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F1 Drivers / Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Last post by Andy B on November 23, 2020, 11:22:48 PM »
If it's in The Sun disregard half of it and ignore the rest!
 I'm not saying it'll not happen but why would a rag like The Sun be the first to know?
I have to say that if I had a private jet, which LH no longer has, and I could save 3.3mill on it I would and who doesn't like a discount.
I do believe that 35 is maybe too young and if they intend to do this they should wait till he retires from racing.
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F1 Drivers / Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Last post by John S on November 23, 2020, 05:30:44 PM »
If we can believe the Sun report, below, it seems the powers that be have agreed Lewis tax affairs are no barrier to giving him the official title of 'Sir' in the new years honours list.

We'll have to watch how we address him in our posts come 2021. I'm sure they still have dungeons at the Tower.   :D

 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13263639/lewis-hamilton-knighthood-new-years-honours/
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General Automotive / Re: F1 tech Mercedes AMG project one 1,020hp hypercar a sell out
« Last post by jimclark on November 22, 2020, 05:40:18 PM »
At that price, the buyers will be old billionaires instead of lottery winners & rock stars. I'd bet that most of them will end up garage/trailer queens occasionally taken out for a Concours d'Elegance or a run up the hill at Goodwood. A sad fate for such a fine car.
too!!!  :D
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General Automotive / Re: F1 tech Mercedes AMG project one 1,020hp hypercar a sell out
« Last post by jimclark on November 22, 2020, 05:26:14 PM »
OK, let's be brutally honest here. How many drivers are there in the world who have the skill to handle 1000 BHP? How many of them can afford a car like this? Isn't Mercedes putting a deadly weapon in the hands of people who are in over their heads?
Because there's x amount of HP and/or ft/lbs available doesn't mean you have to use it. There's not just an on-off switch as in any throttle control.
Most who buy such exotics rarely, if ever, do anyway. Usually, to be able to afford such, they're a tad more intelligent than to play boy racer....

Those that are going to hurt themselves are going to do so anyway be it 65 HP or a thousand.....a VW Bug or one o'these things (many moons ago an a-hole acquaintance nearly killed us in a stock Bug. 'Rolled from 60ish and nearly hit two trees. I still count my blessings to this day).
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Pit Pass / Re: Ferrari Horsepower Gap to Mercedes
« Last post by Jericoke on November 22, 2020, 05:09:43 PM »
I really do understand that F1 wants to keep engine costs down by not allowing a constantly improving arms race.

But I really do miss that aspect of the sport.

Also, it kind of sucks that if there's a performance gap, it's locked in.  Most other sports, if there's a problem, you can fix it.  It sucks that if you show up with the wrong power unit on Day 1, you're going to be saddled with that same one on the last day.  Surely they can find a way to build in cost caps, you have $X dollars to spend on your engine all season, you can do it up front, or save a reserve for improvements.
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Pit Pass / Ferrari Horsepower Gap to Mercedes
« Last post by cosworth151 on November 21, 2020, 03:17:30 PM »
So that's why Haas is at the back of the field!

Ferrari F1 team principal Mattia Binotto has admitted that they have a power gap to Mercedes. A huge gap.

"Can we reach Mercedes? Perhaps that is asking too much since it means gaining between 40 and 50 horsepower. But being on par with Honda and Renault today would in itself be a remarkable step forward.

"We have to bear in mind that only one engine specification will be allowed for the whole of 2021, except for minor details. There is no room for error."

I hope they can do it. I'd love to see Haas (and Kimi) with a competitive engine.

https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a34739817/ferraris-f1-boss-reveals-horsepower-gap-to-mercedes-and-its-a-lot/
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F1 Drivers / Re: Seb Reconsiders Retirement
« Last post by Alianora La Canta on November 21, 2020, 12:03:35 PM »
I think Seb's retirement was contingent on not getting a contract he liked.

Now that he has a contract he likes, obviously he's not going to retire unless he either reaches the end of that contract or decides he doesn't like it after all. If either had occurred before even starting the contract, that would have been a bad sign ;)
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Other Sports / Re: F1 not only FIA series to chase sustainable fuel strategy
« Last post by jimclark on November 21, 2020, 12:34:30 AM »
Oh good......  :(
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Other Sports / F1 not only FIA series to chase sustainable fuel strategy
« Last post by John S on November 20, 2020, 09:29:40 PM »
World Rally series being lined up for hybrid and sustainable fuel future as FIA chases green initiatives.
Unlike F1 there is no electric rival series for WRC to worry about so plug in hybrids will take to the stage.

https://www.motorsportweek.com/2020/11/07/fia-launches-wrc-tender-for-sustainable-fuels-and-energy-as-part-of-hybrid-plans/
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F1 Drivers / Re: Seb Reconsiders Retirement
« Last post by Dare on November 20, 2020, 07:24:29 PM »
It looks like Sebastian Vettel has reconsidered his talk of imminent retirement.

"I'm 33 now, I'll be on the track for another three years, and I really don't want to be racing at 40. So if you really assess it then I have from three to seven years left in Formula 1."

Maybe he's had an offer from someone.

https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a34728815/ferraris-sebastian-vettel-suddenly-in-no-hurry-to-retire-from-f1/

One thing he has going for him is he should be
able to beat Lance. If he doesn't he might change
his mind. I'd like to see him against Sergio
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