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redcarfan

September 16, 2014 3:42 PM
Last Edited 4 days ago

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions


Formula Hybrid (formerly Formula 1) is doing its very best to kill the sport. We have hybrid engine units, electronic braking/recovery systems, battery units, ERS, turbos and many other assorted systems on the "car". The driver is no longer a driver, he is a system manger in the cockpit of a system traveling at very high rates of speed. Couple this with the fact that power units and transmissions are limited by more stupid regulations and the management of them becomes even more important. Not to mention the management of limited sets of a spec tire. Other forms of racing allow conversations with the pit about car and driver performance and it is not a problem. Try this, give them as many V10's as they can build, 4 sets of any tire they want and all the fuel they need and let's see who has the fastest car? Racing is ONLY about who has the fastest car. I am just about to walk away.

redcarfan

September 16, 2014 3:44 PM
Last Edited 4 days ago

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions


Ditch the rule. There are stupid rules and this is one of them.

ProfessorX:
107SS2009: Not liking the ban on something that is blatantly infringing a rule/regulatio that all on the grid go racing under does not change the fact that said rule is being breached. ... If a team/s feels that a rule/regulation needs an upgrade/change that team/s should have gone through the proper channels ...
The thing is, the rule is still being broken, even by the FIA's own standards. This is life, and people don't follow "the rules" if the benefits outweigh the risks (not as advertised on television.) "The rule" 20.1 needs to be rewritten very precisely, and the FIA needs to add a very clear glossary (no parenthetical statements) to their sporting regulations. The FIA should not be above their own rules, this sets a very poor precedent. The question Lewis was alluding to at the last driver's press conference, possibly.

redcarfan

September 11, 2014 11:09 PM

F1 » FIA bans driver performance radio messages


iusedtobesleepy: I have finally come to the conclusion that so many of the posters on here don't actually watch F1. I agree with the ban, it doesn't go far enough. So far this year I have heard engineers in the pits telling drivers when to change gear, where to turn into a bend and how much throttle to use?? Surely no one can agree that is acceptable?? As for some on here having a go at Lewis, hold on a minute aren't you all howling for blood on other threads where you categorically state he should be sacked for ignoring his pit messages?? Can't have it both ways guys! (If you all think it through logically, the reason we here more of Lewis and Nico's messages nips because they are at the front, it isn't just them that get messages from the pits guys??).
Name another form of auto racing that does not allow a high level of communication from the pit to the driver? Formula Hybrid is in a slow death spiral.

redcarfan

September 11, 2014 3:55 PM

F1 » FIA bans driver performance radio messages


F1 is now the Formula Hybrid series with engine changes taking 6 to 7 hours. Minor adjustments 1 to 2 hours. Limits on "power units", limits on transmissions, limits on gear ratios, frozen engine development, fuel flow management systems, spec tires and with all this the team cannot tell the driver where his management attention needs to be! The drivers are no longer drivers, they are drivers and system managers. How about this, go back to V10's, four sets of any tire they want and give them all the fuel they want and we see who has the fastest car? I am on the verge of walking away.

redcarfan

April 25, 2014 7:21 PM

F1 » Wolff in favour of cost cap


Cost cap! What a joke. If they didn't keep changing the formula costs would go down. Merc was the biggest reason that the formula was changed and the development of the Formula Hybrid cars is the most expensive in history. Merc said they would leave if they didn't get the politically correct "power units". Now they want about to cry about cost!

redcarfan

March 18, 2014 1:03 PM

F1 » Ecclestone warns quieter F1 could be costly


This is NOT F1, this is a politically science experiment. Has anyone else noticed that FOM does not have any way for fans (those who pay for F1) to enter comments? That tells me all I need to know about Bernie's regard for those that pay for this farce. The FIA site does not really want comments from the public but you can give your thoughts if you use one of the silly subject headings. I have NO desire to watch hybrid cars recover energy and "conserve" fuel. That is NOT racing.


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