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Offline bezelnut

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2013, 11:58:02 AM »
1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Alonso

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2013, 08:07:44 PM »
Australia Race results.

1. Kimi - 25
2. Alonso - 18
3. Vettel - 15

7thfort - 18

Get ready for the next race at Sepang, Malaysia - 24 March 2013
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 08:09:56 PM by 7thfort »

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2013, 08:17:04 PM »
1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Alonso

You got Vettel & Alonso correct but in the wrong position.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2013, 08:44:10 AM »

You got Vettel & Alonso correct but in the wrong position.

Congrats for your prediction & 18 points.

hopefully better luck for me @ Sepang.  :laugh:

Waiting for coming weekend.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2013, 10:04:59 AM »
So who is gonna make a spreadsheet and keep tabs?

I didnt check this thread as i missed quali and didnt wanna know who was on pole.

Malaysia. I will still support ma boy!

1- Kimi
2- Alonso
3- Vettel

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2013, 11:01:26 AM »
Oh and i forgot, Kimi FTW yeah !!


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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2013, 11:25:37 AM »
So who is gonna make a spreadsheet and keep tabs?

I didnt check this thread as i missed quali and didnt wanna know who was on pole.

Malaysia. I will still support ma boy!

1- Kimi
2- Alonso
3- Vettel

You may join this small game starting on coming weekend. Only 2 guys playing right now.  :D

2013 F1 Driver Leaderboard
StandingDriverPoints
1Kimi Raikkonen25
2Fernando Alonso18
3Sebastian Vettel15
4Felipe Massa12
5Lewis Hamilton10
6Mark Webber8
7Adrian Sutil6
8Paul di Resta4
9Jensen Button2
10Roman Grosjean1

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2013, 11:40:46 AM »
I already "joined" hence my prediction for Msia.
Or when is the cut off time for the game?
Before race starts?

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PM »
I already "joined" hence my prediction for Msia.
Or when is the cut off time for the game?
Before race starts?

Ohh, my bad. I thought you was referring to yesterday race result.

According to 7thfort, we should put the prediction at least 1 hour before the race start, so of course your entry is valid. but if you waited for the qualifying it would benefit too. Or maybe it's better not to refer to qualifying, as Kimi's win yesterday is definitely a surprise.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2013, 02:08:56 PM »
I think 1hr before race start is fine.
As one cannot have any idea before quali.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2013, 02:26:21 PM »
I think 1hr before race start is fine.
As one cannot have any idea before quali.

Yup, i think so too.  :)

so we will all wait until qualifying then...Saturday 4pm it will be.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2013, 04:13:08 PM »
Peter aka takashi78 started this threat, so he is the automatically the "boss" here, in a general sense. Ha3.

Yeah, you can post the prediction anytime but not later than 1 hour before the race start. Peter is a F1 "nut" so watch out for his prediction.

This is just for fun until we can find a sponsor for a prize for the winner who has the most points at the end of the season.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2013, 05:54:30 PM »
Nah i just like the tech that is associated with the sport and also the fitness level of the drivers i feel is the top of any athlete of any sport.

But ask me about football?
I know nuts except there is a thing called world cup every 4 yrs LOL. 

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2013, 07:39:24 PM »
Past winner:
 
Year   Driver   
2012    Fernando Alonso   
2011    Sebastian Vettel   
2010    Sebastian Vettel   
2009    Jenson Button   
2008    Kimi Räikkönen   
2007    Fernando Alonso   
2006    Giancarlo Fisichella   
2005    Fernando Alonso   
2004    Michael Schumacher   
2003    Kimi Räikkönen   
2002    Ralf Schumacher   
2001    Michael Schumacher   
2000    Michael Schumacher   
1999    Eddie Irvine   

Offline Watchnewby

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2013, 09:37:20 AM »
I will play the prediction game.

For Sepang,Malaysia race, I predict :
1- Vettel
2- Alonso
3- Kimi

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 11:34:09 AM »
http://blog.caranddriver.com/renault...mula-1-season/

The 2013 Formula 1 season is just getting underway, but Renault already is preparing a new engine for 2014 when a fresh set of rules goes into effect. The new engine drops two cylinders, adopts a more powerful electric boost, and most interesting, adds a turbocharger connected to a second electric motor.

The heart of the powertrain is a 1.6-liter, 90-degree V-6 now using direct injection and making more than 600 horsepower. Engine revs are capped at 15,000 rpm (versus 18,000 rpm for the current batch of V-8s) and a single exhaust replaces the outgoing V-8’s dual-exhaust setup. The hybrid-like KERS system is back, but it’s been renamed ERS-K (for Energy Recovery System-Kinetic) and the electric motor is twice as powerful, with a peak output of 161 horsepower.  :o

The real novelty, though, is the addition of a second electric motor/generator connected to the turbocharger turbine. Known as ERS-H (Energy Recovery System-Heat), this electric unit both captures energy and occasionally feeds it back to the turbocharger to keep the compressor on boost. Rather than vent excess exhaust through a wastegate, the hot gasses spin the turbine to drive the generator, which then sends electricity to the batteries or capacitors. That electricity can be used either to power the wheels via the ERS-K motor or to spin the turbocharger compressor. By driving the compressor during braking, Renault can eliminate turbo lag.

Of course, necessity is the mother of invention, and Renault’s new engine is as much a product of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile as it is the French automaker. The iron-clad Formula 1 rulebook means engine builders Ferrari, Mercedes, and Cosworth—rumors persist that Honda could make a return to F1 as an engine supplier next season—inevitably will run with power units that are dimensionally and conceptually identical to Renault’s.

The new engine represents a significant departure from the 2.4-liter, naturally aspirated V-8s that have been used in Formula 1 since 2006. The FIA says its goal was to bring Formula 1 technologies closer to those of production cars and the basic principles—reduced displacement, turbocharging, and increased electrification—are right in line with trends we’re seeing on showroom floors. And just like in production cars, these changes are being made in the name of efficiency. While fuel consumption is currently unregulated, cars will be limited to 37 gallons of fuel per race and a maximum flow rate of 220 pounds per hour in 2014. At the same time, the rules encourage greater use of the electrified KERS system. While the systems supply about six seconds of boost per lap for 2013, the new rules will allow the electric assist to be used for up to 34 seconds per lap.


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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2013, 02:28:12 PM »
does this mean the overall speed of future F1 cars will reduced?

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2013, 03:30:43 PM »
From what in the article makes you think that?

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2013, 06:38:23 PM »
from previous Ferrari V10 - Type Tipo 055 - Capacity 2997 - 940 bhp

to current Ferrari V8 - Type Tipo 056 - Capacity 2398 - 735 bhp

to 2014 V6 - 600 bhp ++

just guessing only  :laugh:

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2013, 08:06:49 PM »
Then you need to look at lap times.
Lap times has fallen even going from bigger to smaller engines.

Advancement in aerodynamics and also mechanical grip.

Plus F1 is on full slicks now.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2013, 08:31:27 PM »
seems like technologies are compensating the lower engine output

according to the article, the ERS-K will have a peak output of 161 bhp, so adding up to the 600 ++ V6 should be around 750 ++ bhp something like what they have now

with the aid of electric motor, can we say F1 is going hybrid  :o

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2013, 09:29:47 PM »
They already are on "hybrid" with KERS.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2013, 03:58:30 PM »
Today's qualifying results

1. Vettel
2. Massa
3. Alonso

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2013, 10:14:46 AM »
Top 10 qualifiers.

1 - Sebastian Vettel
2 - Felipe Massa
3 - Fernando Alonso
4 - Lewis Hamilton
5 - Mark Webber
6 - Nico Rosberg
7 - Jenson Button
8 - Adrian Sutil
9 - Sergio Perez
10 - Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi who qualified 7 was demoted 3 places down to 10 by stewards after he was found to have impeded the progress of Nico Rosberg.

Today's race a 4 pm is likely to be a wet race or in changing weather condition. It is anybody's race.

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Re: Official 2013 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2013, 10:16:06 AM »
My prediction.

1. Alonso
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton