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  • #300195
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    NO,no,no,look at the facts, if you want real battles and real passing you must have DURABLE TYRES that can take some abuse and have a wide operating temperature range.

    #300129
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    @pavel.you must be joking!

    #300128
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    @atticus, the abrasive runoff would be great for F1 but the motorcyclists probably would not agree.

    #300091
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    @strontium, accidents ? not so sure, but cars beached in sandtraps I could support, last night I watched the Moto GP from Barcelona (SPOILER ALERT) there were several riders caught out by high track temperature and the main feature was the 2 top of the championship riders out front with 1 pushing to catch the leader and the leader pushing to maintain the gap, boring you say, not a bit, 1 little mistake from either was likely to end their race and with it their chance of the championship would slip away too. Whereas usually in F1 a little mistake merely costs a few 10ths of a second.

    #300089
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    Besides the obvious need for the cars to be able to race close together, ie fix the tyres and aero, it must be, to a very large extent, the cost of viewing, I reached this conclusion yesterday when I was looking to see if there was any Le Mans coverage on TV and stumbled into Formula E, imagine my surprise to see in Germany full grandstands of people watching much slower, virtually silent cars in a Trulli-train, literally not metaphorically, Jarno Trulli in second place a half second slower than the leader was leading a single file train of 8-10 cars. Apparently this coverage is available every week and as I said the grandstands were full, but F1 with empty grandstands is only available live on the same channel every second race.

    #297720
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    Yes, you know, what’s’isname. damn, I’ve forgotten.

    #297519
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    Personally the sight of a car bottoming out looks like an engineering failure to me.

    #296719
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    But the team that built a great car and found a great innovation (in the PU) has a chance of winning, in fact they have won 2 out of 3 this year, and the next best team has won 1 out of 3, so what’s the problem.

    #291877
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    CAPTION, 4 down, Stig: That scratch wasn’t there when I loaned it to you !

    #290757
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    Dear Gene, I’m not sure if the regulations have actually ruled out a forward engine but having the driver sit above the drive shaft would severely penalise aerodynamics and center of gravity. I suppose you could offset the cockpit into one of the sidepods but who would you get to partner Alex Zanardi with that layout, or are you still thinking of a single car team ?

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    Ross B.

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    Force India are a wonderful example of what can happen when there are significant variations in the PU as we now call it. Had FI been stuck with one of the lesser powerplants they would be struggling, but apparently they have a decent chassis and reasonably low drag bodywork which gives them a chance to compensate for their lack of downforce by going faster on the straights while not being terrible in corners and possibly carrying less fuel. This kind of variation in performance would not be successful if we returned to “equalised” engines.

    #285631
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    Here in Oz it looks highly likeley likely that Foxtel (Rupert again) will be taking over the “10 Network” the current FTA broadcasters of F1, so it is looking highly likely that I will have the decision as to whether I continue to follow F1 taken out of my hands.

    #283575
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    And in F1 even getting it from the horses mouth is no guarantee that exactly the opposite wont happen.

    #281977
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    If this gets resolved by making F1 a cut-price virtual 1 design series to allow Bernies successors to continue to take vast amounts of money out of the sport then I’m gone !

    #270342
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    I remember having many theories and predictions after a few (Black) SWAN lagers.

    1 theory I remember well is the 1 that many drivers have a (relatively) low base salary but have performance rated bonus’ to reward talent and effort.

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