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    The Formula 1 2014 Thread

    Testing at Jerez, and Lewis lost all traction when his front wing failed. Walked away but someone might get a talking to tonight.


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    The Mercedes and the Ferrari are better looking than expected. Should be an interesting season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Should be an interesting season.
    everybody hopes so

    the bull could be 3 seconds a lap faster again

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    The Mercedes and the Ferrari are better looking than expected.
    Meaning they look quicker and more competitive than expected? Or they look less hideous than some of the other cars?








    Even if Vettel runs away with it again, it still stands to be interesting for a number of reasons. Can Ricciardo run consistently with Vettel at the front? Kimi versus Fernando. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing Kobayashi stir things up amongst the back-markers.

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    They turned on the lights at Sakhir last night ready for Bahrain's first night race.

    Looks good!


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    The new design rules seem to be causing everyone trouble.
    That along with the Dwarfs' legal problems will make it a memorable season..

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    Nice clip Mid, first time I have been able to get my head around the new V6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Their back
    Whose back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Their back
    Whose back?


    The scream of white hot turbos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Whose back?
    What's .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
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    Whose back?
    What's .
    English isn't your first language, is it?


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    Not a good look, Coults, but it was for charity.




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    Have you seen the women that bloke has shagged over the years, 'Arry, he had some stunners and then some...






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    Nothing to do with him being a multimillionaire of course.

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    What are the odds on a Mercedes 1 2 In Australia? What are the odds for no Renault engines on the podium?

    The cars look kike they require much more driver input than before which is a promising development for more interesting racing in future.

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    I'll be happy if the lap times are lower!

    I find it interesting that not many teams are using the full 15,000 rpm limit most are cutting off around 12,000. But we will see.

    Time will tell who the clever team is. Look forward to seeing Williams in Martini colours.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Funny watching Hamilton this morning, broke down in P1 and him and Rosberg were fastest in P2.

    He got a lift back to the pits after the stop, and when he went through the gate to go into the pits, wearing his race suit and helmet, the security guard tried to ask him for his ID.

    Funny as fok!

    Qualifying is at 13:00 Thai time tomorrow.

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    Looking forward to an interesting and exciting race. They should make big rule changes like this every three years.
    Even testing managed to be vaguely interesting this year.

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    And for those who want to see F1 races (and/or other sports) live but have no tv channels available... click here and bookmark.

    Choose F1, then a suitable link and wait for the ads to disappear (sometimes you may have to disable your Adblock plug-in or clean your cache/cookies, if the link doesn't work properly) Enjoy the season!



    2014 Formula One Spotter Guide by andyblackmoredesign. Full size version available in PDF and JPG at www.spotterguides.com

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    Nice one, cheers.

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    A message of support adorns the side of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton's car during the second practice session at Albert Park ahead of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. Earlier in the week Michael Schumacher's family said that the injured former Formula 1 champion had been showing "small, encouraging signs" in his fight for recovery having suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident.

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    No doubt because the journos tried to shaft him with selective quoting when he tried to wax philosophical about the accident.
    he said "I believe everything happens for a reason and this struggle will only make him stronger" The media cut it to Hamilton says everything happens for a reason re Shumacher....whores.

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    YOU may think that developing a fast Formula 1 car is done by simply chucking in a big, high-powered engine, but that’s all changed in 2014.

    Formula 1 is one of the most technical sports in the world, with car manufacturers using the sport not only to win but also as a research ground for technology that will eventually make it into our road cars. Transmission, braking and engine technology are all things that have first been developed in Formula 1.



    2014 brings a whole slate of new challenges, with the sport’s biggest ever change of regulations and technology — technology we will eventually see in our road cars.
    We call them engines, but in Formula 1 they’re referred to as power units. Why? Because there is no longer just one petrol engine powering these beasts, they’re hybrid units that on top of their 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine use electricity recovered from braking and exhaust to help power them, offering an extra 120kW of power through the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (K-ERS) which can power the car for 33 seconds per lap, significantly up from the six seconds of 2013.
    2014 also sees the introduction of a new Energy Recovery System, or ERS-H (H for heat). This system helps generate electricity back into the car’s battery using leftover exhaust fumes and plays a big part in keeping that 33-second boost of electricity going.



    Remi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations, told news.com.au that these new technologies in the engines all rely on each other so much that even if one minor part fails it could end the race for that car.
    The engine isn’t the only part of the car using new electrical components. The braking system is now using a new system called ‘brake-by-wire’. The system works out how much brake pressure the driver is applying when he presses the pedal and electronically applies it to the rear brakes, allowing for the kinetic energy to be recovered into the K-ERS system and power the car.

    Even though these power units put out a combined power of 560kW, they’re one of the most fuel-efficient engine setups in the world due to the very strict fuel restrictions in Formula 1.
    Other changes in this year’s cars include big aerodynamic changes which make the cars more prone to sliding out, the engines will now only rev up to 15,000RPM instead of 18,000RPM and the Pirelli tyres have been made harder to avoid the problems of last year’s season.

    K-ERS, ERS-H and RPMs: The technology behind the new 2014 Formula 1 cars | News.com.au

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    Cars seem to have a lot of power but they sure sound terrible.

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