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Old 09-02-2021, 20:28   #661
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Thinking of messing with qualifying again, Friday qualifying for a mini 100km race on Saturday to decide the grid on Sunday (and half pointsish) but the grid isn't reversed.
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Old 09-02-2021, 20:31   #662
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At least with qualifying they are lining up for the grand prix in single-lap pace order, and we know at least there's some variation between qualifying pace and race pace. With this system they will already be positioned in race pace order for the grand prix which removes that variation.

Then there's the issue of an accident in the sprint race potentially ruining both races, and the fact that first lap accidents etc are more likely to affect the mid-grid cars than those at the front which further protects their advantage.

I just can't see what they're trying to solve here.
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Old 11-02-2021, 20:34   #663
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Fernando Alonso was involved in an accident with a car whilst out cycling:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...it-car/5382674

"Fernando is conscious and well in himself" is good news in the circumstances, hopefully there are not any serious injuries.
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Fernando Alonso was involved in an accident with a car whilst out cycling:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...it-car/5382674

"Fernando is conscious and well in himself" is good news in the circumstances, hopefully there are not any serious injuries.

When are drivers going to work out that cycling is dangerous?

In other news in looks like Red Bull have got their way and frozen the engines for 2022 so they can go ahead and buy the Honda development.
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Old 11-02-2021, 20:58   #665
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I'm surprised the engine freeze was agreed in the end.

The sprint race trial is going ahead too apparently.
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Old 12-02-2021, 12:50   #666
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They say he’s fractured his upper jaw, Will be going under the knife soon.... I doubt he’ll make testing
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Wow who expected the Williams to have the most surprising livery?

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Wow who expected the Williams to have the most surprising livery?

Like the look. No sponsors though.

edit: little sponsors!
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The F1 2020 Thread

F1 testing this Friday to Sunday from 6:50 AM SkyF1, and then Ted in the evening, also noticed that the Netflix series Drive to Survive series 1 is on Sunday night so if you haven’t got a sub nows your chance.
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Tsunoda helmet cam around Imola:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncGNJK0ydFo

So nice to have footage like this rather than something from an ultra stabilised fixed camera.
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:39   #672
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Conditions rather different now - it looks like there was a sand storm between the sessions!
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Conditions rather different now - it looks like there was a sand storm between the sessions!

Not between, NOW! Lol
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Not between, NOW! Lol
True

I wonder how common it is, don't recall it ever happening in a race but presumably it might one day!

Still they seem to be getting round. It will be a good test for the air filters at least.
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The F1 2020 Thread

It’s certainly happened around race weekends but not during a session, if it does get much worse the helicopter will be grounded and they’ll have to stop.
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Ah that's a good point I'd forgotten about the helicopter requirement.
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Watching them from behind looks like they are driving through gravel traps
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The voice of motorsport Murray Walker has died

https://twitter.com/MBrundleF1/statu...96795165573124
https://twitter.com/BRDCSilverstone/...95537029603330

RIP.
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goodbye Murray RIP
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How sad, what an absolute legend
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