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#3401 kenkip

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 22:58

Question,during driver interviews with the press,I have noticed thier press officers hold a recorder to record what their driver is saying.Is this to ensure that the driver is not misquoted?

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#3402 flatlander48

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 23:21

Perhaps, but they also need content for web pages and social media...

#3403 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 00:14

Is Drs deactivation now deactivated by a button instead of brakes? Was watching Lewis's pole lap and before he braked for the final chicane he hit a button to shut DRS

#3404 SpartanChas

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:23

The driver can deactivate it by pressing the button, braking or lifting off the throttle.

#3405 Pete_f1

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:37

Whats this 'problem' with a charity gig at McLaren I keep hearing references to? 



#3406 kapow

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 22:02

When did they stop letting the guy waving the chequered flag stand on the track?

Edited by kapow, 12 June 2015 - 22:02.


#3407 RedBaron

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 13:21

Can teams swap engines mid season. Forget contracts which would obviously thwart it, if a team wanted to would the rules allow it?



#3408 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 14:44

Can teams swap engines mid season. Forget contracts which would obviously thwart it, if a team wanted to would the rules allow it?

I can not think of any reason why that couldn't happen in theory, but they couldn't do it due to all the Resource Restrictions.... ;) <<------ But don't take that as gospel! :blush:



#3409 SR388

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 14:59

Outside of the simulator how do F1 drivers practice between races? Can they go turn some laps in last year's car, or maybe a gp2 car?

I figure the answer is they just use the simulator but it couldn't hurt to ask.

#3410 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 16:12

You could test anything you're allowed to test in. So GP2(and F3) testing is extremely limited. But if you wanted to use up an Indycar team's test allotment at COTA, go for it.



#3411 Beamer

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 16:15

Outside of the simulator how do F1 drivers practice between races? Can they go turn some laps in last year's car, or maybe a gp2 car?

I figure the answer is they just use the simulator but it couldn't hurt to ask.


Ether simulator or a 2 year old f1 car. Or go Karting.

#3412 SR388

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 18:35

Ether simulator or a 2 year old f1 car. Or go Karting.


Do they ever tend to do this? Or is the simulator just fine? I never really hear much about a driver just going round and practicing on an old car.

#3413 flatlander48

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 18:43

There wouldn't be much point in using a 2 year old car. In this case it would be an NA 2.4L V-8. There would be no comparison with today's turbo V-6 hybrids.

#3414 Kalmake

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 19:19

Do they ever tend to do this? Or is the simulator just fine? I never really hear much about a driver just going round and practicing on an old car.

It's rare. Schumi trained in a GP2 car before his return. Silvestro drove a two year old Sauber last year.



#3415 flsp

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 22:02

When did they stop letting the guy waving the chequered flag stand on the track?


The last track to do it was Monza, way after anywhere else, until the early 2000s. I remember a commentator saying that it had already been forbidden in the FIA rule book for years. The last occasion was for a Ferrari Schumacher/Barrichello 1-2 (or the other way around?) where they buzzed the guy.

#3416 maximilian

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 16:39

Sorry if this was possibly stupidly asked before, but I always wondered why ovals racing doesn't seem to want to use figure-8 tracks (WITH a bridge, of course) - wouldn't it be pretty interesting?


Edited by maximilian, 29 July 2015 - 16:56.


#3417 BlinkyMcSquinty

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 20:02

Sorry if this was possibly stupidly asked before, but I always wondered why ovals racing doesn't seem to want to use figure-8 tracks (WITH a bridge, of course) - wouldn't it be pretty interesting?

 

Oval racing has it's history and connection with scores of little oval tracks around the nation. Those little local tracks are the starting point and bedrock for all oval racing. So when it gets to the big time, you don't change the basic essence of oval racing by throwing in gimmicks. Go fast, turn left.

 

Just because big buck tracks can build in whatever feature they wish, you're not going to see Formula One at Silverstone have to negotiate the Sippy Hole.

 

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#3418 Cozzie

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 20:10

Here's one for you

 

How the fcuk are these 'changes' supposed to make for better racing? http://www.autosport...t.php/id/120150

As far as I am concerned that making turn 11 slightly more acute is hardly going to influence the quality of racing on that POS circuit



#3419 Risil

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 20:19

Here's one for you
 
How the fcuk are these 'changes' supposed to make for better racing? http://www.autosport...t.php/id/120150
As far as I am concerned that making turn 11 slightly more acute is hardly going to influence the quality of racing on that POS circuit

 
By the looks of the quote from the GP promoters' deputy chairman, it's the result of development in that part of the city. A bit like how the Monte Carlo layout changed after new buildings were put up at the tunnel, Rascasse and Swimming Pool.
 

"It's a win-win situation that the development of the new arts, culture and lifestyle precinct will provide an upgraded experience, but also potentially make for closer racing at this year's Singapore Grand Prix," said deputy chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd Colin Syn.


Edited by Risil, 29 July 2015 - 20:19.


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#3420 flatlander48

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 22:32

Be thankful there is still a course. Development killed the CART race in downtown Detroit and forced the move to Belle Isle.

#3421 BlinkyMcSquinty

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 00:22

Here's one for you

 

How the fcuk are these 'changes' supposed to make for better racing? http://www.autosport...t.php/id/120150

As far as I am concerned that making turn 11 slightly more acute is hardly going to influence the quality of racing on that POS circuit

 

Do you believe that the track promoters and local politicians will say "we changed the track to accommodate new construction, and it has turned that section of the track into a POS"? Of course not, this is where the spin doctors make their money, and attempt to put a silver lining on a dark cloud. Not everything stated to the press is honest.



#3422 BillBald

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:36

Do you believe that the track promoters and local politicians will say "we changed the track to accommodate new construction, and it has turned that section of the track into a POS"? Of course not, this is where the spin doctors make their money, and attempt to put a silver lining on a dark cloud. Not everything stated to the press is honest.

 

Those guys have nothing on Sky when it comes to amazing cheek.

 

Recently Sky dropped one of their 2 Arts channels (obviously to save money) and announced it as an upgrade "one super Arts channel replaces the existing 2 channels".



#3423 ViMaMo

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:20

What was the largest gap from pole sitter to second place ever in F1? And also in the past 20 years (please   ;) ) ?

Who has the most poles in a grand prix (guessing its MS at Suzuka?)


Edited by ViMaMo, 30 July 2015 - 03:23.


#3424 E.B.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:54

Ickx was about 10 seconds clear of everyone else at the Nurburgring in 1968, so that would be a good contender, but check out other races from there and places like Spa and Pescara.

Senna almost always seemed to be on pole at Imola.

#3425 ViMaMo

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:53

Senna had 8 poles in Imola

Schumacher had 8 poles in Suzuka 

 

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