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16 minutes ago, parsforlife said:

We’re they not instructed to come in and repair?  I guess if you’ve been told that you gota do something. 

When the damage appeared under DRS I did wonder if an order to not use DRS would have satisfied the FIA that the car was safe. 

 

4 minutes ago, die hard doonhamer said:

They were black and orange flagged, they had to repair or retire it. 

Okay, this casual fan understands now and will sit himself down at the back once again. 

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11 hours ago, die hard doonhamer said:

They were black and orange flagged, they had to repair or retire it. 

Wasn't enough imo. 

A bit of tape across a bit of fractured carbon fibre travelling at 200mph is out of order. 

Real potential to hurt someone following, can't help but think this isnt the last we hear of this. 

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Lots of heavy weather in the news about Hamilton's back. Apparently the technical rules need rewritten for all cars to fix this issue (at least, that is what Mercedes is saying). Other teams have got around this within the technical rules and, of course, they could just raise the ride height. But no - Toto doesn't like the new rules and wants them changed.

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1 minute ago, scottsdad said:

Lots of heavy weather in the news about Hamilton's back. Apparently the technical rules need rewritten for all cars to fix this issue (at least, that is what Mercedes is saying). Other teams have got around this within the technical rules and, of course, they could just raise the ride height. But no - Toto doesn't like the new rules and wants them changed.

Toto will just have to accept that this year's Merc is shite and having to slam the ride height to be competitive is their problem and no one else's. Any change needs 8 out of the 10 teams in favour which is highly unlikely. 

Oscar nomination worthy stuff from Hamilton after the race yesterday though 😂

 

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42 minutes ago, KnightswoodVanBear said:

Bit strange on the radio this morning when they gave the result during the sport "Max Verstappen won, teammate Perez was second and the UK'S Lewis Hamilton was fourth....."

Erm, did you miss someone there, lads?

Russell has acted as a supplicant to Team Hamilton ever since his embarrassing mewling about Abu Dhabi so it's no surprise that he gets treated as an irrelevance. 

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11 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

Lots of heavy weather in the news about Hamilton's back. Apparently the technical rules need rewritten for all cars to fix this issue (at least, that is what Mercedes is saying). Other teams have got around this within the technical rules and, of course, they could just raise the ride height. But no - Toto doesn't like the new rules and wants them changed.

Funny how the safety issue only emerged after Mercedes rolled out their 'game-changing' car upgrades for the European leg and found themselves still being trolled by a pair of Alpines.

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Unusually competent from Red Bull when they have 2 fairly competitive cars and unusually dull for Baku where the only interesting thing was Ferrari powered cars breaking down like old Ladas. That Mercedes is a complete dog on the straights anyway and the porpoising made it look awful. 

Mercedes wanting the ride height changed is so brazen, they could run higher now for safety but know cause Alpine and Red Bull can run lower they'd be slower. Surely a way to solve it a limit on bouncing measured and checked by FIA. I suspect all these forces are measured in telemetry and you can impose a limit on acceptable bouncing.  

 

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has accused Mercedes of exaggerating Lewis Hamilton's physical struggles after Toto Wolff declared the Briton a doubt for the Canadian Grand Prix.

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/12632767/lewis-hamilton-toto-wolff-says-mercedes-driver-is-doubtful-for-canadian-gp-with-back-injury-as-christian-horner-questions-complaints

He might be a bit of a bell end, but he isn't wrong.

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Red Bull have been one of the teams to suffer least from porpoising under the new rules, something which Horner believes they should be rewarded for.

After watching reigning world champion Max Verstappen lead team-mate Sergio Perez to a Red Bull one-two in Baku, Horner offered little sympathy to the team he fought so hard against in last season's dramatic title battle.

"The easiest thing is obviously to raise a car. So… you know, the team has a choice to do that," Horner said.

"You have a choice where you run your car, don't you? And you should never run a car that's unsafe. But… I think that's more for the technical guys - because there's certain cars that have issues, and there are some cars that have few issues.

"It would seem unfair to penalise the ones that have done a decent job versus the ones that have perhaps missed the target slightly."

Horner admitted that if he was in Wolff's position, he would urge his drivers to make as much of the issue as possible.

"I'd tell them to b**** as much as they could on the radio and make as big an issue out of it as they possibly could," he said. "It's part of the game."

Asked if he thought that was what Mercedes were doing, Horner added: "Of course it is. I mean, look, you can see it's uncomfortable - but there are remedies to that. But it's to the detriment of the car performance.

"The easiest thing to do is to complain from a safety point of view - but each team has a choice.

"I think if it was a genuine safety concern across the whole grid, then it's something that should be looked at. But if it's only affecting isolated people or teams, that's something that that team should potentially deal with."

 

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I see the latest chat is that with South Africa and China possibly being added to the schedule that Spa and Paul Ricard are the most likely to be dropped. Why can't they drop horrible tracks like Hungary and Barcelona? Even Austria isn't great. Spa is iconic. Too much pandering to American mentality now.

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12 minutes ago, jaggyness said:

Looks like Hamilton's complaining has worked as the FIA has agreed to introduce measures over the amount of porpoising that is occurring

Kravitz reckons it could actually shaft Mercedes as they will have to raise the drive height, and, as a result, go slower.

LOL

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