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Author Topic: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season  (Read 1093 times)

Offline Jericoke

Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2019, 03:14:41 PM »
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  • NASCAR super speedways are really not a proper venue for Indy Cars. Just too fast. The centrifugal force causes those blackouts. Milwaukee's flat mile is much more interesting to me.

    Milwaukee Mile is my favourite race, any series, any track type.  It's just insane!  I loved the CART racing there, a nice antidote to the sprawling Indy 500.

    NASCAR racing there is surreal, it looks like bumper to bumper rush hour traffic going in a circle at 200 mph.  There is no room for error, and a tremendous amount of trust with your fellow drivers is a must.

    Online Luke

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #16 on: March 01, 2019, 06:30:20 PM »
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  • Milwaukee Mile is my favourite race, any series, any track type.  It's just insane!  I loved the CART racing there, a nice antidote to the sprawling Indy 500.

    NASCAR racing there is surreal, it looks like bumper to bumper rush hour traffic going in a circle at 200 mph.  There is no room for error, and a tremendous amount of trust with your fellow drivers is a must.

    Trust in your fellow drivers? 

    I know someone who would fit right in  ;)

    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Calman

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #17 on: March 01, 2019, 06:35:07 PM »
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  • Max would be complaining on the radio ... "Why did you put me back out into traffic? ... it's bumper to bumper out here .. and can you ask the other teams to speed up!!! ... somebody HIT ME, I mean, C'mon!!!!!!!!".

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    Online Luke

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #18 on: March 01, 2019, 06:38:01 PM »
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  • Calman, you have it all wrong! 

    Max would not make it past the first corner without an enormous collision! 
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    Offline Calman

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #19 on: March 01, 2019, 06:45:34 PM »
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  • True.  I can envision him trying to explain away a 50 car pile up to Dr Marko!  :o

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    Online Luke

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #20 on: March 01, 2019, 07:44:07 PM »
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  • Dr Marko would probably blame Kvyat.  Even if Kvyat was 5000 miles away.
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    Offline Calman

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #21 on: March 01, 2019, 07:49:47 PM »
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  • .. that's a bit far fetched, although I could realistically accept 4,998 miles away!!  :D

    It will be interesting with Gasly in 2019.   Maybe he will become the new golden boy at RBR and Max will receive the treatment his teammates were familiar with!?!? ... but I doubt it.

    Best Regards,
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    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #22 on: March 01, 2019, 10:13:17 PM »
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  • Gasly's already in the doghouse after wrecking tha test car. Cost them valuable time.
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #23 on: March 07, 2019, 06:24:41 AM »
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  • I'm not convinced Max would fit in. He doesn't trust drivers who follow the rules, to the extent that he's willing to punch them, and his driving is so untrustworthy that he'd soon be getting swiped by the regulars. (He wouldn't mind the punches so much if he ever understood why he was getting hit).
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    Offline Calman

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #24 on: March 07, 2019, 06:49:34 AM »
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  • He doesn't trust drivers who follow the rules, to the extent that he's willing to punch them...

    I think F1 needs to recruit a future driver from the toughest parts of Glasgow, London, Texas or Cape Town ... (to name a few) ... then see if Max wants to use his hands (it could be his last).

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    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #25 on: March 07, 2019, 08:36:49 AM »
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  • Max's confrontational attitude looks like a inherited trait from his father. Jos is a well documented brawler, might be hard for Max to make the change now, even if he wants too.  :(
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline Scott

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #26 on: March 08, 2019, 02:51:57 PM »
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  • I think there are any number of drivers on the grid who are easily capable of putting Max on his butt, but I think there may only be one or two who would actually take the swing. 
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #27 on: March 08, 2019, 05:21:56 PM »
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  • I think there are any number of drivers on the grid who are easily capable of putting Max on his butt, but I think there may only be one or two who would actually take the swing.

    As a hockey fan, it's always painful watching athletes from non contact sports 'fight'.  Baseball and Basketball are pretty bad.  NASCAR was great, the sport was (and I say this with love) founded by thugs.  They really knew how to handle themselves.

    I agree that some F1 drivers might have that ability, but it's more likely to see some tai chi break out.

    Offline Calman

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #28 on: March 08, 2019, 08:36:35 PM »
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  • Speaking of Hockey, I now get the quote "I went to watch a fight and a Hockey match broke out!"  ... I don't follow Hockey, even after living 16 years in Western Canada, but at least I get the "jab" nowadays, well, have done for a good few years.

    I guess the parallel is, back in Scotland, a mate would always be sitting in the pub or armchair at home watching Fitbae!! ... here, it's typically a neighbour in the garage, tinkering with his Quad, Hunting Gear or Chainsaw, watching Hockey on a wall mounted portable TV.

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: F1 cars will be lapping slower this season
    « Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 05:41:39 PM »
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  • Speaking of Hockey, I now get the quote "I went to watch a fight and a Hockey match broke out!"  ... I don't follow Hockey, even after living 16 years in Western Canada, but at least I get the "jab" nowadays, well, have done for a good few years.

    I guess the parallel is, back in Scotland, a mate would always be sitting in the pub or armchair at home watching Fitbae!! ... here, it's typically a neighbour in the garage, tinkering with his Quad, Hunting Gear or Chainsaw, watching Hockey on a wall mounted portable TV.

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)

    Hockey has always been a 'tough' sport.  The speed of playing on ice skates always injects a lot of energy and emotions can get ratcheted up very quickly.

    In the 1970s the NHL went from 6 teams to 18 teams, plus a competing professional league with another 12 or so teams.  There weren't enough high calibre players to flesh out 30 teams, so there were players who would focus on a single skill and hope that was enough.  Many players chose physical intimidation as their single skill, and the Philadelphia Flyers built their entire team around the philosophy that if you could 'beat them in the alley you could beat them on the ice'.  They would get the biggest, strongest meanest players, and the opposing team would spend the game worried about being hurt (imagine racing between Max and Grosjean for 70 laps) and couldn't focus on playing hockey.  The flyers won 2 championships with that strategy, and other teams adapted their strategy to match:  all the teams tried to be the biggest, strongest, baddest team on skates.

    Then Wayne Gretzky, a comparitive pipsqueak, comes along and shatters all the scoring records and the game has generally trended away from fighting ever since.  In the 1970s a single normal game might have 5 fights.  Now a championship team might have 5 total fights over an 82 game season.

    As a hockey fan, I like that fights are rare, they feel more special now, like they mean something as part of the game.

    They're still better than watching Max flail around.