles Bradley from Motorsport.com wrote an interesting piece about Toto Wolff, Principal and CEO at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. Now, in my opinion, Toto is arguably one of the most successful team leaders of all time in F1, he is right to be afraid of the future....

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