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Old 12 Apr 2017, 12:06 (Ref:3725823)   #286
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Dick Bennets mentioned on TTT that a team in the paddock is complaining about the BMW start advantage


any idea ? as we can exclude Plato and BMR
No idea on the complainer, but they have managed to get amazing starts in each of the Brands races. Are they still running with a TOCA restricted/enforced ECU start mapping to help reduce their advantage?
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 13:15 (Ref:3725843)   #287
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Dick Bennets mentioned on TTT that a team in the paddock is complaining about the BMW start advantage


any idea ? as we can exclude Plato and BMR
All of them! Did he say the complaint was specifically about BMW or RWD in general?
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 14:28 (Ref:3725859)   #288
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If we have the same at Donington on the start line, it maybe that instead of trying to regulate cars ,TOCA/BARC say that they will be looking seriously at start line incidents and will issue driver penalties. I imagine that this will be raised in the drivers briefing too. We want to see good, but clean starts and as Martin Brundle often says in F1, in these sort of incidents drivers are driving into a wedge that is closing, so really it is down to the drivers.
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 15:08 (Ref:3725865)   #289
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This really is a storm in a teacup. We have had FWD, RWD and even 4WD before on the same grid. Drivers need to be the ones making the change(s), changes to their driving.
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This really is a storm in a teacup. We have had FWD, RWD and even 4WD before on the same grid. Drivers need to be the ones making the change(s), changes to their driving.
Yes, the sooner they accept that, the easier everyone's life will be. As I've said before every car has an advantage and disadvantage
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Dick Bennets mentioned on TTT that a team in the paddock is complaining about the BMW start advantage
Just heard some of the show. It may have seemed in passing, but Chilton got a complaint about BMW starts in. I don't think it was a serious whinge, but it is these seemingly general comments that can influence thinking.
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Dick Bennets mentioned on TTT that a team in the paddock is complaining about the BMW start advantage


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He actually said a certain team in the paddock has complained about RWD starts, not specifically BMW.
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This one really irks me, I may be biased being a BMW fan, but it's not as if they are dominating, yes they get good starts but then they are hanging on for dear life for the next handful of laps while their tyres warm up. More often than not this is where they lose the lead and the fwd cars normally get past.
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No idea on the complainer, but they have managed to get amazing starts in each of the Brands races. Are they still running with a TOCA restricted/enforced ECU start mapping to help reduce their advantage?
Because Dick Bennetts has never wyend or stuck the knife in.......
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