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#51 DrDickAction

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:19 PM

I'm on RB's side here because there is a defacto prohibition on catching up. 

 

Other teams weren't limited to how many winglets or cascade elements they could change when trying to chase Newey.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:34 PM

I'm on RB's side here because there is a defacto prohibition on catching up. 

 

Other teams weren't limited to how many winglets or cascade elements they could change when trying to chase Newey.

Can't fault that logic.  They shouldn't have homologated engine and freezed them immediately after switching to a completely new engine formula.  It takes time for the disparity to equalize out and for people behind to catch up, as finding performance becomes exponentially more difficult.

 

The argument is that Merc shouldn't be penalized for doing a good job, so simple solution:  unfreeze ALL of the engines and set a date in the future where all designs must be homologated, say end 12/31/2015.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:18 AM

unfreeze ALL of the engines and set a date in the future where all designs must be homologated, say end 12/31/2015.

In which case what's stopping Merc from pulling away even more?

 

They could always take the MotoGP route with the new factory teams and ducati: haven't won a dry race in in 2+ years, have some extra testing and a less restrictive development



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:10 AM

In which case what's stopping Merc from pulling away even more?

 

 

 

Nothing, but it also doesn't stop others from trying.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

In which case what's stopping Merc from pulling away even more?
 
They could always take the MotoGP route with the new factory teams and ducati: haven't won a dry race in in 2+ years, have some extra testing and a less restrictive development


Of course nothing guarantees that merc won't increase the gap, but physics dictates there is a finite amount of speed, so each 0.1s becomes harder to find the closer you get to the optimal solution.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:10 PM

IMO rules and regs should only serve three purposes:

Monetary: make sure the costs are controlled in such a way that team operations are sustainable

Branding: to sustain the viability of F1 as a sport/entertainment

Safety: To protect the lived and safety of all people involved


If it doesn't achieve either of the above, I'm not convinced the rule is necessary. Of course, penalizing the leading teams could be claimed to improve the show as well. I guess the solution will tend towards reducing merc performance since it is prob cheaper than opening the floodgates.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:41 PM

I dislike that MB has the best engine and they're driving off right away from the field, but I find it ridiculous still that RB can complain about MB having an advantage.  Because at the end of it, Adrian Newey won those titles fo Red Bull and you CAN'T buy another Adrian Newey and place it in a Force India or a Williams to design your aero package, but you can buy a MB engine and have the top engine in the field. 

I'd argue that RB had more of a monopoly on F1 than MB does now.  



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:15 AM

They need to shitcan the fuel flow limit and unfreeze the engine development.  They can keep the fuel limit for the race, which would let people turn up/down the car as needed...



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

On a plus note, MotoGP starts this weekend, and even though Marques walked away with it last year, at least he had to WORK for it, hopefully this year is more of the same and maybe Vale can make him earn it!



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:22 PM

As a result, Sauber will pay van der Garde a substantial settlement, reported at $16 million. The money will likely come out of the sponsorship revenues that van der Garde brought to the team.

 

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 03:59 AM

https://www.google.c...uwktzuA!2e0!3e2

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:37 AM

Hey that's right next to where I live.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 04:50 PM

 

 

Hey that's right next to where I live.

 

:bigthumb: to both of these posts.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:08 PM

Hey that's right next to where I live.

Pics for proof :squint: 



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:24 PM

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 01:32 AM

:squint:

 

when can we get smilies fixed?



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:20 AM

:shiyan:



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:43 AM

i'll fix one a day :mamoru:, but srsly, the main problem is I don't have access to the original gifs anymore.

 

 

 

edit:  On it.   :fawk: :naughty:  :noes:  :nuts:  :o  :rant2:  :io:

 

 

will take a few days to get all of them, but main ones are functioning.



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 06:38 AM

These are the ones I use the most, lets see if they work...   :greddy: :mamoru: :mamoru2: :roflw: :bowdown: :bowrofl:



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 01:00 PM

Oh good. Now half of the posts don't include a broken image anymore :bowdown:

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 04:27 PM

:vuvu::



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

:vuvu::


Yeah, find me the gif for the missing ones and then I can fix it.

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 08:25 PM

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:12 AM

 

Hulkenberg - one of the most over-rated drivers in F1 :hs:



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:17 AM

http://hasmaldonadocrashedtoday.com

 

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