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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #120 on: May 28, 2022, 12:06:48 am »
I have to wonder if the porpoising was holding Lewis back physically as well.  Drivers are getting beat up in the cars from all the bouncing - a couple drivers including Russell have publicly complained they could be permanently damaging their bodies.

At Lewis's age, with all the championships, and up until last race an uncompetitive car - I could understand him trying to save his body.  Same goes for Seb for that matter.

Wait, what?  Driving a race car is hard on the body??  No way.
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« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2022, 08:07:49 am »
Wait, what?  Driving a race car is hard on the body??  No way.

The porpoising is really messing the drivers up though way beyond how physical the cars use to be.  Several are complaining of bad back issues and actually worried about brain damage from violently bouncing down the straights.
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2022, 04:14:46 pm »
Canadian Grand Prix, things may be looking up for team Mercedes.
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2022, 04:18:06 pm »
Good race. Stroll in the points! Leclerc caught up but probably not as much as he probably hoped.

Sucks for Mick (and KMag)

Mercedes doing better but still 3rd best team and off the pace of Ferrari, and no one can catch Red Bull unless they blow up
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« Reply #124 on: June 19, 2022, 04:55:53 pm »
Too bad about young Schumacher.  He's had a series of crashes and failures and, it seems, his job may be on the line unless things improve quickly.

Red Bull certainly seems to have the best package at the moment.  Most other teams are still fighting with porpoising to one degree or another while Red Bull is mostly unaffected.  However, with Adrian Newey as their Chief Technical Officer, it's not surprising.  He's always been an aero wizard.
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #125 on: June 19, 2022, 10:48:49 pm »
Good race. Stroll in the points! Leclerc caught up but probably not as much as he probably hoped.

Sucks for Mick (and KMag)

Mercedes doing better but still 3rd best team and off the pace of Ferrari, and no one can catch Red Bull unless they blow up
If Lec passed Ocon earlier, he'd have had a go at Russell, I think.

I was really hoping Alonso would end up on the podium, too, but I think they went all-in on a wet setup for quali
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2022, 07:09:06 pm »
So now with Louis Hamilton out of Commission with COVID-19, it has created the interesting scenario that George Russel is being transplanted from the worst car of the grid to the best car of the grid. I do expect Bottas to prevail, he better for his sake.
Well on paper Russell finished behind Bottas, however Mercedes putting Bottas's tires on Russell's car, and a tire puncture led to this. Russell absolutely destroyed Bottas. Ironically it was Russell's Williams that caused the safety car that led to the Mercedes tire debacle.

Could be his big break, Russell that is.
What a crazy circus that race was



Fun to look back at that race now. Checo with another win at Monaco this year (and last year at Azerbaijan). Russell actually with Mercedes now and performing similarly well as he did in that race. 

edit: video won't embed but you can click the link to watch the highlights
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« Reply #127 on: July 03, 2022, 06:03:12 pm »
Great race at Silverstone, as usual.  Lewis is finally waking up.
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #128 on: July 03, 2022, 08:31:55 pm »
F1 needs more tracks like this and less street circuits
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021 + 2022
« Reply #129 on: July 04, 2022, 07:09:30 am »
The Austrian track may be interesting.  At least there is some elevation changes...

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« Reply #130 on: July 04, 2022, 11:29:26 am »
F1 needs more tracks like this and less street circuits

Yup. Having a couple street circuits is fun, but these cars are meant to be on real tracks
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« Reply #131 on: July 04, 2022, 01:23:49 pm »
I bet this guy needed a changing...
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Re: Formula 1 - 2020 + 2021
« Reply #132 on: July 04, 2022, 07:07:57 pm »
I saw that the FIA will be investigating the design of the tire wall and fencing. Fence did a good job of catching the car, but the gap that the car fell into is problematic. Zhou would have been in trouble if the car caught fire while in there. Way too difficult to extract the driver quickly.
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