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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Gandalf » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:37 pm

Neville Bartos wrote:
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Noni wrote:
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Formula 1 is set to change its scoring system this year by giving a point to the driver who sets the fastest lap in a grand prix. Could make it interesting!... An extra 20 points on offer.
I've always thought there should be a bonus point for pole too.
No.
The reason being, the Championship could be decided at the end of qualifying. That would be a bit of an anticlimax.

But a point for the fastest lap could spice things up at the end of the race.
I was skeptical when I first heard the proposal, but now I'm warming to the idea.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:48 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Neville Bartos wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:04 pm


I've always thought there should be a bonus point for pole too.
No.
The reason being, the Championship could be decided at the end of qualifying. That would be a bit of an anticlimax.

But a point for the fastest lap could spice things up at the end of the race.
I was skeptical when I first heard the proposal, but now I'm warming to the idea.
I agree Gandalf, in other formula's it works, but not in F1 as it's regulated to allow the top teams to win. Indy car is a good example of points for pole, and it works. Generally anyone can win in that formula, which makes the sport interesting.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm

I'm hoping Ferrari battle away the points here and if Charles out performs Seb this season, it can only allow Hamilton to stretch the lead.

I expect Bottas to do better this year and hope he retains his seat for next year, though Ocon is a question mark and hoping he returns to F!. Am quite a huge fan of his. :)
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Gandalf » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 pm

Noni wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm
I'm hoping Ferrari battle away the points here and if Charles out performs Seb this season, it can only allow Hamilton to stretch the lead.

I expect Bottas to do better this year and hope he retains his seat for next year, though Ocon is a question mark and hoping he returns to F!. Am quite a huge fan of his. :)
Ocon will have a drive next year, you can be sure of that. And Bottas knows it! ;)

But that inter-team battle at Ferrari could get rather entertaining. Especially if Charles hits the ground running! :D
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Gandalf » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:44 pm

Noni wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Gandalf wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:37 pm


No.
The reason being, the Championship could be decided at the end of qualifying. That would be a bit of an anticlimax.

But a point for the fastest lap could spice things up at the end of the race.
I was skeptical when I first heard the proposal, but now I'm warming to the idea.
I agree Gandalf, in other formula's it works, but not in F1 as it's regulated to allow the top teams to win. Indy car is a good example of points for pole, and it works. Generally anyone can win in that formula, which makes the sport interesting.

https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/21920
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:01 pm

People I'm supporting this year

Hamilton
Kimi Raikkonen
Charles Leclerc
Daniel Ricciardo
Lando Norris
George Russell.


I want Vettel to struggle :D

The others are OK after that! ;)
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:37 pm

RIP Charley Whiting, only 66 years of age. :(
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Gandalf » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Noni wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:37 pm
RIP Charley Whiting, only 66 years of age. :(
I think we were all shocked at that.
That is going to leave a big hole in the sport. You can replace the Race Director but you cannot replace the man.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Neville Bartos » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:04 pm

Well, well, well, everyone and his dog had Ferrari as the team to beat. Hamilton .7 quicker than the best Ferrari.
Then again the Mercs always seem quick in Melbourne, but even so that's a big gap.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by BillyDWhizz » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:45 pm

Neville Bartos wrote:
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Well, well, well, everyone and his dog had Ferrari as the team to beat. Hamilton .7 quicker than the best Ferrari.
Then again the Mercs always seem quick in Melbourne, but even so that's a big gap.
If it was just Hamilton I would have put it down to him being able to wring the neck of his car better than anyone else but with Bottas being over half a second faster as well, I suspect Mercedes of playing possum a little bit.

Pleased to see Haas qualifying well, I think they'll continue to improve this season and I'm pretty hopeful they'll podium at least a couple of times this season.
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