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The Chinese GP was only 6th time in F1 history that all participants finished the race.
Let's look at the stats. The previous ones have been Dutch GP 1961, US GP 2005, Italian GP 2005, European GP (Valencia) 2011 and Japanese GP 2015. The US GP doesn't really count because it was the tire disaster with only 6 cars participating.

Consider this: in first 50 years of the sport there was only one race where all drivers finished; during last 11 years there have been 4 or 5, during last 5 years 3.

IMO this tells us about what's wrong in the sport now. Teams and drivers aren't taking risks like before, they are playing safe to finish. And that's because the change in scoring. You'll notice that all the modern day full grid finishes happened after that change, first 8 drivers getting points and then 10 (with ratios favoring winner less to others).

Of course there are other reasons like the engine rules. But even so, in 50 years one GP without retirings, in 5 years three. That's big change - for worse.

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Bomb of the day: Red Bull replaces Kvyat with Verstappen, having the Russian drive Toro Rosso from here on.

Some commentators are as surprised as I am, some are not.
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Verstappen becomes youngest ever GP winner! In his first race in a decent car! emoticon

Not a bad day for Finns either.

But RB and Ferrari really failed Ricciardo and Vettel in tactics.

Anyway, best race for ages, thanks to Mercedes' knocking each other out.

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Ferrari has another bad race with tactics.
Mercedes has drivers hit each other again.
The real winner, even though they were only 2nd and 5th, are Red Bull on their home track.

And Pascal Wehrlein, he takes the first ever point for himself and Manor. Second points finish if you look all history of the team in various names since 2010.

Have to wait a little before updating Game, Rosberg might get a penalty.

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The big news today of course is Kimi continuing at Ferrari 2017.

It's getting like Teemu Selänne in NHL: "one more year".

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Mercedes takes both championships this year, it's official now.
All we have left to see is whether Hamilton can pull some miracle against Rosberg. Placing second in all remaining four races is enough to ensure championship for Rosberg, so Hamilton needs some luck/help to beat him.

Starting to look bad for Ferrari, they're falling far behind Red Bull. And Williams is about to be beaten by Force India.

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It's not been the most exciting of years. Even with Hamilton's dominance last year there were some good races in Russia, USA etc, but this year I'm struggling to recall any race that was good. Britain and Azerbaijan maybe, but the decision to have a race in that despotic hellhole is a disgrace. Hopefully next year's overhaul will see a more even championship and lead to more exciting races. With aerodynamics being at the forefront of the shake up I can see a resurgent Red Bull in 2017.
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True, not the greatest season. But at least there's been some interest in teams: Ferrari-Red Bull, Williams-Force India, surprisingly competitive Haas (at least early on) and Manor getting a point (while Sauber hasn't).


The bad news lately is that we might lose Malesian GP in few years.

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Will they please finally decide the result so I can score the Game?
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Williams officially confirms Bottas and Stroll for 2017.

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