- F1 2019 (spoilers obviously)
Oooh! This looks nice. Wonder how wide the track is.
Posted 6 months ago
Good win for Wayne Taylor Racing, for which Alonso makes up only 25% of the car’s driver lineup!
Alonso was lapping 2-4 seconds quicker than the field in his stints, taking the car waaay up the order each time. Very unlikely the team would have been in the right place to win without him.Posted 6 months agojamesy01Member
Caught Alonso’s stint around 4 hrs in where he took the car from 7/8th to first and opened up around a 20 second lead within 30 odd minutes.Posted 6 months ago
On the brakes in to turn 1 no one could hold a candle to him, the move on the Mazda (77…Rene Rast?) for the lead was outstanding, came from miles back, late on the brakes, up the inside and away he went.
Also in the rain I’m sure his team mate Taylor admitted to being out his depth and they popped FA back in the car for him to be up to 5 seconds per lap quicker than the field.
Really enjoyable race, although the cars are not as fast as F1 you could really see the speed the cars were travelling at and the closing speeds between the different classes is unbelievable at times.
FA is a great driver but far too political for his own good, maybe a year in other series will see him re-evaluate and come back a little calmer than before for one last stab at a third WDC.wesutf1Member
Alonso was lapping 2-4 seconds quicker than the field in his stints, taking the car waaay up the order each time. Very unlikely the team would have been in the right place to win without him.
Yeah for sure he was the best driver in the car, but that doesn’t make up for the shoddy journalism that’s been going around surrounding this story (BBC and Autosport, I’m looking at you!).
Yes, he’s the most noteworthy driver in the car (and even the whole field) but, that doesn’t mean that he won the race single-handedly. Same can be said about the Le Mans coverage last year, this is endurance racing, it’s a team sport. You win as a team and lose as a team. To say Alonso wins without even mentioning the fact that he was in a team is downright offensive to the series as a whole! And I’d be gobsmacked if good ol’ Rodney Sandstorm actually seriously said he was out of his depth in those conditions. He’s one of the greatest DPi drivers in the world and he’s won races for his teams in comparable conditions in the past. The bits that I tuned into with Jordan in the car he was absolutely smashing it in the rain, maybe not as fast as Fernando Lemanso, but definitely faster than the rest of the field!Posted 6 months agoorena45Member
Do you think anyone at Haas has realised their new sponsor, Rich Energy, has stolen Whyte Bikes’ logo?!
Edit: similarity already previously noted – https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/rich-energy-and-whyte-bikes/Posted 6 months agosimondbarnesSubscriber
Probably figured as Ferarri get away with it they may as well give it a go too…Posted 6 months ago
Have to say it’s all a bit ‘meh’ so far this year. We’ve got last year’s Williams wearing a worse livery, some renders of a TR and a shadowy photo of a dark Haas taken in a dark room to hide any detail. Bring on next Monday when all the talking stops and we see who can actually put in some reliable laps in testing (not that the times in testing ever mean much, it’s more about seeing how far the RB/TR goes before the first Honda goes pop).Posted 6 months ago
Interesting Rokit also sponsoring nick Hamilton in btccPosted 6 months ago
Pics of the new merc are out too, nothing drastic but it looks pretty good imhoPosted 6 months ago
Shame, i like that livery!
Looking at the car itself, the sidepods are bloody small and there is a serious amount of aero trinkets in the barge board area
Posted 6 months ago
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