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MacktheKnife

April 26, 2011 7:01 PM

F1 » Rosberg: Current F1 regs 'take the enjoyment away'


107SS2009 on this occasion I agree with you. The 2011 regs have so far produced very exciting racing. I for one do enjoy the watching the teams strategy unfold during the race. But be aware, as the the teams start to reliably model the tyres performance over the next few races all the data will lead to a convergence of strategy and maybe less excitement. We shall see.

MacktheKnife

April 23, 2011 11:06 AM

F1 » Parr: New engines will be good for F1


107SS2009 - Just to correct your information output. around 2005 The FIA was forced by the F1 teams to normalise engine power. Why? Because no other team could match the power output and relaibility of the Mercedes power plant. This resulted in the Merc's loosing some 15% of peak power. You are ineed correct the new engines will only be deliver full output for around 70% of lap. However this is true of the current engines. If you were to run the current engines at max output continuously they would fail pretty quickly. Not the case with the new engine with a 12K rev limit which would happily run all day long. Going back to my original point that F1 must change and it must be relevant to bring in new money.

MacktheKnife

April 22, 2011 11:23 PM

F1 » Parr: New engines will be good for F1


107SS2009 If you think spinning and engine at 20k is rocket science then I suspect you don't know as much as you would have me believe. My bog standard motorcycle rev's to 16k! When looking at the new engine regulations I think you are missing some important factors. Todays V8's are probably no more than 30% efficient. Adding next generation turbos and 90% efficient electrical drives (the KERS system) will have a dramatic effect on efficiency and hence fuel consumption. Your figures ignored these important factors.

MacktheKnife

April 22, 2011 9:01 AM

F1 » Parr: New engines will be good for F1


107SS2009 I may not know as much about engines as you, however I do know that the V8 racing engine is virtually unchanged from the early 1960's. Torque remains unchanged being around the same a standard bmw saloon car engine. The higher power outputs gained only by spinning the engine ever faster. And that my friend is not rocket science. Surely moving towards a lower revving turbo charged engine with a substantial KERS pack is a way forward. For certain the levels of torque will increase significantly, the power output will remain similar to today but fuel consumption should drop by at least 50%. This change will bring into F1 new companies that over the last two decades have been working on the development of electrical HSD's (High Speed Drives). Now is that not progress.

MacktheKnife

April 21, 2011 1:11 PM

F1 » Parr: New engines will be good for F1


What a set of 'Flat earthers' most of you guys are. Why on earth can you not embrace change? F1 should rejuvinate itself and this engine change will allow more competition and will bring new teams into the sport. Some teams may leave and that is thier choice. But to say the removal of V8's is the end of F1 is wrong. The current V8 engines have normalised power outputs and the designs have been frozen for years. How is that competition? Give the engine designers a new challenge. It's long overdue.

MacktheKnife

April 20, 2011 3:09 PM

F1 » Ecclestone rubbishes F1 sale reports


RD350LC I know many people share your views. But it doesn't mean you and they are right. It probably just means that you have a very narrow jaundiced view of the world. Are you teling me that the 'working man' can no longer afford to go watch football, cricket and Rugby. Murdoch would not have built his empire by offering products that the masses did not want or could not afford. Like I said previously don't be silly.

MacktheKnife

April 20, 2011 2:35 PM

F1 » Ecclestone rubbishes F1 sale reports


And what damage is that? Both cricket and football before SKY got involved they were slum sports now they are in rude health and interest is sky high. I'm more than happy for News Corp to take over F1. It's just become fashionable to knock Murdoch like it was fashionable and trendy to rubbish Microsoft during the '90s. News Corp makes good business sense. And as for right wing propaganda, just grow up and don't be silly.


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