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Author Topic: Let's Talk F1  (Read 216894 times)

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Offline Critterman

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3375 on: March 28, 2021, 01:11:05 PM »
Well if we can get another 22 races like this one, it will be one hell of a season!
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3376 on: March 28, 2021, 03:34:22 PM »
Perez showed Red Bull they made the right decision.  Dead car, to starting in pit lane to 5th place.   He completely deserved driver of the day.    The top 10 places are all really close.  I hope the season keeps up like his although I would have preferred 1 and 2 to have been flipped. 

And we have our first nickname for this season
MazaSPIN.
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I won't talk more until others have watched. 

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3377 on: March 28, 2021, 04:21:52 PM »
Yes, it was a very good race. In my case I wish the principal at Aston Martin would have been a bit more forth coming on his comments, about the updated rules favoring the larger teams and not the smaller ones.
Let's see if Carlos made a mistake by going to Ferrari, because McLaren sure looks good. Haas season is going to be much like Williams in the past, hoping the rookies get better over time.
Alonso look good, I think next time maybe a bit different for him.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3378 on: March 28, 2021, 06:34:11 PM »
I think that was Mazaspin's  5th this weekend, with 3 of them in the barrier.

The changes made affected low rake cars  more than high rake cars.  There was a chart of instagram.  I will see if I can find it.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3379 on: March 28, 2021, 10:07:39 PM »
Yea it has something to do with the floorboards.  This was posted on a different forum

The altered floors that reduce downforce affected the teams running the low-rake chassis concept the most (Merc and Aston), and Mercedes being Mercedes, as the original low-rake chassis boss, has such tremendous resources that they substantially overcame the set up and ride height issues.

Aston Martin, on limited resources, can't adopt their car as fast because it was built on someone else's philosophy, and they succeeded in the one year when copying it was a more stable decision (last year) with almost no regulation changes.

So it may take them a little more time to get it dialed in

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3380 on: March 29, 2021, 01:29:43 AM »
At least Bottas got fastest lap,  why do his pit stops always seem to hose his chances?

McLaren looks like they are going to be contenders this year.

Vettel ain't great.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3381 on: March 29, 2021, 12:39:54 PM »
Any bets on whether Mazaspin will finish a race this year?
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3382 on: March 29, 2021, 01:09:36 PM »
Given he's driving a Haas I wonder if that's an even money bet.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3383 on: March 29, 2021, 05:37:43 PM »
By the way one of the drivers to watch is the new Japanese on AlphaTuri.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3384 on: March 29, 2021, 05:48:08 PM »
Yes he is LV, points in his first race.  Alpha Turi is a team to watch this year.


SA - it is a good thing daddy has a lot of money, those cars are expensive.  Especially when you are fixing 2-3 a week :)
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3385 on: March 29, 2021, 07:46:49 PM »
Is that how Megaspin got the ride to begin with?

Tsunoda was a pleasant surprise to see.  Schumacher didn't do so well.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3386 on: March 30, 2021, 09:04:38 AM »
Both new HAAS drivers were given rides based on sponsorship requirements.
The german sponsor wanted a German driver, and the fact that HAAS snagged Mick Schumacher to satisfy that request was a win win.
Mazaspin is a situation similar to Lance Stroll, he comes with the money.   I don't mind Lance.  He is a hard worker, is humble and had a pretty good season with some unfortunate hardware failures last year.   Mazaspin, I have no idea about. 

Sadly, Gasly's race got away from him after a fantastic qualifying.   He was on the back foot after losing his front wing.  Alpha Tauri is a team to watch this year.  The car is quick and both drivers are fast.    Tsunoda looked great in his first F1 race. 

Definitely some things to keep this season exciting.   

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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3387 on: Yesterday at 10:04:24 PM »
Italy this weekend, get the beta max ready Critter.
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Re: Let's Talk F1
« Reply #3388 on: Today at 12:26:08 AM »
Finally got a chance to watch.  Solid race!  Some great racing in the mid / back of the pack in the middle of the race and great racing at the end of the race by the front runners.  Botas got hosed in the pits, but is still severely outclassed by the other two.  Not sure anyone will regularly challenge them unless Perez's car gets sorted out.  I can see HAM/VET going toe to toe for P1/P2 and Perez/Bot going toe to toe for P3/P4 with McLaren trying to break on to the podium once in a while. 

no pink cars this year.  I'm looking for a new team....  I'll go to the highest bidder.

Early on when I started watching F1 with you clowns (6 years ago or so?) I was not a big Hamilton fan.  He seemed disrespectful at times, or arrogant? not sure.  Just something.  But - I have grown to really appreciate him, and he has grown himself I'm sure.  What he does race after race it nothing short of extraordinary.  He is also more aware of himself.  I don't know if he drinks, but I'd love to have a beer with him and Ricardo.  Ricardo may not win a lot of races, but he seems like he would be a crapload of fun.

Anyway - Italy next?
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