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    [–] 'F1 qualifying set for Q4 introduction in 2019' Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    Unless they use this to set the tires for the top 8/10 in which case you just need the threat of difficult race for someone who would be going for pole

    [–] Started from the bottom now we're hotline pedo Hammelj 12 points ago in MurderedByWords

    I mean it was talking about their 20th anniversary...

    [–] Third cars would "distort" F1, says Haas boss Hammelj 2 points ago in formula1

    let's take Germany for example we lost VET and RIC but if we have 3 car teams in the WCC Ferrari and RB would likely still have taken points positions costing Sauber and TR points.

    [–] Third cars would "distort" F1, says Haas boss Hammelj 5 points ago in formula1

    there is such a thing, there is a 26 car cap

    [–] Third cars would "distort" F1, says Haas boss Hammelj 2 points ago in formula1

    I would also add you cant have a diver compete for you in both races

    [–] Third cars would "distort" F1, says Haas boss Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    The issue is teams with less speed lose their off chance of points like Williams this year or Mclaren Sauber and Hass last year would see huge reductions in points if they need 3 more failures to get to where they were

    [–] Unpaid UberEats drivers storming Uber HQ Hammelj 5 points ago in pics

    Don't conflate Taxi Companies with Taxi drivers

    [–] McLaren considers extreme set-up for Russian GP Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    The issue wasn't people couldn't overtake so much, more there were big gaps between all the drivers IIRC there were fewer than 10 laps with any drivers within 1 sec of each other at all

    [–] (Reuters) JUST IN: Elon Musk is sued by Thai-cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth in lawsuit alleging libel, assault, slander - court records Hammelj 7 points ago in EnoughMuskSpam

    The UK has something similar, an exception for vulgar abuse IANAL but I expect the is a requirement along the lines of it being something people won't seriously believe

    [–] Whilst everyone is finally appreciating Hamilton, let's not forget how big an achievement it was for Rosberg to snatch a WDC off him. Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    The sheer imbalance of the luck makes it notable

    • Bahrain, hit into T1 By Bottas dropping him to last with signifficant floor damage

    lost 3/17 points

    • China, engine failure in Quali, Hit in T1 losing the front wing and it doing damage as it got stuck under him

    lost 12/26 points

    • Russia engine failure in Q3

    lost 0/14 points

    • Azerbaijan mid-race engine issue destroying that engine

    lost 0/2/5 points

    • Belgium started last due to the 3 earlier engine failures requiring they are replaced

    lost 3/17 points

    • Malaysia had a dominant lead until his new engine failed

    lost 28 points

    all of the points are relative to Rosberg and for Rosberg his bad luck is in total

    • Grid drop in Austria due to a new gearbox

    lost 0/6/20

    • A debatable penalty in Germany

    lost 3/6 points

    • Spun in T1 in Malaysia

    lost 10 points

    if we take the sum of the mean of the potential swings we get 76.3 for Hamilton and 29.1 gained for Rosberg which I think gives a fair estimation for the effect perfect luck would have

    [–] Horner: " The problem with Toto is that he has talented drivers and there is nowhere for them to go. We brought out the money and bought a team (Toro Rosso). Toto needs to bring out the money and write a cheque to get Ocon in a seat" Hammelj 13 points ago in formula1

    B team ~80 mil a year

    that arguably is a little high, Force india was run for about £110-20 million and budgets are for small teams not much higher. If we go £130 million to be midfeild, £110 million if backmarkers are OK.

    after 2 years the prize money is about £50-70 million and the sponsorship on top of that is about £30-40 million as well at the low end. if we assume high costs and low income even that works out at £50 million for 2 seats

    [–] Horner: " The problem with Toto is that he has talented drivers and there is nowhere for them to go. We brought out the money and bought a team (Toro Rosso). Toto needs to bring out the money and write a cheque to get Ocon in a seat" Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    my worry would be F1 would be reliant on fewer groups.

    If for example red bull and therefore also Toro Rosso announced they were leaving F1 at the end of the year or even at the end of 2019 the grid is at risk of dropping to 16 drivers and high risk of dropping to 18 as there is a scramble for buyers for 2 teams, now imagine that with 3 or 4 companies that may do that. The threat of that could Force the FIA/FOM's hand. While Merc, RB and Renault may look stable for now that can change fast, in 2008 We had Toyota, Honda (with a B team for 4 races) and BMW all 3 of which were gone by 2010

    [–] US states with constitutions prohibiting atheists from running for office Hammelj 5 points ago in coolguides

    I thought it was cold war else most of Africa, the middle east and south Asia would be first world by dint of being under the Dutch, UK, and france etc at least in terms of foregn policy.

    First world was NATO etc, 2nd world was Wassaw pact etc and third world was non aligned

    [–] Liberty Media's plans for the future of F1: • Budget cap • More standard parts (core parts of the transmission e.g.) • 24 races per season • Changes to the qualifying format • Extended points-scoring system (to 15th place) Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    the issue with 15th place points I see is about half the time reaching the finish will net points sometimes not even that is needed

    so far this year Australia had 15 finishers, Azerbaijan 13 (14 Classified), Spain 14, France 15 (17 classified), Austria 14 (15 classified, Britain 14 (15 classified), Germany, Belgium 15

    In 2017, Australia had 13 finishers, China 15, Bahrain 13 (14 Classified), Monaco 13 (15 classified), Canada 15 (16 Classified), Azerbaijan 13 (14 classified), Singapore 12, Japan 15, Mexico 15

    [–] F1 needs "fairer" system to help young drivers, says Gasly Hammelj 1 points ago in formula1

    Lotus/Caterham only used the Cotsworth for 2010 and manor until 2012.

    In 2010 Williams also used the Cosworth and had quite a good year with it ending up with 69 points and a pole compared to the next years 5 or 2012's 76 inc 1 win from pole. That suggests the Cosworth wasn't majorly behind and at the time there was an engine development freeze

    [–] F1 needs "fairer" system to help young drivers, says Gasly Hammelj 11 points ago in formula1

    only 1 scored at all, and even then only 3 points, I don't think any of them ever reached Q3, and a 4th never even raced a GP