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  • #285533
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    Surely the best thing is not to wait until the lapped cars have caught the rest of the field up, just bring the safety car in at the end of the lap on which the lapped cars are released.

    #262237
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    M Schumacher in Canada 1998 won despite a stop-go penalty for taking Frentzen out of the race.

    Raikkonen in Japan 2005 had an engine change, although he was bizarrely not moved back on the grid as he qualified 17th ahead only of 3 drivers who did not set a time, and he was allowed to start ahead of them.

    #247662
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    Don’t have many vivid memories before 2003:

    2003: Brazil (missed Britain that year) (real WTF? race)
    2004: Monaco (some crazy moments here)
    2005: Japan (San Marino and Europe were both edge-of-seat thrillers as well)
    2006: Hungary (Button winning from 14th)
    2007: Europe (Markus Winkelhock etc)
    2008: Brazil (edge-of-seat stuff!)
    2009: Australia (backmarkers to 1-2 without changing a driver)
    2010: Canada (some genuine passing for the lead)
    2011: Canada (coming down to the final lap after 4+ hours)
    2012: Brazil (had everything!)
    2013: Monaco (a few crazy moments!)

    #245804
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    Here’s a few suggestions:

    1. Only allow DRS to be used when the car is being affected by turbulent air from the car in front (i.e. the flap shuts as soon as the car is alongside the car in front) – this is really what the purpose of DRS is.

    2. Possibly bring back single-lap qualifying – fewer tyres will be used, the top-10-start-on-same tyres rule can be abolished, and the smaller teams will get more exposure. Also, it will be low-fuel, unlike when we had it 2003-05. The running order could be determined by the finishing order in P3.

    3. Enforce a budget cap, or alternatively decree that the amount that a team spends in excess of a certain limit is then deducted from their prize money (e.g. if the cap was £40m and the prize for finishing 1st in the Constructors’ Championship was £100m, then if the team spent £40m or less, they would receive £100m at the end of the season, but if they spent £50m, they would only receive £90m).

    4. Don’t red-flag qualifying sessions or races just because it is raining, but perhaps stop the session if no drivers are going out onto the track. If this is not possible, adjust the tyres such that only one type of wet tyre is needed.

    5. Something that would be a radical overhaul of F1 – have 20 races, 20 drivers, and 20 cars (10 teams with 2 cars each). Each driver drives each car in one race. This way, the Drivers’ Championship will give a measure of who is the best driver, and the Constructors’ Championship will give a measure of who is the best constructor. Obviously, there will be issues with this (such as the need for the livery of a car to be able to identify both the driver and the team).

    #243756
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    Martin Brundle in the early part of Brazil 2008: “I’m not sure Vettel’s got a car capable of threatening Hamilton for the whole race” (or words to that effect).

    #141483
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    First one is correct, second one is true but is not what I was looking for.

    #141481
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    My question – John Watson’s win at the 1983 USA West GP resulted in 2 records being set that still stand (unequalled) today – what are they?

    #141479
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    San Marino GP (held in Italy)
    Luxembourg GP (held in Germany)
    1982 Swiss GP (held in France)

    #141446
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    Correct! The 14th Century nationalist was Robert The Bruce, and the other king of England was William IV.

    #141444
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    Another hint: this driver only competed in 1 season in the 1980s.

    #141443
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    Let’s bump this with a hint: it involves one particular ex-F1 driver.

    #141442
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    Nope!

    #141440
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    Unsurprisingly incorrect!

    #141437
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    What is the F1-related link between the following:

    A 14th-century nationalist
    An 18th century British Prime Minister
    2 kings of England

    ?

    #141434
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    1982 had 5 – Keke Rosberg, Elio de Angelis, Riccardo Patrese, Patrick Tambay, Michele Alboreto

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