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Felipe Massa secures pole position for Williams in qualifying for the 2014 F1 Austrian Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas alongside him in the sister car

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richard

June 21, 2014 6:38 PM

this is a bit off topic, but quite relevant to f1, possibly.

wtcc is to race on the nordschleife next year! when f1 was stopped there, the lap times were around 8 mins per lap. i think that niki was the first to attain that. then it was considered too dangerous with those speeds. the wtcc cars should have little problem attaining these times.

richard

June 21, 2014 8:00 PM

rob. dan was nowhere near going for pole! and the race is actually tomorrow. the bull is better set up for the race. the mercs have tyre problems, lulu has head problems etc etc, so who knows what will happen in the race. and for your info, there is possibly an e storm tomorrow.
incidentally, rbr are soon to make a decision as to whether they will consider manufacture of their own engine for 2016. possibly to be built by rotax.

richard

June 21, 2014 8:02 PM

rob. dan was nowhere near going for pole! and the race is actually tomorrow. the bull is better set up for the race. the mercs have tyre problems, lulu has head problems etc etc, so who knows what will happen in the race. and for your info, there is possibly an e storm tomorrow.
incidentally, rbr are soon to make a decision as to whether they will consider manufacture of their own engine for 2016. possibly to be built by rotax.

107SS2009

June 22, 2014 10:18 AM

Richard, re “the possibility of the bull manufacturing his own engine”, the other day you asked “how can Renault have a new engine next year”, and I said that I was quoting Rami Tafin. Now this week the RBR boss gave me the hint I was suspecting when he mentioned the possibility of Infinity coming into the fray. Infinity can finance, can lend its name to an engine, an new engine that can circumnavigates around the rules which states, “for 2015 the following parts cannot be changed, upper/lower crankcase, cylinder bore spacing/deck height, bank stagger, crankshaft/crank throw, main brg/rod brg dia, air valve system, compressor /air pressure regulation devices.
As one can see these rules contradicts Rami Tafin saying they will have a new engine next year, me thinks the way is being paved with a new name.
Yes everything is possible in F1.

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