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  2. jgonzalesm6

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    Im not sure if I should add a link about the weather LOL :)
     
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    Pretty sure we can guess that one, lolol
     
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    Oh yes LOL :)
     
  8. Ferraripilot

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    Looks like the Las Vegas desert.


    Kimi is so good at this track!
     
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing! Seeing the medical car and the pace car is interesting. I cannot fathom the shipping costs F1 must have a year.
     
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    F1-bosses are considering introduction of a short qualifying race on Saturday to determine the grid.

    If it goes according to the plans of the new F1 bosses, then in addition to the normal qualifying could also determine an additional qualifying race on Saturday, the starting grid. But the new format is not fixed yet.

    Qualifying sprint race without limits

    For Liberty is important: The qualifying race would take place on Saturday at prime time. Just before the football matches in the European leagues. There would be no fuel or tire limits in a 100-kilometer sprint. With the aim of giving the drivers full throttle from the first to the last lap. This is especially intended to attract young people.


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    I think this would be more interesting than "Knock out Qualifying" The big question is how would they set the grid for the sprint? If they base it off practice times everyone would be doing qualifying run in practice, then the race would be a boring preview to the race as nobody will be passing. If they reverse the grid I can see the top teams will just sandbag through practice to get at the front of the sprint grid.
     
  13. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    Racing flat out all the way ? no conserving fuel/engines/tires? Anyhow would still be boring at a lot of circuits ...cant overtake.

    Not to mention the DANGER.:rolleyes:

    Also the cost factor ,must cost more to do a race than a FP3?

    They need to sort out the car first ,much less aero etc ..instead of fiddling around.
     
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    Mercedes is saying they are worried about the "very fast" Ferrari's

    Translation: We may have to use party mode more this race.
     
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    pointless initiative. A "normal" qualifying on Saturday determines the grid for the sprint race which in turn determines the grid for Sunday. In F1 performance is too staggered for the Saturday race being different from Sunday. And why would someone go "all out" on Saturday in a heated race if the risk is so immense to drop back to last for Sunday in a series where overtaking is difficult?

    I think Liberty is making noise to show they are thinking out of the box and are open to break with tradition.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the pics; really interesting to get all the "behind the scenes" stuff.

    As to a Sat "sprint" I wonder if Liberty will then give all the teams/drivers a) extra money b) extra tyres and c) extra engines/gearboxes etc etc to go with the added use?

    Personally I think Liberty should stop "thinking outside the box" and get back to basics. The last race was so boring. Here in the UK David Coultard who was commentating said at about 2/3 distance something along the lines of " Well barring any mechanical failures that should be the finishing positions" Which is just dire!

    Liberty should be sort the overtaking out not messing about with format changes. We all know how well that worked last time!!! So lest make rule changes that mean the cars are far less reliant on a smooth air flow to achieve performance, and limiting wind tunnel testing etc. isn't going to do it given the power of CFD these days, nor limiting processor use!

    They should limit the number of aerofoil appendages any car can have. A few on the front, a few on the mid body and a few on the rear!

    Looking at online images, I can see over 14 on the front "wing" of the Scud alone. So its no wonder the cars cant get close enough for overtake.

    keep the pics coming though
     
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    That's sad but true.

    And yes, the aero contraptions are ridiculous, the halo is ridiculous, the regulations are ridiculous, and the formula is stupid. Other than that, a great era for F1.
     
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    I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday. Really looking forward to it.


    BTW, the weather forecast indicates the heat is less than normal in this time of the year
     
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    Great shots!
     

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