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Old 26th Mar 2018, 07:51
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It is surprising that in an operation as well staffed and equipped as an F1 team, there wasn't a spare set of Mk I eyeballs to confirm the computer predictions for Mercedes.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 08:27
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Originally Posted by vapilot2004 View Post
It is surprising that in an operation as well staffed and equipped as an F1 team, there wasn't a spare set of Mk I eyeballs to confirm the computer predictions for Mercedes.
An over-reliance on automation.

Automation is only as good as the coding that was written (by a human).


We should all take caution.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 10:16
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With egg on Toto's face, Bottas may have escaped a measure of tongue lashing.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 12:18
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Those new safety halos are a pain, I wish they could relocate the cameras so you can see the front of the cars again.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 12:51
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This is not the first time that the Mercedes computer has screwed Hamilton - remember Monaco a few years back.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 15:09
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I assume Ferrari deliberately slowed Kimmi so Vettel was in front of him.
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 19:45
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I was just thinking back to my first Grand Prix back at Silverstone in 1973. The cast list included Stewart, Cevert, E Fittipaldi, Peterson, Hulme, Revson, Scheckter, Regazzoni, Lauda, Beltoise, Pace, Reutemann, Mass, Hunt, Watson,Hailwood, Hill, Oliver, W.Fittipaldi, Ickx and the ill-fated duo of Williamson and Purley. A somewhat stronger field than today with rather more personalities than we see in the modern era !
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 19:52
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Did you forget de Adamich?

The race was stopped at the end of the second lap, before being restarted over the original 67-lap distance with 18 of the original 29 cars (
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 07:49
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LOL - ok, lets pop in De Adamich, Beuttler, Von Opel, Follmer and McRae just to be complete and whilst we are there lets add Alan Jones who was in the F3 race ! I make that 17 drivers who had won or would later win Grands Prix and most of them individually had more personality than todays grid put together......then again I would allow for Ricciardo, Alonso and Raikkonen who do amuse from time to time !

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Old 28th Mar 2018, 08:44
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"It's motor racing, Jim, but not as we know it !" :-(
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 09:00
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Thank you Llamafarmer.

Automation is only as good as the coding that was written (by a human).
Agreed.
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 23:07
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Sanctions pending!

Looks like sanctions will be imposed this week to include Boris and his spider web of enterprises

SMP Racing included

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bori...vich_Rotenberg

CNN: The Trump administration expected to sanction “several” additional Russian oligarchs with ties to Putin over the 2016 election interference, according to two senior administration officials. The officials said the sanctions will likely come later this week.

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Old 6th Apr 2018, 21:12
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Five grid-place gearbox penalty for LH.
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 14:06
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Events mark racing driver Jim Clark's death anniversary.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 08:34
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How on earth have Torro Rosso managed to qualify 6th and 11th?!
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 08:56
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"How on earth have Torro Rosso managed to qualify 6th and 11th?!"

With HONDA POWER!

What's Japanese for "Suck it, McLaren!" "それを吸う McLaren!" I guess .... Someone should have told McLaren to "remember Pearl Harbor" before they slapped Honda across the chops with a gauntlet.

Now we wait to see if Vettel has a slightly worse start than Raikkonen, followed by a very dramatic coming-together at the first corner.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 09:54
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With HONDA POWER!
They've still got to finish the race of course.....

But yes. I've wondered for some while whether McLaren might have made another catastrophic error of judgement in binning Honda. It might have made sense to cut their losses after one season of the partnership, but given they've endured a lot of pain over several seasons you wonder whether it might have been better to try and recoup something on the investment. Of course, their totemic lead driver might have had something to say on the matter.......

What puzzles me is that they claim the car itself is pretty good. So given they have the same donk as Red Bull they ought to be qualifying 4th row at the very least. Something doesn't seem at all right.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 10:35
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How on earth have Torro Rosso managed to qualify 6th and 11th?!
I thought Pierre Gasly was very impressive, especially for a rookie in F1. Not only did he qualify 6th, but he also performed consistently well in all three practice sessions, finishing in the top ten each time.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 15:06
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I see C4 have pulled their hd coverage
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 16:53
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There is a reason why Bottas will always be regarded as a No. 2 driver .. bluntly he didn't have the guts to try to take the win. He could perhaps have got past Vettel but really didn't try terribly hard to do so.
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