corona virus and F1 by Jericoke
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F1 Coffee Table by lkjohnson1950
[February 26, 2020, 08:45:10 PM]
Testing by monty
[February 26, 2020, 01:12:03 PM]
Mercedes F1 flexy steering wheel/column by monty
[February 26, 2020, 01:04:02 PM]
Just Add Lightness by Andy B
[February 24, 2020, 08:49:03 PM]
F1 Forum with chat about the latest Formula 1 news from around the World.
February 26, 2020, 04:31:49 PM by cosworth151
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If you've gotten tired of your Ikea coffee table, here's an alternative for F1 fans.
A mid-1980's TAG-Porsche F1 engine that comes with a glass coffee table top. The engine offered is TTE-PO-1-51, which consists of the engine block, sump, heads with valves, and the distinctive TAG badged cam covers. The package also contains a glass 'coffee table' cover and a set of Spark Plugs provided by Bosch.
It is a bit more costly than Ikea at $8,500.00, but you don't have to put it together with a little allen wrench!
February 24, 2020, 02:55:37 PM by John S
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As more countries ramp up efforts to legislate against fossil fuelled vehicles can F1 survive in it's present guise?
Below Honda explains it's reasons for only committing until end of 2021, it's all about the rapidly changing ethos and direction in the motor industry.
Seems individual cities such as Paris, Rome and Mexico City are pushing for their own Petrol/Diesel bans by 2024/5. Now if they lead surely more will follow.
Can any of the engine manufacturers then really withstand the pressure from impending fossil fuel bans consigning F1 to an historic travelling freak show?
February 24, 2020, 02:23:57 PM by John S
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TECH INSIGHT: Ferrari asked the FIA to approve it's new anti-spin concept that will be used in the second week of testing.
Photo and joke courtesy Silverfox from comments section of article 'Decoding the great F1 test hoax' on Grandprix247.com, 23rd Feb.
February 24, 2020, 10:08:07 AM by Wizzo
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Welcome to the GPWizard 2020 Grid Game
As always the aim of the Grid Game is to correctly predict each Formula 1 race result, score the most points, see if you can do better than everyone else and become the Grid Game Champion. You can enter your predictions here.
All the F1 driver names are supplied in simple drop down lists so each prediction can be entered in about 30 seconds, it's free and very quick and easy to play. Here is a quick guide:
Predict the following:
Pole position: 2 points (Driver that starts the race from pole.)
Top 8 finishing drivers: 2 points for a driver in the right position.1 point for a driver in the wrong position.
Fastest race lap: 1 point.
Rain: Yes/No: 1 point (Decided by members in the race chat room as F1 officials mucked it a few times in the past.)
Safety Car: Yes/No: 1 point (Will be counted when the actual safety car is deployed during race, a virtual safety car does not count.)
Did Not Finish: 1 point (DNF-numbers of cars not finishing race, again declared in the race chat room.)
Double Up: - Doubles your points for one race (can only be used once per season, must be declared before qualifying deadline).
CHANGE FOR 2020
Driver Position Bonus: Predict more than two drivers in the correct finishing position in any race to receive the following points bonus:
2 drivers correct = 1
3 drivers correct = 2
4 drivers correct = 3
5 drivers correct = 4
6 drivers correct = 5
7 drivers correct = 6
All drivers correct = 10
Qualifying deadline: -1 hour before the start of qualifying. If you fail to place your predictions before the qualifying deadline you will lose the chance to predict the driver in pole position but you can continue to place your race predictions up to the race deadline.
Race deadline: - 1 hour before the start of the race. If you miss the race deadline then you have missed the chance to participate in the current race weekend.
Qualifying and Race deadlines are clearly shown on the left this sites pages.
Late Picks - IMPORTANT If you cannot access GPWizard or you know you will not be able to place your picks then we will accept your predictions via PM to Dare or email to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time before the relevant deadline.
The player with the highest accumulated score from the current F1 season.
If there is no outright winner:
If two or more players tie with the highest score then the player with the highest score plus the greatest number of correct pole picks will be the winner. If the players are still tied the player with the highest single (non DU) race score will be winner. If still tied Wizzo will draw a winner from his top hat.
As always there will be some generous F1 related prizes and these will be announced later. Please keep a look out for another notification.
-Check your scores after each race. All scores become official after one week - Correct or Incorrect.
-Race results will be adjusted to match the official race results in the event of a race investigation or disqualification.
-Players may only use one Username to enter the competition.
-Moderators decision is final in all aspects of the GPWizard Grid Game.
February 23, 2020, 07:45:45 PM by Wizzo
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Here Daniel González-Vallinas testing the JAL race car at Estoril this weekend.
February 23, 2020, 07:39:08 PM by Wizzo
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Some of you may know that in 2017 I decided to start a project to redesign the lights on the Caterham 7. This led me to me starting a company called Just Add Lightness.
I am pleased to say that 'JAL' has gone from strength to strength and it with great pride that today I announce the roll out of the 2020 JAL sponsored race car!
February 23, 2020, 04:40:53 PM by John S
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Mercedes has published some of its internal analysis of this week’s testing session.
They're predicting good gains for some of the midfield teams and expect a shuffle in the order from Last term, but they stop short of identifying winners or losers.
They've also noted Ferrari's below optimum power level use throughout the week compared to it's own Maranello customer teams.
Just how do they come up with these findings? Well - a bloody big computer - and a bloody good algorithm set to investigate the analytic parameters, explained by Motorsport Magazine, below.
Testing spy: how Mercedes calculates its rivals’ true pace
“Testing times are not meaningless,” says Mercedes. “They are a goldmine, if you’re prepared to sift through them with care and caution until a clear picture begins to emerge. If you look at them long enough, they gradually give up their secrets.”
This is how the team analyses the performance of its rivals:-
Start with what you know
Teams know every car’s lap time and the number of laps completed, as well as the performance difference between tyre compounds and the amount of fuel that’s burnt each lap.
Like a Maths GCSE question, you can start to estimate a car’s pace from this data.
Look what happened last year
In the top secret world of F1 car development, teams are surprisingly predictable when it comes to their testing runs. “They tend to do similar things each year,” says Mercedes.
“Most people will run three fuel levels: a lower fuel load for performance, a medium fuel load for the bulk of their work, and full tanks for their race simulations. For each team, these three levels are different, but, weirdly, they don’t vary much from year to year.
“Our opening guesses will assume that each team will do the same as they did the year
Count the laps
To refine the opening guesses, strategists look at the number of laps that a car has run, and identify the minimum fuel load. “If a car does a 10 lap run, then we know that a lap consumes (say) 1.7kg, then there must have been at least 17kg of fuel in the car to do that run,” says Mercedes. “In reality, teams do not like to run down to fumes in normal testing, so it is more likely that there was at least 27kg of fuel in the car.
“If our prior assumption was that this team normally runs 50kg for general testing, then we will adjust our initial guess to say that the car was likely to have somewhere between 27kg and 50kg of fuel in the car. Once a team has done a load of running, this estimate gets surprisingly accurate.”
Watch for the pit stops
“The real insight comes when a team attempts a race distance. Doing a full race distance with pit-stop style tyre changes implies that the team must have its tanks near to full. This narrows the error in our estimates dramatically, allowing race times to be compared more or less directly.”
GPS tracking allows teams to see rivals’ speed and acceleration, which allows them to calculate each engine’s power and available modes.
Courtesy of Dominic Tobin, Motorsportmagazine.com, today.