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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2020 thread - Race 6: Spain

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

  1. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  3. The_Crapman

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

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    Should make it more interesting with 3 cars to get past before he can try and reel in bottas. Being on the 3rd row I can see him maybe picking up 2 places on the start IF he gets a blinder, but having max in front on a longer first stint will hurt. Maybe he'll do a 3 stop to mix it up? Go out super hard on the first set of tyres.
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Well, that took care of Max.

    On another note: looking rather disappointing for Renault so far, D Ric usually outperforms the car on Sunday, so not the best of signs that he can't get past....
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Lance Stroll has an issue with his car.

    Nobody is brave enough to say that the issue with the car is that he's driving it.
     
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  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Ricciardo's car also looks fubar'd

    Stroll is also in a broken Tracing Point

    Maybe we've hit the limits of how far teams can push those hybrid V6s... cos that's a Honda, a Renault and Merc engine all with issues...
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Oh Vettel...

    bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    They should be able to make them reliable. In the 80s turbo era, Honda were seeing 1500 bhp in qualifying trim and, I think, maybe 1200 in race trim, from 1.5L.
     
  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    And how long did those engines last though? weren't they going through multiple engines in a weekend? They hybrids have to last multiple races.
     
  10. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    That was also the era of an engine for practice, an engine for qualy and an engine for race day. Even then the majority of the field would finish just over half the races, McHonda of the era were the freaks only having 4-5 blow ups a year.

    #Edit. Checko's going to get a podium for a Mercedes 123...
     
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  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Spoke too soon
     
  12. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Penalty, so apparently I have inheritied The Curse of Murray somewhere along the line.

    Bottas lights to flag, Charles Leclerc somehow makes second and Land Norris in third. Great weekend for McRenault and Merc, random assault of randomness for everyone else. Haha Red Bull.

    F1 D20, looking forward to next week.
     
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  13. David

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

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    A race worth waiting for.
     
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    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations are in order for our boy wonder Norris:clap::clap::clap:
     
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  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    LeClerc is the luckiest ****er alive.
     
  16. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    He seems to make his own luck, didn't see him make any mistakes today. Unlike a certain pair of multiple world champions.
     
  17. Spanky

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    Great last 10 laps. Shame about Albon , win could of been on i thinks ..
     
  18. RedFlames

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    I think RBR spend more time in the stewards than on track.
     
  19. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    To be honest, I'd forgotten about that but, engine technology and the materials used have advanced greatly and they are not yet pushing them as hard now. Autosport say Mercs are closing in on 1000bhp.
     
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    Wasn't Hamilton's weekend was it, double penalty's.

    I'm torn with wanting him to equal the record of championships but I'd love to see Bottas get 1 too. Norris getting one would be amazing but I think that's a few years off yet but I reckon he will at some point.
     

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