F1 » Jardine: F1 2014 could be really topsy-turvy

Tony Jardine: I think it is a matter of who gets it right in terms of the packaging and the aerodynamics, which will be totally different around the turbo-charged engines.

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September 28, 2013 11:45 AM

sunny. I don't find anything wrong with the comments. nobody knows how the new engines will pan out, and apart from power, which will probably be fairly equal, the main issue will be with packaging and reliability.

as regards ferdi/ferrari, I think that jardine is only stating the obvious. a lot of people expect fireworks and toy throwing.


September 28, 2013 12:41 PM

As I said last time, it's a pity some who follow F1 have to depend in part to form an opinion on the total trash constantly feed to them by this trash team of F1 so called experts.
Now for something more interesting than this Sky Sports TRASH, Looks like JT and BE have tied the knot and went straight on a short honeymoon after the bride got her 25 million and in their bliss they smelled that one of the engine manufacturers may have an advantage, rumours are circulating that the WMSC have decided that fuel supply should be tendered out (appoint a single supplier for both tyres and fuel).
Taipan, where are you, if you read this go to (revisit) the page (Pic from past, Fernando hitches a ride) there you will find something that interest you.


September 28, 2013 2:30 PM

The FIA will be in charge (control) of all tendering processes for suppliers to the F1 series and that's as it should have been, it looks like a release of control from FOM, now it seems that FOM are happy to allow the FIA to pick winners and losers. But if it turns out to be true this single fuel supplier thing is going to raise hell.
Yes a fuel/oil brand might hold an advantage over another, this regardless of the FIA tests, it is technically a complicated subject which I hope that we will have a chance to talk about, it's a lot better talking about such interesting things than F1 trash outs by so called experts.
Taipan, now that you read it you can better understand what a real champion is made off.


September 28, 2013 2:59 PM

Taipan, pleased to know you read it as I was sure it would interest you, now here is what I promise all our friends on here is a last one that's before they get bored or complain.
In that great time a pit stop A LA Tazio Nouvolari began with a mechanic jamming a lighted cigarette into the great man's mouth as deluge of petrol sploshed into the filler funnel right behind his head. Those were the days that were.


September 28, 2013 9:06 PM

sunny. have you any idea who was using the questionable fuel? remember macca did use illegal fuel in the hunt / lauda era. I understood that after that, all fuel had to be with the same basic ingredients. but then I also remember some cars in the turbo area were using synthetics that affected breathing and eyes?

your question about Ferrari and merc seems to imply that Renault were the only clean ones, so were both merc and Ferrari engine cars using a magic brew?

again from recollection, I think that two years ago, there was a report that Ferrari were experimenting with a new additive to improve performance.


September 28, 2013 9:33 PM

Richard, the last team that I can remember running foul about fuel with the FIA was Williams (fuel chill). A company like Shell can normally supply FERRARI with anything up to 50 slightly different blends tuned for the demand of different circuits or different weather conditions and still comply with the FIA rules, as I told you the fuel subject is highly technical. I do not know were Renault stands on this fuel thing as they are now only an engine supplier to other teams, but both Mercedes and FERRARI have strong commercial bonds with fuel/oil suppliers, the strongest of the two is for sure FERRARI which I honestly can't see them parting way with Shell, just consider that 60 or so years ago the first FERRARI ever made rolled out of the garage fuelled and oiled by Shell and nothing else were ever used since than by them.

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