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F1 Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:52 pm
by LastExit
Didn't see a thread for this so far. Quali starts soon.

Must win for Hammy, or at least ahead of Nico. More bad luck for Vettel:

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227/9479336/Vettel-will-have-to-use-sixth-engine

As Renault investigate Sebastian Vettel's latest engine failure, Remi Taffin revealed the Red Bull racer will soon be hit with an engine change penalty. Vettel's engine woes continued in Singapore on Friday when the reigning World Champion stopped in FP1 due to oil pressure loss.


Everyone on PR will be so sad.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:55 pm
by Saint
Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:57 pm
by henry
I do like the way they make up the rules as they go along in F1.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:05 pm
by bimboman
henry wrote:I do like the way they make up the rules as they go along in F1.



And they still manage to break em.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:08 pm
by Saint
Arguably this is just an extension/clarification of an existing rule "Drivers must drive the car alone and unaided". Essentially they are defining what qualifies as "aid" a bit better

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:08 pm
by 6roucho
Saint wrote:Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....


Really?! So the driver makes all the decisions. Interesting indeed!

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:11 pm
by bimboman
Saint wrote:Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....



I don't think they are banning all comms, safety , speeds of other drivers etc are allowed, it's coaching that's banned, i

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:13 pm
by Saint
6roucho wrote:
Saint wrote:Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....


Really?! So the driver makes all the decisions. Interesting indeed!


Not entirely. Teams can still give orders, general information etc, but they can't provide information on fuel usage, changing when to brake, details of competitors sector times etc.

Going to be very interesting for drivers that habitually under-fuel their cars and consume more, such as Rosberg

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:14 pm
by bimboman
Saint wrote:
6roucho wrote:
Saint wrote:Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....


Really?! So the driver makes all the decisions. Interesting indeed!


Not entirely. Teams can still give orders, general information etc, but they can't provide information on fuel usage, changing when to brake, details of competitors sector times etc.

Going to be very interesting for drivers that habitually under-fuel their cars and consume more, such as Rosberg



:nod: which is he other reason Mercedes might not be so quick to let Hamilton go.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:14 pm
by Saint
bimboman wrote:
Saint wrote:Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....



I don't think they are banning all comms, safety , speeds of other drivers etc are allowed, it's coaching that's banned, i


Increasingly more and more stuff will be banned. From Japan, tyre pressures, brake temps etc.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:17 pm
by Saint
It may just be Q1, but Ferrari look properly competitive

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:19 pm
by 6roucho
bimboman wrote:
Saint wrote:
6roucho wrote:
Saint wrote:Thanks - saved me the effort

Other big news - driver coaching over the radio is now banned. Full ban on radio comms starts next season. Should be interesting....


Really?! So the driver makes all the decisions. Interesting indeed!


Not entirely. Teams can still give orders, general information etc, but they can't provide information on fuel usage, changing when to brake, details of competitors sector times etc.

Going to be very interesting for drivers that habitually under-fuel their cars and consume more, such as Rosberg



:nod: which is he other reason Mercedes might not be so quick to let Hamilton go.


Indeed. Hammo just ignores team instructions. :thumbup:

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:22 pm
by bimboman
Indeed. Hammo just ignores team instructions.


:lol: ,

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:22 pm
by Wendigo7
Ferrari are a welcome sight at the top and I'm a Hamilton fan.

Kimi :shock: :o

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:27 pm
by Saint
Interesting to see if Nico is in trouble of that radio comm.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:30 pm
by Angry_Bull
Big fan of Raikkonen and hope he keeps it up through Quali. Been unlucky so far with all the car trouble he has had.

Looks like the Mercs have got a fight on their hands!

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:35 pm
by bimboman
Angry_Bull wrote:Big fan of Raikkonen and hope he keeps it up through Quali. Been unlucky so far with all the car trouble he has had.

Looks like the Mercs have got a fight on their hands!



By car trouble I assume one with a Ferrari engine in it.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:43 pm
by Saint
Rosberg finally sets a quick time (and it is properly quick) but has to sacrifice an extra set of tyres to do it. Lewis and the two Ferraris well set for the race

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:46 pm
by Mick Mannock
Saint wrote:Rosberg finally sets a quick time (and it is properly quick) but has to sacrifice an extra set of tyres to do it. Lewis and the two Ferraris well set for the race


Why would Rosberg do this? Just to head up Q2?

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:48 pm
by Saint
Mick Mannock wrote:
Saint wrote:Rosberg finally sets a quick time (and it is properly quick) but has to sacrifice an extra set of tyres to do it. Lewis and the two Ferraris well set for the race


Why would Rosberg do this? Just to head up Q2?


He was 5th or 6th, and timewise not far off 11th. He couldn't really take the risk of not making Q3. Hamilton and the Ferraris figured they were quick enough, and enough places ahead, to stay in

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:50 pm
by Mick Mannock
"I cannot believe it, bloody engine, bloody engine," says Lotus Romain Grosjean on team radio to which his race engineer says: "Understand Romain, I'm very sorry it's the same issue as we had in P3. Grosjean responds: "I don't care, I don't care, it's too much."


Is he about to quit?

Of course not.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:55 pm
by Saint
Interesting first time out.........

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:59 pm
by Saint
Poor old Kimi

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:59 pm
by Angry_Bull
bimboman wrote:
Angry_Bull wrote:Big fan of Raikkonen and hope he keeps it up through Quali. Been unlucky so far with all the car trouble he has had.

Looks like the Mercs have got a fight on their hands!



By car trouble I assume one with a Ferrari engine in it.


Spoke too soon :(

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:59 pm
by bimboman
Saint wrote:Poor old Kimi



Alonso's doing probably.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:01 pm
by Saint
7 thousandths of a second!

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:01 pm
by bimboman
:o ..... Wonderful

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:02 pm
by Saint
"DAMN IT"

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:03 pm
by Anonymous 1
I'm really starting to warm to Rosberg. What a reaction

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:03 pm
by LastExit
Great session, so close. :thumbup:

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:04 pm
by Wendigo7
Damn It!

Fair play Rosberg :D

Hamilton yet again :shock:

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:05 pm
by bimboman
Anonymous. wrote:I'm really starting to warm to Rosberg. What a reaction



Why it was fake.....mitts what his 3'rd language .....m

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:06 pm
by maverickmak
Great finish! Hamilton locks up and still makes pole!

By the way, a little sidetrack, but why is Maldonado still a F1 driver?

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:09 pm
by Anonymous 1
bimboman wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:I'm really starting to warm to Rosberg. What a reaction



Why it was fake.....mitts what his 3'rd language .....m

English is the language of his team. I would guess immersion would have him thinking in English. I for one start thinking on bullshit when talking to you Tory scum

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:14 pm
by bimboman
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:I'm really starting to warm to Rosberg. What a reaction



Why it was fake.....mitts what his 3'rd language .....m

English is the language of his team. I would guess immersion would have him thinking in English. I for one start thinking on bullshit when talking to you Tory scum



Damm it !

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:15 pm
by Anonymous 1
bimboman wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:I'm really starting to warm to Rosberg. What a reaction



Why it was fake.....mitts what his 3'rd language .....m

English is the language of his team. I would guess immersion would have him thinking in English. I for one start thinking on bullshit when talking to you Tory scum



Damm it !

:P

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:38 pm
by Saint
maverickmak wrote:Great finish! Hamilton locks up and still makes pole!

By the way, a little sidetrack, but why is Maldonado still a F1 driver?


He has sponsorship (a lot of it) from the Venezualen government.

You would think though that his super-license was in danger

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:44 pm
by Wendigo7
Saint wrote:
maverickmak wrote:Great finish! Hamilton locks up and still makes pole!

By the way, a little sidetrack, but why is Maldonado still a F1 driver?


He has sponsorship (a lot of it) from the Venezualen government.

You would think though that his super-license was in danger

He brings in 31 million pounds in sponsorship from the Venezuelan goverment.

No Formula 1 driver comes anywhere near close.

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:48 pm
by JM2K6
How does he help the Venezuelans?

"Come to Venezuela, at least you know Maldonado won't be driving on our roads"?

Re: F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:51 pm
by Saint
JM2K6 wrote:How does he help the Venezuelans?

"Come to Venezuela, at least you know Maldonado won't be driving on our roads"?


:lol:

Strictly speaking it's the Oil company that sponsor him, but that's state owned. I guess it started as a vanity project by Chavez