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Jericoke
March 03, 2024, 12:03:05 AM by Jericoke
Views: 3152 | Comments: 1

Heroes:

Another season under way!  Hooray!

Modern reliability, every single car finished the race!  Hooray!

Max:  another flawless race, worthy of praise in the archives.

Perez:  second place is good, right?

Sainz:  was given a great big FU by Ferrari in the off season, and demonstrated he's willing to respond in kind.

Stroll:  first lap spin and still finishing in the points.  He may not be the best driver at Aston Martin, but I think he's as good as anyone else available for the seat.

Zeroes:

I understand the rules exist to create 'value' for the teams, and I think it's safe to say they've done that.  However, the rules clearly do NOT exist to provide spectacle.  Picking up where we left off after last season almost exactly isn't anyone's idea of fun.  I don't mind Max winning 24 if he has to fight for each and every one of the wins, but watching him win race after race with a snooze, while the same 4 teams teeter totter the rest of the points isn't going to hold my interest.

Alpine.  Just... what the hell guys?  I get that when things don't go according to plan they just fire people, but maybe they've fired people who would just come up with better plans?  Whatever they're doing with the Enstone team isn't working.  They need to look into finding a Wolff-esque partner to take over the team, take responsibility, but keep the Alpine name on it.  Or just sell to Andretti and begone.

Special mention:

I might not care for Stake as a sponsor, but that bright green really pops on track.  Need to get back to more brightly coloured cars.  (And not whatever mess VCARB has. Yikes)
Dare
March 01, 2024, 10:40:33 PM by Dare
Views: 3841 | Comments: 2

Ain't this a surprise

https://www.planetf1.com/news/f1-news-bahrain-grand-prix-2024-qualifying-round-up
John S
March 01, 2024, 08:39:12 AM by John S
Views: 6462 | Comments: 0

Reminding members that GG pole pick for first race of season closes an hour before Quali TODAY, because of earlier schedule for Bahrain.

Race entry closes tomorrow 1 hour before the race.

C'mon you know you want to - get them entries in - its fun.


John S
February 28, 2024, 09:35:40 PM by John S
Views: 4546 | Comments: 3

Not sure Las Vegas added that much to record income, in fact it may really have made a loss if building & set up costs are applied properly, but Liberty still bigging it up.  :swoon:
Most of us though can take it or leave it - Las Vegas race that is. ;)

https://f1i.com/news/500864-formula-1-revenue-surges-in-2023-boosted-by-las-vegas-gp.html?_ga=2.152395709.509608736.1709135055-1748048233.1697908568
John S
February 28, 2024, 09:23:37 PM by John S
Views: 7707 | Comments: 0

The final lap was a jaw-dropping three-wide battle as Suarez, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Busch hurtled towards the finish line.  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

But who got the nod for victory by 0.003 seconds???  :D

Watch from 11.45 on highlights vid below to find out.
Wow is the finish Cool!!!!  8)


John S
February 28, 2024, 04:13:30 PM by John S
Views: 4797 | Comments: 5

Hope this is an end and we don't see lots of other stuff leaked to media in an attempt to prolong this saga.

Seems to me bullshit that has been pedalled by a certain Dutch news group may not be as accurate as they would like us to believe.  >:(   

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/68411597

Jericoke
February 28, 2024, 03:09:39 PM by Jericoke
Views: 11946 | Comments: 3

Red Bull partnered with a Dutch drone company to create the world's fastest (camera) drone to race Max Verstappen at Silverstone.

https://youtu.be/9pEqyr_uT-k?si=jLasmjdljs606Dtk

A few thoughts:
  • This is an incredible view of F1.  It is almost like watching a video game
  • When Max is racing in the wet, you get a much much better idea of what the spray is like trailing behind the car.  (Martin Brundle always points out that we don't really appreciate from TV cameras, but the drone lets you see that the spray remains hundreds of feet behind the car)
  • Red Bull has found an interesting way to get around cost caps.  They used their own aerodynamicists and materials experts to help build the drone.  A great way to keep F1 people on full time pay even if they aren't working full time at F1.  Other teams should certainly look into giving their employees part time work on other projects.  (Or maybe they do?  McLaren, and Ferrari are busy in other series)
John S
February 25, 2024, 12:22:57 AM by John S
Views: 16666 | Comments: 5

  :yahoo:  :yahoo:   HAPPY BIRTHDAY    :yahoo: :yahoo:
                                  WIZZO 


                        Have a great day
                and many, many Happy returns.


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