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    It is imo entirely possible to make a spectacular...

    It is imo entirely possible to make a spectacular electic car (but it would also need some sound yes). Just like it is possible to make totally boring petrol car. (add active suspension, esp and...
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    Currently in most of the world, electric cars do...

    Currently in most of the world, electric cars do no cost the same as petrol ones. I wrote when they actually do. People buy them, for the stated reasons.

    WRC is basically a Europe-centric series...
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    Manufacturers are making, selling and developing...

    Manufacturers are making, selling and developing electric cars right now , sure the total numbers sold worldwide are not exactly huge but the number of models being introduced right now is big. ...
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    For start I will repeat that I don't think any of...

    For start I will repeat that I don't think any of these 5 are a clear number 1 candidate, which is why we are talking about it in the first place.

    Anyway out of these Latvala, Meeke and Evans all...
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    Wrong. When electric cars+fuel cost about the...

    Wrong.
    When electric cars+fuel cost about the same as petrol cars everyone buys them for anything but long range trips.
    - simpler to use (changing gears is gone, service minimalized)
    - no smell...
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    That's the million dollar question... without him...

    That's the million dollar question... without him Toyota seems toothless when it comes to title fight and only drivers that have not proved they can charge for title are available (Latvala, Meeke,...
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    Doesn't shed any light as to why they did it for...

    Doesn't shed any light as to why they did it for Germany. Only possible "hint" is that the "clarifications on measurements", ie. the 3cm overlap had to be done already for Germany.
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    Huh now I don't get it... the stage map on allive...

    Huh now I don't get it... the stage map on allive say finish on right(east) yet the WRC2 cars are driving that way.



    Then it is wrong on the allive map.
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    Cause shakedown doesn't actually "show" on the...

    Cause shakedown doesn't actually "show" on the maps. So what you saw in the morning was them running from right(east) to left(west) but with an overlay of the evening stage.

    (you can check it near...
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    You try to upplay a concern. As you said...

    You try to upplay a concern.

    As you said yourself and as proved by all the recent rally car fires, they can't stop the fire for petrol cars either, unless they stop next to a fire truck like...
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    Just noticed that the stage goes in opposite...

    Just noticed that the stage goes in opposite direction for SD. So it won't be so easy for them after all.
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    Yes I noticed that all the burning Polos (and...

    Yes I noticed that all the burning Polos (and Fabias before that) were easily extinquished.. just like Breen's C3 in Turkey last year.

    Sure I agree that electric race cars should make sound...
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    You mean like this:...

    You mean like this: https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/may-2016/portugal-ss6/page/3543--12-12-.html ? And that wasn't even the fuel igniting, just the hot exhaust.

    Due to the instant-pull and low...
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    Mikkelsen seems to be same place as last year...

    Mikkelsen seems to be same place as last year here and same place as Loeb on Corsica. One of the last WRCs.

    Which brings me to an alternative theory why Loeb is not starting. They did not manage...
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    If it makes no difference for downforce and drag...

    If it makes no difference for downforce and drag then why were they using the position 3cm further back before? It seemingly only has disadvantages otherwise:
    - higher polar moment (more weight...
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    Looks like they are using this on other cars as...

    Looks like they are using this on other cars as well.
    I went back to testing vids from Greece last week and it seems Latvala (at least on first runs) didn't use this but later Tanak used it on all...
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    It's Hyundai front wheels from their...

    It's Hyundai front wheels from their livery-announcement session ;)

    They got them very cheap, no mileage.
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    Lot of interesting stuff to look forward to this...

    Lot of interesting stuff to look forward to this weekend:

    - will Rovanpera be able to fight with Kopecky also here? (Kopecky already started to talk about possible team orders btw)
    - Řstberg...
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    I went back to the vids from Turkey test and it...

    I went back to the vids from Turkey test and it seems the wing is in the new position there as well (I only checked two Tänak vids.).
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    While simple solution (if they don't need to...

    While simple solution (if they don't need to change the shape as was also rumored).

    It is really weird they would do this for Germany when they only have to do it from Turkey. Even if the...
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    I don't. It's entirely possible to have "too...

    I don't.

    It's entirely possible to have "too young" team and it can lead to disaster. C3 with Lefevbre and Breen are perfect example that almost led to Citroen leaving WRC. Both got to full...
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    First time he started consistently fighting for...

    First time he started consistently fighting for win was after Portugal 2017, almost 6 moths after Ogier came.

    2016 with 5-7. places and multiple crashes is not exactly the same. Neither is first...
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    Neuville had enough crashes/i consistency even...

    Neuville had enough crashes/i consistency even with Ogier in Fiesta. Maybe even more cause he had an advantage on start of the year and was too nervous as a result of that leading to Monte and Sweden...
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    Interesting, they used a joker on engine 1/7 and...

    Interesting, they used a joker on engine 1/7 and no new one since then. Maybe they felt it wasn't tested enough to actually run it in Finland?
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    Can't really compare retirement rates from a time...

    Can't really compare retirement rates from a time without "superrally" with today when even "local" events allow restart after crash.

    There is no denying he is spectacular. What I react to is how...
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