Matthijs

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  • #337491
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    I don’t know what surprises me more: Nyck de Vries still receiving support from McLaren after a somewhat underwhelming 2016 or the return of ‘madman’ Cecotto. He must have deep pockets.

    #336251
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    Maybe a bit late: but I’m very interested in pundits and drivers opinions about:

    – who were fast or consistent in long runs?
    – which cars are very stable and which are a handful?
    – What do the drivers think of tyre wear and grip?
    – How does running close behind another driver affect grip and balance?
    – How does the wet weather tyres feel and behave?

    #335173
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    @keithcollantine: Are you willing to make a comparison between a 2017-car and a 2008-car the way you did it with the 2016-Sauber and Williams? That would be very interesting!

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    I expect all tracks, but maybe not the circuits that rely much on outright speed rather than grip (Monza, Montreal).

    #331340
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    @mazdachris For a global sport as F1 is, Mercedes joining was indeed bad for the sport. But is a major player bad for a small developing sport? Back in the days F1 needed Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes, Cooper to become big. Who says Audi joining can’t be a boost for (the professionalism of) Formula E?

    #330597
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    Does anyone know what the average ticket price is for an FE race? Not specifically for Morocco but in general. Planning to visit the Brussels race in July.

    #325158
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    @keithcollantine Probably yes, in that case it wasn’t entirely DRS-free. But the overtake was the result of:
    1. A beautiful dummy
    2. Late braking
    3. Taking a different line
    4. Catching sudden oversteer (or slip) at the exit

    I thought it was a ballsy move, not a DRS-highway overtake. Should my post be removed?

    #325149
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    I thought this one was pretty nice (although partly DRS-assisted, the overtake was not because of DRS)

    #325148
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    Well Toby, did you have a good view? And did you enjoy the race from your position?

    #324257
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    Horrible driving by both. A horrible racing line in the second Lesmo and a very slow exit initiated the overtaking attempt. He also had no idea he was about to cut off the Benetton. But why did the Benetton try to overtake there? Very risky and not so smart if you have no team to pay for the damage. But if I had to, I put most of the blame on the Panoz-driver.

    It’s not easy driving these machines.

    #312019
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    @atticus-2 You are right when you say that figures and numbers never tell the whole story. But when the numbers are so dominantly in favour of one driver, it normally means that that one driver is indeed better.

    But that is not your statement. You state that 2015 may have been Maldonado’s turning point and that there is more to come if only he would keep his/a seat. I think that 2015 was his best year. But he was still comfortably beaten by his teammate. I am interested to see whether Maldonado can keep improving, but then again I will not shed one tear if he leaves.

    #312010
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    he drew level on pace with Grosjean last year, after all.

    From the driver form guides
    Pastor Maldonado Romain Grosjean
    Qualified ahead 2 17
    Average qualifying gap +0.45s –
    Finished race ahead 2 5
    Laps spent ahead 160 491
    Championship points 27 51

    By no means did Maldonado draw level with Grosjean last year (is that correct English?)

    I don’t think Maldonado was the worst driver in 2015. Second, his entertainment value is quite high. But no team would choose him if he wasn’t a paydriver. So bye bye Maldonado.

    #310172
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    Strange, you’d expect the overall to be in Earth Dream colours.

    How much do you want for it?

    #310163
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    I agree with both case 1 and case 2. But although even when the rules are clear, it’s always difficult to take them into practice. Because when the attacker takes more speed into the corner than the defender, ‘being alongside’ does not always comply. You must at least slow down fast enough to take the inside line properly. And that causes much debate. Take Verstappen on Ericsson in China for example. Was that a great ballsy overtake or a dive bomb?

    #309888
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    Sainz certainly had a stunning first lap, but personally I don’t count overtakes at the start for this topic. Don’t know who else I should vote yet.

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