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It was a strange mistake for Ferrari to stop Kimi so that he came out behind two lapped cars, they really should've been able to calculate that and have him stop lap or two later.
Not that I believe it to be on purpose, Red Bulls and Bottas were too close for Ferrari to fool around. They wouldn't have risked points, 1-2 and even victory by messing with one of their drivers.
That said, somebody screwed up and Kimi had all reason to be unhappy (despite his best result this year and Ferrari 1-2).

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I was tearing my hair out over the drivers points since I keep forgetting how they get dold out in PSC that I didn't bother checking that the teams and nations were updated on my source for that, since the official website is slow. I've only just noticed. Whoo, boy.

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So, with out of date points and mistaking who fell down a hill and who didn't, what else will I stuff up this season?

Porsche Supercup

So, after adjustments were at last made, here it is corrected!

Drivers

1. Michael Ammermuller (Lechner MSG Racing Team) 60
2. Dennis Olsen (Walter Lechner Racing Team) 52
3. Daniel Cammish (Walter Lechner Racing Team) 48
4. Matt Campbell (Fach Auto Tech) 40

Teams

1. Lechner MSG Racing Team 108
2. Fach Auto Tech 58
3. Walter Lechner Racing Team 57
4. Dinamic Motorsport 39

Nations

1. Germany 60
2. Norway 52
3. Britain 48
4. Australia 40

WRC

Portugal is one of the rounds on which I'm able to keep the car pointing the right way more than others in the games. Maybe it's the mix of tarmac and gravel some stages have that do it, like a memory game, so I'm thinking 'right, time to switch'. The Fafe jump is too puntastic for me. When someone flips, the response is always 'stop faffing about!'. Yeah... emoticon When someone appears on screen who you've never heard of, or who appears rarely, you know a big crash is coming. That happened, too. Something for everyone here.

Whinger of the Week: Neuville. As if Latvala was screwing you deliberately. What's the point of doing that in this discipline, eh? It really winds me up when competitors do that. Taking it too seriously, chaps. I was impressed that Latvala was even able to make it home after that.

Meanwhile, mayhem fans had a feast on Stage 7 with crashes, rolls and punctures. Crazy stuff. What fun!

Drivers

1. Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (M-Sport) 128
2. Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul(Hyundai) 106
3. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Toyota) 88
4. Ott Tanak/Martin Jarveoja (M-Sport) 83

Manufacturers

1. M-Sport 199
2. Hyundai 173
3. Toyota 113
4. Citroen 85

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F1

Wow, Codex! Your strike rate is blowing me away. Luckily, I would have picked Vettel anyway for Canada, since there appeared to be momentum from Monaco, so I don't miss out on game points. Sadly that didn't translate. Ferrari suffered what Mercedes did in Monaco, not being able to keep the grip up for too long. People got hyped up for another Spain battle except even more closely fought, but that was snuffed out by my least favourite teenage racer Verstappen at Turn 1. Thank you for yanking his engine out and not letting him get away with breaking Vettel's front wing and killing the interest, Dark Mini. Ben Edwards in commentary waxed lyrical about that being a fantastic start by Max. Nope. That would require it to be clean. Max broke someone else's front wing in the scramble, so for me it doesn't count. Same with Vettel's battle with Ricciardo in China; they banged wheels, so I don't count it as a proper overtake.

Magnussen was pushing the limits of acceptability with his agressive sweeping across people's bow to block them from passing him. On a circuit with such long straights and high speeds as the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, that could be a one way ticket to a smash if you're not careful. I think he only got away with it against Stroll and Hulkenberg because Stroll got spooked by Hulkenberg joining in and backed off, so on the pit straight it was technically only Hulkenberg that Magnussen was defending against. Otherwise that would have been a clear case of two moves made and I would then have thrown the book at Magnussen.

Speaking of that, if you're gonna throw the book at someone, make sure you've turned to the right page first. Someone should get a fine or something for screwing up the penalty doled out to Kvyat. He stalled on the grid, and everyone passed him, so he was breaking the rules by retaking his position afterwards. You are only allowed to do that if someone is still behind you by the time you get moving. Kvyat did not do that; that's supposed to be a ten second stop/go penalty. They gave out the wrong one - a drive through for not doing it before the safety car. That's supposed to be for restarts. It was their screw up, so they should have rescinded the penalty and given him twenty seconds back on his race time to make it up. But no! They gave him another penalty at his stop for their mistake! What the actual chuff?! It wasn't like the late Jules Bianchi's Monaco heroics where he got a second penalty for serving the first one incorrectly; I... I just can't see why Kvyat should have taken the heat for that. It was THEIR mistake, he did what he was told! Outrageous.

Grosjean will soon need anger management if he carries on like this. Usually he rants at the team for the car being useless when Magnussen doesn't seem to have too much bother with it, then he gave Sainz both barrels for the first lap crash. Dangerous? Yes. Mental? Don't think it was that bad, Romain. Could he perhaps be feeling too much stress from the pressures of being a team's no. 1?

Perez has been a naughty boy two races running now. "Let us race, please"? huh. What a joke. You were the one stopping that from happening. He whinged that 'I might get a chance to pass Ricciardo, you never know, my team mate won't', but he was never even close. And from getting his elbows out against his own team mate, hacking him off in the process to the shame of disobeying team orders, and embarrassing Force India's bigwigs, it was a very bad show from Checo. You could have beat Ricciardo if you'd just let Ocon past, instead, you let Vettel mug both cars and almost put Ocon in the Wall of Champions. Selfish git.

Finally Stroll gets points. Perfect place to do it. He was on it all day. Great to see.

Alonso stopped a few laps from home. Whether in F1 or Indy, the result is the bloody same. A bucket of bolts with Honda witten on it. I repeat, do you have a death wish, Sauber?

Oh, and I think Hamilton was there too. I can't remember. Grand Chelem, was it? Boring. Between him and Schumacher, they've ruined one of my favourite tracks by winning too much there. My guys only win once each. Not fair. And the bias continues, no accusations of it being down to the car with him. What a joke.

Finally, there is nothing that will ever make a shoey acceptable. Not even Patrick Stewart. It's just fact. emoticon Funny though, that because he did it, news outlets and people who don't watch motorsport have been sharing it saying 'what the hell is he doing?!' Don't ask, everyone, just don't.

Drivers

1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 141
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 129
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 93
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 73

Constructors

1. Mercedes 222
2. Ferrari 214
3. Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 112
4. Force India Mercedes 71

Manufacturers

1. Mercedes 315
2. Ferrari 233
3. Renault 159

Formula E

What happened to [sign in to see URL] Renault on Saturday? They seemed fine again on Sunday. Maybe that tyre pressure thing had something to do with it, although Prost stayed within the rules. Whatever happened with Buemi, could it really explain his lack of qualfying pace? I had no doubt he would carve his way through the field, as he's done it before. I still can't fathom how he managed to nearly win Argentina from last friggin' place in Season 2.

Massive congratulations to one of the most awesomely named drivers around, Felix Rosenqvist and Mahindra, who finally clock up their first win. I think that leaves only Venturi from Season 1 who haven't won yet. Di Grassi might have thought he had it in the bag with Buemi struggling, but Rosenqvist soon put and end to that notion. Never slack off just because the stops are coming. That's the lesson there. Great to see Heidfeld doing well again. A podium on Saturday, then brilliantly doing the big recovery drive job on Sunday to make up for the brief return of his bad luck in qualifying.

Monaco? That's old hat. THIS is how you do a tunnel. Great way to keep track of when we're on a new lap for those inside the 'park' marquee next to it, setting off smoke when the race leader passes.

[rant]Note to TV crews, please stop saying "that's what we need" when something like this happens. No, it bloody isn't. Domination isn't boring, it's something to marvel at. The competitors bust their spherical objects to be that good, the least you can do is flaming appreciate it. It's only boring if the person doing it is someone you can't stand; for instance, how many people talk about 2014 and 2015 in F1 being amazing, but I call it snooze inducing or rigged or any any other kind of fanboyish insult rant going, because Hamilton was the one dominating. It's totally subjective, and it's not a presenter's place to be talking about it. They're supposed to be impartial. I'm henceforth calling it "Walker's Law". I still like the numbers, and the possibility of 'can you win it now instead of later?'. Besides, the existence of the sport itself should be excitement enough, never mind the championship. A close battle is all well and good, but it should be done under the chasing driver's own steam, like in Season 2, not artificially engineered by rule changes or crazy one off results, like Di Grassi's Mexico win. It can't, nor should it, always go down to the last play, because that makes it look fake and staged, and therefore boring. This phantom entity they call 'the fans' annoys me. 'The fans' wan't this. Nope. I'm a fan, and I don't want Buemi to be hauled in with outside help, so to speak. Buemi has as good as walked Season 3, and it will be artificial, and therefore boring, not to mention grossly unfair, if he loses he championship because of these two races he's missing. He should win or lose on the track in Canada. If you find this success boring, you don't get what sport's about. This is competition, not WWE. As Space Ghost put it "the winner will be the winner when he wins". Not on thelastminuteofthelastlapofthelastdayOMG. Which has never happened, obviously. That was the second to last corner in Brazil, F1, remember?[/rant]

Drivers

1. Sebastian Buemi ([sign in to see URL] Renault) 157
2. Lucas Di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi) 125
3. Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) 86
4. Nicolas Prost ([sign in to see URL] Renault) 72

Constructors

1. [sign in to see URL] Renault 229
2. Abt Schaeffler Audi 171
3. Mahindra Racing 149
4. DS Virgin Racing 97

Manufacturers

1. Renault 286
2. Audi 171
3. Mahindra 149
4. Citroen 97

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Keeping the support up for The Finger. Come on Seb!

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