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Lewis Hamilton heeft medelijden met Formule 1-fans

  • Gepubliceerd op 08 okt 2013 11:41
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  • Door: Rob Veenstra
Red Bull Racing-coureur Sebastian Vettel heeft de Formule 1 stevig in zijn greep. Van enige spanning in de titelstrijd is geen sprake en de laatste tijd rijgt de Duitser met veel overmacht de zeges aaneen. Mercedes-rijder Lewis Hamilton voelt met de Formule 1-fans mee.

De overheersing van Vettel herinnert hem aan die andere succesvolle Duitser, Michael Schumacher. Hamilton: "Sebastian heeft de titel al op zak, of hij moet nu beslissen om de resterende races te laten schieten. Maar zelfs dan wordt hij waarschijnlijk kampioen. Ik heb medelijden met de fans, want ik weet nog goed hoe het was in de periode dat Michael Schumacher alles won."

"Ik herinner me dat ik 's ochtends de wekker zette om de start van de race mee te pikken en daarna kroop ik terug in bed. Dan zorgde ik dat ik weer wakker was om het einde te zien, want ik wist toch al dat er in de tussentijd weinig tot niets zou gebeuren. Ik geloof dat veel mensen dat nu ook doen."

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  • Zullen ze sponsoren blij mee zijn als hij dit verteld ;)

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 11:54
  • lars75

    Posts: 8.908

    Hoeft niet Lewis!

    Ik heb medelijden met jou dat het niet gelukt is met jouw Nicole!

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 11:57
    • Regel jij haar toch gewoon even....

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 12:04
    • Gard

      Posts: 863

      Lars wat een ontzettend flauwe opmerking.

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 16:36
    • BeeDeePee

      Posts: 462

      Ik denk! dat Lewis meer medelijden met jou zal hebben, aangezien het Lewis is met de mooie auto\'s / mooie vrouwen / dik salaris / vliegtuigen ...

      Morgenvroeg weer op en naar je baas Lars om aan het eind van de maand je salaris van 1600 euro op de bank te ontvangen.

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 21:33
  • Bertus_F1

    Posts: 178

    De Hamiltonhaters kunnen hem weer Bashen.

    Maar op Twitter heeft Hamilton al gezegd dat hij verkeerd is begrepen!

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 12:01
    • Hedgehog

      Posts: 104

      Dat heeft Hamilton wel vaak de laatste tijd. Uitspraken over Andy Murray moest Hamilton ook corrigeren.

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 14:42
    • Bertus_F1

      Posts: 178

      Heb jij de 4 tweets van vanochtend gezien dan?

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 21:37
  • Eacte kopie van een aantal dagen geleden???

    Zo kan ik de site ook vol krijgen :)

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 12:04
  • winti

    Posts: 1.348

    www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/24386679

    Gary Anderson column: Nothing dodgy about Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel\'s dominant performance in Singapore two weeks ago has got tongues wagging in Formula 1.

    Vettel\'s Red Bull was more than two seconds a lap faster than his closest challenger on his way to victory.

    There is a lot of chat about why he was able to pull away so quickly in the period after the safety car came in - when he built an advantage of 20 seconds in nine laps.
    People think that\'s too much, and that there must be something dodgy going on. But, as usual, they aren\'t looking at the facts.

    Who has questioned Vettel\'s speed?
    Former F1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi started speculation with comments after watching from trackside in Singapore.
    Minardi said Vettel was able to accelerate much earlier than all his rivals, including team-mate Mark Webber, and that his Red Bull\'s Renault engine was making a \"sound similar to the sound made by the engine when the traction control system was used in previous seasons\".

    Traction control, which maximises acceleration by preventing the rear wheels spinning, has been banned from F1 since 2009.

    If you go back to basics, Vettel has proved time and again in the last few years to be exceptional at the start of grands prix. He regularly pulls out well over a second on the first lap. His feel for the car is obviously very good.

    So, let\'s go back to Singapore. The field is behind the safety car. Vettel has not stopped for tyres so he knows the car and tyres he has under him.

    Behind him, in second place, Nico Rosberg was in the same position on strategy, but he had bits of discarded tyre rubber lodged in the front wing of his Mercedes. Rosberg said in Korea on Thursday that his engineers had worked out that this cost him downforce worth 1.7 seconds a lap.

    So for Vettel to pull away from Rosberg at just over two seconds a lap is nothing exceptional in the circumstances, especially given that the Red Bull has proved to be, in terms of consistency from race to race, the fastest car this season.

    Everything was in place for him to exploit his best characteristic - speed early in a race. So anyone who says that\'s to do with traction control is talking out of the top of their head.

    It\'s not possible to have traction control in F1 at the moment. There is a standard electronic control unit provided to all the teams.

    There are lots of things teams can do to manage the engine performance, and the driver still has to drive the car and get the best out of it. It\'s up to the other teams to do this as effectively as Red Bull.

    What gives Red Bull their edge?

    Now we\'re straying into another area where Vettel is exceptional.

    All the teams are trying to exploit the exhaust gases to improve rear downforce, by directing them in places that are most aerodynamically advantageous.

    But the exhaust only gives downforce when the driver is on the throttle. And Vettel commits to the throttle earlier than anyone else.

    Of course, he can do that because the Red Bull and its Renault engine characteristics make better use of the exhaust gases than other teams - perhaps by as much as 50%.

    But it is Vettel who has given the input to Red Bull\'s engineers - and especially their chief technical officer Adrian Newey - to enable them to create the car in the way he uses it.
    So, if he says he loses the rear if he goes on the throttle earlier, Newey will go away and try to find a solution.

    Vettel is contributing to the design of the car going in a certain direction and when he is given extra performance, he uses it.

    Look at the history of the last three seasons.
    In 2011, when exhaust-blowing was at its peak, Vettel dominated his team-mate Mark Webber.
    In early 2012, when restrictions were brought in and Red Bull had not got a lot of blowing effect, Webber was beating Vettel.
    Then, when they found a way to make exhaust-blowing effective again, Vettel got on a roll and went on to win the world championship.

    This year, exhaust-blowing is more effective than it was last year. Red Bull manage it better than anyone else, and Vettel is beating Webber again.

    So he uses the car with the exhaust-blown diffuser well. And Webber doesn\'t use it as well, because he drives in a more conventional way.

    How does exhaust blowing work?

    The exhaust-blown diffuser works because of something called the \"Coanda effect\", which dictates that gases will stay attached to a surface they are directed along.

    Red Bull, Lotus and Sauber are the only teams who have their rear bodywork designed in such a way as to guide the exhaust gases all the way down to the area they want them - and Sauber have only done it in the last couple of races.

    All the other teams have them shooting across a gap, which is always going to be less precise.

    The exhaust-blown diffuser is most effective on the exit of 80-100km/h corners where, if he stands on the throttle, the driver gets lots of extra downforce relative to the level of downforce the car already has. It becomes increasingly less effective the faster the car goes.

    So a track like Singapore, where most of the corners are in that speed range, would be where it is most effective.

    As far as I can see, Vettel is the only person who drives in a fashion aimed at using this to best effect. The rest have it on their cars but have not adapted their driving style to use it as well as possible.

    Vettel buys into the fact that it will give him more rear grip if he nails the throttle, so he does that, and off he goes.

    Of course, the only driver with whom there is a direct comparison with Vettel is Webber. It\'s almost certainly the case that other drivers - such as Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso - could not drive in that way because the exhaust effect on their cars is not as great. They may well be able to drive the Red Bull in the way Vettel does if they were in it.

    However, you have to ask why Red Bull\'s exhaust effect is so much better than on the Mercedes and Ferrari.

    I\'m not sure Hamilton has it in him to understand the concept of the car, how it works and then go out there and exploit it to the maximum.

    You see Alonso trying to lead the team. Is that because the team needs to be lead, or because that is the way he is?

    Vettel, by contrast, is a young guy with a huge amount of faith in Newey, quite rightly. If he\'s told: \"This is the way the car works, you need to find a way of using it\", I think he would go out and dig deep to try to do so.

    The drivers all have very similar levels of talent, but certain things make some stand out from others.

    You can make a list of negatives for all the drivers, but Vettel arguably has fewer than anybody.

    It seems to me that Vettel comes back every year and adapts himself to whatever is needed, and he does whatever work he has to do with the team to get the best out of his situation.

    He and Red Bull are in the position they are because that\'s where they deserve to be.

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 12:04
    • Eerst zegt die Gary dat:
      \"In 2011, when exhaust-blowing was at its peak, Vettel dominated his team-mate Mark Webber.
      In early 2012, when restrictions were brought in and Red Bull had not got a lot of blowing effect, Webber was beating Vettel.
      Then, when they found a way to make exhaust-blowing effective again, Vettel got on a roll and went on to win the world championship.\"

      Dit geeft aan dat Vettel eigenlijk alleen snel is met een blown diffuser..
      vervolgens zegt die zelfde Gary:
      \"You can make a list of negatives for all the drivers, but Vettel arguably has fewer than anybody.

      It seems to me that Vettel comes back every year and adapts himself to whatever is needed, and he does whatever work he has to do with the team to get the best out of his situation. \"

      Dat klopt dus niet, want als er geen blown diffuser is, zoals hij zelf al zei in begin 2012.. dan is Webber sneller..

      Maargoed..

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 14:46
    • Sparrow

      Posts: 3.592

      Schijnt ook te maken te hebben met het zogenaamde \'vlinder\' moment in de bocht (o.i.d.). Dat heeft Vettel zeer goed onder controlle en dat werkt alleen met een goed werkende blown diff. aangezien het te maken heeft met tussentijds gas geven en daardoor de diff. van uitlaatgassen voorziet en dus zo eerder op het gas te kunnen de bocht uit. Zonder blown diff. valt dat voordeel weg bij Vettel en is ie wellicht z\'n \'edge\' kwijt.

      Ben erg benieuwd wat Newey volgend jaar weet te verzinnen met de enkele en hoger geplaatste uitlaat...

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 17:14
    • Hoe verklaar je dan dat ie op snelheid eigenlijk nauwelijks wat te vrezen had van Webber in zowel 2009 als 2010?

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 22:06
  • Mm waar las ik dit bericht gister?

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 12:09
    • Tifoso

      Posts: 2.882

      Was een reactie van iemand in een artikel, kwam volens mij niet van F1today zelf.

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      • 8 okt 2013 - 12:22
  • louc_

    Posts: 2.282

    Go seb nog meer van dat.

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    • 8 okt 2013 - 12:43

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