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13th July 2017, 11:55 at 11:55 am #345892
Very interesting, however since it is porous (to let the water flow down), I wonder how long it will hold before you have craters forming due to the load of an f1 car… Not sure it holds as well as current tarmac.
However it could be a good drain on the side of the track to avoid too much water on track. While wet races are fun to watch, I still think they have a big problem when they have running water on track and the problem is not the grip of the car but the visibility.
Hence direct switch to intermediate when they can race.
This system on the side of track would allow them to race under rain, not only drizzle.7th May 2017, 18:32 at 6:32 pm #341802
In the same kind of register I don’t like when they have wrong gap for pit stops and it happens way too often because they take into account the time lost from pit entry to exit and not the time it takes for the car on track to do the same distance (which is the effective time list)… Even if it is not on purpose, I still see that as hype up and false excitation, especially from big broadcasters as Sky22nd April 2017, 14:43 at 2:43 pm #340776
I think a good commentator is there to give explanation to difficult situation to understand for the casual viewer without too many repetition not to bore the regular viewer and describe the action specially if it is not shown on screen (they have often more information than the viewer and we rely on them to have part of it).
I dislike commentators which are over excited or those who feel the need to speak constantly. Having few moments to just see the action, heard it and live it is great as well and I think it is often missing (I would prefer that than the story about a friends of the commentator which has been driving in a Renault Clio, just to say that it is not relevant to the race I am watching at all).
@xtwl It’s maybe best for you not to understand everything Gaetan is saying since there is too much not related to the race according to me. However it was really nice to have Vandoorne with him, bringing good insight and showing how a good consultant can make a difference.22nd April 2017, 14:30 at 2:30 pm #340775
I don’t think there are many sports where rules change as often as to motorsport and whenever there is a rule change, there is debate and people for or against.
Take football for instance and the introduction of video referral. It’s a proven tool in many other sports (rugby and field hockey just to name 2), the technology is there and it would not bring much extra cost to big teams, championship and competition. It would only makes the result a bit more fair, yet a lot of people complain and are against since it is not the identity of the sport (something we might have heard before in F1, ID, DNA, you name it).
One could argue that those are sport with a long history, a strong identity making people refractory to changes. But golf is a great counter exemple. Rules have not changed for like 40 years and they are proposing a heavy revision to the rule book to make rules simpler, more accessible to everyone and probably more attractive. Once again this makes sense and people are mostly in favor of such changes recognizing that it is needed to do so at our time. You will always find people against, but not as many. It is however a big talking point in media as well but with lots of curiosity as to what will be the result and mainly approving the change.
A last example, probably the closest to F1 I can find : America cup. This is highly technological sailboat racing (enough to attract Adrian Newey). The rules are changed for every new challenge (every 3-4 years depending on the challenge). It’s a totally new class of boat which is defined every time which I find really exciting as I am found of technology and pushing the limit (reason for which I began follow F1 in the first place). They have had a challenge basically decided in courts which has made much noise and for which the community was unanimously against. But since then they have reacted well to prevent such occurrence. Rules clarification are made by an independent board. It has work very nicely recently to make sailboat racing dynamic and accessible to everyone (specially bringing the action close to shore). The only voices against rule changed I have found regularly is about foiling, some people think that it is not sailing to have flying boats and that the link between grandpa sailing every sunday and the cup is lost. But it is still mostly accepted by the community as a necessary step towards performance and to keep the class as the pinacle of sailboat (which is not the case anymore with F1, there is not that step in performance and wow factor compared to other series despite their complexity). The big black point according to me (not spoken about in the media and not relayed by the fan, probably due to the fact it is not in the media) is that sailors and media are highly controlled in what they can say. No swearing on board because there are cameras on board with sound and is susceptible to be aired, no bashing of the events, in one word everything should be always great. It provide a good and positive image of the sport, but it is really too much control to me.
Sorry for the (very) long reply.
In other words, yes people are reacting but probably not as much as in F1. I am pretty sure every rule change divide people who need a bit of time to reunite around the ne rules before it gets changed again. And F1 is just splitting people more and more, everyone having a different opinion about what the rules should be.2nd March 2017, 20:21 at 8:21 pm #336300
It’s the time for a huge TANKS Keith. A test well covered and nice to follow on F1fanatics. And probably time to get some sleep for you.25th February 2017, 9:28 at 9:28 am #335540
This is a bit subjective but I would love to have some comments on cars behavior. Surely we should have a difference from last year and I believe also from last year. Would see it presented as ‘my walk around the track’.
Otherwise I am pretty sure you will be spot on as usual.
In the same line as above, this would be nice to track technologies used and developed. Those technical analysis articles are really great and there will be to add from the test…1st August 2016, 22:06 at 10:06 pm #326414
Seeing those wets it raises the question whether it is usable or not by F1. We can already see a huge spray behind him. And with added downforce and larger tyres next year, we can assume that full wet tyres will clear even more water than now… I am pretty sure they will always lead to visibility issues and are not meant to be used.
We have that trend for some year where F1 is running fine on inters but can’t run well on wets or it raises safety concerns and should be changed to inter after a few laps.28th July 2016, 15:07 at 3:07 pm #325826
@andae23 Indeed bad memory from my part, lift is less effective per surface unit for a biplane than a single plane but the total lift is greater because of the augmentation of the surface at equal span which I thought might present an interest. But it seems it was not what they were after anyway…
It’s quite a nice addition, at least it doesn’t seem to have two large bulk hanging on both side of the front wing and it’s a more homogeneous entity.25th July 2016, 12:55 at 12:55 pm #325630
@andae23 Very similar to the design for roborace cars where they aim to generate the most part of downforce from ‘the floor and active bodyparts’ to quote them.
The only option I could see is making both cars (Formula E et roborace’s cars) look alike and exploiting and eventual ‘bi-plane effect’. You have in a simple way twice the surface to generate downforce and the surface is more effective by being duplicated.8th March 2016, 10:35 at 10:35 am #314792
I guess the link you are referring to is the following one
While I like the technology, it’s still hard to use and really benefit from it. It’s interesting to play a given sequence and watch different angles but we feel like we miss some bits when playing around with the camera.
And there are still some glitches, head shapes of the drivers are quite funny, and some stitching is missing, but for early days that’s great. We can imagine that soon we could have access to 360° camera view from any car, that would be awesome and Formula E is probably the best platform for that (or Roborace).24th February 2016, 7:31 at 7:31 am #312971
As previously said, it is planned as support race for Formula E. Search for Roborace for more on the subject, first race is planned for Formula E 2016-2017 season, not this far away.
As I understand it it won’t be remotely controlled but only through AI and algorithms which is more relevant for future application on road cars. In addition, it can be good for the show as it can be extreme machinery and get rid of the safety aspect (at least for drivers, not for spectators). In my opinion this is a totally different sport to F1 but can be interesting and won’t be more different of Formula E than rally cross is…24th February 2016, 7:30 at 7:30 am #312970
@dragoll as previously said, it is planned as support race for Formula E. Search for Roborace for more on the subject, first race is planned for Formula E 2016-2017 season, not this far away.
As I understand it it won’t be remotely controlled but only through AI and algorithms which is more relevant for future application on road cars. In addition, it can be good for the show as it can be extreme machinery and get rid of the safety aspect (at least for drivers, not for spectators). In my opinion this is a totally different sport to F1 but can be interesting and won’t be more different of Formula E than rally cross is…15th February 2016, 12:04 at 12:04 pm #312339
@atticus-2 every F1 fan should be used by such tweak now. Nothing was written in the rules of the survey that you should reach 100% for completion. They cut it to less than 50% to grant the least points as possible.24th December 2015, 9:25 at 9:25 am #310781
Belgium – Stoffel Vandoorne and Jerome D’Ambrosio
Reserve Driver – Maxime Martin
We’d prefer to send our Vanthoor rather than the FE man.
Bertrand Baguette would be a good pick as well. Belgium could well fight for 3rd spot alongside France, Australia, Spian, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark on a good day.5th January 2014, 15:54 at 3:54 pm #247900
On the same note as @jamiefranklinf1, I will pick according to which driver line “I would prefer to have” which is quite different to the association of the best 2 drivers.
1) RedBull : Having Vettel as a well known quantity and WDC material is a huge advantage and if the car is once again capable, Ricciardo can bring the remaining points to have yet another double WDC/WCC.
2) Mercedes : Probably having 2 of the best 3 qualifiers of the moment (Vettel being the 3rd) and drivers capable of winning without having any tension within the team. Surely a line up worth having.
3) McLaren : This will probably surprise many but having a assurance with Button and a risk/reward situation with Magnussen is something we should see more frequently in F1 and can bring good results. At worst, Button is there to take advantage of a capable car (suiting him). So the place is purely on interest and a line up a would love to have.
4) ForceIndia : Hulkenberg has now proven himself and could justify this position by his own presence. Perez is indeed a nice addition and give them a superb line up.
5) Williams : Not sure massa has still got what it takes, but Bottas seems to emerge nicely and as a line up we have knowledge and skills, could be nice to develop a car around such line up.
6) Lotus : Grosjean have shown promising performance. While I can’t bare Maldonado, I have to admit he could bring some serious points if the car is capable.
7) Ferrari : I know that’s low for ferrari considering they have 2 world champions but Alonso has never taken well to have a competitive team mate and kimi is who he is. They will be no favor and that could be a destructive pairing more than anything else. Can bring victories but at which cost ? Definitly not a pairing I would want.
8) Marussia : Because of Bianchi, he is worth beter than that and would chose him over any of the remaining drivers. He did very well and surprised he didn’t get a beter seat.
9-10) ToroRosso – Sauber : Both on the same level, quite unappealing pairings
Not classified : Caterham : can move up depending on which drivers they chose, Vandoorne or Frijns would be picks enough to justify to jump over ToroRosso and Sauber at least for the prospect they bring.