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F1 In General / Re: The 2017 Season
« Last post by Chrill on March 02, 2017, 02:32:40 PM »
Hammy being nice to other drivers? I am sure this is #fakenews.
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F1 In General / Re: Cars of 2017
« Last post by Chrill on March 02, 2017, 02:32:09 PM »
Yes. I've come around to it. It's great on track.
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F1 In General / Re: Cars of 2017
« Last post by Penfold on March 02, 2017, 01:39:32 PM »
... but it's SHINY!  What's not to love!
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F1 In General / Re: The 2017 Season
« Last post by Penfold on March 02, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »
Some words of comfort for Stroll from a certain Mr. L. Hamilton: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/03/02/hamilton-defends-stroll-its-not-an-easy-car-to-drive/
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F1 In General / Re: Formula E
« Last post by Penfold on March 02, 2017, 01:29:53 PM »
I've watched a few races (not avidly, but they've been on the TV whilst I've been in the room) and I don't have an issue with the car-swapping so a non-stop race won't by default be an improvement; what I'd rather they focussed on is making the cars quicker.  So yes for the new aero and weight shaving, and yes for beefier batteries, but for me these gains should be seen as a means of increasing the agility and speed of the cars rather than increasing their range just for the sake of it.
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F1 In General / Re: Formula E
« Last post by Chrill on March 01, 2017, 04:29:26 PM »
See! That's what I said back in 2015. The sport will only improve as technology improves.
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F1 In General / Re: The 2017 Season
« Last post by Chrill on March 01, 2017, 04:28:09 PM »
Lance Stroll is off again. In two days, he has crashed three times. You know what, in pretty much one day he has crashed 3 times. This is embarassing. He was off after only a few laps on his first day, and now just crashed for the second time today.

On a related note, hasstrollcrashedtoday.com is available. Perhaps buy it and redirect to here, Matt?
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F1 In General / Re: The 2017 Season
« Last post by Penfold on March 01, 2017, 12:29:09 PM »
Fair reading of current state of play.  Still expect it to be Merc, Red Bull, and then Ferrari once the season gets going, but with much tighter bunching than in recent years.  Also expect McLaren (Honda) to pull it together and haul themselves well into the 'best of the rest' battle.
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F1 In General / Re: Formula E
« Last post by Penfold on March 01, 2017, 12:22:07 PM »
Formula E gets a new chassis supplier from 2018 season.  More efficient aero, reduced weight courtesy of fancy materials, and a bulked-up battery will, it is hoped, allow cars to run for 45 minutes and so eliminate mid-race car swaps: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128081
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F1 In General / Re: The 2017 Season
« Last post by Chrill on March 01, 2017, 12:17:23 PM »
I like lists. So far, after 2.5 days of testing, this is how I rate all the teams. THE LIST MAY CONTAIN SURPRISES

1. Ferrari (yup)
2. Mercedes (quite)
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3. Red Bull
4. Williams (yeah)
5. Toro Rosso
6. Renault
7. Force India
8. McLaren
9. Haas
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10. Sauber

I think Williams are looking pretty good, I think Sauber is in quite big trouble (Ericsson says he is happy, but I watched a video interview with Swedish broadcaster Viasat and his body expression claim that something is badly wrong).

The words coming out are that the Ferrari and Mercedes teams are in a league of their own. The Ferrari is apparently crazy stable through mid/high-speed corners. So is the Mercedes, perhaps not quite as well as the Italian car but far superior to the rest.

Red Bull are running a fairly naked car in terms of advanced aerodynamic solutions so they may well catch up by Australia. Williams are looking OK so far, although their car also appears a bit naked.

I am so far very disappointed with McLaren, who are already using their 3rd engine this week. It's not looking reliable, and so they cannot focus on setting the car up. I fully expect my ratings to change by test 2 and still prove inaccurate come Australia.

Quote from: Gary Anderson, Autosport
I know the Mercedes has broken into the 1m19s bracket on super-softs, but watching at the fast Turn 9 right-hander the Ferrari doing 1m21s on mediums still looks the most impressive car to me. It just looks so stable and consistent.
- Gary Anderson
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