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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Bankz, Sep 13, 2009.
Sounds like Ferrari is going to also switch to the Red Bull concept for the 2024 car.
I believe this is a joke but honestly if your a team who has it all wrong and see how Aston Martin basically copy pasted the Red Bull and looks to be the second best car in the field… why wouldn’t you make the change.
Ferrari and Mercedes out of pride might hold off but they probably shouldn’t.
What a shit show…
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Oh my God. Like oh. My. God.
Yeah he and Lando played this week, Lando said Lewis actually had some distance which is hard to believe with that swing
All those guys play at the Monte Carlo golf club, which is a public course basically at the top of the mountain above Monaco and is the only course in the general area.
I bet there’s a serious amount of net worth playing their rounds there
As far as professional athletes (non golf pro obvs) go, that swing is amazingly better than most somehow
yeah was expecting much worse
Better than I thought. I was expecting a Danny Ric level of athleticism
Horner denies most of this
I believe the guy not named Horner.
Caesars just sent out an email with F1 weekend packages. Not cheap.
Also included a map of the track. Pretty boring imo
how many DRS zones are there? 12-14 and 16-17? 4-5 seems too short
I don't think they've announced the DRS zones, but 3 wouldn't surprise me. I assume they're trying to squeeze them in wherever possible to increase passing opportunities
Not much they can really do IMO. But I also think the fun of it comes from the scenery of them flying down the lit up strip
I can't see more than 2... 4/5 seems like it's too short and would be a waste
Have you seen the red bull?
Yeah you're def paying for the spectacle and that it's a new race.
F1 is about to paint a new line. Problem solved
He's not wrong. Really surprised the "Is Lewis washed?" chat hasn't been louder but we're only 2 races in and everyone is still captivated by how dominant RB has been
Facing adversary, sure. But at the insinuation that Lewis is washed.
That said, George has really been growing on me… he’s obviously fast but love that he’s standing his ground.
Honestly thought I was in the Trump thread for a moment.
I'm still confused how Bottas was given zero screen time in DTS
Because he’s boring, even with a new PR team. The whole calling out trolls after winning in Sochi was such a bitch move and even cringier after that episode.
Thursday night FP1? Sure let’s do it
More looking forward to tipsy quali tomorrow
Separate qualifying sessions for the sprint and GP in the works
There is now a move to separate the sprint from the rest of the weekend with a significant format change that is under discussion and may be implemented as soon as the end-of-April Baku round, which hosts the first sprint of the season.
The Race understands the proposed format is for Friday to still feature one practice session and a qualifying session, but this would be for the grand prix.
Then FP2 on Saturday would be replaced by a second qualifying session for the sprint race and feature the sprint itself.
This is not an entirely new idea as it was talked about last year as well and is designed to change the way the sprint race is approached and improve it as a spectacle.
The drivers would theoretically have more emphasis to attack in the sprint because they would not need to factor in avoiding a big loss of grid positions for the main race.
More competition >>> less competition so I'm in!
Do away with an exclusive and allow multiple suppliers in the sport. Let's really fucking compete on all levels. They already do it low key with the fuel.
So softs were a nightmare in the practices today. Wonder what the tire strategy will be.
Nascar did that in the 80's/90's with Goodyear and Hoosier and I remember it being a nightmare. Teams didn't choose on a weekly basis, each team basically ha da deal with a tie company, so teams were at an advantage or disadvantage each week depending on the tire their supplier gave them. It's been a long time but I remember durability issues bc each tire was trying to just be the fastest.
Haven't read it, but found this article about it. Going to read it now to see how good my memory was.
Memory was better than I thought. F1 would probably handle it better than Nascar in the 90s though.
Tire wars aren't always a great thing. There were many instances in which drivers were injured due to tire failures, mainly because these manufacturers are trying to ride the perfect line between fast and safe rubber. On multiple occasions, the accidents occurred because the compound was too soft for the track. Goodyear faced trouble after their tires were deemed too wide on their treads, making them miss their first race in NASCAR since 1956. Only 3 weeks later, Hoosier was disqualified for the same exact reason.
By 1989, Goodyear rolled out their all new radial tires at the Daytona 500 in an attempt to outdo Hoosier's bias-ply tires. However, after Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt experienced tire failures, they quickly withdrew the radials from the race. This gave Hoosier a good push forward, and they started out strong for the first four races. But, after Goodyear debuted the revised radials, Earnhardt won the First Union 400 at North Wilkesboro, essentially causing Hoosier to withdraw from the racing after failing to sell enough tires.
This wasn't the end for Hoosier, though, as they came back to the Winston Cup Series in 1994. There were many driver accidents and deaths that followed, including ones involving Rodney Orr and Neil Bonnett. Hoosier was blamed for a number of deaths, but the tire company continued on and encouraged the drivers to switch to Goodyear if they felt more comfortable with them.
There were tons of accidents with both Goodyear and Hoosier tires, but Hoosier was hit much harder with the criticism. 1994 marked the last year for Hoosier, as they decided to leave NASCAR for good, mainly because of stiff competition, high costs, and, most importantly, a lack of driver support.
The last time F1 had multiple tire suppliers:
Qualifying at midnight? Don't mind if I do
90% chance of rain at some point during the next hour of qualifying.
I took George (+300), Charles (+150), and Lewis (+275) head-to-head v. Sergio after FP3