1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Motors Bit-Tech F1 2021 thread - Race 20: Qatar

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 13 Dec 2020.

  1. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    2,474
    Likes Received:
    572
    Well after that I'm not so worried I'm going to be missing an interesting race when I pop off for a holiday @ the weekend
     
  2. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    721
    Likes Received:
    172
    Just like to point out that I'm romping to victory on fantasy racers :p
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,801
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    The last 21 years have resulted in only 6 different champion
    The last 10, only 3

    Schumacher, Vettel and Hamilton account for 16 of those 21 championships, with Alonso being the only other person to have won more than one title in that period.
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Modder

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    130
    Formula 1 went from a era where the cars were light mobile and small. To wide big and not so mobile.

    new car regs are making the cars even wider and longer anyone who thinks this will improve racing is having a laugh.

    2 cars won’t physically fit side by side at Monaco come next year
     
    The_Crapman likes this.
  5. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    6,867
    Likes Received:
    910
    You get a penalty, you get a penalty, everyone gets a penalty...
     
  6. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    721
    Likes Received:
    172
    The whole race was non-stop action and racing (well except Verstappen walking away at the front). Always someone threatening an overtake, closing someone down, bit of strategy etc. I had to go outside for 5-10 mins in the middle and missed Ham dropping two places and Per/Lec getting tangled.

    Very enjoyable and what a drive by Norris. The McLaren starting to look like it might mix it up with Merc and RB but I remain cautious as I know the RB Ring is a strong track for McLaren/Norris.
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Modder

    Joined:
    16 May 2008
    Posts:
    7,887
    Likes Received:
    130
    Penalty decisions were crazy, just another confused F1 race

    race had its moments, but if you only looking at the front you could of turned it off pretty early on

    silverstone will be Mercedes do or die moment, max wins again and I think we can start talking about 2022
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

    Joined:
    2 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    7,640
    Likes Received:
    1,138
  9. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

    Joined:
    27 May 2002
    Posts:
    11,366
    Likes Received:
    213
    That was a lot more entertaining, well except Max sprinting to the finish. Lando, also, has really stepped up a level.

    I'm really impressed with what I'm seeing this year from Max, not something I thought id be saying - his maturity level has grown exponentially, and you can see it in the results.
    Post Lewis I think we have a very strong field of contenders either at the top of their game already (Max) or on the way up (Lando, George, Carlos, Charles, Pierre).

    I think we've seen the best of Danny Ric, Alonso, and Vettel. Kimi was never really that great, lucky in the year Lewis and Fernando tripped over each other. Can't say I see much in the future for Latifi, Mazepin, Giovinazzi, and not too convinced by Schumacher.
    Bottas, Perez, and Stroll are never going to be World Champs, neither do I think Ocon is up there. Yuki might be the surprise if he calms down a bit.
     
  10. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    6,867
    Likes Received:
    910
    The likes of Buemi, Massa, Vergne etc will get old and free up some seats in Formula E soon enough for them:lol:
    Mick on the other hand already has his towel on the Alfa seat of Kimi due to Ferrari / Schumacher history.
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,801
    Likes Received:
    2,177
     
  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    6,055
    Likes Received:
    2,382
    I wonder who that'll suit better
     
  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,801
    Likes Received:
    2,177
  14. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2014
    Posts:
    3,541
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Just seen on BBC sport;
    "You might not be surprised to hear that Nikita Maze(s)pin makes some history by being the first to spin in sprint qualifying." :duh:

    Brackets added by me.
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

    Joined:
    27 May 2002
    Posts:
    11,366
    Likes Received:
    213
    Really like the new qualy format, hope they add more than just the 3 for next year. Awful start from Lewis though.
     
  16. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    2,474
    Likes Received:
    572
    Racier race than expected, but no serious team is going to let them really race and risk the car for Sunday.
     
    Mr_Mistoffelees likes this.
  17. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

    Joined:
    19 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    3,339
    Likes Received:
    475
    I don't see how it's much different to letting them really race at the start of the race on Sunday.

    It can basically be seen as a single longer race split over two days, with a stoppage and refuelling after 17 laps then a normal (as of recently) current race order standing start after that.

    Indeed, there is probably more slightly less risk attacking to gain positions on Saturday, because if you bin it on Saturday you start again on Sunday (albeit from the back of the grid). Bin it on Sunday though and it's all over.
     
  18. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    6,867
    Likes Received:
    910
    I'd guess the bigger issue if they wanted to make the sprint the new normal for Saturday is how it would impact engine rules since you are only allowed so many per season.
     
    Last edited: 17 Jul 2021
  19. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    780
    I'm really not impressed with that. It's basically racing by aggregate and it's never good for the show to have a bit that 'doesn't count'. Also, qualifying is the most exciting part of the weekend and they've just put it on Friday when nobody's going to watch it.

    The Not-a-race itself was OK, aside from Alonso it was all sorted out after the first lap, like just about every other first stint of a GP. Qualifying like normal is better.
     
  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,801
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    It might be better suited as a format to the 2022 spec cars [assuming they can actually stay close to each other without having an aerodynamic hissy fit]... but imo the sprint was as dull as i expected it to be.
     

Share This Page