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January 17, 2020, 02:43:21 PM by Robem64
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January 16, 2020, 05:12:15 PM by John S
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Quite possibly according to a source out there.

If true will we see the same struggles as 2017 when they tried this before, or have they learnt from that experience?

Please excuse the poor English in this excerpt, I've lifted it verbatim.

"A Dutch articles writes Ferrari will have a shorter wheelbase with more rake, very much like RBR.
The gearbox size has been reduces to allow more room for aero in that area.
It seems Ferrari are looking for better grip and cornering speed, the one thing the well powered car was short of in 2019. So not so much evolution for the reds, but a new approach, a risky choice they had to make though."

Excerpt courtesy Martin Faber from the comments section of an article on, 15th Jan.
January 15, 2020, 03:03:51 PM by Jericoke
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This is a very easy movie to review.  It's basically a Fast and Furious movie crossed with Deadpool.  If that sounds good, you'll love this movie.  If that makes you say 'why?', then you won't.

Ryan Reynolds plays a wise cracking leader of a team of idealists out to save the world from itself.  Members of the team are identified by number, instead of name, so they don't get too attached.  The premise of the movie is to overthrow a middle eastern dictator, but it's mostly an excuse for Michael Bay to create a series of car chases, gun fights and super slow motion gore.  (Seriously, pretty much any injury you can think of, Michael Bay is going to show you in R rated detail).  The chases, fights and gore are all top notch fun.  (Again, if you like that.  If not... well, there's nothing else for you)

As an F1 fan, there is a scene that features Yas Marina.  Oddly enough, they say they're in Las Vegas.  I know that looking for logic in a movie like this is a fool's errand, but as an F1 fan, it's weird when half the movie is in the middle east anyway, why pretend you're in Las Vegas when I can clearly see Ferrari World in the background?  Las Vegas has its own landmarks, and its own race track.
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January 14, 2020, 01:22:30 PM by John S
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 :yahoo:  :yahoo: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Philbe  :yahoo: :yahoo:

                      and Many Happy Returns
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January 13, 2020, 12:46:10 PM by John S
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You bet Yah!!  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

We've heard F1 cars are capable of speeds up to 235mph, what better way to see just how frighteningly fast they really are with a side-by-side comparison against 'normal' GT racing cars on song at Spa-Francorchamps. - Enjoy.

John S
January 12, 2020, 04:46:28 PM by John S
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An abandoned track in the park on Sydenham Hill in South London. 

- Yes you've guessed it's the Crystal Palace site. 
For more info:-
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January 12, 2020, 02:26:24 PM by John S
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Pat Symonds admits that FOM has been running it's own computer sims on grid formation, amongst other things, and now wants to use Esports series competitors to further assess impacts of differing grid start slots.

Side by side wont necessarily lead to more 1st lap shunts - apparently.
Just a reminder Pat that real world and sims, even with experienced gamers, are often a long way apart.
Ask the teams who find new parts showing big big gains in sims only to disappoint on track if you need proof.

F1 has been using its own simulations to try and assess potential sporting rule changes for the future, such as introducing reverse grid sprint races that were ultimately rejected for 2020.

Speaking at Autosport International in Birmingham on Thursday, F1 chief technical officer Pat Symonds revealed that in order to introduce a human element to its trials, it would be working with some of the Esports leaders in the future.

One of the models we’ve run is we’ve looked at whether the grid formation that we have at the moment, which is the staggered eight-metre grid, whether that’s the right way to do it,” Symonds explained.

“If you want to investigate what would be the effect of a two-by-two grid, physics will tell you that the cars will all make the same start, they’ll all arrive at the first corner in the same order. But that’s not the way it really is.
“We need to understand, well, will we actually get a more exciting first lap, or will we just get a lot of accidents? We obviously don’t want to wipe out half the field on the first lap. The only way you can do that is the human in the loop thing.

“The teams have humans in the loop, driver in the loop simulators, but they are looking for peak performance. We’re looking for something different.

“What I’m hoping at the end of this year is that we’ll use some of our elite gaming racers from our Esports series to actually test out some of our ideas for sporting regulation changes.”

Courtesy Luke Smith,, 11th Jan.
January 10, 2020, 11:31:25 PM by lkjohnson1950
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Peter Wright, the man who practically invented ground effects at Lotus and is now working for the FIA thinks F1 could cure a lot of problems especially with overtaking if they allowed the teams to use side skirts again.

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