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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby 1up » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:09 am

Found some footage from the Jerez test and I'm not impressed with how the new engines sound. Not a lot of grunt to them and the pitch is strange.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby 1up » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:29 am

Here's the video

youtu.be/s99QFe6htJ4
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby osaka » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:31 pm

Sounds a bit like an RX8. WOW. WHY THO.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby RegalSin » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:47 pm

I miss the days when we would see these cars, in action.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby Ghegs » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:10 am

The 2015 season will start this Sunday in Australia.

Grand Prix of America delayed again, will it ever happen?
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby FIL » Thu May 21, 2015 8:49 pm

Monaco this weekend. Time for people like me who have barely watched F1 in a decade to tune in and look at the nicely painted cars driving round the pretty town.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby JasonNorin » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:21 am

This year's F1 is indeed being dominated and competed mainly by Mercedes Drivers. Hamilton and Rosberg are taking their turns on the first spot. It is more likely that Hamilton will win the F1 drivers championship but that doesn't mean Rosberg will go down without a fight.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby FIL » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:41 pm

The battle for the bottom end of the points is a lot more interesting than the Mercedes victory parade. Sauber, Lotus, Torro Rosso and Force India are actually racing against each other.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby Ghegs » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:02 pm

Unsurprisingly, there's been quite a lot of coverage here in Finland about Valtteri Bottas' start in 2017 Austrian Grand Prix.

I admit I don't know the specifics about the rules, but it seems to me he was really damn lucky that he anticipated it the way he did. This is probably the closest it can get without being considered a jumpstart.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby itsgood2slide » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:37 am

It is an interesting one, especially with his car moving before the lights went out.

In Dirt Rally preempting lights-out seems to be essential to a good start in rallycross, and this is possible thanks to the consistent timing of the lights. With the randomised timing in F1 it's quite the risk to anticipate the start. I wonder if Valteri was conscious of the fact he had anticipated them.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby Ghegs » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:04 am

itsgood2slide wrote:It is an interesting one, especially with his car moving before the lights went out.


That was the thing, I think the official verdict was that his wheels had started to spin before the lights went out, BUT his car hadn't actually moved from its starting position until after, and that's why it was legal.
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Re: The Formula One thread

Postby itsgood2slide » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:36 pm

On Channel 4 (UK) they described it as movement within the tolerance of the sensor beneath his grid slot. They showed the car move in the frame prior to the lights going out from his on-board camera, and said that the car moved prior to lights-out, but not enough for the sensor to register it as movement.
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