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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    I agree with you 100%. He is a very technical person. Last year’s performance is not his demise. He was not responsible for the FIA involvement to reduce fuel usage, he had to manage a team that was given to him with the disadvantages.

    As a leader he is quite good if you read his pedigree and decisions that he made.

    It was not an FIA decision to reduce the fuel usage that led to Ferrari's underperformance. They were caught tampering with the fuel monitoring reporting sensor and thus cheating.
    Now Mattia being the technical guru (apart from the team leader position) was certainly informed, if not involved in the design of the trick to manipulate the s/w and thus the main culprit for the demise.

    My reading anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    I may also be retired, same as Claire, but my phone is on. I'll take their call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    I may also be retired, same as Claire, but my phone is on. I'll take their call.
    I shall look foward to "phoning a friend" in the Ferrari camp😃😃
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    I have many episodes of Top Gear stashed in the PVR, which I would go to randomly if the kizzilion of other channels only shows people making food, people sorting out other peoples homes or people trying to drop that extra 300 lbs.

    So, this morning watching "Joey" hustling a 812 Superfast around Imola, without going to Google, I was wondering:

    Take any cutting-edge Supercar / Hypercar today i.e. Porsche 918, McLaren P1, Ferrari 812, Pagani Huayra etc. Their laptimes around, let's say Monza, how far back will I have to reach in history to find comparable F1 lap times? 30/40 years? More?
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    Very good question. Don't know the answer but can you imagine 21 days from today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    I have many episodes of Top Gear stashed in the PVR, which I would go to randomly if the kizzilion of other channels only shows people making food, people sorting out other peoples homes or people trying to drop that extra 300 lbs.

    So, this morning watching "Joey" hustling a 812 Superfast around Imola, without going to Google, I was wondering:

    Take any cutting-edge Supercar / Hypercar today i.e. Porsche 918, McLaren P1, Ferrari 812, Pagani Huayra etc. Their laptimes around, let's say Monza, how far back will I have to reach in history to find comparable F1 lap times? 30/40 years? More?
    It is almost impossible to guess, or intuitively "feel", a lap time. I was shocked when I realise the Moto GP lads take about half a minute longer than their F1 cousins to get around some tracks.
    It may not be possible to ever find out, because I think pre-downforce F1 cars will be slower than today's super cars. Problem is, most tracks had to bring in chicanes to slow down the downforce cars. A direct comparison may thus not be possible.
    The fact that an F1 car can hardly break out of 1st gear behind the safety car, is already an indication of the difference between a thing with a body and doors and seats and a sleek F1 rocket.
    I found this video instructive. Remember, Lewis has no downforce on his side on this Mickie Mouse track. Just watch how the Mercedes-Benz can power past that 4wd monster Ken Block is hurling around.
    https://youtu.be/EFGqSQvt55I
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    I have just come to the realization that I'll be missing the first GP weekend!
    We'll be making our way up the eastern side of Namibia in an effort to get the cobwebs out of our underutilized 4x4s and off-road caravans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    I have just come to the realization that I'll be missing the first GP weekend!
    We'll be making our way up the eastern side of Namibia in an effort to get the cobwebs out of our underutilized 4x4s and off-road caravans.
    That is as good a reason you could possibly have!

    Can send you updates on the GP until you get comms again, unless you want it to be a surprise.
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    [COLOR=var(--black-color)]: Tyler Heatley



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    You don't need to be Lewis Hamilton to do 230-plus mph.

    There is no denying that a Formula One car is fast. Every strand of carbon, even every wheel nut is designed to maximize performance, but can you go faster in something you can license and drive on the street? Around a track the answer is no, but the highest top speed ever recorded by an F1 car was 231 mph in 2016 by a Williams FW38. Here are seven supercars faster than a Formula One car, in order from "slowest" to the current top-speed champion.





    https://www.motor1.com/features/2361...ars-faster-f1/

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    "Here are some numbers: According to my (generous) estimates, modern F1 car does 0-100 kph in ~2.5 seconds and 0-200 kph in slightly over 5 seconds. According to same estimates and Porsche's data for 919 Hybrid, LMP1 car does 0-100 in less than 2 and 0-200 in 4.5 seconds. This translates to quarter mile differential of ~0.8 seconds, which is difference between a really fast sports-sedan and a supercar - we are talking multiple car-lengths."

    https://fastestlaps.com/articles/which-is-faster-le-mans-lmp1-car-or-formula-1-car

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    I have many episodes of Top Gear stashed in the PVR, which I would go to randomly if the kizzilion of other channels only shows people making food, people sorting out other peoples homes or people trying to drop that extra 300 lbs.

    So, this morning watching "Joey" hustling a 812 Superfast around Imola, without going to Google, I was wondering:

    Take any cutting-edge Supercar / Hypercar today i.e. Porsche 918, McLaren P1, Ferrari 812, Pagani Huayra etc. Their laptimes around, let's say Monza, how far back will I have to reach in history to find comparable F1 lap times? 30/40 years? More?
    Even a 1970 Ferrari 312b has 460bhp and weighs 550kg and should still comfortably kick any supercars ass around a track.
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    Nobody mentioned the departure of the Renault team principal

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...Ml8BA7t0w.html

    Alonso got a new boss meanwhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EttiennedK View Post
    Only #3 plausible.

    Author a bit random.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    It is almost impossible to guess, or intuitively "feel", a lap time. I was shocked when I realise the Moto GP lads take about half a minute longer than their F1 cousins to get around some tracks.
    It may not be possible to ever find out, because I think pre-downforce F1 cars will be slower than today's super cars. Problem is, most tracks had to bring in chicanes to slow down the downforce cars. A direct comparison may thus not be possible.
    The fact that an F1 car can hardly break out of 1st gear behind the safety car, is already an indication of the difference between a thing with a body and doors and seats and a sleek F1 rocket.
    I found this video instructive. Remember, Lewis has no downforce on his side on this Mickie Mouse track. Just watch how the Mercedes-Benz can power past that 4wd monster Ken Block is hurling around.
    https://youtu.be/EFGqSQvt55I
    Basically all the time the F1 guys have over the Moto GP madmen - comes from braking and speed through corners. Contact patch and downforce effect clearly displayed.

    I do regard the Moto GP pilots the bravest men in all of Motorsport though.

    Guys like Ken Block just proves why I always say that purely skill-based, F1 may not always have the best 20 drivers in the world. What he can do with a car is amazing. No, he will not even begin to make it in F1, but he is an amazing talent behind the wheel, even if it is just showboating.
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    I am not convinced LH will have it so easy this year. But maybe it's just wishful thinking
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    I have this funny feeling Ferrari is going to surprise everyone this year with lots of podiums....

    Maybe it's just daydreaming, but that's also OK.

    I think CL will take any half decent car to the top three.
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    I just want close, nail-biting, on the edge of the seat racing. Every race
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EttiennedK View Post
    Got another link? When I opened the link it looks like the story was moved. What was it about?
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