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  1. jgonzalesm6

    jgonzalesm6 F1 World Champ
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    I do remember the FIA putting kerbs ON TOP OF sensor wires to monitor track limits....like overnight.

    Simple
     
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  3. DF1

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    They have the tech and power to do this. This is an easy improvement to the F1 series.
     
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  4. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    As usual, Mercedes were 'smarter' .
     
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  5. DF1

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    That is why Horner has been so quiet. Track limits etc not the issue for him. Its what Mercedes forced them into terms of strategy picture in the race. RedBull did not appear to be 'ready' for that or to actually win.
     
  6. stever

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    There seems to be something going on in a driver's head that 'makes' them go off course; Martin Brundle was heard to say, more/less 'the track is such that you are almost forced to go off track there'. Huh?
     
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  8. Mitch Alsup

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    Both of the above are exaggerations:

    Lewis put on a superlative drive that came up a bit better than expected.
    Max put on a superlative drive that came up a bit worse than expected.
    We were all treated to a great battle.
     
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    Max knows how to play that (remember the move on Charles at the Red Bull Ring in 2019?)

    Why is Red Bull’s pit strategy not being discussed as part of the problem for Max? I thought they were completely out-foxed.
     
  10. jgonzalesm6

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    So Bottas got the fastest lap and an extra point....right? So exceeding track limits to get that fastest lap and extra point at T4 counts then???:rolleyes:

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    They should put a shallow gutter full of water just outside the curb.
     
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  13. NeuroBeaker

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    Or a sand trap. That'd punish their tires for more corners than a little water.

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
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    A 2m wide strip of artificial grass beyond the kerb could be fitted very cheaply.

    It would offer hardly any grip and wouldn't so inviting to the drivers.

    At the moment, the tarmac surface in the runoff areas is too much of a temptation.
     
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  15. Bas

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    It was, but apparently irrelevant.
     
  16. Bas

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    Madness.

    What did Toto say? "once the other teams see what we've got on our car they all want it"? It's a bought and paid for Stewards team isn't it :p:p
     
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    And add 2s per lap per infraction for any reason. Running off would become counterproductive very quickly.
     
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  18. william

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    I wouldn't like to see time penalties applied to the results at the end of the race.

    But here is a solution the FIA could examine:

    "This year Moto GP added extra loops to each of its tracks which riders must use when instructed by the stewards. These 'long lap penalties' add several seconds to a lap and are a useful way for the stewards to impose a minor penalty which might cost the rider a single position."
     
  19. Dino2010

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    Who is Martin Brundle?
     
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  21. Dino2010

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    Ever heard about cynicism? :D
     
  22. stever

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    Who is Martin Brundle? <sarcasm>
     
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    A Brit who drove everything but the transporter and was a very good driver in the sports car world. He's very knowledgeable, but sometimes can be annoying.
     
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    He also had some rather awkward moments with some celebrities during his pitwalk.
     
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    And set it up with a sprinkler system so that they can wet the area before the start of the race... LOL.
     
  26. jgonzalesm6

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    MERCEDES: GPS comparison shows that Mercedes lost time against Red Bull in Turn 2, 5, 6 and 10. So mainly in fast corners. And at the end of the straights. The Mercedes engine goes into "charging mode" earlier than the Honda engine. Last year it was the other way round.

    How long will it take Mercedes to catch up with Red Bull in terms of speed? It will take at least a month, according to Mercedes engineers.
    Then the first upgrade will arrive. A direct comparison with Red Bull will show whether it will be the only upgrade for 2021.
     
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  27. Bas

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    With GPS all over these cars, a very simple approach could be had: If a driver leaves the track and gains time, immediately a message will show up on it's steering wheel, our TV's AND a specific sequence of lights (perhaps blue light flashing or whatever from the rain light and those rear wing lights) to warn the driver behind: The driver then must lift of the throttle for 5 seconds.

    This is used in some sim racing. If you time the penalty correctly and lift off early before a very slow corner, you lose maybe half a second (as you can get on the brakes so much later).

    It could be implemented incredibly easily.

    Much prefer a proper bit of gravel or whatever of course.
     
  28. simpen

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    Unpopular opinion: redraw the track for F1 races. Apparently, the lay-out allows F1 cars to go faster using slightly different lines. If you can't beat them, join them. Let them race (and overtake!) there as well, instead of giving time penalties. Alternatively, a banana peel could spawn in front of them
     
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