2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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NathanOlder wrote:
No way is the Mercedes Engine worth 2 seconds over the Renault. ...

Mercedes Benz
Ferrari +0.8
Renault +1.0
I'm going to settle in the middle between you two guys :mrgreen:
I would go for:
1s vs Ferrai powered
1,2 - 1,5s vs Renault powered based on raw power
Factoring in driveability and consumption,
I would go for roughly 1,5s for both Ferrari and Renault PUs.
The big question mark is harvesting. That could in some instances be repsonsible for the 2s+ observed (at least temporarily) in Bahrain.

MercAMGF1Fans
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Had an Awesome time!
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Emerson.F
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Supporting: Ham/Alo/Kimi/Ros/Seb/Hulk/Ric/Mag

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yeah, it was worth it, been with merc since their comeback in 2010..
was great to watch it live, i was marshalling in turns 2-3

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gray41
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WOW! very cool, was it heavy? :mrgreen:
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gray41 wrote:WOW! very cool, was it heavy? :mrgreen:
yeah, I wanted to hold both the constructor and 1st place one..

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MercAMGF1Fans wrote:yeah, it was worth it, been with merc since their comeback in 2010..
was great to watch it live, i was marshalling in turns 2-3
cool, great enthusiasm
Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.

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@MercAMGF1Fans WOW! You got to do some of my wild dreams! Happy for you!

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Helios
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Great to see Paddy taking part aswell. :)

Really cool!

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Helios wrote:Great to see Paddy taking part aswell. :)

Really cool!
Thing was, Paddy didn't know that Mercedes had an unofficial Fan club.. LOL! I told him I started this thing back in 2010 very small on Facebook, etc.. gave him a brief of in.. he was impressed.. and Andy Cowell was like, when you're next in the UK, come over for a factory tour of Brixworth and Brackley! YAY!!

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MercAMGF1Fans wrote:
Helios wrote:Great to see Paddy taking part aswell. :)

Really cool!
Thing was, Paddy didn't know that Mercedes had an unofficial Fan club.. LOL! I told him I started this thing back in 2010 very small on Facebook, etc.. gave him a brief of in.. he was impressed.. and Andy Cowell was like, when you're next in the UK, come over for a factory tour of Brixworth and Brackley! YAY!!
Lucky guy, thats awesome. =D>
Supporting: Ham/Alo/Kimi/Ros/Seb/Hulk/Ric/Mag

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PlatinumZealot
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Full race 2014..
Good memories 8) The 2014 cars look great too.


Wass85
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It was one of those races where I was buzzing for the wheel to wheel racing skills of Hamilton but deep down inside pissed that Nico was faster than him, especially in the first stint........
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Wass85
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The cars look painfully slow don't they, it does lessen the experience in my eyes.

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:27 am
Full race 2014..
Good memories 8) The 2014 cars look great too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abxjNFw5jLs
it was good to see again wasn't it. Not sure about the high rear wings tbh, but the cars looked fine being narrower imo, and that bit more raceable. And the king of cutback in action, again and again, defeating the tyre advantage and understeery setup. And didn't it turn out this was the start of Rosberg cheating, with engine modes? it came out later.

And wasn't it quite shocking how huge the advantage of the Mercedes engine was! Big turbo vs small, game over