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Author Topic: One Mans View  (Read 261 times)

Offline Willy

One Mans View
« on: May 04, 2022, 07:58:23 PM »
This is an article written by Max Noble on Pitpass that makes some good points about this season so far.
www.pitpass.com/72369/The-Reign-Maker



Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: One Mans View
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 04:07:58 AM »
Misses some points too. No mention of Haas, who have made the biggest turn around. Wheels are about at their limit, the weight of the wheel/tire combination begins to grow again somewhere in the 18 to 22 inch area. Drivers are already complaining they can't see over the taller shoes. And the rain didn't really spice up E-R much. Max was in complete control from turn 1.  :DntKnw:
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Offline cosworth151

Re: One Mans View
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2022, 01:31:57 PM »
In talking about the wheel diameter of road cars, he fails to take into account that the seating position in those rides might be a teeny bit higher than the flat on your back, backside dragging the pavement seating in an F1 car. As Lonny said, the new tires are blocking the drivers' view. Prototype sports cars ran into a similar problem several seasons ago.
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Re: One Mans View
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2022, 01:45:12 PM »
I wish they would stop trying to kid anyone that road relevance matters in the modern age of F1. Sure there is a tiny bit of transfer now but not like in the early years of racing.

We all know that F1 cars are not road cars so why burden them with these sodden great rims, this all harks back to an attempt to entice Michelin back into tyre supply - and it failed.  :crazy:

Be nice if FIA could admit they've gone down wrong path and return to the more familiar 13" next season or at latest the year after. Mind you it may make the bouncy effects from porpoising even more pronounced.  :D
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Offline rmassart

Re: One Mans View
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2022, 05:05:00 PM »
I wish they would stop trying to kid anyone that road relevance matters in the modern age of F1. Sure there is a tiny bit of transfer now but not like in the early years of racing.

I'm hoping that tiny transfer is related to the energy recovery systems - otherwise I don't see the point in those complex and costly systems either....

Offline Jericoke

Re: One Mans View
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 09:26:49 PM »
I wish they would stop trying to kid anyone that road relevance matters in the modern age of F1. Sure there is a tiny bit of transfer now but not like in the early years of racing.

I'm hoping that tiny transfer is related to the energy recovery systems - otherwise I don't see the point in those complex and costly systems either....

The only references I can find about 'trickle down' technology is the abandoned Williams Fly wheel ('Flybrid') being used in commercial and industrial applications

https://www.plasticstoday.com/automotive-and-mobility/composite-flywheel-reduces-fuel-consumption-bus

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: One Mans View
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2022, 11:15:04 PM »
The super high end Mercedes 2 seater uses a modified version of the previous F1 power unit. That's the most direct use I've seen.
Lonny

 


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