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2014 Specs - which drivers are best suited for them


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#1 Frank Grimes

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 15:07

It looks to me that the 2014 cars will be heavier, torquier, and have less rear downforce. I think Vettel will do just fine with any kind of car, but I am curious which drivers will comparatively suffer or benefit from the change in specs?

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#2 gruntguru

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 00:17

Heavier, torquier and less DF - to me sounds easier to drive. If so you would expect differences between drivers to close a little. A driver like Button who irons out some of the peakiness, may lose some of the advantage he gains from "nursing" the package.

#3 ViMaMo

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 15:37

Might just be a pointless discussion (apologies) like the other debates from previous years "who will benefit from v8s" "who will benefit from slicks" etc

#4 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 21:10

There may be some gentle tilts in the teammate battles, but I don't see any great change in the driving order. They aren't suddenly switching to the NASCAR rules package or anything.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:26

It might be fun to watch the F1 circus do their thing in NASCARs. Probably be more entertaining that what we have in place.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:30

It might be fun to watch the F1 circus do their thing in NASCARs. Probably be more entertaining that what we have in place.

. . . . in either series.

#7 desmo

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:53

Absolutely, yes. F1s at Dover. Hoo boy.

#8 betafan

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 16:43

Heavier, torquier and less DF - to me sounds easier to drive. If so you would expect differences between drivers to close a little. A driver like Button who irons out some of the peakiness, may lose some of the advantage he gains from "nursing" the package.


I don't know, Jenson is famous for being very smooth with the throttle like Kimi. I would say those who save the tires well this year might be even stronger next year. Of course it depends on what cues they rely when modulating the throttle and if they are able to adapt their brains to the noise and torque of turbo with lots of ERS. I can imagine Buemi's & Davidson's experience should be very valuable to their teams.