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#16 Michkov

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Posted Feb 03 2018 - 12:16 PM

Just a heads up the 12h of Bathurst is starting in 1h30m from now.

Free stream to be found here
http://www.bathurst1...onal-streaming/

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 05:41 AM

https://www.autospor...d-kids-for-2018

Pretty controversial topic of last days. What do you think about it? Is it really that bad how many people say?

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 05:55 AM

For kids it can be thrilling I supposse, but I rather have grid girls, please.

The only reason grid girls are banned now is because these modern 'feminists' SJWs these days  brand such things as sexist or whatever, which isn't even true in the slightest.

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 11:48 AM

View PostGrandPrixYannick, on Feb 06 2018 - 05:55 AM, said:

For kids it can be thrilling I supposse, but I rather have grid girls, please.

The only reason grid girls are banned now is because these modern 'feminists' SJWs these days  brand such things as sexist or whatever, which isn't even true in the slightest.

I also prefer grid girls but sadly times are changing and sometimes in very weird way. In WEC for example are not grid girls since 2015. So i'm glad at least for these kids. Now i hope that Liberty Media after all this controversies do something really good. F1 needs it.

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 03:39 PM

Couldn't care less. I'm not even sure when I last paid attention to the prerace goings on in F1 or other series. On the other hand someone not involved got upset, lost people their jobs which is now being taken over by unpaid child labour.

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Posted Feb 07 2018 - 02:40 AM

In other news the new Indycar is out and running at a green Sears Point, which is always seems a bit out of place to me... Posted Image

and while F1s solution for the head injury problem couldn't be more akward than putting a flip flop over the cockpit Indys solution looks quite reasonable.

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The windscreen will be tested tomorrow at PIR under varying lighting conditions. I'm looking forward to what the comments on the glare will be under floodlights.


In totally separate news, Fernando Alonso will be running the full 18/19 WEC seasons for Toyota. Le Mans was expected but the whole season is bit of a surprise.

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Posted Feb 07 2018 - 05:03 AM

View PostMichkov, on Feb 07 2018 - 02:40 AM, said:

In other news the new Indycar is out and running at a green Sears Point, which is always seems a bit out of place to me... Posted Image

and while F1s solution for the head injury problem couldn't be more akward than putting a flip flop over the cockpit Indys solution looks quite reasonable.

Posted Image

The windscreen will be tested tomorrow at PIR under varying lighting conditions. I'm looking forward to what the comments on the glare will be under floodlights.


In totally separate news, Fernando Alonso will be running the full 18/19 WEC seasons for Toyota. Le Mans was expected but the whole season is bit of a surprise.

I like the Indy car windscreen (or RB aeroscreen) much more than Halo.

Really good chance for Fernado to win Le Mans this year with no real competition. Just hope Toyota engine don't blew up :D

And final message it's looks like racing is going even more electric - https://www.motorspo...ectric-1002791/

Edited by snebka, Feb 07 2018 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 10:27 AM

Windscreen is more pleasing esthetically, more like a fighter jet cockpit. Probably they will close the cockpit totally with some vents in the future.

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Posted Feb 12 2018 - 11:02 AM

I'm not sure, Dixon who ran just a10 min runs or so with it mentioned getting little to no airflow. Which they anticipated, so they are probably going to add some NACA ducts. Also a fully closed bubble will create hazards exiting I'd imagine.

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Posted Feb 15 2018 - 06:06 AM

We've got the first F1 car of the year out, at least in CGI form.
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Posted Feb 16 2018 - 04:53 AM

and here is the Williams.  I see a pattern developing with the radiator inlets here.
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Posted Feb 16 2018 - 10:05 AM

Looks like they are copying last year's Ferrari's high sidepod inlet config.

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Posted Feb 16 2018 - 01:51 PM

So few midfielders are behind us. I looking forward to see how will be look RedBull, Ferrari, Mercedes or Renault. But mostly to McLaren hoping see them much higher than last three years :)

BTW Amazon series Grand Prix Driver about McLaren's last year pre season is absolutely excelent!

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Posted Feb 19 2018 - 09:30 PM

Here is the first real car, a not so Red Bull. Livery is subject to change as I understand.
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Posted Feb 20 2018 - 04:55 AM

Yes, they do this to camo the aerodynamics a bit AFAIK.




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