Formula One thread

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by levijaymz, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. StevenC

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    I think this proposal includes upping the engine allowance to 6-8 engines for a season, which doesn't make any sense if we've only got 3 next year.

    Personally, I'd love a twin turbo with a bigger MGU-H. That'd be crazy, and there's no sense removing technology from the engines. Make some absolute beasts out of, say, a 1.2L V4 or something.

    DRS actually came about because the FIA devised a working group to increase on track overtakes. This included Ross Brawn, I believe Paddy Lowe and another I can't remember. They were told they weren't allowed to add active aero elements for increased straight line speed, and so they concluded that refueling should be banned. This worked. Then Abu Dhabi 2010 happened and Alonso couldn't get past Petrov; DRS was introduced and the working group were confused as to why it was being introduced when they were told not to suggest such a thing.
     
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    Deja vu!

    Felipe Massa is retiring at the end of this season.
     
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    Will he do the same thing as last year? (he's gonna crash on purpouse haha)

    So Kubica and Kvyat for the Williams seat...interesting
     
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    George Russel is doing FP1 in Abu Dhabi for Force India. He's been the class of the field in GP3 and ran for Mercedes in the Budapest test this year.
     
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    Looks like Merc has solved any problem they had with the car on twisty- High Downforce tracks
     
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    Unfortunately a dull end to the season.

    But my gosh the new logo is bad and ugly.
     
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    Stopped watching halfway through after I almost fell asleep... there was some nice racing for place 8 or so and further back though, with some cars (I think I remember Grosjean being involved several times) changing places in the first DRS zone, only to have that reversed in the second. The commentators though reminded me that I actually miss gravel beds around the track. When they had those, if you left the track, game over. Now, with the track surrounded by about half a mile of perfectly flat asphalt or concrete or whatever, unless you hit an actual wall, worst case scenario is a 5 second penalty.
     
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    +1. It might not be cheaper, but it would be a much better penalty. Gone off track? Can't move on, race over and you've potentially just ruined the inner workings of your car for future races.

    Favourite moment this season: cheering Alonso from the International Pits Straight after he topped Q1 at Silverstone. The place went absolutely nuts.
     
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    Abu Dhabi is a beautiful setting, shame that the race it's a snoozefest 99,9% of the times.
    Boring race, easily the worst of the season.
    Jeez the logo.....We'll end up liking it if they keep it for 20 years hahah
    Looks like a corporate logo, maybe if the changed the name to F1 Inc.
    Not really fond of it, but I don't really hate it; it's just meh.

    We need gravel traps, HONESTLY! :lol:
     
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    We would have gravel traps, except bikes and track days. Also Alonso in Australia last year...

    I actually like Abu Dhabi to drive, but gosh darn is it a boring race track. Only action was Stroll braking way too early and then blasting back past on the second straight, and the odd lock up from Hamilton.
     
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    Almost forgot about that one. Rewatching it... it's insane to see what these cars can handle. For someone to walk away from a crash like that is unbelievable. Though I don't know about the gravel trap. It obviously sent him flying, the actual impact in the wall looked rather slow in comparison (though the footage on youtube is far from good). Sliding over asphalt might have made for a harder impact. I don't know :D Never been racing, never crashed. Probably has its pros and cons, like everything. Wonder what some of the drivers think about that, experience with crashes and all. And for bikes & track days... didn't think about that, there they might be horrible.
     
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    Yeah, a big part of gravel traps is that it's very damaging to a car, so tracks that run track days with what could be my daily driver prefer not to have gravel.

    An interesting crash to compare is Sainz's Russia 2016 crash. No gravel, but a barrier with very little run off. Without gravel Alsonso could probably have gotten the car slowed down enough that he could have done the next race.

    F1 safety is my favorite topic, by the way.
     
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    Pretty close to see the new cars guys.
    :D
     
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    Hahahaha I know right?
    Not bad the Haas, but looking for actual real photos; renders tend to conceal everything.
     
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    Even as a render, those sidepod deflectors are very interesting, and they've gone with Ferrari's air intake concept.
     
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    [​IMG]
    This is one of the best looking cars I've ever seen.
     
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    I was going to say exactly that.
    Man, Looks like Ferrari got the sidepod-thing right last year; I'm sure almost all the cars will have that layout.

    Don't shoot me, but the HALO goes well with the car(s).

    There, I said it :lol:
     
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    My opinion is that almost every "ugly" thing that's been on the cars has become loved later on. Except the X-wings and nose wings. The Halo kinda flows alright when integrated with the chassis and painted accordingly.

    Also, I'm very pro Halo from a safety stand point.
     
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