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Formula 1-fi (Read the First Post!)

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  1. oqvist
    That is pretty spectacular yes. Wonder how it´s even possible. Track don´t require downforce? Williams generally tune their cars for as low drag as possible. Meaning they often have to little downforce.
  2. gr8soundz
    Some drivers just have a feel for certain tracks no matter what car they're in.

    Same reason why Hamilton has 5 victories on 3 different tracks.
  3. oqvist
    Yes I know but in general they can´t dominate in a non competitive car? Hamilton only wins when he is in a competitive car. He is the opposite to Alonso in his career choices :p
  4. gr8soundz
    I disagree. Vettel and Hamilton haven't had those cars each year. Some years yes but not every year. Yet they still manage to pull out wins and poles. Hamilton has at least 1 pole and 1 win for each of his 10 years in F1.

    I think we sometimes make the mistake of thinking a car is more competitive when a great driver puts it on top.
  5. Roen
    That's a very simplistic, non-nuanced way to look at it.
  6. oqvist
    What would be the more nuanced way. It´s a fact you can´t win a WC in F1 in a non competitive car. The performance difference is just to great for that.
  7. Roen
    You say he only wins when he's in a competitive car.

    The nuance is that he only wins WDC's when in a competitive car. He's definitely won races in the second best car.

    2008 vs. Ferrari was a year when Macca and Ferrari kept swapping best car throughout the season. The Red Bull years had Hammy win some races in a car that loved to blow up with him in P1.
  8. MuZo2
    On the grid except pay drivers, all drivers are capable of wining races in a competitive car, take example of Bottas, Button, Barichello, Massa.
    Did I miss Rosberg
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  9. Hutnicks
    No you missed IntheWalldo in Spain in 2012. A pay driver in an uncompetitive car who won:)

    Given the right circumstances any driver can win (Kimi at Lotus) but that does not give us a true picture. Their is a vast difference between drivers who can win and drivers that do. It is why Ham and Vettel command the high salaries they do. Teams actually know what they are doing for the most part when selecting drivers and front runners rarely go with a bargain basement pilot who "can" win races in favour of the driver who will win races.

    Grosjean, Magnussen, Kovaleinnen vs, Vettel, Verstappen, Ricciardo. The differences are very easy to spot.
  10. MuZo2
    2018 Fantasy F1
    Mercedes field five cars with Hamilton, Botas, Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Ocon
    Ferrari field five cars with Alonso, Kimi , Perez, Vandoorne, Massa
    Redbull field five cars Vettel, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Sainz, Kvyat (Lets hope they catch up with Merc and Ferrari with upgrades)
    Can you predict wins for each driver , constructor championship and driver championship
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  11. Hutnicks
    As it stands now. It's Alonso for the title the SCUD for constructors with Perez as the runner up. Alonso in this years Ferrari would leave nothing on the track Kimi would be Kimi and Perez would show his full set of teeth. Massa is ever the perpetual team anchor and Vandoorne is still trying to figure it all out. No one has ever been able to get a vehicle off the line like Alonso and that would perpetually put the Merc's into chasing dirty air.
  12. WraithApe
  13. Hutnicks
    Supposedly the Pirellis are going to be a harder compound in Spain. If the weather turns cold with rain that may really play havoc with Merc's set up woes.

    Definitely going to be a panic to get out front for the Merc boys. Depending on the qually positions that could become very interesting indeed.
  14. Hutnicks
    Meanwhile, the incredible Honda Rotating Time Bomb strikes again. From DNS in the last race to 3 corners in FP1. Big progress there guys.

    Monisha, just how much are you paying for those motors next year?
  15. gr8soundz
    I bet the engines will be free which they can't resist.
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