2021 Formula 1 Season Thread

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in the intervieuw i read they claimed "aerodaynmics are king over COG and weight balance, so we moved everything to the airbox"
but who knows, maybe one day we'll be mentioning Martin Tolliday in the same sentence with Adrian Newey or Gordon Murray!
most likekly in the context "he thought he knew better than... :D"
 
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how good is this year gonna be???
what an awesome race that was!!


you know what they say..."and in the end, Lewis wins :D"
also, well done Perez! in a single race he showed more potential behind the wheel than gasly or albon managed over two years
 

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Yeah that second seat at RB is cursed, but Checo has proven that even starting last doesn’t mean he’s put for the day.

And yeah, looking at the results, haters will say ‘boooring’ because it’s the same 3 guys again, but thats not how this race went down. I never thought that 1) RB would instruct Max to give the place back (especially since track limits were flexible here) and 2) never thought Max would have given the place back. Also, if this race would have been 5 laps longer I don’t know if the result would have been the same.

Also also, the midfield scrap with Vettel, Alonso and Sainz passing and repassing each other was just heavenly.
 

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That was a heck of a race. I'm really looking forward to the season. It's a shame Race Control instructed RB to give the spot back when I've seen people on Twitter showing Hamilton going wide in turn four 29 times during the race... yikes. But I guess they told him to stop and rules take effect from that point in time.

It's so weird to me that they policed turn four so closely in qualifying but didn't during the race.
 

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Well they didnt police turn 4 at all during the race, until they noticed the mercs were ignoring it completely, and max was instructed to do the same. Only then they issued a warning.... shame
 

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Well they didnt police turn 4 at all during the race, until they noticed the mercs were ignoring it completely, and max was instructed to do the same. Only then they issued a warning.... shame

i don't think there was anything out of the ordinary.
for qualifying they rules track limits at turn 4 would be policed vigorously, meaning any thime set when going out, will be nulled
for the race they wouldn't care, so the default rule set gets applied. and those say track limits are not policed as long as you do not gain a lasting advantage (hamilton fotgot about this part)
after 25 times going over the line, they informed mercedes "it's starting to look like an advantage, pile it back!"
but when verstappen overtook hamilton there, there was no question if it was a lasting advantage

verstappen wasn't penalised for going off track, he was penalised for overtaking hamilton there

that being said...enforce the damn things! if there was gravel instead of run off, they wouldn't have a problem staying within the lines!




also, how hard is it to automate this? every track is split down in mini sectors, for each sector they can calculate the average time/speed for this driver in this race
if a driver went off track in that mini sector, and the time spent in that mini sector is below his average --> report to the stewart, 3 times is black and orange flag, next time 5s time penalty
done with all the discussions...
 
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Agreed. Just put those fluorescant yellow sausage kerbs there and be done with it. You can go offline as far as you like, but you’ll pay the price
 

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I'm not a fan of those yellow sausage curbs, too many cars have jumped on those, and they inflict too much damage on the underside of the car. Going wide once shouldn't compromise the rest of your race...
 

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tripping wire, pressure sensors, lasers, ... plenty of methods to determine if a car went over the line...
or sure, gravel, nothing wrong with that
 

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