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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2020 thread - Race 10: Russia

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 2 Feb 2020.

  1. RedFlames

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

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    :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :lol:
     
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    Glad and disappointed at the same time. Could he not have infected Stroll before returning? I want more Hulk!
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53765424

    Bye bye overtaking?

    I don't think the FIA thought that one through...
     
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    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Bye bye anyone other than Merc winning. They have the highest power output and the best reliability, it's everyone else (but especially Honda) that relies on short duration boost modes. The Mercs will just run in no-quite-party-mode at all times and tell Lewis and Valterri to short shift, or they'll set the shifter lights differently. Either way, anything that restricts engine modes helps Mercedes. It might really help Racing Point and Williams.

    This reminds me of when they banned FRIC and the Mercs just went even faster.
     
  7. RedFlames

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    Or we learn that 'party mode' was never a thing. Just a ruse by merc to distract from how fast they could go if they put their minds to it.
     
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    That would be equally impressive and scary.

    Im guessing this also means no turning down the engine to perserve it or fuel save or if you develop a problem and need to nurse it home
     
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    Possibly also no 'harvest battery one lap, deploy the next'
     
  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Party mode is different to KERS deployment, surely?
     
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    It all depends what they constitute an 'engine mode'... if fully charging the MU/KERS/Hybris/Whatever its called now requires a seperate engine mode, rather than simply 'don't press the go faster button' [assuming it's still driver deployable] then plodding round for a lap to recharge the batteries before giving it the full beans on the next lap may no longer be a thing.

    Basically if the FIA get their way, the 'strat' switch on the steering wheel is going bye bye along with anything that requires fiddling with that switch.
     
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    Only way I see the teams being able to deal with such a rule is:

    Turn up engine to 11 all the time
    Trust the drivers to lift and coast often enough to make the end of the race

    Because any team who doesn't do so will be too slow to overtake.
     
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    That’s the way I saw it as well

    Merc has the best most reliable engine, Honda and Ferrari and Renault really dont

    there highest max safe settings are a lot lower than merc just looking at a race day weekend where it’s usually 30 seconds + gap.

    Mercedes posted something a few years back saying in testing they ran the engine in full power mode for the 7 full race distances and was no issues

    FIA when trying to stop merc could actually help them lol
     
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    Merc are probably one of the few teams that can afford to just swallow engine reliability penalties, knowing their pace can mitigate any grid drops from extra engines [though not sure if/how the budget cap comes into play on that].
     
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    I have Bruce Forsyth in my head saying "Will 2021 be higher or lower"
     
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    Well the 2017 pole lap would've put you DFL in 2020

    and pole time is just a smidge slower than 2019.
     
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    He can't use that excuse, his Ferrari ain't painted red enough:p
     
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