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Author Topic: Mystery Paddle  (Read 1523 times)

Offline Robem64

Mystery Paddle
« on: April 24, 2018, 07:46:01 AM »
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  • Oooo....Ferrari have a new "mystery paddle"

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mystery-surrounds-vettels-secret-third-paddle-1029436/?s=1

    Given the wit on here I think we open this up for suggestions as to it's purpose.

    My guess......deploying the Verstappen deflector shield!

    Over to you lot.....


    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Calman

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 08:27:06 AM »
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  • ... I'm thinking it's a mini barber's clipper and that's our explanation on Seb's 2018 bowl cut, *cough* ... designer haircut!!

    When the cameras are switched off, Seb leans his head sideways against the wheel, only to result in perfectly groovy haircuts every time - after he removes his crash helmet of course, that would just be plain silly!!!

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Luke

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 08:32:23 AM »
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  • I think it turns his car into a spiked obstacle.  Potentially for Verstappen but more likely for the next time he wants to ram into Hamilton.  More spikes make more damage.  Imagine something out of a James Bond movie. 
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Calman

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 08:37:56 AM »
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  • I'm not sure what purpose it served in the opening 2 races of the season.   However, Ferrari officials have released a statement, well, a press photo, showing what occurs to Seb's Ferrari when that Paddle is engaged ...



    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 07:05:24 PM »
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  • I think it is to change the engine mapping. Not his own  - Kimi's, to slow him down if he gets too close. 
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
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    Offline Robem64

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 08:23:19 PM »
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  • Love it when we get creative on here...nice work :)
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Luke

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 08:46:39 PM »
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  • I think it is to change the engine mapping. Not his own  - Kimi's, to slow him down if he gets too close.

    Judging by the form of Kimi this season, I think this is the most plausible explanation  :good:
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline John S

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 10:42:18 PM »
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  • My vote goes to a smoke generating system, either to start or stop the billowing clouds.

    The purpose for this system is as shrouded in mystery as Seb's manic hairstyle.    :D 
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline Calman

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 12:40:31 AM »
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  • .. it could also be as simple as Vettel's "Party Mode" when the Paddle is engaged ... so some fast paced German techno music bursts into life!!!  (or maybe Haircut 100) ???

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 02:03:10 AM »
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  • Offline Dare

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #10 on: April 27, 2018, 03:44:48 PM »
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  • I think it is to change the engine mapping. Not his own  - Kimi's, to slow him down if he gets too close.


    Judging by the form of Kimi this season, I think this is the most plausible explanation  :good:


    How can Kimi's form be rated when he doesn't play on a fair
    field. There's various races to back this up. Monaco for one
    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson

    Offline Dare

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #11 on: April 27, 2018, 03:46:52 PM »
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  • I think it is to change the engine mapping. Not his own  - Kimi's, to slow him down if he gets too close.

    Think  you hit it Cos...it activates a rev limiter in Kimi's
    car if he pulls within 5 seconds of Vettel
    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson

    Offline Luke

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #12 on: April 27, 2018, 09:49:36 PM »
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  • How can Kimi's form be rated when he doesn't play on a fair
    field. There's various races to back this up. Monaco for one

    That is kind of what I was alluding to.  Kimi seems to go in and have a good race and then 'mysteriously' drop off.  Hence, the Kimi paddle on Vettel's wheel affecting Raikkonen's pace.  Disappointing as he has been the better driver at Ferrari in my opinion.
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Dare

    Re: Mystery Paddle
    « Reply #13 on: April 27, 2018, 11:27:23 PM »
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  • He'd have had 3 podiums if Ferrari hadn't screwed up his pit stop
    at Bahrain ....sure Vettel was happy though
    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson