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  • #167758
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    @MGP W01 reminded me of an f1/racing bored game I made.

    really simple, get squared paper, draw a track (not just a single line) 2 people play, your car is one square, you can you can accelerate or break either horizontally or vertically each go, for example go 1, move one square left, go 2 move 2 squares left an 1 up etc. take it in turnes, first to finish the lap, takes about 5 minnits per race. :)

    #164952
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    That’s my point. Its easer to make big gains with a new concept than a refined one. The 2011 red bull is a refined and evolved 2009 red bull. The McLaren is new.

    #164151
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    If the FIA leave the regulation on the ICE but allow any outer power source to be used unregulated then in a few years teams will be running higher BHP non-ICE’s that can either be very quickly refiled/charged or can last an entire race. Give teams like Mclaren and Ferrari a possibility to go faster and they will go faster and develop the tech very quickly.

    #163900
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    Rick, your not the only one who does spreadsheets on f1 ;) Interestingly I have done one using a different system and it showed virgin well ahead of HTR. What I did was ignore all the drivers other than the three new teams so their was affectively a 6 car grid, then I awarded points using the 9,6,4,3,2,1 method. Lotus were well ahead of virgin who were well ahead of HTR. I was never thought of using this as a points system, only to try and judge how well the new teams had done. The problem with the current system for the back markers is it is bacicaly a medals system where 1 13th is considered better than the about 5 14th places virgin had.

    #163290
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    @ Prisoner Monkeys. The poor newer tracks may be down to Tilke or may be down to the regulations but it is imposable to say which because their is no comparison of Tilke’s work and another designers under the same regulations. Until their is some proper competition in track design I don’t think anyone can say which is to blame , Tilek or the regs.

    Also witch are the regs that limit track design. Aren’t they only about the safety of run off areas. Tilke has made tracks surrounded by grass and gravel before like Malaysia.

    #163284
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    How can the rule book be the problem. hair are some great tracks like spa that comply to rules, they are safe, they have overtaking places and they produce great races. If good tracks comply to the rules then you cannot blame the rules for creating bad tracks.

    #163314
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    Its going to cost some seriouse money but if you can do it it’ll be great.

    One thing i’ve allways wanted to do is watch the Spa GP, then in two weeks cycle to Monza to watch the Italian GP. Its only about 50km a day with just a few Alps in the way ;).

    #163278
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    I think one of the problems with the new Tilke tracks is their are no new non-tilke tracks to judge them against. Get some more designers in and tracks will improve through competition, the best designers getting the contracts. It cannot be right when one man has designed so many tracks and still gets contracts to do more when a lot of his work has been heavily criticized.

    #161899
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    My Europe track. Two long straights connected by a parabolica like corner. Banking around the bay of Biscay and Iberian peninsular. Crimea section if its getting to high speed. China like corner around Corsica.

    http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/LHJBFTW/?action=view&current=europe-1.png

    #162681
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    It has been generally agreed I think that if a driver is off the track and this has not been coursed by pressure from the following car that this is not an overtake but a change of position, eg vettle being passed by the whole field at the start of the British GP. So my point is this, to say in a similar circumstance whether a driver has overtaken or whether it is just a change of position will either require a judgement call or very strict and detailed rules. I don’t think that a set of rules can be made that will feel right in every circumstance which is why I think a judgement call will need to be made, whether it is by Keith, through discussion on F1F or a poll or in some other way. So once it is agreed that in some cases a judgement call will have to be made could we not agree that in all examples of grey areas a decision should be taken to decide whether something is an overtake or not, this includes first lap passing, passing then re-passing team order passing and passing coming out of the pit lane etc

    Well that’s what I think so?

    #161472
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    other than F1 the only other sport I really watch is Rugby

    6 nations, Scotland 6-24 Wales get in!!

    P.S. If you hadn’t guesses I’m welsh

    #157281
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    Moss

    Villeneuve

    McLaren

    I also love Eddie Irvine but he was never really good enough.

    #147930
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    Even though Mark has become a hermit and now only talks to his cat, Seb, Red Bull still make him wear their T-shirts.

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