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NtotheTC
Dec 31, 2007

Ignore my post and just imagine the sound of me gargling Lewis Hamilton's dick, for I am the Andrew Benson of the Worst Thread.


Tsaedje posted:

Massa's going to clean up

Hey certainly couldn't make a worse janitor than he did a driver

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Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



MazeOfTzeentch posted:

Has Venturi won a race yet?

Nope, couple of podiums with noted fail-wizard Nick Heidfeld and DTM seat filler Mortara.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



Although Mortara spun out while in the lead seemingly on his way to victory

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Oh good we have David Coulthard in the box this week

blunt
Jul 7, 2005





Probably have him all next season now that C4 are losing the F1 coverage.

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Speaking of next season, the 2018/19 schedule is out, mostly. Literally everything subject to change as usual. The biggest news is the dumb as gently caress 2-3 month break between the first few races and the rest of the season is gone, couple of month long breaks though presumably to fit the WEC schedule. Punta del Esta is the main casualty which makes me sad since it's been around since the start and is getting kicked for China and the Emirates. Races will now be a standard 45 minutes + 1 lap length.

15th December - Ad Diriyah
12th January - Marrakesh
26th January - TBA (this was Santiago this year)
16th February - Mexico City
10th March - Hong Kong
23rd March - TBA but somewhere in China
13th April - Rome
27th April - Paris
11th May - Monaco (potentially the full track this time)
25th May - Berlin
9th June - Zurich
13th and 14th July - New York

Also confirmed is the new boost system (eternally known as the "Mario Kart boost system" because motorsport journalists call anything like this a Mario Kart-like system) where drivers can go off line through a special zone to access a higher power mode similar to FanBoost. It's basically push-to-pass but with an additional step required to access it.

Also Zurich is this weekend. Track layout looks nice and it has a non-dumb as hell pit lane.

njsykora fucked around with this message at Jun 8, 2018 around 00:02

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


Watching quali, and there's only one Mickey mouse chicane and lots of good corners. This could be a really pass-y race, especially with vergne so far down the order

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Why did Abt even get the black and orange flag? Yeah, obviously his car had no rear wing, but we've seen that these cars can run without wings pretty well, and there was no danger of loose parts flying off the car since all the wobbly bits had already fallen off in the incident with Piquet.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

DiGrassi is hauling, drat

e: lol at the giant front wing in the track no one bothered with

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Took their sweet time with that yellow

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

A major element like that I can understand throwing the meatball for. Even if there's no danger of new bits falling off there's going to be a loss of speed from that missing aero that could potentially make the car dangerously slow in corners or give an unfair advantage on the straights.

Meanwhile JEV is getting hosed in the pits.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

lmao

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Evans, Lotterer, Lopez, Buemi and JEV all getting drive throughs is hilarious.

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NFX
Jun 1, 2008



Fun Shoe

I think Iíve said it before, but holy hell the Danish commentator on Eurosport is terrible. Whenever he talks (all the drat time) he has a tendency to trail off and mumble after the first couple of sentences. Thereís only one commentator, so they have absolutely no banter or sparring, and I think it makes him talk so much in order to make up for it.

Heís fairly good about commenting the actual driving, but mostly he just rattles off facts and talk about how kilowatts arenít gasoline. Because of this he constantly talks over the team radio and misses whatís going on. In several races, including this one, he completely missed the fan boost announcement, and spent much of the latter half of the race why it wasnít on screen (it was). At one point he noticed that a full course yellow was announced, but wondered why. While the camera was showing a wing laying in the middle of the track. Ugh.

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