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  • #298571
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    I agree with @Mathers, any more and it will become too complicated. Although I think even gear ratios are going to be complicated without more information, because it will be hard to gauge how much time our drivers could be losing with terrible acceleration, or hitting the limiter.

    So apart from that one, I’m happy with the other picks.

    #298536
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    @Robocat – I’m all for that. It will be tough for us all at first, but it going to make things very interesting as well. I’m sure at least the first half of the season is going to be based more on strategical thinking than performance for the first time. Could also see quite a few fuel-related retirements, I’m sure!

    #298292
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    @Robocat – I think I speak for everyone when I say that we realise that you’re doing all you can and don’t mind waiting, since you give us so much anyway.

    Plus, if it does cost, I don’t mind helping out with that if necessary. Only fair! :)

    #297487
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    I’m happy either way, though I think varying strategies would be better than generic. Mostly because it would give more scope for teams without as much speed to spring better results, which could be a huge decider come the end of the year.

    #296770
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    Thank you :)

    So, what’s everyone hoping for in the first race? Personally, after the testing we’ve had, anything but a win would be a little disappointing, but obviously strategy and reliability is still a huge concern, so as long as we get a podium and some strong points, I’ll he happy!

    #296736
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    April 2nd…so nearly two weeks ago. But thanks :D haha

    #296732
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    Very much looking forward to this week :D – I know people have tried to swindle birthday wins, but how about a wedding present 1-2? :D

    #296525
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    @Juan-Pablo-Heidfeld-1 Just imagine what Mattson could have done with last season’s Ingram xD

    #296426
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    7 tenths off of the potential of the car isn’t exactly what I was hoping for. Although being in third by a couple of hundredths, with a driver who was a tenth slower than my other driver in their quickest times, I can be quietly confident.

    #296358
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    Is anyone else quite surprised that Emma Wilson has set a faster time than Ellington so far? Given that he’s a multiple race winner, that’s quite impressive!

    #296355
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    @Juan-Pablo-Heidfeld-1 – If it makes you feel any better, Mattson would have been in the top 8 in all three days so far. That’s not quite as bad!

    #296353
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    Interesting development, but given that Hugh Dwyer was able to finish ahead of Davenport, it’s definitely worth a shot. You can see how much of a difference it makes in the standings for one driver, and with it being so close, I think it’s an inspired decision.

    #296297
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    Having done a few calculations over the past three days we can depict who have gained and lost over the winter.

    Gains:

    Fun seemed to have gained the most, after finishing 7th last year, they look best placed to take the fight to Liverpool with the third quickest car.

    Peugeot aren’t far behind Fun, only 0.03% slower and have gained from their sixth placed finish.

    Warrior and AMR have moved up from the back rows up into 8th and 9th respectively. Still both very close, but have benefited from other teams not gaining as much.

    Even though Lucas has said they’re in the same position, the average time places them as the 7th fastest team, two places above where they were last season.

    Westwood seemed to have a fast car at the end of the season, but didn’t benefit too much from it, so finished in 10th, which may not have been a representative position for the speed of their car. Nevertheless, early signs show them in 6th. However, with Hoskins 7 tenths faster than Kinnumen, the car could be capable of more.

    Stayers:

    Franklin and Liverpool retain their respective positions, though the gap between them seems far greater than it ever was last year.

    Ocelot being the new team, it was expected for them to be on the back row, though they are only around a tenth off of the team above.

    Losses:

    Downton have gone from third placed in the standings to being just a tenth above the new team.

    Rossi haven’t really lost much, they’re still towards the top of the midfield in fifth place, and it’s only a tenth between Rossi, Meteor and Fun.

    Ingram look to have lost the gains they made last season, though the average time may not be representative given that Mattson was half a second quicker than the impressive Milkovich.

    Average time standings:

    1. Franklin
    2. Liverpool
    3. Fun
    4. Meteor
    5. Rossi
    6. Westwood
    7. Lucas
    8. Warrior
    9. AMR
    10. Ingram
    11. Downton
    12. Ocelot

    Fastest time standings:

    1. Franklin
    2. Liverpool
    3. Fun
    4. Westwood
    5. Meteor
    6. Rossi
    7. AMR
    8. Lucas
    9. Warrior
    10. Ingram
    11. Downton
    12. Ocelot

    Quite interesting how drivers can change the field quite a lot :)

    #296295
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    @ajcross – I’m loving those statistics :D

    #296226
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    Looks like no testing today ^_^

    Really looking forward to day 2 though, see how everything shapes up!

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