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  1. +1 and inevitably I'm in when there isn't a race and out when there is.
  2. Hamilton might have been able to keep the lead into turn 1 last weekend if Bottas had been there instead of back in the pack. Ham got pincered in the end and had nowhere to go, it really makes a big difference and I will think Verstappen has the better teammate this season. I'd bet Mercedes will regret not changing up this year, but maybe they have half an eye on 2022 already.
  3. Good stuff I'll have to listen to that. Book club anyone? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Performance-Vehicle-Dynamics-Engineering-Applications-ebook/dp/B0755VR916
  4. The bonnet handle? I use it almost every time I need to open or close it, although I could just be handling the paintwork directly I suppose. As you say (and others may not be aware) in most cases, from what I've read, even with alloy wheels the larger wheel and smaller tyre will be heavier. This might not be true of super lightwreight bonkets expensive magnesium whateverthefucks but the majority of alloys are barely any lighter than steels. This matches my anecdotal experience from lugging all sorts about. Exchanging compressed air and a bit of rubber for metal means:
  5. Arrrreeeg. And fuel wasting obnoxious "pop and bang" maps. Inefficiency introduced purely for ego. Affronts to proper engineering nerds.
  6. Unfortunately the car buying public is convinced that large expensive wheels with skinny uncomfortable tyres are cool. Don't get me started on the amount of plastic fake vents and diffusers.
  7. People acting shocked that F1 stewarding is amateurish and inconsistent. (insert always has been meme here)
  8. Apologies if I was too blunt in my previous post, lockdown exhaustion etc. Much of the enjoyment I get from F1, I think, lies in the possibility of disruption and change. One weekend, a driver might seppuku their reputation by spinning repeatedly, an engine may blow up, the engineers come up with something interesting that gives an edge, a new driver arrives and immediately beats their team mate by half a second a lap, and so on. F1 can be a lot like other low-scoring sports in that respect - where single events can have large consequences - the exemplar of this being t
  9. With Alonslols back and much of the rest of the grid taken up by other overrated farts I can see this season being really shit. Plus the last race of 2020 was so awfully boring I'm wondering if it'll be worth bothering at all if we're allowed out to do other things on weekends.
  10. We're all adjusted to it as normal, but it must be a challenge to make these cars not look like complete shit when you have to plaster random words all over them for money.
  11. Why not both? Can't be worse than Mazepin.
  12. Anyone else steeling themselves for the F1/Sky commentators to suck Max's dick for 90mins?
  13. I've seen this argument crop up several times and think it's worth pushing back on a little. I tend to think this is the culture of the sport a choice to do nothing and perpetuate it is being made, over and over. Perhaps it is a long hangover from when there was a decent chance of death, so you had to be that competitive and/or blinkered enough to enter at all. These days I don't see why being a cunt and aligning one's behaviours with that kind of toxicity is a requirement, it could easily be disincentivised and is... to some extent. Mazepin is getting told off, if he w
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