TPF F1 Podcast #668 The Neighbor of the Beast

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Join Grace and me as we discuss the Belgian GP investigation, Mercedes all-in with F1, the Haas F1 car and much more.

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If 3 teams are fighting for the top, that means 6 cars have the potential to win. That’s 30% of the grid. So yea, I’m okay with that. Sure I’d like to see more teams battling at the sharp point, but realistically, that’s never been F1 racing because they never use identical machinery as they do in other racing series. Inherently there’ll always be winners and losers in the tech battle, and though you can try to make some pseudo battles with tire compounds, DRS, refueling, etc, in the end one or two teams will get it right, and the… Read more »

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If only 30% of a full grid is capable of winning a race, what’s the point of competition for the remaining 70%? No, I’m not okay with that. Because, at some point, that thought may permeate to the lesser teams to the point where they may look elsewhere for greener pastures.

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But then the only way to ensure that any team on the grid can win any given race is to give them identical machinery. Would F1 fans really be okay with that though? I find the tech race to be an interesting component of it, personally. though I agree that the current car is much too complicated.

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Turn your phone off please. Fuck!

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