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F1 2017: News/Calendar/Updates

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Microphone, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Milli

    Milli An eternal apprentice.

    Fueling is quite risky these days, for an open car, like F1, the risk of getting flames is too big, and they will refuel in 3 seconds anyways. What i would like to see is less downforce and more mechanical grip, so drivers can really tailgate others in corners without worry too much about the reduced airflow. :lol:
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  2. mau92

    mau92 Well-Known Member

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Well, fueling in WEC, IMSA, DTM, etc. seems to work just fine. Is risky and prone to fires? Yes. But I think it's another element in which teams can rely their strategy on. Do you want to fuel and lose more time in pits, but have a lighter car? Or is it better to never fuel and limit the fuel rate on the engine mapping? I think there would be more posibilities...
  3. Milli

    Milli An eternal apprentice.

    Those are closed, tourism cars, the fuel is away from the driver. That's the main difference.
  4. TimBud

    TimBud Well-Known Member

    Was good to see Vettel, Hamilton and Bottas chatting at the end of the race in Abu Dhabi... Wish the final race could be on a more exciting track that allowed the drivers to challenge each other a bit more. Hopefully Liberty can bring in some good changes in the future and not just kowtow to arab money.

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