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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2019 thread - Season Over

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  2. Anfield

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    How to screw yourself on lap one,
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    edition.
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Leclerc needs to go through the same maturity transition Verstappen and Kviyat went through, where they stop being missiles.
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I know they're trying to let them race a bit more and not make it completely sterile, but that was basically a shoulder barge from leclerc. Albon needs to reel it in a bit as well, he might be fighting for his place at redbull, but he should have learned from Kvyatt that they don't appreciate you taking yourself out of the race.
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Suzuka is probably my favourite track on the calendar these days.
    The race, well, that went more or less like I expected. I figured tyre wear would be quite high on Sunday morning, after a typhoon tears across the track.

    Leclerc seems to clash specifically with Max a good bit lately. The penalties were fair (but should have been applied in the race already).

    Albon should be a bit careful to not get his shoulders TOO involved, but he did well in Suzuka. Taking the fight to Max in quali, in spite of this being early days for him in F1 and even earlier for RB. Well done to him.

    If my maths aren't completely off, a P1 and Fastest Lap for Lewis would wrap up the WDC in Mexico.
     
  7. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Hamilton seems to be going full eco hippy (dreads an everything) Is he going to just bomb out soon?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/50061569

    Also, peeved at the Norris Albon clash, Albon clearly left him no space an collided with him, yet no penalty.
     
  8. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    Whilst the irony of being part of a global motor racing series is not lost on me - at least he is using his profile to raise awareness.

    Though i do agree that his posts have an air of mild depression about them.
     
  9. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Can't help thinking he is another David Icke in the making. Has he had a bang on the head recently?
     
  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Could he be calling it quits, at six DWC... and going Formula E...?
     
  11. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    It would make my year if he grew out full-on dreads and turned up to Australia next year with a giant billy bifter hanging off his lips.
     
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  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    After rowing there on his own hand made canoe and bringing his own home made eco friendly fuel.
     
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    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Yeah, this vegan eco-hippy trip he's on rings a tad incongruous, given his chosen profession. Unless he sees it as some kind carbon offset - just waiting for him to pitch up with a Fairtrade racing helmet, to confirm whether it's eco-hippy, or twatish hipster.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Yeh. He seems REAL positive.
     
  15. RedFlames

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    In terms of F1's green credentials, I remember reading an article on Autosport a few years back when they released the stats for the old Hockenheim race during the V10 era. It was something ridiculous like 3 MPG on average per car. But the biggest take home was that the total amount of fuel used and CO produced during the entire weekend (3 practice sessions, qualifying and the race) was less than a single transatlantic flight from London to New York.
     
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    Accommodation, food and transport for the whole circus has a massively bigger impact on the climate than the actual racing any way.
     
  18. javaman

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    I thought it was a London to Tokyo flight? More likely I'm wrong but it surprised me it was that low. Also heard the 3mpg figure touted as well.

    Merc hit 50% thermal efficiency a couple of seasons ago, I would love to see the mpg figures of the current cars and would honestly love the teams to push it higher.

    Speaking of environmental impact, it seems Ferrari are suspected of using oil from the intercooler to improve engine performance. While the leak itself in known and is permitted the rules state that teams "must not intentionally make use of the latent heat of vaporisation of any fluid with the exception of fuel for the normal purpose of combustion in the engine".
    Some teams have launched a clarification about the design rather than a formal protest but it will be interesting to see what comes of it.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Yea, I cant see Renault getting out of that one. Seems a clear cut driver aid.

    Tho with that system they still have had a torrid season. If it gave them a competetive advantage, just how bad is this seasons car!!
     

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