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MightyJordan    7,318

 

 

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MightyJordan    7,318

 

 

 

BUT...

 

 

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+John.    1,395

That reverse surely can't count to anything. The directors of that race are more to blame. 

 

Look at the farce of having 3 cars lined up for Q2 waiting for lights that weren't working.

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MightyJordan    7,318
4 minutes ago, John. said:

That reverse surely can't count to anything. The directors of that race are more to blame. 

 

Look at the farce of having 3 cars lined up for Q2 waiting for lights that weren't working.

Yeah, I saw just now that they've only given Hamilton a reprimand "due to the fact that no clear instruction was given to the driver on where he should park the car after qualifying"

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+i11usive    6,086

cmon lewis

 

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MightyJordan    7,318

 

 

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Welp, that confirm a Mercedes 1-2 for today.

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MightyJordan    7,318
1 hour ago, MightyJordan said:

Welp, that confirm a Mercedes 1-2 for today.

Nope, I was wrong!

 

 

 

 

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+Frank B.    7,149

Drivers of the day: Romain Grosjean and Stoffel Vandoorne.

Reject of the day: Valteri Bottas.

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MightyJordan    7,318

 

 

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Team bosses have shown some tentative support for the revised qualifying format proposed by the FIA to be discussed and voted upon during another meeting between the F1 stakeholders on Thursday. 

 

With elimination qualifying receiving another drubbing on social media by fans and by teams in the paddock during the Bahrain Grand Prix, a crunch meeting between FIA President Jean Todt, commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone and the team bosses took place ahead of the race but yielded no formal solutions. 

 

However, one new idea was tabled with an aggregate format being proposed that will see a driver's two best times in each of the three knockout sessions combined to set the order. 

 

Set to be discussed and voted upon during another meeting on Thursday, though the new format hasn't received a ringing endorsement from a selection of team bosses, it is receiving a more positive response compared with the current format. 

 

“I think it is a vote yes, but to be honest we don't even know,” declared McLaren's Eric Boullier, while Ferrari's Maurizio Arrivabene said 'it doesn't sound that bad'. Claire Williams has also suggested her support by saying it seems a well-thought out idea. 

 

Teams had hoped to persuade the Todt and Ecclestone to simply revert back to the universally liked knockout format in place from 2006 to 2015, but both have made it clear this is not an option. Calling the situation a 'political mess', Toto Wolff alludes to various agendas still playing out despite the increasing scrutiny on the governing bodies. 

 

“I think we have expressed our opinion and I think all teams have the opinion that we need to be coming back to 2015 but there are various agendas and the meeting this morning showed that it is not an easy one so I can't really help you. Last time I told you [we would go back to 2015 format], I was totally wrong…” 

 

Regardless of initial opinion, the new format still requires unanimous support but if it proves to be the only alternative available to team bosses – or face elimination qualifying staying in place indefinitely – there is an expectation it will be passed this time. 

http://www.crash.net/f1/news/229141/1/teams-signal-tentative-approval-for-new-qualifying-format.html

 

The FIA really are set on ruining F1, aren't they? ######## aggregate qualifying again?!

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what    326

The team bosses are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They basically have to agree to the aggregate format, otherwise they will be seen to be the ones to blame for the elimination format staying. This whole thing is just one/two men wanting to satisfy their own egos - screw everyone else.

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MightyJordan    7,318
1 hour ago, what said:

The team bosses are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They basically have to agree to the aggregate format, otherwise they will be seen to be the ones to blame for the elimination format staying. This whole thing is just one/two men wanting to satisfy their own egos - screw everyone else.

I wonder if the egomaniacs would ease up ever so slightly if the teams offered to compromise with, say, the super pole system that Formula E currently uses; a normal qualifying session (split the drivers into groups if you must), then the top 5 go out again and compete for pole position in a one-lap shootout. Jean Todt's high on Formula E, Bernie thinks it's stupid, but shove a sponsor on the super pole (like in Formula E) and he'd probably go along with it.

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what    326
4 minutes ago, MightyJordan said:

I wonder if the egomaniacs would ease up ever so slightly if the teams offered to compromise with, say, the super pole system that Formula E currently uses; a normal qualifying session (split the drivers into groups if you must), then the top 5 go out again and compete for pole position in a one-lap shootout. Jean Todt's high on Formula E, Bernie thinks it's stupid, but shove a sponsor on the super pole (like in Formula E) and he'd probably go along with it.

I dunno. Everyone has their own ideas but frankly, qualifying was the one thing that nobody had a problem with. There would be zero complaints if they returned to the 2015 format - the only damage would be to Bernie and Todt's egos.

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MightyJordan    7,318

OK, Sky Sports broke this a few hours ago...

...but then, breaking news from half an hour ago!

 

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+i11usive    6,086

This is getting to be beyond a joke!

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+Frank B.    7,149

On this day in 1993:

 

 

I remember watching the race live. And yes, it truly was the greatest opening lap of any GP ever.

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+John.    1,395
On 4/11/2016 at 1:47 PM, Frank B. said:

On this day in 1993:

 

 

I remember watching the race live. And yes, it truly was the greatest opening lap of any GP ever.

I forgot how good the cars sounded back then! Stunning

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vanx    264
4 hours ago, Frank B. said:

 

Here is a more panoramic view:

However, 2 things:

a) Where are the remaining 5? Let's play a game of spot the missing: Grosjean, Haryanto, Kimi, Vandoorne, Kmag, Palmer.

b) I said 5, but mentioned 6 because there are 18 in the picture yet I don't recognise the dude between Gutierrez and Ericsson at the back. Who is he?

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MightyJordan    7,318
1 hour ago, vanx said:

b) I said 5, but mentioned 6 because there are 18 in the picture yet I don't recognise the dude between Gutierrez and Ericsson at the back. Who is he?

If you're referring to the guy to the left of Ericsson, I think that's Pascal Wehrlein.

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vanx    264
1 hour ago, MightyJordan said:

If you're referring to the guy to the left of Ericsson, I think that's Pascal Wehrlein.

No, I was talking about the image I posted from Sky F1's Twitter feed. The guy to the right of Ericsson and to the left of Guti. The same guy is just above Bottas and between Max and Kviyat in Nico's photo.

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