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jabba5114

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Oh yeah. I don't even miss a practice session these days :sweatsmile:
I'm down to quali and start of race. Doesn't hook me I'm out. Way to old to watching a boring race lol

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Overtaking there used to be extremely difficult, now with the wide-boy cars it's just actually impossible. I'm hoping for 2026 we get some smaller-narrower-lighter cars, any improvement there would be good.

Couldn't agree more. Lucky to get 1 or 2 actual racing moments per race in these cars these days and every overtake takes place in the same spot each race. Make them small again so drivers can actually use the track and different driving lines.

 

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FR0GGY

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Couldn't agree more. Lucky to get 1 or 2 actual racing moments per race in these cars these days and every overtake takes place in the same spot each race. Make them small again so drivers can actually use the track and different driving lines.


They also cheated by having the 2022 closer to the camera.
 

Simon_Nesbit

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2005 - 4500m long, 1800mm wide
2022 - 5500m long, 2000mm wide

They're the dimensions of an oversize SUV/"Truck", but only 90cm tall.

Even back in 2005 they were getting too "big". With the additional safety features required now (especially in front of cockpit shell), I'm not sure how you are going to be able to reduce the length dramatically.
 

The Dice Man

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2005 - 4500m long, 1800mm wide
2022 - 5500m long, 2000mm wide

They're the dimensions of an oversize SUV/"Truck", but only 90cm tall.

Even back in 2005 they were getting too "big". With the additional safety features required now (especially in front of cockpit shell), I'm not sure how you are going to be able to reduce the length dramatically.
Man that's surprising that they're that big, 5 and a half metres long is huge. That's the length of a people carrier/van.
 

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Jacques is 100% on the money.

I think Ricciardo best option might be to become Mercedes reserve driver for 2023 with the possibility he may luck into a seat in 2024 if Hamilton retires.
danny ric won't become a reserve driver. his time at mclaren has been poor, but he was ok at renault which is y they were pissed when he left.
 

happy_eagle

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Twitter is saying Devries to Alpha Tauri and Gasly to Alpine!
Mercedes wouldn't give up DeVries that easily. They would want him in Latifi's Williams seat and then possibly becoming the second driver to Russell in a few.
 

darth_timon

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You'd think Alpine would take a lesson from their own history. Back in the early 80 as Renault, they paired Prost with Arnoux, and the atmosphere was horrible. Do they really want to go all-French again?
 

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You'd think Alpine would take a lesson from their own history. Back in the early 80 as Renault, they paired Prost with Arnoux, and the atmosphere was horrible. Do they really want to go all-French again?
there isn't a lot of choice. doubt they'd want danny ric back due 2 him bailing in them.
 

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Neale4brownlow

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Couldn't agree more. Lucky to get 1 or 2 actual racing moments per race in these cars these days and every overtake takes place in the same spot each race. Make them small again so drivers can actually use the track and different driving lines.


I guess the size has been forced larger and larger over the years as they search for a greener future?
All the extra electronics etc needs somewhere to go.
 

Neale4brownlow

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Twitter is saying Devries to Alpha Tauri and Gasly to Alpine!
The russian roulette of team drivers swapping is getting crazy.

A Renault reserve driver defecting to Mclaren.
A Red Bull Driver moving to Renault.
A Mercedes contract reserve driver moving to a RedBull.

It's getting hard to follow.

Surely there's a scenario where they all just race their own drivers haha.
 
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Man that's surprising that they're that big, 5 and a half metres long is huge. That's the length of a people carrier/van.
So yes you're spot on Dice Man... the current F1 cars cast a slightly bigger shadow than the 8-seater Kia Carnival
Dimensions of my Kia Carnival
Width 1985mm
Length 5115mm

I'm onboard with what several of you are saying. Make the cars smaller. Reduce the ground aero and front wing aero. Keep making the air behind the cars cleaner to follow in. Use softer tyres that need changing more often and get pit stops up from 1-2 per race to 2-3-4 per race with the cars on softer rubber and therefore greater difference in pace on track due to tyre wear. Reduce DRS use down to a maximum of 10x per race only, used at discretion of the team whenever they like regardless of having a car in front.
 

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So yes you're spot on Dice Man... the current F1 cars cast a slightly bigger shadow than the 8-seater Kia Carnival
Dimensions of my Kia Carnival
Width 1985mm
Length 5115mm

I'm onboard with what several of you are saying. Make the cars smaller. Reduce the ground aero and front wing aero. Keep making the air behind the cars cleaner to follow in. Use softer tyres that need changing more often and get pit stops up from 1-2 per race to 2-3-4 per race with the cars on softer rubber and therefore greater difference in pace on track due to tyre wear. Reduce DRS use down to a maximum of 10x per race only, used at discretion of the team whenever they like regardless of having a car in front.
I like that idea - like "push to pass" in Indy Cart racing.
 

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Danny Ric!

Aww.. sometimes I do really wish Danny stayed with RB even though everything that pointed to him needing to leave. Would have had a fairly decorated career even if being second fiddle to Max.
 

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Aww.. sometimes I do really wish Danny stayed with RB even though everything that pointed to him needing to leave. Would have had a fairly decorated career even if being second fiddle to Max.
agree. but he knew he was going 2 b an afterthought in all decisions as it was clear verstappen was the anointed 1. at that time i think danny ric had visions of being world champ.
 

jabba5114

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I like that idea - like "push to pass" in Indy Cart racing.
Nothing like getting to the last lap and hearing one driver has more than the other. Much more exciting

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Black_White

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agree. but he knew he was going 2 b an afterthought in all decisions as it was clear verstappen was the anointed 1. at that time i think danny ric had visions of being world champ.
And he should have had visions of being a world champ.
No doubt had the talent just needed some things to go his way. The arrival of Verstappen was one of the things that didn’t go his way. Any of the other junior RB drivers he would have been number one without a doubt.
 

Pugz89

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Next years race calendar has been released, 24 races at the moment

Currently pencilled in for four weekends. Jampacked, including an eight day break between final two rounds including a 20+ hr flight between Vegas and Abu Dhabi. No wonder Vegas is a Saturday night race...
 

happy_eagle

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Currently pencilled in for four weekends. Jampacked, including an eight day break between final two rounds including a 20+ hr flight between Vegas and Abu Dhabi. No wonder Vegas is a Saturday night race...
Any idea on how much Vegas might cost?

I should be in the US that time next year.
 

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