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  • #300798
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    Now that I like, although there are two problems: I’ll never be able to afford it and I’d never be able to drive it in the smooth Prost style…

    #300265
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    We should at least be able change our setups after practice. There are no series I know of that don’t allow changes between practice and qualifying

    #300257
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    @robocat what I will say however, is that if you want to get started and dont think we need a test, I’ll get the setup with you as soon as I can! :P bring it on!

    #300256
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    @robocat I’m really looking forward to this, but we need to be able to test the setup parameters prior to a race otherwise it’s a game of chance. Can we submit a setup for practice then change it prior to qualifying? That would make things much more manageable. Also, what difference to lap time does the setup make? Can we not at least have a final pre season test to see what effect the changes have? Perhaps three days with one car with three different setups allowed. I may be in a minority thinking this but at the moment we are jumping off a cliff with no parachute and we don’t know whether there’s a soft landing at the bottom.

    #300111
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    I’d love to see F1 get a focal point like this, but I think the nature of F1 means it’s not possible as it stands. Both the Indy 500 and Le Mans see the addition of more cars to the grid, with Indycar expanding from around 24 up to 33, and of course Le Mans has 56 cars, 34 of which usually do the other WEC rounds. The only way I could see this sort of thing work is if you added the GP2 grid to the F1 grid in the same race, then made Spa the venue, opening up both the F1 and Sportscar pitlanes, and increase the running time to 3 hours. That would be excellent in my opinion, but Manor and even the lower midfield wouldn’t agree, because they’d be no quicker than the front running GP2 drivers.

    #299845
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    To clarify I meant we could change the rule, I know there will still be pitstops that’s what happens when you don’t proof read

    #299844
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    @robocat I’m with @aiera-music on this one, It’s just a rule change that we have to use a single set of tyres as well as a single tank of fuel, which Michelin would surely agree with! It’d be perfect as far as I’m concerned, make the series all about sprint racing and setup changes with the driver making the difference.

    #299819
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    Looking forward to the final day, can Sorensson hold on? Looks likely but I’m rooting for Xylander here!

    #298809
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    I’d probably go for a calendar that kept the European heartland firmly intact, and in the end the newest track left is Abu Dhabi…

    Test 1 UAE (Dubai)
    1 Australia (Albert Park)
    2 Malaysia (Sepang)
    3 Brazil (Interlagos)
    Test 2 Spain (Valencia Ricardo Tormo)
    4 San Marino (Imola)
    5 Spain (Barcelona/Valencia Ricardo Tormo)
    6 Portugal (Portimao)
    7 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    Test 3 Turkey (Istanbul)
    8 Canada (Montreal)
    9 USA (Austin)
    10 Germany (Nurburgring/Hockenheim)
    11 Austria (Red Bull Ring)
    12 Great Britain (Silverstone)
    13 France (Paul Ricard/Magny Cours)
    14 Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
    15 Italy (Monza)
    Test 4 Italy (Mugello) (Young Driver Test)
    16 Bahrain (Sakhir)
    17 China (Shanghai)
    18 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
    19 Japan (Suzuka)

    #298782
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    I think that’s shown when you don’t see any motorsport other than F1 mentioned on the BBC Sport website at all unless there is a major accident. Before the crashes this season, I think the last Indycar article was Franchitti’s crash.

    #298628
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    That would be great, maybe 4 days/sessions that we can use to try different settings for fuel and wing levels?

    #298557
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    Personally, I think fuel level, front wing angle, rear wing angle, ride height and gear ratios (chosen from a limited number of sets, perhaps 5 or 6 different sets so we get some top speed and acceleration variation) would be great, quite a broad range of adjustments can be made then. Out of interest, what does the pitstop1setting and the others do under the general heading?

    #298528
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    This number of big crashes is unnerving, and the fact that there will only be a higher number of incidents as a result of pack racing means this year’s race could unfortunately be a scary one to watch.

    #298523
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    The more I think about the use of fuel load rather than laps to determine stops and then also the different setup possibilities we could get to tune the cars, the more excited I get about how much things could be shaken up.

    #298456
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    That sounds great! how complex will the setups be?

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