Spare Parts (F1 odds and ends)

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  1. Number 1 Jasper

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  2. Mr.B

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    I just chanced upon these...

    The secret aerodynamicist reveals design concepts
    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/47527705

    The secret aerodynamicist on design icon Adrian Newey
    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/47838557

    Unsurprisingly they don't give away any technical details, but
    • the first one has some interesting (some might say disheartening) thoughts on the development potential for Mercedes vs Ferrari.
    • the second reflects on how one of Newey's fundamental design philosophies has spread throughout the grid, with the exception of Mercedes

    I'll be interested to see where he/she goes with future articles.
     
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  3. Justjazz

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    Yes, I read those this morning, interesting articles. I wonder who it is, Paddy Lowe in disguise?
     
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  4. allsaintchris.

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    Vettel <laugh> <laugh> <laugh>

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48093928

    "Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says Mercedes consistent success in Formula 1 is "boring".


    Well perhaps if he hadn't kept screwing up last year (and Ferrari allowed LeClerc to race properly this year) they may have broken the Merc strangehold..............

    Has made himself look pretty ridiculous.
     
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    If it was him, just shows copycatting a design doesn't work................


    Helps that they're not written by Benson
     
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    As incredible as today's cars are, none of them are as evocative (for me) as something like that.
     
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    A completely different skill set really, but beautiful looking car. Manual gearbox, no aero. Bring back manual gearboxes, forces driver error on corners.
     
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    So here's a bit of intrigue: Patricio O'Ward (who I've never heard of before, but won Indy Lights last year. Bhaji?) has signed for the Red Bull Junior setup - and he already qualifies for a superlicense through a combination of IMSA (18), F4 (7), Mazda (7) and Indy Lights (15) points.

    Bye bye Kvyat? Again?
     
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    It'll guarantee Verstappen a win so it's worth it.

    Bit of an odd career he's had so far, makes him very hard to judge.
     
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    In the most surprising news all week mediocre pay driver of the moment Nikita Mazepin is testing this week... for Mercedes? What's that all about. Trying to get his family off Force Strolls back so they can concentrate on becoming Mercedes B?
     
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    The new Rio circuit looks underwhelming.
     
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    Fiat/Chrysler are looking to merge with Renault/Nissan
    That could have certain effects on F1!
     
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    Crazy stat, outside of Red Bull and Ferrari, no driver without a Mercedes engine has made the podium in the turbo-hybrid era.
     
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  17. Number 1 Jasper

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    His Shoes <yikes>

     
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    Decent driver. Not sure he’d be top grade. Mexican so may come with $, but he’s driving in Indy this year, so can’t see him moving across yet.
     
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    Scary on many levels!
     
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  20. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    Rich Energy lost a copyright court-case and have had to remove their logo from everything, which is on a few race cars, a few race bikes and 24 drink cans.
     
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