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simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



George Zimmer posted:

Yeah it won't happen.

Yup, because otherwise you'd really have to look at bringing back refuelling and there is no way in hell that that will ever happen

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PalaNIN
Sep 19, 2004
Strawberry Poodle

Wirth1000 posted:

I'll keep an eye out for you (when they drag your bloated corpse out of the Java Sea)

I'm probably fly with AirAsia as well

Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


the planes dont even fly with airasia

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Cojawfee posted:

Yeah, if they actually went up to 18k RPM instead of limiting at 15, they might get close to that power.

gently caress all of the engines run near 15K, the fuel flow rate keeps things artificially low.

AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


Might see you there PalaNIN. Haven't booked anything yet though. Was good in 12 and 14. In terms of bang for your buck no other grand prix comes close.

fish and chips and dip
Feb 17, 2010


Why no early bird discount for China GP? It's later than Malaysia. Oh well, general admission tickets for 67 USD isn't that bad anyway, just wish the track and crowd would be better.

thegasman2000
Feb 12, 2005
Update my TFLC log? BOLLOCKS!
/


gently caress me that's cheap. The cost is the reason I never go to the races. loving silverstone is stupid expensive.

MattD1zzl3
Oct 26, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 3392 days!


I'm going to buy a grandstand ticket for formula E. Hope it's worth 100 bucks. (The Miami round)

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

three-day grandstand tickets at the USGP in indy were like $120, i miss that

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



keevo posted:

All I could hear from him during the start of the race is "concertina effect concertina effect concertina effect".

OK, that is true too, I'll admit to a second minor flaw in his otherwise above-reproach commentary. I think they make a big deal about the "penultimate lap" every race as well, but crucially, that's not exclusively his fault.

Concertina effect.

Begall
Jul 28, 2008


Going to be going to my first race this year, Silverstone, hospitality style. Looking forward to it!

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


Brits are just obsessed with concertinas and penultimates.

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

my god, the video on youtube of tom pryce's accident is extremely graphic

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


I've mentioned this blog a few times but this is a nice recap of a fascinating race, check it out.

http://second-a-lap.blogspot.com/20...-premio-de.html

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


MattD1zzl3 posted:

I'm going to buy a grandstand ticket for formula E. Hope it's worth 100 bucks. (The Miami round)

What the gently caress? I'd figure they'd be at least half that for Formula E. What a rip.

keevo
Jun 16, 2011

WAKE UP


https://gfycat.com/ScarceWelltodoIrukandjijellyfish

quote:

I watched this race again a while ago thinking maybe the pain would be gone, but no it still stung...badly. Because it was so so crazy they didn't bring him in much earlier than they did. He was losing time hand over fist laps before this happened and then around 2 laps before this, you could see the tire carcass and yet the absolute idiots at McLaren told him to stay out....probably because of what some computer said. There has never been a better illustration of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory as the clusterfuck that is McLaren pitwall that year.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


And that quote is from??

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Wirth1000 posted:

So the FIA released the new requirements in order to get a superlicense. I actually quite like it and it should as a nice boost to a bunch of neglected feeder series.


And the chart for the license points:



I like that you could win 3 consecutive FIA World Championships in an open wheel series where half the grid are ex-F1 drivers and earn 0 points since they completely blanked Formula E.

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


Let's be honest, the races have been ok and all but the Formula E cars are poo poo

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


Xisticide posted:

I like that you could win 3 consecutive FIA World Championships in an open wheel series where half the grid are ex-F1 drivers and earn 0 points since they completely blanked Formula E.

You've beaten the likes of Luca di Grassi and Karun Chandhok please enjoy this 2-for-1 whopper coupon, not to be used in conjunction with any other coupon.

keevo
Jun 16, 2011

WAKE UP


Wirth1000 posted:

And that quote is from??

Reddit

Sashimi
Dec 26, 2008


College Slice

Xisticide posted:

I like that you could win 3 consecutive FIA World Championships in an open wheel series where half the grid are ex-F1 drivers and earn 0 points since they completely blanked Formula E.
Formula E experience should count for something for aspiring drivers, like when high school students do volunteer work at a retirement home.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


Formula-e is just fun. Goons hate fun.

Funzo
Dec 6, 2002

If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley



Is there some kind of site that explains the differences and relationships between the different feeder series? I see F2, F3 and GP2 and GP3, but I have no idea what any of them really are.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

RIP Bobby K
Poland's Rose. Like a cabbage in the wind.


be nice wicka posted:

my god, the video on youtube of tom pryce's accident is extremely graphic

Are you posting from 2001? How have you only just seen that?

Roller Coast Guard
Aug 27, 2006

With this magnificent aircraft,
and my magnificent facial hair,
the British Empire will never fall!




Brainwrong posted:

Are you posting from 2001? How have you only just seen that?

I haven't ever seen that incident and I'm pretty sure I don't want to.

Minto Took
Dec 4, 2002



Fun Shoe

It involves salsa.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Brainwrong posted:

Are you posting from 2001? How have you only just seen that?

No need to flip out.

nsaP
May 4, 2004

alright?


Alain Post posted:

No need to flip out.

I dunno, watching it tore me apart

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


Formula E is so slow, though. It's like spec miata street races.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester posted:

Formula E is so slow, though. It's like spec miata street races.

They've intentionally gimped everything for the first season. Once open development is allowed, these cars will be pretty quick.

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



George Zimmer posted:

They've intentionally gimped everything for the first season. Once open development is allowed, these cars will be pretty quick.

And will they use 3 cars a race instead of 2? They could get rid of the treaded road tyres i guess. Other than that the only way i can see formula e getting faster with current technology is to reinvent the laws of physics.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

RIP Bobby K
Poland's Rose. Like a cabbage in the wind.


Alain Post posted:

No need to flip out.

Sorry, I didn't mean to cause a split in the thread

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

RIP Bobby K
Poland's Rose. Like a cabbage in the wind.


Home skillet?

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



home fry

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



Funzo posted:

Is there some kind of site that explains the differences and relationships between the different feeder series? I see F2, F3 and GP2 and GP3, but I have no idea what any of them really are.

GP2 and GP3 are the de facto "minor leagues" of F1 these days. They run almost exclusively on the same weekends as F1. GP2 is (as you might guess) above GP3.

Lewis and Nico both reached F1 after winning GP2. Valteri and Danil Kyvat both skipped there from GP3.

F2 and F3 are essentially the same thing but run by the FIA whereas GPx is Bernie led.

F2 no longer exists due to lack of interest. F3 runs as a european and several national series, the cars are effectively a level below GP3.

Der Kyhe
Jun 25, 2008

Think something witty and pretend it's written here.



Dudley posted:

F2 no longer exists due to lack of interest. F3 runs as a european and several national series, the cars are effectively a level below GP3.

So FIA basically made the bold decision that a series that no longer exists because nobody cares is better experience for F1 candidates than Formula E?

Even if Formula E is slow compared to F1, their specs are absolutely comparable to the Formula 3 cars.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Der Kyhe posted:

So FIA basically made the bold decision that a series that no longer exists because nobody cares is better experience for F1 candidates than Formula E?

Even if Formula E is slow compared to F1, their specs are absolutely comparable to the Formula 3 cars.

Formula E is so heinously poo poo that the only way the drivers can cope with it is by doing mountains of coke.

ukle
Nov 28, 2005


Next race in the greatest series ever btw is tomorrow -

Argentina, Circuit guide:

http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calen...es-circuit.aspx

Race is at 16:00 local time (19:00 in GMT)

Coverage starts on ITV4 at 6pm in the UK.

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Daveh
Jan 18, 2005

You know what? You know what you're putting into our bodies? Death! Delicious, strawberry-flavored death!


Der Kyhe posted:

So FIA basically made the bold decision that a series that no longer exists because nobody cares is better experience for F1 candidates than Formula E?

They're bringing it back. It's Domenicali's main focus in his new role as the FIA's President of the Single Seater Commission.

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