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#106 leone

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 20:24

Meni uopste nije zao Hasa. Oni nisu nikakva simpaticna i dirljiva prica, njihova brzina nije plod genijalnih resenja sjanih dizajnera koji imaju na raspolaganju mali budzet, vec imaju maltene kopiju Ferarijevog bolida (cesto i najbrzeg na gridu) od prosle godine i njihov ovogodisnji motor.

 

 

Zao mi ih je jer su stravicno napredovali i na onakvu glupost, i to 2x, da padnu. Kao sto rekoh, mali tim (Merc i Ferrari imaju po 200 ljudi samo u jednoj komponeti tima). Nema od stednje leba u F1.

 

Simpaticno i dirljivost slabo gdje prolaze kao nekakav razlog za ovo ili ono, a pogotovo ne u ovoj kombinaciji sport-biznis.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 21:26

Renault je čini se napravio prvi korak sa motorima - pouzdani su. Ako završavaju trke brže će doći naodgradnja u performansama


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#108 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:45

Zao mi ih je jer su stravicno napredovali i na onakvu glupost, i to 2x, da padnu. Kao sto rekoh, mali tim (Merc i Ferrari imaju po 200 ljudi samo u jednoj komponeti tima). Nema od stednje leba u F1.

 

Simpaticno i dirljivost slabo gdje prolaze kao nekakav razlog za ovo ili ono, a pogotovo ne u ovoj kombinaciji sport-biznis.

 

Ne treba Hasu vise od 200 ljudi, dizajn im rade u Ferariju a bolide sklapa Dalara. Njima prakticno trebaju samo mehanicari, inzenjeri-stratezi i ketering da to sve nahrani tokom trkackog vikenda.


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#109 alpiner

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:31

 

 

A touch of Grosjean class and fellowship
 

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It was a miserable, gut-wrenching Sunday for Haas in Melbourne after the team's double pitstop blunder and costly DNF.

But as great sportsmen often say, "As a team, you win together and you lose together".

As frustrated and disappointed as he was following his demise from the Australian Grand Prix after one of his mechanics fumbled his wheel change, Romain Grosjean's first course of action was to offer his support to the unfortunate Haas gunner who had mishandled his stop.

It was a rare and untypical mess up, and one which the mechanic will quickly put behind him, thanks to his driver's fellow feelings.

Grosjean is one class act...


Edited by alpiner, 26 March 2018 - 10:32.

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#110 "Doc" Holliday

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:28

Baš mi je drsgo za Hamiltona hehehe Da vudimo ko ima izbtisam osmjeh

takodje, pogotovu zbog one konferencije kad mu je rekao za osmeh, a i ono kurcenje bez najbrzxih guma pre sezone, pa parti mod.

Najmilije mi je bio izraz face Wolfica glavica a i hamiltovanova faca i pojava, kao popisan. Ako , tako i treba.

 

Bili su brzi. Dobili bi trku sa 10sec iako je Ferdza bila na 3 sec stalno i imali smo tempo da ih pratimo tj da pratimo Hamiltona jer je onaj Botas stvarno vuna i sa onakvim autom nista nije uradio i vreme mu je za cao zdravo jer nije dostojan da vozi i zauzima mesto Rikardu npr u mercu. Prosle godine je bila veca razlika.

 

Mnogo boli kad ih onak odrade u pitu. Svaka cast pobedi tima Ferrari i naravno vozacu kopji je uradio sve sto je trebalo da uradi, nista manje, nista vise. 

Nazalost, tako je bilo i prosle godine , a znamo kako se zavrsila. I prosle sam, gadjao Seba na kvotu 7, a gadjao sam ga i ove godine na kvotu 6.5, dok je ham imao kvotu oko 1.3 za pobedu :D

 

 

Odracete nas u Bahreinu, ali ima tu jedna dobra vest za nas, a to je sto se motori merca maltene pregrejavaju u ravni mora. Sta ce im biti kad se malo popnu na visinu gde je razredjen vazduh, a sta ce im biti u pustinji sa +50.

Nije im motor tako dobar kao lane, cini mi se. Bar je tako sada . 


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:56

Malo su mi se smirile strasti nakon šokantnih kvalifikacija. Čestitke Sebu i Ferariju na lepoj pobedi, izbrisali su osmehe s lica Hamiltona i Vulfa koji su na potpuno nesportski način proslavili pobedonosne kvalifikacije. Što bi Alonso rekao: "Karma!". Oba tima su očigledno u vrhu, isto kao i lane mada im je RB bliži. Ferštapen ima trku za zaborav bez obzira na osvojene bodove (nije mu baš P6 bio cilj). Rikjardov nastup je bio u maniru njegove maskote Honey Badgera, uzeo je sve što mu se pružilo, P4 pa čak i najbolji krug.

Meklaren imao sreće isto koliko je Has imao nesreće, Alonsovo P5 i DOtD sam realno samo mogao sanjati. Reno je zaista jak i stvarno se radujem što je sredina poretka tako zgusnuta.

Vilijams se vraća u 2013. i samo fali Pastor da im udesima popunjava medijsko vreme na ekranima mada ni poređenje nije kako treba jer su tada imali Botasa...

Alfa Romeo Zauber je na sreću uzeo P13 s Leklerom no za razliku od Vilijamsa i TR makar imaju lepu bazu koju mogu nadograđivati a TR je bio tamo gde i jeste uz malu pomoć Honde.

 

Sve u svemu svaka parna godina je donela zanimljivu sezonu, mislim da i ove neće omanuti.


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#112 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 18:32

Martin Brundle: Explaining the virtual mystery of Mercedes' Melbourne defeat
Sky F1's Martin Brundle reviews the season-opening Australian GP and explains how Mercedes lost a race they should have won...
Last Updated: 26/03/18 6:12pm

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I'm writing this column on the plane home from Australia surrounded by largely disappointed people who felt they should have had a better result in the first GP of the season in Melbourne.

Let's start with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. Indeed, Lewis Hamilton has topped every Friday session and been on pole position for the past three years without winning the race. Quite how his impressive performance, not least his stunning qualifying lap followed by the perfect start and pace, didn't claim victory around the lake of Albert Park this weekend is a head-scratcher.

Hamilton was leading Kimi Raikkonen, who was having a fine afternoon seemingly comfortably holding his team-mate Sebastian Vettel at bay having out-qualified him too.

Raikkonen was first of the main runners to pit on lap 18 of the 58-lap race. With Bottas out of position due to his qualifying crash it was two Ferraris versus one Mercedes, and the Merc pitwall had to cover off Kimi as he would almost certainly have passed Lewis on the undercut of new tyres and faster lap times. Lewis duly pitted on lap 19.

It was the perfect storm developing in favour of Vettel. He couldn't pit just yet because he was a few seconds behind, "losing touch" and he was at risk of exiting the pits amongst or behind the very fast Haas-Ferraris.

Kevin Magnussen, in the first of the Haas cars, pitted on lap 22 but immediately pulled over with a loose left rear wheel. His pit crew were understandably distraught, for the first time the team were genuine competitors for a big haul of points.

Their pain would double, probably more so, when Romain Grosjean pitted with several others on lap 24 and now his front left wheel became loose and he too pulled over after exiting the pits.

The two Haas drivers have some solid work to do to rebuild team morale after that, they can only be supportive, and in any event it seems they have a very promising season ahead. And a lot of pit stop practice to avoid cross-threaded wheel nuts.

This left Vettel out front but he had been lapping more slowly than the freshly-tyred Hamilton and Raikkonen, and so apparently solidly in third place. But Grosjean's car stopped in a difficult place away from any service road or access on this temporary circuit and a Virtual Safety Car (VSC) was thrown to recover the car.

The VSC should slow everybody down in a neutral and identical way, but it does leave everybody circulating all around the track at slow speed, and doesn't create the packed group and therefore periodically very quiet track which the actual safety car does when it scoops up the pack. The marshals sometimes need this to safely and practically remove a car from a live track.

It's rather luck of the draw as to where you are when the VSC is declared and shows up on the trackside signs and the drivers' dashboards. You will lose more relative time if you have to immediately slow from high speed than, say, a hairpin.

Also, once past the 'first safety car line' when heading into the pit lane, a distance which varies track to track, a driver is then permitted to accelerate hard to the pit lane speed limit line gaining time. The driver can then do the same thing after the pit lane speed limit line until the 'second safety car line' towards the end of the blend line as they re-enter the racetrack, gaining more metres.

Furthermore, while you are slowing into your pit garage, receiving four new tyres, and then accelerating away, this all takes place whilst your rivals are at restricted speed on the track and so costing you significantly less time than a full speed green flag track.

Despite all of this, Mercedes' computer software told them that Hamilton's advantage was enough to stay ahead of Vettel who pitted on lap 26. It wasn't, and to everybody's surprise, he emerged comfortably in front of a very confused Hamilton.

It's a quirk of the system which needs addressing so that the VSC really does neutralise a race. It adds another challenge and variable, but it's also very confusing when the running order changes so dramatically, and even Mercedes' mighty computer and brains can't work it out.

Vettel had the good grace to admit he was lucky but it was karma after Hamilton was poking him in the post-qualifying press conference about wiping the smile off his face, albeit largely in jest. Seb resisted the temptation to respond post-race.

Sebastian Vettel says he still is not entirely comfortable with his Ferrari car despite victory in Australia

Sitting behind me are a similarly grumpy Christian Horner and Adrian Newey. Red Bull knew that Max Verstappen could have been on the front row bar a mistake on his final qualy lap, and unusually Max was caught out in Turn One when he was so focused on the Ferraris that Magnussen skillfully slipped past him in the Haas.

Max was given the hurry up on the radio to pass the Haas asap and it all got rather wild as he burned his rear tyres out into an almost inevitable spin. It was a day to forget for him, but he salvaged some points.

Daniel Ricciardo drove a fine race in the other Red Bull, making the pass of the race on Hulkenberg (although it must be said that there was too much competition) but despite much fresher tyres he could not pass Raikkonen for third. His fastest lap was most encouraging for the team though, and the top three were very close in race pace.

It was the same up front, Hamilton clearly had the faster car despite seven-lap older tyres, but he was never going to pass the rock-solid Vettel in his scarlet machine. But Mercedes clearly have the faster car at the moment.

Over the next two weeks we will learn much more about the blueprint of where F1 is heading from 2021 and it must include significant aerodynamic changes to minimise this follow the leader issue with so little overtaking. And that's despite three DRS zones in Melbourne.

We don't want numerous overtakes every lap, that would be like having a football match with a basketball score. We want to savour the bravery and skill, just more often. We can't leave it all to Ricciardo.

It was great to see McLaren back up in fifth place with a solid performance but the team, and especially Alonso, were very realistic in the work yet to be done. Without the double Haas retirement and getting similarly lucky to Vettel under the VSC, it would have been ninth. But the race pace was solid with regard to the midfield, after the big three. We are going to see some great racing this year in this zone.

And so Ferrari lead both championships, not something I expected to be writing after the winter tests and early running in Oz.

Congratulations to them. Next up are Bahrain and China.

MB


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#113 Rad-oh-yeah?

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#114 leone

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 00:38

Rijetko odvratan tip, radije bi da neko "polomi noge" protivniku, nego da ga u sportskom nadmetanju pobijedi.

 

 

Marko: Mercedes are playing with everyone

 

Date published: March 26 2018

 

 

Hitting the ‘party mode’ button in Q3, Helmut Marko reckons Mercedes’ rivals are going to struggle to beat them this season unless the FIA intervenes.

Lewis Hamilton was the man to beat in Melbourne this past weekend where he claimed pole position and was on course for the victory were it not for a Virtual Safety Car and a Mercedes software glitch.

Undoubtedly in the fastest car with the best engine, Mercedes have a “party mode” button that Hamilton used in Q3 to give him even more of an edge over the Brackley team’s rivals.

He took pole position by six-tenths ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

“Mercedes is playing with everyone,” F1i.com quoted Red Bull’s Marko as having said.

“They can decide with their power modes how far ahead they are. But this time they apparently got it wrong and are too far ahead.

“I said to Ferrari: Mercedes is five tenths ahead and they said no. But everyone has been asleep.

“With that engine, no one can beat Mercedes. They’re in a different world.

“We have a very good car and that’s why we’re close. But with these engine regulations, it will be the same until 2021.”

The Red Bull advisor called on the FIA to step in to ensure engine parity now, not only in three years.

“Even Ferrari is waking up now, they have begun to realise that they will never catch Mercedes with these engines.

“We need engine parity, which was always promised, but these engines are much further apart than 3 per cent apart. So the FIA has to act now.”

 

 

 

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 01:11

Mercedes blames Australia loss on software error
Sunday, 25 March 2018
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Sebastian Vettel was able to get ahead of Lewis Hamilton during a Virtual Safety Car period in the Australian Grand Prix due to a software error, according to Toto Wolff.

Hamilton had been leading from pole position with the two Ferrari drivers in relatively close proximity when Kimi Raikkonen opted to pit first of the frontrunners. Mercedes reacted by pitting Hamilton, and although Vettel stayed out in the lead, the gap between the two initially closed and then stabilized as the Ferrari did not have enough margin to make a pit stop and emerge ahead.

However, a Virtual Safety Car (VSC) allowed Vettel to pit and rejoin in the lead – a scenario Wolff says Mercedes did not believe was possible.

"We thought about it and we were trying to maintain the correct gaps, trying to build enough gap to Raikkonen to avoid the undercut, trying to have enough gap to the Haas to have the Safety Car gap," Wolff explained. "Everything was under control. We took a bit of a risk of putting Lewis on a soft to go to the end, but it was the only choice to avoid Kimi jumping us.

"The pace was good. Then we calculated the VSC gap which was needed. Our computer said 15 seconds was what the necessary time in order to jump us. We were always within this three/four second margin. Then suddenly the cameras showed us the pit exit. Sebastian came out in front of us.

"We have no explanation yet. It could be an unlucky situation that Sebastian was just making it into the pits, was accelerating behind Safety Car line one and two. I don't know. This is a hypothesis at the moment. Therefore losing much less on VSC than Lewis, who had to break pretty hard in a high-speed zone. The software or system we have been using for five years just gave us the wrong number."

When it was put to Wolff that the drivers have to adhere to a delta time set by the FIA, the Mercedes boss explained it was the gap Hamilton was maintaining before Romain Grosjean stopped on track that turned out to be incorrect.

"When he came out, we tried to have enough pace in the car to make the gap to have a virtual safety car gap. It was before the VSC. We said we have the VSC gap, maintain the VSC gap, slow down, we have three or four seconds, we knew we had that.

"The drivers oscillate within one second in the delta. He did nothing wrong. It was down to a software bug or an algorithm that was simply wrong."


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 13:05

Ybt, playstation. Zayebao ih komp...

 

Koji će im qratz onda piloti u bolidi, AI + modem i ajzdrao...


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:50


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 14:45

Cigo hvali tudjeg konja:
 

Hamilton says Ferrari performance being underestimated
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
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Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes' pace advantage is being overplayed and Ferrari is being underestimated despite Sebastian Vettel's victory in the Australian Grand Prix.

An impressive qualifying performance saw Hamilton on pole position by nearly 0.7s and the defending champion was leading relatively comfortably in the first part of the race before a Virtual Safety Car period allowed Vettel to take the lead and hold on to win. Hamilton was clearly quicker than the Ferrari when running behind Vettel, but he says the pace shown by Kimi Raikkonen before the first round of the pit stops – with the gap never exceeding 3.4 seconds – highlights Ferrari's potential.

"Well, I mean everyone's talking about our 'party mode' and how much quicker we are; [Raikkonen] was very quick in the first stint it was not easy at all to pull away from him," Hamilton said. "What I felt what I could have done is that I looked after my tires really well and I could have gone further.

"Now, I personally always like to go further and in my mind I was racing Sebastian. The Ferraris are always going to play one off the other; there's two of them. They've got two aces or whatever, two jokers. You pit one guy which forces you to protect yourself on the undercut, but the other guy's in the clear and in my mind I was like, 'Just look out for No. 3,' as that's who I think I was racing.

"Kimi drove fantastically well, he was was generally quick all weekend. I am not convinced Sebastian did a good lap [in qualifying]. I think their performance is better than what it looked."

While frustrated to miss out on victory, Hamilton also believes Mercedes should not be too downbeat having finished a close second and shown good pace throughout the opening weekend.

"Everyone in the team is feeling it, but there's been so much great work, so much positivity to take forward with us. We still got second – it feels like a dark cloud, but it's not. It's still a positive result, we've got a great car and we are still the world champions and with a couple of adjustments we can win the next race. I believe that."


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:16

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