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Mike Becnel
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Mike Becnel


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Location : Sugar Land, TX, USA
Registration date : 2012-06-24

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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 13:49

They did it because it works and it helps identify with a driver in my opinion. Works for Nascar nicely. I am sure you all know who #3 was. That is strong driver identity tied to the car and even the brand in his case. Now if they switch every season it is going to get old quick.

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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 14:17

Except in NASCAR, the number is tied to the team, not the driver. Like it was before 1996 in F1.

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Alberto Ibañez
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Alberto Ibañez


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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 14:25

Yes, and IIRC as it also was in CART  Smile 


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Mike Becnel
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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 14:47

JP Campmajo wrote:
Except in NASCAR, the number is tied to the team, not the driver. Like it was before 1996 in F1.

It varies but that is mostly the case. I suspect what we will see is about as close as F1 can get to Nascar's method.

Are the car numbers bigger on the cars this year? Every time I have been to a modern F1 race car number was pretty much useless. I ID'd the cars by helmet or color of some parts differing.

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Matthew Allington
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Matthew Allington


Number of posts : 263
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Location : England
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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 17:48

They will be 'more visible'.
Just how much I have no idea.
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Jens Kraft
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Registration date : 2010-01-31

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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 18:42

Formula 1 was great because you had a pair of cars on every team. all distinguishing nicely by the paint scheme, but similiar amongst each other. the second driver, per rule, had some neon parts painted. i dont know excactly how but i read the 79pages of rules, techn regulations.

in nascar u have a unique car for each driver, so i dont know who is in what team. in addition, why is tehre a 77 or 112 or 009 in a 43 car field?

and where do they come from? from the back? no.21? or world champion, no. 1 ?

if u like u could also distinguish the drivers by their helmet or driving style.

remembering a monoposto with huge dwonforce coming towards me from 500m distance, how in hell should there a number as big as a nascar door on a tiny nose where u see the airboix, helmet, nose under a flat angle, tires amd only can read on the rear wing...

in addition:

oh hell now "my driver has the number X".

but if i dont like the number?
if another driver wants it?

either use the old numbers or no numbers.

but putting big numbers on the cars destroys the elegance. the greenish silver on the merc was superb. now imagine u put there a big bnumber into the PETRONAS. (well i dont like sponsors either way, but what u wanna do?)

and waht is the use of it if theyll end uop in the invisible size?

i dont need numbers to know who is driving, if u watch tv u sometimes can. super focus super zoom in.

but whatever. some like it and some not.
experimental f1.
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Jens Kraft
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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 18:44

reading this i find, since we can see football situations from any angle in 3D anyways, why not make the rFactor like hovering names when u press TAB ?

and make it able to be switched off like selecting the language. kind of as an overlay.
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Matthew Allington
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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 22:30

(See below... Embarassed )


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Matthew Allington
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PostSubject: Re: 2014 F1 driver numbers   2014 F1 driver numbers - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 14 Jan - 22:33

Matthew Allington wrote:
They never said the numbers were gonna be NASCAR massive - I can imagine them being like they are in MotoGP i.e. being a tad bigger and positioned on a prominent place on the nose. May also have smaller numbers in a clear place on the rear wing endplates, kinda like McLaren's from 2009-2012 Razz
*Silly me - meant to edit, not quote! Embarassed
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