Motors Bit-Tech F1 2017 thread - Round 18: Mexico

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 27 Nov 2016.

  1. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Rejoin ? More like trying to have this uncontrollable thing heading towards the wall under control. Or does his slide on the grass look like trying to rejoin the track to anyone ?


    You can see he literally tried every direction and the car had the mind of his own because of the puncture.
     
  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    One will have to be Kvyatt, for some reason F1 only allows a team to fields 4 drivers in race during a season. I'd quite like them to give Palmer a go for one race, their options for drivers with Superlicenses are pretty limited.
     
  3. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Turns out the puncture was a result of a suspension failure so something broke an went into the tyre.
     
  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I'll take 'things that will never happen' for 200 Dave...
     
  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    I know it'll never hapoen, nor is it likely he would perform all that well.

    It would be funny as fug though.
     
  7. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    If there was ever any proof of Bottas' mediocrity needed, the season isn't even over and he already has the worst qualifying record against Lewis:

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  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Tbf all that proves is that he's **** at qualifying [compared to hamilton]...
     
  9. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Palmer has done better than Kvyatt this year, yet Kvyatt still gets to drive.
     
  10. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Only because Red Bull need to save face and keep Junior programme drivers in it's teams, if they had a 2nd Gasly, he'd be driving next to... the first Gasly?
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  12. Anfield

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    Unless it excludes all sessions where the cars where not equal, one of the drivers suffered from a mechanical issue or was impeded by traffic it proves nothing.
     
  13. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    The delta time between him and Hamilton in Q3 is more telling and possibly a better way of measuring. Ecen comparisons between 1st and 2nd runs would prove useful.

    By the sounds of it Hamilton is putting in close to perfect laps with only very very small errors which is impressive being on the edge for so long every time. Even with the balance of the car changing over a lap ie. Available grip, slightest change in tire temp from corner to corner, braking for every corner perfectly it seems Hamilton get this right each qualifying even when the car isn't there.

    Part of Bottas problem is due to driving style and understanding how to get the car into that window. Hamilton adjusted to it quicker where as Bottas didn't. The car has arguably gotten worse in this regard compared to how it was at the start of the season. If Bottas is worth his salt, he will adjust his style accordingly. I would argue that understanding and getting this for race is where he should be focusing rather than the 1 lap of qualifying. Especially since he seems to struggle at the start of a GP
     
  14. David

    David RIP Tel

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    ISTR Hamilton struggling to get the car dialled in for quali for quite some time last year, despite having had a few years with the team.

    Now Bottas is having similar issues in his first season, and suddenly he's not good enough, despite proving himself a race winner?

    I don't get it.
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That was actually pretty funny.
     
  17. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    That is actually pretty good to be fair. Nice to see them being a little more light hearted.
     
  18. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Evidently the Enstone humour is coming with the engines.
     
  19. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    I can't imagine what they're paying/giving Alonso these days to keep sticking there.
     
  20. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    That was pretty funny indeed. I just hope they can provide the car and engine to at least challenge for podiums.
     

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