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17th January 2015, 10:44 at 10:44 am #290378
Thanks @MazdaChris. My expectation is broadly the same as yours. However, I would have thought that once you have run an engine on the track at a GP weekend, then you cannot make any changes (apart from the standard proviso about replacing identical parts for safety reasons).
If this is correct, then the four engines that teams use over the season would be materially different, perhaps with significant performance differences between early- and late-seasons (presumably, in that scenario, the early-season version would only be used in practice sessions once the newer versions arrive).
I believe that at the end of the season the teams will formally need to homologate their engine (or by 31 December 2015) in order to meet the (new) literal interpretation of the rules.
Then presumably this process repeats again in 2016, unless they agree to a change in the wording of the regulations.17th January 2015, 8:04 at 8:04 am #290368
Based on the new quotes from Charlie Whiting in the new BBC article below, it sounds like manufacturers can deploy the 32 tokens in phases.
For example, they may use 20 tokens prior to the Australian GP, then another 12 at later point(s).
For me, this still leaves one question unanswered:
– What happens to ‘older’ versions of the engine if new components are introduced mid season?
– For example, if a new version is introduced at the Chinese GP, does that mean (i) the Australian GP engine can no longer be used, (ii) the older engine can be used alongside the newer engine or (iii) the older engine can be upgraded to include the newer parts
Why the FIA are unable to provide a written explanation of the new rule (or better yet, the rule itself) on their website is beyond me.
(Sadly for James Allen, this means his website’s lengthy article on the ‘strategy’ of when to use the new engines is wrong! It assumed they had to all be used in one go.)29th December 2014, 11:52 at 11:52 am #289709
1. Suzuka 1994
2. Bahrain 2014
3. Suzuka 200019th December 2014, 16:49 at 4:49 pm #289277
Yes. If anyone has found part 2 with English subtitles then please post it here as I am desperate to see it!14th August 2013, 7:44 at 7:44 am #145822
You seem to get pole and win every race by massive margins. Perhaps you should consider turning some assists off next year? Or are you already on full expert mode, manual gears and all?19th July 2013, 5:50 at 5:50 am #23911915th July 2013, 12:39 at 12:39 pm #238402
Does anyone know what time the testing will start?
On the website it says: “Please note that there is no timetable for this Event.”
I would guess it’s 9am-4pm, with a break 1-2pm. But grateful if anyone can confirm.27th June 2013, 16:12 at 4:12 pm #238275
I plugged in F1 2012 last night along with wheels/pedals and turned all assists off to see how it compares. Overall, I was very impressed by how similar the handling was (which, in fairness, people like Anthony Davidson has been saying for a while – although he’s on the payroll so I was initially suspicious). The main difference is the physicality, as my wheel doesn’t have force feedback or anything to replicate some of the g-forces – but that’s not something Codemasters have control over so I give them a lot more credit now for building a pretty realistic handling model.
I also have rFactor which has a slightly looser handling model. rFactor F1 cars have noticeably less grip in the high speed corners compared to the Ferrari sim (and F1 2012). I know lots of hard work goes into rFactor and the mods, but I can’t help but feel that in their desire to be super-realistic they have gone too far and increased difficulty to the extent that grip levels are not representative.
No idea, but it sure is a workout – so you can’t just play in jeans and expect to feel comfortable!15th January 2013, 15:23 at 3:23 pm #192230
Renault – 839 points
Mercedes – 629 points
Ferrari – 552 points
Cosworth – 0 points7th January 2013, 17:07 at 5:07 pm #216645
It’s looking likely that I will be going to Interlagos this year. So excitied! Especially after the great ‘From the stands…’ article last year.
Does anyone have a list of the ticket prices from 2012? I hear it is pretty pricey.
Trying to find the price of cheapest grandstand ticket for Sunday only.2nd January 2013, 19:17 at 7:17 pm #204613
Gary Anderson has already produced an analysis of car race pace. It takes the race fastest laps only, which isn’t a perfect measure but averaged over an entire season is pretty reliable.
Red Bull 100.613
Force India 101.327
Toro Rosso 101.447
On the qualifying front the order (by driver this time) is: HAM, VET, WEB, BUT, ALO, GRO, RAI, ROS, MAL, MSC, MAS, PER, HUL, DIR, KOB, DAM, SEN, RIC, VER, KOV, PET, GLO, PIC, DLR, KAR4th September 2012, 13:41 at 1:41 pm #209538
You are right about it being hard to replace Autosport.
For e.g. Just checked BBC, Sky, PlanetF1 and GPUpdate and none of them have the story about the FIA’s plans for new entry fee structure that Autosport are reporting.
Might have to find a way to get around the 50 articles per month. Otherwise it’s 88p per week apparently…8th July 2012, 8:16 at 8:16 am #205236
Agree with Prisoner Monkeys.
Such a shame that we can’t see the top junior talent in competition.
Instead, the proliferation of pay drivers means the real talent is spread across different formulae (GP2, GP3, FR3.5, F2, F3).
As far as GP2 is concerned, I see real potential in Chilton and Haryanto.
Haryanto in particular I think I will be in F1 one day. He has genuine talent and would be the first driver from Indonesia (c.4th biggest population in the world to my best recollection) so could attract big sponsorship.8th July 2012, 6:37 at 6:37 am #205233
Keith, I would take issue with the ‘conspiracy’ theory with Calado. In GP2 team mates aren’t really team mates. They are both customers paying the teams for their drives; they owe their teams and their team mates nothing. This is why their are no team orders and they are free to fight. So can’t believe Calado helped out Gutierrez, but accept that the team might have told him to stop at a strategic point on the circuit.28th June 2012, 13:59 at 1:59 pm #181465
If anyone else is interested, here is the timetable for the special bus service from Northampton Station to the race track on Friday-Monday of the GP weekend: