F1 » Lauda: Least failures will determine world champion

With new engines in the back of every car, Niki Lauda has emphasised the importance of reliability in dictating the outcome of the 2014 F1 world championship.

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January 25, 2014 1:33 PM

Mechanical failures or mental failures? If it's the latter I'd worry about one of your drivers, the one who recently felt the need to launch his new hairdo on the internet and either referred to himself or his man made hair as "The Boss"


January 25, 2014 1:51 PM

BT33: So there's a posibility Max Chilton could win the WDC.

Well if there is one thing Marussia have on their side it is reliability (except for when their cars catch fire). Chilton wouldn't have finished every race of the season if his car didn't.


January 25, 2014 2:26 PM

I have a feeling that the whole reliability thing could end up being less of an issue than expected. Technology is constantly improving and and while I see things like the 'ERS' failing on occasion, I predict a lot fewer actual engine failures than people are making out.


January 25, 2014 5:00 PM

Its the absolute very worst thing for F1 (these new changes). They will end up with F1 cars that will be no more powerful nor faster than a car that can be purchased for the roads such as the BMW M5 (F10), Mercedes SL65 BLACK, Porsche 997 GT2RS. In short F1 will be extremely boring as Gerhard Berger pointed out recently and F1 cars need more power, 900-1000bhp at least.


January 25, 2014 5:37 PM

Eagle, Yes I think F1 cars should be more powerful but put and of the current F1 cars, including the back markers on the track against any that you have mentioned and the performance gap would be immense, in favour of the F1 car.


January 25, 2014 5:43 PM
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i would like to see an old 908 vs some of the new F1 cars, sadly though, the FIA is seeing to it's austerity push by neutering those cars in terms of displacement and refueling, on top of giving certain teams preference to 'liven' up the show.

I would have more enjoyment designing my own bicycle car than listening to whats in store for the future of F1, mandated austerity and politically motivated regulations sound a lot like the Berlin wall, a shame people believe what they are sold too often, and repeat it out of some misguided belief that it is a virtue.

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