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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2018 thread - Season Over

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 26 Nov 2017.

  1. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Yea I agree Bottas should have gotten something for leaving the track. Regardless of timing meaning he "technically" didnt gain an advantage, he gained an advantage as he didn't loose a place from a mistake.
    I also feel Verstappen should have gotten something for colliding with Ocon. Like Vettel hitting Hamilton behind the safety car you can't deliberately run into someone.
     
  2. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    1 - Kinda right. They made contact 1 one point, and where the only 2 drivers really fighting for the title.

    2 - Oops...

    3 - Renault comfortably finished best of the rest. For the first few races, Alonso's results made it look like they could be fighting with Renault for 4th too, but we know where that ended.

    4 - Bang on the money. Vettel literally said they had to remove 6 months worth of upgrades to be competitive again!

    5 - THE ONLY BLOODY DID!! Yes, its for next season, but still counting it as a win!

    6 - Still shouldn't exist to begin with. No idea if it was used??
     
  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Time for a reality check.
    In 2017 McHonda scored 30 points, finished 9th and used 19 engines between them.
    STR Renault scored 53 points and came 7th, using 12 engines.

    In 2018 STR Honda scored 33 points, finished 9th and used 16 engines between them.
    McRenault had a 'disastrous' season, but still scored 62 points, came 6th and used 8 engines. Really seventh since Force India got their points cut in half.

    Honda haven't just gone nowhere, they've gone backwards since 2016, when the McHonda was good for 70 points. Red Bull might hold station next year thanks to Newey's incredible aero skills, but they are not closing on Merc or Ferrari. If Red Bull's car has it's usual issues with cooling and build quality they'll end up behind Renault or Force India next year. They're all talking a big talk now but Honda have been talking a big talk since 2014, remember how the 2017 engine would be at least the second most powerful? It'll be knives out from Red Bull by Spain at the latest.

    Mclaren did indeed have a disaster, but their chassis wasn't that bad, they just stopped developing it and then fired the designer, because Mclaren. Had they been better organised they could have been fifth this year.

    My one prediction this year.
    Surprisingly, Williams managed to both last and one from last at the same time due to Force India v1.0 getting disqualified, so I was right on both counts. Fancy that.
     
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  4. Anfield

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    It was only comfortable due to the point deletion shenanigans for Ican'tbelieveitsnotForceIndia who would have finished only 11 points behind Renault otherwise.
     
  5. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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  6. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Hmmm not buying it, Sounds like an attempt to spite Verstappen more than anything.
     
  7. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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