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27th August 2017, 1:36 at 1:36 am #348416
I wouldn’t imagine they need to do much for the cars at places like Brazil. The elevation changes aren’t really under large cornering loads despite the relatively steep inclines. It’s similar to COTA’s T1… it’s high speed, but the car isn’t under any other lateral strain to place any more pressure than a tonen of downforce is already doing.
In places like Spa, they’d only really consider the ride height as the large compression through Eau Rouge to Radillion can cause more slowing friction with the ground while the car rotates to the apex.
The rest of the time is handled by the already relatively stiffly sprung chassis, so would have minimal alternate impacts to car performance.12th April 2017, 8:53 at 8:53 am #339776
why not like they have in golf… A playoff between the two?
Have a 10 lap sprint race to the title at the final round where both drivers can make changes to their cars over a 1.5hr or so gap from the end of the race.
Abu Dhabi already has the lights on, and the 2/4 cars can have priority through post race scrutineering…20th March 2017, 1:42 at 1:42 am #337805
This year just seems it’ll be a massive year for news and excitement.
The cars are going to be epic on track
There’s already jostling on regulations with T wings and such
New owners will go around the world making plans and challenging the existing political hierarchy
Massive driver contract changes at the end of the year
Who knows what else, that’s all we know for certain, and F1 is just ‘if’ spelled backwards!
Bring it on :)27th February 2017, 2:59 at 2:59 am #335619
I’d be curious to try and understand the method of their madness during testing.
How might they identify how many laps is enough to evaluate an aerodynamic part given the variability of the environment around a circuit at any given time of day?
Might be something to help some new folk get our heads around why something that could be perceived as doing the same thing but expecting a different result makes sense.
Thanks Keith, love your work every year!23rd October 2016, 9:23 at 9:23 am #330992
Fantastic, great writing :)27th May 2016, 6:06 at 6:06 am #320940
Would it not be a good point to bring Grosjean in, then move someone from the academy to Haas?
*had originally thought Marciello, but realised he’s not part of the squad any more…16th July 2015, 10:02 at 10:02 am #301982
I also like the classic Ferrari’s, Williams, the Marlboro Mclarens… Especially loved the Jordan 197. But of recent cars, despite the lack of colour, the best one has been the Red Bull Testing Livery from this season IMO.16th July 2015, 8:52 at 8:52 am #301983
Does anyone recall why there’s limits to the cars weight distribution?
If we want cars with different abilities, that might be a good place to start in the short term…17th June 2015, 3:33 at 3:33 am #300164
I had tears of Joy in 2010…
My first trip overseas took me to Monza, I was adamant Ferrari was going to win that race as the season went on. Got there, and as I thought, they got a 1-3.
I was just outside champagne range, with all the Italians around me screaming the anthem, jeez, it was just unbelievable what I’d experienced.10th June 2015, 8:08 at 8:08 am #299812
I still rate Mika very highly, but agree with @debaser91 in that his ’99 season was a bit lucky. He had errors while leading in San Marino and Monza, and had tire issues at Silverstone and Hockenheim (spectacularly).
Schuey returned emphatically in Malaysia, but Mika still had him in Japan. I can’t help but feel MSC would have been more consistently in the points, given Irvine’s victories during Michael’s recovery.
It’s one of my all-time favorite seasons, with Frentzen and Johnny Herbert getting their victories also… was a bit of a lottery. Given that lottery, I feel MSC would have been an 8-time Champion given his psychological character.1st June 2015, 8:20 at 8:20 am #299146
How can I contribute to this thread… Agree with MOST good and Bad pairings, particularly Senna/Prost, Hakkinen/Coulthard, Schumacher/Barrichello. Hamilton/Alonso was bad for McLaren, as it lost them the drivers, but gave them the Constructors!
Alex Zanardi and Ralf Schumacher were pretty bad in 1999 at Williams… but then the Williams wasn’t the best of cars.
Andrea de Chesaris needs to feature here somewhere? Surely!
Perhaps with John Watson at Mclaren in ’81?
Or maybe with whichever driver he was paired with at Jordan in ’91?25th May 2015, 10:09 at 10:09 am #299019
I just had an idea on the lap time charts that I’d like to share.
The current functionality is great, being able to select individual drivers and so on, it’s brilliant.
It get’s challenging when a Safety car (or VSC) is bought into the race as you always have a huge spike in the middle of the chart, and it makes it hard to see the normal lap-times in green-flag conditions.
I thought it may be possible to have some sort of drag-drop function that resets, or manually selects the largest value represented on the graph?
This would help us ignore the irregular lap speeds and better display the lap times between selected drivers through the race.
Perhaps we can right-click or have a button to reset the axis back to it’s default setting if we want to…
Scott.22nd April 2015, 4:49 at 4:49 am #297306
Last lap of the Monaco GP in ’82?
Leader after leader broke down on the last lap of the most Prestigious race of the year1st January 2015, 2:15 at 2:15 am #289851
hmm… the best races that I keep going back to watch again…
well, I’d have to say the following three:
2014 Bahrain GP
I’m pretty sure everyone else will have the description of this race down-pat too, but can’t be beaten for providing a battle between the best of the best at the front for such a sustained time.
The battles Senna and Prost had never went for such a long time at such a close proximity.
1997 European GP
3 cars with the same pole lap time, older style battle of raw pace and controversy, with a nice finnish.
1996 Spanish GP
I loved watching Schuey drive through everyone in the rain… Made everyone look like rookies
honorable mentions to 2012 Brazilian GP and 2008 Brazilian GP’s
They’re pretty damn close in terms of the drama they provided, but I never find myself watching them again.14th October 2014, 8:44 at 8:44 am #278714
Why not grass-crete between the track limits and the tarmac run-off?
I think it’d still provide a stable yet slippery run off for the sensitive cars, and not risk any catapulting of cars as they hit the tarmac run-off if the grass/dirt recedes from other cars going off…