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    F1 driving skills

    I have to admit, that I find F1 boring and rather watch VLN and WEC races. But I learned that this is part due to my ignorance towards the exceptional skills of some drivers. If you are like me I'd like to recommend the YT channel Driver 61 and the videos about Senna, Schumacher and Verstappen.  


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    Cool, will check that out


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    schmoell:

    I have to admit, that I find F1 boring and rather watch VLN and WEC races. But I learned that this is part due to my ignorance towards the exceptional skills of some drivers. If you are like me I'd like to recommend the YT channel Driver 61 and the videos about Senna, Schumacher and Verstappen.  


    Yes, I watched it as well. Great explanations and very refreshing... also just came across this on YT:

    https://youtu.be/Lvbkr-nXpjE

     


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    Thanks Smiley


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    Senna invented traction control 🤓


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    ALDO:

    Senna invented traction control 🤓

    😂


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    Ferdie:
    schmoell:

    I have to admit, that I find F1 boring and rather watch VLN and WEC races. But I learned that this is part due to my ignorance towards the exceptional skills of some drivers. If you are like me I'd like to recommend the YT channel Driver 61 and the videos about Senna, Schumacher and Verstappen.  


    Yes, I watched it as well. Great explanations and very refreshing... also just came across this on YT:

    https://youtu.be/Lvbkr-nXpjE

     

    This Porsche documentary is a lot of fun but thy did not explain why Estre was disqualified.  Turned out that the Manthey was running with way more power than allowed and even with AC on (!). Still, overtaking someone on the gras is either idiotic or just sensational; in any case it was spectacular  


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    schmoell:
    Ferdie:
    schmoell:

    I have to admit, that I find F1 boring and rather watch VLN and WEC races. But I learned that this is part due to my ignorance towards the exceptional skills of some drivers. If you are like me I'd like to recommend the YT channel Driver 61 and the videos about Senna, Schumacher and Verstappen.  


    Yes, I watched it as well. Great explanations and very refreshing... also just came across this on YT:

    https://youtu.be/Lvbkr-nXpjE

     

    This Porsche documentary is a lot of fun but thy did not explain why Estre was disqualified.  Turned out that the Manthey was running with way more power than allowed and even with AC on (!). Still, overtaking someone on the gras is either idiotic or just sensational; in any case it was spectacular  

    If it was at the NBR24, he did not slow down in a yellow zone. 


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    That must have been a lot of fun and I'd love to do this one time.  As far as I remember that yellow zone thing got him some extra seconds, but not the disqualification. But I might be wrong ..


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    Would love to do the NBR24, but it requires a bit of track time and German license stuff until they will allow your participation. 

    I must have overlooked the DQ.


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    schmoell:

    I have to admit, that I find F1 boring and rather watch VLN and WEC races. But I learned that this is part due to my ignorance towards the exceptional skills of some drivers. 

    For once we got a little of topic... Smiley

    I am fully in line with your first statement, but for me I am not sure it is because of ignorance towards today's drivers and their skills. I simply find it to predictable who will win and who will end last, and this lack of excitement is a killer for me. The driving itself is relatively boring due to the lack of overtakes on the majority of the tracks and it seems that the changes F1 have been able to get through with the teams, have a minimal impact. The fact that the topteams decide and have veto etc, is in my view the killer in the sport, and as long as the top teams are not willing to let go, we will continue to see what we see today. 

    The cars are now a days so reliable that even the top teams, who one should imagine being driven on the edge, rarely see mechanical defects. Mercedes had 2, I repeat 2 retirements in the entire 2019, and I do not even remember if these were crashes or mechanical !!

    Pit stops are all between 2 and 3 seconds and have close to zero impact anymore. There are more staff around a pitstop in F1 one than on a football team (at least soccer...Smiley

    The tyre strategies are all the same. It is rare that a driver who qualified in top 10 is on a radical different strategy that any of the others etc etc.

    I very rarely see a full F1 race, I simply find it boring, whereas I watch a lot of endurance. Le Mans 24h, NBR 24H, SPA 24H, VLN but also Blancpain endurance can from time to time attract me. I am very curious as to how F1 will get through the current Covid-19 situation, and I hope that we will not see any of the teams having to give up, or see little reason for continuing. It is likely not a good time to sell a team either. Hass comes to mind as a team whom I could fear would not see the idea in continuing with an F1 team.

    Let us all hope for the best when it comes to F1, but I remain sceptical. 


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    Fully agree with what you wrote. It has become so antiseptic and to a large extend predictable, esp when compared to  the last Bathurst 12h or NBR 24H  :) 


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    Being Danish I am likely biased, but couldn't help to think about a comment from Gunther Steiner after this weekends GP. 

    He was after the rules and as an example he mentioned that HAAS last weekend got 10 seconds penalty for "talking on the radio", guiding the drivers to pit before the start. This weekend they had one their cars in the gravel and the driver who by the FIA was deemed at fault for the incident got....5 seconds penalty. 

    I really do not know if it is the rules or the stewards, but I would tend to agree that the above is another example where F1 has lost the grip. They need to get a set of rules in place which are understandable, and possible to judge by.


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    I second your opinion about the "radio penalty"... something so irrelevant should not get penalized that heavily, if at all. To be honest, I do not understand that rule in the first place.

    In the incident with Albon, Magnussen cut the previous corner and hence Albon could come alongside him.. one could even see it as a common race incident as the latter was already alongside him, had Magnussen given him any room both would´ve continued... 


     
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