The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed

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by Vermi-Claus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:54 am

Mark Webber made it clear in his book, you don't upset Marko under any circumstance.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - place your predictions...
by Death's Head » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:39 am

When I was watching this yesterday I thought Max should have been seen as making 2 moves but the commentary suggested it was mainly Ricardo's fault.

I think that team orders definitely makes sense, Ricardo was going faster so zero point in allowing Max to hold him up.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:30 pm

No to team orders, i've never liked them, and it's good to have team mates racing even if it sometimes ends in tears...

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In regards to Lewis, his lucky win reminds me of Jacques Villeneuve, most of Villeneuve's 1997 wins came not from him being the fastest, but by simply inheriting 1st place after everyone else hit trouble.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:22 pm

I'm kind of so so on team orders, in situations such as those we saw yesterday they definitely make sense. You could see them both taking more and more risks that a crash was almost certain to happen at some point and because of it they lost 22 points for the team. Likewise if the drivers are on completely different strategies then it makes sense to not hold each other up too much. Towards the end of the season if only one of your drivers is contention for the WDC then it's understandable as well.

If it's just to needlessly switch a driver round for not much gains then no, I say let them race. More fun for us at least.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Green Gecko » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:47 pm

I don't even follow f1 but had this on my smart speaker to test that out (DB radio seems to have been recently added to google home) while doing some woodwork and it sounded strawberry floating mental towards the end of the race. The guy crashing behind the safety car not even at full speed, what a balls up.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Tue May 01, 2018 7:47 am

Green Gecko wrote:The guy crashing behind the safety car not even at full speed, what a balls up.


The guy who did that used to be known as the first lap nutcase.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:20 am

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/over ... n-1032355/

From 2019 the front wings will be simpler and the DRS slot will be larger to try and improve overtaking. I've always thought the current DRS was one thing that didn't need changing actually, it puts the driver in contention for a move (if powered by the same engine, some still get passed easily on the straights with DRS) but they have to get it completed themselves. Making it more powerful could make it a little comical, hopefully not though.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Tue May 01, 2018 2:21 pm

The DRS worked well at Baku, i think the overtaking issue at the moment is down to some of the circuits having poor layouts which can sometimes discourage passing.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue May 01, 2018 4:11 pm

24 years ago today we lost Ayrton Senna & the day before Roland Ratzenburger

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Tue May 01, 2018 6:45 pm

floydfreak wrote:24 years ago today we lost Ayrton Senna & the day before Roland Ratzenburger


Yep, i saw the Senna crash live on TV.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue May 01, 2018 7:03 pm

Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:24 years ago today we lost Ayrton Senna & the day before Roland Ratzenburger


Yep, i saw the Senna crash live on TV.


so did i was 8 years old was the first F1 Race i watched

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Tue May 01, 2018 7:07 pm

floydfreak wrote:so did i was 8 years old was the first F1 Race i watched


First full race i watched was the 1991 Brazilian GP, though before that i did see the end of Australia 1990, and i did see the Suzuka 1990 start crash.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by K » Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 am

I saw Senna's crash live but I was too young to remember it. I was born in 1992 but as far as I know I've just kinda always watched F1.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermi-Claus » Thu May 03, 2018 8:56 am

I remember watching the '92 British GP, it's a very rare and a very special thing to see so much support aimed at a single driver.



Mansell mania peaked that day, and it was a level of fandom that has since only been seen at Hockenheim in 1995, and on the odd occasion when a Ferrari wins at Monza.

Lewis may be the most successful british driver now, but he's never gathered the kind of support that 'our Nige' had.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Advent7 » Thu May 03, 2018 9:03 am

I don't know, he gets the entire out straight packed and crowd surfs for about 10 minutes.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by False » Thu May 03, 2018 1:18 pm

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:09 pm

K wrote:I saw Senna's crash live but I was too young to remember it. I was born in 1992 but as far as I know I've just kinda always watched F1.


I was born in 1992 as well so I'd have been about 2 months when Senna and Ratzenburger sadly died, didn't start watching F1 until 2009 and I've been hooked since :lol:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ruud Gullit Sitting On A Shed » Thu May 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:I was born in 1992 as well so I'd have been about 2 months when Senna and Ratzenburger sadly died, didn't start watching F1 until 2009 and I've been hooked since :lol:

You didn't age for 2 years? :shock: :o

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Rob-Ho-Ho-92 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:47 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:I was born in 1992 as well so I'd have been about 2 months when Senna and Ratzenburger sadly died, didn't start watching F1 until 2009 and I've been hooked since :lol:

You didn't age for 2 years? :shock: :o


Oops.... :oops: I meant years, just testing you all! :D

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Thu May 03, 2018 9:42 pm

just read that they are trying to do a race in Miami next year.


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