schooner commented on the post, F1 addressing concerns over COTA's bumps and Losail's pit lane entrance 1 week, 2 days ago
I’d think that the teams do take the bumps into consideration, but as a large majority of the track is relatively smooth, presumably the fastest lap times are obtained by prioritizing the setup for the non bumpy bits.
schooner commented on the post, F1 race start times could be brought forward to avoid Spa-style wash-outs 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The event can still be screened on it’s normal time slot it just won’t be broadcast live
Not that the 2 sports have anything at all in common, but this is done fairly frequently with golf. Tee times are reg […]
schooner commented on the post, Official: Bottas to join Alfa Romeo in 2022 after Mercedes departure 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Valteri will never become word champion, but he has already had a much more successful tenure in F1 than most drivers who made it to the top tier. 169 starts, tons of podiums, 9 wins, and likely at least several […]
Well, one thing that happened today is that the 2005 USGP has been decisively dethroned as the most farcial F1 “race” ever.
schooner commented on the post, F1 team mate battles at mid-season: Verstappen vs Perez 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I was wondering how long it would take someone to slam this positive description of Verstappen as being an insult. Not long.
schooner commented on the post, Williams doubtful they can replicate Austria form at home 3 months, 2 weeks ago
schooner commented on the post, Baku crashes led to Red Bull's request to salvage lost front wing part 4 months, 1 week ago
I honestly thought that Magnussen would be right up to speed in his Indy car debut. For him to be near the bottom of the FP1 time sheet tells me that jumping into one of these cars for a timed session with zero […]
schooner commented on the post, Magnussen to make IndyCar debut for McLaren SP at Road America 4 months, 1 week ago
So his absolute first go in an Indy car will be FP1 at Road America? Very cool. I’ll bet he’s pretty excited, and what an epic track to do a one-off Indy car race!
schooner commented on the post, Castroneves edges Palou for record-equalling fourth Indy 500 win 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Big congrats to Helio. That was awesome. I was actually pulling for Daly, but bad luck literally struck him again in the form of Rahal’s wayward wheel. Oh well…I’m not sure his strategy would have panned out anyway.
schooner commented on the post, First pictures from the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix weekend 5 months, 1 week ago
Nice caption on the 1st photo!
While the mandated safety equipment mostly did its job, particularly (and praise!) the halo, the fact remains that if Grosjean’s car (survival cell) had come to a rest in any number of different positions than it […]
schooner commented on the post, Haas's Russian-coloured F1 car skirts ban on country's flag in sport 7 months, 3 weeks ago
I have no love lost for Mazpin and his zillions, but they kept Haas on the grid, and as stated by @zomtec, the Haas car’s general shape is basically the same as any other current F1 machine, and the actual livery […]
schooner commented on the post, New McLaren MCL35M makes its debut on track: First pictures and video 8 months, 1 week ago
It appears to me that F1 fans lean generally in 2 directions … those, like you, who are mostly fascinated by the mind blowing tech, and those, like me, who lean more towards the (mostly lost) visceral aspects. […]
“current drivers” … good one 😉
schooner commented on the post, Grosjean to make racing return in IndyCar with Coyne 8 months, 3 weeks ago
With the Coyne team, it would be quite unlikely for him to be fighting near the top of the championship even if he ran the ovals. I’m not sure what Grosjean’s and Coyne’s aspirations are for this partnership, but […]
schooner commented on the post, F2 title-winning 2020 campaign was my best year yet – Schumacher 8 months, 3 weeks ago
I’ve always been a K-mag fan, and he seems to be relishing being at a top team with a good car capable of winning the venerable Daytona 24. Good for him!
schooner commented on the post, Coyne confirms Jones and 'would love to have Grosjean' in IndyCar 8 months, 4 weeks ago
That photo took me a bit by surprise. I never noticed before that Seb had that going on!
Given the opportunity (yeah, right), I think that I’d rather have a go in the MP4/4 than the MCL35.
If he even made it that far. With more conventionally wealthy parents, the money probably would have dried up before then, and I doubt that he would have ever stood out enough to attract any really big sponsorships.
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