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Author Topic: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'  (Read 605 times)

Offline cosworth151

Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« on: January 25, 2022, 06:29:05 PM »
It looks like Mercedes’ chief technical officer James Allison agrees we what we've been discussing here. One or two team will get things majorly wrong with their cars for the new rules package and have a terrible season. Any bets on which one?

https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a38873002/mercedes-technical-boss-predicts-some-f1-teams-will-get-it-really-badly-wrong-in-2022/


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Online Jericoke

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 06:42:02 PM »
The other thing to remember is this is also the first 'blank sheet' car design in the cap era.  Mercedes could continue making a great car better, because they could throw money at it.  It'll be different now though, simply not having the budget available for drastic changes.

Now the team is more important than ever, to have people who can get the expensive parts right on the first try.

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Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2022, 07:27:47 PM »
Be ironic if it's Merc that falls behind with these rather pointless comments from Allison.  :D

There are always winners & losers when the spec gets changed dramatically, it's what makes F1 special as all cars are prototypes from each team. This is especially true with a complete new ruleset which means no one can copy another teams design from last or preceding years.   
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Offline Andy B

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 08:25:16 PM »
Those who have been in the design stage longest should reign as its not a rush job!
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline Dare

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 08:55:33 PM »
Isn't that the case every year. Get it wrong and lose
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline cosworth151

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 09:01:06 PM »
Those who have been in the design stage longest should reign as its not a rush job!

I hope you're right. Haas has been working on it for almost 2 years.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2022, 03:38:32 AM »
Been watching coverage of the lead up to the Daytona 24. The rules for the GT classes had some major changes to better align with Le Mans and the FIA. Corvette, which has dominated the GTLM professional class for years, got it wrong. Best they could do in the qualifying race was 8th. As you would expect, they were massively disappointed. Porsche meanwhile remained at the front, taking 2ND and 3RD behind a very quick Huracan and just head of a pair of Mercedes.
Lonny

Offline cosworth151

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2022, 07:09:52 PM »
Temperatures for the Daytona 24 Hours this weekend are forecast to be near or below freezing. That should mix things up.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2022, 07:23:48 PM »
 :good: :good:
Lonny

 


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