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It's crazy to me that every little thing, like weight distribution, is regulated. Where is the ability to push the envelope? Where is the engineering creativity in that? It's supposed to be a state of the art series.

The other extreme, however, is a spec series like current Indycar where we're all using the same chassis and aero bits. There's some ability to tune aero with wing angles and Gurney flaps...suspension with spring rates / stagger / bars / shocks...and one of two standard engines....but still...
Here is the rule regarding static weight distribution from the FIA:

ARTICLE 4 : WEIGHT
4.1 Minimum weight : The weight of the car, without fuel, must not be less than 743kg at all times during the Event. If, when required for checking, a car is not already fitted with dry-weather tyres, it will be weighed on a set of dry-weather tyres selected by the FIA technical delegate.
4.2 Weight distribution :
The weight applied on the front and rear wheels must not be less than the weight specified in Article 4.1 factored by 0.455 and 0.535 respectively at all times during the qualifying practice session. Rounding will be to nearest 0.5kg. If, when required for checking, a car is not already fitted with dry-weather tyres, it will be weighed on a set of dry-weather tyres selected by the FIA technical delegate.



Weight distribution is only in place for qualifying. In FP1 & FP2, the teams are doing long runs on heavy fuel and aero tests, but in FP3, they typically are honing the quali setup on very low fuel. As I read this, this latter session is "the qualifying practice session" underlined above, and the FIA are effectively keeping the engineers from making certain changes in weight distribution during the three quali sessions. Of course, the cars are in parc ferme conditions, so I could be mistaken.


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The Alfa Romeo engineers were announced a year ago when the sponsorship of Sauber by Alfa first started. Not this year with the full name change. The engineers were supposed to be on the team to help out with the engine tuning and other things. I don't have a reference as this was a year ago.
I dunno, but last year I saw a Ferrari engineer in the Haas pits attending to the engine. I would assume Ferrari would have a similar interest in the Sauber.

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In looking at the F1 Sporting Regulations today, I was reminded of the penalty points arrayed against drivers. These roll forward to a maximum of 12, at which point a driver is suspended from participation in a future GP.

The problem is that I cannot find the current penalty points Lewis, Sebastian, Max, et. al. have amassed as this season gets underway. With all the shananigans in 2018, this just might be something to keep in mind as the current season gets underway.

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***? AAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I thought the Force Pointing India Racing livery was horrid.

What were they thinking? Surely this is a April Fool's or VD joke....please?

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That Alfa livery is just camo, note the hearts for valentine day

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Let's look at the Alfa graphics design from another angle -

From a distance it just looks maroon.
It has a cool texture.
I like the old school clover leaf incorporated.
It is a simple design with one big Alfa logo - unlike others covered with words and random stripes and fades.
It's clean and modern.
The little logos remind me of high end (and VERY traditional Italian) bicycle logos of Colnago and Da Rosa, which have, respectively, little clovers and hearts all over them.

(I'm also seeing there's some kind of double intake above the roll hoop....?)
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* It could also just be a valentines day prank. Do they even have valentines day in Europe?

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The McLaren..... same old same old

They all look like train cars or a city bus.

Oh hey! No dorsal fin here?

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I'm with Mike. Unfortunately the paint scheme is real, but I think it looks ugly and won't show very well on TV.

https://racer.com/2019/02/14/radical...for-shakedown/

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***? AAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I thought the Force Pointing India Racing livery was horrid.

What were they thinking? Surely this is a April Fool's or VD joke....please?

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Raikkonen: 'The car felt good' after successful Alfa Romeo shakedown


https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...wlo53rcz-k-SR8

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It's temporary.....

"Alfa Romeo caused a stir when they revealed a one-off 'love' livery for the shakedown on Valentine’s Day,..."

I want to know more about how it drives!

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I had no idea that Hallmark had infected Europe with VD. I thought that ridiculous "holiday"/Hallmark cash cow was confined to us more gullible people in the US.

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^^ Me too...


Here's the F Car!

(Remember when there was just a little FIAT and an AGIP logo?)

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Yep, the 'branding' on the Ferrari is getting/gotten ridiculous! But as they say: "Money talks".....

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