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    It’d be interesting to see the current generation of cars at the Nurburgring, before they change it up for 2017.

    #303104
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    @omarR-pepper This is usually known as the ‘high climber’. There are also points for ‘laps led’ in NASCAR for instance, but I’d propose points for pole or fastest lap – which was awarded in the 1950s, instead of a point for 6th. This would still reward the best. Downside is championships being decided by a pole point on Saturday (e.g. Hamilton 2006 GP2).

    F1 currently awards 101 points per race – making it 105, with 20 races, puts 2100 points on the table (3 for pole, 1 for fast lap?). Winner still gets the most, but those finishing below 2nd get the chance to jump up through performance.

    PS. 20-15-11-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 = 75 total. 20 races = 1500 points, simple to follow, a logical progression from the old points system (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1). Top 4 gain 5, 4, 3, 2 over the usual 1 for each placing. Plus, you could say it’s just an increase in the importance of the podium, added to the old points. Old points plus 1 for fast lap or pole gives 40 total.

    #303103
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    Bahrain I think he lost only 2 points, and it was driver caused, so the better example would be the pit snafu in Austria which lost him 3 points to Massa. :)

    #303082
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    On the flip side, reverse the pit decision at Monaco and it would read: Hamilton 212, Rosberg 174, Vettel 157, which is probably a better reflection of the current season so far, with gaps of 38 and 17 instead of 21 and 21. Vettel was also unlucky to lose a position in Bahrain by clipping his wing on the gravel, so without that he would only be 14 behind Rosberg, or a single 3rd place.. in my personal count, I have 216, 185 and 162.

    #303080
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    Nice! I’d swap Move for Charles Pic, who beat Alguersuari (as did Turvey), plus I’d be tempted to add Stoneman for coming back from cancer to finally race in the category and do well, maybe for Power or Danielsson (considering Maldonado lost that title on a technical infringement). De Vries is an option, as ‘rookie’ of this year, plus a double World Karting champion who might go on to good things, though Vaxiviere has been more impressive, like Power in America. Maybe Jaafar or Rossi for Aleshin?

    PS. ‘Late Jules Bianchi’ still sounds strange :(.

    #303076
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    @himmatsj Ah, the exception is 3 years retrospectively for those who have achieved 40 points in 2013 or 2014 – I don’t think Jazeman has gotten to 40 before? So he will need to get the points in FR 3.5 to get the licence for 2016 :).

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    @debaser91 Worst title winning car is another thread to start! Interestingly, what about 1982 Williams? I say this because the Renault was very fast that year but didn’t have the reliability, while Ferrari went through both drivers and won the WCC – Williams was 4th behind McLaren as well (Watson). Any DWCs with a car worse than 4th in WCC?

    #303052
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    Interesting question, 2003 Jordan would be the worst one for a long time. Virtual WTCC champion Roland Ehnstrom makes some suggestions in this similar thread: Worst car to win a Grand Prix.

    Clark US 1966 – BRM H16 engine’s only win, ‘worst engine to win’, two V8s combined
    Rodriguez SA 1967 – old mid-50’s Maserati 250F engines re-used to start the 3L era
    Surtees ITA 1967 – Honda RA300, using a Lola chassis (think the current McLaren-Honda)
    Alboreto Detroit 1983 – final DFV win, suited to the track but slow everywhere else!

    Villeneuve in 1981 gets some mentions too, Jarama/Monaco? I wonder if the last Ferrari front engined win could count? The rear-engined Coopers that year really showed the way.. so the Monza banking was used for raw power at the Italian GP!

    #303050
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    @dragoll Looks like Road America moved to NASCAR after CART 2008’s cancellation/Indycar reunification.

    From then till now, ovals were lost in favour of street courses. Now, a step in the right direction, Road America, maybe Laguna Seca, Mexico City are back, plus ovals for balance.. Watkins Glen would be another good re-addition.

    NOLA is an example of recent replacements – I wonder if it’s to save costs or via low viewer numbers. Returning to better tracks and having more races might help to revive the series.

    #303042
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    Great news, I wonder why it took so long to return? This combo is one I’ve definitely driven in iRacing. Seems like Indycar has a liking for the street courses like F1 is increasingly adding. But there is variety in a calendar which is 1/3rds Oval, Street and Road.

    Rahal looks so young^, while I didn’t recognise the cars, expecting a previous generation.. Road America would’ve been a great F1 track, you just know there’d be DRS down the front straight and into T3.

    #302977
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    There was something about 3 years for all current holders I think? Depends on the changes that were announced.

    I wonder if that drive is with Force India?

    #302976
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    They are definitely doing well to keep Formula E visible. I wonder how they will detail/show us how the cars progress as the technology improves? After watching a V10 lap yesterday, I’ll admit I was expecting more sound from the onboard, plus it feels strange to think the same chassis will be getting faster and faster (I’m envisaging more than an F1 design does each year, although usually as they progress collectively and with outside changes that’s not as noticeable)!

    Senna I imagine so, question will be who lines up alongside him.

    #302877
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    Senna and Vettel's 41st podiums! Red surrounded by blue..

    Senna and Vettel’s 41st podiums! Red surrounded by blue..

    Hamilton will probably be the first driver to crack 41 wins and not do so in red overalls.

    #302727
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    Autosport and Auto Motor und Sport ratings for comparison: http://imgur.com/RjdpNtB.
    Notably, Rosberg is boosted in Germany and Button demoted! Or, vice versa of course.

    Combined Scores

    Hamilton —— 16.9
    Vettel ——– 16.8
    Rosberg ——- 15.1 – *14.4 adjusted?
    Bottas ——– 14.9
    Hulkenberg —- 14.8
    Alonso ——– 14.44
    Massa ——— 14.3
    Sainz ——— 14.1
    Verstappen —- 13.9
    Ricciardo —– 13.8
    Grosjean —— 13.5
    Raikkonen —– 13.3
    Perez ——— 13.1
    Kvyat ——— 12.9
    Nasr ———- 12.6
    Button ——– 12.58 – *13.2 adjusted?
    Ericsson —— 12.1
    Stevens ——- 12
    Maldonado —– 11
    Merhi ——— 11
    Magnussen —– 10

    #302728
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    Makes sense, the calendars were starting to look a little thin, and with the cost of flying out to Abu Dhabi, this is now effectively halved with double the racing including Bahrain. Will be interesting to see a bill of WEC, GP2, GP3…

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