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October 09, 2014 12:52 PM

F1 » F1 drivers want answers on Bianchi crash

Modifications to the safety vehicles are worth looking into, it'd be expensive and a big research project but something most be possible. Beyond that, enforcing double-waved yellows properly would be a start. Drivers never sped through those sections when the risk of injury from a crash was more like 1/8 than 1/800, as Max Moseley noted. We've had three fatalities involving marshals since Senna died, these guys are unpaid volunteers without whom we couldn't have racing, and the drivers are risking their lives every time they fail to slow in a yellow flag zone, especially in the wet. Slightly sad that we're only looking at the implications now that it's a driver who's been hurt.


September 18, 2014 6:04 PM

MotoGP » Loris Baz looking for a ride

The regulations are clearly at fault here - as are Aspar for reneging on a promise seemingly just because what they feel to be a better rider has come along. No reason why the sport has to be dominated by riders of a [particular size or shape - WSBK regs seem much more equal on this. NBA has players under 6' and players over 6", Soccer has goalkeepers of 6'7 and wingers of well under 5'7. The 5'10 Kei Nishikora gave the 6'6 Marin Cilic a run for his money in the US Open tennis final this year. Incidentally, I'm 5'6 myself....


September 14, 2014 4:14 PM

MotoGP » Eric Mahe (Loris Baz’s manager) - Q&A

I'd take Baz over Camier given the choice. Leon had an easy ride to the BSB title and then four years of midfield anonymity in WSBK - even Cluzel beat him on the same bike last year. Baz has given Sykes a decent run for his money at times despite coming onto the bike midseason under awful circumstances. Interested in the technical side of Baz's comment that it's the size of your body and limbs that make all the difference, can anyone who's more clued-up about the practicalities of riding comment on this?

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