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(ITV)   Fans hold silent vigil for critically-injured Michael Shumacher, praying that his long experience in Formula One means he won't pass here, either   (itv.com) divider line 6
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2014-01-03 11:26:42 AM
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UNC_Samurai: When you've got 68 poles in just over 300 starts, you're not going to pass as much.

You also have to remember when the aero rules changes went into place.   Shortly after he retired the first time, the financial collapse hit and FIA implemented a number of changes designed to cut costs.  This included prohibiting almost all aero devices other than the front and rear wing, the rear wings themselves got narrower and taller, and the front wings got wider and lower.  They also re-banned TCS; traction control was initially prohibited in 1994, re-allowed in 2000, then banned again in 2008 (Schumi won five of his seven championships in an era where teams were allowed to use TCS).

The unintended consequence of these changes?  Cars needed clean air to make the most use of downforce.  The closer you got to the car in front of you, the more disruption that guy's aero created.  So you had a situation where a car with a lead had a big advantage in holding that lead.  This is why KERS was introduced almost immediately after they banned TCS, and why after two years of passing almost disappearing DRS was introduced.


Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P.
2014-01-03 10:50:51 AM
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Are we talking about the Michael Schumacher who has multiple multiple multiple formula one championships? The one who is like a zillionaire from his racing awesomeness?

Subby's only chance of being 1/10th as awesome as Schumacher is if he sets the land speed record in sucking.
2014-01-03 10:45:05 AM
2 votes:

UNC_Samurai: When you've got 68 poles in just over 300 starts, you're not going to pass as much.

You also have to remember when the aero rules changes went into place.   Shortly after he retired the first time, the financial collapse hit and FIA implemented a number of changes designed to cut costs.  This included prohibiting almost all aero devices other than the front and rear wing, the rear wings themselves got narrower and taller, and the front wings got wider and lower.  They also re-banned TCS; traction control was initially prohibited in 1994, re-allowed in 2000, then banned again in 2008 (Schumi won five of his seven championships in an era where teams were allowed to use TCS).

The unintended consequence of these changes?  Cars needed clean air to make the most use of downforce.  The closer you got to the car in front of you, the more disruption that guy's aero created.  So you had a situation where a car with a lead had a big advantage in holding that lead.  This is why KERS was introduced almost immediately after they banned TCS, and why after two years of passing almost disappearing DRS was introduced.


WTF, IDK, my BFF Jill?
2014-01-03 10:31:57 AM
2 votes:
Is this why the new series of Top Gear has been delayed?  Can't film without a functioning Stig.
2014-01-03 10:54:57 AM
1 votes:
Even in a coma he can drive circles around his brother.
2014-01-03 08:30:43 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, I am dumb - took time to take in what you said now, forget above post. :(
 
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