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post #121 of 334 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 12:54 PM
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My 77 Alfetta came with beautiful 14" Turbino rims...I used 185/70 series tires. Perfect for track and street.
Another example of how memory fades. Those tires were never perfect for track, and just OK for the road even in 77! Today: forget it!

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Another example of how memory fades. Those tires were never perfect for track, and just OK for the road even in 77! Today: forget it!

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The Pirelli CN 36 in 180/70 were great. In fact they are making them again but using modern compounds. If I pick up a vintage Alfa again that is what I will put on them.
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Just read the article posted a few posts back. This is all they say about keeping 13" wheels.

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Hembery said the cost of developing a car for low-profile tyres, the added weight of the larger rims and the overall look of the tyres are the main reasons the sport is against abandoning the current tyres.
Nothing at all about the sidewall advantage/disadvantage. Maybe there are other articles that have more technical discussions? I'm not particularly impressed with his answer.

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Leclerc in the Sauber 8th in Q3 see how this kid does in a Ferrari next year.

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Another boring race thru a french parking lot.

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Once again, 'Kudos'to Mothers for a commercial-free broadcast!

@ARwrench: I don't know about "boring"...aside from Hamilton going wire-to-wire, I thought a
lot of the 'up-track' racing was pretty entertaining. Kimi's getting to the podium was good for my
RedTeam & Vettel battling thru the field was a good watch!

My only 'quibble': the commentators never stop talking...even to take a deep breath. I really miss
David Hobbs!

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ps-my apologies for the 'BOLD' type-face...I must have hit the wrong button & I don't know how
to correct it.

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A huge sigh of relief...my RedTeam really lucked-out! Congrats to Max on his win.

Great to see Sauber w/BOTH cars in the points...same for Haas & Alonso, too!

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Unlucky for Mercedes, as they usually have good reliability, although they may have stretched the bar a little too much with these new engine improvements (no apparent problems with the aero improvements), but where they do consistently suffer is tactics and strategy, often getting zapped one way or another during the race by better pitting tactics from either Ferrari or Red Bull.

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Leclerc in the Sauber 8th in Q3 see how this kid does in a Ferrari next year.
Would someone explain Ferrari's reasoning in replacing Räikkönen with Leclerc. I understand that Kimi is the oldest driver on the grid, but he has been putting in pretty solid performances lately, including today's 2nd place finish. In many ways, Kimi's consistency backstops Vettel's tendency to alternate between flashes of brilliance and bone-headed moves (like a 3-place grid penalty).

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Hmmm a couple of interesting posts!

First time since Ross Brawn left have I ever heard somebody mention good pit strategy and Ferrari in the same sentence. Must be a joke 🙂.

And then we are questioning the replacement of Kimi, a driver who depending on his mood is either very fast or utterly not interested. How he fluked a WDC still amazes me. Such car control, wasted due to motivation issues like Berger or Amon.
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Would someone explain Ferrari's reasoning in replacing Räikkönen with Leclerc. I understand that Kimi is the oldest driver on the grid, but he has been putting in pretty solid performances lately, including today's 2nd place finish. In many ways, Kimi's consistency backstops Vettel's tendency to alternate between flashes of brilliance and bone-headed moves (like a 3-place grid penalty).


Having been involved with GESTIONE SPORTIVA FERRARI for quite a while there are many asking the same questions. As far as Kimi's motivation ... stick a chassis under his *** that he is happy with....

The older I get.. the faster I was....
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Would someone explain Ferrari's reasoning in replacing Räikkönen with Leclerc.

The deal is not confirmed yet...it's still silly season.

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My prediction is that Daniel Ricciardo will team up with Vettel at Ferrari in 2019 and Leclerc will remain at Sauber-Alfa and assist in its development.

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Hope you are right.

Riciardo should be the number 1 IMO.
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My prediction is that Daniel Ricciardo will team up with Vettel at Ferrari in 2019 and Leclerc will remain at Sauber-Alfa and assist in its development.
I doubt Vettel would ever agree to that. He's a solid #1 at Ferrari and wants to keep it that way. And I don't think Dan'l would be a willing #2 to Vettel again. I also doubt MB will dump Bottas for Ricciardo. So, despite a $20M offer from McLaren, I predict DanyRic will stay with Red Bull.

As to why Ferrari would replace the Kimster with Leclerc, the answer is he's less expensive than Kimi, and he'll be a willing second to Vettel, at least for a while.

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