2018 Formula 1


#201

A weekend that’s difficult to forget for any motorsport fan.


#202

Indeed it is. Even more sobering to think that it took until 2003 for HANS device that might have saved Ratzenberger’s life to become compulsory, and 2018 for the halo that might have saved Senna and Jules Bianchi’s lives to become compulsory…


#203

Good points well made :+1:


#204

At the risk of incurring some scorn from our very own aero chap, I found these vids quite insightful


#205

Sadly can’t watch since it requires allowing Google to do things with my data.
Google are the biggest pickpockets on the internet and I don’t use them at all, consciously, though there are a lot of Google things going on if I look at the console, which annoys me and I don’t know how to stop it.
Rant over.


#206

If your browser allows incognito viewing it was (last time I tried) possible to use assorted google apps without signing-up to their Data Rape terms.


#207

You should read this: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/24/private_web_browsing_study/


#208

Willem Toet is a friend of mine and a very experienced aerodynamicist. He is also a vrey good presenter, so well worth a viewing.


#209

Where does this leave our own @IanW’s future with the team ?


#210

I can tell you that I am still there.


#211

He gone back to Neighbours as Jim Robinson again (early pic when he had hair).


#212

Allow me to simplify for you -

Non-incognito = google-app pop-ups insisting I give them my DNA profile, mistress’s mobile number, bank PINs, inside leg measurement, favourite flavour of ice-cream, mother’s maiden name, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

Incognito = no pop-ups from google.

This may not even still be true, but last time I tried, it was.

The rest I am abundantly aware of.


#213

Good for you. Well done.


#214

Enjoyed that, thank you.


#215

#216

I know it’s not strictly F1 but Freddy an’ shit…


#217

Some of the teams are extremely unhappy about this at all as there is no guarantee that it will increase overtaking, it is poorly researched (FOM are researching it properly for 2021) and it will just cost the teams more money to develop (no carry over parts etc). Also it may not happen because Ferrari can stop it.


#218

#219

Williams have gone for a high rake aero concept, as that is what RBR have done for many years. Unfortunately for them they have found that it is difficult to get to work. The term leaving for personal reasons often covers technical reasons, but in this case I am struggling to see how the Chief Designer could be responsible for an aero solution that is not working yet.


#220

Can’t go to any detail but Ed has got some personal reason for leaving. Wouldn’t be fair to blame his leaving on this year’s disappointment.