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Formula One on Sky

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by philspursuk, 14 Mar 2012.

  1. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    Doesn't mean they can't establish the same gap though.
     
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    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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    That would take way too long to do.
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    Not if the lapped cars had stayed in place.

    Everyone has a delta to the car in front on their dash, you just have to get that to what it was.

    The risk is that the front car could go really slowly and cool everyone down. But you could speed up to VSC speeds, match the deltas and go - could easily be done within a lap
     
  4. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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    What if there are no lapped cars? Also, the pace car can't do F1 racing speeds, so you'd never ever get the same/right gap between the cars.
    You haven't really thought this one out, have you?
     
  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    You didn't read the VSC bit, did you?

    If there are no lapped cars then it's even quicker.
     
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    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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  8. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    So pi55ed off with F1. Not sure how seriously to take it anymore.

    Ah well, I'll just mount a high-speed couch and get stocked up for the Daytona 500. Rooting interest provided by Jacques Villeneuve, F1 and Indy 500 champ, who has qualified for this race at 50 years of age.

     
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    The Fatman NoƩ Pamarot

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    why do they wait till the track is clear, before unlapping the cars? can they not let them unlap whilst the track is being done, under yellow flags, that way the race will restart quicker.
     
  10. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    The theory is that the safety car pace is the fastest safe pace. Therefore to unlap they'd have to be going faster than that.

    There's also the issue of bunching. It's far easier and safer to move stuck cars, repair barriers, etc when all the cars are within a few 100ft of each other.
     
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    NoLimits01 Scott Parker

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    They could just reinstate the delta, keep every one in place and each driver gets a delta to the next section they need to hit to return the gap to what it was pre safety car.

    In essence go from a safety car to VC then race
     
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  12. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    That's the only sensible answer really.

    SC worked when there wasn't the technology to accurately measure the deltas and communicate that to the drivers. There's no need to do things that way now.
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    Like Christmas, Whinger Spice seems to come around earlier every year.

    Moaning about Mercedes innovation again.
     
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    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    I am genuinely baffled as to why this doesn't happen. It seems so obvious. Maybe it's too obvious
     
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    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    The red bull guy?
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    yes, he's married to Geri Halliwell AKA Ginger Spice, and all he does is moan, hence Whinger Spice.
     
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  17. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    I've only really been back into F1 since that end of last season - switched off in early 2000s.
    He does seem like a whinny little brick.
    Red Bull overall have a consistent identity.
     
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    Dicko Jonathan Woodgate

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    I am praying its not just a Red Bull and Merc contest this season. F1 could really do with a mix up.
     
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    Because people want to see close racing, not cars running around 30 seconds apart. There's nothing wrong with the safety car system, apart from being allowed to pit. Close the pit during SC, and it's fine.
     
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    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    close the pit lane when the risk of punctures from debris on the track is highest?

    I think people would rather see real racing than close racing
     
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