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Maldonado's spun 3 mins into quali! :lol:

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That said, nice to see Lotus qualify in 5th and 6th.

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Is that this weekend? Missed my tips again....... :coffee:

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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I had to 'watch' it on Autosport Live Text service on line as offshore and no TV channels we have covered it and it made it read very boring!  So much so that I told SWMBO to delete the recording at home unwatched to keep the disc space free.

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Question: If F1 is meant to be the pinnacle of motor racing, should the most common phrase in Canada have been "Save". Save Fuel by lifting and coasting, save tyres by not driving so hard and save brakes by using the gears and coasting.

 

In my opinion "Lift and Coast" should not be a word used in F1 it should be "Drive harder! Push it!" but when was the last time you heard that? 1980's?, 1990's at the latest.

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It's a difficult one. Clearly the fastest tracks demand the most fuel: if you start with a fixed quantity of fuel, you've got to drive accordingly. I doubt any car had more than a litre or two of fuel in it when it finished. If there'd been the usual safety car period, none of this would have been a consideration.

 

As I see it the fuel problem is a combination of these two rules:

 

1) max. 100kg starting fuel

2) max. 100kg / hour fuel flow

 

If one or the other rule was abolished, it would allow teams a wider strategy choice, without really impacting on the (lip-service) "green" credentials of the sport. Abolish both and we're back to the good old days of starting the race with a car brim full of fuel to enable the driver to go flat out for the whole race. Re-fueling is not for me, since it's just another excuse not to try and overtake someone on the track and often goes wrong in the mayhem of a pit-stop anyway.

 

Looking after your tyres and brakes has always been an F1 skill, so I'm not so fussed about changing much there.

 

To be honest F1 has frequently had these boring periods of one team domination, but I can't see the others catching up with Mercedes for a long time.

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