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    Quote Originally Posted by markn View Post
    Nothing black or white here. Shades of gray. Should Nico have backed out and left more room? Sure. Hamilton certainly knew Nico was there, no doubt. Should Hamilton have given more room? Sure. Sometimes it doesn't matter what the rules say. If you take yourself out of the race, rules won't help much to make it right.
    ^ This, and pretty much everything else you said, Mark.

    I'm not a fan of either, but I think Nico had shades of Bahrain's last laps battle running in his head, where there was at least one time that Lewis counted on Nico to simply disappear so that they don't crash each other out.
    Nico yielded and lost the race win there, and Lewis won the psych battle as well.
    Spa was where you saw Nico saying "no more" to Lewis and regain his position in the psych battle.

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    If we can't have shrieking 18,000rpm engines, qualifying tires and all the downforce, let's at least have us some good man-drama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Spa was where you saw Nico saying "no more" to Lewis and regain his position in the psych battle.
    you say this now. but contact is a 50/50 (okay more like 70/30 in Nico's favor, as his position is more advantageous, he probably would of spun Lewis even he bumps Lewis a little harder). if Rosberg came out in losing end in this contact. Lewis would of won the psych battle.
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    Ricciardo is 64 points behind Rosberg and 35 points behind Hamilton.

    you don't think Ricciardo have a chance at the title ?

    all Hamilton has to do is take each other (Rosberg) out at next race (very likely now). then Ricciardo will only be 40 points down from Rosberg.

    all it needs now is for Rosberg to crashes out (or mechanical) in the last race (double points), Ricciardo gains 50 points and be 2014 F1 champion
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    ...and, of course, Ricciardo would need the Mercs to maintain point parity in the other 6 races... but hey, if people didn't gamble, we wouldn't have Vegas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Oh, BS. Anyone else would have chopped his nose off. F1 drivers give no f*s for overtaking traffic. Until your nose is ahead of theirs, you pretty much don't exist.
    Did you watch the race or just this incident? Multiple cars went in side-by side and battled through there during the race. Maybe NBCSN was on commercial for them, although that's hard to believe.

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    No, you're absolutely right, plenty of two wide action there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e5pr1t View Post
    According to Lewis, it was a payback for not letting Nico through in Hungary, at least that's what he thinks...
    Just watched Hungary, no blame for Lewis not giving a big lift. Nico wasn't getting anywhere close to Lewis when the team asked him to give way.
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    Looked like a racing incident

    "20.3 More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position off-line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner.
    20.4 Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. Whilst defending in this way the driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason.
    For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be a 'significant portion'."

    This is why the stewards also saw it as a racing incident and it wasn't investigated. I still think Nico was a little too aggressive (definitely not on purpose). But like stated before, he was proving that he can't be pushed around.

    Don't forget the start of the Canadian GP. Hamilton didn't leave much room for Nico.
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    They weren't on a straight, and that wasn't a defensive move in the "not quite blocking line change" sense.

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