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F1 (2020/21/22) 2023 Season

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Very clever interpreting of the rulebook from Mercedes. Apparently they discussed this with the FIA long before today's testing. I'm surprised the FIA didn't close the loophole.

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derass wrote: Very clever interpreting of the rulebook from Mercedes. Apparently they discussed this with the FIA long before today's testing. I'm surprised the FIA didn't close the loophole.

Why would this be a "loophole"?
So much of the cars can be manipulated now (in car as well as by engineers in the pits), why is the wheel geometry not manipulative as well? Mercedes was just the first to implement what all engineers have known.
I can assure you that the others are trying to figure out how to do it too :)
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Mercedes steering device to be banned by FIA from 2021 https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51584557

"The innovative steering system introduced by Mercedes for this season will be banned from 2021.

Mercedes have been cleared to use the system for 2020 and technical director James Allison hopes it will "bring an advantage during the season".

But the rules are changing for 2021 in such a manner that the system would not be legal under the new regulations.

Michael Masi, race director of governing body the FIA, confirmed the rule change on Friday."

It's doubtful that teams who have not had any development with this will bother to spend the money for 1 season, if they even could catch up at this point. Ferrari must be wishing they still had their spies!

Edit: Looks like the other teams have a "wait & see" attitude; it it gives an advantage, they'll go for it.

"Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer said: "If it is a huge effort for little benefit probably (we will) not (go for it) because of limited resource, but if it is a small effort for a big benefit, then probably yes."

Speaking of Otmar, Netflix's Drive to Survive Season 2 airs starting the 28th!
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smacd wrote: Mercedes steering device to be banned by FIA from 2021 https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51584557

"The innovative steering system introduced by Mercedes for this season will be banned from 2021.

Mercedes have been cleared to use the system for 2020 and technical director James Allison hopes it will "bring an advantage during the season".

But the rules are changing for 2021 in such a manner that the system would not be legal under the new regulations.

Michael Masi, race director of governing body the FIA, confirmed the rule change on Friday."

It's doubtful that teams who have not had any development with this will bother to spend the money for 1 season, if they even could catch up at this point. Ferrari must be wishing they still had their spies!

Edit: Looks like the other teams have a "wait & see" attitude; it it gives an advantage, they'll go for it.

"Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer said: "If it is a huge effort for little benefit probably (we will) not (go for it) because of limited resource, but if it is a small effort for a big benefit, then probably yes."

Speaking of Otmar, Netflix's Drive to Survive Season 2 airs starting the 28th!
I wonder if pressure form all the other teams made the FIA make this ruling?
Wouldn't be a coup if this allows Mercedes to run away with the championship and it would be pretty hard to wash the eggs off the faces of the rule makers LOL
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Pete_Coach wrote: I wonder if pressure form all the other teams made the FIA make this ruling?
Wouldn't be a coup if this allows Mercedes to run away with the championship and it would be pretty hard to wash the eggs off the faces of the rule makers LOL
Ferrari basically said they could not implement DAS until mid season. Everyone is scrambling to find out a way.
yow2kvil wrote: Their website says only 1 stream at a time per account.
Well with archive streams, I had 3 streams going on 3 devices, 2 different ISP IPs and 1 account. Didn't try anything live and testing is too early in the morning.
yow2kvil wrote: Only Android, iOS, web browsers and Roku devices are supported. No Android TV, Firestick or Apple TV for now.
I have Android TV and I tried 3 different way to watch on big screen, in term of quality:

1. Screen mirror from Android phone - 8/10

2. Chromecast from Chrome browser on Surface Tablet - 7/10

3. Puffin browser on Android TV - 9/10

The only down side is, 1 and 2 give out better interface to flip thru the cameras and 3 seems to be unstable at parts. Friend told me to try Chromcast from Brave browser instead of Chrome and it seems to provide better quality.
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Pete_Coach wrote: I wonder if pressure form all the other teams made the FIA make this ruling?
Wouldn't be a coup if this allows Mercedes to run away with the championship and it would be pretty hard to wash the eggs off the faces of the rule makers LOL
Probably, especially if the end result is tires that don't overheat and fall off the cliff. It would be nice to have the teams not have to nurse them so much. Interesting that Mercedes are definitely following the rules as they are currently written, though.
"This is allowed under the 2020 rules because the relevant clause says only: "The front wheels are adjusted solely by the steering and under the full control of the driver."

But the 2021 rules contain a clause which says: "The alignment of the front wheels must only take place through a constant function of a rotational movement of a single steering wheel."
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Pete_Coach wrote: I wonder if pressure form all the other teams made the FIA make this ruling?
Wouldn't be a coup if this allows Mercedes to run away with the championship and it would be pretty hard to wash the eggs off the faces of the rule makers LOL
Apparently the rule for 2021 that would make it illegal was written before preseason testing started.... Also it is not entirely clear if it is legal or not for 2020. It will all depend on whether it is deemed to be a part of the steering system or part of the suspension system, in the eyes of F1. All this is according to Ted, Johnny and Rachel from Sky Sports...

Of course we can rely on the FIA to have a fair, just and impartial ruling LOL.
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bomber17 wrote: Just ordered TV Pro. Got charged $79.99 CAD.
I wish I could buy it.... For some reason I can not register on the F1 site to buy it. No need yet though as I was able to catch a bit of testing on Sky F1 live before work.

Ok scratch that it worked finally. Too bad Canada is excluded from the 25% off Earlybird special... that ends on Feb. 28th
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Canuck2fan wrote: I wish I could buy it.... For some reason I can not register on the F1 site to buy it. No need yet though as I was able to catch a bit of testing on Sky F1 live before work.

Ok scratch that it worked finally. Too bad Canada is excluded from the 25% off Earlybird special... that ends on Feb. 28th
I bought it thru the F1 TV app from Play Store as in app purchase.
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2020 will be the best to watch in a very long long time. There is a lot of new talent just itching to grab a podium. Rooting for Orange.
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Canuck2fan wrote: I wish I could buy it.... For some reason I can not register on the F1 site to buy it. No need yet though as I was able to catch a bit of testing on Sky F1 live before work.

Ok scratch that it worked finally. Too bad Canada is excluded from the 25% off Earlybird special... that ends on Feb. 28th
I was able to apply the discount came to $59. If more the one person can watch at a time, I wouldnt mind sharing my account.
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Seems like Early bird code is working for Canada now


just did it with the code

Voucher code:
F1TV_Earlybird_Annual_2020_CAD
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MitSLo wrote: Seems like Early bird code is working for Canada now


just did it with the code

Voucher code:
F1TV_Earlybird_Annual_2020_CAD
I just tried no go for me

I tried your posted code and this one EARLYBIRD25
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Allaboutthedeals wrote: I just tried no go for me

I tried your posted code and this one EARLYBIRD25
I just tired the EARLYBIRD25 and this time it work. I logged out 3 time then it work.
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60 dollars? Sold. Code worked for me.

Pretty cool features, lots of data, just getting a hang of it and it seems awesome.
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mapleleafs92 wrote: 60 dollars? Sold. Code worked for me.

Pretty cool features, lots of data, just getting a hang of it and it seems awesome.
It seems like a good deal: ~ $3 per race.
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mapleleafs92 wrote: 60 dollars? Sold. Code worked for me.

Pretty cool features, lots of data, just getting a hang of it and it seems awesome.
What's the quality on the big screen in comparison to broadcast tv? Is the audio 5.1? Once the races have happened, you can watch on demand, right. Lastly, is it the same Sky feed/announcers? TIA.

I'd pay $60/season just to get rid of the TSN commercials.
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smacd wrote: What's the quality on the big screen in comparison to broadcast tv? Is the audio 5.1? Once the races have happened, you can watch on demand, right. Lastly, is it the same Sky feed/announcers? TIA.

I'd pay $60/season just to get rid of the TSN commercials.
Good questions. Pity they're not offering a free trial Face With Tears Of Joy
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Been waiting for the earlybird coupon to kick in, signed up and it's been great. Can't recommend it more.

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