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Poll: United States Grand Prix 2021, Austin - Race 17

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 19 Oct 2021.

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Rate the 2021 United States Grand Prix out of ten

  1. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 2

    5.5%
  3. 3

    5.5%
  4. 4

    18.2%
  5. 5

    18.2%
  6. 6

    18.2%
  7. 7

    21.8%
  8. 8

    9.1%
  9. 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 10

    3.6%
  1. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

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    Horner said what Merc are doing is within the rules, so no protesting. It's also something cars have had and been doing for long time. Jenson said the BAR had it even.

    I remember them talking about ways to keep/adjust the ride hight when refuelling was banned, as there could be near 100kg difference between the car at the start of the race and the finish, and devices to keep the ride height the same were worked on.
     
  2. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    3 Mercedes engined cars, including Bottas, have swapped engines at this event. Mercedes seem to have a reliability issue with their latest engine design.
     
  3. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

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    With only a 5 grid drop, may as well change it on tracks where Mercedes have a clear advantage.
     
  4. EVH

    Don

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    Location: Wales

    It’s a mental rule. 10 place for the first new unit, 5 for every subsequent one.

    May as well take the hit at every gp and rag the engine at capacity, then bin it.
     
  5. MM-Seat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2011

    Posts: 1,158

    the suspension isn’t the active part here. The car reacts to a certain speed and “stalls”. It stops pushing the car down and increases top speed as downforce is removed. That’s why the suspension moves as the downforce load is removed.

    so clever.
     
  6. Junglist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

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    Location: Bristol

    It's a bit weird watching events this late in the day.
     
  7. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Europe

    That lap from Perez was immensely bumpy. I thought the bumps during the corner might induce a slide. Literally about 12 bumps in one camera shot.
     
  8. Quartz

    Capodecina

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    Location: Aberdeen

    Just wondering... what would happen if everyone took a full equipment change?
     
  9. SoliD

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Would be just done on qualifying result if they all had the same penalties.
     
  10. Flibster

    Caporegime

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    Penalties are applied in the order which they are earned, so whoever changed first would have the 25 place grid penalty first, so you could theoretically qualify last and end up with pole. :D

    Well that was a bit of a wet fart of a session.
     
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  11. MM-Seat

    Wise Guy

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    So much drama!

    the Red Bulls have cracked wings and they are currently reinforcing them before the session.
     
  12. Psycho Ned

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Northants

    Red Bull gives you........
     
  13. MM-Seat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2011

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    … Very good
     
  14. Flibster

    Caporegime

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    Found the limits of the carbon fibre weaves elasticity then. Not that surprising from the team with the waggliest of wings.
     
  15. MM-Seat

    Wise Guy

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    Coupled with the undisputed “bumpiest track”
     
  16. Psycho Ned

    Sgarrista

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    Maybe the bumpyness of the track has rattled them apart as well.
     
  17. Flibster

    Caporegime

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    There's already white lines everywhere Martin... They define the edge of the track as stated in the damn regulations!

    Race Control - Mazepin lap time deleted - Track limits turn 9

    Going to guess that was Mazepin going slow on the racing line then.

    Race control - Stroll lap time 1:39.219 deleted - Track limits turn 19.
     
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  18. Junglist

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Bristol

    This isn't aging so well at the moment! :p
     
  19. Flibster

    Caporegime

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    Race Control - Raikkonen lap time 1:36.336 deleted - track limits turn 19

    Turn 3-5 incident involving Mazepin and Vettel noted by stewards
     
  20. Slam62

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Monaco

    Lol what's up with Merc? Seem to be no where