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  # 2089445 12-Sep-2018 17:56
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don't know much about this le clerc guy; he must be good huh

 

i hope Kimi gets more attention and does more funny things. but i doubt it. coverage limited to the teams fighting for titles.





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  # 2089639 13-Sep-2018 07:34
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Batman:

 

don't know much about this le clerc guy; he must be good huh

 

i hope Kimi gets more attention and does more funny things. but i doubt it. coverage limited to the teams fighting for titles.

 

 

Le Clerc is good, he is punching Sauber above its weight, scoring points it cannot really score. In GP2 he was very good, but so was Van Dorne. IMO he will get the points Ferrari can score on any given day, but when it gets tough, turn 1, Mercedes, etc, and Vettel, will he be good, brave and smart? Hard to know. Vs Vettel will be the fun part, SV didnt handle a top racer in Riccardo, SV vs LeC may end up with clashes, incidents, or they may push each other to max level. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2091728 17-Sep-2018 06:55
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very strange Singapore GP, no crashes (apart from the first lap) and no rain. 





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  # 2091732 17-Sep-2018 07:08
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on the point of lack over overtaking, Vestappen said he cannot get close to Hamilton (I'm guessing it's the aero design of the cars preventing that)





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  # 2091801 17-Sep-2018 10:59
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Dang, accidentally saw the result before watching tonight.


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very strange Singapore GP, no crashes (apart from the first lap) and no rain. 

 

 

I'd say humidity makes downforce excellent as the air is so heavy, that possibly exaggerates the effect of following. Following same as usual, but the front guy has more DF than usual


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  # 2091891 17-Sep-2018 12:28
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Batman:

 

very strange Singapore GP, no crashes (apart from the first lap) and no rain. 

 

 

I'd say humidity makes downforce excellent as the air is so heavy, that possibly exaggerates the effect of following. Following same as usual, but the front guy has more DF than usual

 

 

Actually, high humidity makes air *less* dense, because water molecules are lighter than (most) air molecules. In vapour/gaseous form, a molecule takes about the same volume, irrespective of what compound it is.

 

So, high humidity, and high temperatures, make all forms of aerodynamics less effective.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2091910 17-Sep-2018 13:00
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Actually, high humidity makes air *less* dense, because water molecules are lighter than (most) air molecules. In vapour/gaseous form, a molecule takes about the same volume, irrespective of what compound it is.

 

So, high humidity, and high temperatures, make all forms of aerodynamics less effective.

 

 

 

 

I stand corrected.  Cheers


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  # 2091923 17-Sep-2018 13:18
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The effect of the high containment barriers on the street circuits makes it harder for the air to lose the energy and so the disturbed air is funneled around; I recall that during qualy the cars where looking for 8s gaps to the car in front to minimise the air disturbance due to this effect.


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The effect of the high containment barriers on the street circuits makes it harder for the air to lose the energy and so the disturbed air is funneled around; I recall that during qualy the cars where looking for 8s gaps to the car in front to minimise the air disturbance due to this effect.

 

 

Very good point


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Sky Sport in the UK suggest Russian Daniil Kvyat, currently a development driver for Ferrari, could be heading back to Toro Rosso for a third spell as a replacement for the departing Pierre Gasly.

 

When it comes to the team's No 2 seat for 2019, they report that "few in the paddock believe Brendon Hartley will be retained and the new favourite for the expected vacancy is Pascal Wehrlein, who was released from his association with Mercedes earlier this week".

 

They claimed Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost was a big fan of Wehrlein and "wants to sign him now that he is free of his Mercedes contract"

 

 


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As much as I've wanted Hartley to do well, and skipping past the mechanical failure or being crashed into, he's just participated rather than competed.


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  # 2094122 20-Sep-2018 20:14
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Jaxson:

 

As much as I've wanted Hartley to do well, and skipping past the mechanical failure or being crashed into, he's just participated rather than competed.

 

 

Same, I've spent many times looking first at GAS and HAR. I also rate Kyvatt so i this its  done deal


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There are SIX races to go, and a 40 point lead by Hamilton.

 

Based on the consistency and performance of the previous 14 or 15 races (no idea how many races per calendar year nowadays!), I really don't see Vettel winning the title.

 

I have not seen Ferrari as being a race winning team, they have had the pace for the last few seasons but just seems to not know how to beat Mercedes. (though I keep hoping they will every year! magical things like a Hamilton DNF is usually what it takes but they are pretty rare)

 

But nonetheless, I am hoping for a close finish down to the wire! 

 

I have no idea who is going to have the faster car by the end of FP3, but let's hope there will be some action in the actual race (though unlikely again!).





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  # 2098206 28-Sep-2018 14:47
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There are SIX races to go, and a 40 point lead by Hamilton.

 

Based on the consistency and performance of the previous 14 or 15 races (no idea how many races per calendar year nowadays!), I really don't see Vettel winning the title.

 

I have not seen Ferrari as being a race winning team, they have had the pace for the last few seasons but just seems to not know how to beat Mercedes. (though I keep hoping they will every year! magical things like a Hamilton DNF is usually what it takes but they are pretty rare)

 

But nonetheless, I am hoping for a close finish down to the wire! 

 

I have no idea who is going to have the faster car by the end of FP3, but let's hope there will be some action in the actual race (though unlikely again!).

 

 

Ever since there was a protest about the Ferrari engine they have been slipping back down the order. Suddenly they went from what everyone was calling the perfect power-train to having a subpar engine..


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