- October 16, 2020 at 9:24 am #18013Cranky YankeeKeymaster
F101 Requests are officially open. Are there any topics you’d like a rapid fire explanation from me in the form of a video? Well, you’re in luck! I’ll do be FINALLY making progress on the F101 concept I proposed a year ago and calling on new fans for help with what topics you’d like explored to help your understanding of the sport.
- October 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm #18104DeclanCParticipant
I am a new American F1 fan brought into the sport by Drive to Survive. Could you do a video explaining why Ferrari seems to be fo favored by F1, for example getting so much more money every season or why when they had their FIA engine investigation kept so close to the chest. Thanks and love your videos.
- October 26, 2020 at 2:55 am #18134beldedParticipant
any chance you could do a video explaining the different track limit traps? like the reason why drivers sometimes prefer gravel traps vs huge run offs and why they don’t use astro turf much anymore?
I feel like they talk about how a track has certain traps but never explain the difference between them all
- October 26, 2020 at 5:31 pm #18138
- October 23, 2020 at 11:27 pm #18114AshF1Participant
To protect Pirelli next year, the FIA are reducing downforce levels.
My question is why are the FIA reducing diffuser size instead of limiting wing angles?
Limiting wing angles would reduce the disruption for following cars and prevent excessive loads. Reducing “clean” under-floor downforce instead seems ludicrous. Plus, there are already maximum wing radius rules in place, see Sauber, Albert Park 2011. So, just alter those instead of costing teams more wasted development on a trimmed diffuser.
- October 24, 2020 at 5:22 am #18117
- October 26, 2020 at 1:47 am #18132ClippingTetrisParticipant
A few ideas,
– Haas’s tire issue from 2019. How did it only seem to come up after Australia? What exactly was going on? Explaining the physics of something you can’t really see.
– Why is the Red Bull car so tricky to drive? It seems like a car suited for Max, but they often speak of how nuanced the car is…more so than any other constructor. If that’s the case, please share.
– A high level overview of each Constructors Aero philosophy, and why it seems each has chosen that route (…because Mercedes has it best, why not 9 colored-Mercedes)?
- December 5, 2020 at 10:58 am #18449DavidicusParticipant
I am very interested in learning more about privilege, money, and sponsorship dynamics in F1. More specifically:
– With examples like Lance Stroll being the son of billionaire team owner Laurence Stroll, now Nikita Mazepin having a billionaire father willing to invest in Haas: how does sponsorship & money in those privileged situations allow those drivers opportunities to race in F1 versus perhaps others who were ‘more deserving’, for whatever reasons?
– In F1’s history, what are other examples of this happening, and in hindsight did they benefit those teams?
– If F1 teams could go back in time, could you guess which teams would make different decisions based on money & talent?
– In a somewhat related & broader socioeconomic context, how does family upbringing play into F1? Verstappen, Sainz, and now Schumacher (I am too new to know any more examples off the top of my head) – we know that the earlier you start in F1 the better, and I assume these guys were driving by the age of 4 or 5, with every opportunity for advancement in resources, access, and name recognition alone. How does this give them a (huge) leg up in the sport? It’s almost a chicken vs. egg scenario. For example, with someone like Mick Schumacher, how much of “oh he’s a Schumacher, there’s no doubt he will be successful because he will be surrounded by resources, therefore we are going to invest in him.” I am thinking of Malcom Gladwell’s book ‘Outliers’ if you’ve read it, where he talks about Hockey kids being born in Jan/Feb dominating the NHL rosters, partly due to the monthly cutoffs where they were the largest kids of their peers, and therefore got the most attention from their different peewee coaches as they advanced in the sport.
– Contrastingly, are there Family/name scenarios that put(s) adverse pressure on drivers, & restricted their space to blossom into their own identity? And how did/does that translate onto the race track?
– In a more opposite example of Lewis Hamilton, exactly how rare and incredible is his story coming up from ‘humble’ beginnings versus almost all of his competitors? What obstacles did he have to overcome that don’t immediately meet the eye?
– All of these questions cumulate into my biggest set of questions, which is if somehow F1 were able to knock down these barriers and find ways to allow more people a chance to get into F1, how would that change the sport? Or, how would F1 have to change, obviously in a transitory way? What would be step 1, 2, and 3? Have they openly recognized this is a problem, and spoken about ways they plan to fix it?
- October 23, 2020 at 7:39 pm #18107AngSanParticipant
Engine sounds plays a big part in my experience as a F1 fan and since electric engines will be here from now on and if they make any noise it sounds like that obnoxious dentist drill, do you think it’s technically possible for Liberty Media to conceive a system that generate those 1998 V10s wonderful sounds, for example, based on the cars’ rpms and then that could be blasted through speakers for the crowd and for us at home?
- October 23, 2020 at 8:06 pm #18109AlexandreMayetParticipant
The best decision, is my decision!
Well I was thinking about 2 videos:
1: vidéo about Fangio, Farina, Ascari and others of this period with as much accuracy as your modern video, and with a true and honest view. Because most of the videos from other youtubers concerning this period are only saying “this was marvelous”,”he was a legend”, he did an incredible move”… YES, but they were humans fighting for victory, with particular tactics etc…
2: a video about Jean Marie Balestre life (after WW2, because we don’t really want to know if he collaborated or not with the nazis, which in my opinion, may be true).
What do you think? 😉
- October 26, 2020 at 5:27 pm #18137marbleschool16Participant
I think it would be great to make a short video about Lewis’ record. Like i know everyone is celebrating it rn and it might be obvious to make a video about it, but i’m sure you can put a different touch on it, like you usually do.
Also, another topic that sounds interesting is how will Mclaren and Ricciardo do next year with a brand new engine seeing that Renault is really on the rise and Mclaren are kind of stagnant in the last few races, they still have to figure out how they’ll fit the engine on that car. So like is it worth it for Ricc to leave or was it another rushed decision. What do you think?
Great content, keep it up mate.
- October 30, 2020 at 7:32 am #18151wahlmatParticipant
As a F1 rookie, this being the first year I follow it. I still wonder WHEN can DRS be used, since it isn’t every time they’re in the zone?
Also track limits, curbs, green pavement etc, what’s ok to go over or not. Also pit strategies, since apparently it can make a big difference who pits first etc.
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