2021 F1 cars thread

2021 F1 cars thread

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RichB

44,987 posts

249 months

Thursday 11th March
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M5-911 said:
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Could this be Bottas year?
Can Perez out score Verstappen?
Will Vettel struggle?
- No
- No, he won't be allowed to
- No, I expect him to outqualify and out perform his team mate in every race.

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resolve10

263 posts

10 months

Thursday 11th March
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RichB said:
- No
- No, he won't be allowed to
- No, I expect him to outqualify and out perform his team mate in every race.

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Strongly agree with all 3, with the caveat that Vettel might not beat Stroll at every event as there may be odd DNF or lap 1 shunt.


kambites

61,243 posts

186 months

Thursday 11th March
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I think Vettel vs Stroll is going to be interesting. I suspect Vettel will come out on top if the car is to his liking, but I don't think it'll be a white-wash.

RichB

44,987 posts

249 months

Thursday 11th March
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It seems, with the inter-team rivalries and of course Perez out to prove a point plus the Ferrari pair not having an obvious number one (I am sure Leclerc sees himself as No1 but i am also sue that Sainz is not going there to be a No2), that it could be an good season.

NRS

17,133 posts

166 months

Thursday 11th March
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It'll be interesting to see how Perez does... It seems like the car needs someone who can really drive by instinct more than a "thinking"/consistent driver. It would make sense, given the high rake. Basically it's a car that will behave differently in different types of corners (i.e. if the car is at a high angle and lacks downforce, or is at a low angle and sticks really well, or anywhere inbetween). If you're not a driver that can feel what's happening and immediately react it seems to make you look very poor.

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

12,195 posts

60 months

Thursday 11th March
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kambites said:
I think Vettel vs Stroll is going to be interesting. I suspect Vettel will come out on top if the car is to his liking, but I don't think it'll be a white-wash.
"Daaaad! This is so fking unfair! This is MY team, how is HE beating me?"

"Sebastian, there's something wrong and we need to, um, retire the car. Box box, box box."


robuk

843 posts

155 months

Thursday 11th March
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Deesee

5,110 posts

48 months

Thursday 11th March
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With Perez the force India’s were always high rake, he will have no issues there.

I have heard that between Perez and Albon they have tamed the red bull rear end in the simulator, and are confident this will relate to the car itself.

I have also seen an onboard of checo in a 2019 car that he was lapping Silverstone in February 2021, not far off the times from the 70th anniversary race lap times. The car by the way utterly stable..Merc like..not the twitchy raw mess we have become accustomed too..

Interesting times..

RichB

44,987 posts

249 months

Thursday 11th March
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robuk said:
Forget the comparison, that Williams looks great!