Discussion in 'Real Racing Discussion' started by MikeeCZ, Jan 24, 2014.
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Just watched P2, should be a good race.
Wow! didn't see this coming.
Rossi replacing Chilton for Spa this weekend.
edit: Now reversed by Marussia.
Guys, have any of you seen some onboard footage? I didn't, but I would like to know some things.......
So, if anyone seen it, could you answer these questions for me please?
- What top speed is reached at the end of the straight after eau Rouge? (the highest car)
- What rpm levels are being used as maximum (again, the highest car)
- Is Mercedes using the 8th gear now?
I would be very happy if you would take the time; I "need" it for my mod.
Thanks in advance!
No idea Nav but have you seen todays's race? and what Rosberg admitted?
Bloody hell that's going to have some consequences, can't wait )
I hate seeing that kind of anger drive behavior on track.
It's not healthy for either.
It always brings me back to the situation between Gilles and Pironi...and we all know how that turned out.
Ironically, yesterday was exactly 27 years since Pironi died.
Well, thanks to some onboard pictures today (finally) I got an answer to my questions myself
I saw the Mercedes finally (and only ONCE) use the 8th gear, running 332 km/h and the rpm.......still couldn't see. One time on another car, but it was to quick; think it's still 12.500, give or take 200.
Yes, those guys are not done with each other, no matter what the teambos says; next time they're alone in the car again, things heat up again......
What surprised me, was the speed of the Red Bull al of the sudden.........it could even keep up with the Williams, the fastest in a straight line.
Now you can set the wings very low, but still..........
The Mercedes couldn't close the gap even with slipstream AND DRS.
But they weren't all that slow in corners either; time to check the RB cars I think
This year's RBR chassis in Daniel's hand is darn amazing, when you sit down and think about it.
Even with the mandatory D/F reduction and a massively trimmed rear wing, he was still able to get the car to work through Les Combes to Stavelot.
It's an area where you need lots of wing normally.
Steve Matchett eluded to something I've been saying all along.
When a driver spends half of his time battling really bad cars on track, he usually develops an ability to adapt quickly to a decent one.
It's almost like a vacation in the cockpit. Suddenly you have lots of time to concentrate on the actual driving itself.
I think that's why Daniel (post HRT and STR) has been able to get to grips with the new RBR car much faster than his teammate.
It's something which has also benefited Alonso in his car handling ability.
I'm sensing that the last part of this season will be quite legendary.
It's so unique having such a heated battle between two team mates.
Amazing to watch!
He admitted that he didnt avoid it "to prove a point".
And I think that it has to do with bahrain and hungary. Something like "we haven't crash until now because I'm the one always backing off and avoiding the mess. And I'm not going to do it anymore".
That is normal thing just like Prost/Senna in Suzuka 1989. Or Senna/Brundle in F3.
Funny thing is that Hamilton, the Senna fan and the better driver, is in Brundle/Prost position.
Rosberg cheated in Monaco (Peter Windsor heard from Merc guys that "they knew exactly what Rosberg did, how he did it and that it is impossible to prove it.) and he has a much bigger chance to win. In part because of Hamilton's misfortunes but in equal part because of Rosberg's war strategy.
If Hamilton wants to win he needs to take the villain role. Like Piquet vs Mansell. But I dont see that happening.
Such an amazing to watch season!
The rules are simple, you are behind, you have to back off, its not a choice, In this incident, yet again, he was behind, Lewis took his race line, Nicos fault. Boo on him. He knows Lewis is much better driver, i wonder what will Nico come up with next, throw his used visor away when Lewis is right behind him?
Didn't Lewis throw a rope at Nico first?
Nico will not avoid a crash. And nobody is going to stop him from winning the title.
If they crash Nico is ahead in the points so he wins.
And the problems with Hamilton's power units reduce the chances that such problems will happen to Nico. So Nico has more/better power units.
If Merc undresses Nico down in public/punish him, Nico is going to gain even more support from the public. So he wins in PR.
If Merc imposes team orders, Nico is ahead. So he wins.
If Merc asks FIA to punish Nico, Ricciardo chances would increase. Again Nico advantage.
There is no way Hamilton can win. He is the better driver but Nico wins this one.
I just hope for rain in the races in Monza and Brazil so it could be even more fun.
If Hamilton is really a better driver he'll win.
Rosberg can't crash HAM each and every race, because if this happens again he'll be sanctioned by FIA.
Now that he has "proven his point" what's next?
Maybe try to be faster on track?
NOPE, he can't.
On another note. The new Sochi track:
That has got to be the most bland F1 circuit ever. Am I right?
Hamilton proved himself equal or better than against Alonso, Button and Rosberg. But the best not always win.
In F3 Senna made it clear that if Brundle would try to defend they would crash.
They crashed 4 times in the final part of the season and Senna won the title.
The penalties depend on interpretations. And Nico has already proven to be highly efficient in getting away with unsportsmanlike behavior this season lol
But I mean, how can Mercedes control HAM and ROS for the rest of the season?
It is inevitable that this fight will get even more intense and bitter the closer we get to the finale.
I thinks it's very likely that they will clash again.
Could RIC go and snatch it all in the end, if Mercedes doesn't get their act together?
Amazing season this, very seldom have I seen anything quite like it.
Vettel to merc next year,Hamilton to RBR.. Wouldn't that make things interesting?
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