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October 07, 2014 2:51 PM
Last Edited 42 days ago

F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’


107SS2009: “the arguments for a speed limiter” The FIA rule makers cannot impose the use of a speed limiter as by doing so they will be contradicting the spirit of and the meaning of F1 racing “driver should drive the car on his own” the pit lane “speed limiter device” wasn’t imposed by the FIA rules, it was the speed limit which was imposed. As I said, the problem is not the rules as they stand, the problem is abusing said rules.
So you'd be cool with just setting speed limits for yellow and double yellow sectors then? Then it'd be up to the drivers and teams to follow it and if they fail to do so they'll be punished. I think part of the problem is that the rules are not specific enough here. You have to slow down, but apparently not improving on your best time has been deemed enough. So noone really does slow down, because that'd lose them time. I guess that is abuse, as you say, but it's made possible by the vagueness of the rules and enforcing of them.

sodesu

October 07, 2014 2:45 PM

F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’


DuhFerrari: Other recommendations: 1) Extraction Vehicles to have "protective guard rail"(crash cage) for the gaps between the chassis and perhaps just a few inches above the ground. ......to prevent this worst imaginable crash scenario, where it appears most of the impact was on the head. The "crash-cage" would have helped focused impact more on the F1 car chassis and less on the driver. 2) FIA to implement or enforce strict rules to ensure safety car is sent out every time the safety-barriers are breached. Our prayers are with you, Jules
But the recovery vehicles have to be able to handle the terrain off the circuit limits, so a low guard rail might be very impractical in that aspect.

sodesu

October 07, 2014 12:15 PM
Last Edited 43 days ago

F1 » Dennis’ dig at Mercedes F1 engines


richard: all merc teams get the exact same motor, despite all your assertions! and as for merc not telling macca how to set their injectors? unbelievable! it is the correlation programmes to the electrical units that creates the problems. macca just have not sorted out their programming, and if they do, they will be on pace with merc.
Aaand as I've pointed out, it's probably true that Merc have not shared all data and settings with McLaren, because they are not obliged to. It's also possible that they have shared more with Williams because they have a better working relation and Williams will not be off to their competitors next year. BUT what good old honest Ron is complaining about here isn't that they have less data, he is actually implying that they're somehow, despite the freeze, homologation and seal, getting engines that are inferior to the ones the factory team use. If true this would be illegal, and Ron presents no evidence whatsoever.

sodesu

October 06, 2014 9:13 PM
Last Edited 43 days ago

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


107SS2009: “Pit lane speed limiter” Yes of course I am against that too, that is because I am against any thing called driver’s aid which contributes to diminishing the driver’s abilities in controlling and driving the car on his own merits, another speed limiter for use on track during a safety car and or waved yellow flags will contribute some more to said state of affairs, not only that, but it will drive F1 racing a step nearer to pit lane driven driver less cars, although there is no doubt that the rules will still be abused like is done with the pit lane speed limiter.
TBH I don't see how preventing someone to go flat out when they're not supposed or allowed to go flat out anyway takes anything away from the racing. I want to see skilled racing drivers pushing hard and racing each other, how good they are at holding a steady speed through the pit lane or through a caution sector I could care less about.

sodesu

October 06, 2014 6:11 PM

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


I'd much rather see limiters than constant SC interventions and/or people getting hurt, that is all. And as Mark points out, noone thinks there's anything weird about pit lane limiters. What you do if you impose a limiter is that you take away the possibility to gain a competitive edge on your rivals by stretching the rules for yellows, and that is pretty fair IMO. As it is now, they KNOW they should slow down, and they know there's a risk, but they also know they could gain a bit on their rivals by slowing down a bit less than them, ideally only just enough to satisfy the rules. And they are all fierce competitors and risk-takers - they wouldn't be racing if they weren't - so it's understandable that they do this really. I think a limiter could make it safe without taking the racing away, because they could still go flat out for the rest of the lap without an SC intervening and bunching them up. It's either this or at least clarifying exactly how much slower they need to go I reckon.

sodesu

October 06, 2014 5:19 PM

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


Time to start working on some kind of electronic throttle/top speed limiter to kick in in sectors with yellows maybe? They already have the sector data, and they also already have a limiter for the pit lane, albeit a manually employed one. I'd much rather have that than safety cars deployed for every incident, like in NASCAR. Or than drivers going too fast in sectors with marshals and/or stationary cars in, for that matter...

sodesu

October 06, 2014 9:25 PM

F1 » Dennis’ dig at Mercedes F1 engines


benignlyindifferent: Also, Christian Horner's comments that factory teams have an additional advantage by having access to the software coding to help tune the power unit's characteristics is an advantage RB will enjoy next year with Renault. Mercedes no doubt denies all its customer teams access to this coding, Mclaren in particular, considering their switch to Honda next year.
Well sure, but Dennis' comments are about the engine itself, which is what their deal is about too - not source code or optimisation setups. And to imply that a PU which is regulated strictly to be the same for everyone using it is in fact not, is a serious allegation. And to that, one that he has no proof of whatsoever. To quote an old interview with Horner: "Does it hurt when people question your ethics?" "Not when it comes from Ron Dennis."

sodesu

October 06, 2014 6:46 PM
Last Edited 43 days ago

F1 » Dennis’ dig at Mercedes F1 engines


Fullofit: Everyone knows I'm no fan of Ron, but he does have a point ... and Toto pretty much confirmed it without going so far as to say the actual words. And anyone who believes that all the customer teams are treated equally needs to ask how Williams, in their first year with Mercedes power, received so much information about the engine during their design phase that allowed them to integrate the systems so much better than McLaren or Force India. Toto's shareholding and relationships with Williams is the main reason for their miracle revival this year. Even if the actual engines are exactly the same, the information and integration of them is a key factor with the new PU's.
Sure this might make sense to some, but just a tiny reminder that it's 100% speculation. Power units are, as pointed out, spec and sealed since the start of the season. This is just Ron being Ron AFAIC. Conspiracy theorists gonna conspire...

sodesu

October 06, 2014 6:16 PM
Last Edited 45 days ago

F1 » Bianchi 'critical but stable' after crash


Monaco covers a much smaller area than most other circuits, and there's not really anywhere to keep and manoeuvre mobile cranes anyway. Still, not all of the circuit is covered by cranes at all if I'm not mistaken. Just imagine how many stationary cranes it would take to cover the whole length of a circuit like Spa. And operating bigger stationary cranes everywhere would probably be more complicated and take more time, plus possibly bring its own safety issues I imagine. It's not as simple as that I'm afraid.

sodesu

October 06, 2014 5:15 PM

F1 » Bianchi 'critical but stable' after crash


To me the lack of safety car isn't a concern here, but the drivers lack of respect for yellows (and this goes for ALL drivers) is. Telemetry shows they were all going fast through that sector even with double yellows. Bianchi was going fast, but others were going even faster before and after him. Time for electronically limited throttle and/or top speed in sectors with yellow perhaps? Anyway, this seems like good news, hope he gets a full recovery. Was scared the moment I heard of an injury, the head and neck is the least protected part of the driver in an open wheel car really, so you immediately fear for something like this when you see medical cars on track. Also with Heidfeld's FE crash fresh in memory... scary stuff indeed. Forza Jules!


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