Formula 1/F1/Formula One

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  1. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Not really unexpected. Maybe what the FIA needs to do is use these kinds of weekends to allow the teams to practice. Where? TBD. But, better that than to wallow at home doing nothing.
     
  3. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Just no more e-racing as I simply can't take any more of that.

    Regardless of which universities have ridiculously embraced it, there's two things that will never be real sports:

    1. e-sports.
    2. quidditch. I love the Harry Potter films, but adults running around in a field with brooms between their legs pretending they're flying is just an awful idea... even if it's the only exercise some of those folks will get.

     
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  4. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    seriously ? running around with a broom between your legs sounds like a serious and embarrassing accident waiting to happen........and its just silly too

    to the OP's point I think most racing series will be getting a later start than usual for obvious reasons this year, 2022 will hopefully be back to normal
     
  5. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I hear you there. I'm quite happy to have the America's Cup racing starting up next week, and it runs until late March or so, conveniently enough.
     
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  6. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I hear ya! The ACWS was fun to watch... eager to see the rest of the racing as there are some great storylines in there.

     
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  7. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    There appears to have been substantial improvement in all the boats this week now that they're breaking out the real race parts. Nice to have something high tech, unpredictable, and crazy fast at times to watch.
     
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  8. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I recently saw a post on Instagram from the folks at Sky Sports, asking for your predictions on the '21 season. Aside from Hamilton dominating again (because by delaying the new cars and basically running the '20 versions, this is certain), anyone have anything they expect to see take place this year?

    First victories? Driver firings? Team principal dismissals? Driver X gets more podiums that Driver Y?
     
  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    I always questioned Mercedes always saying their DAS system offered no real advantage to their performance in 2020. ''Well, well, well...........

     
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  10. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Before the 2020 season started, the DAS system made a fair bit of news as it CLEARLY produces an advantage vs. a non-DAS car. But once the racing got underway, you didn't hear much about it.

    Gee, I wonder why that was... could it have been the creme de la creme of the garage area acquired a new toy that made them even better... and that TV announcers talking about it could turn off viewers???

    Perhaps. :smug:

    Or did it, as Toto's boys claim, offer "no real advantage to their performance?"

    As someone who has worked in the motorsports field and followed it closely for several decades, I doubt it. :cool:

     
  11. ShawnG

    ShawnG Gold Supporting Member

    May 2, 2020
    Ft Worth, TX
    If it offered "no real advantage" then I would expect that neither Lewis or Valteri would have made the effort to engage/disengage it into/out of every turn. But they did.
     
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  12. ShawnG

    ShawnG Gold Supporting Member

    May 2, 2020
    Ft Worth, TX
    I am hoping for big things at McLaren.
    McLaren says it is the only F1 team building a new car for 2021
    I'm very please with the driver lineup, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Noris, two of the most likable guys in the field. Danny Ric often appears to be the only guy out there truly enjoying himself. Love his "last of the late brakers" driving style!
     
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  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Not directly F1 related but, this was an interesting find:

    Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020-Red Bull-Alpha Tauri.jpg

    Or, is this old news! :roflmao:
     
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  14. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    I use to attend IMSA races back in the 80's when the prototypes were called GTP, so much more manufacturer participation back then. Now days you can find many of those same cars racing in the Group C class in Europe. I have in recent years started following IMSA again and am intriqued by all the class racing going on within the same race, the recently completed Daytona 24 had a 50 cars in 5 different classes on the starting grid this year. 2023 will bring the the advent of the hybrid or "Hypercar to IMSA with the hopes of bring numerous manufacturers back into the sport. Currently the top class DPi has only 3 manufacturers , Cadillac, Mazda and Acura.

    The GTD type cars like that pictured above make up a sizable portion the field and is an exciting class to watch as well, everything from Aston martin and Mercedes to Ferrari and Lamborgini .
     
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  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    What intrigues me is the very concept of a Red Bull/AlphaTauri Ferrari.
     
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  16. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Looks like a bad ass ride
     
  17. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    The upcoming LMDh cars that will also be part of the top tier class are getting lots of love from various manufacturers now, so things are looking up. The Rolex 24 was insanely competitive this year, with five cars still on the lead lap at the finish. I was able to watch a ton of it for free via streaming, good times.
     
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  18. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    There has been talk about the Miami race, and also one in NY/New Jersey for a few years, now. So.................we'll see.
     
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  19. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    They should move it back to The Glen, Never been to COTA but thats just a weird layout IMO. Better yet move it up here to Road America, closes thing to a Euro track there is in the US. Although I would love see them do Laguna Seca too, that could be interesting.

    So would they build a brand new facility down in Miami ? I'm sure they have done there research as far the value of different markets, maybe F1 is more popular in So. Fla. than other parts of the country. Given the enormous costs of that series they will want the most bang for the buck.
     
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