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Old 12th Mar 2019, 21:05
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What's a "monthly download limit"?

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Quite simple really, you just buy a download package of say 40 gigabits or 100 gigabits or similar.
The more you buy the more they cost but as I said earlier if you go over your limit the speed drops.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 23:23
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Originally Posted by Nervous SLF View Post
Quite simple really, you just buy a download package of say 40 gigabits or 100 gigabits or similar.
The more you buy the more they cost but as I said earlier if you go over your limit the speed drops.
It was a sarcastic remark. In the UK we haven't had download limits on landline internet for well over a decade - the service providers learned that they wouldn't be appreciated.

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Old 13th Mar 2019, 09:53
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Still have fair use policy in the UK though which can sandbag your broadband speed
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 02:41
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Charlie Whiting has died. He was 66.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:50
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Charlie Whiting has died. He was 66.
That is both sad and serious, with the F1 season starting tomorrow. Off hand the only available person I can think of with the expertise and stature to stand in for the role would be Ross Brawn (he and Charlie had a lot in common).

RIP Charlie

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 08:44
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Let's hope that Charlie had a deputy familiar with the procedures.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:10
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
That is both sad and serious, with the F1 season starting tomorrow. Off hand the only available person I can think of with the expertise and stature to stand in for the role would be Ross Brawn (he and Charlie had a lot in common).

RIP Charlie

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Bit of a shocker. He was one of the few people behind the scenes who had absolute integrity and universal respect.

I can't imagine there isn't a Plan B - he must have had a deputy for sickness or other unexpected absence. But that'll be a big pair of shoes to fill.

RIP Charlie.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:25
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R.I.P Charlie ....a well respected man who made a massive contribution to F1. Will be missed by many.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 10:09
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RIP Charlie... universally liked, totally impartial, seemed to be everyones friend in the paddock too.

I'm sure the FIA must have contingencies, for if he was absent through sickness or personal reasons, but longer term, Charlie seemed to do SO much I would imagine he will be replaced by more than one person in the future.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 11:55
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How the Australian GP will be run after Whiting's death

Looks like they're halfway there

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/h...death/4352284/
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 13:33
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So after FP1/2 who do we think is sandbagging the most - Ferrari or Mercedes? Or will this be the 4th year in a row that Lewis qualifies on pole but doesn't win the race?

There's an article on the BBC site by "the secret aerodynamicist" suggesting that the Ferrari car may start the season faster, but their aero concept may not allow much growth through the season. It's an interesting read.

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Old 15th Mar 2019, 20:21
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Really good article about F1 aerodynamics

Sorry for the aviation reference here on JB but, whoever this person is, they remind me of the late John Farley .. who had that priceless ability of being able to explain incredibly complex things, err like aerodynamics, in words that us mere mortals can understand.

The secret aerodynamicist
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 23:16
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Ted's Notebook has been canned.
I don't think Ted will travel to the races, but will present a mid-week technical programme.

Sky F1's Ted Kravitz will host the F1 Midweek Debrief, each Wednesday of the 2019 season.
Rob Smedley will join Ted for the first show on March 20 at 6pm.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 00:02
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Ted's Notebook has been canned.
I don't think Ted will travel to the races, but will present a mid-week technical programme.
Yes, I discovered that earlier this evening when I went to set the box to record his post-quali and post-race pieces. It's a shame, because I really liked them. We'll just have ti see how these midweek pieces work out. Chandrock wasn't as good at the pitlane stuff during FP1 and 2, so we'll just have to see if he can cut it in the quali and race sessions.

It's not clear whether he's just been dropped from the travelling team or whether he's been promoted to a show-host slot, or perhaps whether he just asked to spend more time at home. I gather he'll be going to the chinese GP, so we may find out then.

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Old 16th Mar 2019, 06:28
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James Allison, the technical director of Mercedes, just had a slot on Sky covering the aerodynamic changes and sounded suspiciously similar to “the secret aerodynamicist”.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 08:05
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Hamilton does it again on his last flying lap. Bottas must have thought he had pole, but somehow Hamilton always seem to find something extra.....
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 12:00
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That was interesting. Through the pre-season tests it looked like the Ferrari was balanced & easy to drive while the Mercedes looked unhappy and twitchy. But trhough FP1-3 it was looking more like the Mercedes was agile and quick, while the Ferrari was lazy an unmanoeuvrable. The speed difference was stark, but as people keep pointing out Albert Park is an atypical circuit which often gives misleading performances - and Mercedes had pretty well the same Quali margin there last year even though for at least the first half of the year Ferrari definitely had the faster car. It does rather look like Mercedes have made another Diva-car; it's twitchy and difficult to drive but very, very quick if the driver can master it. One wonders what it will be like in traffic...

Valtiri looked much happier and is back close to Lewis again after losing his mojo through last year, which is good. More to the point LeClerc looked faster than Vettel throughout, and only came behind him due to traffic issues and a mistake in Q3, so one wonders whether he will be the Lewis to Seb's Alonso in 2008.

Looking forward to tomorrow, but still feel that Kravitz was better than Chadhoc as the pit-lane guy.

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Old 16th Mar 2019, 12:04
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
James Allison, the technical director of Mercedes, just had a slot on Sky covering the aerodynamic changes and sounded suspiciously similar to “the secret aerodynamicist”.
I wouldn't read too much into that. You'll find pretty well the same explanations in the same terms all over the autosport articles, skysport articles, at least a dozen different youtube pieces, miscellaneous website and indeed throughout Newey's (rather good) book. They're all explaining the same thing, and the science isn't rocket science - any competent vehicle aerodynamicist would say much the same thing.

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Old 16th Mar 2019, 12:08
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
feel that Kravitz was better than Chandhok as the pit-lane guy.
+1

I'd love to know whether TK jumped or was pushed.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 13:11
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I'd love to know whether TK jumped or was pushed.
#me2

But Ted has a young family, and it could be as mundane as simply wanting to have more time at home rather than being away for most of the 9-month GP season.

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