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JordanMugen wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:48 pm
Mogster wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:18 pm
I don’t understand why the 2022 regs didn’t mandate a shorter wheelbase.
They did. The first time a maximum wheelbase rule was introduced.

It is ironic that people complain about the wheelbases when that is the only dimension that was still free until 2021 (maximum width rule since 1973, maximum height rule since 1977).

Teams were merely chasing maximum performance as they are entitled to do, since that is the whole objective.
Of course the fact that F1 keeps going to circuits that are wider than ever doesn't help. If the races were still held predominantly on older style circuits, I suspect the cars would not have reached the same length as a Humvee (guessing, don't actually know the respective lengths).

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PapayaFan481 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:12 pm
Of course the fact that F1 keeps going to circuits that are wider than ever doesn't help. If the races were still held predominantly on older style circuits, I suspect the cars would not have reached the same length as a Humvee (guessing, don't actually know the respective lengths).
Nah, long wheelbase (& more floor area) is faster even in Monaco.

I'm not sure why the thinking was so different 30 years even to the extent of using transverse gearboxes on the Ferrari V12, but the trend in the last 15 years is that if you have a longer car with more floor you go faster.

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Crofty not going to 3 GPs


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They shouldve brought back James Allen for those 3 races

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Doesn't surprise me, I suspect we'll see most broadcasters doing likewise as staff will want time off during the busiest season yet.

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cplchanb wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:04 pm
They shouldve brought back James Allen for those 3 races
Nah, get Danica to do it....

(Joking)

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in view of some in F1 currently being so conspicuous in the news .....

can the bozos who refer to one rules-limited F1 car part by calling it the vanity panel ......

henceforth call it by the correct name ? which is .... MODESTY PANEL

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Australia to host 2025 season opener. What do you think about the 2025 F1 calendar?

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3 races in the US is a bit much... I would love to see one traded for one of the classic euro tracks that are missing...

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Any other site confirming this?

https://www.sportskeeda.com/f1/news-big ... e_vignette

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tinuva wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:50 am
Any other site confirming this?

https://www.sportskeeda.com/f1/news-big ... e_vignette

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No other site is confirming this. They all quote the two sites above who came with the rumour.
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