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Dean Dean

October 12, 2010 3:03 AM

F1 » Turbo return set to entice another major player back to the grid?


Back in the mid to late 80's we had 1000-1200hp ( with the introduction of toulene fuel 'additive' ) monsters running on 1.5 turbo charged units..BMW said they ran a standard 4cyclinder road car unit, turbo charged making the most power of all manufacturers, 1200hp in quali' trim. Ford, read Cosworth, had the tiny GB unit which was reportedly matching the BMW at the end of its life. There was the TAG-Porsche, Honda, Renault, Ferrari...the list goes on. Turbo lag was a great issue but these were real driver management skill issues. Even disregarding toulene, with the advancement in electronics etc, the technical power possiblities are immense given a free hand without strangulation rules. Personally I'd love to see the turbo's back, so much new technology could be thrown at this. It'll never happen but talking of turbo's, I'd love to see a diesel formula allowed in F1 lol.

Dean Dean

October 11, 2010 2:56 PM

F1 » Schumacher: Mine and Nico's cars have not always been the same


I really like Schumacher, his amazing talent has always been evident...but he has had enormous good fortune along with some decidedly dodgy race tactics and if he's experiencing the opposite right now then it'll be something he's not altogether aqauinted with. The tide turns and Mercedes will want to protect their investments in the future, so don't assume the entire team is working around Michaels goals, as has been his privilege before ...he's got to live with all the in-team politics and mind games that he was once totally protected from...to fight for the right to get the best bits on his car. I thought he was brilliant in Japan, long may this continue.

Dean Dean

October 07, 2010 1:43 AM

WSBK » Laverty kicks off WSBK career in style


@Alan, really hate to burst your obviously politically motivated bubble but the last time I looked at a map each and every one of the Laverty's were born in Ballymena..which happens to be in Northern Ireland which by chance also happens to be a part of Great Britain...hate to sadden you more but I saw Eugene in 250GP, Estoril in '07 and he definitely had a British flag on his side of the garage, FACT. Whether he flies either flag is irrelevant to the guys abilities by the way !

Dean Dean

October 06, 2010 4:27 PM

MotoGP » Gresini criticises Melandri in own press release!


Melandri has always been a late late braker, he has to have COMPLETE confidence in the front end..his dillydallying from showa to ohlins and wanting back to showa again only confirms his non confidence in this regard. With a sorted front end he's one of the best..HRC built the bike around Pedrosa and guess what..he hasn't the power, nor inclination, to brake so late as 'I need to be right at the front and just gas it, late braking's not how I ride a bike'...enough said I think but De Puniet has managed to live with that issue.It must be noted that Hopper,upon inheriting his kwakker, said of Randy, 'he doesn't know how to set up a bike, he just lets out a few pounds of tyre pressure.'

Dean Dean

October 02, 2010 1:43 AM

F1 » Red Bull looking to offload Toro Rosso again – at half the price?


JV must just want to be in F1 to make the numbers up, something he said he'd never do...surely he,and his mentor Pollack,can remember how the virtually 'limitless' Honda budget couldn't buy success yet he thinks he can on a tiny fraction of that..( in fact the year they entered,before Honda money,they ran supertec / Renault motors and had the nerve to say they'd 'win their first F1 race' ).at the end of the day the guy's desperate to race,he had his day many years ago and for that reason alone I wouldn't be spending the odd couple of quid on shares in any of his outfits....he's in cloud cuckoo land,he should stick with his music 'projects' and save everyone a bit of money.

Dean Dean

September 29, 2010 3:30 PM

WSBK » Provisional WSBK grid 2011


I can't see how Kawasaki would consider Vermuelen and Lascorz a sound pairing for next years WSB challenge...surely they'd consider that Sykes has a genuine feel for the bike and if next years ZX is anything like it's runoured to be, he'd be the right choice to just thrash the living daylights out of it..we just don't know how Chris is going to perform after what appears quite drastic reconstructive surgery.. Lascorz is a great rider, no doubt, but who knows in this class and on a consistant basis..it just seems odd to throw together a rider line up based upon obvious uncertainties...I think they'd be bonkers to let Sykes go, so does Birdy...say what you want about that guy but he would NOT allude to spending his own money on a guy unless he felt he'd be a massive benefit to the team..and I mean massive here, if it were anything less he'd just not commit !

Dean Dean

September 28, 2010 2:49 PM

F1 » Jordan: 'Not good enough' Schumacher deserves the sack


He's got every chance next with the new pirelli's...level playing field and nobody has seen more car regulation changes than him. He needs to be up front though at the start of the new season, lowly qualifying won't aid his cause. He doesn't have to be on the grid but he knows he can mix it up with the very best, he is the best..times have changed, granted, but everyone knew he'd require a decent car and time...they wrote the car off months ago for this years challenge, Rosberg has everything to prove and Schumacher was beyond that in 1991..why should he go Eddie ??


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