The Official Shift+F1 V6 Thread of Speed

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#151 Edited by Mister_V (2443 posts) -

Come on Jenson!

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#152 Posted by naqrin (49 posts) -

@dannyodwyer:

Unlike in 2013, the driver no longer has to push a button to active ERS - the power is simply delivered to the rear wheels via the throttle pedal (with a little help from the car’s electronics). Therefore, whilst you could still lap relatively competitively without KERS in 2013, an ERS problem in 2014 will be much more debilitating to performance.

http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2014/1/15408.html


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#153 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

Clare Williams looks like she is about to pass out from the stress.

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#154 Edited by T0FFE (218 posts) -

Bottas is really working his way up the field

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#155 Posted by User_Undefined (309 posts) -

after seeing the occasional NASCAR race, the pit stops in f1 are crazy to watch

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#156 Edited by Sonblade (9 posts) -

@t0ffe: Losing a wheel seems to have only been a minor setback for him.

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#157 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

I have never been able to get my head around the speed with which the pit teams work. It is insane.

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#158 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

@jrht80 said:

I might be in the minority, but I'm enjoying the quieter engines.

Well at least now we're able to hear the tyres skid, the crowd cheer and even the bloke talking on the tannoy.

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#159 Posted by Freshershest (22 posts) -
@mrfizzy said:

I have never been able to get my head around the speed with which the pit teams work. It is insane.

as fast as they are the most recent batch of hyper-cars go 0-60mph in that time. I don't know which is more impressive.

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#160 Posted by datarez (864 posts) -

You guys will have to talk about the new car numbers on the podcast. As someone who has watched since the early 90s I think it's totally weird.

Kind of a bummer Button isn't doing better. I guess he really isn't a number one anymore.

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#161 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

@dannyodwyer: At one point I actually thought I heard a woman scream. It took a while until I realized it was the rires screeching.. :P

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#162 Edited by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -

Take a drink every time Kimi locks up.

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#163 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

@darkmelkor said:

@dannyodwyer:

Unlike in 2013, the driver no longer has to push a button to active ERS - the power is simply delivered to the rear wheels via the throttle pedal (with a little help from the car’s electronics). Therefore, whilst you could still lap relatively competitively without KERS in 2013, an ERS problem in 2014 will be much more debilitating to performance.

http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2014/1/15408.html

Awesome, thanks mate. I guess my next question is how much control the teams have over when it's deployed. Surely, like KERS there is an optimal moment to use it. It used to be in the low-range gears before long stretched to ensure you reached top speed quicker. But if it's delivering that much extra power then maybe it's more useful in the mid-range gears for overtaking.

Anybody know? :O

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#164 Posted by User_Undefined (309 posts) -

@datarez: considering he's gone from a lost wheel to fourth, he seems to be doing alright to me

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#165 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

@khann said:

Take a drink every time Kimi locks up.

People are going to die... :P

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#167 Posted by Mister_V (2443 posts) -

@khann said:

Take a drink every time Kimi locks up.

I think he already is.

That's the problem.

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#168 Edited by Freshershest (22 posts) -

I think that with the hideous penis noses we are going to see the middle part of the front wing be opened up to development once again in the coming years of F1.

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#169 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

@mister_v said:

@khann said:

Take a drink every time Kimi locks up.

I think he already is.

That's the problem.

Bahaha! I can just imagine him with a hip flask of scnapps behind the wheel.

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#170 Edited by T0FFE (218 posts) -

Grojsean will be on the floor in the pits, kicking and screaming after this!

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#171 Edited by digitalerich (17 posts) -

I don't know if this a Sky Sports F1 thing, or UK/Europe sports coverage in general, but I'm really impressed with the Spartan overlays on Sky's coverage. At first I thought it was a bit too minimal but that's probably more to do with me being new to the sport.

In the US we have, literally, CGI robots doing touchdown dances overlay-ed over our live sports, numbers and graphics wooshing in from all four sides constantly.

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#172 Posted by Silan (54 posts) -

Christ its sweet to watch F1 and be dane again, Magnussen is showing all of his talents on day one. Take 2nd please!

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#173 Posted by datarez (864 posts) -

Ha knew it would happen to both of the Lotus cars.

Amazing turn-around for Williams this year.

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#174 Posted by Mister_V (2443 posts) -

@digitalerich: All of the overlays are provided by F1 itself. Regardless of what channel you are watching you get the same feed/graphics.

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#175 Posted by Hero_Swe (1347 posts) -

Well, there's both Lotus's out, can't be fun for them to join Caterham in not finishing this race. Sad for Ericsson too

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#176 Posted by ToxicCurve (18 posts) -

@t0ffe said:

Grojsean will be on the floor in the pits, kicking and screaming after this!

You'd think he would be used to not finishing races by now.

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#177 Posted by digitalerich (17 posts) -

@mister_v: Oh interesting, so I would see the same layout on NBC Sports (if I had it), that's kind of neat.

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#178 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

I don't know if this a Sky Sports F1 thing, or UK/Europe sports coverage in general, but I'm really impressed with the Spartan overlays on Sky's coverage. At first I thought it was a bit too minimal but that's probably more to do with me being new to the sport.

In the US we have, literally, CGI robots doing touchdown dances overlay-ed over our livesports, numbers and graphics wooshing in from all fours sides.

We have the Sky coverage here in Aus and its really good except for our local broadcaster going to ads every few minutes.

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#179 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -

inb4 Magnussen does what Lewis couldn't in his rookie season.

Magnussen 2014 WDC

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#180 Posted by Hero_Swe (1347 posts) -

WOW! What a recovery by Jean-Eric! That could have ended in a big spin!

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#181 Edited by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -
@mister_v said:

@digitalerich: All of the overlays are provided by F1 itself. Regardless of what channel you are watching you get the same feed/graphics.

They're being way more liberal in using Team Radio this season too - very cool.

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#182 Posted by Mister_V (2443 posts) -

@digitalerich: I assume so I'm not sure if the channel showing it can add their own graphics as well but in the UK we have BBC and Sky coverage and they both show the same feed.

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#183 Edited by Freshershest (22 posts) -
@khann said:

inb4 Magnussen does what Lewis couldn't in his rookie season.

Magnussen 2014 WDC

I would love to see that happen, the kid has shown proper speed regardless of the machine he's strapped into.

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#184 Posted by Mister_V (2443 posts) -

@mister_v said:

@digitalerich: All of the overlays are provided by F1 itself. Regardless of what channel you are watching you get the same feed/graphics.

They're being way more liberal in using Team Radio this season too - very cool.

Yeah, I have also noticed Ferrari are only speaking English on the radio, i wonder of someone had a word with them?

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#185 Edited by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

#Rischardo

Button looks like he's eating up time on the top 3. This is going right to the end. Also, there's gotta be one more major incident in the works. I can feel it! :)

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#186 Posted by Hero_Swe (1347 posts) -

Anybody else coming 'round on the engine noise? I actually really enjoy hearing the breaking and the turbo whiz is always a joy to hear in any car engine. It almost makes up for the lack of hypercar screech the old engines did.

Man, this is proper good F1 and it's a great time for newcomers to come in. So much more fun and interesting than last few seasons.

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#187 Posted by Mister_V (2443 posts) -

There we go. They can manually override the ERS system to give them a boost to overtake.

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#188 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

Magnusson's pit just told him to use the overtake button. It sounds like ERS can be over-written if the drivers need it.

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#189 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

Ricardo is holding up the field so this might get ugly!

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#190 Posted by datarez (864 posts) -

@dannyodwyer: I don't think Button can get a second a lap he needs with 5 to go though.

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#191 Edited by rethla (3725 posts) -

Ofc they can override it.

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#192 Posted by Hero_Swe (1347 posts) -

Is Bottas the new Mika Häkkinen? Damn look at him go. Magnussen is doing awesome too

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#193 Edited by T0FFE (218 posts) -

@dannyodwyer: Swedish commentators are explaining it like it's more of a "boost"-setting for the mixtures for the engine, not a "push to boost"-button

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#194 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

Arrrrghhhh, can Magnussen take him down!?!?!

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#195 Posted by digitalerich (17 posts) -

@dannyodwyer: re Team Radio, I was messing around with the official F1 iOS app (pretty neat) and it seems like if you want to drop $11 for the premium pass for the season, you can tap into any team's radio throughout each race via the app.

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#196 Edited by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

@digitalerich said:

@dannyodwyer: re Team Radio, I was messing around with the official F1 iOS app (pretty neat) and it seems like if you want to drop $11 for the premium pass for the season, you can tap into any team's radio throughout each race via the app.

Thanks for the heads up . If I do I'll just tune into Kimi's for the entire race.

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#197 Edited by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -

@digitalerich said:

@dannyodwyer: re Team Radio, I was messing around with the official F1 iOS app (pretty neat) and it seems like if you want to drop $11 for the premium pass for the season, you can tap into any team's radio throughout each race via the app.

Thanks for the heads up . If I do I'll just tune into Kimi's for the entire race.

"Brakes are shit"

"I don't know what I'm doing"

"Prep the ice-cream"

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#198 Posted by rethla (3725 posts) -

Kimis chatter is alot more timid this season so far but there has been a lot of drama in Romains radio.

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#199 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

God damn that was fun!

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#200 Edited by Hero_Swe (1347 posts) -

GG Rosberg. That was solid racing all round