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August 21, 2014 10:38 AM

WSBK » Double points, extra races for final rounds?

...for the record my previous post was very much sarcastic. That was a reference to the fans' reaction to double points in F1. But yeah, if they somehow make it more relevant by extending the race for example, then it may certainly be less of a horrible idea. But is that really an option? For starters, are there any practical problems with extending the races, fuel capacity, tyres, refuelling possibilities etc? I can see there might be some issues there in terms of personnel and equipment available to cope with it etc.


August 21, 2014 12:52 PM

F1 » Lotterer confirmed at Caterham

Well Kristensen at least managed to win an F3 title, but his problem was that he didn't do well enough in F3000 in his two seasons to land a seat in F1, though he came fairly close I understand. As did many of the guys on that highly debatable list. Wheldon even turned down an offer from BMW. Lotterer, on the other hand, took P4 and P7 in his F3 seasons, then went off to Japan and took the FNippon title in his ninth attempt. As someone stated, we've had drivers who won the GP2 title in their fourth appempt that couldn't make it to F1 because they'd already fallen off the teams' radars by then. And as for him not being a pay driver, well...


August 20, 2014 8:26 PM

F1 » Lotterer confirmed at Caterham

Ummm what, selective memory much? Bianchi did a very late lunge, they touched and Kobayashi's car was damaged. Very unfortunate for Kobayashi, I think Bianchi deserved those points but if not for the damage it's highly likely that Kobayashi would have been able to get the last point for P10. As it were, instead Ericsson could hang on to P11 mostly due to others retiring, while Kobayashi limped home in P13. Don't know why people come dragging with this BS about him being useless because he's dead last in the standings, when they surely know the reason for this is that one race with tons of DNFs. No one could have missed the fact that he's been comfortably ahead of his team mate for the rest of the season, and usually ahead of Chilton too.

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