About 40cm (I make it 41.6cm to be exact, at Bottas’s pace).
TomD11 commented on the post, Official F1 entry list describes Mazepin's nationality as 'RAF' 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Drunk guy playing ‘Happy Birthday’ on the trumpet?
TomD11 commented on the post, F1 weighing "pros and cons" of awarding points for sprint races 3 months ago
As I see it, there are three options:
1) Award additional points for the sprint race and Mercedes wrap up the championship even sooner.
2) Redistribute the points but keep the overall weekend total the same, […]
TomD11 commented on the post, Lack of a GP in Africa is "just wrong" says F1's race promotion director 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Africa I understand, USA fair enough, it’s a pretty useful market, but Asia? Even without China and Vietnam, Asia makes up over 25% of this year’s calendar (unless they don’t consider the Middle East as part of […]
Over one lap it’s possible to really hook things up and qualify ahead of some on-paper faster cars or drop a clanger and end up down the grid from where you should be. Over the course of a GP such upsets usually […]
Reading your comment @markzastrow, I think that’s my biggest beef with the current idea. I don’t like the idea of grid position for the main event being decided by anything other than qualifying-proper. Obviously […]
That’s an another interesting point @red-andy. Right now it’s hard to do (unless your second driver qualifies ahead and you do what Ferrari did at COTA in 2012) but what’s to stop a driver running in second in a […]
Given the current standard of racing that’s hardly anything to write home about and if they do shunt quali to Fridays, that’s not exactly going to drive up viewership or fan engagement. Then we’d essentially start […]
Fans complain about the racing. F1 designs new rules to combat this. Now instead of waiting to see whether the new rules have the intended effect and the fans are satisfied, they think what we really want is even […]
Given the universal desire to combat the larger problem of aero-dependence and it’s effect on racing, which will hopefully be addressed come 2022, I think it’s pretty spurious to claim fans are opposed to all […]
TomD11 commented on the post, EA keen to tap into F1's "unprecedented growth in fandom" 4 months, 1 week ago
Is all this just a case of Liberty wanting to put their own spin on things, make their presence feel noticed, so they can point at F1 and go ‘Look! Look what we did! We took this product, we fundamentally changed […]
I’m too lazy to look through all the data but my uninformed impression is that certainly from 2014-on, LH oftentimes seems to sacrifice maximum performance in quali for better race pace and tyre life. It’s […]
OK I missed the yellow flag one, but they’re usually a slam dunk. However, Leclerc escaped penalties for a) an identical crash to the Albon one, with Stroll at Sochi and also b) for a practice start at Spa, […]
TomD11 commented on the post, F1 drivers don't want their radio being broadcast? That's exactly why it should be 7 months ago
I might be misunderstanding the mechanics here, but as I understand it, the drivers have to hold/toggle a button to transmit. If they’ve made a conscious decision push that button then surely they must be in […]
The man. The icon. A driver so good he once passed the chequered flag twice, which is coincidentally the number of race bans he received that season, a season in which he also had to be helped to do a three-point […]
+1 He’s been a bit unlucky at times and I think his qualifying lets him down, but whenever he’s on screen, he always seems to be doing something that earns him a tick in my book. (Contrast that with Dan Ticktum, […]
TomD11 commented on the post, FIA rejects Verstappen's claim Safety Car was used 'to make race more exciting' 8 months ago
When the officiating keeps making the headlines, it’s a sign something’s got to change. In the last few Grands Prix alone, we’ve had:
1) Randomly closing the pit lane at the same time as the deployment of the […]
Fundamentally the stewarding and race direction since Masi inherited the job has been below par, with consistently inconsistent and highly-questionable decision-making. Not to get too rose-tinted but it feels like […]
And in another case of one rule for LEC, one rule for HAM, Leclerc had an identical collision with Stroll in Sochi and not a sausage. Penalise it or don’t, just be consistent, is that too much to ask?
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