So I've had a weird issue since the new player started. Every time I start a video, the audio is by default set to muted. I'm not sure what's causing this issue, but what I can think of is that I clicked "mute" the first time I ever used the player and it somehow saved that in a cached state? I tried clearing my cache though. The mute didn't even work the first time :p Maybe this is working as intended and is a feature, but if it is i'm not too stoked about it :/ I miss the caching of my old audio position that existed a while back ^__^
Another bug I think I have is that the HTML5 video is really jittery and jumpy, and I'm not sure what's going on there. Might just be something messed up with my browser? Not sure.
I'm using Chrome 32.0.1700.102 m and flash 188.8.131.52 if that matters.
Typically the Mercedes car has had poor race pace, mostly due to not understanding how to properly use the Pirelli tyres. It has been a big point in the last few years, the tyres determine a lot. Mercedes have fantastic one-lap performance though. Typically they've struggled with heat, and hungary was really hot. It was some new breakthrough that helped Mercedes in this race though, apparantly! Might have also been the new version of the tyres.
F1 has three stages of qualifying. After the various cut-offs (17, 10) you then have another heat. You cannot place lower than the lowest person in your heat. For Q3 this is 10th place. Webber was using a strategy of saving his tyres for the main race. Tyre management is a big deal.
There are extremely strict rules about that in something called the Concorde agreement. However, the ceiling is fairly large, so there is a decent amount of money = behing ahead. Red Bull are pretty much the yankees, and have been alleged to be in breach of the Concorde agreement at times.
You can use one defensive maneuver, i.e. a weave to the right. There are many rules that define a legal maneuver, you'd have to look them up for more precise.
Sensors on the car, which is the defined to be within range by the tower. It can malfunction though, as it did for Fernando Alonso, who was fined €15,000 for using DRS outside the range.
Partially, but this matters more in qualifying. You have to, in F1, on a dry track use both the dry compounds. Typically softer is always faster (usually around a second per lap) but wears out much faster.
Proprietary stuff I believe unfortunately :( It's really good though, and the driver mic is also really good ^^ The most fascinating part of the car/driver system for me though is the drink system ;D No clue why, but I love that thing ;P Also fascinating seeing them stuff the cars with dry ice behind the drivers core for the 40c+ races ^^
If you gain an advantage for it, you can be penalized. It also only counts going off the track if you are with four wheels off. Typically it is greatly, greatly confirmed to avoiding collision, these things are really expensive :p
That's a secret team code, I'd guess KERS issues but I am not sure as it's secret.
Unless penalized for something, it goes
You can lose points if you get disqualified or are found in violation of rules breach, like running out of fuel for the weigh-in or something.
@ahaisthisourchance: It sometimes is the only thing that makes financial sense. At least if you're buying a 6000 SEK phone ^^ I would agree with you, but I'm currently in a 24 months contract for my HTC One X :(