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Formula 1 2014 season discussion.


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#41 OFFLINE   mrro82

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

Yawn. I'm done with this season and maybe F1 for good. Predictable all the way around and the rule changes are for the worse. Congrats to Nico. See you guys next season maybe.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:43 AM

I tried to watch Saturday's Toronto race ... it just happened to be on while I was flipping channels. I've been to Toronto. Hit record and watch later ...

Ok, so it is going to be a "wet" race - that is interesting. The pace car spun out on wet pavement. I have not seen that before. The race started without the pace car ... strange. But one of the top cars spun out and now it is declared that the race didn't start. Huh? And while the cars go back to parade laps the wrecked driver gets to fix his car penalty free (OK, he starts at the back ... but doesn't red flag mean STOP once they stopped the field?)

An 85 lap race becomes a timed race (whatever we can do in two hours if we ever get it started) becomes a 65 lap race later, maybe. My recording ran out before the race began (other than the false start).

Hopefully the other races are better ... but that shows how one race can influence a casual viewer's opinion of the sport.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

James, the Toronto races weren't F1 :) 

That was Indycar a USA based open wheel race. However it also has upper management issues. The rules seem to change week-in and week-out so it is unclear what is allowed so the consistency is horrible. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

James, to the casual viewer,yes, Toronto race 1 was confusing. Technically speaking, by the rules, when Will Power spun, the Green flag had not been displayed. Had he not spun where he did, it would have been displayed, but...it wasn't. Therefore no Green flag, means no race start. It was then decided to delay the race to see if the rain would let up. Most of the drivers complained that on the back straight, they could not even see the side barriers because of the rain spray, and they were only going 60mph!!. That area of the track had been resurfaced because of the many bumps on it and thusly with the new pavement, the"fresh tar" if you will,  allowed the rain to "pool" on its surface much like wax on a cars surface, which in turn created a lot of water spots. So they waited and waited and......finally decided to postpone the race till Sunday AM.

 

So Sunday saw 2 races on the same day, with a few hours in between, not an overnite for the crews to work on the cars, but mere hours(Monyoya's crew actually did an engine swap in that time). I watched both races in there entirety on Sunday(what a treat for the people in Toronto!) and both were compelling in different ways. Good battles from 3rd thru 8-9 and close racing in my opinion. I am not trying to wave Indycar's flag here( but I am an open wheel fanatic--real racecars don't have fenders!), but they had to deal with rain and get 2 races in on the same weekend and they did!! (Try that NASCAR....?!)Consider watching the last 4 events this year, hopefully they will be good(many have been this year) and maybe Indycar can win you over.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

James, the Toronto races weren't F1 :)


Wow ... I suppose that is just how confusing it was! I guess I should be less casual.

 

I am not trying to wave Indycar's flag here( but I am an open wheel fanatic--real racecars don't have fenders!), but they had to deal with rain and get 2 races in on the same weekend and they did!! (Try that NASCAR....?!)


NASCAR has managed to do two on the same day in different series ... and the other divisions run have run on the same day as the top three series. Fortunately they don't try to run two points races on the same course on the same weekend in the same series. It seems like the open wheelers have trouble adjusting to having fenders.

I thought the green made it out before the spin ... perhaps the timing was just that close. Anyways, sorry for getting the wrong series.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

Hungary GP....Quite the race!!  Good efforts from Red Bull,Ferrari and Williams.  The 2nd half of the season might be really interesting.

 

And next is.....SPA!



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Figures. I say I'm done for the season and Ferrari have a pretty decent weekend. Looks like I'm back in! On to Spa!

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

Welcome back!!

 

Alonso, on raceday is absolutely amazing......

 

Ahhhhhh......Spaaaaaaa!!!!



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