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Old 20-02-2020, 13:14   #21
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Netflix’s Drive To Survive starts on the 28th
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Same old Mercedes always cheating.
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Same old Mercedes always cheating.


:LOL: you never fail to amuse
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Old 20-02-2020, 14:54   #24
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:LOL: you never fail to amuse
Jokes with jags as they say up here.
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Old 25-02-2020, 08:08   #25
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Nice little analysis from Mercedes here:


“Far from discounting testing time analysis as meaningless, every team in the pit lane pores over the data as it emerges in order to build up a picture of the competitive pecking order,” explained the reigning World Champions.

“Using techniques that have been built up over a number of seasons it is possible to figure out, with surprising accuracy, what lies beneath the headline lap times that we see during winter testing.

“It is true, of course, that the strategists face a considerable string of unknowns. Fuel load, engine mode, tire performance and driver pushing level play havoc with the lap times and all of them are either unknown, or partially known.

“However, testing times are far from meaningless. If you look at them long enough, they gradually give up their secrets.”

One of those secrets, at least according to Mercedes, is that*Ferrari’s*SF1000 was carrying rather heavy sandbags over the course of the three days.

Analysing lap times, the number of laps, the habits of the teams and keeping a close eye on performances during race simulations, Mercedes came to several conclusions after the opening test.


And one of those is that Ferrari was running its engine at a “much lower level” than the likes of Alfa Romeo and Haas.

“At the end of the first day, a hazy pattern is present,” Mercedes continued. “By the end of the first test, that pattern comes into better focus.

“What, then, can we say about the leaderboard after three days? This is where life gets tricky because all these estimates are lower bound estimates. You can say with some confidence that your competitors are “at least as fast as X”, but you do not know for sure how much faster they could have gone.

“No-one wants the egg on their face of claiming that they are faster than another team, because they can never know for certain what was hidden or what is coming next.

“For example, will Red Bull bring a significant upgrade package to the second test? Why have Ferrari spent this test running their PU consistently at much lower levels than their partner teams?

“What we can say is that we predict the battle in Melbourne at the front is going to be tight. We can also see that the midfield have closed on the front and that there is some considerable midfield swing compared to last year’s competitive order.

“Testing times are not meaningless, they are a goldmine, if you’re prepared to sift through them with care and caution until a clear picture begins to emerge…”
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Netflix’s Drive To Survive starts on the 28th


Looking forward to this, the first season was great
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Old 28-02-2020, 18:32   #27
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To tweak a quote from our favourite tifosi

“Same old Ferrari, always cheating”


https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...JHPEuHUJW.html

Settlement eh? How much?
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“After thorough technical investigations, the FIA has concluded its analysis of the operation of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Power Unit and reached a settlement with the team. The specifics of the agreement will remain between the parties."

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The F1 2020 Thread

“Release the ******* files man!”
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Reminder that Drive To Survive S2 is on Netflix today.
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And final day of testing saw Bottas just ahead of Verstappen by 0.073s. Though still half a second slower than Bottas' fastest time last week.
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Old 29-02-2020, 07:42   #32
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Second season of "Formula 1 Drive to Survive" has just appeared on netflix


Edit: just finished episode 2, and it’s hilarious. “The Guenther Steiner” show, for sure!! )

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Old 29-02-2020, 12:15   #33
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I've watched the first four, and he's definitely an entertaining sweary German.
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https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/new...eam-statement/

/popcorn
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Alfa and Haas noticeably absent due to being Ferrari engine customers.
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I can't see why the FIA would keep it confidential if it was legal? Surely if it was fine they'd just say so
Having just watched the last Top Gear it struck me that there is a similar precedent from the 1995 WRC - Toyota deliberately bypassed the turbo intake to increase power, if Ferrari were deliberately bypassing the fuel flow meter to get more power is there much of a difference?Does anyone think the FIA will ban Ferrari for a year
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A ban for Ferrari, no chance, just a cover up
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Yeah, I should probably have put a or at the end of my last post
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For some reason the FIA still live under the belief that people wouldn't watch F1 if Ferrari weren't taking part in it.
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For some reason the FIA still live under the belief that people wouldn't watch F1 if Ferrari weren't taking part in it.
I'm sure thousands of Ferrari fans wouldn't.
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