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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 24 Jun 2011, 02:54  
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not in 97, but after season they had some changes in order to reduce Williams dominance

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 24 Jun 2011, 06:56  
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What were the changes? The change to grooved tyres was intended as a way to reduce the cars' speed in the corners on safety grounds, and affected all teams equally. What really cost Williams was 1) the loss of Adrian Newey to McLaren and 2) Renault pulling out, leaving both Williams and Benetton to continue with second-class rebadged units that never even won a race.

I don't see RBR losing their advantage unless the new rules compromise the reliability of their engine, as has been suggested.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 24 Jun 2011, 14:07  
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These changes should have a minor impact on Red Bull, but I think they will still be the team to beat.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
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Never heard Hamilton so downbeat
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula ... 919558.stm

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 18:44  
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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 19:29  
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When was the last time McLaren had a major update? It feels like they haven't done anything to their car since Australia....
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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2011, 21:01  
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sleenster wrote:
When was the last time McLaren had a major update? It feels like they haven't done anything to their car since Australia....

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Lewis Hamilton has said that updates were available to McLaren for the European Grand Prix but that the team "didn't want to take the risk".

Hamilton finished fourth in Valencia, a full 46 seconds behind race winner Sebastian Vettel, and over 18 seconds behind third placed Mark Webber who was slowed by a gearbox problem. Hamilton told the Daily Telegraph that there had been a new set of updates that would have given him a boost in performance, but that McLaren had decided against running them due to reliability.

http://en.espnf1.com/europe/motorsport/story/52799.html

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it would be hilarious if Red Bull was the least affected by banning the Exhaust Blown diffusers, and all the other teams become a second slower... I would probably stop watching F1 lol

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 17:07  
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Very funny both of them Jenson and Lewis :lol: hahahahahahahaha

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 19:05  
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Early rumours:

*Valencia Street Circuit will replace the Circuit de Catalunya as the Spanish Grand Prix from 2012
*Barcelona will be dropped from the calendar, Valencia contract extended to 2021.
*Race would be on 13th May, with the circuit paying the same sum.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 19:38  
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phil1993 wrote:
Early rumours:

*Valencia Street Circuit will replace the Circuit de Catalunya as the Spanish Grand Prix from 2012
*Barcelona will be dropped from the calendar, Valencia contract extended to 2021.
*Race would be on 13th May, with the circuit paying the same sum.

Sacrilege!
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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2011, 20:49  
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Very funny both of them Jenson and Lewis :lol: hahahahahahahaha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8NhU3hc ... r_embedded

I think Mercedes ads are far more enjoyable than Vodafone ones.

By the way, I really really like Jenson. Such a nice bloke.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
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phil1993 wrote:
Early rumours:

*Valencia Street Circuit will replace the Circuit de Catalunya as the Spanish Grand Prix from 2012
*Barcelona will be dropped from the calendar, Valencia contract extended to 2021.
*Race would be on 13th May, with the circuit paying the same sum.


you can't be serious

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 Post subject: Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2011, 12:53  
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And an interesting theory has cropped up

Taking to the pits on the final lap of the race might be beneficial
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I watched MotoGP and the finish line is just after the exit of Club, therefore not too far down the pit lane, negating the damage that the 60mph speed limit would cause. This theory suggests that it is quicker to finish the race on the final lap to go through the pits rather than take the normal circuit. Because you brake later than you would for Vale and simply have to negotiate one corner. If you're a few tenths behind someone on the final lap, it could be worth a punt.

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