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lkjohnson1950
July 15, 2019, 05:45:27 AM by lkjohnson1950
Views: 111 | Comments: 4

Todt is proposing that F1 remove tech such as anti-stall, telemetry, and virtual garages, the 50 or more people crunching data at the factory during a race weekend. Sounds good to me.

https://www.racefans.net/2019/07/14/todt-proposes-new-ban-on-driver-aids-targeting-anti-stall-telemetry-and-virtual-garages/
Willy
July 14, 2019, 07:56:59 PM by Willy
Views: 193 | Comments: 9

Nice to watch the British Gp at Silverstone as it is the location of the heart of F1.

Hero's

Hamilton.
This driver has it all and knows his car so well he can get more out of it then Bottas. He pulls off a fastest lap on the last lap of the race on hard tires that had run over 25 laps and should have been changed out 5 laps ago.

Sainz.
Gained 7 positions in the race. Great job fending off Danny for lap after lap and bringing home Macca in the points again.

Leclerc
Wonderful neck and neck battle with Dirty Max. Great to watch.

Zero's

Vettel
Quali sucked and then you rear-end Max to collect a 10-sec penalty. Are you trying to get punted from Ferrari?  Methinks you have had it with F1 and are looking for an out.

Silverstone Pit Lane
I have not been able to watch F1 for a few years so today's race was the first for me in a while, and I did not notice when then pitlane changed and was dug down at the end. It appears that there is a tall concrete wall stopping the fans from seeing any pit-lane action as part of the lane is below ground. Is this so? And why?

Nope, can't think of more.

Scott
July 14, 2019, 10:47:01 AM by Scott
Views: 84 | Comments: 3

Looking forward to today’s race.  Ideally the Merc’s will take each other out on turn 1 and the race will be a battle between Leclerc and Max until Max does something stupid  ;) (he’s due for a brain fart after his fine performances of late).

Although it’s flat, the racing lines at Silverstone challenge all the drivers all the time.  I don’t think there is another track that requires so much feathering of the throttle to put in a great lap time.

I hope Renault brings something to the table in race pace, and it would be nice if McLaren made up some places for a couple of points.  Not expecting much from Williams, Haas or Racing Point today, but if it does string out to a parade, they might tangle things up when they are being lapped.

I should be in chat almost to the end, but will take off so I can ride my bike to work.

Grrrr, why doesn’t the UK just get in line and join CET?  Race is an hour later here, so I can watch the start and catch the rest on highlights from work.  Sorry, but won’t be on chat today.
John S
July 14, 2019, 10:11:56 AM by John S
Views: 193 | Comments: 3

Besides race pace will the tyres play a bigger factor than normal in the outcome at Silverstone according to Grandprix.com.
Some teams have expessed doubts about the Pirelli rubber.
Will it be wise to try and do just one stop?  :DntKnw:

The new Silverstone surface's debut on Friday saw the F1 drivers struggle with extreme and highly visible wear on their 2019 Pirellis.
"It was a question of how far you dare to go with it," Renault technical boss Marcin Budkowski said.
Sebastian Vettel even gave it a number: "For us it was seven laps. Then there was nothing left."
His Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc added: "I had so much degradation, graining and blistering on the front left tyre."
But Pirelli's Mario Isola is not overly alarmed, saying the wear should improve over the weekend as more rubber goes down.
"In 2017 during the Barcelona tests, we had a similar thing with the new asphalt there," he said.

Courtesy grandprix.com, Sat 13th July.
Jericoke
July 11, 2019, 08:23:52 PM by Jericoke
Views: 192 | Comments: 4

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11760965/lewis-hamilton-relishing-battles-against-f1s-new-rising-stars

It's an article about Hamilton being excited about the challenge of the next generation (take that Seb and Kimi!).

Horner naturally says that Max is the best out there right now.  While I disagree, Max still has the 'recklessness' of youth that Hamilton has outgrown.  Sometimes that lack of respect for fellow drivers can earn a win.

Of course the debate about 'same car' always draws caveats.  Each driver has their own style and a car that suits one might be terrible for another.  We usually find that the 'best' are the ones that put a car ahead of where it should be.  Alonso and Schumacher definitely showed this ability.  Hamilton's ability to create 'perfect laps', or as a rookie going toe to toe with Alonso shows he is in this category too.  I don't know that Max has shown an ability to elevate his car (Gasly is no slouch, so maybe Max really is that good.  On the other hand, Ricciardo has looked very ordinary in the Renault despite being on the same level as Max last year).
cosworth151
July 11, 2019, 04:30:28 PM by cosworth151
Views: 210 | Comments: 6

Rich Energy has pulled its sponsorship of Haas, citing poor performance.

A tweet from Rich Energy announcing the split read, “We aim to beat Red Bull and being behind Williams in Austria is unacceptable.

“The politics and PC attitude in F1 is also inhibiting our business. We wish the team well.”

The embattled drinks maker recently lost a copyright infringement case filed by Whyte Bikes, a U.K. bicycle builder.
cosworth151
July 10, 2019, 04:13:05 PM by cosworth151
Views: 155 | Comments: 2

It's the anniversary of something that makes our enjoyment of F1 possible.

Telstar, the 1st successful active communications satellite, was launched on this day in 1962. It completed the 1st live satellite TV broadcasts between Europe & North America. Synchronous orbit capability  hadn't been developed, so the broadcasts would only last as long as the satellite was in range. Still, it was a start. And those of us who were around back then were absolutely amazed!

https://earthsky.org/human-world/this-date-in-science-the-launch-of-telstar-1
cosworth151
July 10, 2019, 03:46:29 PM by cosworth151
Views: 177 | Comments: 4

McLaren announced that they will keep their current diver lineup of Lando Norris & Carlos Sainz Jr. through the 2020 F1 season.

Team CEO Zak Brown said, “I’m delighted we’re able to announce our 2020 driver line-up ahead of the team’s home race at the British Grand Prix this weekend. Both Carlos and Lando are proving themselves as racers and are integral to our path to recovery. They have made a real contribution to the positive momentum and morale within the team, both at the track and back at the factory. The reception they’ve received from our fans has been outstanding and they are superb ambassadors for the McLaren brand, personifying our Fearlessly Forward mentality.”

The team also announced that they have access to Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin "should Carlos or Lando be unable to complete a full race weekend in 2019."  Hedging their bet?

https://www.mclaren.com/racing/team/mclaren-confirms-2020-formula-1-driver-line-up/