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Lonely_Driver
Posted: Aug 25 2015, 06:52 PM


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Are there not any rules on how the tires are supposed to fail and if they are too show signs beforehand?

Hoping to see some changes before Monza, even if that includes limiting tires to an amount of laps.

With another indy car death something needs to change.

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Posted: Aug 26 2015, 09:47 AM


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You can't really build a tire to fail any certain way, and different conditions will cause different failures...

There's really no way to know for sure why Vettel's tire failed. But to have a literal chunk of the tread separate from the carcass, allowing the latter to balloon and explode, unless the tire was worn through (and it didn't appear to be), is blatantly unacceptable for a race tire.

This video shows it better than any race camera I've seen:

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Posted: Aug 27 2015, 06:36 AM


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This tire issue has been going on for far too long... I can't imagine the drivers have much confidence left.
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Posted: Aug 27 2015, 10:16 AM


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QUOTE (Wanadrift @ 3 hours, 40 minutes ago)
This tire issue has been going on for far too long... I can't imagine the drivers have much confidence left.

Well, when Vettel flips a shit on live TV...
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QUOTE (Spaz @ 6 hours, 10 minutes ago)
Well, when Vettel flips a shit on live TV...

I think the frustration was more about losing 3rd place on the 2nd to last lap. I don't think it's a Silverstone 2013 issue for Pirelli. FIA wants Pirelli to have a tyre that wears fast and that's what they've done. You can't have a durable tyre and one that works only within a temperature and distance range.
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Got a good laugh out of this. laugh2.gif
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EWG bwaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Posted: Oct 3 2015, 08:27 AM


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Haha, Vettel is awesome.
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Oh I was referring to mandatory eternal wastegate dumps to improve sound.

But upon further reading the wastegate is rarely used because the hybrid unit stores the extra boost or something but apparently we'll hear the anti lag a little more.
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Posted: Oct 3 2015, 09:26 PM


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And I was referring to the video above, lol.
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QUOTE (Spaz @ Yesterday, 11:26 PM)
And I was referring to the video above, lol.

Didnt see it on my phone, but yes that was funny lol
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Best race of the season.

Let's hope Nico grows a pair next year and closes the door on Lewis when he makes those types of moves
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Posted: Oct 29 2015, 09:37 AM


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Nico likes to not stand up for himself on the track and then be a crybaby about it afterward. He still took 2nd, and that wouldn't have otherwise changed. He's a good qualifier but lacks enough fighting spirit on the track to be in the points race, let alone come out on top of it.
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I have nothing against what Lewis did. I think we need more aggressive moves like that. That's proper racing.

Personally I would have had plenty of double DNFs this year if I was lewis teammate.
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QUOTE (Spaz @ Oct 29 2015, 09:37 AM)
Nico likes to not stand up for himself on the track and then be a crybaby about it afterward. He still took 2nd, and that wouldn't have otherwise changed. He's a good qualifier but lacks enough fighting spirit on the track to be in the points race, let alone come out on top of it.

Pretty much this. But looking back throughout his career it's kind of easy to see why he isn't a world champion.He lacks consistency and he folds under pressure. If someone doesn't make a grave error to slide him a win on a plate he doesn't really dominate. I don't think he is champion material but who knows what the future will be.
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It's getting ugly at Mercedes. I missed the race so I didn't see the wreck.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12516/102...-mondays-papers

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Posted: May 16 2016, 09:29 PM


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Now, I'm not really a Hamilton fan, and I understand that when you go for a gap that isn't there, you're going to have a bad time...

But the gap WAS there for Hamilton, and Rosberg cut over twice, basically making two line adjustments to close that gap (watch his wheel, he tightens it twice). It wasn't predictable, and while he still had line priority, it's an absolute dick move to close a gap on a much faster car when they have zero time to react. The grass was inevitable.

Rosberg had track position at that point to force a braking battle while on a higher speed line and then pinch Hamilton's corner exit, the result of which would have put him at a line advantage for the next THREE corners. There was zero necessity in trying to win the race right then and there. It was a stupidly unnecessary block in the severity at which it was applied.

But at the same time, Hamilton had little business going for a gap that was shrinking at that rate.
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Posted: May 17 2016, 06:41 PM


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Its lap 1 and it was about time Nico grew a pair and closed the door on Hamilton, I still see it as a normal racing incident. Also Nico's car went into regen and slowed him down.

I didnt look closely to see if Nico made 2 moves to block Hamilton, looking right now for a clip.

EDIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWU2DZjDEeM

Just skimmed through it to watch the slow mo onboard of Nico and didnt see him do 2 moves.

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Watch the wheel very closely, and remember how twitchy those cars are. He makes two small adjustments to the wheel toward the right. The first when he realizes Hamilton is headed inside, the second when he realizes he isn't closing the door fast enough.

Is this a racing incident? 100% yes.

However, I may be a gentleman racer to a fault, but I don't believe in closing the door on a much faster car to the point where their only option is to leave the racing surface. Maybe part of that is that I'm a time attack racer and not one experienced in wheel to wheel, but at the end of the day, when there's a chance to still win a battle as a driver as opposed to as an obstacle, that will be my choice 100% of the time, because that's the non-asshole option.

So while Hamilton is primarily at fault for the result, and as I said, I don't like to defend him, I think Nico is the bigger asshole here, and got what he had coming by responding to his own ineptitude in properly setting up his car at the starting line as a child as opposed to an adult.
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Late and this convo has been done to death all over the web but I still think it was more Nico's fault do to basically double defending and not properly setting up the car prior to the start. I was pretty surprised that people blamed Hamilton when pretty much any driver would go for a gap on a car slowing down and not on the racing line. No one would expect to get shut out like that the only thing Nico wasn't planning on was Hamilton taking him out too..

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