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Mark _

March 21, 2014 3:59 PM

F1 » New chief for Russian F1 Grand Prix

Richard - I guess it depends on who your allies are? In my opinion F1 should not go to Russia but I also think that F1 should not have gone to Bahrain during their unrest. Participating in a GP can be as much of a political statement as not participating. I hope that I did not offend you I just found your support of a boycott contrary to your previous position that F1 should not get involved in politics. Now I see that you have exceptions to that policy.

Mark _

March 18, 2014 8:48 PM

F1 » Ecclestone warns quieter F1 could be costly

RFS131: The engine noise really an issue?Can't believe this is the state of motorsports today. Damn knuckle draggers. Watch nascar you twits. Plenty of noise, fights and crashes.
Yep the noise is an issue. Face it the racing in F1 is seldom close edge of your seat type stuff. The noise is typically the first thing that people notice about these cars. I was at Laguna Seca when Ferrari brought one of their then current cars to try and break the track record about ten years ago. I was at the top of the corkscrew and could hear them firing the car up in the pits. The sound is what I remember the most about that day.

Mark _

March 20, 2014 7:19 PM

F1 » Red Bull to appeal Ricciardo exclusion

Leave it to F1 to create a situation that this could even happen. Why even allow a design that lets the teams use more fuel than allowed? They could fit the cars with a flow restrictor. Given the lack of position changes on track it is almost like F1 needs to have these controversies. It is embarrassing that this is considered the pinnacle of motorsport.

Mark _

March 20, 2014 8:50 PM

F1 » Red Bull to appeal Ricciardo exclusion

physics: @Mark Well making a physical limiter for fuel flow isn't so easy... There are a couple of problems, while weight of the fuel does not change with temperature, the density hence the volume does. MassFlow=Velocity X Surface area X Density, so a simple restriction of the size of the fuel line does not work. Even if you manege to set a constant speed, the density will change throughout the race. I am not sure how the fuel flow measurement works on the F1 cars but I reckon there is at least a MAF sensor or some other velocity sensor (which are lots in types) and a temperature sensor for density correction.
Then perhaps the rule needs to be changed so that the flow limit is volume based and not weight based. It really does not need to be this complicated. This is harming the event not improving it.

Mark _

March 17, 2014 7:58 PM
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F1 » What we learned at the Australian Grand Prix

richard: oh come on....noise isn't everything! the RACING is what it all is or should be,about. there are tracks in the uk that have noise restrictions and cars have to run with silencers. doesn't detract from the racing, does it?
I have to disagree, the noise is part of the experience. If the racing made up for the lack of noise then I could understand. But that didn't happen. The podium was decided by the end of lap one. I am confident that I was not the only one who had trouble staying awake. This was like an Indycar oval race, without the close racing.

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