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Post by Micky Quim » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:31 am

Pressure is on Vettel and I think it's showing

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Post by Micky Quim » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:36 am

overseasTOON wrote:
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Micky Quim wrote:
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Im going to the McLaren factory in Woking with work later this month. I nearly jizzed my pants when I found out
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Grab me a car as well if you can. Not bothered about the colour.

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So Ive been in touch with McLaren - Im going in their simulator and then into Mission Control to watch the second practice session from Russia - they are going to show me how they capture data and make decisions live. I literally cannot f***ing believe it! So excited
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Post by PTAO? » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:16 pm

Sounds OK

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:20 pm

Be nice to see how the back of the pack fodder do things <roll>
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:42 pm

Micky Quim wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:36 am
overseasTOON wrote:
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I went to a chocolate factory with a company I used to work with and at the end they allowed us to grab loads of freebies.

Grab me a car as well if you can. Not bothered about the colour.

Also, don't wipe yer Arse with mine...
So Ive been in touch with McLaren - Im going in their simulator and then into Mission Control to watch the second practice session from Russia - they are going to show me how they capture data and make decisions live. I literally cannot f***ing believe it! So excited
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Based on their performance in second practice... they do have a lot of time to make decisions :)

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:27 am

overseasTOON wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:42 pm
Micky Quim wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:36 am


So Ive been in touch with McLaren - Im going in their simulator and then into Mission Control to watch the second practice session from Russia - they are going to show me how they capture data and make decisions live. I literally cannot f***ing believe it! So excited
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Based on their performance in second practice... they do have a lot of time to make decisions :)
I asked them about it, they have given up on this season. Next years chasis was on the shop floor and that is what they are focussed on. They said the Renault engine has been brought in too quickly and they didn't have enough test data to get a good model to understand performance

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Micky Quim wrote:
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Based on their performance in second practice... they do have a lot of time to make decisions :)
I asked them about it, they have given up on this season. Next years chasis was on the shop floor and that is what they are focussed on. They said the Renault engine has been brought in too quickly and they didn't have enough test data to get a good model to understand performance
Pretty sure they've said "we're focusing on next season" every season for the past 6 or 7 years <laugh>
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:13 pm

Wow.

Very unexpected return to F1 next season for Kvyat as he rejoins Toro Rosso... again!

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:20 pm

Another excellent performance by McLaren and Williams in Q1.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:27 am
Micky Quim wrote:
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I asked them about it, they have given up on this season. Next years chasis was on the shop floor and that is what they are focussed on. They said the Renault engine has been brought in too quickly and they didn't have enough test data to get a good model to understand performance
Pretty sure they've said "we're focusing on next season" every season for the past 6 or 7 years <laugh>
I am not a McLaren fanatic by any means but they are steeped in history and I would like to see them get back to winning ways. I used to love Hammy / Button racing together. I think they went down hill when they switched to Honda and havent recovered. So realistically that has been the last 4 years or so

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:36 pm

Micky Quim wrote:
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Pretty sure they've said "we're focusing on next season" every season for the past 6 or 7 years <laugh>
I am not a McLaren fanatic by any means but they are steeped in history and I would like to see them get back to winning ways. I used to love Hammy / Button racing together. I think they went down hill when they switched to Honda and havent recovered. So realistically that has been the last 4 years or so
When I first got into F1 I was always a McLaren fan (it was the Hakkinen and Coulthard days) and they were awesome.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:44 am

Enjoying this so far! Lewis putting Seb back into his box. Verstappen smashing it!
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Obviously team orders are part of F1, but I don't think there was any real need to tell Bottas to move. Hamilton still would have had a comfortable championship lead if he finished second and Vettel wasn't really threatening him. The Championship is all but tied up anyway.

I'm sure Bottas will be given a few race wins as soon as the title is confirmed. I don't think Hamilton has ever won a race after securing the drivers title (i.e. when the job has been done).
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Really hope that Leclerc is allowed to race Vettel next season as I'm not sure how Vettel will cope with internal pressures.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:14 pm

Quite a good race, started well. Max was on form. Middle bit was a little boring. Good to see Hammy getting past Seb - I do think Sebs move to block Lewis was a bit dodgy but it didn't matter. Not sure the team orders were required but I can see why they did it.

Good race from Leclerc. There are some good young drivers coming through, cant wait to see what Lando Norris can do

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Re: The F1 Thread

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