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The Formula One Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by HPPT, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. 418

    418 Expert #59

    I don't follow F1 anymore but Williams was the evil empire of F1 in the 90s. Him and Patrick Head were a force to be reckoned with.

    I know the family sold the team couple years ago but this is a end of an era.
  2. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

  3. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    Wow now there’s a new concept, single file racing. You would think with the oceans of cash over there they could have built an actual race track.
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  4. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    Wide-angle cameras make objects look really far away... so how narrow is this track?
  5. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    All lined up for most of the race to be run under a safety car.
  6. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    I could definitely see the title being decided at turn 1 when neither Max or Lewis yield.
  7. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    It’s a Tilke designed track, that tells you exactly how shitty it will be to race on…yet he’s crowing that since it’s an average of 80% throttle for the whole race, he’s giving fans what they’ve been begging for. Fuck off! If I want to see high speed straight line racing, I’d go to an NHRA race. Not a single fan in the world would choose high speed follow the leader over passes for the lead on the track!
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  8. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    So basically you finish the race where you qualify...what fun

    Seen wider roads in NYC side street with cars doubled parked In a one way
  9. thrak410

    thrak410 My member is well known

    What’s the over/under on safety cars? 3?

    looks ridiculously narrow for a “world class” track.
  10. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    I’ve been watching the DTS series on Netflix this past week after not watching F1 since about 2016.

    The show is quite good and I’m enjoying it, but man do the cars look absolutely huge on track. Hopefully the 2022 regs result in a smaller footprint so there can be more competitive racing.
  11. tiggen

    tiggen Things are lookin' up.

    All I could think of while watching that vid was Jim Carry screaming "ride the snaaaake!!"

  12. tiggen

    tiggen Things are lookin' up.

    I'll take the over.
  13. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    :stupid: On Fp2. Yikes.
  14. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    Leclerc. Thump. This is... sketch...
  15. Pittenger5

    Pittenger5 Well-Known Member

    It's going to suck if a BS crash decides the championship.
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  16. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    Well, the first day went better than I expected. But I still don't have enough imagination to see how this race is going to be good, especially if Lewis starts on pole. Maybe flags during QP will ruin some hot laps and mix up the grid.

    The 2022 cars will be the same width and a tiny bit shorter, maybe 10cm. They may look smaller because of the wing design changes and the lack of bargeboards.

    The racing will probably change a lot because of the new aero and new tires. But everyone is just guessing and hoping it will be for the better. We'll find out next year.
  17. PPPope

    PPPope Well-Known Member

    Insane “blind” speeds with the fast sweepers on the street circuit.

    How crazy is it that Jeddah is merely a place holder for the new circuit they plan on building?!?!

    2023-24 it seems.


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  18. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    FP3. Race Director needs to step on some necks regarding trawling around or Qually is going to be a bloodbath.
  19. DrA5

    DrA5 The OTHER Great Dane

    I still can't get my head around an F1 car going 30 mph into the last turn on the out lap to a fast qualifying lap is better than going through it at racing speed.
  20. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    Holy shit. Max. Gggggaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Come on, now! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

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