HighLine wrote: »
It was a fantastic lap and was delighted to see him get on the podium but I don't like to hear a driver being coached around a lap.
2011 wrote: »
I think you will find that the majority of F1 fans will disagree with you.
chicorytip wrote: »
The penalising of Hamilton was harsh, I thought. It was a rash move by Albon. Horner's claim that he "had got the job done" when the collision occurred is ludicrous. The Red Bull was less than half a car length ahead at that point and Lewis did nothing more than defend his position. A more experienced driver than Albon would have bided his time and waited for a clearer opportunity to overtake particularly as it appeared the Red Bull was the faster car at that stage of the race.
Joeface wrote: »
it was a little bit too much coaching , dulls the Lando Podium a tiny bit . I get the driver has to choose the racing line , but been instructed to one push of the overtake out certain corners and then 5secs for the next that is a little bit far. I am sure its on the radio all the time for drives but dulls it bi t. Still agreat drive and Nice podium steal as I think Charles had just got the fastest lap right a head of Lando robbing it back .
Strawberry Milkshake wrote: »
I don’t like the coaching either. All teams do it though, right?
I get the radio chat if you’ve got an issue and they tell you to change some settings but all drivers should have to use their own intuition and ability for everything else.
quokula wrote: »
I don't really agree with that. Throttle, brake, steering, gears - these are the inputs a driver should be the master of. Pressing buttons on the steering wheel to define how long you spend in different engine modes, that depends entirely on the state of the engine and how much it needs to be preserved, which is driven by the team. Every driver on the grid is being told when, and how much energy they have available to use all the time.
Personally I'd rather ditch all that entirely and go back to proper racing engines, but too much money has been invested in these hybrids for them to ever countenance going back to something better suited to great racing.
In all, Formula 1 considers there are six separate elements powering the cars racing during Grand Prix races: the engine, the turbocharger, the MGU-K, the MGU-H, the Energy Store and the control electronics.
Each of the drivers is entitled to using only four of each of these systems per season. Using more than four of any one component during a race will lead to the driver being penalized on the grid from five to ten places.
Drivers are capable of switching to different power unit settings or dictate how much energy ERS recovers through steering wheel controls.
Having ERS allows the driver to either go for a very fast lap time by going full power or saving energy to overtake at critical points while giving up on setting record lap times.
Rodney Bathgate wrote: »
Early on Hamilton asked where he was losing time to Bottas, the engineer mentioned 2 corners, so Hamilton was also being coached, in this case Hamilton asking for the coaching.
naughto wrote: »
Low fuel loads would definitely help
Top Dog wrote: »
Saw somewhere last night that Landos fastest lap was identical to the fastest lap in 2019 done by Max - to the thousandth! :eek::cool:
Mike3287 wrote: »
A 2 second a lap difference between lap 66 and 71 suggests car was coasting along?
They are babying those cars so much?
LollipopJimmy wrote: »
Also burning a lot of fuel, the three safety car stints would have given the excess. Plus driving on the ragged edge for a few laps is one thing but over a prolonged period you will crash.
quokula wrote: »
And this is what separated the good from the great. See Hungary 1998 for a perfect example. There's no such thing as a driver who needs to be capable of driving on the ragged edge for a prolonged period anymore because the cars can't do that.
BikeRacer wrote: »
And to think if only Bottas thought to ask this to his race engineer every race about Hamilton, he might have 3 world championships by now.
quokula wrote: »
Funny you should bring this up, because a few years ago Sky kept playing up that Nico Rosberg was doing just that. In light of general negative reaction to this from fans, the FIA banned driver coaching over the radio. It quickly turned out that it was Lewis who suffered badly without the coaching though, and he could barely drive his car in Baku because he didn't know how to put it in the correct mode, so they scrapped the ban straight after.
Horner added, "We need to address this issue at the next strategy group meeting and modify the rule. "I understand what the FIA wanted to achieve with driver coaching, but in the case of technical problems, we must be able to support the drivers."
namloc1980 wrote: »