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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Gandalf » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 am

Neville Bartos wrote:
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Just out of interest I've taken a look at the Monaco circuit to see if it's possible. The only place I think something could be done is Casino Square.
Instead of driving to the left of the roundabout, those taking the penalty would have to drive to the right of it. Maybe adding a chicane and a 90 degree bend in the penalty lane to slow them down a bit more. And also a safe exit would be required, with a white line that cannot be crossed, much like the pit exit.

It certainly wouldn't add on five seconds - but would it need to? Five seconds is just a round number that has been applied to all the races. But it doesn't have to be that.
And anyway, one penalty could be two or more trips through the penalty lane.

So I think it could work.

Casino.jpg
A great idea, mate. I guess the reduced pace would negate having the inside line heading into Mirabeau.

Check out the video at 5:25

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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:15 am

After a hearing, Hamilton keeps his win in Canada .. There has been 2 other instances on the same action in F1... It's bizarre that Ferrari act this way, even though they feel foul of such occurrence over their rivals? :shock:
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Neville Bartos » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:48 am

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After a hearing, Hamilton keeps his win in Canada .. There has been 2 other instances on the same action in F1... It's bizarre that Ferrari act this way, even though they feel foul of such occurrence over their rivals? :shock:
It is weird. I think almost everyone who thought the penalty was wrong were thinking in terms of the spirit of the competition. To the letter of the law that penalty was pretty unarguable.
I don't see how Ferrari thought they could get it reversed.

As for people suggesting the FIA are favouring Mercedes. I guess they've all forgotten Ferrari occupied that position for 20 odd years.

Anyway, Bottas flying in p3. Vettel getting his seat changed.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:39 pm

Hamilton on Pole, Bottas 2nd, with Charles 3rd....

Both McLaren's doing well 5th and 6th and Vettel 7th...
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by ToneLoc » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:58 pm

Paul Ricard.
Another previously great circuit reduced to a grotesque, featureless go kart track with half-empty grandstands miles away from the track.
The cars are an eyesore and the engines sound like HGVs.

Altogether, a sorry spectacle compared to a sport that I followed so passionately in the late 80s and early 90s.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Gandalf » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:55 pm

Not a classic by any stretch of the imagination.
But what a masterclass from Lewis though. Bottas seemed to have the better of him all weekend up until Q3. But as he seems to do so often Lewis delivers when he needs to and put it on pole.
Then in the race he left everyone standing. His side of the garage just seem to be unbeatable right now - despite what Bottas might say.

At the other end Kubica finally managed to beat Russell. But I feel it's too little too late. I'm just wondering who will be first to lose their seat - Kubica or Gasly. I can't see either of them making it to the end of the season.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Noni » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:43 pm

Gandalf wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Not a classic by any stretch of the imagination.
But what a masterclass from Lewis though. Bottas seemed to have the better of him all weekend up until Q3. But as he seems to do so often Lewis delivers when he needs to and put it on pole.
Then in the race he left everyone standing. His side of the garage just seem to be unbeatable right now - despite what Bottas might say.

At the other end Kubica finally managed to beat Russell. But I feel it's too little too late. I'm just wondering who will be first to lose their seat - Kubica or Gasly. I can't see either of them making it to the end of the season.
Some people already are calling this a boring F1...As Hamilton pointed out, don't blame the drivers, but the FIA and regulations on the rules.

This could be what seems a very good walk over in Hamilton's F1 career. No Bottas or Vettel to challenge. Austria and then Silverstone, Hamilton's favourite tracks.
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by mkhammer » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:41 am

Good to see Mclaren picking the pace up...So sorry for Norris had a great race along with Saintz,
lost 3 places last lap...Hydraulics...
Be interesting if Alonso was still in one....

Williams going nowhere fast...least they're finishing....

Leclerc is simply faster than Vettel...need to make him No 1....or at least equal,cos if Gasley
gets his act together...RB will be pushing for the 2nd spot.

Not much else to say...one of the less exciting ones.....
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Re: F1, 2019

Post by Neville Bartos » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 pm

Looking forward to the Austrian GP.
Always thought the Red Bull Ring was a terrific little track with some good overtaking spots -- turns 1, 2, 3 and 7.
Hopefully it'll be a little bit more even between the Mercs and Ferraris, since the track has a good mixture of high and low speed corners added to a couple of big straights.
Gotta fancy Hamilton again though. Even in Canada where Ferrari should've made hay he was stuck up Vettel's chuff most of the race.

The F1 2019 game is also out this week, so I might give that a goosey too over the weekend.
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Re: F1, 2019

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