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Motors The Official bit-tech F1 2012 Thread - Post season

Discussion in 'General' started by alastor, 7 Dec 2011.

  1. Kodongo

    Kodongo What's a Dremel?

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    Agreed. A little common sense is needed by the FIA. He needs to have a one race ban for using his car as a weapon. The drivers are vulnerable enough as it is, let alone at a tight street circuit.

    Also it doesn't look great when Maldonado has been fined a total of 15 places for twice hitting cars (and therefore endangering drivers) while Hamilton picked up a 23 place grid drop for not having enough fuel.
     
  2. bagman

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    Well he came a lot closer than Vettel ;)

    @Kodongo: When you put it like that it does sound ridiculous.
     
  3. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Once again Kodongo - by not having enough fuel his car was considered being in breach with technical regulations. And there is only one solution if your car is in breach of technical regulations - disqualification. There are no alternatives. Breach of technical regulations = your car doesn't meet the F1 car specifications = you are not in a F1 car allowed to race = you are disqualified.

    What Maldonaldo did was in breach of sporting regulations. Breach of sporting regulations means you as a driver did something. In this case the stewards have huge range of options, from few thousand euro fine (speeding in pits) through grid place penalties or drive-through/pit penalties or black flags durring the race. Stewards on the race track don't have the right to give you a "ban". That right belongs to FIA World Motor Sport Council and only after the whole hearing procedure can they ban the driver for some time.
     
  4. Canon

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    Yes, he did :worried:
     
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    Well done Mark :thumb:
     
  6. bagman

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    Well that was boring, expected rain towards the end but it never came. Also there was so little overtaking, none of the craziness which we saw last year. Has to be said that Red Bull played out the race superbly.

    Massa kept pace but Button was terrible. So much for McLaren with the fastest car, but in this season doesn't seem to matter.
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Finally a good race for Mark. Really glad to see him on top for a change.

    I didn't think the race was too bad, it was a shade processional but there was enough going on too keep one interested. The pit stops, long first stint strats for Schumi, Kimi and Vettel (executed perfectly only by Vettel). Alonso's quick start and that brace of banzai laps before the pit stop phase to jump Hamilton was similarly excellent.

    Perez fighting up to P11 was pretty entertaining too - JB could've borrowed some of the little Mexican's balls!
     
  8. BentAnat

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    MEH! I realyl dislike Monaco. It's all glamour and glitz, and all unspectacular to watch.
    There were some moments there, but the stand-out factor of the race is definitely Alonso's pitstop-play. WELL.DONE.FERRARI. Superbly played, and again, their pit crew works without a hitch to enable their drivers to "do their thing".
     
  9. Ending Credits

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    And once again, substandard pitstopping costs Hamilton places.
     
  10. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    No, the stand-out factor of the weekend (and the race) is :
    1) Massa did qualify relatively well
    2) Massa didn't crash into Hamilton
    3) Massa finished on points
     
  11. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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    I thought the stand-out moment was with Maldonado and Perez. I'm not talking about the swipe before the tunnel but the fact that they started side by side on the grid and didn't tag each other or come to blows before the race.
     
  12. Canon

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    FTFY
     
  13. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Where did Massa crash in Hamilton in Monaco 2012 ?
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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  15. Ending Credits

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    Wow, there really are no compromises.
     
  16. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    That's awesome!
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's pretty good, but no engine, gearbox, clutch etc focussed on is pretty lame. Neither did they look at front suspension components, which is another interesting area.
     
  18. Ending Credits

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    Well that's one area where there is compromise. Pullrods are just that much harder to set up apparently.
     
  19. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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  20. alastor

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    The potential storm around the hole in the Red Bull floor has been reduced to a typhoon in a teacup following a technical directive issued by the FIA, deeming it illegal but allowing previous results to stand as it wasn't explicitly outlawed in the regulations. Scarbs explains it well as usual.
     

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