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28th May 2016, 3:30 at 3:30 am #32098827th May 2016, 15:02 at 3:02 pm #320981
Yeah, I truly think that none of the cars on the grid are ugly and quite a few of them look incredibly professional. Well done guys.
Now if only we could add some variety in color…25th May 2016, 13:38 at 1:38 pm #32069324th May 2016, 16:02 at 4:02 pm #32067823rd May 2016, 9:43 at 9:43 am #320478
@theawesomefish The Westwood testing times are confusing to me. On the surface it appears that they haven’t developed their car at all or that Kinnumen is about equal to Christodoulou and isn’t actually that good. Or they could just be adding some sandbags to their car. Either way I will not be ‘gutted’ any time my team is faster than someone.
And although there is a lot of blue on the grid this season, pretty much all of the ‘blue teams’ have different shades of blue so they shouldn’t be too hard to differentiate.22nd May 2016, 17:29 at 5:29 pm #320484
Based on my spreadsheet the fluctuation between tire deltas is massive and highly variable between different teams. It is going to be difficult to choose the right tire strategy in Melbourne based on the current data set.22nd May 2016, 13:53 at 1:53 pm #320472
I am disappointed with Hutchinson’s time on the softs, he didn’t really improve from his time on the mediums. Also @RoboCAT the slideshow of on track pictures was a nice touch!
Also, congrats to @holmqvist for making the grid this season. Your car and sponsors are very Swedish and it looks great. It will be interesting to see who you sign at such short notice, as well as how you fare against FIRST and North Star. I know @jamiefranklinf1 will be happy about the number of backmarkers this season ;).21st May 2016, 2:18 at 2:18 am #320437
@jamiefranklinf1 I mostly agree with your list except that I think Downton and AMR will be a bit slower (they used Super-Soft to get where they were). I also think FIRST will be much closer closer to North Star and behind Westwood.20th May 2016, 17:47 at 5:47 pm #320425
I have noticed that F1 stewards never seem to penalize drivers when they collide with their teammate. Often times they never even investigate the incident and other times it is a racing incident. Can any of you guys think of an example where teammates collided in F1 and someone was penalized by the stewards?20th May 2016, 11:59 at 11:59 am #320404
@juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 You missed FUN!
It is promising to see both Hutchinson and Bacon faster than Sikes on the same tyres and in similar cars in terms of performance. Hutchinson was 1.2 secs faster in fact! It wouldn’t surprise me if Sikes just had a bad day though.
It will be interesting to get an idea of the deltas between the tyre compounds over the next few days. Right now times on different compounds mean pretty much nothing.17th May 2016, 22:46 at 10:46 pm #320263
@redmist That Ocelot looks beautiful. It has the right balance of complexity and color in my opinion. That is my favorite rival team livery so far!8th May 2016, 19:34 at 7:34 pm #319428
@sirspuddington I didn’t say or mean to imply that it was ok. I was simply pointing out that there weren’t many complaints when others bidded people up in the past. It is true that this case is a bit more clear, but we still can’t be 100% certain because we do not know the specific financial situation of Lopez.8th May 2016, 17:12 at 5:12 pm #319419
@sirspuddington No, Franklin are currently leading the bid with a bid on the 2nd.
Also it isn’t like he is the first person to bid someone up (if that is what he is doing), that has been a part of the game for a while now.
Also I think the new weather rules are absolutely fantastic. Hopefully the effects of different track temperatures are modelled realistically in the game.6th May 2016, 16:08 at 4:08 pm #319369
Liveries are very subjective. Everyone knows this so a little banter about it is pretty much harmless in my view. @mathers
And I can’t say much with any authority on the subject of the color because I am partially color-blind. But I can say that the color that hexcode.com displays does not look like the one I have in Photoshop.
Also I would like to point out that all of the liveries so far are better than a significant portion of the recent liveries in F1.6th May 2016, 11:41 at 11:41 am #319341
@bradley13 The blue has the HEX triplet #7DF9FF when in Photoshop.
Also, simplicity is a key trait of a good design. This is true in terms of engineering design and artistic design. If two designs are close to each other in terms of effectiveness, the simpler design is usually better because it is more reliable, easier to make, and easier to perfect. So while over-complicating something (like cramming every square inch of a livery with stuff) is a lot of design, it generally isn’t good design.