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Posted by: morini
Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Forum: One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
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What a couple of semi finals. Bloody hell!

Last three frames by Ronnie came out of nowhere. Complete and absolute class. Awesome entertainment.

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Posted by: morini
12-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Forum: Driver Contract Gossip
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Yeah right Lance

https://www.planetf1.com/news/lance-stro...t-sacking/

Clickbaity articles all over Pf1 and motorport.com, as usual. If you go to these sites, please "go wrapped" and use a good ad blocker. Don't give them the Ad traffic people!

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Posted by: morini
10-08-2020, 09:49 AM
Forum: F1 General Discussion Board
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So, up until yesterday it was looking like total Mercedes dominance and a two way WDC fight. Suddenly the media are talking about a three way fight for the drivers title. I don't think that is pie in the sky either as the lead isn't much more than a DNF at this point. The season certainly isn't as dead as we all thought it would be.

Got me to thinking, how does this season look compared to others at 5 races in? I did a quick points comparison for the three title challengers at this stage in the season going back to 2015. Yes I know it isn't completely relevant as VB wasn't in Mercedes until 2017, but I've substituted Rosbergs scores for 2015/16.

   

Looking at those figures I'm wondering how Hamilton got a reputation for being a slow starter? I mean apart from 2016 when it is clear he had a poor start he's been eerily consistent in terms of points year in, year out. Look at Max though, best start to a season ever. If it wasn't for the DNF he would be at least 15 points closer as well.

I think there is still a chance of a proper WDC fight.

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Posted by: morini
10-08-2020, 08:36 AM
Forum: 2020 Race Threads
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Another shock results on the cards or normal service resumed?

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Posted by: Antilochos
08-08-2020, 12:36 PM
Forum: Driver Contract Gossip
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We all have an opinion on this one, so why not another thread and poll?

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Posted by: Jody Barton
08-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Forum: Driver Contract Gossip
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Simple question as the title says, if you were in charge of Racing Point, who would you pick? It's seemingly between Perez and Vettel, but I've put other in as an option to allow for weirdos.

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Posted by: morini
06-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Forum: Technical Talk
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Interesting (I though, anyway)

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/tech-...n=widget-1


I've never been a fan from an aesthetic viewpoint. Probably very simplistic of me to say this, but Mercedes have never had a problem winning with a more conventional (and much better looking) approach.

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Posted by: morini
28-07-2020, 09:54 AM
Forum: F1 General Discussion Board
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I couldn't really find a suitable thread to resurrect so time for a new one. Don't be afraid of new threads people, they don't cost anything Wink

Mark Hughes view on the Mercedes gap to the field this year

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/artic...-f1-rivals

Interesting he thinks that RBR have taken a backward step more than Mercedes moving forwards, particularly ironic considering the way Horner and Marko were bigging this years car up during winter testing. Hughes seems to indicate that the gap is mostly in the Mercedes low rake philosophy, but I'm not 100% sure I buy that. The regs haven't changed enough to suddenly make that a bigger advantage. Mercedes have always run a flatter car and good for them for not following Adrian Newey like a lot of other teams have. But I've seen some pictures this year (at testing IIRC) where I've thought the Mercedes was actually running higher at the back than normal. I guess it is somewhat circuit specific anyway, but so far the Mercedes and RP's have looked low rake (as expected really).

I have always admired Merc for sticking to their principles and bucking the trend. At the very least their way makes for a much better looking race car (in my view the RBR's have been ugly as sin for many years with their arses stuck up in the air). But I don't buy it being the main reason they are far ahead of rivals. It's clear there has been a performance step forward, otherwise the track records wouldn't be tumbling the way they have at the first two circuits.

The Ferrari bit I agree with. They were doing dodgy things with fuel flow and now that has been closed down the car is way too draggy for the power they have available. They either need a miracle way to restore the power they've lost or they have to redesign. I can't see either happening before the big regulation change / reset in 2022.

I think MH is one of the more level headed F1 analysts (it is not unknown for him to spout bollocks, but usually he's pretty good), so interested in others opinions on that article.

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Posted by: morini
23-07-2020, 10:37 PM
Forum: 2020 Race Threads
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This is a placeholder for the second Silverstone / British GP, in the spirit of having a thread for each race. I have named the thread as per the race title in the official f1.com schedule.

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Posted by: Antilochos
23-07-2020, 08:55 PM
Forum: 2020 Race Threads
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Well, we still have some time for banter I guess.

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