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Old 06-18-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Probably several safety cars tomorrow.

I haven't decided if I like the track or not. I'll know tomorrow.

The Baku Old City looks like it would be a fascinating place to visit.

I wonder how many more times they will tell us that Nico Hülkenberg won Le Mans on his first try. I wonder if they will ever tell us that he didn't win it alone but was a member of a three person team: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_2...ns#Race_result


Well, it is probably getting close to the start of 'Silly Season'.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:54 AM
 
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I wonder what odds you could've gotten that there'd be no Safety Car in Baku?
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:39 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I wonder what odds you could've gotten that there'd be no Safety Car in Baku?
Both Hobbs and Matchett seemed to be betting on either Lap 1 Turn 1 or Lap 1 Turn 8 - I wouldn't have taken the opposite side of that bet.

I didn't see Practice, I read that they actually changed the course after one of the Practice sessions? THAT was the safer course? Yikes.

On the other hand, drivers were well aware that any attempt at passing in a couple of the corners would have been pretty painful and the passing seemed a lot more measured than some races.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:06 AM
 
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Both Hobbs and Matchett seemed to be betting on either Lap 1 Turn 1 or Lap 1 Turn 8 - I wouldn't have taken the opposite side of that bet.

I didn't see Practice, I read that they actually changed the course after one of the Practice sessions? THAT was the safer course? Yikes.
The big change seemed to be with some of the curbing that was lifting at some corners and at least one section had fasteners damaging tires.

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On the other hand, drivers were well aware that any attempt at passing in a couple of the corners would have been pretty painful and the passing seemed a lot more measured than some races.
Credit to the drivers for restraint when needed, the track actually seemed to have passing opportunities, 220mph+ down into turn 1 must be quite exciting from their perspective.

With 13 races to go it looks like Lewis and Nico will be a continuing battle.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:26 AM
 
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What a boring race Baku was. Not to mention the stupid team radio rule. I wish Hamilton more luck next time.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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What a boring race Baku was. Not to mention the stupid team radio rule. I wish Hamilton more luck next time.
I feel British media exaggerated this. When Rosberg had the wrong engine mapping the sentiment was that he was a dork for not knowing his wheel. Now that it happened to Hamilton we have a draconian an horrible radio ban and it is no longer the driver's responsibility to know the wheel.

I think they could clarify the rule... No coaching on actual driving (no "turn earlier into T3" or "move the brake bias before the end of the straight"), but wheel buttons should be fair game.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:36 AM
 
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I feel British media exaggerated this. When Rosberg had the wrong engine mapping the sentiment was that he was a dork for not knowing his wheel. Now that it happened to Hamilton we have a draconian an horrible radio ban and it is no longer the driver's responsibility to know the wheel.

I think they could clarify the rule... No coaching on actual driving (no "turn earlier into T3" or "move the brake bias before the end of the straight"), but wheel buttons should be fair game.
Or completely eliminated.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:54 PM
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Wow, what is the current car carnage from Austria? 8 cars in practice and qualifying? Yes, on the one hand, drivers were told, "hey, don't go over those yellow rumble strips," on the other hand, having those rumble strips break the car's suspension seems a tad harsh.

Wonder if we will see the strips removed overnight for the race tomorrow?
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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Wow, what is the current car carnage from Austria? 8 cars in practice and qualifying? Yes, on the one hand, drivers were told, "hey, don't go over those yellow rumble strips," on the other hand, having those rumble strips break the car's suspension seems a tad harsh.

Wonder if we will see the strips removed overnight for the race tomorrow?
I have to believe they did the right thing leaving the track as it is. After all, they don't move the 'wall of champions' in Montreal or the Armco in Monaco if drivers hit them in practice. The track is what it is, it's up to the drivers/teams to adapt.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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What was Rosberg thinking? (I know what he was thinking but still) His explanation afterwards was laughable. Super unfair to boo Hamilton on the podium. Classless act by the fans.
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