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richard

November 30, 2014 8:55 PM

F1 » F1: Rosberg vows to be 'on the offensive'


tommy. i have credited merc with doing a good job. but what i object to is their efforts to actively prevent others from catching up. last year, renaults, despite being 60bhp+ down on the mercs, were able to play around with electronics etc, and thus create a competitive alternative. that was progress. stifle progress, and you have a monopoly. look at williams. merc deliberately prevented them from having the same electronic programmes to make the pu work properly, but happily, williams (courtesy of the wolff connection?) were able to find something that allowed them to begin catching up. if merc honestly believe that they are the best team out there, then let them prove it by allowing a reasonable parity.

richard

November 30, 2014 1:15 PM

F1 » F1: Rosberg vows to be 'on the offensive'


i think that nicos comment is more directly aimed at lulu . a drivers biggest competitor is his teammate, and following lulus agressive moves on nico this year, nico is just warning lulu that he wont be such an easy target next year, and that there may well be similar moves from nico. and as for hunterman? you are obviously not a fan of actual racing if you want more dominance from merc! but then, you are a lulu fanboy, so what is new! any true f1 fan wants more RACING, without any dominance.

richard

November 30, 2014 7:59 PM

F1 » F1: Rosberg vows to be 'on the offensive'


contd. this is a rather dictatorial attitude for merc to take, they should be more anxious to actually have competition. in 2016, their veto can be dropped, and if merc dont be more magnanimous then we could well see ferrari and rbr force changes which COULD involve new engines, even a reversal to na engines. it is not whinging by anybody, but is a request from the other teams to enable us, the fans, to see proper racing again. if you want to see merc or anyone else dominate, then you should be watching a one make series.,

richard

November 30, 2014 7:54 PM

F1 » F1: Rosberg vows to be 'on the offensive'


hunterman. you have a very jaundiced view of f1 as it is now. as i said, do you not want to see actual racing? you are not getting it at the moment. at least we got it in the v10 and v8 days, and even in the previous turbo era. in the v10 v8 days, once the engines were on a reasonably level footing, they were frozen. this meant that it was the car and the driver that had to perform so as to gain a wdc. we had different teams and different drivers on podiums. the intention of the new formula was to provide reasonable power equality. merc spotted a loophole and exploited that. and all credit to them. hwever, due to a freeze imposed BEFORE any pu had run, other teams are not being allowed to modify their engines. merc have refused to permit others to catch up, even though the fia want it. contd

richard

November 29, 2014 12:52 PM
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F1 » Raikkonen expected difficult Ferrari F1 return


LoveF1: Are they going to develop the next car around Kimi? Or around Seb? Or are they now suddenly going to be capable of developing the car to suit two different styles at once?? This team sometimes comes across these days like they don't really know what they're doing....
you cannot build a car around one driver. you build a car that complies with the rules, and then you tune it individually to suit one driver or the other. for instance...if one driver likes oversteer, and the other likes understeer, you just adjust the suspension settings and wings.

richard

November 29, 2014 1:52 PM

F1 » Wolff promoted to Williams F1 test driver


LoveF1: Calm down! I know the difference. I was just making a more general point... In any case, Susie or not, I am looking forward to the day when a female F1 driver will blast past us at corner after corner, lap after lap at supersonic speed - and take the fight to the boys big time! :-)
oh come on! i am sure that if there was a female driver who was reckoned to be good enough for f1, we would know about her well in advance, due to her beating her male counterparts in lower formulae. i am all for a female driver, as long as she is as good as anyone else, but susie has trundled around at the back of the dtm field, courtesy of her hubby (team owner in dtm). and this thread was about susie in particular. can you name me any current female driver (simone apart) who shows any sign of being able to challenge her counterparts , for wins?

richard

November 29, 2014 7:39 PM

F1 » Wolff promoted to Williams F1 test driver


35er. note that you said TEST. during a test, cars do not need to conform to the rules. temps were different, tyres were different, other cars were testing various set ups, not going for times etc. times set in a period ot "testing" are of no relevance unless you can prove that all cars were in quali trim , on the same tyres, same fuel flow limits etc. if you go by testing times, then some who had never sat in a f1 car before are faster than wdcs.


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