Alonso drives Renault R25 at Yas Marina Circuit

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If Alonso is given the chance for only one full beans, hard on the paint lap with the R25 he will decimate the current cars

That is, if the tires they use are actually good and they run totally the engine totally unrestricted

He did a 1:43 lifting, braking early and barely pushing

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wow I knew the new cars were porkers but that really puts it in perspective.

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That car looked amazing on full slicks...

Dat sound! 😲😲😲

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Zynerji wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:54 pm
That car looked amazing on full slicks...

Dat sound! 😲😲😲
Agreed. It is really something 8)


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The current cars are so ugly big.
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LM10 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:08 pm
TheGkbrk wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:46 am
I wonder how that R25 doing a flying lap in Fernando's hands would compare to current F1 cars.
It would be slower by several seconds.
Why that much?

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TheGkbrk wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:39 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:08 pm
TheGkbrk wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:46 am
I wonder how that R25 doing a flying lap in Fernando's hands would compare to current F1 cars.
It would be slower by several seconds.
Why that much?
Downforce + Torque advantage to 2020.

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Alonso going for honorary pole position in the R25

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dtro wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:17 pm


Alonso going for honorary pole position in the R25
He seems like he did a high 1m39.xxx or low 1m40.xxx

With the hybrid engines, they have robbed away everything that was F1. The Sound. It's so irritating to hear the vacuum cleaners week in week out.
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Alonso drives Renault R25 at Yas Marina Circuit

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i think we had enough of this eco warrior-road relevancy slogan of F1

there’s no doubt the R25 has taken all the attention this weekend. It is very true that qualifying wasn’t as entertaining as watching this thing go by

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Moore77 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:27 pm
dtro wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:17 pm


Alonso going for honorary pole position in the R25
He seems like he did a high 1m39.xxx or low 1m40.xxx

With the hybrid engines, they have robbed away everything that was F1. The Sound. It's so irritating to hear the vacuum cleaners week in week out.
To be honest, I was surprised how soon the sound wore me down.
When I hear it first I grinned and said, yes, that it. But quite soon I realised it one of those sounds I want to hear some times, but not hour after hour.

The timbre of the sound is wonderful, but if they come back, hope they have some sort of moderation fitted.

(right, off to hide in the shed now in case anyone knows where I live)
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dtro wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:17 pm


Alonso going for honorary pole position in the R25
This IS F1. Nowadays F1 is just big "Prius" on steroids. Dead end street.

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That Renault looks beautiful under the lights. It looks agile and punchy. Today’s cars are too big to look anything like it. Halo robbed a lot from aesthetics as well but it is now a vital part of a racing car as seen before, most recently two weeks ago.
Anyway,
Great lap from Max today. The top three order looks good for an exciting race. Hope it will be a nice end to a mediocre season.