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UncleSam

July 10, 2013 2:35 AM

F1 » Red Bull takes steps to avoid pit repeat


Any fault or financial responsibility for the photographers injuries lie securely upon the shoulders of FOM. If the crews are required to wear safety equipment, so should every person allowed in the pits. It is a dangerous area and reasonable precautions should have been taken. Racing is dangerous and one needs to be aware of their surroundings, even in the pits. Red Bull wasn't the first, and won't be the last, to release a car before it is safe to do so. The pressure cooker that is the 2.5 second pit stop causes errors, it is just the nature of the beast.

UncleSam

June 09, 2013 2:56 PM
Last Edited 558 days ago

F1 » ‘Confident’ Brawn gave green light for test


@35edme The FIA stated that they were contacted by Pirelli and Mercedes if it would be possible to test with the current cars. Pirelli does have a provision for them to carry out up to 1000km of testing with any team - provided every team is offered the opportunity to do so. The FIA said that it could be possible, but every team must be given the same offer. This did not occur. Pirelli believes it offered all teams the same chance, citing a 2012 email sent to all the teams, the FIA and FOM. They cannot provide documentation of any offers for the Barcelona test or the teams subsequent refusal to participate. Again, there were no FIA observers present at Barcelona, so no one knows what really occurred, other than those being accused.

UncleSam

June 09, 2013 2:29 PM

F1 » ‘Confident’ Brawn gave green light for test


@35edme There is no written exception within the sporting regulations to the extent you infer. There are NO exceptions to the in-season testing ban of current cars. Sorry but you are defending an exception that does not exist. The only exceptions are one three day young driver test (open to drivers that have competed in no more than two world championship races) and four one day aerodynamic tests carried out on FIA approved straight line or constant radius sites. The test in question does not meet these requirements, does it?

UncleSam

June 09, 2013 1:06 PM
Last Edited 558 days ago

F1 » ‘Confident’ Brawn gave green light for test


@35edme It makes no difference whose idea the test was, Merc is clearly in the wrong by participating with their current car and drivers. It is not a matter of interpretation. To say nothing was gained by Mercedes and their drivers is blind stupidity. Give Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton, Raikkonen, or any of these drivers extensive laps on a tire, and they are skilled enough to apply different driving techniques to increase its life and performance. I could care less if Merc and Pirella say they were testing a 2014 tire, because they will say anything at this point to cover their backsides, and they cannot prove that 2013 tires were not used because the FIA did not have an observer at the test. Also, who can say if Merc were testing aero bits while testing the tires, the only witnesses are the accused. The bottom line is this was a clear violation and the fairness of the remaining races has been compromised.

UncleSam

June 09, 2013 12:48 AM
Last Edited 558 days ago

F1 » ‘Confident’ Brawn gave green light for test


The problem for the FIA is that the information gleaned at the test, by Mercedes alone, cannot be unlearned at this point, nor can Pirelli afford to fund private tests for the rest of the teams to gain the same knowledge. This was not a breach of a gray area in the rules, it was a blatant disregard for a regulation that was forged in iron, that every team knew not to do. Desperation is no excuse, nor is ignorance to the regulation. The only acceptable punishment, aside from private tests for the teams who have not had one, is to exclude Mercedes from all results from the test date forward and seizure of all data from the test. Fairness cannot be achieved in any other manner. Being a good chap doesn't allow Brawn free reign to follow only rules of his choosing. Give Adrian Newey 1000 laps more tire data, than that of his competition, and the RB9 will finish every race 1-2 and be a minimum 45 seconds clear of 3rd.

UncleSam

January 08, 2013 1:29 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha


@Motojunky As I stated earlier, I don't see any posts here that state Spies should have retained his mount. In reference to the blinkered comments of Separated, Spies one lucky win, as he puts it, was a complete domination of a weekend, fastest in practice, only prevented from the pole by a crash by another rider, and completely controlled the race from start to finish. That is not luck, sorry. His spin on the 2011 points is simply dumb because of the far greater number of full factory bikes on the grid, or is that too much for Spies haters, like yourselves, to consider? What is baffling is why you and Separated can't post in support of your favorite riders instead of trolling on a Spies thread, explain that....

UncleSam

January 06, 2013 9:54 PM
Last Edited 712 days ago

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha


@Codger Thanks for the compliment, I will admit that at one time I was among the trolls though. I would impose my views on others, with little respect for their views. For those reasons Separated does not want to talk with me, as we have had our issues in the past, but today I try to be fair and I am open for discussion. You are very fair in your comments as well. I agree Spies will need to up his game, but the environment at Ducati already seems more positive and supportive than that which Yamaha provided. A point not raised by many in regards to Spies struggles last year is the overwhelming silence by Yamaha. I cannot believe that they would not rally behind Lorenzo if he had befallen the same situation as Spies. There would have been press releases, voices of support, parts modified, but Spies got nothing but negative reinforcement and silence. For me, not the type of environment that breeds success. I know Spies did not perform.....

UncleSam

January 06, 2013 8:01 PM
Last Edited 712 days ago

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha


@Separated I scanned back through a fair amount of the posts here, I can't seem to locate the ones where people are saying Spies should have retained his mount at Yamaha. There are many wishing Spies well, many saying good riddance, several go back to AMA, but I failed to locate the ones you are referring to. As a Rossi fan you should be slightly concerned, as the culture has changed at Yamaha. Rossi is not being brought back to win a title and if he threatens Lorenzo, he will suffer the same fate as Spies.

UncleSam

January 06, 2013 4:22 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: The moment I decided to leave Yamaha


@Separated I also take exception to your double standard in regards to injuries. In one breath you bash Spies for missing races due to injury, and lets face it he had some rather huge crashes last season, then you defend Rossi by playing the injury card. Please attempt to exercise some fairness in your posts, not just what you can spin to suit your argument.


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