2019 Formula 1 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MOFS, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. CWallace macrumors 603

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    God help the teams with the cost of those motors - especially if the FIA continues to require them to last like a third-of-the-season.

    As for Ferrari, what is hurting them is a lack of tactical planning. They make mistakes during the race that Mercedes and Red Bull do not. I am guessing all of Ross Brawn's "braintrust" is gone now, and it seems clear they never found as-effective replacements.
     
  2. cube Suspended

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    It is good that they have to push for engine durability.
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    However, the rationale for doing so was to reduce costs (less engines needed per season). However, all it has done is shifted the cost from production (spares) to R&D (to make the engines more durable) and that extra R&D spent has reportedly far exceeded what the teams were spending on spare engines.

    This improved reliability has also contributed to the current stagnation because cars no longer suffer mechanical breakdowns so the best cars and drivers are seldom hampered with such and therefore cruise to victory (and championships) race after race (and season after season). "Back in my day" ( :p ) you could depend on an element of unreliability to at least shake up the race a bit as opposed to the processional proceedings we have now.
     
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    Agree that when the turbo engines reigned supreme, you never knew if it would finish the race of blow up.
    These days that’s rare (unless you are running a Renault!).
     
  5. cube Suspended

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    Producing more engines is not interesting. Advancing technology is.

    If the cars don't break down, the requirements should be increased.
     
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    I just wanted to say it’s a significant milestone in F1 history today and tomorrow where we had the blackest weekend in the modern era. It’s 25 years since we lost Roland and Ayrton and one that changed the entire path for the sport we see today. It went from a season I couldn’t wait to see to a season that made me question whether I was interested in it going forward. A lot of good came from it though even if this era is duller than ditch water most of the time lol.

    I just thought I’d mention it as it’s a quarter of a century since Imola 1994 and those of us that witnessed it most probably can’t believe where the years have gone!
     
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    Quailty Post Award. ;)
    --- Post Merged, May 1, 2019 ---
    ....and man were they a handful to drive. Turbos in those days were literally an on/off switch. Another testament to the drivers skill set in those days. :apple:
     
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    Agree. Mind you having been on a track day I think they are highly skilled.
     
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    Spa 6 Hours is live right now. Sleeting at Spa. Insane conditions.
     
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    WHAT! Real racing with passing? Cool. Nice drone shots too.
     
  11. cube, May 6, 2019
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    I hope that the 2021 cars will have to attain the same level of performance with a lower materials bill.
     
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    Well the Ferrari’s could do with a few!
     
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    Do we think Ferrari is mounting a challenge starting from Spain or is the season already over?
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Too early to say over, but they need a win badly. Apart from reliability they would already have one.
     
  16. pachyderm macrumors 603

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    LeClerc will be champion!
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Wake up! He'll not even be allowed to pass his teammate most of the time!
    Shame.
     
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    Your post has more realism in it for sure...
     
  19. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    I think if Ferrari (Vettel) aren't in the hunt for the WDC, big Louis upstairs will tell Mattia to drop team orders. At least I hope so!
     
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    What we need is a Vettel DNF and a win for LeClerc. Then they might decide to start backing him.
     
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    I still LeClerc will make this happen on his own...
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Sooner rather than later? I think this season he'll be expected to be number 2. Then Vettel might leave.
     
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    He wins this weekend.
     

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