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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    be in flavour of less Aero reliance, the trouble is this is f1, the pinnacle of motorsport engineering, you can't start dumbing down the tech just to aid overtaking, the cars are meant to be aerodynamic works of art, it just doesn't suit the car behind that's all
    The trouble with Aero is the bubbles, especially in the peppermint flavoured one, although the Aero mousse is nice

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    Bubbles can act like little vortex generators thus working the air harder by keeping it attached to the boundry layer

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    or make you fart

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    I think if F1 really wanted to make a difference in 2021 then it should go with ground effect cars with active, a total new concept to learn for most aero guys, ok Newey was there during the williams active days but he won't be around forever, something new to learn for all these new generation of aerodynamasists who weren't around when we first had ground effects

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    Ah 2021, the year when Bernie has planned for Charles LeClerc to win the title for Ferrari

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    Bernie is long gone now, made a mint and now making brazillian coffee on his farm, good riddance i say though I'm still unsure about liberty media, Ross Brawn is ok but he's just a puppet and does as he's told

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Bernie is long gone now, made a mint and now making brazillian coffee on his farm, good riddance i say though I'm still unsure about liberty media, Ross Brawn is ok but he's just a puppet and does as he's told
    Good riddance now, but without Bernie F1 would still be run out of places like Brian Henton's garage in Donington

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    Not necessarily a bad thing but agree he did professionalise the whole sport, the days of a few blokes in oily smocks building an f1 car.....ah those were the glory days

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Not necessarily a bad thing but agree he did professionalise the whole sport, the days of a few blokes in oily smocks building an f1 car.....ah those were the glory days
    The aforementioned Superhen was one of the last of the line of true 'garagistas', he literally ran his bodged up Marches and Ensigns out of his garage - and his efforts in getting the Toleman TG181 'General Belgrano' onto the grid in '81 was pure madness. I thought he'd cut himself in two when he crashed at Silverstone, what a geezer

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    So there we have it, it's official it's a redbull Honda from next season, I like the crafty 2 year deal(insurance policy) they've factored in just in case Honda build a dog for the 2021 engine rule change

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    So there we have it, it's official it's a redbull Honda from next season, I like the crafty 2 year deal(insurance policy) they've factored in just in case Honda build a dog for the 2021 engine rule change
    And McLaren look like fools again, jumping ship from Honda and blaming the engine when it looks like a chassis problem they have

    Just to keep you luddites interested, there IS a footy analogy here, the 'experts' in the media all followed the MacLaren spin that it was the Honda engine at fault and the car was fine. Wrong. just like those soothsaying pundits last night, the F1 press hadn't actually got a clue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    Certain races are like that. Even here in the Far East, if you get pope in Singapore, you're almost certain to win if you get your put-stop strategy right.
    Is that because the majority of Singaporean drivers are Catholic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    And McLaren look like fools again, jumping ship from Honda and blaming the engine when it looks like a chassis problem they have

    Just to keep you luddites interested, there IS a footy analogy here, the 'experts' in the media all followed the MacLaren spin that it was the Honda engine at fault and the car was fine. Wrong. just like those soothsaying pundits last night, the F1 press hadn't actually got a clue
    Oh how did i miss the football analogy here, anyway here goes - McLaren tear up contract and pay engine manufacturer to leave leaving the way clear for RedBull to snap them up on a free transfer

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    Oh dear oh dear, from what was looking like a cert 1-2 it quickly turned into a double DNF, took a big man (who never pipes up on the radio) to come on without being prompted in front of a worldwide audience and say 'sorry Lewis for costing you the win, it was all my fault', top man IMO, you win as a team and you lose as a team

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Oh dear oh dear, from what was looking like a cert 1-2 it quickly turned into a double DNF, took a big man (who never pipes up on the radio) to come on without being prompted in front of a worldwide audience and say 'sorry Lewis for costing you the win, it was all my fault', top man IMO, you win as a team and you lose as a team
    Agreed, that took a bit of guts. Biggest f***up for many years though, espacially as they had the Australian GP as a reference point

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    Hope he gets a bit of protection from Merc, it can't be easy literally having seconds to make a call to pit or carry on when a lot of the teams attention was still on Bottas retiring, heres how it went down over the radio

    Vowles, 39, owned up to his error in front of the world as Mercedes attempted to settle Hamilton. *

    "Lewis, this is James,'' he said on the radio. "We understand. It's my mistake.''

    A seething Hamilton said: "I want to say something, but just leave me to it.'' Moments later, Hamilton was back on the radio again. "I don't get it,'' he yelled. "I am not going to be able to pass these guys. We have thrown away the win.''

    Vowles responded: "I have thrown away the win. We trust in you, and believe in you. I'm sorry.''

    "James is one of the best ever," Wolff said in defence of his chief strategist. "It needed guts to come out and speak in front of millions of people and say it was my mistake.

    Would we ever see a ref come out and say this after a game, let alone during one for an error that cost the other team a win.....NEVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Hope he gets a bit of protection from Merc, it can't be easy literally having seconds to make a call to pit or carry on when a lot of the teams attention was still on Bottas retiring, heres how it went down over the radio

    Vowles, 39, owned up to his error in front of the world as Mercedes attempted to settle Hamilton. *

    "Lewis, this is James,'' he said on the radio. "We understand. It's my mistake.''

    A seething Hamilton said: "I want to say something, but just leave me to it.'' Moments later, Hamilton was back on the radio again. "I don't get it,'' he yelled. "I am not going to be able to pass these guys. We have thrown away the win.''

    Vowles responded: "I have thrown away the win. We trust in you, and believe in you. I'm sorry.''

    "James is one of the best ever," Wolff said in defence of his chief strategist. "It needed guts to come out and speak in front of millions of people and say it was my mistake.

    Would we ever see a ref come out and say this after a game, let alone during one for an error that cost the other team a win.....NEVER!
    No, but the fact his he DID f*** up. why couldn't he hear ten million people shouting PIT!

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    He did your right, I was jumping up and down shouting pit pit pit to watch him just sail past the sit entry, NOOOOO!!!

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    It seemed such an obvious call, but they expected another lap of VSC and wanted to know what everyone else was doing. Having said that, Hamilton would have had to retire whilst leading the race anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram59 View Post
    It seemed such an obvious call, but they expected another lap of VSC and wanted to know what everyone else was doing. Having said that, Hamilton would have had to retire whilst leading the race anyway.
    yes there is that, get all your bad karma out of the way in one race

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