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richard

December 03, 2014 6:32 PM

F1 » F1 Accident Panel: ‘Bianchi did not slow sufficiently’


it is a rather obvious comment for the panel to make.....bianchi "did not slow sufficiently". but he did slow MORE than others going through the bend. yes, it wasnt sufficient, but he did make an effort to slow. the real blame seems to be with the electronics that werent compatible with what he wastrying to do when he began to go out of control. to sweat....his reactions were correct and prompt, but it was the fault of the electronics that prevented his reactions from being effective. these electronics had probably never been tested in such a situation before, so jules would have been unaware on how to correct the problem.

richard

December 03, 2014 6:40 PM

F1 » LAST CHANCE: VOTE for your 2014 F1 Driver of the Year!


junglist. first of all congratulations on being a quarter of a century old! secondly, if would teach you a lot to read about f1 as it was, and even more so, the period before the early 50s when it was called gp racing and there was no "formula". unfortunately there is no definitive book on the sport, but i think you should call into your local library and look at the motor sports section. you will find the conditions that prevailed in the past, explains why older people say that the current drivers have it easy. but be careful, some books are written by writers who know nothing about the sport, but just research snippets and try to put them together to create a book. happy reading.

richard

December 03, 2014 4:09 PM

F1 » Raikkonen: Ferrari will learn from 2014


Sasha Alexandrovich: Mercedes will destroy Ferrari with any engine concept they come up with. Such is the difference nowadays between Mercedes (and VAG, BMW, Toyota) engineering and Ferrari. Ferrari knows how to make big capacity horsepower and have no clue about fine fuel saving, fine turbo balancing and finetuning hybrid technology. They are in the deep brown stuff for at least a decade, no multimillion dollar contract with multichamps is going to change that.
i fully agree with GO. you seem to know more than anyone else, and even though i have some contacts, nobody is predicting that. in fact, renault are going to a repackaged disc turbo which will allow better performance and a lower c of g. and this should bring them very close to merc. not sure what ferrari are doing yet, but probably something fairly similar. and by the way, ferrari have far MORE turbo knowledge than merc. they have run turbos before!!

richard

December 03, 2014 2:17 PM

F1 » Renault F1 has ‘huge job list’ for 2015


Optimaximal: Richard, the token system has nothing to do with car development - it's purely an engine manufacturer thing. The only reason Ferrari & Renault were holding back on their development tokens was in case they managed to convince Mercedes to allow in-season development. Of course, the Germans have said 'NEIN' which means they've (or at least Renault) have underspent on their tokens and don't have the time to competently spend them.
tokens are not only in respect of engine. they also apply to ers systems etc, which are classed as part of the car

richard

December 03, 2014 1:26 PM

F1 » Renault F1 has ‘huge job list’ for 2015


rob. you are falling behind again! if all their "tokens " were used up on the pu, then they would be unable to alter their car! apart from that, ferrari (at least) have been at work on their pu since last july! i am sure that renault were doing the same as well. in fact, both have already indicated that they will have caught up on merc by next year. but we will have to wait and see if that is fact or not.

richard

December 03, 2014 1:07 PM

F1 » Horner: 2014 one of Red Bull’s best F1 seasons


beastinblack: So not winning the championship is a bigger achievement than winning it. Ok. Moving on....
yeah. please move on! there were drivers lower down the grid in uncompetitive cars that punched above their weight. and to a true f1 fan that counts more than a person who had an easy ride to the wdc. someone earlier mentioned jules, and i agree, his driving was far more impressive than lulus. hulk was another who excelled this year, in an uncompetitive car.

richard

December 03, 2014 1:09 PM

F1 » F1: Vettel bids farewell to Red Bull


Webbertron: Well you know how rich people have lion sculptures out the front of their house? I'd probably put it right in the doorway as soon as you walk in. Although after looking at it, it doesn't actually appear that big.
it is half scale. perfect for the garden and better than having a guard dog. they also gave seb some red underwear!!

richard

December 03, 2014 2:26 PM

F1 » Horner: 2014 one of Red Bull’s best F1 seasons


beastinblack: The point is Red Bull are just a bunch of spin doctors when it comes to PR
i think that all teams will make the same or similar comments, apart from caterham! williams....best season ever mclaren....best season ever force india....best season ever etc etc what do you expect horner to say? they made the best job of all the renault engined teams, therefore in the aspect of improvements, it was a monumental effort, and they succeeded fairly well.


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