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April 08, 2016 5:12 PM

F1 » Engine change 'slowly destroying F1', says Ecclestone

Why is it the "eco-hybrid" lobby feel the need to justify constantly? Whatever their speed, laptimes etc, today's cars just don't have the presence - and are, with all the driver aids, not the untamed monsters that preceded them. Make them raw, uncompromising, so that only the very best can tame them. Those are the criteria that should be judged, not whether the dual-core processor in one MGU-Bollox has a faster clock speed than another.

Texas Roadhouse

April 08, 2016 3:34 PM

F1 » Engine change 'slowly destroying F1', says Ecclestone

He's right on this - and were it anyone else saying the same, then there would be far fewer dissenting voices. But, like Richard, I am fortunate enough to have experienced BRM, Ferrari, Matra and other V-12's as well as the DFV (which in the Lotus 79 with upswept exhausts had a totally different sound). I remember the crackling on overrun, the bark, when changing gears, never mind the decibels! Those who comment about speed are missing the point. The aural impact of those engines was like a sledgehammer compared to the sounds of today's "PU's". F1 doesn't need all this hybrid stuff - the place for that is in endurance racing, where the relevance for use in road cars is so much greater - witness the main protagonists - all major car manufacturers (albeit two are part of the same group). F1 is, or should be "pure" racing, the regulations eased to not just allow, but to ENCOURAGE innovation. The engine? For 22 cars? Make it petrol, make it mechanical (no KERS or DRS) -

Texas Roadhouse

April 07, 2016 4:00 PM

F1 » Teams hold firm to demand qualifying format return

Taz: I can't see this been resolved any time soon. The dwarf and Mr Toad hate each other and neither will budge an inch while Mackenzie sits back counting his money. What a mess.At least the teams are united (in public anyway).
I suspect, on this occasion that it's "Napoleon" who's refusing to budge. Curnow Shipping still operate the St Helena service - how about a crowd funding to buy a one-way ticket??

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