Arena 2014 FIA Formula 1 Season

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I don't know; I really love COTA (though if you get out of shape between turns 3 and 9, you lose so much time!) and looking at the Road America track I just can't see it being as challenging. I will concede it does appear to offer some good overtaking opportunities though.
  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    End of an era. Still, very proud of Mark and his results.,.
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  3. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm laughing so hard at that red Bull pitstop
  4. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Brazil ALWAYS delivers. Love that circuit.
  5. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    No podiums for McLaren all year.
  6. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Stunning how the season seemed so wide open at the beginning, then turned into one of the most one-sided ever. Amazing team effort by Red Bull.
  7. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Sorry to double post, but a rather frightening statistic I felt I needed to share: Vettel led 444 of 508 laps this season.
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  8. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Well, in a blow designed to empower shorn apes world-wide, Pastor Malretardo has bought a seat at Lotus F1. Malretardo ook'd that he could get that drive on talent, however the presence of talented drivers like Hulkenberg suggest no, Pastard, you bought it. You bought it.
  9. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Putting a band-aid on a gaping wound. Sure, it'll help them, but they've got two #2 drivers, both known quantities. Nico may not win at Force India (if that's where he goes), but he'll get podiums and catch on somewhere larger. Missed opportunity by a mismanaged team.
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I think Grosjean's really improved to be fair, but he and Hulk would have had so much raw talent. That's the key for the top 5 teams - Red Bull have Ricciardo and Vettel. Mercedes have Rosberg and Hamilton. McLaren ditched Perez for a new driver expected to be the next Lewis. Ferrari put Kimi and Fernando together. Lotus should have been on par but now? Not.
  11. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    The schedule for 2014 is out, very nice to see Austria back on.
  12. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Re. Winning championship in India:

    I was so done with the ******* doughnuts by the end of Austin. It felt like Vettel had finally found something that makes him popular, and is going to do it to death now. However, sort of nice that the drivers - as Webber and Massa have joined in - have discovered this loophole in the rules, that no-one minds as long as you eventually return the car into park ferme, no one minds.

    So, Ender, that Joe Saward site you put me on to - many thanks :) - listed the prize money for teams, and either it, or somewhere else mentioned how much the new power trains are going to cost, and it makes me worried for Lotus in spite of their Maldonado cash, and F1 prize money.

    Just one of two tranches of the prize money gets them £35m, and the engines alone will set them back £40m! Plus PDVSA delayed the deal to get assurances that their sponsorship will go to develop the 2014 car, not to pay off old debts.

    Makes me pessimistic that they can afford to pay Kimi his salary.
  13. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    What the hell is this nonsense?

    I know one-driver dominance is a problem consistently plaguing this sport, but if that is to be addressed at all, it should be through systematic changes, not transparent gimmicks like this.
  14. halibut Chosen One

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    I'm yet to see one fan who thinks this is a good idea.

    It's moronic
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  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Vettel said it's idiotic, but then again - he would.

    But having said this... I agree.

    I do like the idea that drivers can keep their number though. Reminds me of a certain moustache and a red number 5 on the car...
  16. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Saw this double points nonsense in the paper today. Farcical to say the least.
  17. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    It makes the "medal system" idea from a few years ago seem positively brilliant.
  18. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    I feel like maybe if there was something more to the last race that made it more challenging, some reason beyond it just being arbitrarily the race that ended up being the last in the season maybe it would make sense.

    I haven't followed F1 for very long, but from what I've seen I feel like overwhelming fan outrage is unlikely to cause any change on this. Am I right?
  19. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Dr Helmut Marko told a German paper, Bild perhaps(?), that the original idea had been to make the last four races double points, but that had been voted down.

    Also, there has been speculation elsewhere that this last race thing has been because it will be Abu Dhabi, next year, and the organisers wanted reassurances the Championship would not already be over by then.

    Anyway my reason for posting - driver updates:
    Perez to Force India

    Sutil to Sauber


    The Saward site mentioned a complicated idea in the article "Meanwhile in India (Part 42)": with concern over the financial affairs of Force India's two main sponsors, Vijay Mallya and Roy Sahara, if Lotus eventually do get the money from Quantum, then the now F.I.-driver Hulkenburg could get switched out to Lotus, with Force India taking Maldonado and his bucks!

    As we keep being told, anything can happen in Formula One.
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  20. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Yeah I was pretty disappointed that di Resta didn't get a drive. He doubled Sutil's points, stabbed 100% less people in the neck that Sutil, but Sutil got the drive. Meh.
  21. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    Hey guys.

    Agreed on the last race getting double points being a bad idea, especially if they're just doing it to keep the season interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if a driver or team that worked very hard during the season gets screwed over and loses places because of this.

    Of course, I didn't like when they changed the original 10 points for a win system so I'm a bit biased.
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Welcome to the thread! :D

    Autosport did a feature on what years it would have changed; obviously 2012 was one of them.

    So, I'm more in favour now... :D
  23. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    Thanks!

    I'll look that up. I would guess 2008 as well. Massa won the Brazilian GP and Hamilton barely finished fifth to win the WDC
  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  25. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    Thanks Again. I forgot how close KR and MS were in 2003.