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2016 vs 2017 cornering speeds. 30 kph faster through Copse corner, 36 kph faster through Pouhon

2016 vs 2017 cornering speeds. 30 kph faster through Copse corner, 36 kph faster through Pouhon

Didn't Alonso take Pouhon flat and confuse his car

Well, its a lot easier to take corners flat in a honda powered car than with others...

Watching them drive through Pouhon this year, it was very noticeable how much the changes helped cornering

That he did

DiGrassi explains good corners

DiGrassi explains good corners

https://twitter.com/rostamsurena/status/938025950083772416?s=17

That reply explains pretty well.

Multiple lines is good because the car behind doesn't have to be in dirty air and will be much less affected by the wake.

Are we making different driver's racing lines a meme now?

Cause Danny Ric's Line is deep inside Dive Bomb with an early Apex

what he is saying is simply that there should be multiple possible lines through corners rather than being limited to one viable line

admittedly using a hairpin as his example wasn't the best, as his examples of a good corner stop it being a hairpin

Max and Daniel getting into the Holiday spirit.

Max and Daniel getting into the Holiday spirit.

Max is one day too early, no Dutch are allowed to celebrate anything Christmas related until 6 December.

5 days penalty it is then.

Max Verstappen has commited the highest level of treason and should be dealt with as a traitor from now on.

I think Dan's Santa because he can actually grow a beard.

The Sauber F1 Team accelerates 3D-metal printing

The Sauber F1 Team accelerates 3D-metal printing

The Sauber F1 Team and its Technology Partner, Additive Industries, launched the MetalFAB1 3D-metal printing machine in the new production facility at the Hinwil headquarters.

I get that this is posted by an official team account, but can we call a spade a spade and label this a shitty corporate advertisement/spam?

It would be OK if there was at least some sort of technical discussion or background about 3D printing, but this is just corporate mutual wanking.

Zero community interaction

There was initially, but some users drove them away with their shitty, unfunny, tired jokes and general disrespectful attitude.

I'd love to see a video or article about this process and partner like you guys did with Mitsubishi.

[Motorsport Italy] Alfa Romeo Sauber: About Antonio Giovinazzi's absence

[Motorsport Italy] Alfa Romeo Sauber: About Antonio Giovinazzi's absence

So Motorsport Italy has reported about Giovinazzi‘s absence in the Alfa Romeo Sauber line-up:

"Until the final phase of the negotiations, Giovinazzi had some concrete chances to be at the start of the next championship alongside Charles Leclerc, but then the final decisions took another direction.

For Giovinazzi this is another season of "passion", because as much as a driver can feel useful to the cause, to see the colleagues run while you are stuck in the hospitality is not just a little suffering. But one last attempt to hold on to the Formula 1 train can be strategic.

Giovinazzi will be in fact the reserve of ... six drivers (Ferrari/Haas/Sauber). None of the three teams have cemented situations in the long run.

In 2018 it will be the last season in Maranello for Kimi Raikkonen, both drivers of Haas only have a contract for 2018, and even Sauber is not tied endlessly with Marcus Ericsson. There are situations that can on paper result in something concrete, and Giovinazzi is the first name on the list if a driver was needed.

Obviously there were comments on the reasons that lead to Leclerc being above Giovinazzi in the hierarchies at Ferrari. The Monegasque driver has played an important season in Formula 2, but it's not just that. In the paddock the most accredited voice is that of a contractual clause that would have allowed Leclerc to disengage from Ferrari, if the latter had not guaranteed him a starting-up steering wheel in 2018, hence the obliged choice by Maranello not to lose a talent like Charles, after having supported him in the minor categories. All this, of course, also strengthened by the results obtained in the test that Leclerc played in Budapest last July with the SF70H (he impressed Ferrari).

Even the comparison with Ericsson was not exclusively evaluated on the sports front. After the purchase of Sauber by the investment company Longbow Finance (connected to the Tetra Laval group that owns the TetraPack brand, Ericsson's sponsors), they were guaranteed to the fresh capital team's cash desks that saved the team from closing risk. To now ask Longbow to give up the driver they have been supporting for several years would have been too much, even after the partnership with Alfa Romeo."

source

As much as we all bemoan the choice of Ericsson over Gio, one has to admit he's in a much better situation then most who barely miss an F1 seat.

Ferrari clearly believe in him, and tbh it doesn't look likely that there will be too much fresh ferrari backed talent coming to challenge his position (Fuoco has been lackluster, Illott is next but has some proving to do, and the rest are essentially near the beginning of their careers or also not showing much promise)

Add to this the statement that he is essentially a reserve for 3 different teams, and that 4 drivers within those teams have questionable futures - Gio could certainly be doing much worse.


Gio could certainly be doing much worse


Relevant

Jokes aside, I agree with you, Gio is clearly talented, maybe not at the level of a Max or Charles, yet. But he deserves a good shot. I'd like to see him in a Haas seat in 2019.

Gio could certainly be doing much worse

Jokes aside, I agree with you, Gio is clearly talented, maybe not at the level of a Max or Charles, yet. But he deserves a good shot. I'd like to see him in a Haas seat in 2019.

Makes sense. Would have been great to see Leclerc vs Gio for a Ferrari seat though.

I wonder if gio would ever consider going to super formula. I mean he hasn't been active for a whole season. Otherwise he might end up like valsecchi.

Liberty evaluating F1 circuit design tweaks to improve racing

Liberty evaluating F1 circuit design tweaks to improve racing

It promisingly seems that they are looking into the right things mostly:

"The thing you have to be careful of is that overtaking isn't good racing. You have got to start to think about what is good racing – and it is two cars fighting each other.

"It may mean the guy in front stays in front but you can have some great racing going on. It is a little bit more complex than the number of overtakes, counting the number of overtakes.

"What we are seeing so far is the ability to take different lines through corners is quite important to help racing.

"So if you have got a hairpin and it is a narrow track, it is not that great. If you have a hairpin and it is a wide track, where there can be some different lines going into it, then you can get something happening.

"Austin, I think, would fall into the category of where there is a complex of corners. So, you take a line on one corner going in, and then you start to force the defending car to start taking different lines. And then eventually you come out in the right place. That is what we are looking at."

The traditional Tilke answer has mostly been "just throw a long straight ending with a hairpin at it".

tbf the wide corner of Austin T1 and of a couple corner in India are Tilke ideas

but yes, the issue is not more overtakes, is better racing. And while track design is a key factor for better racing I think that the possibility of cars being able to follow closer to each other is the most important issue

Entering Eau Rouge from the top at near 200mph?!

I would definitely watch that!

How many technical jobs does di Grassi want? But seriously, he should be the technical director alongside Nico Rosberg in an association like "Drivers who can do Calculus but chose to race instead" taking the decisions of the whole thing. Brawn is great. But he can't race.

A class to other drivers would be like: "If the x gets larger and larger than the limit tends to infinity. Therefore..."

Driver A raises hand: "What if driver A has 4 times the titles of driver B. What is the tendency?"

Inside Line: Why Dubai Never Got A Grand Prix

Inside Line: Why Dubai Never Got A Grand Prix

That's not correct. Each Emirate is a state with its own government and ruler, but the seven states together form the country of the UAE with an overall federal government. The correct comparison would be that of the US.

Interesting article, especially the bit about Dubai vs Abu Dhabi (even if it sounds a little biased).

Tldr Bernie is an inpatient old man. Wonder how long he was actually kept waiting for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzxoBXFJ1H8&t=4s

Been at the track two times, since you can go racing on the actual track. But that article is spot on, the finished facilities are very nice, the track is awesome, but the large parts of the hotels and the outer facilities, that has not been finished, makes the whole think look nothing like a F1 grade circuit.

Here's a video of me driving a Mclaren 12c around the track (club circuit not full track) If you ever do get to Dubai, DON'T miss out on trying the driving experience they offer! That Mclaren is scary as fuck when driving it around the track, and its the best money I've ever spend!

Maurice Hamilton:Is Kubica's F1 dream over?

Maurice Hamilton:Is Kubica's F1 dream over?
Maurice Hamilton:Is Kubica's F1 dream over?

Either Kubica is slow or Williams are simply waiting for the highest bidder.

Sirotkin doesn't actually have that much money. I don't know where this stereotype about russian drivers come from, russian companies are not that interested in formula 1.

'MAURICE HAMILTON IS A WANNABE LEWIS HAMILTON. HE IS BRITISH AND TRYING TO GET DI RESTA A SEAT'

He has a point. When the only other alternatives are Sirotkin or Wehrlein, you have to wonder why they haven't said anything yet.

My biggest impression of /sub/formula1 as a first year F1 fan is...

My biggest impression of /r/formula1 as a first year F1 fan is...

All the god damn whining! Seriously, this sport is so god damn cool, and there are so many cool conversations that happen on this sub, but I had to wade through miles of "fuck the halo" and "fuck the new logo" and "F1 sounds terrible" and "bring back v10s" and wah wah wah whining to get to any real content. Its exhausting.

Seriously, you guys have one of the coolest sports of all of them, and I am completely smitten. I also think that the hybrid power units are incredibly amazing pieces of technology and bring a lot of intrigue from me. The cars sounds like properly cool race cars. The cars look awesome with, and without halo. The logo is just a logo.

You all want to grow the sport and get new fans in. Well, we're here, and we don't care about the halo, logo, or v6's. I am looking forward to the future of the sport, why can't the rest of you?

Ahh yes we were due the whining about whining post

I am looking forward to the future of the sport, why can't the rest of you?

Because you haven't followed it enough to grow attached to things you don't want changed

This is my first good whine. Feels kinda good. Am I a true fan now?

One of us..... one of us

New image for the sub reddit

New image for the sub reddit

Ahem, while the picture this is based on was mine, I deny any involvement with this monstrosity. :D

The old picture was my escape from reality! Altering a early 90s Ferrari to include a halo and the new F1 logo makes no sense at all, you troll.

The darkest timeline.

unchecks use subreddit style

Try one of these subthreads