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I completely understand why McLaren is doing it, but that said very few of the younger choice’s are hardly performing at an F1 level in my opinion. Ricardo did himself in with the exit move he pulled at Redbull. I’ll leave alone him running around with a Louis Ve ton backpack. :crackup:
It’s not what they did but how they did it. Yes, F1 is a cut throat business (aren’t they all) but there is always a right/wrong way to do things.
 

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Completely agree there’s a right and wrong way. I’ve never understood why there’s so much drama around F1. It’s worse the six hens at brunch on a Saturday morning.

It’s not what they did but how they did it. Yes, F1 is a cut throat business (aren’t they all) but there is always a right/wrong way to do things.
 

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So I’m watching the 2014 season. What the hell happened to Williams. They’re so strong in 2014. Also, Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers. Most of the races, he’s setting faster lap times than Rosberg, has better tire management and uses less fuel than the rest of the field. Damn.
 


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What happened to Williams doesn’t fit todays pc narrative. Look up who took over in 2013.

So I’m watching the 2014 season. What the hell happened to Williams. They’re so strong in 2014. Also, Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers. Most of the races, he’s setting faster lap times than Rosberg, has better tire management and uses less fuel than the rest of the field. Damn.
 

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Not really finding much info from 2013 to 2014. Maldonado out and Massa in. Switch to Mercedes engine. Different car design. Pretty much any team running the Mercedes engines did well.

I did see Masi working the Red Bull pit wall, in 2014. At least it looked like Masi. Now I see the conspiracy of what happened in 2021.
 

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Finished the 2015 season and halfway through 2016. Really funny that they call Felipe Nasr, Fred, to differentiate between him and Massa.
 

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If they keep the tyres wrapped in those heating blankets up to the very last moment, then why do the drivers still have to drive in that wavy manner to warm up the tyres? Aren't they already warmed up?
 

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If they keep the tyres wrapped in those heating blankets up to the very last moment, then why do the drivers still have to drive in that wavy manner to warm up the tyres? Aren't they already warmed up?
They are warm, but no where's near proper operating temperture.
 

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^^ As he said...plus there is a tremendous amount of heat loss by the time they actually get on track and can get back to heating them up.
 

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Just wait until they get rid of tire blankets.
Will definitely be interesting as the current tires are gonna slide all over the place. Wonder if Pirelli will address this with beforehand.
 

 
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