A not so subtle warning!
A not so subtle warning!
Mercedes and Lewis are the masters of the new media and give a lot of very useful insight/information outside the usual F1 bubble. I never see praise for that, but we are going to miss it when it isn't there. Ferrari think it's still 1960 and RBR have two old guys screaming how good they are.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:02 pmI agree. At least Mercedes are trying to be fan-facing and interactive, unlike the rest of the grid that, well, doesn't. We hear from RedBull a lot but it's only ever political stuff from Horner or Marko. Ferrari are as aloof as ever - it seems to be "a thing" for them to be that way.
Instead of having silly frilly stuff around the weekends, F1 should be looking at this as a model for how to be more open, more approachable for fans - new and old. It's a good use of the internet and presents information straight from the horse's mouth rather than spun by journalists looking for controversy to make their stories interesting.
The reality that F1 needs to accept is that it is, on the whole, fairly dull. All sport is unless you're a fanatic of that particular genre. So you need to take the stuff that can be interesting and push that forward to get people interested. Don't try to add razzamatazz to "the show". It doesn't work. It can't work because most of the audience is watching remotely through a narrow field of view tunnel that is TV. Connect with the audience on a personal level and you have a chance of holding them.
I think this really occurred because he spent more time on the throttle exactly because of the loss of power.Espresso wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:29 pm
This driving style explains LeClerc higher fuel usage. Without the safetycar in the desert final rounds LeClerc wouldn't have reached the finish flag.....and hence maybe the cause of the engine problems in the end as the fuel bladder got empty...
The only option he would finished first was a safetycar situation before Hamilton passed him. In all other scenario's he would have fallen back or grounded to a halt.
Hamilton uses a more 'fuel conserving' cornering technique loosing the least possible amount of speed in corner entry.
Mercedes had to modify its new front wing prior to opening practice for the Chinese GP following an FIA ruling that it did not comply with the rules.
The team's new front wing had been seen for the first time on Thursday, featuring a reworked, shorter endplate.
This endplate exposed the profile of the uppermost element, aiming to strengthen the outwash effect produced by the wing.
Weird stuff....Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:47 pmWrong end of the endplate, it seems:
https://www.racefans.net/2019/04/12/why ... g-designs/
Ask the guy in red... I'm sure he knows!Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:54 pmIt looks like the Mercedes white shirt is explaining something to him. Perhaps that's the story behind the photo, not the legality of the piece. The fact that they're stood there obviously "showing it off" to him suggests they're happy with what they've done.
The photos from FP suggest the "flap exposing cut out" was used. If that is the case, then that isn't the legality issue.
@4:30 sec the guy with the chair almost ruined the dinner for everyoneMorteza wrote: ↑Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pmhttps://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/statu ... 7161681925