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  #1981324 22-Mar-2018 08:46
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Well its the start of F1 2018 tomorrow, doesn't seem much interest here this year?   More of the same?

 

I'm keen as mustard still.

 

MotoGP started last week too, that was great


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  #1981339 22-Mar-2018 09:31
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I just started organising the friends and bbq for Sunday night.

 

I didn't watch the notebooks of the test sessions but I kept up with the main events.   I'm keen to see the season get underway and find out how it shakes down. I'll be surprised if Merc don't have an advantage out of the gate, but hopefully there are some other teams to keep them on their toes.  A Ricciardo win in Aus would be a great start to the season.  And it's good to have a NZer to follow, fingers crossed Honda+Toro Rosso is a more reliable combination.

 

I missed MotoGP starting (on and off follower but I do like the craziness of it) but I did catch the Formula E last Sunday morning, there is some great racing in that series.





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  #1981343 22-Mar-2018 09:41
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Amosnz:

 

I just started organising the friends and bbq for Sunday night.

 

I didn't watch the notebooks of the test sessions but I kept up with the main events.   I'm keen to see the season get underway and find out how it shakes down. I'll be surprised if Merc don't have an advantage out of the gate, but hopefully there are some other teams to keep them on their toes.  A Ricciardo win in Aus would be a great start to the season.  And it's good to have a NZer to follow, fingers crossed Honda+Toro Rosso is a more reliable combination.

 

I missed MotoGP starting (on and off follower but I do like the craziness of it) but I did catch the Formula E last Sunday morning, there is some great racing in that series.

 

 

I struggled with Formula E, but I will give it another go based on your comment


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  #1981358 22-Mar-2018 10:19
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Formula E has a lot of what we want.  They appear to be electric motors driving a traditional drive train, rather than what it could be - in terms of electric motors on each individual wheel.

 

The racing is pretty cool, and a lot seems to be down to the opportunity to make mistakes.

I read somewhere ages ago (which I could find the article) about how you need enough opportunities to make mistakes, and of sufficient consequence for others to capitalise on that.  In the age of automation, massive wide tracks and no consequence run off areas, it's very easy to become processional.

Formula E, and Supercars in Australia seem to have the focus on racing right.  With today's cars being developed by computer, we're not seeing the variances like we used to.
It's a fine line I know in terms of not punishing a team for being ahead, but it's only rule changes that level/change the field now, so expect Mercedes to keep on winning until the next major rule change.

 

 

 

I'm looking forward to it, but must say the modern era just hasn't drawn me in like it used to.

 

 




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  #1981361 22-Mar-2018 10:27
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Jaxson:

 

Formula E has a lot of what we want.  They appear to be electric motors driving a traditional drive train, rather than what it could be - in terms of electric motors on each individual wheel.

 

The racing is pretty cool, and a lot seems to be down to the opportunity to make mistakes.

I read somewhere ages ago (which I could find the article) about how you need enough opportunities to make mistakes, and of sufficient consequence for others to capitalise on that.  In the age of automation, massive wide tracks and no consequence run off areas, it's very easy to become processional.

Formula E, and Supercars in Australia seem to have the focus on racing right.  With today's cars being developed by computer, we're not seeing the variances like we used to.
It's a fine line I know in terms of not punishing a team for being ahead, but it's only rule changes that level/change the field now, so expect Mercedes to keep on winning until the next major rule change.

 

I'm looking forward to it, but must say the modern era just hasn't drawn me in like it used to.

 

 

Formula E is getting exciting as especially with the kiwi Mitch Evans starting to be at the pointy end of the field most weekends now. I like the interaction with the worldwide audience as well allowing the Formula E FANBOOST. Supercars will always be a favorite because they have so many NZ TinTop racers, will be interesting to see how the new Gen2 cars goes though.

 

I think the issue this year with F1 is that the test days was way to over hyped and keyboard race-car drivers that don't understand the testing isn't just who goes fastest..

 

I would love to see some of the current drives race some of the old F1 cars of past and see how racing goes then..


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  #1981374 22-Mar-2018 10:46
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Bugger, I forgot ME was in there. I did watch a few races early on but they all seemed to be on narrow tracks. Ill definitely get back into it

 

 




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  #1981381 22-Mar-2018 10:57
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tdgeek:

 

Bugger, I forgot ME was in there. I did watch a few races early on but they all seemed to be on narrow tracks. Ill definitely get back into it

 

 

Mitch is sitting 6th & Nelson Piquet Jr sitting 5th (Both Panasonic Jaguar Racing) Halfway thorough the season too.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1981654 22-Mar-2018 16:57
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the new testing F1 streaming staging site was up yesterday, someone on reddit  posted a link, its down now, but it had a list of countries you could choose to see if the service would be available

 

 

 

NZ was listed as it NOT been available to purchase, neither was Oz

 

there were definitely other countries that were i tried in the list.

 

 

 

im sure this would be a suprise to exactly no one :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  #1981657 22-Mar-2018 17:06
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dan:

 

the new testing F1 streaming staging site was up yesterday, someone on reddit  posted a link, its down now, but it had a list of countries you could choose to see if the service would be available

 

NZ was listed as it NOT been available to purchase, neither was Oz

 

there were definitely other countries that were i tried in the list.

 

im sure this would be a suprise to exactly no one :)

 

 

Don't know if this will be live for F1 but the goodold http://www.supercars.com/live-timing/ is live and one of the on track events had an F1 car pop up so we might be in luck




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  #1982193 23-Mar-2018 15:53
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First practice of Melbourne and the Season done and dusted and no real surprises but McLaren is in the top 10

 


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  #1982285 23-Mar-2018 16:50
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Yup LH to win the title




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  #1982323 23-Mar-2018 18:00
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Batman: Yup LH to win the title

 

Boo LOL!

 

Its just FP1.

 

1. 1/2 second covers the next 5

 

2. LH has an ego, so he pushed. 

 

 

 

The cars handle great. Halo looks terrible. FP2 will be boring but I am watching now. FP3 long runs and quali practice will tell a lot.

 

Hope McLaren continues on. 


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  #1982330 23-Mar-2018 18:22
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Camera view is now useless

 

Scratch that, was just Alonso's camera is lower and offset


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  #1982434 24-Mar-2018 09:13
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LH 1/10 ahead

 

Next 6 covered by about 7/10

 

Next 11 covered by about 7/10

 

Looks like today is wet to very wet for FP3 and Quali

 

No idea of race day weather, one says wet and windy in the afternoon Sunday, the other says morning shower and sunny/cloudy


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  #1982577 24-Mar-2018 16:09
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tdgeek:

 

Camera view is now useless

 

Scratch that, was just Alonso's camera is lower and offset

 

 

RBR driver camera view is definately useless.





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