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

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

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Of course, it's much easier not to crash and take out half the field when you are in the fastest car, qualify on pole and then drive off in to the sunset ;)
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I think that's pretty harsh - given how meagre their budget was, to get a car out there (from scratch, I might add, not just buying an old chassis and bringing it up to date, actually building a whole new car) that's only 7-8s off the ultimate pace of a car from much more experienced teams with budgets that are 5 or 6 times the size is a deeply impressive achievement.
     
  3. Fantus

    Fantus Nothing to see here...

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    Not to mention that the intent was to develop a Spanish team with Spanish money; money which no longer exists.
     
  4. B1GBUD

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    I think it's sad when any team leaves the sport, HRT or any other team.
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    But still fatally flawed, whether it's Toyota's billions or HRT's shoestrings when a team turns up announcing "We're going to go over here, do it our own way that's counter to they way everyone else does it," you may as well declare them the sport's new chew toys and be done with it.

    It would seem in Formula 1 you're either based the in the UK, Italy or you're Peter Sauber, everyone else is doomed. The infrastructure, the experts and the manufacturers/painters/tech firms that F1 relies on are all in the UK.

    I can understand the desire to set up somewhere else and 'create an industry,' but it takes a huge degree of arrogance (or perhaps insanity?) to look at the last forty years of Formula 1 racing and think you can go against that and succeed.

    It's still a shame HRT are about to vanish, maybe being the latest addition to F1rejects will console them?
     
  6. TheDodoKiller

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    I have to admit that the HRT's had a really good livery. (For 2012)
     
  7. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    I wonder how long will this stay online.
     
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    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    hopefully long enough for me to get home and download it! ;)
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Actually, i wouldn't be against Red Bull Ring. It is the A1 Ring after all with no changes, and with DRS/KERS it could be even more fun.
     
  11. fix-the-spade

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    Good grief, imagine the damage Maldonado could do into the first corner at the A1 ring.

    Or for that matter Kobayashi and Grosjean if either are still present next year.
    Five cars? Ten cars? The entire field in one physics and logic defying dive of glorious slaughter?
     
  12. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    And if not, then someone :worried: might be able to Dropbox it for you ;)
     
  13. Throbbi

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    I'm also not against it, I used to really like the A1 Ring as a track.
     
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    First and Second!

    No one is concerned about Red Bull owning the sport?
     
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    My guess is when Bernie is a few feet under in a glorified pine box.
     
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    My guess is when Bernie is a few feet under in a glorified pine box.
     
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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Brave as that was, I reckon his pass at Brazil was better. At Spa it was a case of dive past and drive the corner as normal, Brazil it was dive in and jostle a couple of inches from each other all the way through the corner...

    As for the Red Bull Ring - does it really matter? They've invested a hilarious amount in the sport, and into a track, there's no reason that a race couldn't be held there other than a huge amount of Red Bull PR.
     
  19. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Christian Horner corner?
     
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