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2019 FORMULA 1 SEASON

CarlosCanizares

Go Kart Champion
The changes sound great on paper, however let's see what unintended consequences follow.
Apparently, up to 3.5s slower than current cars.

Seb has already voiced his displeasure, and I can see why. As a spectator, though, it won't be that big of a deal (to me, personally) if the result is more wheel-to-wheel racing.

Smashing lap records just sound cool.
 

95gto

Ready to race!
Apparently, up to 3.5s slower than current cars.

Seb has already voiced his displeasure, and I can see why. As a spectator, though, it won't be that big of a deal (to me, personally) if the result is more wheel-to-wheel racing.

Smashing lap records just sound cool.


I would agree


The short tracks on the schedule like Mexico have lap times of over 75 seconds. So even if you knocked 5 seconds off the average lap time with the 2021 car I don't think the spectators would notice let alone care. Also when you factor in that the guy who nabs the fastest lap at a race is rarely the race winner, I don't know that losing some time is that big of a deal.


This type of change has to be expected. To level a playing field you have to handicap the front runners more than you try to pull up the stragglers at the bottom. Making a car slower is always way easier than making it faster.
 
The car weighs 25kg more, new min. is 765 kg...

It's gotten out of control, since 2014 they have been raising it a few dozen kg basically every other year like its nothing...

They used to weigh 600kg in 2010! This is why Seb is disappointed... I am too...

They were supposed to get lighter, not heavier.... they are probably gonna get even heavier as the formula matures, like the 2014 cars.... (they started out at 692kg)

The heavier the car, the more it has to rely in aerodynamics, so the impact of "dirty air" is even worse, they are making the problem worse while trying to fix it....

They should have dumped the V6 entirely and gone back to 2004 or 2006 engine rules, right where we left off...

Im still sort of thankful in a way that they kept the MGU-H after all the money wasted on its development.... that V6 1.6L without the tech that makes it special would have been even worse.....
 

ashchuckton

Ready to race!
Many will deny it, but we're all witnessing the greatest the sport's ever seen make it happen.

Can't wait for next year and onto 2021!!!

See you all in Brazil.
Lewis is really something. I agree we are watching one of the greatest on the verge of being the greatest ever.
 

BlueHen

Go Kart Champion
Many will deny it, but we're all witnessing the greatest the sport's ever seen make it happen.

Can't wait for next year and onto 2021!!!

See you all in Brazil.

I'm glad Ferrari is trending upward with Leclerc and that the Honda/Red Bull partnership is also blossoming. Competition is good. Lewis will not cakewalk to a 7th or 8th championship. He will earn it.
 

Crild

Go Kart Champion
I'm glad Ferrari is trending upward with Leclerc and that the Honda/Red Bull partnership is also blossoming. Competition is good. Lewis will not cakewalk to a 7th or 8th championship. He will earn it.
2021 should make it clear who the better drivers are with the new rules changes
 

vbrad26

Go Kart Champion
I'm looking forward to a more level playing field.

Not totally related, but I always thought it would be interesting to see how every driver would do in the championship winning car.
So let every driver get a crack at a few laps in #44 and see how they stack up compared to LH himself lol.
 

95gto

Ready to race!
I'm looking forward to a more level playing field.

Not totally related, but I always thought it would be interesting to see how every driver would do in the championship winning car.
So let every driver get a crack at a few laps in #44 and see how they stack up compared to LH himself lol.


A better test is with a neutral option. This alleviates the influence of being used to how the car drives. I loved when Top Gear would put F1 drivers in their reasonably priced car.
 

vbrad26

Go Kart Champion
A better test is with a neutral option. This alleviates the influence of being used to how the car drives. I loved when Top Gear would put F1 drivers in their reasonably priced car.

That's probably better.
Since it is all hypothetical anyway I was also thinking that the car could be set up to their driving style, but that also may compromise the performance of the car a bit.

Maybe.
 

PowerDemon

Ready to race!
I'm looking forward to a more level playing field.

Not totally related, but I always thought it would be interesting to see how every driver would do in the championship winning car.
So let every driver get a crack at a few laps in #44 and see how they stack up compared to LH himself lol.
I would too, but I think different drivers would be suited to that kind of competition. For example I think that Max is one of if not the quickest drivers on the grid (sometimes) whereas someone like Lewis Hamilton may not be as fast when Max is on his A game, but Hamilton brings a combination of consistency and speed that other drivers could never match. Some drivers might cut a quicker lap time, but couldn’t do the long haul through a season like Lewis could. For the record I am a Leclerc fan, but I do have a large amount of respect for Lewis' race career.

TL;DR yeah it’d be pretty cool to see who is quickest
 

PowerDemon

Ready to race!
I don't know about you guys, but I am very excited with how McLaren has been doing this season. If they can keep it up they may be able to compete with Redbull for real in the coming year or so. Hopefully they take a step forward and not back with the rule change :(
 

3rdOne

Passed Driver's Ed
I agree. I have been a McLaren and Williams fan since I started watching F1. Would love to see them bring the fight to Mercedes- Ferrari meh. I'm not a huge Lewis fan but don't hate him like others do- I have an autographed hat I got from him at Indy in '08, but I am impressed by his consistency high level of performance for years now. And am actually looking forward to seeing if he can break Schumacher's record, but with a fight!
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
I don't know about you guys, but I am very excited with how McLaren has been doing this season. If they can keep it up they may be able to compete with Redbull for real in the coming year or so. Hopefully they take a step forward and not back with the rule change :(
McLaren ditched Honda and picked up Renault. RBR ditched Renault and picked up Honda. Now they're both giving some of the best performances in years!!
That just goes to show how detrimental a toxic business relationship can be. I'm glad everyone's happy and innovating now.
 
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