2021 Bahrain Grand Prix - Sakhir, March 26 - 28

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:37 am
Juzh wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:36 am
Sevach wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:14 am


I don't have an answer why he does that(he also lets the car run on the limiter in the second straight), just find it funny that everyone was pointing out at him sticking to 7 as evidence of sandbagging in the testing thread and what do you know... he does the same thing when he goes for real.
Reason is simple. Mercedes set their car as an absolute brick in terms of drag for bahrain last year. As as result of this and due to ers deployment strategy the car simply doesn't have the power to require 8th gear. He's not even close to hitting any kind of rev limiter in 7th gear. 12.200 rpm on second straight, 12.000 rpm on back straight. Rev limiters are usually set somewhere in 13.000-13.500 rpm range.
So they reserve the ERS deployment for the long start finish straight and thus can take 8th on that one, but the other two are effectively not long enough/don't pay back as much to be worth compromising the start finish straight deployment? We sometimes forget that even with these cars, compromises have to be made to maximise the overall result.
Yes, this is pretty much it.

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Racer X wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:33 pm
Everything is too wild to try to predict so I wont try but I'm curios to know what you guys all think?
I will be bold and say Ferrari on the podium. 8)

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F1NAC wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am
Racer X wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:33 pm
Everything is too wild to try to predict so I wont try but I'm curios to know what you guys all think?
I will be bold and say Ferrari on the podium. 8)
On merit, or due to chaos /retirements like last year?

I'd love to see another opening race podium for McLaren.

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Herr_Koos wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:38 am
F1NAC wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am
Racer X wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:33 pm
Everything is too wild to try to predict so I wont try but I'm curios to know what you guys all think?
I will be bold and say Ferrari on the podium. 8)
On merit, or due to chaos /retirements like last year?

I'd love to see another opening race podium for McLaren.
thinking of situation where if something is about to happen to one in leading trio (VER, BOT, HAM), Leclerc could snatch it in front of Perez. So something between of two... A bit of retirements, bit of on merit against 2nd RB

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Those who watch Sky Sports, has the video broadcast already started?

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Well, there we go !
Let's hope for a spectacular year ..
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jumpingfish wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:14 pm
Those who watch Sky Sports, has the video broadcast already started?

Yes, started at 30mins ago
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Lights go green, and we're off in 2021!

... and great to see all the cars streaming out on track; Should see a lot of action after they get their installations laps out of the way.

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Not sure about the new graphics showing the team logos. Some look decent (Ferrari, Alpha Tauri) but McLaren and Mercedes look horrible, like someone has just smudged orange or cyan ink across the logo

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Ted just confirmed Mercedes are running an identical car from testing. Intriguing!

So there's still the mystery of the tokens. Guess they must have been spent.... somewhere!

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El Scorchio wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:33 pm
Not sure about the new graphics showing the team logos. Some look decent (Ferrari, Alpha Tauri) but McLaren and Mercedes look horrible, like someone has just smudged orange or cyan ink across the logo
Probably the only way they can show the cars properly, since a lot of the grid are different shades of Blue. :roll:

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It sounds like we aren't bothering with trivial details like driving within the white lines this year either.

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Schippke wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:38 pm
El Scorchio wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:33 pm
Not sure about the new graphics showing the team logos. Some look decent (Ferrari, Alpha Tauri) but McLaren and Mercedes look horrible, like someone has just smudged orange or cyan ink across the logo
Probably the only way they can show the cars properly, since a lot of the grid are different shades of Blue. :roll:
I think you're right, but it's a shame a few are so ugly. I really do like those Ferrari ones though

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That looked like absolute sandbags from Hamilton in sector 3 there.