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  Reply # 1599206 26-Jul-2016 20:11
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joker97: Ouch! Loose change ...

 

Note to self, add six zeros to income




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  Reply # 1599209 26-Jul-2016 20:14
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6FIEND:

 

Sh!t just got real for Bernie.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/82501443/bernie-ecclestones-motherinlaw-aparecida-schunck-kidnapped-in-sao-paulo-reports

 

$52m ransom demand.

 

 

Ugh, this world. why cant we just get on with sport? We can bitch over Lewis and Rosberg, Ferrari and RBR, but this, and the daily terrorist acts,

 

This world is going to the dogs.   


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  Reply # 1599249 26-Jul-2016 21:05
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Benoire:

 

Yeah tyres are getting wider, but aero is more important than before as they're removing the ability to have all the winglets etc... So more mechanical grip but still reliance on aero for downforce, and with more power from the powerunits, they probably will be in a similar position as the air will just be as dirty.

 

 

It does always amuse me when situations occur like Raikkonen on Verstappen, Rakkonen loses most of the left front wing and is still as quick for the next 5 laps.  I like the nice simple front wings like Formula E.

 

tdgeek:

 

Max continues to floute the rules. Multiple changes of direction, your allowed one. Then after having been told he has had I think two warnings for track limited, he tells his team Kimi exceeding track limits, man. 

 

 

I think Max was lucky to get away with those defensive moves.  He has always been a hard defender, but I think Kimi hit it on the head when he said 'he waits for me to commit to a side then moves over on me'.





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...Kimi hit it on the head when he said 'he waits for me to commit to a side then moves over on me'.

 

 

Well, duh! It would be stupid to move over if Kimi wasn't committed to that side... he'd just switch to the other side and overtake.

 

 




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Amosnz:

 

...Kimi hit it on the head when he said 'he waits for me to commit to a side then moves over on me'.

 

 

Well, duh! It would be stupid to move over if Kimi wasn't committed to that side... he'd just switch to the other side and overtake.

 

 

 

 

Yeah sorta. Max moves more than once thats where I feel he was going, but a bit vague TBH. IMHO Max is very good but he drives like he's better, circa Vettel, Grosjean

 

He is being undone by his off track ventures, next year he will be better, this year I feel he will continue to punch above his weight and pay for it. 


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tdgeek: ...Max moves more than once thats where I feel he was going, but a bit vague TBH. IMHO Max is very good but he drives like he's better, circa Vettel, Grosjean

 

He is being undone by his off track ventures, next year he will be better, this year I feel he will continue to punch above his weight and pay for it. 

 

 

 

 

Personally, I thought that Max's defence against Raikkonen was questionable.  Obviously, the stewards looked into it and deemed that is wasn't sufficiently egregious as to warrant a penalty, but he definitely "appeared" to move twice in defence in Hungary...  And he has previous form with this style of driving.

 

 

 

That said, I certainly don't agree with some of the conjecture among some F1 pundits that Max was responsible for the incident with Rosberg at Hockenheim.  (If you haven't read it, the gist is that they're blaming Max moving in the braking zone on the approach to the hairpin for Nico's inability to make the turn without running him off track.)  IMO Nico came from so far back that Max wasn't expecting the move, he turned in for the apex to take the normal quasi-defensive racing line and was surprised to find the merc on the inside of him and opened up to avoid the collision.

 

 

 

Final thought - thank goodness for Ricciardo bringing some entertainment back to the sport :-)




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tdgeek: ...Max moves more than once thats where I feel he was going, but a bit vague TBH. IMHO Max is very good but he drives like he's better, circa Vettel, Grosjean

 

He is being undone by his off track ventures, next year he will be better, this year I feel he will continue to punch above his weight and pay for it. 

 

 

 

 

Personally, I thought that Max's defence against Raikkonen was questionable.  Obviously, the stewards looked into it and deemed that is wasn't sufficiently egregious as to warrant a penalty, but he definitely "appeared" to move twice in defence in Hungary...  And he has previous form with this style of driving.

 

 

 

That said, I certainly don't agree with some of the conjecture among some F1 pundits that Max was responsible for the incident with Rosberg at Hockenheim.  (If you haven't read it, the gist is that they're blaming Max moving in the braking zone on the approach to the hairpin for Nico's inability to make the turn without running him off track.)  IMO Nico came from so far back that Max wasn't expecting the move, he turned in for the apex to take the normal quasi-defensive racing line and was surprised to find the merc on the inside of him and opened up to avoid the collision.

 

 

 

Final thought - thank goodness for Ricciardo bringing some entertainment back to the sport :-)

 

 

Agree re Max. he's been ticked of by many drivers, including Kimi, Fernando and Jensen. Others too.

 

Not sure about Hockenheim. Rosberg was very slow to turn, Max was behind him, it seemed more like "he's almost stopped, he's at the edge of the track, I dont want to slow so I'll continue off track" There were passes similar in GP2 that didnt cause a penalty. I'd need to watch the reply a few times. He's gonna cause tears, he roared past Danny Ricc early on, maybe just after the start, with zero gap between the tyres. Fast. Thats 30mm from a gap, or flipping it when the tyres roll over other guys tyres. He's good. he's quick, but I feel at times some of his speed is being overspeed, as Rossi was told by Stoner, your speed is greater than your ability. In an interview with Ant as the SkyPad, he gave implications that he wasnt fully in control. Headrush I see it. 

 

 

 

Dan is the man. You can watch him and Alonso and a couple others at full attack with each other and you know they will reach the end of the turn. A touch, a crash, never happen, thats how it seems for a select few drivers

 

 


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Nico to blame this time.  Silly attempt at making a corner he couldn't, and then trying to say he should be let off because of it.  Weird.

 

 

 

Max too cocky previously with the likes of Kimi.  I saw a double movement and a defensive concept of I'll park where you'll hit me. 

 

 

 

Basically though, I hope for rain at every race to spice it up.

 

 

 

Next year has big tyres, but also big aero still really.  Hope slipstreaming can occur, will reserve judgement for now.


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  Reply # 1603200 2-Aug-2016 20:15
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I saw the pictures of Vettel testing the tyres, have to say I love the size of them!  Really hope they can overcome the turbulent air issues and allowing for closer following through the med-high speed corners!




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Max took one for the team according to F1.com. Rubbish. Danny Ricc was behind him and faster, thats what you do, instead of being passed anyway and then losing track position for both. Waste of webpage space


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  Reply # 1603240 2-Aug-2016 21:49
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*yawn. why can no one challenge Hamilton




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*yawn. why can no one challenge Hamilton

 

 

Rosberg does.


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joker97:

 

*yawn. why can no one challenge Hamilton

 

 

Rosberg does.

 

 

Loses out every time. Almost. Nowadays he can't even launch properly (used to be able to) so challenging Hamilton is moot.




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Benoire:

 

I saw the pictures of Vettel testing the tyres, have to say I love the size of them!  Really hope they can overcome the turbulent air issues and allowing for closer following through the med-high speed corners!

 

 

I thought the plan was more mechanical grip which carries a higher gain than the aero, but reading a few articles after your post I'm not so sure. One article was quite damning actually. 




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tdgeek:

 

joker97:

 

*yawn. why can no one challenge Hamilton

 

 

Rosberg does.

 

 

Loses out every time. Almost. Nowadays he can't even launch properly (used to be able to) so challenging Hamilton is moot.

 

 

Every time? i toted up some stats for you.

 

Last 4 races last season Rosberg 100 vs Hamilton 57, oddly thats 43. This year Rosberg was up 43. That 86 untouched. 7 races wins in succession. 

 

The cars are the same, the drivers are the same IMHO, so results are literally bad luck to no bad luck. Take last race. Rosberg had a bad start, what Hamilton usually does, that happens. The race is therefore over. I cant recall a race where one or the other was just too good. Your in front you win. Clean air, preferential pitstop.

 

Its obviously not hard to rein back 43 points. Rosberg did that twice, the last 4 races last year and the first few this year. Hamilton reined this years back.

 

Most teams, the points are a lot fairer, they finish at varying places, so the points are more representative. But with two cars that will always run 1-2, one will always score a minimum 7 ahead, the bad luck guy will lose heaps.

 

Last race. Rosberg ruled all weekend, aced quali. Hamilton got a good start, and just sat there staying in front which will always happen, so while I hear you, I rate them equal.

 

I loved the first year, running 1-2, Rosberg always ended up miles away after the pitstops more often than not. Ugh. Hamilton is marketable, there you have it. 


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