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#4351 Anja

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:14

Teams with more resources and stronger staff are able to be more consistent and stay at least near the top in most races. Smaller teams are prone to bigger fluctuations of form - sometimes able to challenge for the wins and podiums, but falling further down in other races. 


Edited by Anja, 17 August 2018 - 12:17.


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#4352 Youichi

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:43

In IndyCar, do you need a top car to win or are the cars close enough that any team/driver could win any given race? 

 

Nearly any car can win, when it goes full IndyCar.

 

But it reality if you want to regularly win races/championships, you need to be in the top 2/3 teams. Penske/Ganassi/Andretti.



#4353 Calorus

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:50

Nearly any car can win, when it goes full IndyCar.

 

But it reality if you want to regularly win races/championships, you need to be in the top 2/3 teams. Penske/Ganassi/Andretti.

 

Never go "Full Indycar".



#4354 Kalmake

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 13:45

They are not all the same car, there are two different engines.

 

My SQ: Is there a limit to how many cars an Indycar team can run?



#4355 HistoryFan

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:56

no



#4356 Lights

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 18:43

Why was Heidfeld sacked by Lotus in 2011 mid-season for Senna?



#4357 f1paul

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 18:48

Why was Heidfeld sacked by Lotus in 2011 mid-season for Senna?

From everyone's friend Wikipedia

 

 

The team cited Heidfeld's failure to deliver speed to take on the role of a strong leader as the reason for his dismissal, rather than financial reasons.[90] Renault indicated that they wished for Senna to race for the rest of the season, but "legal issues" threatened Senna's contract with the team. On 2 September, Renault confirmed that Heidfeld's contract had been legally terminated and Senna would drive alongside Vitaly Petrov for the remainder of the season.



#4358 Lights

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 18:51

From everyone's friend Wikipedia

 

Thanks.

 

But really, that's just bull. His results were fine, whilst Senna wasn't delivering at all afterwards, to the extent that Lotus almost lost 5th in the WCC to Force India.

 

Sounds shady, especially to go through possible legal issues just to make that change happen. So why did they?

 

Ironically, they were even teammates in Formula E later and Heidfeld was better there as well.


Edited by Lights, 11 September 2018 - 18:53.


#4359 HistoryFan

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 13:23

I have heard that the first black nascar winner was disqualified because of his skin colour. Is that right?

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#4360 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 16:47

I have heard that the first black nascar winner was disqualified because of his skin colour. Is that right?

 

Not disqualified, but treated in a shameful way nevertheless: https://en.wikipedia...i/Wendell_Scott



#4361 w1Y

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 18:50

Whats bigger in the redneck community.

Nascar or Indy

#4362 Beri

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 12:21

Nascar. Just because.

How many turtle wax is being used each year by all the truckies, to keep their truck shining so bright, on the F1 paddock?

#4363 THEWALL

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 13:17

How much did Senna feel threatened by Schumacher?



#4364 Dolph

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 15:37

How can 3 countries be a country?

 

Is Scandinavia a country?

 

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK)[13] or Britain,[note 10] is a sovereign country

 

The United Kingdom consists of four countriesEnglandNorthern IrelandScotland, and Wales.

 

Northern Ireland (IrishTuaisceart Éireann [ˈt̪ˠuəʃcəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] (11px-Loudspeaker.svg.png listen);[8] Ulster-ScotsNorlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland,[9][10] variously described as a country, province or region.

 

Scandinavia[a] (/ˌskændɪˈnviə/ SKAN-dih-NAY-vee-ə) is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties.

 

 

Source: Wikipedia.



#4365 Beri

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 14:27

Same goes with the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). A region with 3 countries that can have similar trade deals with other countries.

#4366 beachdrifter

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 19:53

What's the point of drivers having to start the race on the tyres they did their best lap in Q2 with? 

 

The disadvantages are obvious: Fake "hot" laps that are aborted at the last moment (as we're seeing every weekend now). Drivers not even going for a lap because they prefer to start on the better tyre rather than having grid position. Drivers deliberately driving slowly. 

 

So what is that great benefit that outweighs all these disadvantages?



#4367 Bleu

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 20:02

I think the rulemakers wanted just something tactical for the qualifying. After in-race refuelling was banned, drivers were forced to start with the tyre used for best Q3 lap. But then many of the teams refused to drive in Q3 (the tail-end of Q3 runners, like those outside of Merc/Ferrari/RBR now) to have free choice so it was then shifted for Q2.

 

Don't see real benefit there though.



#4368 beachdrifter

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 20:12

I think the rulemakers wanted just something tactical for the qualifying. After in-race refuelling was banned, drivers were forced to start with the tyre used for best Q3 lap. But then many of the teams refused to drive in Q3 (the tail-end of Q3 runners, like those outside of Merc/Ferrari/RBR now) to have free choice so it was then shifted for Q2.

 

Don't see real benefit there though.

 

Thanks! Wouldn't it make for much better races if all had free choice of tyres? So there would be an element of surprise every time, teams putting up their real tyre at the last moment, teams not being able to plan for the tyre of their nearest competitors a day in advance, using a tyre that wasn't used at all in quali, but makes sense to start the race with - lots of possible variables and strategies, and of course people would always want the best grid position... what am I missing?


Edited by beachdrifter, 15 October 2018 - 20:14.


#4369 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 20:56

Thanks! Wouldn't it make for much better races if all had free choice of tyres? So there would be an element of surprise every time, teams putting up their real tyre at the last moment, teams not being able to plan for the tyre of their nearest competitors a day in advance, using a tyre that wasn't used at all in quali, but makes sense to start the race with - lots of possible variables and strategies, and of course people would always want the best grid position... what am I missing?

 

Competent F1 leadership. We all are.


Edited by KnucklesAgain, 15 October 2018 - 20:58.


#4370 Kalmake

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 21:29

Originally it was Q3 tires. It was changed to Q2 so that drivers could push in Q3 without worry about tyre damage.

 

The rule was introduced in the Bridgestone era. Both compounds were usually quite durable. They also had refuelling. Overcut was the key strategy to gain places. The fear was that everyone would start on harder compound and do one stop.

 

Free choice might introduce more a little more variety these days because there are 3 choices. Almost everyone would still avoid the softest one. Fastest clear track strategy is to use harder tyres when the car is heavier.



#4371 Izzyeviel

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 23:49

Could you have a GP in three countries? The talk of Benelux gave me an idea... you could have a street race around the streets of Schengen... and go into Luxembourg, Germany, France.

 

Just seems daft having their own grand prixs when they could just share...



#4372 Berke

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 17:26

Were there ever a formula 1 race held in a snowy weather?



#4373 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 18:13

I think there were a few little snowflakes in Montreal 78

#4374 Collombin

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 18:30

It snowed at Silverstone during the International Trophy in 1973.

#4375 beachdrifter

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 02:32

Would a real snow race be technically feasible (perhaps with some simple modifications)? 



#4376 scheivlak

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 11:48

It snowed at Silverstone during the International Trophy in 1973.

Indeed. Thread: https://forums.autos...-snow/?hl=+snow



#4377 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 10:35

Can you explain that, Jon?

 

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#4378 Kalmake

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 14:48

Would a real snow race be technically feasible (perhaps with some simple modifications)? 

Sure.

 

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#4379 jcbc3

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:46

This is my attempt to start a forum where posters can ask a seemingly self answering question to some but not so apparent to others.

Lets try this and keep it civil

This isn't an exercise to " Shoot fish in a Barrel"


Posts removed.

Please keep the opening post in mind.

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#4380 Jerem

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 12:30

I was wondering whether F1 stewards have forgotten about the existence of the black flag. So I have a few stupid questions about it.

 

When was the last time a F1 driver was black-flagged? Was it Massa in Canda 2007, over 10 years ago?

How often was the black flag used before that, roughly once every one or two years?

Would some more recent offenses have deserved a black flag? 



#4381 SenorSjon

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 13:11

I was wondering whether F1 stewards have forgotten about the existence of the black flag. So I have a few stupid questions about it.

 

When was the last time a F1 driver was black-flagged? Was it Massa in Canda 2007, over 10 years ago?

How often was the black flag used before that, roughly once every one or two years?

Would some more recent offenses have deserved a black flag? 

 

1) can't recall one later.

2) not very often. Usually the FIA uses a green desk instead of a black flag.

3) If some are to believe: Verstappen (every race someone tries to overtake him), Vettel (Baku 2017), Grosjean (every time he qualifies below pole position).



#4382 Maustinsj

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 13:21

A green desk must be difficult to display but easy to spot once it’s being held up.

#4383 wingwalker

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 13:21

I was wondering whether F1 stewards have forgotten about the existence of the black flag. So I have a few stupid questions about it.

 

When was the last time a F1 driver was black-flagged? Was it Massa in Canda 2007, over 10 years ago?

How often was the black flag used before that, roughly once every one or two years?

Would some more recent offenses have deserved a black flag? 

3) Grosjean antics in Spain this year was the stupitest thing I've ever seen driver did during an F1 race, but he wasn't able to contitnue so it doesn't apply

 

And since I'm at the stupidest thigns ever - as as I sad 2 pages ago, Kimi Raikkonen not getting a black flag with an orange circle when he was driving with his goddamned exhaust flapping in the wind and visibly getting ready to fly away from the car was the worst non-call by race control I've ever seen. It's been 10 years and I still find that shockiing.

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He was also damn lucky to finish that race.


Edited by wingwalker, 18 December 2018 - 13:22.


#4384 Bleu

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 13:25

The recent cases where I would have black-flagged driver were Vettel in Baku 2017 and Perez in Singapore 2018. Maldonado did some stupid antics in practice where I would have made him to miss a race (Spa 2011 and Monaco 2012).



#4385 wingwalker

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 13:33

Oh, forgot about Vettel in Baku, I agree 100%.

 

There was also an inicdent with Vettel and Hamilton in the pits - they were going side by side and one of them swerved into another's one way (2011ish? No idea). Given that was in the pits I'd throw a huge penalty for pulling out a stunt like that.



#4386 Myrvold

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 14:04

I was wondering whether F1 stewards have forgotten about the existence of the black flag. So I have a few stupid questions about it.


Yes they have. They have also totally forgotten about the black&white warning flag.

#4387 Clatter

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 17:28

3) Grosjean antics in Spain this year was the stupitest thing I've ever seen driver did during an F1 race, but he wasn't able to contitnue so it doesn't apply

 

And since I'm at the stupidest thigns ever - as as I sad 2 pages ago, Kimi Raikkonen not getting a black flag with an orange circle when he was driving with his goddamned exhaust flapping in the wind and visibly getting ready to fly away from the car was the worst non-call by race control I've ever seen. It's been 10 years and I still find that shockiing.

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He was also damn lucky to finish that race.

 


He even did a pitstop and they didn't rip the offending piece off. How all involved could ignore such an obvious danger was unbelievable.

#4388 ernestomodena

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 19:26

We had A fired discussion here at home. How many days is a driver home during the season.

 

Let's say during the european races. They are flying on wednesday I believe than sunday back home monday or theusday sim work and media.

So that would be in a normal 2 weeks they are home for 6 day's.

 

Did I miss something of course they do several hours of training a day when there home.



#4389 beachdrifter

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 20:21

Why do people use "polesitter" (see that used all the time) and not "pole setter" (the form we adopted in Germany)? 


Edited by beachdrifter, 30 March 2019 - 20:23.


#4390 Wifey

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 20:27

Why do people use "polesitter" (see that used all the time) and not "pole setter" (the form we adopted in Germany)? 

 

Because you sit on pole in the car, the person who gets fastest lap may not be the pole sitter due to penalties ect.



#4391 Marklar

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 20:29

Well, the pole sitter is the one who will sit on the pole when he starts the race. The pole setter is the one who sets the pole time (which is not always the case tho). I do think that both are valid terms.

I think it's a better question to ask why the Germans adopted it differently. Though I assume it's not as bad as calling 1-2 wins "double victories" :p

Edited by Marklar, 30 March 2019 - 20:30.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 20:31

Why do people use "polesitter" (see that used all the time) and not "pole setter" (the form we adopted in Germany)?

 

According to Wikipedia:

 

 

The term has its origins in horse racing, in which the fastest qualifying horse would be placed on the inside part of the course, next to the pole.

 

So etymologically being a "pole sitter" is a bit mad, as sitting directly on the pole would be a terrible place to start a horse race. However it does retain the fact that "pole" refers to an actual place (i.e. you can sit on it) and is not merely an abstract concept (i.e. a token given to the best qualifier, as in "set the fastest time").

 

Er, maybe. Trying to discover logical rules behind word usage rarely gets you anywhere.



#4393 StanBarrett2

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 21:09

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:p


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#4394 beachdrifter

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 21:24

Because you sit on pole in the car, the person who gets fastest lap may not be the pole sitter due to penalties ect.

 

True, but it seems when you want to praise someone for his performance, the fact he set the fastest time would be more commendable (rather than a much slower guy inheriting pole because of some crazy penalties). 



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 21:26

 

:p

 

That's sort of why I keep stumbling over the term! Sitting somewhere doesn't seem to match the achievement of setting the fastest time.


Edited by beachdrifter, 30 March 2019 - 21:28.


#4396 Sterzo

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 22:36

Charles Leclerc was asked today how he felt standing there as a polesitter. They should have given him a chair and asked how he felt sitting there as a polestander.



#4397 StanBarrett2

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:48

It may have been answered somewhere before, but I can't really find it.

 

Do all F1 teams assemble material etc etc at one centrally located airport for the fly-away races ?

 

Do the European based teams, Ferrari, Alfa and Toro Rosso arrange their own flights/transport.

 

OR...........are the British based teams picked up and do the planes then make a Euro stop to pick up the rest.

 

Then.....do these planes then stay at the fly-away port for the return transport.

 

I have no idea how 'dedicated' these flights are for the F1 material.



#4398 ernestomodena

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:55

It may have been answered somewhere before, but I can't really find it.

 

Do all F1 teams assemble material etc etc at one centrally located airport for the fly-away races ?

 

Do the European based teams, Ferrari, Alfa and Toro Rosso arrange their own flights/transport.

 

OR...........are the British based teams picked up and do the planes then make a Euro stop to pick up the rest.

 

Then.....do these planes then stay at the fly-away port for the return transport.

 

I have no idea how 'dedicated' these flights are for the F1 material.

 

I believed it's managed by Formula 1 and there partner DHL. I know in the past it was that if you where the last team you have to do your own arrangement of flying parts around.



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:59

I believed it's managed by Formula 1 and there partner DHL. I know in the past it was that if you where the last team you have to do your own arrangement of flying parts around.

 

Was it not that top 10 got F1/DHL to do it, while the rest had to fix it themselves? It just happened to be 11 teams for a long while.



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#4400 Marklar

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:07

I *think* things changed since Bernie left.

Also I think cargolux is more used than DHL.