2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Three cars per team isn't a problem if the underlying points/prize money system is overhauled. The simplest idea being that the teams only get points from two cars towards the constructor's title, but the drivers each get points for their championships. Thus the teams get the same money as today.

Better would be points all the way down the grid, not just the top places with "points = £" at the end of the season. If a team can't afford three cars then its points are adjusted 3/2. Of course, three cars gives better odds of having point paying finishes which does give an advantage for the three car teams over the two car teams. Put a cap on prize money, however, so that the top teams don't get to take it all - say, £50million allowed from prizes. That gives a better spread of money to the teams.
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Phil » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:39 pm

@Sierra117, apologies for the harsh tone. It wasn't directed at you... I was a bit fired up, after hearing some arguments on the C4 broadcast and it kind of got me heated up a little. No offense was intended. :oops:
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by WaikeCU » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:42 pm

Phil wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Sierra117 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:52 pm
If Mercedes felt that strongly about Ocon, they should rethink Bottas (or Hamilton) in their Mercedes seats. Or perhaps all the big teams should worry more about fairer distribution of price money to not have the midfield teams having to rely on pay-drivers and sponsors as much as they do. If they didn't - perhaps Stroll wouldn't be driving in the first place as there'd be no (survival) need for his fathers money in the first place. If the sport wasn't controlled by the big teams, perhaps the midfield seats would be more attractive places to race to begin with.
OFF-TOPIC
You're out of your mind right? So a 4 time or 5 time world champion after this season will have to make way for a kid who hasn't proven anything yet regarding F1 besides some strong races with FI??

What Merc should have done last month, is bought FI and made it their B-team. Then Ocon would have been safe. It would have been a good platform as well for the next generation Merc talents, but they didn't, so daddy Stroll could do all what he wanted to do and thus Ocon loses out.

ON-TOPIC
Merc waiting for the track to rubber in before using the softer compounds?
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Yurasyk » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:48 pm

Please, stop that OFFTOPIC stuff, c'mon. :(

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Sierra117 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:05 pm

Phil wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:39 pm
@Sierra117, apologies for the harsh tone. It wasn't directed at you... I was a bit fired up, after hearing some arguments on the C4 broadcast and it kind of got me heated up a little. No offense was intended. :oops:
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WaikeCU wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:42 pm
Phil wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Sierra117 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:52 pm
If Mercedes felt that strongly about Ocon, they should rethink Bottas (or Hamilton) in their Mercedes seats. Or perhaps all the big teams should worry more about fairer distribution of price money to not have the midfield teams having to rely on pay-drivers and sponsors as much as they do. If they didn't - perhaps Stroll wouldn't be driving in the first place as there'd be no (survival) need for his fathers money in the first place. If the sport wasn't controlled by the big teams, perhaps the midfield seats would be more attractive places to race to begin with.
OFF-TOPIC
You're out of your mind right? So a 4 time or 5 time world champion after this season will have to make way for a kid who hasn't proven anything yet regarding F1 besides some strong races with FI??

What Merc should have done last month, is bought FI and made it their B-team. Then Ocon would have been safe. It would have been a good platform as well for the next generation Merc talents, but they didn't, so daddy Stroll could do all what he wanted to do and thus Ocon loses out.

ON-TOPIC
Merc waiting for the track to rubber in before using the softer compounds?
Hey man, I think you flipped the quotes 😂😂

Well, Bottas just used the US (or was it the HS?) and last corner he almost went into orbit from the way the footage showed it 😂😂

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:13 pm

On the quali sims, the RedBull is well off the pace of Ferrari and Mercedes who appear to be fairly neck and neck.
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Restomaniac » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Decent contact that by Vettel.

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Sierra117 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:18 pm

"Red liquid pouring out of Vettel's car" ... Ferrari engine power puzzle finally solved - it's BLOOD!

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Jolle » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm

I hope they are running an old gear box for Vettel, Hamilton lost the 2012 GP by a hit like that in Q...

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by godlameroso » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm

Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:13 pm
On the quali sims, the RedBull is well off the pace of Ferrari and Mercedes who appear to be fairly neck and neck.
You mean Hamilton Vettel and Raikkonen, Bottas is nowhere. Obviously they'll turn up their engines tomorrow, so the gap may be even greater.
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by godlameroso » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm

Sierra117 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:18 pm
"Red liquid pouring out of Vettel's car" ... Ferrari engine power puzzle finally solved - it's BLOOD!
Hydraulic fluid.
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by bonjon1979 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Sierra117 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:18 pm
"Red liquid pouring out of Vettel's car" ... Ferrari engine power puzzle finally solved - it's BLOOD!
It'll be hydraulic fluid won't it?

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by bonjon1979 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:22 pm

godlameroso wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Sierra117 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:18 pm
"Red liquid pouring out of Vettel's car" ... Ferrari engine power puzzle finally solved - it's BLOOD!
Hydraulic fluid.
Agreed.

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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:23 pm

godlameroso wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:13 pm
On the quali sims, the RedBull is well off the pace of Ferrari and Mercedes who appear to be fairly neck and neck.
You mean Hamilton Vettel and Raikkonen, Bottas is nowhere. Obviously they'll turn up their engines tomorrow, so the gap may be even greater.
Bottas will have a lost a bit of time with his sight-seeing tour in the last corner but that is his problem. With the engines in full on quali-mode, the Ferrari and Mercedes will still be reasonably close although I could see Kimi taking pole. He looks to be very happy around the track so far today...
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Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay, 14-16 September

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:24 pm

bonjon1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Sierra117 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:18 pm
"Red liquid pouring out of Vettel's car" ... Ferrari engine power puzzle finally solved - it's BLOOD!
It'll be hydraulic fluid won't it?
Suggestions that it's from a radiator...so coolant leak from somewhere?
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