Formula E

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  1. Big Ern

    Big Ern Well-Known Member

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    wtf? How on earth did they let Custard boy win that after the way he cut the chicane?
    Absolutely farcial
     
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  2. EternalMSC

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    Fell asleep after a handful of laps. Was gunning for Heidfeld. Gone a bit cold for FE. Just seems a slow and in a sense a bit of a childish racing series.

    Doesnt help when they hold races when the other side of the world (the side that includes Europe) is about to go to bed at night.
     
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    Not a classic from Long Beach this evening, Buemi trying to make things interesting.

    Interesting news that the battery deal for season 5 (2018-19) has just gone out to tender. One of the demands is that they will last the whole race, so no need to change cars. I'll be curious to see how they handle that in terms of regulations. Currently the tyres are already designed to last the whole race (as that's eco-friendly), and with a battery that lasts a full race there's no need for pitstops. I wonder if they'll change something to try and mix up strategies, and engineer cars out of position for overtaking. Otherwise after the opening few laps the gaps between cars will probably just increase.
     
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  4. Big Ern

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    they need sub-woofers in the sidepods with an oscillator pitched to the accelerator,
    and more power of course.
     
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  5. Big Ern

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    well, I've just watched Mexico race, a great race, lots of action some risky strategies, one failed valiantly, the other was success.
    Lots of swearing on the radio, if you like that sort of thing.
    It's certainly better than it was, you have some f1 standard drivers in similar machines that don't suffer in the wash as much where slight mistakes are generally punished with an over-take or 2.
    the highlights are well worth a watch.
     
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    I've generally quite enjoyed it when I've watched formula E. It's not quite there yet but in time hopefully it'll improve where it's lacking and keep what's good about it.
     
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    Watch a bit last night, it's quite good. Very close racing, you make an error you lose a load of places. Those cars look very slidey on those skinny tyres! I'm fascinated by being able to hear the tyres squeal as they corner.
     
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    Great race, just watched it and glad I did.
     
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    Not watched this for a while, just watching the NY one now, it's like F1 online, people divebombing every slow corner and near constant ramming happening!
     
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    Mercedes are pulling out of DTM to start a formula e team in 2019. Things are about to get serious.
     
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    They need to seriously look at where they are racing, a lot of the tracks makes the racing look amateurish.
     
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    Rosberg tipped to be Mercedes Formula E team boss???
     
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    And now Porsche are quitting WEC at the end of the year to join formula e in 2019.
     
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  14. happyal

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    I think Ferrari need to get in on Formula E too, there was talk about them joining soon, so it needs to happen.
     
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  15. happyal

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    Great race at Montreal, the drivers just went for it :) Hope for more of the same tomorrow.
     
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    Buemi having a go at everyone in the pit lane <laugh>
     
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    Funniest thing I've seen in a pit lane ever
     
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