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Re: Formula E 2017-18 Season

Post by MonteCristo » 8 months ago

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It seems I'm the only one that follows formula E here
The tracks kill it for me.
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The tracks kill it for me.
Also a big factor. Street circuits with no real imagination. Just road with catch fences right next to it.
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Post by MonteCristo » 8 months ago

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MonteCristo wrote:
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The tracks kill it for me.
Also a big factor. Street circuits with no real imagination. Just road with catch fences right next to it.
And always seem to be made to be as narrow as possible.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

They have started testing the new 'GEN2' Formula E car that will be in use for 2018/19 series starting in December this year. Testing is being held now at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain. I still think they look more like Sports Cars than open wheelers.

Vandoorne is having a busy week.... testing for two days in FE at Valencia before heading off to Austin for McLaren duties. (top pic below)

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Post by John » 5 months ago

MonteCristo wrote:
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LaraCroft2016 wrote:
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It seems I'm the only one that follows formula E here
The tracks kill it for me.
Also the fact that the tracks have to be flat, since the cars can't handle uphill slopes kind of turns me off... That and the fan-boost.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 months ago

At least the new cars will allow them to do a complete race without having to stop mid race for a car change. That used to shit me.

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Post by MonteCristo » 5 months ago

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I still think they look more like Sports Cars than open wheelers.
As a result they look better with the halo than 'true' openwheelers, IMO.
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Post by John » 5 months ago

Yes, they kind of look like a shrunk LMP2-car-
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Post by Ian-S » 5 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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At least the new cars will allow them to do a complete race without having to stop mid race for a car change. That used to shit me.
That was probably the best thing the series had going for it, aside from the horseshit carbon credit con job of claiming to be Carbon nuteral, the unique pit stops were the only thing that interested me.

I wonder how many carbon credits they had to buy so that the disposal of the old batteries, cars and motors etc. wasn't counted as pollution?
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Post by John » 5 months ago

Ian-S wrote:
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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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At least the new cars will allow them to do a complete race without having to stop mid race for a car change. That used to shit me.
That was probably the best thing the series had going for it, aside from the horseshit carbon credit con job of claiming to be Carbon nuteral, the unique pit stops were the only thing that interested me.

I wonder how many carbon credits they had to buy so that the disposal of the old batteries, cars and motors etc. wasn't counted as pollution?
Yes, what's the body count of Congolese children working in cobalt mines up to these days? Ah who cares anyway, as long as can sell these cars...
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Post by kals » 3 months ago

First race of the new season today, thought the racing was very good. I won’t give anything away but it’s worth a watch. I also need to watch the Jaguar eTrophy as well.

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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

how was it worth a watch? I thought it was terrible. the lack of post prior to yours proves my point.

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kals wrote:
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First race of the new season today, thought the racing was very good. I won’t give anything away but it’s worth a watch. I also need to watch the Jaguar eTrophy as well.
I watched the race too, which was very entertaining. Pity of Massa's penalty. He did some good moves.
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Post by kals » 3 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
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kals wrote:
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First race of the new season today, thought the racing was very good. I won’t give anything away but it’s worth a watch. I also need to watch the Jaguar eTrophy as well.
I watched the race too, which was very entertaining. Pity of Massa's penalty. He did some good moves.
Yes indeed. Shame for all the penalties, which the commentators were blaming on the lack of practice today. The course was also surprisingly good.

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Post by John » 3 months ago

From what I managed to see, the racing was good, very good even. The cars were able to follow each other through the corners easily, the cars looks good, a decent batch of drivers at that.

My dislike for FE is diminishing.
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Post by Michkov » 3 months ago

FP1 was partially rained out, so that's worth a watch :)

The track is a bit more conventional then the usual hairpin infested tracks FE tends to run on and made for good racing.

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