nick—0 commented on the post, FIA to reveal findings of inquiry into Abu Dhabi restart row in February 5 days, 16 hours ago
Also apart from the other 2 responses from Neil & @jimfromus, Sainz WOULD have been a factor in the last lap. You see 3 way fights all the time. If the driver 2nd in a 3 way fight dive bombs the leader to try and […]
nick—0 commented on the post, McLaren confident there's "more to come" from Ricciardo in 2022 1 week, 5 days ago
It was a weird season for him. I 50% buy the car adaption thing and 50% don’t. Ricciardo made his name beating Vettel. Vettel was beaten massively by Leclerc. Sainz was about the same pace as Lando, Sainz was a […]
It all depends where he was in the lap when the transmission happened. If he was in a braking zone or a difficult corner then it was Will’s mistake and an understandable outburst. If he was going down a […]
nick—0 commented on the post, Monaco Grand Prix is "never exciting" and format must change, says Hamilton 8 months ago
They could mandate more than one pit stop. That would give greater overtaking opportunities.
They could have 2 shorter races. The first 7 and last 7 laps are good at Monaco. The rest is boring apart from the pit stops.
nick—0 commented on the post, As regulation trumps innovation again, will F1 ever produce another breakthrough? 8 months ago
It’s a difficult one. Without restrictions Formula 1 cars would be nothing like they are. They would have entirely covered wheels, a canopy, and the driver would be virtually lying down and wearing a G-suit. There […]
nick—0 commented on the post, DRS zone extended at Imola for Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 9 months, 1 week ago
I think they should consider mandating 2 stops for the super hard to overtake race tracks. Barcelona, Imola, Monaco. Those type of tracks.
I like the 50/50 ICE and electricity idea.
My wacky idea for the future of F1:
Because electric motors are so responsive they could use a standardised ECU to equalise the torque levels of the power units in […]
nick—0 commented on the post, Verstappen beats Mercedes pair to claim pole for Bahrain Grand Prix 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Mercedes were struggling in testing and they have pulled it back so much that they are already 2 and 3 in qualifying.
We now have to wait and see what the relative race paces are.
nick—0 commented on the post, New F1 power units planned for 2025, engine freeze agreed for 2022 11 months, 1 week ago
My whacky proposal is to make a power unit that can be detuned to actually work in a high end luxury or sports car. The more F1 performance would come from greater turbo charging and a big KERS (Bigger electric […]
nick—0 commented on the post, Hamilton tests negative for Covid-19, will return to race in Abu Dhabi 1 year, 1 month ago
Yes. It all depends how badly he had it.
Perez seemed to bounce back, but Stroll was poor after returning so it could go either way. Hopefully he feels good.
Sad for Russell. I know people don’t like the […]
nick—0 commented on the post, Russell's big opportunity is a clear threat to Bottas 1 year, 1 month ago
To make that work you would have to make the cars more like spec cars. Just think about the difficulty George Russell will have learning about all the buttons and modes on the steering wheel. He has to get his […]
I wonder if the nose of the car pierced one of the gaps in the barrier. Maybe they should start overlapping the 3 strips of armcove barrier, or have a steel sheet in front of them.
The other thing they […]
nick—0 commented on the post, F1 reveals progress towards new engine rules and 'net-zero carbon' goal 1 year, 2 months ago
I’m fine with them switching to a bio fuel for the cars if they want. It’s a good symbolic step, but I hope they don’t make a big deal about it if it’s not something that could be scaled for other vehicles to […]
The engine token system was also a major factor in their dominance. It made sense to control costs, but essentially locked in their dominance in quite a frustrating way. More so in the early years of the new […]
It’s interesting that Andrew Green is bringing up Long Covid as a possible reason for the slump. I had wondered if that was a factor.
nick—0 commented on the post, Official: Saudi Arabia to hold first F1 race in 2021 1 year, 2 months ago
This is a bit cynical but I predict there is an 80% chance they will design a track with no overtaking points usable for a modern formula 1 car.
nick—0 commented on the post, Hamilton: Bottas deserves more credit than he gets 1 year, 2 months ago
The major difference between them in this season seems to be race tyre management. More than ever before I think.
I suppose really it’s just Lewis being faster, so he can take it easier and then has tyre life […]
I’m not a great fan of the token system. It leads to some weird stuff.