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  • #302569
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    There were also a few non-DRS passes, Hulk on Kvyat, but some not seen, maybe Ricciardo lap 1, there’s also Ricciardo on Hulk, but Ham on Massa is a great pass. Ricciardo on Bottas? Technically, Bottas with a puncture overtook an ailing Mercedes? Lol.

    Watching a re-run, I’m noticing even at 1/6th distance many passes in the mid-rear were never shown on TV.

    #302287
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    Sadly, I think this identifies the low noses as part of the cause of the accident being so catastrophic. Not the first time the FIA have tried to solve a ‘problem’ and made it much worse.

    #301934
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    @xtwl Ukrainian? Sounds interesting. Haven’t heard of any Ukrainian drivers.

    In terms of actually being in F1 at all, JP Wimille would have duelled with Fangio in the 1950s.
    Other top 30s drivers like Fagioli were driving in their 40s, while Benoist, Varzi never made it.

    Gonzalez was 3rd and 2nd in his two proper F1 seasons, 1951 and 1954. 15 podiums from 26 races.
    Castellotti wasn’t far off Ascari at Lancia, and was faster than Hawthorn & Collins at Ferrari.

    Brooks retired just as BRM made the best car in 1962, hence being ‘unknown’ as G.Hill won instead.
    Surtees had poor cars, else he would have duelled Clark throughout the 60s. Ricardo Rodriguez too.

    Rindt, Cevert, Pace, Pryce, Depailler killed at their best. Kubica & Bianchi are modern versions.
    Mario Andretti only focussed fully on F1 in his mid-30s, while Amon unluckily only won NC races.

    Bellof would have done well at Ferrari and McLaren, but Johansson got there instead. de Angelis?
    Warwick would have done well alongside Senna at Lotus in 1985. Cheever was underrated at Renault.

    Martini and Modena, applied well would have been better than Alesi and Capelli at 1990s Ferrari.
    Herbert & Donnelly had huge accidents that could have been it, Herbert somehow got back and won.

    Salo showed what he could have done with a good car at Hockenheim ’99. Matched Hakkinen in F3.
    Davidson always developed good cars for Button, and has now won the WEC instead with Buemi.

    Piquet Jr won Formula E, while Alguersuari would have improved if kept in F1. di Grassi?
    Today, Hulk without a top car and Vergne without an RBR drive. Not in F1 at all is Frijns.

    #301865
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    While Merhi has taken the brunt of the criticism, it always takes two to tango – questions should also be asked on what Latifi and Dillmann were doing after the chequer. Latifi must have been looking in his mirrors for Dillmann to have basically just rammed Merhi at full speed. Cars slow after the finish line – but those two looked like they were still racing to the start line.

    @enigma Nice. I imagine Van Buuren learned why grass is more of a deterrent to full throttle than concrete or astroturf run-off..

    #301864
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    I can only imagine that the TBA round is going to be Mexico City at Hermanos Rodriguez – perhaps they are looking at Brazil as a backup for Uruguay or Argentina? Personally, I think Interlagos would be a great venue for them to run at, although the laptimes will probably be very slow compared to F1 (so perhaps that’s why it’s being avoided).

    #301697
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    I also don’t remember seeing Kvyat have a spin either, although it’s been mentioned. GP2 and GP3 usually have 2 or 3 wide action in the mid-rear of the first lap yet you’d be lucky to catch what’s going on there too, while many a pass is missed in F1 if it’s not in the leading cars.

    #301694
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    True @xtwl. National anthem before a race is a bit of an anachronism, but seeing as a lot of the countries are subsidising the races, it’s a concession from Bernie. If only they could play the Sex Pistols version instead..

    On Americanisation, as the dominant English culture in a globalised world, it’s noticeable that British culture is adopting more and more facets of it as time goes on.

    #301693
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    Makes it apparent that Ricciardo was at fault by braking late on the inside. I’m actually surprised that he didn’t get a penalty or at least a reprimand, after all it’s taken 3 cars out of the GP at turn 3.

    #301561
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    @atticus-2 Looking at COTA, they have the Hockenheim stadium section, and Turkey turn 8.. both tracks are now off the calendar, but their iconic sections remain. I’d say it was ominous for Silverstone as well, if Sunday attendance wasn’t 140,000, but maybe it could be said to be Suzuka esses etc. A shame on T9 change – has there been any offs at that corner at all?

    #301562
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    Seeing Silverstone 1993 on Sky F1 recently, I can only think of this Mexico update now as taking 80s Silverstone and giving it the 2010 refurb without the intervening period.

    #301486
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    @dragoll If you want more accurate physics, then you will definitely enjoy the ‘hardcore’ sims, consoles are arcade by nature although there are steps to improve them, e.g. twitchier steering as noted above (dialling out the input lag) as players get more experienced generally.

    Assetto Corsa is now developing a console version, so it’ll be interesting to see how that works out. Personally, I’m looking forward to the 2015 McLaren-Honda and laser scanned Nurburgring Nordschleife release on iRacing, but I really should have tried AC on early access beta.

    #301484
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    @dragoll Interesting, do you mean all sims or just mass market games like F1? It would be interesting to see what you make of iRacing or Assetto Corsa for the same effects (they do have similar cars.. e.g. Skip Barber F2000?).

    Prominent sim-racers came 2nd and 3rd in GP2 qualifying (Vandoorne and Stanaway). Stanaway was almost unbeatable in iRacing, winning the Pro series while recovering from a broken back! Also, Shane Van Gisbergen is on there a lot and naturally one of the best in the V8 Supercar. There’s been many close races between those two!

    #301477
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    @sato113 Hmm, surely DRS would be on the main straight, and possibly a second one out of T3?

    #301337
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z4eJsmLpd0

    Watching this gameplay video from E3 again, the corner doesn’t look too sharp, but how I imagined they actually wanted it looking at the CGI – I can only imagine that the CGI wasn’t fully accurate.

    #301336
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    Looks impressive, they’ve definitely been working on that since 2011 @strontium for the next generation console. Nice that 2014 is included; it would be even better if they added their whole back catalogue and had a career mode starting from 2009! But the two hybrid years is a good start. I can see them updating the 2015 cars until the end of the year before moving on to the 2016 version.

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