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    I wouldn’t say they were faster by the end of the season, but they’d certainly closed the gap significantly. The advantage obviously varied based on the circuit characteristics.

    2009 was dominated by aero though. The double diffuser was the big talking point which gave Brawn the advantage over Red Bull in the early races (Williams and Toyota had it too, but were useless as usual). Red Bull had a few tricks up their own sleeves too, which laid the course for the next four years…

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    Logitechs are generally pretty reliable, yeah. I’m still using my old G25 (getting on for 10 years old now). The sensor on the sequential went a few years ago and the steering feels a bit loose but it’s still going.

    From the newer generation Thrustmaster seem to have pulled ahead design-wise, although Logitech pedals are probably still superior to the basic Thrustmaster ones. I can’t speak for the reliability, but I haven’t heard as much bad about them as @xtwl , although it might have been drowned out by all the complaints about Fanatec :P.

    If it’s your first wheel I think you’d be happy with either. If you could get the Thrustmaster with the upgraded pedals I would say that’s the best current budget option for competitive play.

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    Yeah Karun is getting better and better, his pitlane reporting in practice was great.

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    Great intro!

    The Levorg is a weird choice, emboldened by the (mild) success of the Civic Tourer I guess. Nice to see Subaru in the championship though.

    The Honda boys have to start as favourites again, other than that I think the Focuses of Jackson and Jordan and the BMWs of Goff and Tordoff have to start as outside bets.

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    I’ll miss the V8, but I understand they had to make a change for the sake of competitiveness. At least there are still a range of engines in the WEC (some of the GT’s sound absolutely ace). Can’t really speak much for the look of it, seems to be wearing dazzle camouflage.

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    @davidnotcoulthard

    he’s driven the turbo cars, hasn’t he?

    I don’t think so, unless he did it for TV. Last I remember him driving was a Caterham, and they never used V6’s.

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    OK my memory is terrible, they did use V6’s. I don’t think he ever drove one though.

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    @mel-drew
    I never minded Allan McNish, I think he’s good at explaining what racing drivers do and think. I agree with most of the rest of what you said, although I don’t see how anyone can dislike Murray. I doubt he can travel much these days so it’ll probably just be his thoughts on the season or a ‘storytime with Murray’ segment.

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    @mikemill
    They’re air pressure sensors, for mapping the airflow coming off the tyres usually.

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    You should definitely keep it Keith, it will be interesting to see the comparison between our choices and the general public. It also gives us an opportunity to discuss drivers’ performances between ourselves.

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    Hopefully they keep at least one of the current commentators, preferably both as they have a good partnership I think. Edwards and Coulthard can be a little ‘vanilla’, but having seen how bad it can be with Legard and the motoGP commentators on BT sport, I’m dreading a change there. If the commentators know less about the race than I do I tend to get rather agitated and sweary :P.

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    I’m sure some people will complain, but for me The Chain and F1 are synonymous. It’s not like it’s hugely important though, they still have to get the rest of the show right :).

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    I’ve mostly been playing DiRT Rally lately, it has some issues (mainly the FFB and co-driver calls), but for a quick bezz around it’s fun. I’m not sold on Project Cars yet, the driving is fine but the AI ruins it for me, and being used to iRacing I’m not sure I can cope with normal public lobbies :P.

    I let my iRacing sub lapse over the winter, just don’t have time to put the practice in at the minute. I did have a go on a stand at the Autosport show though, which I have to admit made me pine for it again (they chose the odd combo of Radical @ Oulton Fosters, lots of fun)!

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    Interesting seeing so many people putting Alonso in their top 5, I agree with Diceman it’s hard to judge the McLaren drivers when the car is so rubbish. They can’t even race properly with the engine being so underpowered.

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    @vmaxmuffin
    Good for all involved I think. Their rivalry might have cost the team a few points, but from a marketing standpoint both for the team and the sport it was a huge bonus, and the fans got to see two of the greats go at it in equal machinery. Plus they won every championship while they were together so taking points off each other didn’t allow a rival to take the championship like Raikkonen in ’07.

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    Best – Moss/Fangio
    Worst – Chandhok/Yamamoto (just for one race for HRT in 2010)

    Thinking of bad combos is somewhat harder than good ones :P

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