2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by zoefrances » 19 May 2011, 17:43

it will be strange to finish the season in india but very exciting.
do you know if the japanese gp takes place? I know that the moto gp race is ikely not to go ahead due to the fear of nuclear radiation in japan.

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 20 May 2011, 17:16

There will be 2 DRS zones starting from the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Post by zoefrances » 20 May 2011, 17:30

thank you for the info phil 1993. canada needs 2 drs zones as it is a tricky little track.

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Post by JoostLamers » 20 May 2011, 21:29

phil1993 wrote:There will be 2 DRS zones starting from the Canadian Grand Prix.

Nice, but is it too much..?
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Post by sdutt » 21 May 2011, 03:02

i hope the lengths are small, else it is surely more
overtaking is already possible ther (Sato on Alonso comes to mind -2007)
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Post by JoostLamers » 21 May 2011, 08:46

If there's 2 DRS-zones in Monza, that will be a party!
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Post by François » 21 May 2011, 11:22

I wonder how much of an impact DRS can have at a high-speed circuit where everybody uses as little rear wing as possible already.
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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by iceman1 » 24 May 2011, 22:36

According to Adam Cooper, RBR uses a laser to stop the car in the right place :blink:

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Post by shailf1 » 24 May 2011, 22:56

iceman1 wrote:According to Adam Cooper, RBR uses a laser to stop the car in the right place :blink:

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well they have been quite phenomenal in the pit stop department.

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Post by JoostLamers » 25 May 2011, 08:36

Why a laser?
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Post by sdutt » 25 May 2011, 14:29

JoostLamers wrote:Why a laser?


thats because once the laser detects the tyre (or car), then it automatically gets the car to stop. It works on same principal as the hand sanitizer preasent in restrooms.
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Post by phil1993 » 25 May 2011, 14:32

If you watch the Malaysian race edit, you can see the lasers during one of the Red Bull stops. Its obviously working.

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Post by shailf1 » 25 May 2011, 15:03

sdutt wrote:
JoostLamers wrote:Why a laser?


thats because once the laser detects the tyre (or car), then it automatically gets the car to stop. It works on same principal as the hand sanitizer preasent in restrooms.

But I don't think it is allowed for the teams to directly control the car in any way. Remember all the fuss about the drivers having to operate the f duct manually last year.

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Post by MavF1 » 25 May 2011, 19:09

shailf1 wrote:
sdutt wrote:
JoostLamers wrote:Why a laser?


thats because once the laser detects the tyre (or car), then it automatically gets the car to stop. It works on same principal as the hand sanitizer preasent in restrooms.

But I don't think it is allowed for the teams to directly control the car in any way. Remember all the fuss about the drivers having to operate the f duct manually last year.


I would assume sdutt was joking.
Read this: http://allautoracing.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-bull-adjusts-his-pit-stop-with-help.html
Seems to be a reasonable explanation to me.

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by JoostLamers » 25 May 2011, 21:22

''Three strikes' to make driver reprimands costly'

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110524/F1/110529905

I think this is a good thing, because otherwise nothing is done with reprimands.
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