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Old 9 Oct 2018, 16:05 (Ref:3855704)   #3331
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That was very very sad, I was embarrassed for Formula1 in front of American fans...
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Old 9 Oct 2018, 16:27 (Ref:3855708)   #3332
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And that was also the season to of no tyre changes and a limited set of tyres per weekend
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Old 9 Oct 2018, 16:50 (Ref:3855712)   #3333
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And that was also the season to of no tyre changes and a limited set of tyres per weekend
In 2005 a driver had to use one set of tyres during qualifying and one set during the race.
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Old 10 Oct 2018, 03:26 (Ref:3855814)   #3334
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"I wonder why Michelin refused to tender for F1 and demanded 18" for F1 then!?"

It will be down to cost. Why spend money on developing a 15" tyre, when they have an 18" tyre that works perfectly well.
I'm all for 18" -- the problem is 18" LMP tyres have a larger overall diameter than Formula car tyres.

F1 and Indycar tyres only have an approximately 660mm overall diameter, quite a bit smaller than what LMP1 and GT racing use. The change to 18" will be a break from tradition and will increase the overall diameter of the tyres slightly.
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for me its not an issue of one supplier getting it wrong.
Avons for everybody! Development smelopment. It's a slick tyre, it works; there a full range of 13" (or Champcar 15" or 1970's 16") diameter slicks available; including the classic 16.2/26.0-13 rears as modelled by the lovely Ferrari 643 (my favourites!)... Why make the decision so complicated!?

http://www.avonmotorsport.com/histor...acing%20slicks

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I'm all for 18" -- the problem is 18" LMP tyres have a larger overall diameter than Formula car tyres.

F1 and Indycar tyres only have an approximately 660mm overall diameter, quite a bit smaller than what LMP1 and GT racing use. The change to 18" will be a break from tradition and will increase the overall diameter of the tyres slightly.
Being 18" they will have a larger diameter but is it about a break from tradition or more to do with aesthetics? In 2014 the Lotus F1 team tested 18" tyres and rims and they look alright to me. What do others think?

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Avons for everybody! Development smelopment. It's a slick tyre, it works; there a full range of 13" (or Champcar 15" or 1970's 16") diameter slicks available; including the classic 16.2/26.0-13 rears as modelled by the lovely Ferrari 643 (my favourites!)... Why make the decision so complicated!?

http://www.avonmotorsport.com/histor...acing%20slicks

I like the Avon idea but it's far too simple for Formula 1, they like to make things overly complicated.

What's that odd looking pink thing, in front of the airbox?
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I like the Avon idea but it's far too simple for Formula 1, they like to make things overly complicated.

What's that odd looking pink thing, in front of the airbox?
Sebastian Vettel?
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Hard to tell from that angle.
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Clearly Ferrari were up to tricks back then as well, putting things in the airbox to distract from other parts of the car...
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Hard to tell from that angle.
Its a cabbage patch kid of course...
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Being 18" they will have a larger diameter but is it about a break from tradition or more to do with aesthetics? In 2014 the Lotus F1 team tested 18" tyres and rims and they look alright to me. What do others think?

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FIA announce a few rule tweaks, including grid penalties.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/140541
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FIA announce a few rule tweaks, including grid penalties.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/140541
The rules all seem to be good except:

Unlimited CFD

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Yet more weight!
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I like the new grid penalty, means they will now have something to fight for and stops teams trying to gain an advantage by being the first to replace a part
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