Damon

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  • #354443

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    As long as Hamilton keeps dominating, his under-performances kinda go under the radar as they can be explained/excused by Hamilton’s great performances. But the minute the Ferraris get a hold of Lewis, Bottas will be required to deliver the goods to fend them off.

    #350690

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    I wish it were Kimi an we could hear what he said over the radio…

    #349703

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    Worst ideas ever. No thanks.

    #347926

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    The race starts at 2PM ET, which is 8PM in Europe/7PM UK. Perfect time to watch a race.

    #347196

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    Basically, the entire field within a second. WOW.

    #345070

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    It’s cool to see how Vettel bumped Hamilton in speed by the impact.

    #344023

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    And as regards your points.

    2) An engine upgrade that Honda are quietly very confident about.
    – In a situation where the engine has neither power, nor reliability, you’d need a completely new engine to improve both. If they only improve one of these aspects, it’s still going to be not enough.

    3) McLaren are very confident in their chassis and believe that bolting on a competitive engine would mean victories.
    – Unless they have a 1998 McLaren or a 2009 Honda/Brawn chassis, they’d need a top engine to really compete against the Ferraris and Mercedeses.

    #344022

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    I think it has come to a point where the McLaren guys are straight embarrassed by all the Honda failures and just want to spent the rest of the season in a courteous manner as regards their commentary on the situation. And they will do all they can to get a new engine supplier for the next season, because they can’t go wrong with any other engine.

    Just listening to the radio transmission between Alonso and his engineer after the car failure from yesterday (even though it wasn’t the engine) was cringeworthy. You could hear the destructive impact on the morale of the team this season already has had on them.

    Doesn’t McLaren have the resources and technology to build their own engine? I’ve always wondered.

    #342994

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    Hi Nick!
    If you don’t need making money on those recordings, then it would be valuable to digitalize those films and post them om YouTube for all of F1 fans to have access to, as well as to secure them. VHS tapes degenerate over time, so they won’t last forever and the quality dicreases each and every day.
    Consider that option please :)

    #342717

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    Beautiful!! The only major thing I’m not fond of are the still-large rear wheel covers. It is important for the visual of the car for the rear wheels to be visible from a frontal view. Other than that, it’s awesome.

    Keith, how on earth did you obtain the pictures the moment they got out? I’ve been regularly (weekly or more often) googling any kind of news on that since the first ones appeared.

    Anyways, EASILY, the best looking single-seater car out there, and much better looking than the current crop of F1 cars.

    On a side note, a piece of trivia that those images evoke. For anybody who didn’t know Ferrari wanted to compete in IndyCar and designed an IndyFerrari – Ferrari 637 – back in 1986:
    1986 - Ferrari 637 rear
    1986 - Ferrari 637 front
    Ferrari 637 side

    #342652

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    Woah! That’s surprising! Thanks for the correction :)
    I used IndyCar’s official page for info, but failed to read down to the point where they add that Indy quali is indeed awarded the same way a reagular race is:
    http://www.indycar.com/Fan-Info/INDYCAR-101/Points-System

    So, there you go – quali is sure important in that particular aspect.

    #342649

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    @piyush
    The pole position is not so important. A good starting position is. You get a championship point for a pole position though. There’s more:
    Pole Award: 1 point
    Leading At Least One Lap: 1 point
    Most Laps Led: 2 points

    It’s certainly favourable to start from the front row, it’s also safer in terms of possible crashes, especially if there’s a gentlemen’s agreement among the top-3 to respect each other’s positions into the first corner.

    #342555

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    Am watching Fist Friday session at Indianapolis and this comment made my day:

    “Alonso at Indy “Something is ahh wrong with the car…it feels fast, no? What do you see on the telemetry. Is everything ok? It feels good…this cannot be…””

    :):):):)

    #342526

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    Nice seeing Alonso druving in a crowd, figuring out slipstreaming and overtaking:

    #342443

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    This build up has a feel of some sort of Motorsport Olympic Games. I’m loving it :)

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