- Oct 26, 2017
Dear Williams. Pls take parts from Merc to help you get back on your feet.
Yeah, I got that feeling too. The team went from B to C when Massa left but given that their last win was in 2012 (with fucking MALDONADO) and prior to that, it was 2004 with JPM, she inherited a shitshow. The only thing she failed at was to dig them out of it, really.Edit: I feel like pride comes before the fall with her. The speech about being a B team over her dead body was just so insane. They're a C level team under her management thus far to put it bluntly. HAAS and Racing point are atleast able to be competent and even get a good finish now and then, the same cannot be said for Williams
I'm not disappointed with it, but I need to weigh up whether to stick with it but not have access to historical F1 stuff (plus timing) or get the F1 sub again but have to faff around with VPNs etc.
Probably better to wait until qually though.So, the three top teams are very very close. Undoubtedly. I don't think I ever saw a season opener FP1 end up with everyone this close. Between Max and Daniil it seems the Honda is very much delivered a competitive package. Remains to be seen if their party mode can match the top two, but as we've seen last year, that isn't too much of an issue as long as RBR is closer and they can bring down that qualy gap throughout the year.
I am very optimistic that this year could very well be a three-way battle for the championship.
Midfield bar Williams seems equally competitive. Looks like we might have a top right there between Haas, Alfa and STR for the first few races. The rest isn't far behind, so yeah.
2019 is looking really good.
Not really. As far as pace goes, everyone has shown their cards. Yes, qualy might show another .7s lead lap by HAM, or party mode shenanigans, but just like last year that won't negate the general race pace everyone has.
If you watch multiple sports Kayo worth it. As loath as I am to give Rupert Murdoch money, $25 a month for all the cricket, NRL, AFL, and F1 with good streaming quality is worth it for me.
Basically, only F1. So... I'm pretty fucking conflicted to be honest.
That's not talk, that is a thing that is happening. The tender for manufacturers is closing in a few days. Biggest difference is that they'll go from 8 to 7 gears.
Forgot all about the tender. I can live with that change, it's not really a huge deal. I could see them wanting to go back to non hybrid simpler engines.....but all that R and D money already spent...
Yeah the cartridge tender was put out a while back, as suspected it is based on the Merc idea of having a gearbox contained within a separate housing which forms the rear of the car. They brought it in about 5 years ago so I'm guessing most do it now.
Yes, and Renault and Alfa are now in .1s of Ferrari and RBR!!!!
IIRC it was done to prevent teams from going into a development race on the powertrain front, a cost saving matter if you will.So this might be a stupid question but what is the reasoning behind prohibiting gear ratio changes? I know the rule has been around for a while but was this done just to lower costs? Because I can't imagine how it cost a lot of money and running the same ratios in Monaco and Monza seems kind of stupid and you've seen people run into the rev limiter in the last year too.
I mean, they do this song and dance every year and then usually dominate in terms of raw pace in Melbourne. Last year Vettel won here but due to a lucky VSC, Mercedes was stronger. I haven't believed their "oh shit we have a 0.6 second deficit, we're ruined" drama for one second.