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October 26, 2015 4:17 PM

F1 » What we learned at the US Grand Prix

We we saw at COTA was the continuing inability of the FIA stewards to enforce their own rules concerning racecraft, i.e. a racer must leave a car's width of room from the edge of the track when a competitor's wing is level or further forward of that racer's rear wheels, another pathetic manipulation of the sport. As Bernie should know, a two-tier engine system defines the losers before competition even begins.


October 26, 2015 2:22 PM

F1 » Lewis drove into me, it’s one step too far – Rosberg

One step too far? Hamilton has been doing this move on Rosberg for the past season and a half and Rosberg gives way every time. The ONLY way to stop this is to not giveway, let Hamilton cause the shunt and let Hamilton know that you won't continue to be bullied by him. Now was the time to do it and if Rosberg doesn't he will never best Hamilton. The only other option is to go to another team and with his present performance he will have difficulty finding anything as good as second chair at Mercedes.


October 14, 2015 4:32 PM

F1 » Pirelli close to finalising 2016 testing plans

With the teams ask of two to three pitstops still in affect for the coming season along with the request for more performance, now is the time for Pirelli to abandon the unsafe and problematic old "2 compounds" formula and instead design tires for each circuit which will give outstanding lap times but only for less than half the race distance or even, depending on the circuit a third of race distance. This would make for safer racing, as the chassis would not be so compromised by needing to accommodate 2 different tires, and faster racing as they could focus on speed rather than distance. Build the tires so that the fast compound wears down to a hard super durable compound to protect the carcass from blow-outs and let's go racing!


October 15, 2015 5:51 PM

F1 » Pirelli close to finalising 2016 testing plans

@1Jez - The design of tires for each circuit would in reality be far fewer than 20 compounds as a number of circuits with similar requirements would be using the same tires, much as they do now. Obviously a super hard rubber compound would be a lot slower than the race compound and would alert the driver that a pitstop was needed without putting the car in danger of a tire failure. Alternate strategies sounds good but almost all the time the race leaders use the same "strategy." Marketing hoopla created to get people talking about the tires when there is no competition between tire-makers. There were no dictated pitstops for tire in 2005 and it was a great season, personally I watch F1 to see great driving not great pitstops. Enjoyed your post, it showed some good thought.

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