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(Planet F1)   Ferrari: We'll quit F1 if we can't continue to hold it hostage. Also Ferrari: We never, ever said we'd quit F1. We would never say that. Fake news. But we will quit F1 if we don't get everything we want   ( planetf1.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 10:47:06 AM  
As a life long Ferrari F1 fan;

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2018-03-08 10:53:34 AM  
I thought Ferrari was supposed to sound less like a petulant child once di Bungholio was fired.
 
2018-03-08 11:01:43 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I thought Ferrari was supposed to sound less like a petulant child once di Bungholio was fired.


I believe sounding like a petulant child is actually a job requirement to run Ferrari.
 
2018-03-08 11:04:34 AM  
Can we just trade Ferrari for the grid girls?
I think that would make everyone happy.
 
2018-03-08 11:26:45 AM  
Ferrari has always said they will never go all-electric.  I can't blame them.

Electric race cars are lame.

/there i said it
 
2018-03-08 12:01:23 PM  
Screw you Ferrari and that lil prancing pony you rode in on too
 
2018-03-08 12:11:22 PM  
WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.
 
2018-03-08 12:16:06 PM  

Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.


Felipe Massa spring shock crash
Youtube ra_fAMgMu5s
 
2018-03-08 12:41:27 PM  

seelorq: Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.

[Youtube ra_fAMgMu5s image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ra_fAMgM​u5s]


How about the actual crash:

Acidente Felipe Massa
Youtube IzKc76-isOk
 
2018-03-08 12:59:29 PM  

Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.


The "Halo" is meant has head protection and was mandated by the FIA. No one likes it and I'd expect a better setup within 2 years.

/Suzuka and Bianchi might be a better reason for it
//And for those who care, apparently Will Buxton will be working with F1 on tv. He did a Facebook live thing for them on Tuesday.
 
2018-03-08 01:01:15 PM  

Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.


Me neither.  He was my favorite F1 jockey.
 
2018-03-08 01:10:11 PM  

desertgeek: Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.

The "Halo" is meant has head protection and was mandated by the FIA. No one likes it and I'd expect a better setup within 2 years.

/Suzuka and Bianchi might be a better reason for it
//And for those who care, apparently Will Buxton will be working with F1 on tv. He did a Facebook live thing for them on Tuesday.


The halo probably would not have allowed Bianchi to stay conscious long enough to feel the impact. I'm thinking it's more to protect drivers from Josh Wheldon-type incidents -- other open wheel racing series are probably gonna start using halos or similar safety equipment soon.

Lots of people say the halos look ugly. I say that the seatbelts aren't gonna be put up in the Louvre any time soon either, but that's not why they're being used.
 
2018-03-08 03:35:23 PM  

King Something: Lots of people say the halos look ugly. I say that the seatbelts aren't gonna be put up in the Louvre any time soon either, but that's not why they're being used.


If I was a driver, I would hate it because you have something right in the middle of my field of vision: the support column. I hate things being on my windshield when I'm driving 35 mph on my way to work. That's in their way driving 180 mph. They could do a lot better there.
 
2018-03-08 04:13:42 PM  

desertgeek: Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.

The "Halo" is meant has head protection and was mandated by the FIA. No one likes it and I'd expect a better setup within 2 years.

/Suzuka and Bianchi might be a better reason for it
//And for those who care, apparently Will Buxton will be working with F1 on tv. He did a Facebook live thing for them on Tuesday.


What a better setup might look like...
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2018-03-08 05:44:10 PM  

desertgeek: King Something: Lots of people say the halos look ugly. I say that the seatbelts aren't gonna be put up in the Louvre any time soon either, but that's not why they're being used.

If I was a driver, I would hate it because you have something right in the middle of my field of vision: the support column. I hate things being on my windshield when I'm driving 35 mph on my way to work. That's in their way driving 180 mph. They could do a lot better there.


The A pillars didn't seem to be a problem for the drivers' vision in Barcelona.

The pillars on your car and my car and everyone else's cars are a bit off to either side of the driver's eyes. The pillars on the F1 halos are directly in front of the spaces between the drivers' eyes, less than two meters in front of them, and thin enough that they don't prevent the drivers from being able to see 300 meters in front of them.
 
2018-03-08 05:59:03 PM  

King Something: desertgeek: Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.

The "Halo" is meant has head protection and was mandated by the FIA. No one likes it and I'd expect a better setup within 2 years.

/Suzuka and Bianchi might be a better reason for it
//And for those who care, apparently Will Buxton will be working with F1 on tv. He did a Facebook live thing for them on Tuesday.

The halo probably would not have allowed Bianchi to stay conscious long enough to feel the impact. I'm thinking it's more to protect drivers from Josh Wheldon-type incidents -- other open wheel racing series are probably gonna start using halos or similar safety equipment soon.

Lots of people say the halos look ugly. I say that the seatbelts aren't gonna be put up in the Louvre any time soon either, but that's not why they're being used.


You've got that almost exactly backwards... a halo _might_ have protected Bianchi (though it's doubtful), but Dan Wheldon's crash at Vegas was hard enough to rip the airbox clean off to the level of the cockpit.  No halo or windscreen in the world would have saved him.

This is really more for the Justin Wilson situation of large debris pieces entering the cockpit.  And apparently, in Torro Rosso's case, to shred their driver's firesuits whenever they get in the car, because of course it's F1 and the teams are getting cute about using it as an aero device already.

As for visiblity, if P1 and P2 drivers can cope with their incredibly restricted views behind bubble screens in their cockpits, the open-top guys will be fine.
 
2018-03-08 06:53:44 PM  

GRCooper: As a life long Ferrari F1 fan;

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i only checked the comments on this one to see how far down the page this gif would appear.
 
2018-03-08 08:36:47 PM  
Windscreens look better aesthetically, but then, drivers will have to go into the pits if they get dirty.  Hard to pull a tear-off off of that thing strapped in.  Now, they only have to reach the sides of their helmet to get a fresh view.
 
2018-03-08 11:38:25 PM  
So after 68 consecutive seasons of racing in F1 they have finally pissed Ferrari off enough to quit?
Maybe it is time for a new sanctioning body and series after all.
 
2018-03-09 12:02:45 AM  

Gonzo317: desertgeek: Nick Nostril: WTF is up with the roll cage thingy?

/ haven't followed F1 since Shoemaker was in his heyday.

The "Halo" is meant has head protection and was mandated by the FIA. No one likes it and I'd expect a better setup within 2 years.

/Suzuka and Bianchi might be a better reason for it
//And for those who care, apparently Will Buxton will be working with F1 on tv. He did a Facebook live thing for them on Tuesday.

What a better setup might look like...[img.fark.net image 800x533]


Ferrari tested a similar concept last year. Vettel said it was fine at first, but it got kind of funky after a few laps, so they abandoned it.
 
2018-03-09 12:04:39 AM  

mikaloyd: So after 68 consecutive seasons of racing in F1 they have finally pissed Ferrari off enough to quit?
Maybe it is time for a new sanctioning body and series after all.


Seeing, believing
 
2018-03-09 07:27:03 PM  
We never said it but now we just did.  Gotcha.
 
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