Awww was hoping the F1 thread might be a little more hoppin'. I've been watching since 2009, every race and quali, and then basically every practice session too since 2010. The sport drives me nuts because on one hand it's far too predictable and structured, but on the other hand I can't stop watching to find out what happens next!!!
Has anyone else been shouting strategy recommendations at the Ferrari team while watching races this year, or has it just been me? Yeesh!
I think Leclerc will get it together eventually. Not sure what's up with Vettel. Then again, I didn't expect Bottas to be outqualifying Hamilton--I knew he'd be good if given a better car, but not *this* good.
When it comes to Vettel at Ferrari, my developing hypothesis has been that Vettel is a really smart guy with a strong managerial brain in his head, and he's really fully aware of Ferrari's management and strategy problems...he doesn't fully trust the team, is trying to manage too much from behind the wheel, and the result is he can't quite drive at his best. Part of me thinks Ferrari would actually find more performance by replacing Vettel with another driver, and moving Vettel into a leadership role in the team to help with their management, but Vettel is still a real talent and losing him from behind the wheel wouldn't be good either...
As for Hamilton, it's really interesting this year that he just doesn't quite seem as comfortable with the car. I definitely think Bottas has stepped up, that's part of why Hamilton looks worse off, but this year's Mercedes usually looks very stiff and bouncy even when it's performing. I wonder if Hamilton is struggling with the feel of the car...or if the Bottas/Hamilton shift has more to do with the thinner gauge, harder compound 2019 Pirelli tires. In the past, Bottas has excelled getting the tires in the window on very smooth tracks like Austria and Sochi. With the 2019 tires, maybe that skillset is serving him well on every track.
I know all of you read more than just one automotive board. Let's post up all those dope pics of cars that are saved in your computer. Regardless of make or style. If you think it's sweet, then post it up. I'll start.
Im sure that this will get flamed for asking this but here goes.
I want to make the car more driveable for long distance, as in cross country, but it doesnt lose its fun so i can go through those glorious mountain roads.
What can i do for say suspension, wheels, transmission.
sorry for the lack...
Just like the title states, I'm thinking about picking one up as my DD. If I buy one, I would just put wheels and lower it and call it a day.
Anyone in here have ever owned or have one ATM? Pros and cons about the car? Maintenance costs?
I would appreciate all the future inputs...