2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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I've really noticed the camera angles at this circuit this year. Perhaps because of the elevation changes they are able to place the cameras down quite low and you can see the cars pitching up and down over the bumps, particularly in the first and second sectors. Q3 was great!

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They certainly were experimenting with that. I watch each and every second of fp and I noticed also quite some time no cars were in frame, still learning to work around the problems lower camera angles provide.
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MtthsMlw wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:38 am
Safe to say that the Ferrari is still mighty on the straights and Vettel lost Pole in the last corner. He is 3 tenths up before the S-Curves.
https://streamable.com/fc649#
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.

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Juzh wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:55 am
some laps

rai q3 lap usa 2018 1.32.307
https://streamable.com/zbsad
https://streamable.com/zbsad

ham pole with telemetry
https://streamable.com/zxikq
https://streamable.com/zxikq

alonso q1 lap usa 2018 1.35.294
https://streamable.com/4u8yb
https://streamable.com/4u8yb

bottas q3 lap usa 2018 1:32.686
https://streamable.com/oekhp
https://streamable.com/oekhp
Thanks a lot !! Watching those laps with perfect audio sync is a real joy.

Kimi looks to be a tad too tentative going into some corners during braking, which may have cost him pole. That Ferrari tho sure is the sweetest sounding machine of this bunch.
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LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:32 pm
MtthsMlw wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:38 am
Safe to say that the Ferrari is still mighty on the straights and Vettel lost Pole in the last corner. He is 3 tenths up before the S-Curves.
https://streamable.com/fc649#
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.
That and there are some fresh rumours about a new engine mode called K1 Plus Ferrari is using. So far there was only K1 and K2.

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Nice Lewis v Seb comparison these are great.


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LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.
Mercedes is running more wing.

I’d say, with the very limited amount of long simulation runs, both teams have opted for slightly different strategies. Knowing that the race is gonna be held in warmer conditions, Mercedes are visibly running more wing. I expect Ferrari to be running aggressive, because they must and have nothing to lose.
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Juzh wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:55 am
some laps

rai q3 lap usa 2018 1.32.307
https://streamable.com/zbsad
https://streamable.com/zbsad

ham pole with telemetry
https://streamable.com/zxikq
https://streamable.com/zxikq

alonso q1 lap usa 2018 1.35.294
https://streamable.com/4u8yb
https://streamable.com/4u8yb

bottas q3 lap usa 2018 1:32.686
https://streamable.com/oekhp
https://streamable.com/oekhp
Holy moly Lewis & Kimi took turn 3-5 flatout. Man this year's cars are crazy. Bottas is a loser, having to lift through turn 5.

BTW is this new app telemetry available for eariler grand prix? Would be great because we can add the missing telemtry to the previous pole onboards.

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From the onboards Ferraris seem to understeer more.

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Racefans.net also reporting that the mysterious drop in Ferrari's performance in the last few races was just a bad update. As usual the best explanation is the one involving less drama and conspiracy.

Plus Vettel saying that he lost the time to Hamilton due to a "snap in eight". He really sounds demoralized.

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Phil wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.
Mercedes is running more wing.

I’d say, with the very limited amount of long simulation runs, both teams have opted for slightly different strategies. Knowing that the race is gonna be held in warmer conditions, Mercedes are visibly running more wing. I expect Ferrari to be running aggressive, because they must and have nothing to lose.
Probably this. Ham was significantly faster at S's.

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Phil wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.
Mercedes is running more wing.

I’d say, with the very limited amount of long simulation runs, both teams have opted for slightly different strategies. Knowing that the race is gonna be held in warmer conditions, Mercedes are visibly running more wing. I expect Ferrari to be running aggressive, because they must and have nothing to lose.
Fully agree. If Ferrari had a power advantage like that they would have been a second a lap faster than the merc in monza.
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Phil wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.
Mercedes is running more wing.

I’d say, with the very limited amount of long simulation runs, both teams have opted for slightly different strategies. Knowing that the race is gonna be held in warmer conditions, Mercedes are visibly running more wing. I expect Ferrari to be running aggressive, because they must and have nothing to lose.
More wing would make them lose top speed, which happened, but not make them significantly slower in the second phase of acceleration (like from 150 to 250).

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NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Phil wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Quite visibly, the acceleration of this Ferrari is better. So, they still seem to have that advantage, nothing changed. I'm not even talking about top speed, which also depends much on DF, but the second phase of the acceleration.
Mercedes is running more wing.

I’d say, with the very limited amount of long simulation runs, both teams have opted for slightly different strategies. Knowing that the race is gonna be held in warmer conditions, Mercedes are visibly running more wing. I expect Ferrari to be running aggressive, because they must and have nothing to lose.
Fully agree. If Ferrari had a power advantage like that they would have been a second a lap faster than the merc in monza.
Like what?

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LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:38 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Phil wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:01 pm


Mercedes is running more wing.

I’d say, with the very limited amount of long simulation runs, both teams have opted for slightly different strategies. Knowing that the race is gonna be held in warmer conditions, Mercedes are visibly running more wing. I expect Ferrari to be running aggressive, because they must and have nothing to lose.
Fully agree. If Ferrari had a power advantage like that they would have been a second a lap faster than the merc in monza.
Like what?
Watch the side by sides! Lewis royally screwed up turn 20 before his flying lap and was thus very slow down the front strait. he missed the Apex at turn 1, he went way to wide at turn 9, and messed up the exit at turn 20.
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