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April 17, 2014 8:50 PM

F1 » Calado: It’s tough for young drivers…

What would have been a budget 20 years ago is now being spent at Cadet karting level! - It,s ruining the sport for young drivers, but the teams need it desperately in order to survive due to the size of infrastructure required to compete!!! Where is it all going to end up? - it could ultimately diminish the achievements of the drivers at the top.!!


April 09, 2014 8:23 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Jean Todt and the noises off

Like it or not its called progress. I went to my 1st Grand Prix in 1966 and have seen many changes since then. The same pattern of winners and losers be it fans or teams still emerges, and people come and people go and we all look at the past through "rose tinted glasses". Unfortunately, life is'nt like that and the future is the future. The only constant since then has been the appearance of Ferrari, and if they had been instantly successful, we wouldn't have had a peep out of them. They were manufacturing V6 engines then and they are now for F1. Mercedes and Auto Union (Audi) were pumping money in to sophisticated designs and winning in the late 1930,s. and fans flocked to Donington Park to see them! My point is, its too late to suddenly change things. - Just let this season pan out and then make your judgements based on what happens during 2014!!


April 07, 2014 8:57 PM

F1 » Wolff: Rule change requests ‘absurd’

Did anyone complain in the late '30s when Mercedes and Auto Union slugged it out with new technology. How about the 1st Turbo era when everyone laughed at Renault introducing a 1500cc Turbo even when the rules to allow that had been introduced nearly 20 years earlier. I even remember the advert after Renault's 1st win - it said:- "If a 12cylinder Ferrari is'nt quick enough, try a 1500cc Renault"!! - that got up Ferrari's nose as well! The latest row is all Political bulls##t. Give it time! If you want to make it louder just stick a Megaphone on the back of the exhaust exit pipe behind the Turbo and standardise it for all the teams.! Technology doesn't stand still, otherwise we would all be driving around in a Horse and Cart. - Then maybe we could complain about the Horses##t instead of the Bulls##t!!


April 09, 2014 7:26 PM

F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines

There is a simple air/fuel ratio to produce power regardless of whether or not you run a Turbo or Naturally Aspirated engine and regardless of cubic capacity. The trick is to have a power unit to exploite the lack of overall efficiency in an Internal Combustion engine and an ability to control any wastage of heat or unburned fuel via various ECU and other systems. Engine manufacturers in the future could discard certain items such as mechanical valve train operating systems by developing Electronic valve control systems which negate the mechanical systems and are all individually controlled by the ECU's incorporated, thus reducing the sheer bulk and size of Power units and reduce frictional losses. This is called progress and is one of many developments that could be around before long. For development and Marketing purposes worldwide it is down to which arena it is best to develop this in. F1 is a business with a high profile worldwide, but you have to have the balls and commitment to

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