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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Orange Cola » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:58 pm

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I was just thinking that the rules state the other teams supplied with Ferrari engines must have an identical engine but the Alfa Romeo and Haas don’t seem to have the special qualifying mode Ferrari do?
The engine hardware might be identical but the controllers aren’t (or the cooling, or some level of system integration) which means the other teams can’t run the quali mode. There’s always something the engine manufacturer can do to ensure the works team get the best performance whilst the others don’t.
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:02 am

So do we think that Vettel's really going to stay another year at Ferrari? It seems a little close to the end of the season now for any big changes, but Ferrari must be thinking that next year could be a fricking nightmare for them in terms of driver management.

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Post by Orange Cola » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:45 pm

Unless SV retires of his own accord then I think he’ll still have a seat there. Grosjean got renewed and SV isn’t anywhere near that bad.
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by DeskJockey » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:54 pm

Orange Cola wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Unless SV retires of his own accord then I think he’ll still have a seat there. Grosjean got renewed and SV isn’t anywhere near that bad.
True, but Grosjean was never that good and isn't a four time WDC with an ego to match. SV has much further to fall and the weight of expectation (and cost) is different.
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Orange Cola » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:59 pm

DeskJockey wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Orange Cola wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Unless SV retires of his own accord then I think he’ll still have a seat there. Grosjean got renewed and SV isn’t anywhere near that bad.
True, but Grosjean was never that good and isn't a four time WDC with an ego to match. SV has much further to fall and the weight of expectation (and cost) is different.
He’s out of contract at the end of next season anyway, I would imagine if he’s this far through the contract then it’ll cost Ferrari the remainder to let him go. I know SV has a performance clause in his end of the contract, but if there was one on the Ferrari side we’d know about it by now (unless, of course, it’s worded around driver error mistakes but I can’t see anyone foreseeing that and building it into a drivers contract), it’ll just be a points based performance clause and even then he’s not exactly at the bottom of the drivers standings.
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by jamcg » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:33 am

Qualifying now going to be on Sunday morning

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... Kgtvu.html

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Post by JonMad » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 am

And a good interview with Max on the bbc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/49988237
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Pete_ » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:39 am

jamcg wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:33 am
Qualifying now going to be on Sunday morning

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... Kgtvu.html
I remember the last time this happened, must have been about ten years ago, waking up at 2am to watch qualifying then again at 6am to watch the race.

This time, as I can't get excited about non-live F1, I'll probably just watch the 5 minute highlights video on YouTube.

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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Mito Man » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:45 pm

This came up on my YouTube recommended

:lol: Wtf
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Orange Cola » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:02 pm

JonMad wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 am
And a good interview with Max on the bbc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/49988237
I like that a lot, shows a lot about Max. I support Max already as a fan but once he’s in a title contending team I’ll be backing him all the way.
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by NotoriousREV » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Romain Grosjean managed to stave off the boredom of having nothing to do.

Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Post by RobYob » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:58 am

:o

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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Mito Man » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:24 am

Reverse grid race based on championship standing instead of qualifying at 3 races next year - stupid idea or what?
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Post by DeskJockey » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:31 am

Interesting idea. In theory I think it could give more overtaking as the leaders work their way through the field, and allow someone in the midfield more of a chance to shine.
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Post by Orange Cola » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 pm

It’s looking more like Lewis will take his 6th WDC in Austin now, Mexico will be a tough one.

Well done on Merc getting the constructors and doing it for a sixth time, I didn’t think we’d see anyone else do that since Ferrari’s dominance in the early 2000’s.
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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by jamcg » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:06 pm

Post race stuff- leclerc give a 15 second penalty, dropping him from 6th to 7th and promoting ricciardo to 6th- 5 seconds for hitting Verstappen, 10 seconds for driving car in unsafe condition- his wing end plate narrowly missing Hamilton’s cockpit area when it flew off, taking Hamilton’s wing mirror with it https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... P8tBw.html


Ricciardo’s 6th and hulks 10th could be at risk as force point India racing have lodged a complaint due to a brake balance altering system that automatically adjusted the balance on a set lap

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... 9lHMa.html

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Post by Rich B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:00 pm

Why the fuck did they let Le Clerc stay out with that damage? He couldn’t see it so fair enough the decision wasn’t his, but it Was obviously going to come off and it destroyed Hamilton’s wing mirror when it did - which would have easily been is helmet.

The stewards should have a serious investigation into their decision. Because they fucked up there.

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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by NotoriousREV » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:18 pm

Rich B wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Why the fuck did they let Le Clerc stay out with that damage? He couldn’t see it so fair enough the decision wasn’t his, but it Was obviously going to come off and it destroyed Hamilton’s wing mirror when it did - which would have easily been is helmet.

The stewards should have a serious investigation into their decision. Because they fucked up there.
They told him to box, he said no, he wanted to stay out longer.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by Rich B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:25 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Rich B wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Why the fuck did they let Le Clerc stay out with that damage? He couldn’t see it so fair enough the decision wasn’t his, but it Was obviously going to come off and it destroyed Hamilton’s wing mirror when it did - which would have easily been is helmet.

The stewards should have a serious investigation into their decision. Because they fucked up there.
They told him to box, he said no, he wanted to stay out longer.
im talking about an investigation into the stewards, not the teams decision, there should have been a black/orange circle flag imo.

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Re: No F1 thread?

Post by NotoriousREV » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Rich B wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:25 pm
NotoriousREV wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Rich B wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Why the fuck did they let Le Clerc stay out with that damage? He couldn’t see it so fair enough the decision wasn’t his, but it Was obviously going to come off and it destroyed Hamilton’s wing mirror when it did - which would have easily been is helmet.

The stewards should have a serious investigation into their decision. Because they fucked up there.
They told him to box, he said no, he wanted to stay out longer.
im talking about an investigation into the stewards, not the teams decision, there should have been a black/orange circle flag imo.
I was replying to the “why the fuck did they let LeClerc stay out”. The team didn’t, they told him to box and he stayed out. He was shown the black flag with orange circle by the marshalls but he stayed out as long as he could. Once the end plate fell off, the flag was withdrawn.

In the end the FIA had to call Binotto to tell him to pit his driver because they still considered it dangerous and Merc were complaining.
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