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January 22, 2016 1:02 PM
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F1 » Hembery unconvinced by value of 2017 changes

Decreasing lap time (in other words, increasing the average speed), will mean that all the cars will be driving nearer their ultimate limit, reducing any chance of overtaking further still. Paul Hembery is correct in saying that speed is relative, the only difference the viewer will notice is that the race will be over more quickly (which will probably be a blessing).


September 14, 2015 12:40 PM

F1 » Smedley: Safety still a concern with covered cockpits

Not good odds at all, when you total up the relatively few miles per season that all the drivers actually do. In the UK there are 'only' about 800 car occupant deaths (1400 if you include pedestrians) out of the 32 million registered drivers on the road. Taking this further, if we estimate a conservative average mileage per year of 5,000 per driver, that works out at 160,000,000,000 miles driven per year. Divide this by the 800 deaths and you get 200,000,000 per death per year. Driving in the UK is pretty safe!


July 09, 2015 1:31 PM

F1 » Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1

I haven't put much thought into this, so feel free to shot me down... How about tying car development to championship points. All teams start the season with, say, 500 points. These points can be used to buy development or (if you are already good) you can leave them towards your championship score. At least of a team feels they have no chance (manor, Mclaren etc), they can plough their points into development for the next season, but at least they will be able to develop.


June 10, 2015 1:29 PM

F1 » Renault F1 future to hinge on Mercedes leniency?

The answer is simple. Save money by reducing the race length by 50%. This would save 50% on fuel (or allow them to drive a lot faster for a shorter time), and gets rid of the 50% of the race which is a procession, and allows them to drive full-on for the duration of the race - and at the very least, the spectators waste less of their time watching the death-throws of a once great sport... If they really want to save fuel, do what we all have to do - drive less, not slower...


April 13, 2015 1:48 PM

F1 » Rosberg explains Hamilton criticism

I can see why Rosberg is stressing. With all the teams coming in two-by-two, it is obvious that this sport is all about the cars - if you are consistently coming in second to your team-mate, it's obvious to any team that you can be easily replaced by any (cheaper) driver in the field (e.g. Verstappen), and the team will still come in 1-2.

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