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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:57 pm

Seems to be a lot of interest in the Alfa/Sauber front wing design which generally means it'll be deemed illegal by Merc and Red Bull.

Williams will miss first day of testing on Monday as car isn't fully ready yet so they'll be playing catch up once again.

Renault think they've managed to get an extra 40+ HP out the engine this year and want to push onwards to 3rd in the constructors but I reckon Racing Point (ex Force India) will push them all the way.

Red Bull really is an unknown given the engine supplier change. They always have a good chassis so Honda have to deliver a fast and reliable engine for them to have any chance of 3rd. I cant see that happening though with Honda and predict Red Bull to finish 5th in the constructors.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by ALF » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:25 pm

Anyone interested in doing an F1 Fantasy League on gridrival.com?

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:31 pm

ALF wrote:
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Anyone interested in doing an F1 Fantasy League on gridrival.com?
I'm interested.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:35 pm

Strong first day from several teams in terms of mileage.

No major issues (apart from Williams) for any team either in terms of components breaking or engine issues.

I think they'll all be quite happy with today.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Speedo » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:28 pm

Shame Williams are f***ed. Seems pretty disfunctional though - watched the Williams documentary from 2017 (repeated Saturday night) and it seems like a very messy family affair.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:03 pm

Extra point for the fastest lap set by a top 10 finisher moves a step closer to being implemented.

Will be interesting to see what happens, hopefully it introduces strategy variations rather than just a formality to whoever has enough of a gap to pit for new tires towards the end of the race.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:28 pm

Extra point for the driver making the most overtakes in a race might be alright?
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:35 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Extra point for the driver making the most overtakes in a race might be alright?
Problem I can see with that is teams yo-yoing their drivers to rack up the overtakes for both.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:15 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Extra point for the driver making the most overtakes in a race might be alright?
Problem I can see with that is teams yo-yoing their drivers to rack up the overtakes for both.
Fair point, overtakes on your teammate are excluded!
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:23 am

I like the idea, mixes things up

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Speedo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:29 pm

I’m all for bonus points to make things more interesting. For most overtakes, fastest lap, quickest pit stop, highest top speed... anything that makes the midfield as interesting as possible
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:44 pm

Speedo wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:29 pm
I’m all for bonus points to make things more interesting. For most overtakes, fastest lap, quickest pit stop, highest top speed... anything that makes the midfield as interesting as possible
I like all these ideas - most overtakes would be brilliant.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:48 pm

Micky Quim wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Speedo wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:29 pm
I’m all for bonus points to make things more interesting. For most overtakes, fastest lap, quickest pit stop, highest top speed... anything that makes the midfield as interesting as possible
I like all these ideas - most overtakes would be brilliant.
Throw in a bonus point for most crashes.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Speedo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:52 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:48 pm
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I like all these ideas - most overtakes would be brilliant.
Throw in a bonus point for most crashes.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:24 am

Speedo wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:52 pm
overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:48 pm


Throw in a bonus point for most crashes.
Is that you, Pastor Maldonado?
You spelt Grosjean wrong.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:02 am

Charlie Whiting passed away this morning.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:36 pm

Yeah saw that, really sudden.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Speedo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:36 am

So: Mercedes walking it again. Great midfield battle on the cards. Vettel has grown a paedo tash.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:22 pm

Merc have once again fooled everyone suggesting it will be a close battle this season. Cant say I was surprised

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:48 pm

It’s so boring when Mercedes constantly pretend to be surprised that they’re so much quicker than everyone else. It’s bollocks, they know they can piss all over everyone so just come out and say “yeah, the others aren’t getting close”. It’s just trying to generate fake excitement.
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