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Post by Jarnooo on Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:38 pm

Looking like a wet and stormy weekend! Dry by 2pm on Sunday though no doubt! (Or too wet and half the race completed under the safety car.)

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Post by F1 forever on Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:43 pm

Vettel takes 10-place grid penalty for using an upgraded engine. Wow, Ferrari seems to be pushing hard on the engine front still! They have now used all 32 tokens. Will be interesting to see how close they get with that one.

Kimi also.
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Post by Jarnooo on Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:47 am

Considering (if I'm not mistaken) engine freeze limitations will be lifted next year (or 2017) they may as well use them up now.

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Post by Gary on Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:22 pm

I think the 'lift' will happen 2017.

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Post by F1 forever on Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:48 pm

Restrictions for next season are expected to be officially lifted soon. Current rules still call for a restriction to 25 tokens (down from 32) and homologation in February (meaning no in-season development relating to performance), in addition to certain parts of the engine being being off-limits altogether.

All those restrictions will go out of the window since the most important parties have already agreed. It's merely a formality now.

Mercedes, Ferrari and even Honda should be fine next season. Renault...that's not clear. They seem rather clueless as to how to approach things. Can't they just go after a Mercedes engineer to bail them out?
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Post by F1 forever on Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:10 pm

Alonso will have the new Honda engine, Button won't. Maybe there'll be some progress there as well, but since their main problem is their ERS which will only be fixed for next season, I guess one shouldn't expect much.

RedBull probably won't use the upgraded Renault engine because they believe the penalties would outweigh the benefit from the slightly faster engine.
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Post by Gary on Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:18 am

F1 forever wrote:Alonso will have the new Honda engine, Button won't.

I am soooooo surprised...

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Post by F1 forever on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:01 pm

Oh well...

Qualifying has been delayed by 30 minutes due to weather conditions.




What's the forecast for tomorrow?
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Post by F1 forever on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:23 pm

And another 30 mins delay...Niki Lauda thinks it will be cancelled.
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Post by F1 forever on Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:00 pm

Niki's weather game is on point - quali will take place tomorrow morning.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:57 am

Yikes Rossi Shocked
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Lucky Vettel - makes it into Q2 in 15th position.
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Post by Jarnooo on Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:33 pm

Now this is F1! Drivers working at their absolute hardest to keep the cars in a straight line. Brilliant.

Vettel will be thanking his lucky stars! Firstly that he didn't break his car and secondly that the Saubers couldn't beat him!

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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:47 pm

Jarnooo wrote:Now this is F1! Drivers working at their absolute hardest to keep the cars in a straight line. Brilliant.

Vettel will be thanking his lucky stars! Firstly that he didn't break his car and secondly that the Saubers couldn't beat him!

It's like F1 ballet!
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:05 pm

Nico lucked into a pole again, Q3 cancelled altogether this time.

I guess that's good for the race, though.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:14 pm

Niki expects the weather to improve! Niki knows! 100% record so far! Wink
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:54 pm

Interesting setup for the race with a lot of fast guys starting much further back than usual (Vettel, Kimi, Bottas...).
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:00 pm

F1 forever wrote:Niki expects the weather to improve! Niki knows! 100% record so far! Wink

right again... Very Happy
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:10 pm

RedBull fastest right now...like half a second faster than the Mercedes.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:18 pm

Imagine RedBull with a decent engine...we'd have quite a fight on our hands!
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:29 pm

Rosberg is such a whiner! "Not safe!" Are you kidding me?
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Post by Rodzilla on Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:36 pm

hamilton is the luckiest driver of all time, twice he gets saved by the safety car when he should have been well behind nico

oh and interesting that mercedes didnt keep them on the same strategy lol, they let hamilton have his own strategy instead of stacking up behind rosberg or pitting next lap, this was obviously to help hamilton fight for the win but it goes against the normal rules that mercedes keep them from splitting
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Post by lightmas on Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:44 pm

Nico is useless!
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Post by Rodzilla on Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:51 pm

lightmas wrote:Nico is useless!

its difficult when rosberg has a 10 second lead wiped out by a safety car, and then later is about to have almost a whole pitstop lead when hamilton needed to pit, but then hamilton gets that pitstop for free again with a safety car and also has a fresh tyre advantage

the fair situation should be that hamilton is 30 seconds behind in traffic and rosbergs mistake goes unpunished, btw those safety cars were very soft
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:57 pm

Holy crap! What a race!!! Shocked
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