F1 2020 season discussion and chat.

UrBaN963

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That game is soooo bad LMAO
That was an interesting race, given the competitors

Considering the various locations the drivers are racing from, they were always going to struggle with lag and the servers having to calculate positions of cars, hence the jerkiness.

Looks like the net code of the game may be kak.
 

thestaggy

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That was an interesting race, given the competitors

Considering the various locations the drivers are racing from, they were always going to struggle with lag and the servers having to calculate positions of cars, hence the jerkiness.

Looks like the net code of the game may be kak.
Its just a poorly developed game when it comes to online.

iRacing has no such issues and it caters for racers around the world. I can race against Americans with my 260 ping and still race clean with no issues.
 

thestaggy

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Before I start getting excited here - exactly the same power output, etc than Mercedes F1 engine?
Same engine, but I'm not sure if they will get the same power. They may have restrictions/limitations to the ''party mode'' Hamilton and Bottas can access when in need of some banger laps.

Ferrari shares the same PU with Haas and Alfa Romeo, but the latter teams can't get the power dialed up the way Ferrari does.
 

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2020 F1 season further delayed as Baku race officially postponed: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/148763/f1-season-further-delayed-as-baku-officially-postponed

"The Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix has formally been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Baku City Circuit has announced.

The Baku street event, scheduled for June 7, becomes the eighth grand prix to be lost from the 2020 calendar as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

In a statement BCC said: "The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions with Formula 1 as well as the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic. ..."
 

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I wonder at what point they just decide to call it....
Never by the looks of it ............
 

ToxicBunny

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Never by the looks of it ............
Not a surprise, and a move I would make as well.

There are billions of dollars at stake, and for many of the races its easy enough to reschedule them... the logistics will be a nightmare, but its a manageable nightmare.
 

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Biofuel cooling set to become key development avenue for new F1 cars: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/148821/biofuel-move-set-to-spark-f1-development-race

"... Work has already begun among F1's fuel suppliers to optimise the cooling potential of the biofuel, which has nearly three times the heat of vaporisation as regular fuel and means there is a cooling effect for the incoming charge during the combustion cycle. A cooler intake charge means that engine power will increase.

Benoit Poulet, F1 development manager for Ferrari's technical partner Shell told Autosport: "The interesting aspect of the car performance is similar to when you put a [ethanol based] cooling gel on your fingers - you can feel the cooling effect that you get. It will be the same for the engine.

"It will be able to cool some parts of the powerunit and that could be quite beneficial. We are working hard on it.

"The properties are certainly quite interesting for combustion, and I think we can do some interesting things. We have definitely found at the moment that this cooling effect is good for the engine."

Engine manufacturers could seek to optimise the cooling properties for a straight horsepower gain, or change the overall design and cooling characteristics to run the engine at a different temperature. This could then have a knock-on effect for the car's aerodynamics. ..."
 

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F1 considering February date for 2020 finale – one month before new season starts: https://www.racefans.net/2020/03/28...20-finale-one-month-before-new-season-starts/

"The 2020 F1 season could be extended until February next year, meaning it would finish one month before the new championship begins, RaceFans has learned.

The radical calendar change is being considered to maximise the number of races that can be run in the current season, which has been badly disrupted by the global pandemic. The first eight races of this year have already been postponed and six are seeking replacement slots on this year’s schedule.
Pre-season testing could be dispensed with for 2021 as teams have agreed to continue using their 2020 chassis again next year. This means the majority of teams’ cars will be largely unchanged, although McLaren will have to integrate a new Mercedes power unit into its car.

F1 chairman and CEO Chase Carey indicated this week the championship is considering major changes to the schedule in order to fit in as many races as possible. “The season end date will extend beyond our original end date of 27-29th November,” he said, “with the actual sequence and schedule dates for races differing significantly from our original 2020 calendar.”

The season is currently set for its latest-ever start at the Canadian Grand Prix on June 14th. F1 has already brought forward its usual summer break from August.

The sport is also considering whether to extend the factory shutdown period further into the hiatus at the start of the season. This would limit teams’ opportunity to develop their cars, which would help them cut costs at a time when budgets are under severe pressure. ..."
 

UrBaN963

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Hamilton is lucky, Vettel woukd have won the championship by now already
How many points do you score for crashing into the wall or taking out a teammate? He might have won next years championship already!
 
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