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Old 5 Dec 2021, 08:33 (Ref:4086704)   #46
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bathurst77 should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridbathurst77 should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
I have been watching s5000 since that first weekend with barrachello etc.
I think they are a great car, look sound and are spectacular

But I do wonder why they seem to have so many serious incidents resulting in red flags or safety cars and seriously broken race cars. Do they need more tyre or less power or are the drivers not up to it?

Maybe Lambdon GRM etc need to sit down and analyse the cars
I want to see complete long safe close racing. I really dont care if the cars are couple of seconds slower, it all looks the same on the teevee
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But I do wonder why they seem to have so many serious incidents resulting in red flags or safety cars and seriously broken race cars. Do they need more tyre or less power or are the drivers not up to it?

Maybe Lambdon GRM etc need to sit down and analyse the cars
I want to see complete long safe close racing. I really dont care if the cars are couple of seconds slower, it all looks the same on the teevee
Comment I've had from a number of drivers who've competed in them is that front aero grip in particular is way down on what they're used to with modern single seaters and takes some getting used to. One described the driving method needed as very similar to a Supercar believe it or not.

Problem they've got is that the cars have to fit within an envelope to remain FIA category 3, so if they crank on more aero, they'll have to go down on engine power or tyre size or both. Ultimately they're only j-u-s-t faster than F3 cars but sound much better in the process, so maybe sacrificing some power and tyre size for more aero would make them more like a modern single seater and more along the lines of what drivers expect / need to not trip over each other so much.
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Old 6 Dec 2021, 03:19 (Ref:4087104)   #48
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johnh875 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Couple of pretty avoidable accidents at the Chase IMO. Mawson putting his nose alongside was a nothing-move, then it seemed Cameron did the old 'pretend the driver I've just passed is no longer there' as the crash was well past the apex. It was interesting that there was almost no mention of Katayama coming through the dust cloud too fast and running off the track under yellow.
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The power/weight ratio would be similar to supercars. If they don't produce the aero grip drivers are used to in open-wheelers, then being comparable to supercars is apt.

If last weekend was anything to go by, they'll end up changing the chase if they keep going.
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