Craig Woollard

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    The idea was good but ultimately it failed. Those in charge thought it would bring in manufacturers but Lotus aside, it simply has not. That’s before we mention the vast cost of these things, the questionable appearance of the things and the safety aspect as well.

    As far as I’m concerned it’s absolutely the right thing to do.

    #328341
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    If there’s one series which absolutely does not need double points then it is IndyCar. The championship has gone down to the wire every year for the last decade anyway, so double points is simply pointless.

    Sure double points might swing the result (as it did last season), but I think both Power (incredibly quick, tad unlucky, few mistakes) and Pagenaud (uber consistent, insane in qualifying) would be deserving of the title this year. Thankfully they don’t have the likes of Dixon to worry about this time around!

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    And it is worth noting that not all teams ran KERS in every race in 2009, or on each car at various races in 2009. I seem to remember Robert Kubica not running it in some races where Nick Heidfeld did, because Kubica was significantly heavier at the time and the weight penalty was not worth it.

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    I may be interested if it’s on PC and doesn’t interfere with my other commitments…

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    I came up with mine after Hungary but I don’t think Germany would have influenced it too much:

    Ricciardo: So, so unlucky to have just three podiums this season and no wins.
    Vettel: Been a bit poor at times, but has been horrendously unlucky.
    Verstappen: Lacking a bit in quali, but his race pace is sensational. Defensive moves questionable.
    Perez: Placed that Force India in positions it simply does not belong in. Upped his quali performances.
    Grosjean: Been a bit off as of late, but still done magic in that Haas.
    Sainz: Stuck his Toro Rosso in the top eight quite often. The Toro Rosso is not a top eight car.
    Hamilton: Too many errors.
    Rosberg: Too many errors. Edged by his team mate in every way.
    Raikkonen: Definitely looked stronger than the last couple of years but still outpaced by Vettel.
    Bottas: Made a few clumsy moves in the races but has demolished Massa lately.
    Alonso: Starting to seem a bit more Alonso-like. Had some really good runs such as Hungary.
    Hulkenberg: Almost nowhere in the first third of the season. Not capitalised on opportunities.
    Massa: Started really well but has looked absolutely shocking since then.
    Magnussen: Tad erratic but he has generally edged his new team mate.
    Button: Had some fairly strong races but otherwise been outclassed by Alonso.
    Gutierrez: Very unlucky not to score points. Really started to come strong from Monaco onwards.
    Kvyat: Shame to stick Kvyat this low, but he is really not having any good form right now.
    Wehrlein: Unimpressive on Saturday generally. Impressive on Sunday generally. Delivered in Austria.
    Palmer: Making a few rookie mistakes here and there but otherwise not too bad for a first half-season.
    Ericsson: Looked the least worst of the two Sauber drivers.
    Nasr: Shone in the wet at Hungary, and that is about it.
    Haryanto: Occasionally doesn’t do too bad in qualifying. Absolutely nowhere in the races.

    Not ranked: Vandoorne: Did the perfect job as a substitute driver at Bahrain.

    #325825
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    FE cars don’t generate masses of downforce anyhow so I doubt it will change much there. However what I do hope will change is the strength of the wing as a whole. Too frequently last season wings were broken. They almost seemed to shatter at the sight of a bollard. As for aesthetics, I actually quite like the look of it personally.

    #325803
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    I think this is positive for both sides. Also means I’ll likely be able to see the category in the flesh for the first time next year, added bonus!

    #325628
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    They use slow zones at Le Mans and they work exceptionally well. However F1 circuits are not necessarily long enough to warrant having them, but I don’t see why it can’t be at least considered.

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    You could go for a G27. It does exactly what the G29 does pretty much. I have the latter as I was able to find it reduced by 40% and it is a lot of fun!

    If you can find a G29 for a decent price then it might be worth going for. It’s a bit like the G27 but just a bit more refined.

    It may also be worth looking at what games you have and seeing which wheels are compatible. If you play some older games, then newer wheels may not work so well.

    #322733
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    This video doesn’t really do it much justice, but Cadwell Park:

    #320977
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    Knowing Ferrari, he will be replaced by Bottas. I’ll let you all work out why.

    #320225
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    Here’s a fairly recent one:

    Two Chip Ganassi cars coming into contact as Charlie Kimball (cyan-coloured car) shoves team leader and championship contender Scott Dixon (red car) off into retirement.

    #320066
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    Shameful decision. How are drivers going to learn that moves like that are simply not right without getting some sort of punishment? Many will draw comparison to the Hamilton/Rosberg clash but if anything, this one is more similar to the crash caused by Alfonso Celis at Hungary in the Formula 3.5 V8 not too long ago.

    #317067
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    http://indycaruk.weebly.com/news/indy-lights-coverage-returns-to-uk-tv

    Here is the first update, and it is a positive one!

    #316531
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    I’m only going on drivers who were withdrawn before the race in the case of a DNS here:

    Vettel missed the ’07 French, British and European GPs between his BMW and STR stints.

    Massa missed the ’02 US GP (suspension(?)). He also missed eight races in ’09 (injury). He was replaced by Frentzen, Badoer and Fisichella.

    Bottas missed the ’15 Australian GP (injury).

    Perez missed the ’11 Monaco and Canadian GPs (injury). He was replaced by de la Rosa.

    Ericsson missed the final three races of the 2014 season after leaving Caterham. He was replaced by Will Stevens.

    Alonso missed the ’15 Australian GP (injury) and is set to miss the ’16 Bahrain GP (injury). He was/will be replaced by Magnussen and Vandoorne.

    Button missed the ’03 Monaco GP (injury) and the ’05 Spanish and Monaco GP (team suspended).

    Grosjean missed the ’12 Italian GP (suspension). He was replaced by d’Ambrosio.

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