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21st May 2011, 19:19 at 7:19 pm #168956
Based on last year’s performances I’d say there isn’t much to choose between them, if you discount the pole in Brazil I think I’m right in saying Hulk was beaten by Rubens generally, albeit in his rookie year.
It’s quite possible that Di Resta is better than we give him credit for, his record in lower formula isn’t so different from Hulk’s, who was tipped as the next Lewis Hamilton.21st May 2011, 14:20 at 2:20 pm #168937
Not sure whether Renault would replace Heidfeld with Grosjean next year, assuming Kubica isn’t back, I imagine Lotus would push them to put Senna back in the car.
Bianchi is pretty much destined for F1 I think, maybe with Sauber or possibly Ferrari to replace Massa.
Sam Bird I wouldn’t expect to get a seat, maybe with a backmarker but British drivers are notorious for having little sponsorship. It’s possible he could get a testing seat but we know how pointless they are.
I dont really know much about the rest, it’s always possible someone could do a d’Ambrosio/Kobayashi and get a seat out of nowhere.17th May 2011, 17:32 at 5:32 pm #168853
Absolutely agree with VettelS, this is disappointing.16th May 2011, 22:13 at 10:13 pm #158594
Here’s round 2 of the british skip championship, the grid was queued back around the final turn :P http://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/EventResult.do?&subsessionid=3511228&custid=1564014th May 2011, 16:34 at 4:34 pm #158593
Phew, that’s that race out of the way. Got lucky with some crashes up front and came through to finish an undeserved 3rd :D. That’ll do for this week I think, cant see myself beating that points haul.
Here’s the replay, unfortunately I was ultra conservative at t1 on lap 2 because the guy in front had been braking early, so the guy that eventually finished second got through. It’s a pretty shining example of using low downforce to stay in front though, I would have been eaten alive otherwise.14th May 2011, 12:58 at 12:58 pm #158592
Yeah I dont run over them on purpose :D. It’s mainly just not being used to the car, I turn in nice and early expecting it to understeer, then when it doesn’t I’m buggered. The only one that’s getting me a lot is turn 13, I’m struggling on the brakes there and usually have to turn in whenever the back decides to step out.
I think I’ve got the final corner down now, think I’m losing some time in T1 taking it slow and steady though. I’m still running med/low downforce (21.5f/24r) which I’m not sure is the right way to go since I’m topping out at the end of the start straight in 5th.13th May 2011, 19:54 at 7:54 pm #158590
Ugh, struggling on Sebring. Best lap so far is a 59.1 (optimal is about 58.5 I think), but I cant lap consistently without one of the bumps or curbs spinning me out.
I’ve also just noticed this car is a lot more sensitive to fuel load than the skippy, going from 2l to 6l means a loss of about a second at this track.11th May 2011, 17:56 at 5:56 pm #158587
It’s just the England and Celtic iracing clubs, organised on the forum, hence British Skip Barber championship :P. I get the feeling we probably talk a lot more than other clubs since it’s a national club rather than a regional one.
@ajo: the weird thing was I’d been watching him in the iracing world championship the day before (mentioned it on the last page), very strange going wheel to wheel with him.
I have to say I didn’t have the greatest race, I was too passive for most of it, then when I decided to make a move on michael I half-span and lost a place instead. Pace was good though, nothing like following a guy slightly faster than you and getting a tow for the whole lap :D.10th May 2011, 17:18 at 5:18 pm #158584
Haven’t done any practice yet, apparently the range for different setups is quite high though – my entire knowledge of sebring is encapsulated in this video: http://vimeo.com/21367661
I joined my first club race last night, 37 cars at Summit Point if you can believe it! The racing was awesome, think I’ll compete in the rest of that series, here’s the result: http://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/EventResult.do?&subsessionid=3477223&custid=156409th May 2011, 18:48 at 6:48 pm #158582
I’m really going for a championship result in the SM. Since I had a good result in my first race I decided to leave it at that, which left me some free time. I’ll probably spend a couple of days practicing at Sebring to get myself back into the swing, hopefully I’ll have remembered how to drive the car again by then :P.9th May 2011, 16:39 at 4:39 pm #158580
I watched you briefly yesterday and couldn’t see anything drastically wrong, onto the next week now anyway :)
I decided to do a couple of races in the skip without qualifying, oh boy was that a bad idea. It seems even in the high splits people cant negotiate a lap of summit point without crashing.8th May 2011, 21:22 at 9:22 pm #167351
I agree about the Massa one, Schumi I would bring up for moving over in the braking zone rather than for running into the back of Petrov.8th May 2011, 17:45 at 5:45 pm #168394
I dont know what he was referring to, but I know he said something that begins with F and sounds like ducking.8th May 2011, 17:37 at 5:37 pm #168364
Here you go Tco, took me a while to find :) http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2010/02/16/f1-needs-a-tyre-supplier-for-2011-and-a-new-tyre-war-isnt-the-answer/
also take a look at this one:
F1 hasn’t been about complete innovation for a long time, they tend to focus on one or two aspects at a time, especially recently thanks to cost cutting. Right now KERS and the new engines are at the top of the list thanks to fuel shortages.
You ask “How does having to use tyres which may only last five laps enhance the engineering achievement of producing a fast, well handling car?”, well that’s pretty simple, if they can make their car easier on the tyres (see sauber, ferrari) then they gain a performance advantage.
I see what you’re trying to say but F1 isn’t CanAm, it’s just not possible anymore to have a totally unrestricted series. Things like DRS and the two tyre rule belong in a different discussion I think.8th May 2011, 15:21 at 3:21 pm #168360
I disagree, without the tyres degrading we would be back to the situation we’ve had for the last few years where barely anything happens during a race. Complaining about the lack of pitstops is frankly rediculous, during the refueling era 3 stops was a common sight. It has nothing to do with engineering excellence either, in fact it’s quite an achievement for Pirelli to get the tyres almost exactly where they were asked to be.
There might be more engine failures when the new regs are introduced in 2013, it’s obvious that if the engines are frozen in spec than the only way to improve them is through reliability.
If you want safety cars go watch NASCAR.
I think Keith did an article where he put the case against a tyre war, I suggest you go take a look at that.