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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby CBear3 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:21 pm

Vettel pulls in the pits and they mention the engine sounding like a bag of bolts. Wife looks at me and asks how try can tell the difference (obviously she's the funny one).
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby dodint on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:38 pm

Ricciardo Disqualified

9) The FIA technical representative observed thought the telemetry during the race that the fuel flow was too high and contacted the team, giving them the opportunity to follow his previous instruction, and reduce the fuel flow such that it was within the limit, as measured by the homologated sensor – and thus gave the team the opportunity to be within compliance. The team chose not to make this correction.


Gutted for the guy, hopefully they'll win on appeal. It's not like he had some advantage, he was clearly holding up the cars behind him.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:15 am

Well, I have to say that I actually enjoyed the race quite a lot.... provided the camera was only on wide shots. ;)

F1 2014 - great fun to watch, downright painful to look at.

Absolutely gutted for Ricciardo. Since this rules package was announced, I've had a hard time reconciling the need for both a limit on fuel capacity and on the flow rate of the fuel into the engine. It seems to me that either one or the other would be sufficient, and having both is just introducing a variable into the equation, both from a technical execution point of view for the teams, and from a regulatory enforcement perspective for the FIA.

The biggest problem for Red Bull - and why I think their appeal will be rejected, the historic failure of such appeals notwithstanding - is that the FIA instructed them about the issue on Friday and Saturday, and Red Bull basically said, "Oh, you and your silly measure thingy..." and went into the race with a sensor the FIA had specifically told them to not use.

It really sucks for Ricciardo, because this is 100% out of his control. Ordinarily, I'd just say dock RBR their constructors points for the race and give Ricciardo a 5-spot grid penalty in Malaysia. However, after reading into this a bit it seems that he would have derived a competitive advantage over this flow irregularity; something to do with the way the ERS systems work with the ICE - it's hideously complicated, but it could be argued that he was only where he was (both in quals and the race) because his car was running a dodgy fuel flow rate.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:50 am

Also, I was utterly amazed at how quiet these cars were. I cut my teeth as a motor racing fan in F1s turbo era, and the halcyon days of CART and Champ Car (which always ran turbocharged motors). They were not quiet machines by a long shot. But the new breed of F1 cars are so quiet that when drivers locked a wheel, you could actually hear the tire squeal as the rubber dragged along the road surface. I've stood 30 feet from cars mid-lockup and not heard the tire squeal over the engine noise.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby CBear3 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:57 am

On some of the onboards it was really easy to pick out the ERS motor whining as it spooled the turbo, rather than the exhaust note.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:25 pm

Sigh............
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby dodint on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:47 pm

Sent that to a buddy on Facebook that insists the new cars a great. He's a huge RBR hater and trumpeting the new cars because to him it makes the sport more interesting.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby Shyster on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:02 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Also, I was utterly amazed at how quiet these cars were. I cut my teeth as a motor racing fan in F1s turbo era, and the halcyon days of CART and Champ Car (which always ran turbocharged motors). They were not quiet machines by a long shot. But the new breed of F1 cars are so quiet that when drivers locked a wheel, you could actually hear the tire squeal as the rubber dragged along the road surface. I've stood 30 feet from cars mid-lockup and not heard the tire squeal over the engine noise.

Agreed. Back in high school I drove up on Sunday to attend the CART race at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, and the 2.65 L turbo V8s they were running back then were much louder (and better sounding) than the F1 engines in that video.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:22 pm

Burke Lakefront always put on a great race. I think it was '95 that was absolutely epic.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby CBear3 on Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:02 am

Andretti, Villenueve, & Gordon driving like mad men.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:04 pm

It's official: Daniel Ricciardo: Red Bull appeal against disqualification
The Australian, 24, was excluded because his car was using more fuel than allowed and his team refused to reduce the flow when informed.

Red Bull say the fuel-flow meters provided by the sport's governing body, the FIA, had shown "inconsistencies" and that they and engine supplier Renault believe they were in "full compliance".
No appeal date has yet been set.

They had 96 hours to appeal following the announcement of the exclusion, and they apparently just got the appeal filed in time.

I put their probability of success at <0.5%.

dodint wrote:Sent that to a buddy on Facebook that insists the new cars a great. He's a huge RBR hater and trumpeting the new cars because to him it makes the sport more interesting.

I'm convinced that there is a subliminal effect as well that makes the cars visually appear slower, even tho in Melbourne they were something like 5 km/h quicker through the speed traps over last year.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:08 pm

And anyone who says that the sound of a racing car is unimportant has never seen this:
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby Shyster on Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:29 pm

Or this:


Edit: These are supposedly the cars featured in this commercial:

1955 Ferrari 555 - 2.5L inline-4
1965 Ferrari 512 F1 - 1.5L flat-12
1667 Ferrari 312 - 3.0L V-12
1970 Ferrari 312B - 3.0L flat-12
1988 Ferrari F300 - 3.0L V-10
2003 Ferrari F2003-GA - 3.0L V-10
2006 Ferrari 248 F1 - 2.3L V-8
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:43 pm

8-) :thumb:
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:20 pm

Ayrton Senna would have been 54 today...

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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:08 pm

Tape delay GP on NBCSN right now.

The car sounds like a glorified lawnmower from cockpit view.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby dodint on Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:28 pm

I DVR'd it and watched it when I woke up. Lots of good midfield action in that, but I won't comment on anything until tomorrow or so.

They sound like 4-stroke dirt bikes to me.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby dodint on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:14 pm

Really entertaining race at Bahrain.

-Glad E.Gutierrez is okay.
-Was hoping Hamilton would take out Rosberg with neither scoring points. It'll happen with time.
-I think the announcers/media are making a bigger deal about Ricciardo scoring better than Vettel. Vettel was asked to move over for Ricciardo because Vettel was slower, he was on the hard tire and didn't have DRS, while Ricciardo had both. It isn't an Alonso/Massa situation.
-Vettel needs to qualify better, not making it to Q3 put him off the podium.
-Congrats to Force India, shame for McLaren.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby CBear3 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:27 am

Only saw after the Gutierrez safety car.
Main take away from the race: Luca must be crapping his pants. Dream driver lineup and the car is an absolute turd. I love Alonso, but I have to admit that seeing Ferrari struggle has its positives (sorry tifosi)
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:31 am

Biggest surprise of this young week...... Stefano Domenicali 'quitting' Ferrari, or Red Bull losing their appeal on Ricciardo's DQ from Oz?

I would assert that both were inevitable.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby dodint on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:39 am

Didnt' Stefano leave in the middle of the race last week? I think Will Buxton caught him in the parking lot for a really awkward interview.

IRT Red Bull, I really hope they get to their game soon and take it to Mercedes before it's too late. Seb not getting out of Q2 really stuffed that weekend.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:19 am

That would have been something if Stefano had left early; he's (or was) the team boss. I know Luca Montezemolo bailed on like lap 2 - he's the presnit of all things Ferrari, and is not known for being cheap with his emotions.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby dodint on Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:22 am

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking of. Sorry. I'm not a Ferrari fan so it's hard to keep all those vowels in order. ;) I will say that Ferrari has sucked long enough now that I feel bad for them. When I started watching F1 Ferrari was dominant to the point that the F in FIA was for Ferrari, and that was when Todt was still with the team. Now they're just mid-pack runners with Alonso quietly wasting away the end of his career. Pity.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby CBear3 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:38 am

yeah, what he said.

It's a pity to see Fred toiling away the last of his championship caliber years there.
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Re: Formula 1 thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:54 pm

He/they should have won the title in 2010, but they pooped it away in the final race in Abu Dhabi with a dodgy pit call. Since then, they've delivered one crapwagon after another. There hasn't been a driving talent this badly wasted since Jean Alesi reneged on his Williams contract prior to the 1991 season and went to the Scuderia for five useless seasons, including one where the team scored 28 (two-eight) constructors points.
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