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107SS2009

March 17, 2015 6:52 PM

F1 » Kaltenborn praises Sauber, Nasr on ‘rough weekend’


“Without Monisha Kaltenborn there will be no Sauber, I would not have bought the team back from BMW six years ago if she had not declared her willingness to participate, I was very lucky to have her in this position, many other teams in the paddock would also be very lucky to have this woman”. Does the posters on this page have an answer to the above quote/opinion right from the man that matters.

107SS2009

March 18, 2015 6:04 AM

F1 » ‘Below par’ Renault accepts it has ‘moved backwards’


Googolplex: What I find extraordinary is that some people at RBR seem to think that after the first race of the season publicly humiliating Renault is good for business. How on earth is slagging off Renault at the start of the season going to lead to a good outcome for RBR? I think it is more a case of hubris and overinflated egos. Very disappointing.
Googol, As I said elsewhere, RBR truly shoot themselves in the foot several times. Any news from out there about the Sauber/GvDG disput? Rumours circulating out here yesterday said the dispute has been settled at a cost to Sauber of US$16M.

107SS2009

March 17, 2015 9:48 PM

F1 » ‘Below par’ Renault accepts it has ‘moved backwards’


The misconceptions about top speed engine output and all that. During their 4 championships RBR have shown that top speed and the fastest way around a track are not always related, the Renault powered RB6/7/8/9 were often the slowest through the speed traps but often set the fastest laps in qualifying and in the race most often disappeared into the distance.

107SS2009

March 17, 2015 8:45 PM

F1 » ‘Below par’ Renault accepts it has ‘moved backwards’


FVA47: In the Ross Brawn days, Mercedes had already been spending an awful lot of time and money developing the new power units at Brixworth and liasing with Brackley, at the expense of the then current V8 units development. During this time and despite the spectre of further engine rule changes being made prior to 2014, they carried on with the programme and were able to see it through to the position they are in now. Renault and Red Bull were in for the WDC's without looking ahead 2-3 years down the line as were the other engine manufacturers. Mercedes still had problems with reliability in 2014 and have slowly ironed them out but the complexity of the software and the hardware can still create unseen problems. Honda are now probably where Mercedes were at the end of 2012 and Renault have realised now - too late - that Horsepower and Fuel consumption are now more important than downforce etc which leaves them out in the open. There are no quick fixes - only long term sol

107SS2009

March 17, 2015 3:17 PM

F1 » Vettel: Difficult - but not impossible - to catch Mercedes


subra: Although Vettel was 34 Sec behind but it should also be noted Both Mercedes had slowed considerably towards end.It could have been worse.But what like about ferrari this season they seem to have overcome reliability problems.Let us wait and c
Subra, What reliability problems are you talking about?. And Bmendon, Last year FERRARI were using a split turbo system This year they are not, this year the MGU-H is coupled to the front of the compressor. And Renault are still using last years system.

107SS2009

March 17, 2015 2:50 PM

F1 » ‘Below par’ Renault accepts it has ‘moved backwards’


In no way am I defending Renault shortcoming re their PU, But the arrogance RBR used towards Renault was insulting to say the least, but still Renault were bending over backwards for RBR. Renault undertook this new PU project on the wrong foot, with less than half the budget and less than half the personal (engine man) than the other two, at the time. And for those sympathising with RBR, they should remember that neither Horner nor the good doctor are mentioning that from before the half season point last year RBR stamped their feet and had put their own engineers into the Renault engine plant to help improve the engine, that RBR are responsible of the ERS system, that RBR are responsible of the gearbox/transmission. And the same sympathisers should also remember that the ERS is responsible for no less than 160 hp which are added to the engine output, without which an F1 car will go nowhere near the front. RBR having had the slightest chance would have ditched Renault, the problem wa

107SS2009

March 17, 2015 10:46 AM

F1 » ‘Below par’ Renault accepts it has ‘moved backwards’


Taz: Clearly the relationship has broken down between RBR and Renault. Carrying on together in the long term seems highly unlikely. Carlos Ghosn is hardly an F1 fan, I heard that Prost has persuaded the board at Renault to go for a manufacturer team but they could as easily walk away, it's hardly a great marketing tool for them at the moment.
Taz, A week or so ago I said on here that “ The marriage between the Viry-Chatillon bride and the Milton Keynes groom is as good as dead and that even the bridesmaid is having a much better time”. And I agree about the long term prospects, I don’t see Renault forgetting the public vilifying they received by RBR.


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