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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2017, 09:09:22 AM »
Well I picked Abt for the second race.

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2017, 06:42:11 AM »
An unbeatable achievement.

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2018, 04:34:44 AM »
Just to have my picks in one place.

Hong Kong 1 - Prost
Hong Kong 2 - Di Grassi
Morocco - Rosenqvist
Chile - Heidfeld
Mexico - Buemi
Uruguay - Vergne
Italy - Bird
France - Lotterer
Germany - Piquet or Abt
Switzerland - Lynn
U.S. - Evans
U.S. - Mortara
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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2018, 02:00:57 AM »
Hey, Rosenqvist for Morocco paid off. Lovely. Leading the championship too.
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« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2018, 01:41:29 AM »
... and a quality decision on my part to copy your pick.

The race after Mexico will be in Uruguay.

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2018, 02:07:05 AM »
... and a quality decision on my part to copy your pick.

The race after Mexico will be in Uruguay.

U R GAY. hahahahahahahahahahahah.
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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2018, 11:19:49 AM »
I forgot about my own mini-championship. In such a short season, that probably kills my chances.

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2018, 07:20:11 AM »
That and the Abt disaster.

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2018, 05:31:41 AM »
First images of 2nd generation Formula E car - to be used from 2018-19 season:







I like it.  More pics and a bit of blurb right here: https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2018/01/30/formula-e-reveals-new-car-for-2018-19-season/

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2018, 06:52:43 AM »
And what a looker it is. It's like our 90s sci-fi supercars coming to life.
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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2018, 01:23:41 AM »
Yep, it is rather tasty.  Wonder when we'll get pics of the real deal rather than just renders?  Sometime after this FE season is finished, one assumes.

Lucas di Grassi speculating on potential top speed of new car (over 300km/h) and highlighting need to redesign tracks to utilise said speed boost: https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/134156/new-fe-car-capable-of-more-than-300kmh

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2018, 01:43:36 AM »
Quite. These narrow small street circuits could not hold an F1 car but there is definitely a need, as FE develops, to move more toward larger street circuits with wider tracks. Not to mention improve grip, those cars look stupid with street tyres. I wish FE would go for proper slicks.
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« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2018, 01:57:21 AM »
I'm sure it's an efficiency thing.  Mind you, most of the tyre is covered in the new cars anyway.

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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2018, 07:06:00 AM »
Yes, but that does not affect grip much. It makes the cars more durable, perhaps, which helps since they frequently crash.
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Re: Formula E (Electric Dreams)
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2018, 04:35:35 AM »
Think we're talking at cross purposes... I just meant that you can't really see much of the tread on the next-gen cars so 'looking stupid with street tyres' not such an issue - and I just think slicks (or a grippier compound) would be too much of an efficiency killer for FE right now.  Perhaps slicks will be okay for the generation of machines that come after this next lot.