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1 minute ago, mexos said:

 

wat

 

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/pirelli-superhard-hypersoft-tyre-compounds-2018-981774/

 

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The first new tyre will be the orange superhard, slotting in as the hardest of the range...

 

The other new entry is the hypersoft, which will be pink and the softest of the range, with the name chosen via a fan poll on social media.

 

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Does it really matter when only three compounds go to a race weekend, when was the last time some chancer whacked on a set of mega hards to sniff around at a point by going the distance?

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36 minutes ago, marsh said:

Does it really matter when only three compounds go to a race weekend, when was the last time some chancer whacked on a set of mega hards to sniff around at a point by going the distance?

 

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3 hours ago, marsh said:

Does it really matter when only three compounds go to a race weekend, when was the last time some chancer whacked on a set of mega hards to sniff around at a point by going the distance?

 

To be fair i think it was Prielli deciding which 3 would be taken, and the teams chose from there.  Certainly would be interesting if the teams could choose in advance

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5 hours ago, marsh said:

Does it really matter when only three compounds go to a race weekend, when was the last time some chancer whacked on a set of mega hards to sniff around at a point by going the distance?

 

They have to use two compounds anyway so can't go the full race distance on one set. Not sure if removing the compulsory pit stop would be beneficial or not. ie give the teams access to all compounds all weekend, leave it to them to decide if/when they want to pit and what tyres they change to. Or "Special FIA Rule": teams have an allocation of tyres they're allowed for the entire season they can then give even more penalty points out when teams inevitably run out.

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Just in case anyone missed it, the F1 YouTube channel has a fantastic video about Jerez 97 and what Villeneuve had to do to win the title. I hope they do more of this kind of mini documentary in the future.

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I guess it's a regular part of the show, but the lengthy turn-by-turn analysis of the top two's Q3 laps was a bit redundant this week. It was obvious from watching it live at full-speed that it was simply a case of "Lewis was faster for 99% of the lap, but fucked up the last corner"!

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4 hours ago, ryodi said:

 

Just in case anyone missed it, the F1 YouTube channel has a fantastic video about Jerez 97 and what Villeneuve had to do to win the title. I hope they do more of this kind of mini documentary in the future.

 

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23 hours ago, wev said:

 

They have to use two compounds anyway so can't go the full race distance on one set. Not sure if removing the compulsory pit stop would be beneficial or not. ie give the teams access to all compounds all weekend, leave it to them to decide if/when they want to pit and what tyres they change to. Or "Special FIA Rule": teams have an allocation of tyres they're allowed for the entire season they can then give even more penalty points out when teams inevitably run out.

 

The Pirelli guy mentioned today that the Wellard tyres aren't really expected to ever be used, but are more of a safety net just in case everything else ends up getting chewed up far more quickly than expected, as they can't be 100% sure how tough the new cars will work them on track until the season gets underway.

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8 hours ago, MrPogo said:

I guess it's a regular part of the show, but the lengthy turn-by-turn analysis of the top two's Q3 laps was a bit redundant this week. It was obvious from watching it live at full-speed that it was simply a case of "Lewis was faster for 99% of the lap, but fucked up the last corner"!

 

I think he made a mistake in turn 6 too, but was still in the running due to the first sector being so fast. 

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