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Which Year's Cars Will Set Faster Times?
Poll ended at Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:27 am
2018 35%  35%  [ 8 ]
2019 65%  65%  [ 15 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:27 am 
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Considering the fact that the new regulations will simplify aerodynamics and take away downforce, do you anticipate the lap times being slower this year or do you think that the additional year of development of the other areas of the car (including PU) will lead to faster times? It's hard to say at this point but my gut tells me the cars will still take a step forward in pace. Could be wrong though.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 am 
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At Australia, or at Abu Dhabi?

I think they'll be a little bit down on last year's times in the beginning, but they'll do what they do best and claw all that time back by the end of the calendar.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm 
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Exediron wrote:
At Australia, or at Abu Dhabi?

I think they'll be a little bit down on last year's times in the beginning, but they'll do what they do best and claw all that time back by the end of the calendar.

That's an interesting read. I actually think it might be that they are quicker at places like Monza and Montreal but slower at places like Monaco and Barcelona.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Autosport has an article on this subject: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14170 ... an-in-2018

The track may be a little faster this year than last (better conditions, not brand new, etc.) but still, if the cars are already doing 1:17s in the first test, I'm beginning to suspect I was wrong in thinking they'd be slower even at the start of the year...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:19 pm 
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From F1 reddit.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Invade wrote:
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From F1 reddit.

Pretty decisive information there. The cars are definitely faster.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:37 pm 
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sandman1347 wrote:
Invade wrote:
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From F1 reddit.

Pretty decisive information there. The cars are definitely faster.

And the top three have really held back in testing.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:03 pm 
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Black_Flag_11 wrote:
sandman1347 wrote:
Invade wrote:
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From F1 reddit.

Pretty decisive information there. The cars are definitely faster.

And the top three have really held back in testing.

Indeed; not to mention the fact that the cars were supposed to have lost downforce. So a track like Barcelona should be one where they would particularly lose out. At someplace like Monza they will likely be ridiculously fast.


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