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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:21 pm

cubical10 wrote:I am not sure that the ban on re-fuelling will change much, other than faster pit-stops and continuously declining lap times.

No refueling, front tires narrowed by 25mm, a limit of 8 sets of tires over a race weekend (teams get 11 sets, but must turn in 3 unused sets at the end of the race), and requiring the top-10 qualifiers to start on their qualifying tires. This begins to look a whole lot like the late '80s/early '90s battles between the Canon-liveried Williams and the McLaren-Marlboro cars. Who are the modern team equivalents of Mansell/Piquet and Prost/Senna?
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Captain Ned wrote: This begins to look a whole lot like the late '80s/early '90s battles between the Canon-liveried Williams and the McLaren-Marlboro cars.

We can only wish that that level of excitement returns.

Captain Ned wrote:Who are the modern team equivalents of Mansell/Piquet and Prost/Senna?

So will it be Alonso/Massa and Hamilton/Button?
These pairs seem to be the most evenly matched and have the best odds at top of the class cars.

Hopefully Stephan GP will make it to the grid for the season. Villeneuve may be a has been, but I am sure that he will have something interesting to say of the course of the year.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:41 am

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Captain Ned wrote:Who are the modern team equivalents of Mansell/Piquet and Prost/Senna?

So will it be Alonso/Massa and Hamilton/Button?
These pairs seem to be the most evenly matched and have the best odds at top of the class cars.
Don't count out Schu either. The car should be ok and Schu can wring more performance out of it to be in the thick of things. Rosberg will need a quantum leap in his racing to be up there. Also, provided Red Bull can fix their reliability (I'm giving it a 60% chance with past Newey-designed fragile cars), Webber and Vettel are also a pretty good match. We now have 4 legitimate teams I think.

cubical10 wrote:Hopefully Stephan GP will make it to the grid for the season. Villeneuve may be a has been, but I am sure that he will have something interesting to say of the course of the year.
So you don't care for his racing but his sound bites? :P
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:10 am

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cubical10 wrote:Hopefully Stephan GP will make it to the grid for the season. Villeneuve may be a has been, but I am sure that he will have something interesting to say of the course of the year.
So you don't care for his racing but his sound bites? :P

I was never the biggest JV fan, but I think F1 needs his aggressive style, both on the track and off. I find the drivers a bit boring, too afraid to rock the boat. I get the feeling they are all muzzled by their teams and their sponsors. Look at Ruebens, he let everyone know his feelings in the middle of last year, and almost immediately you got the feeling that he would be shown the door.
While this is a sport, I want to be entertained as well. The stock quotes thanking the team, the sponsors and the crew back at the factory after every race no matter if the driver finished 1st or the engine melted down on the 1st lap just don't cut it. I will not miss the post race comments from Kimi...
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:27 pm

Most of the time Kimi was pretty bored with all the press asking the same questions over and over, he could occasionally give a really good quip though and I think he's actually quite a funny guy with an extremely dry sense of humour.

Reading the reports from testing, I agree on those 4 teams being very close currently, although there are the rumours of a new Mercedes double-diffuser going to the first race so teams don't have time to protest it beforehand. I think it's going to be an epic season with so many talented drivers in good cars.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:59 pm

I will be suprised if McLaren survive the season without their engine cover being scrutinised. I was informed by a McLaren employee that it actually moves at speed causing a vibration that channels more air towards the rear wing. Moveable devices are definately banned! (bar the front wing)
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:32 pm

Sikthskies wrote:I will be suprised if McLaren survive the season without their engine cover being scrutinised. I was informed by a McLaren employee that it actually moves at speed causing a vibration that channels more air towards the rear wing. Moveable devices are definately banned! (bar the front wing)

It's stuff like this that makes me pine for the days of Formula Libré or even Can-Am. The world's top racing league should be a run-what-you-brung free-for-all determined by driver skill, bravery, engineering talent, and cubic dollars. If that's too much for all, then put everyone in identically-prepped repro Lotus 49s and really make the drivers work for their grid positions.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:53 am

Sikthskies wrote:I will be suprised if McLaren survive the season without their engine cover being scrutinised. I was informed by a McLaren employee that it actually moves at speed causing a vibration that channels more air towards the rear wing. Moveable devices are definately banned! (bar the front wing)

I think I read about the rear wing instead? Also Merc is rumoured to come out with a new diffuser design in the 1st race weekend which may be stepping into the minefield again. Engineers are supposed to bend the rules, so we will see. Usually these are cases of "how come we didn't come up with this? damn if we don't have it, nobody can!". :evil:
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:43 am

Hastily picked a team together for the weekend, can't wait for the season to start! I hope the first 2 races can give us some more clues as to the pecking order.

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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:53 pm

Sikthskies, did the guy check back with you about the "show other mini-leaguer's teams" feature? I don't think it is done yet.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:42 pm

I'm not sure what you mean.

And the rear wing stalling at high speed is a different thing all together than what I said about
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:43 pm

Sikthskies wrote:I'm not sure what you mean.

The ability to see the team details (driver/mfg lineup) of other teams in the mini-league.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:45 pm

I don't think I ever asked about it. I'm happy with not knowing, especially with the 3 'practise' races. Everyone will end up with the same team otherwise
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:51 pm

Sikthskies wrote:I don't think I ever asked about it. I'm happy with not knowing, especially with the 3 'practise' races. Everyone will end up with the same team otherwise

Whereas I look at it differently because this is the only fantasy league I'm in where I can't see my leaguemates team details.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:54 pm

It'd be okay if it only happened after the the 3 races
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:35 pm

Sikthskies wrote:I don't think I ever asked about it. I'm happy with not knowing, especially with the 3 'practise' races. Everyone will end up with the same team otherwise

Got people mixed up. It was cubical10.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:12 pm

I did make that request, but never heard back from the site admin after the initial response saying that dev is locked down once the season starts, not that I followed up either. So it looks like my request did not make the cut for feature additions.

So the teams are set, it should be an interesting year. I predict a lot of wrecks this year, with new drivers and new teams and the old guard trying to dodge them some races (Monaco) might look like an interstate pile up.

Now I only dread how badly TSN will butcher the broadcasting.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:25 pm

cubical10 wrote:Now I only dread how badly TSN will butcher the broadcasting.

Can't be worse than Speed's coverage. I had that for a while and I always switched back. Speed is good for the pre-race coverage though.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:33 pm

I'll be enjoying the BBC's coverage of practise on friday and saturday and the quali, then some red button action. Sadly I'm away racing myself on sunday but we have a TV and radio so I won't miss a second!
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:02 pm

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Sikthskies wrote:I'm not sure what you mean.

The ability to see the team details (driver/mfg lineup) of other teams in the mini-league.


I think it would be better if we can't see the other people's team, it more competitive that way.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:09 pm

Flying Fox wrote:Can't be worse than Speed's coverage. I had that for a while and I always switched back. Speed is good for the pre-race coverage though.

TSN will cut away from the race at the top of the hour no matter what, so if the post race conference has not started, too bad you miss it, and I have seen them cut away in the middle of the winners comments.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:10 pm

Sikthskies wrote:Give me your usernames and I'll invite you!


Can you add me? Team name is 'ChaseMers'
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:57 pm

Chaseme wrote:
Sikthskies wrote:Give me your usernames and I'll invite you!


Can you add me? Team name is 'ChaseMers'

You can join up yourself with the invite code. It is posted on the page 1.
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:09 am

Well, for all the hype that race didn't quite seem as exciting as it should have apart from Vettel's problem.

I suck in the Fantasy League, but congrats to ShawnOnSlicks, 4th overall!!!
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:20 am

start as i mean to go on!
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:07 pm

Definately aiming for a top 3 position after the practise rounds. Should be able to do it!
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:41 pm

Damnit, I need to make some changes. :x
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:51 am

Flying Fox wrote:Damnit, I need to make some changes. :x


Me too, 3rd spot in mini league, not good...

EDIT: Performance issue rectified :D
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:07 am

Team members who had done well in the first race didn't do that good in the second. I am still 3rd and FF is gaining on me :(

EDIT: 46 steps down, over all 105th rank :x
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Re: Formula 1 2010 Mini League

Postposted on Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:35 pm

So after that relatively boring race in Bahrain, once again rain made for a pretty entertaining race down under.

Jigar wrote:Team members who had done well in the first race didn't do that good in the second. I am still 3rd and FF is gaining on me :(

I don't know what is going in the fantasy world, but I am third overall!
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