Gyrfal's forum posts

#1 Edited by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

@flameboy84: Don't discount the fact that a person's skin color, gender, and sexuality all play a massive part in a person's background, experiences, and consequentially, views. It's a false assertion that the two new hires, who are white males that already worked in the mainsteam video game press, have drastically different views than the rest of the editors (who are white males who have worked in mainstream video game press). It assumes that minorities are on equal footing with straight white males, this is not the case.

As to your anecdote, hopefully you said something about it to her.

#2 Posted by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

"We'll always want to kill Nazis and save the world"

Oh, I don't know. Not really.

#3 Posted by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

Mercedes:

#4 Posted by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

@diz said:

@gyrfal said:

@diz: I recall it being mentioned that they were intentionally on different strategies. For what reason, I don't know. If you look at lap times however ( here ) you can see that there was very little difference between the two compounds this weekend, to the point that Rosberg even put in faster lap times during his middle stint on the hards than Hamilton did on the mediums. I also remember another driver, I don't remember who, saying "I don't know, either of them" in response to which tires they preferred.

I heard Rosberg telling his pit crew that he thought the mediums were great during the first stint. I think the driver that asked the crew to decide for him was "Checo" Perez.

I wonder whose intention it was for the different strategies and what that intention was, since both cars were so clearly ahead of all competition.

I can't see where Rosberg's faster lap times came in the middle stint from your link. It looks to me like those came in the third stint (on laps 50 and 51). In fact Hamilton pulled out a 5 second lead in the 2nd stint that Rosberg pulled back to 1 second in the third.

Regarding different strategies, I could see it for the purposes of gathering data. They know their pace is faster then everybody else, so maybe they're experimenting? Just a thought and a guess. I could also remembering incorrectly, and maybe they didn't want them battling the entire race.

Either way, unless I'm looking at this chart wrong, laps number 24 - 26 has Rosberg putting in faster times than Hamilton. The same for 34 - 36. You could argue this is because he pitted later and his tires were in better condition on those laps specifically but their fastest laps on that second stint are Rosberg on lap 32 with a 90.76 and Hamilton on lap 22 at 90.8.

#6 Edited by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

@diz: I recall it being mentioned that they were intentionally on different strategies. For what reason, I don't know. If you look at lap times however ( here ) you can see that there was very little difference between the two compounds this weekend, to the point that Rosberg even put in faster lap times during his middle stint on the hards than Hamilton did on the mediums. I also remember another driver, I don't remember who, saying "I don't know, either of them" in response to which tires they preferred.

#7 Edited by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

@sessh: What makes you say Rosberg's victory was shot? He was a few tenths off Hamilton at the end, and that was with traffic and that lockup.

#8 Posted by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

This is my first year watching F1, and I think this race was the first time that I really appreciated pitting/tire strategies.

#9 Posted by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

@andriv: Even more amazing! Iceland seems like the best country.

#10 Posted by Gyrfal (102 posts) -

Those two dudes standing in the back of Iceland's set should win the contest.