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  • #310893
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    @girts I’m not sure, I don’t think I know enough about aerodynamics to really make sense of much of the teams’ developments. Hopefully within a couple of years I know a lot more ;)

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    I really like the balance between news stories and community stuff. The most important bits of news appear on the site, the other bits of news go to the round-up, which means there is a lot more room for the regular features. Imo this is the only site that really nails this balance.

    There’s not much I would change to be honest. Maybe the only thing this site really misses are technical articles, for instance ‘how does MGU-H work?’ or ‘Mercedes new curvy rear wing explained’. But if you look at Autosport, Motorsport.com and AMuS, they all have separate writers for these articles. So maybe some freelance articles from Scarbs or some other F1 guru would be a good addition?

    But yeah, in general this site is already pretty awesome :)

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    Venezuela – Pastor Maldonado and Johnny Cecotto Jr

    You monster… :P

    #310464
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    Also worth pointing out there are only 7,000 hotel rooms in Baku, so maybe a good idea to book the hotel before you buy tickets.

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    Can’t understand how HUL is that far behind PER – gotta take into account the whole season!

    @magon4 Don’t understand it either.

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    I’ll only do a top 10:

    1. Vettel – only in his first year for Ferrari, but outpaced Raikkonen on pretty much every single occasion. He’s the only driver to finish every race in the top five, and it’s this consistency that has allowed him to score exactly as many points as Alonso in 2012. He had an off-day in Mexico, but apart from that he’s been pretty much perfect this year.

    2. Hamilton – very dominant in the early and mid-season, pretty much faultless. However, his form started to deteriorate as the season went on. Partly because Rosberg had upped his game, but also because Hamilton just didn’t seem able to pull it together on Saturdays.

    3. Rosberg – a number-two driver at best in the early stages of the season, with Vettel giving him a good run for his money in a decent number of races. Still, he has managed to score points consistently, not make mistakes and even managed to improve his form, which I think is very impressive.

    4. Perez – always been a driver to look out for, but 2015 seemed to be his strongest season to date. He has improved a lot in terms of consistency, which combined with his speed has resulted in a number of strong results, notably third in Sochi and fifth in Abu Dhabi. Qualifying seems to be holding him back though.

    5. Grosjean – completely outclassed Maldonado in qualifying (who, to be fair, has had a lot better season than people give him credit for) and his third place in Belgium was absolutely astonishing. Taking into account that Lotus hasn’t been in the happiest of situations for most of the season, I think Grosjean’s achievements have been better than it seems on paper.

    6. Hülkenberg – outscored by his team mate, but in general he has been on par with Perez. He beat him 11-8 in qualifying, but he simply hasn’t managed to rack up the same amount of points as Perez. It can’t be glossed over that Hülkenberg has had four more retirements than Perez, so in my opinion both Force India drivers have had an extremely good season.

    7. Bottas – the Williams proved to be a very sensitive machine: fighting for the podium in one race, then fighting in the midfield in the next. Nonetheless, Bottas has managed to score good points in most races, despite his little feud with Raikkonen.

    8. Verstappen – a very good début season, albeit slightly over-hyped. He’s had a fair share of bad luck in qualifying and the races, but on the other hand he has scored two terrific (and, let’s not forget, lucky) 4th places. Like Ricciardo last year, it’s refreshing to see a young driver being so opportunistic when it comes to overtaking, and his ‘you can stick your team orders up your’ mentality is great.

    9. Ricciardo – Beaten by Kvyat in score, but in general he looked the strongest of the pair, particularly in qualifying. He hasn’t quite managed to retain his superb 2014 form, but still it has been a decent year for him.

    10. Sainz Jr. – overshadowed by his Dutch team mate, but definitely a very good rookie season for him as well. It’s a shame that in the two races where Verstappen scored his fourth places, Sainz was actually on par with him, but in Hungary he had a mechanical problem and in Texas he started from the back. He also outqualified Verstappen 9-7, so objectively the two of them have definitely been closer matched than the media would have you believe.

    #309394
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    @fastiesty Hylkema: after 2011 he wanted to do a second year in GP3, but he didn’t have the budget for it, so he decided to start studying Aerospace Engineering instead. Small world :)

    #309392
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    Not F1, but one of my uni classmates is a former GP3 driver :)

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    I’m not entirely sure about turn 12’s (reference) run-off area (see 1:15 in the video), might cause some issues when either there is a high-speed off like Sainz in Russia, or when a driver takes too much speed into the corner. Apart from that, yeah, the circuit looks alright, although I will never get used to tarmac run-off areas.

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    Formula 3 Race 1 at Spa was pretty good (the race after the Monza shenanigans)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvbmL1xebjI&ab_channel=FIAFormula3EuropeanChampionship

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    Summary of stuff that’s happened so far:

    17th January – Dakar Rally (Cars) – Nasser Al-Attiyah / Matthieu Baumel – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    17th January – Dakar Rally (Trucks) – Aryat Mardeev / Aydar Belyaev / Dmitriy Svistunov – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    17th January – Dakar Rally (Bikes) – Marc Coma – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    17th January – Dakar Rally (Quads) – Rafal Sonik – Round 1 of 1 – Race 1 of 1
    25th January – MRF Challenge F2000 – Toby Sowery – Round 3 of 3 – Race 10 of 12
    8th February – Toyota Racing Series – Lance Stroll – Round 4 of 5 – Race 13 of 15
    26th February – Pro Mazda Winterfest – Jack Aitken – Round 2 of 2 – Race 5 of 5
    26th February – US F2000 Winterfest – Nico Jamin – Round 2 of 2 – Race 5 of 5
    14th June – 24 Heures du Mans (LMP1) – Earl Bamber / Nick Tandy / Nico Hülkenberg – Part of World Endurance Championship
    14th June – 24 Heures du Mans (LMP2) – Matthew Howson / Richard Bradley / Nicolas Lapierre – Part of World Endurance Championship
    14th June – 24 Heures du Mans (LMGTE Pro) – Oliver Gavin / Tommy Milner / Jordan Taylor – Part of World Endurance Championship
    14th June – 24 Heures du Mans (LMGTE Am) – Viktor Shaitar / Aleksey Basov / Andrea Bertolini – Part of World Endurance Championship
    28th June – Formula E – Nelson Piquet Jr. – Round 10 of 10 – Race 11 of 11
    19th July – All-Japan F3 (National Class) – Ryo Ogawa – Round 6 of 8 – Race 13 of 17
    19th July – Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (Juniors’ Championship) – Matevos Isaakyan – Round 6 of 7 – Race 12 of 14
    30th August – IndyCar – Scott Dixon – Sonoma – Round 15 of 15 – Race 16 of 16
    6th September – European Le Mans Series (LMP3) – #3 Team LNT – Round 4 of 5 – Race 4 of 5
    6 September – SMP F4 – Niko Kari – Round 6 of 7 – Race 18 of 21
    12th September – Pro Mazda – Santiago Urrutia – Round 8 of 8 – Race 15 of 16
    12th September – US F2000 – Nico Jamin – Round 9 of 9 – Race 15 of 16
    13th September – Indy Lights – Spencer Pigot – Round 10 of 10 – Race 16 of 16
    13th September – WRC – Sebastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia – Round 10 of 13
    13th September – BRDC F4 – Will Palmer – Round 7 of 8 – Race 21 of 24
    20th September – Italian F4 – Ralf Aron – Round 6 of 7 – Race 18 of 21
    20th September – WSBK – Jonathan Rea – Round 11 of 13 – Race 21 of 26
    27th September – Formula Renault 3.5 – Oliver Rowland – Round 8 of 9 – Race 15 of 17
    27th September – European F3 – Felix Rosenqvist – Round 10 of 11 – Race 30 of 33
    3rd October – ADAC F4 – Marvin Dienst – Round 8 of 8 – Race 22 of 24
    3rd October – ADAC F4 (Rookies’ Championship) – David Beckmann – Round 8 of 8 – Race 23 of 24
    3rd October – United SportsCar Championship – Colin Braun / Jon Bennett – Round 10 of 10 – Race 10 of 10
    11th October – GP2 – Stoffel Vandoorne – Round 9 of 11 – Race 18 of 22
    11th October – BTCC – Gordon Shedden – Round 10 of 10 – Race 30 of 30
    11th October – Blancpain Series – Robin Frijns – Round 12 of 12 – Race 19 of 19
    11th October – Blancpain Sprint Series – Maximilian Buhk and Vincent Abril – Round 7 of 7 – Race 14 of 14
    11th October – Blancpain Sprint Series (Silver Cup) – Jules Szymkowiak – Round 7 of 7 – Race 14 of 14
    17th October – DTM – Pascal Wehrlein – Round 9 of 9 – Race 17 of 18
    18th October – Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup – Jack Aitken – Round 7 of 7 – Race 17 of 17
    18th October – Japanese F3 – Nick Cassidy – Round 8 of 8 – Race 17 of 17
    18th October – European Le Mans Series (LMP2) – #41 Greaves Motorsport – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5
    18th October – European Le Mans Series (LM GTE) – #60 Formula Racing – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5
    18th October – European Le Mans Series (GTC) – #59 TDS Racing – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5

    #307200
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    11th October – Blancpain Sprint Series Silver Cup – Robin Frijns – Round 12 of 12 – Race 19 of 19
    18th October – Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup – Jack Aitken – Round 7 of 7 – Race 17 of 17
    18th October – Japanese F3 – Nick Cassidy – Round 8 of 8 – Race 17 of 17
    18th October – European Le Mans Series (LMP2) – #41 Greaves Motorsport – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5
    18th October – European Le Mans Series (LM GTE) – #60 Formula Racing – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5
    18th October – European Le Mans Series (GTC) – #59 TDS Racing – Round 5 of 5 – Race 5 of 5

    #306890
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    11th October – GP2 – Stoffel Vandoorne – Round 9 of 11 – Race 18 of 22
    11th October – Blancpain Sprint Series – Maximilian Buhk and Vincent Abril – Round 7 of 7 – Race 14 of 14
    11th October – Blancpain Sprint Series Silver Cup – Jules Szymkowiak – Round 7 of 7 – Race 14 of 14

    #306635
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    @bradley13 Yeah, and as a rookie as well! Hope he will switch into F3 next year, like Lance Stroll did.

    #306631
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    20th September – Italian Formula 4 – Ralf Aron – Round 6 of 7 – Race 18 of 21
    3rd October – ADAC Formula 4 – Marvin Dienst – Round 8 of 8 – Race 22 of 24
    3rd October – ADAC Formula 4 Rookies’ Championship – David Beckmann – Round 8 of 8 – Race 23 of 24

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