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Pit Pass / Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by lkjohnson1950 on Today at 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.
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Pit Pass / Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by cosworth151 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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Pit Pass / Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by Dare on January 25, 2022, 08:55:33 PM »
Isn't that the case every year. Get it wrong and lose
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Pit Pass / Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by Andy B 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!
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Pit Pass / Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by John S 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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Pit Pass / Re: Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by Jericoke 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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Pit Pass / Some F1 Teams Will 'Get it Really Badly Wrong'
« Last post by cosworth151 on January 25, 2022, 06:29:05 PM »
It looks like Mercedesí 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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F1 Teams / Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 set for title sponsor change next term
« Last post by John S on January 21, 2022, 10:45:44 PM »
Well I doubt that Petronas has left Mercedes.
 
Yeah I know I posted this topic in October last year, but Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is still currently the team name declared on the entry list for this season.

I'm also pretty sure Toto & Merc debunked the rumour, in much of the media that Aramco was replacing Petronas, within a week or two of my original post. Be a real suprise now to everyone if they do change - but hey this is the F1 circus and anything can happen.  ;) 
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F1 Teams / Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 set for title sponsor change next term
« Last post by Andy B on January 21, 2022, 07:39:57 PM »
I doubt Merc have not done their due diligence and will be in trouble I would expect it to have been tested to death!
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F1 Teams / Re: Mercedes-AMG F1 set for title sponsor change next term
« Last post by BraydenSoh on January 21, 2022, 02:17:58 AM »
Losing Petronas might be a big loss for Mercedes as I believe that Petronas Fuel Formula and Lubricating oils plays a big role in Mercedes dominace. If Aramco is unable to offer the same level of expertise as Petronas, Mercedes is in big trouble.

Hopefully this would close the gap and we will see more competition up front! :yahoo:
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