TomD11 commented on the post, FIA rewrites rules on how F1 grids are decided following Monza confusion 3 months, 1 week ago
@macleod I was thinking more along the lines of bring every every aspect of the construction and operation of the cars into the domain of the budget cap. You could then use many engines and gearboxes as you like […]
TomD11 commented on the post, FIA rewrites rules on how F1 grids are decided following Monza confusion 3 months, 2 weeks ago
This may very well have come up before but why, in the era of budget caps, do we still need component penalties? Kinda seems like DRS, in that they’re holding on to a solution developed for different […]
TomD11 commented on the post, Red Bull exceeded F1's $145m budget cap during 2021 season – FIA 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Tin foil hat time. The FIA let Max secure the ’22 title before announcing this because they’re going to DSQ RBR from the ’21 season. That way Max is still a WDC and they undo the damage from Abu Dhabi by giving […]
It only made sense for Merc to gamble for a win on old mediums if Lewis had that buffer to Max. The minute they let George come in, it was guaranteed to fail. Either keep them both out (best case 1-2/worst case […]
TomD11 commented on the post, Russian F3 racer Smolyar to miss British round due to "visa issues" 7 months, 1 week ago
But Lewis Hamilton wouldn’t need a visa to enter the UK, he’s a British passport holder.
IMO, in terms of spectacle there is merit to a reverse grid format. Faster cars vying with one another to see who can carve through the pack the quickest whilst still racing one another provides more entertainment […]
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' 1 year, 10 months 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 1 year, 11 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 1 year, 11 months 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" 1 year, 12 months 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 […]
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