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18th July 2014, 11:13 at 11:13 am #266915
I remember I began to pay attention to the engineering side of F1 in that year, because of how often I heard that the significantly longer wheelbase of the F2007 was giving it an advantage on tracks with mainly high-speed corners like Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Spa, etc. (all of which they won AFAIR).
On the other hand, McLaren just washed the Scuderia away on stop-and-go tracks like Monaco and Indy.
It was very interesting.18th July 2014, 11:10 at 11:10 am #266914
Dunno, but I remember Lewis and Jenson doing a PR day of physical and mental exercises for Vodafone (?) back in their teammate days and they had this reaction time game where they had to hit a series of flashing lights on a board. I don’t remember which of the two won though. Look it up on YouTube it’s a very interesting piece on the mental and physical capabilities of F1 drivers.
Also, there might have been a video about STR drivers playing the same game, but I’m not sure.14th July 2014, 15:38 at 3:38 pm #266511
It’s strange that while Alonso had a lot of on-track duel with both Hamilton and Vettel, we are yet to witness Hamilton and Vettel go wheel to wheel a lot of times in F1.13th July 2014, 10:18 at 10:18 am #266472
I don’t agree with it, but I found an extremely liberal approach to this.
According to the dictionary definition, racing in itself could be a gimmick.
I’ll explain. As soon as someone creates a racing event or championship to ‘attract publicity or trade’ and not to enjoy himself, it could be considered as such (e. g. USCR). Obviously, one has to have a healthy business model to sustain a series in a capitalist economic system, so an element of this definition of gimmickry will always be there. An entirely gimmick-free racing would be realizable (is there such a word!?) only if one pays literally no attention to the economic side of it and makes all the decisions about the event rules based on other factors.
As such scenario is unimaginable, I consider gimmick in motorsport to be ‘a trick or device, which provides unfair advantage to certain participants.’ Such as DRS. And double points.9th July 2014, 14:19 at 2:19 pm #266238
@OP: On the contrary, I love these recovery drives that succeed, they bring more dynamism to the racing, whereas if the fast cars would become stuck at the back, there’d be just a lot of frustration around.
Edit: I simplified it a bit. I also think that it was not too easy for either Bottas or Alonso. Just think of how close it was sometimes pulling off the moves (Bottas on Button, ALonso on Kvyat and Ricciardo, Button holding up Alonso on traction), and how Bottas got it all wrong in a similar situation with a slightly too wide exit at T9 in Melbourne.
On the other hand, I do like your idea of limited amount of DRS uses (if it’s here to stay and we have to deal with it after all, then I’d certainly tweak it this way).14th June 2014, 15:07 at 3:07 pm #263094
Yeah, I found it now, no problem.14th June 2014, 13:54 at 1:54 pm #263091
Won’t there be an F1 Fanatic Live session for the 24hrs?8th June 2014, 12:50 at 12:50 pm #262714
Since I wrote that enthusiastic reply late last night, I also became skeptical about how they would enforce the cars engage the speed limiter by the ‘slow down’ tables.
My idea would be to install pre-defined zones on the circuit with sensors built into or next to the asphalt. (They may have already done that in which case I haven’t paid enough attention. That’d not be unsurprising as as a non-native English speaker, I tried to phrase this post last night as well, but I was so tired that I couldn’t manage it. :P)8th June 2014, 1:23 at 1:23 am #262688
I thought of this idea for F1 when we’ve had that Safety Car debacle in Valencia a few years ago.
Edit: I’m glad to see it being realized.21st April 2014, 0:09 at 12:09 am #257727
Button on Vergne cutting back on the Toro Rosso on the inside of T1-T2 on lap 2.19th April 2014, 16:23 at 4:23 pm #257501
I’m just watching the race and was just about to write my humble opinion on Hunter-Reay’s move on Newgarden and what must have been some ridiculously sluggish flag marshalling that enabled the field the halve itself, but I mostly just wanted to emphasize the latter point, otherwise I’m completely with Keith’s #256852 post.1st April 2014, 13:04 at 1:04 pm #254972
Now I finally got to see the round last night and I think race 3 was spectacular, while race 2 was tense (race 1, nothing special).
I was particulary impressed with Matt Neal and Colin Turkington – I feel like they were the only front-runners who didn’t put a wheel wrong all day.
Turkington’s passes into Paddock were just pure pleasure to watch, how he measured his braking points over that bump at the pit exit and how he modulated his pace to dictate acceleration past the apex making cutbacks towards Druids impossible. On the other hand, I was wondered how everybody bar Shedden in race 2 left the door open for him there.
Plato was also extremely good barring his bogging-down at the start of race 2.
I personally root for Shedden and I liked how he deliberately stayed out of trouble all the time, carrying home a good haul of points in the process. I think his front camera view at the start of race 2 down Paddock Hill Bend, when Collard and Neal flashed past ahead of him from left to right, will quickly make it into highlights and intros.1st April 2014, 12:14 at 12:14 pm #254953
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Maybe someone with influence over the idea already saw this topic, I don’t know.
I just hope it gets introduced.31st March 2014, 13:28 at 1:28 pm #254882
I don’t know, I like the idea of transparency and giving as much information to the audience as possible for them to really understand what’s going on.
I really like how Pirelli approached tyre strategy, for example. They sticked to identifying the four compounds and provide extensive data on current tyre usage and history (albeit now via a paid service) and before and after the race, strategy as well.
It very well could be that the tyre situation is too complicated and that’s a turn-off for the viewers, but I reckon it’d be much more complicated to follow and thus an even bigger turn-off if it not were for the great degree of transparency Pirelli provides.
So I welcome the new graphics and support all aims to extend data supply even more.21st March 2014, 8:00 at 8:00 am #253354
I propose something similar ever since the double points were introduced in F1.
I wanted the last round to be a double-header, Race 1, Race 2, but the extra length is also an interesting – and valid – concept.
Much more fair than the F1 solution.
(I even wrote a letter to Ferrari before the February voting on our double points rule to consider the abnove proposal.)