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Old 24.10.2016, 05:28 PM
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another exciting merc 1-2 with no real overtaking/action at the front after the 1st few corners.hoping the 2017 aero cars are more competitive,Red Bull are atleast pushing to the end but Vettel seems to already be on his holidays.
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Old 28.10.2016, 02:22 PM
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Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo, has an idea for stopping drivers exceeding the track limits in defiance of the rules: 16" high walls where the stripy bits end and the solid red or green starts. He thinks a mini version of the walls of street circuits, like Monaco, will concentrate a few minds, and give the public a few more spectator-entertaining crashes of those who fail to concentrate.
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Old 28.10.2016, 05:58 PM
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Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo, has an idea for stopping drivers exceeding the track limits in defiance of the rules: 16" high walls where the stripy bits end and the solid red or green starts. He thinks a mini version of the walls of street circuits, like Monaco, will concentrate a few minds, and give the public a few more spectator-entertaining crashes of those who fail to concentrate.
Might make life interesting I suppose.
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Old 28.10.2016, 06:59 PM
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Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo, has an idea for stopping drivers exceeding the track limits in defiance of the rules: 16" high walls where the stripy bits end and the solid red or green starts. He thinks a mini version of the walls of street circuits, like Monaco, will concentrate a few minds, and give the public a few more spectator-entertaining crashes of those who fail to concentrate.
think Bernie and a few drivers have said the older classic tracks are much more entertaining to drive and for fans to watch,dont want to see injuries but the newer tracks have major issue's with cars not even bothered about track limits as curbs dont seem to matter much.

only 3 more races before the turbo-era that merc have dominated hopefully comes to an end and next year its not just a 1 horse race.
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Old 29.10.2016, 01:25 PM
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Bernie's walls will have to be removeable at circuits also used for MotoGP as guys on motorbikes need plenty of stopping room if they come off and any walls they encounter needed to be heavily padded.
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Old 29.10.2016, 06:52 PM
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Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo, has an idea for stopping drivers exceeding the track limits in defiance of the rules: 16" high walls where the stripy bits end and the solid red or green starts. He thinks a mini version of the walls of street circuits, like Monaco, will concentrate a few minds, and give the public a few more spectator-entertaining crashes of those who fail to concentrate.
So Ecclestone wants a few more crashes, does he? Why hasn't anyone at F1 called for him to step down? This guy really has got a few loose nuts in his cranium, he has done for years. The sooner he disappears, the better for F1.
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Old 29.10.2016, 06:56 PM
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[QUOTE=lee harris 10;2302638
only 3 more races before the turbo-era that merc have dominated hopefully comes to an end and next year its not just a 1 horse race.[/QUOTE]

Hopefully Formula 1 will return to the teams using their particular choice of engines, instead of being forced to use just one type of engine. Just think - a F1 grid made up of different engine types, electric hybrids, turbo V6's, normally aspirated V12's and supercharged V8's. Especially the V8's - proper engines.
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Old 30.10.2016, 09:47 AM
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Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo, has an idea for stopping drivers exceeding the track limits in defiance of the rules: 16" high walls where the stripy bits end and the solid red or green starts. He thinks a mini version of the walls of street circuits, like Monaco, will concentrate a few minds, and give the public a few more spectator-entertaining crashes of those who fail to concentrate.
Rather than walls, why not deep(ish) ruts the width of a tyre, ramped at either end allowing the car to get out. If a driver exceeds the track limits, the car is stuck in the rut and cannot regain the track until the rut ends. I don't think this would affect MotoGP much.
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Old 30.10.2016, 01:07 PM
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think Bernie has a point that track limits and curbs are just ignored in so many grand prix and when you watch the cars they are just so more just stuck to the track and even when drivers make a mistake they just lock a front wheel then just take wide corner.

Think we have now had 18 merc front row lock-outs this season now with the 1-2 in mexico qualifying.Bernie just knows this dominance unless its ferrari is bad for business and F1 needs excitement to keep generating the mega-dollars and keep the stands full.
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Old 31.10.2016, 11:54 AM
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Rather than walls, why not deep(ish) ruts the width of a tyre, ramped at either end allowing the car to get out. If a driver exceeds the track limits, the car is stuck in the rut and cannot regain the track until the rut ends. I don't think this would affect MotoGP much.
Rather you than me doing the motorbike tests of your ruts.
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