Grand Prix 2019 United States Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Understand....but why do they even need to patrol and police that then? What does it matter if the cars are underweight or otherwise illegal in "free practice." The only thing that matters if they are illegal in qualifying and during the race.

If F1 is going to have more races and less testing, then the teams are going to need to use their "free practice" sessions to help test and develop parts. Why does F1 need to patrol this?
also as crofty has mentioned in rules. cars must run legally at all times
 

Jimbob

Test Driver
It is Texas, what rain? When I lived there we had snakes living under our house and had to shake scorpions out of our shoes each morning before we put them on.

Actually this was El Paso, vice Austin...but....if left a few indelible memories.
Last time I was in Austin at this time of year, rain was torrential - monsoonlike. Roads were severely flooded. But, this year, they've had recording breaking cold.
 
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F1Brits_90

Race Winner
just a question after seeing Richard rawling from fast & loud. does anyone know how long it is until you stop calling Racing point force India
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
Yet another abysmal showing by Williams. Could the team (the only reason I pay the slightest attention to F1 any more) survive even one more season as pathetic as this?
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
true siffert_fan williams have been awful but over the season at least theyve found 1/2 second on their Q1 rivals but size of the issue is that there is another second to go. russell seems a big positive got within a few times in hungary & Mexico. but they are positive about 2020
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
F1Brits_90 I think Russell will excel as team leader at Williams and I am not expecting much from Latifi. The problem is more to do with the way Claire Williams is running the team. Lets see if it was Paddy's fault for the disaster this season then
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
When Sir Frank said no to BMW in the early 00's, that was pretty much game over for the team.

In 2015, with a decent chassis and engine combo papering over the cracks, Williams scored 257 points. In total in the 4 seasons since then they have scored a combined total of 229 points.

Dark days indeed.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
as we've mentioned Williams issues stretch back to 2014 because as soon as they got to Monaco qualifying 13th & 16th. was the proof that when the engines level out Williams would be going backwards. then 2016? when in spa at a power track Honda powered teams beat Mercedes powered williams. I guess we can hope for 2021, but I would say that it would be force india that are most likely to do a red bull going from midfield to front runner when the budget cap arrives. because the organisation & efficiency is fantastic.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
I would also add maybe Toto's investment and business nouse maybe laid some of the foundations for the initial competitiveness. Hulkenberg does not want to go to Williams from the sound of things so it looks like Latifi will get the drive unless Mercedes have another young driver lined up for the team
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
apparently that is Lewis worse qualifying if remove car letting him down. Brazil 2017 but then lewis title races have never been straight forward
 

Jimbob

Test Driver
Yet another abysmal showing by Williams. Could the team (the only reason I pay the slightest attention to F1 any more) survive even one more season as pathetic as this?
Perhaps the arrival of Nicholas Latifi and his financial support will help them out of the hole they're in. Also, if (when) he starts racing for Williams, it will be the first time ever that two Canadians raced at same time in F1.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Also, if (when) he starts racing for Williams, it will be the first time ever that two Canadians have been on the track at same time in F1.
Although didn't Jacques Villeneuve snr race at the same time as Gilles?
 
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cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
There were 3 Canadians on the grid together at the 1969 Canadian GP which marks the most Canadians on the grid in one race.
 
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