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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat May 19, 2018 10:56 am

^^^ Ferrari's wing mirror mountings on the halo have been outlawed. It's still legal to mount them there but the fancy wings which just happen to stop the mirrors wobbling are no more.

They have also been required to 'explain' an aspect of their engine to the FIA.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri May 25, 2018 7:41 am

Monaco this weekend. The one race of the season where I only watch the highlights. :thdn:
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Fri May 25, 2018 7:55 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Monaco this weekend. The one race of the season where I only watch the highlights. :thdn:

Yes, we all know why it is on the schedule but it is a terrible race. They could make it a time trial or fastest pit stop, but do something with it. Pointless as a race.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri May 25, 2018 12:57 pm

^^^^
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Yep.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Row X on Fri May 25, 2018 1:21 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Monaco this weekend. The one race of the season where I only watch the highlights. :thdn:


wolf359 wrote:Yes, we all know why it is on the schedule but it is a terrible race. They could make it a time trial or fastest pit stop, but do something with it. Pointless as a race.


It's only worth watching if it rains.... this should be the one circuit that they use sprinklers on every year.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sun May 27, 2018 8:23 am

I love the history and sense of occasion that Monaco has, but as a race it is dull, boring and possibly the worst of the F1 calendar.
Christian Horner clearly not happy with max yesterday. Another cock up from the young maverick that's cost Red Bull a 1-2 .

Any chance of rain in the principality today!!!
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun May 27, 2018 8:48 am

As much as Monaco is a procession and dull racing, it is watchable because of the incredible talent of driving such a machine through tiny streets inches from barriers.

I know it is a ridiculous comparison, but I can set mega laps on any circuit on my F1 game after plenty of practice, nailing corners on the limit etc, but at Monaco I'm useless. I've never come close to a clean lap always hitting barriers.

It's like a boss level x 2
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Sun May 27, 2018 1:23 pm

Rain in the air at Monaco, should make it a bit more interesting if it remains.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby White Goodman on Sun May 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Lance Stroll is an utter embarrassment .

This is what happens when Daddy buys your seat for you.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sun May 27, 2018 4:12 pm

It says a lot about F1 in general and even more about Monaco in particular that a car with two hundred horsepower more than the car in front can't get past.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby White Goodman on Sun May 27, 2018 4:57 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:It says a lot about F1 in general and even more about Monaco in particular that a car with two hundred horsepower more than the car in front can't get past.


Much better off watching Moto GP.

Regret wasting 2 hours watching that borefest
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:34 am

Other than the first lap, yet another boring race. At least Max got on the podium though. I wonder if the penny has finally dropped with him?
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:01 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Other than the first lap, yet another boring race. At least Max got on the podium though. I wonder if the penny has finally dropped with him?


Race was worse than the Monaco one, yes it is a close race for the title but as a spectacle F1 is in a bad place. Race needed a safety care in the latter portion desperately.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:14 pm

Carnage at the start of the French F1 - Vettel takes damage but Lewis is clear at the front. Safety car.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby York Ham(mer) on Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:40 pm

Five-second time penalty for Vettel as a result of that collision.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:41 pm

York Ham(mer) wrote:Five-second time penalty for Vettel as a result of that collision.

But still got the better of it - Bottas not at fault and came off worse. German is moving well here sadly. Lewis clear out front still though, rain could happen (60% chance apparently).

I need more screens - Cricket, Football and F1 all at the same time.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Lewis controls from start to finish, Vettel gets lucky as usual and finishes 5th. Lewis takes control in the championship - on to next week (3 races in 3 weeks for the 1st time this year)
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:52 pm

Max wins a good race. Ferrari take 2nd and third, terrible day for Mercedes failed both tactically and mechanically. My only surprise is that they let Kimi keep second.

Back to one point in it.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:06 pm

Given that it's an open secret Kimi is being replaced by Leclerc next season, I think Ferrari's management knew the response they'd get if they told him to let goldenbollocks past.
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Re: Formula 1 2018

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:31 pm

More than likely that the mechanical problem with Hamilton's Mercedes would have done for him however the race panned out but yet again Mercedes tactics are trumped by the rest. They are not very good at thinking on their feet and time and time again are left behind when it comes to safety car pit stops. From the moment they left Lewis out there while everyone else pitted, the goose was cooked.
Hopefully Silverstone will be better. However, even though I was disappointed with the result, it was a decent race to watch.
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