F1 » Stewart defends Mosley over F1 2010 disarray


Given their fractious past relationship, three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart is perhaps an unlikely candidate to defend Max Mosley, but the Scot argues that the former FIA President is not entirely to blame for what has been described as the 'Mickey Mouse' nature of F1 2010

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CarCrazed - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 1:45 PM

Yes I have :p (my right shoe got stuck, noting too serious) ... the clutch is my ally. As for the auto (which I don't drive often), I have the habit of putting it on neutral on downward slopes (if it's safe) to save fuel, so I like to think I could react quickly enough.

The Toyo problem is not the car suddenly accelerating to a 100 MPH on their own, it is the throttle not returning to the closed/off position. You are responsible of telling the car you want that speed, the car just to reach and maintain what you ordered

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 2:27 PM

How times have changed.

When I was younger I had a succession of FIATs and they ALL had sticking throttles - it was just a hazard of the job of driving one. Front wheels coming off Morrisses was another. I don't recall any mass-recalls back then.....

And if you all worry for your safety when in proximity to a Toyota, you ought to prey damned hard when passing a horsebox - mine is no great shakes, but there is a 35-year-old mechanically braked one in the yard we use which the owner is proud to say is on its original tyres and has never had any attention apart from a (brushed) paint job...

Calvin _

March 05, 2010 2:38 PM

Paddockman, my understanding of the KERS saga was that it was to be obligatory in 2011 and was optional in 2010. Given the lead times for these things, most teams with the capability would have started work earlier than "just before 2011" which implies 2010.

Yes, the rules did hamper restrict the amount of recovery available which dented the viability of the system.

Thinking more on it, small teams wouldn't have the capability to develop a KERS system on their own, so would have bought a system towards the end of 2010. Only manufacturers had the resources to do this. See where I'm going? MM wants the manufacturers out, so, stuff them with the development costs of KERS... cont

Calvin _

March 05, 2010 2:41 PM
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restrict the output so that it's marginally worthwhile to increase costs hugely for the manufacturers. Then he could decide whether to keep it for 2011 or not. If he keeps it, the small teams buy a finished system. If not, the manufacturers have spent a fortune on it just to have the FIA throw it away. One more reason to quit.

As for manufacturers coming and going, it is a fact. It doesn't mean you have to push them out though.

As far as auto boxes are concerned, I didn't have a choice with my car. They don't fit manual boxes in it.

TestingTimes - Unregistered

March 05, 2010 2:55 PM

Paddockman

Dont apologise, I value your opinion even if it differs from mine.
But with KERS the FIA had the power to make it work. Just when Renault ditched it they should have allowed more time on the KERS button OR more power. Both would be easily implemented and would have made a big difference in teams using it.
Instead it become an expensive white elephant.

To the person moaning about sticking throttles and wether I have been in the situation. No I havent.
But if i find the car accelerating and my foot isnt doing it, I dip the clutch and move to the hard shoulder. It takes all of 2 seconds to realise, and no time at all to react. This is not skilfull or rocket science.......

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