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AlexKulibin

October 20, 2013 10:26 PM

F1 » Sergey Sirotkin: I don't feel any pressure


Well, it's hard to say what F1 is, really. If it's the drivers, then yes, one has to fight his way through lower formulae first to deserve a seat in the top tier for the sake of greater justice. If it's the spectators, then it's everything from sponsors to facilities on-track - drivers and teams are somewhere in between. For me, as a spectator - the more drivers on the grid are compatriots -the better because I have someone to cheer for. For the teams and the sponsors how the driver gets in isn't all that important - whether he pays his way in or it's the results that do the talking - a driver is but one detail in a huge mechanism. An F1 grid always has drivers who aren't great at what they do. But they still contribute to the sport.

AlexKulibin

October 20, 2013 7:37 PM

F1 » Sergey Sirotkin: I don't feel any pressure


The whole of F1 grid consists of .. what mostly Germans/Brits/French/Finns/South Americans. Like it always has. This is old news and ultimately bad for investments. F1 is currently trying to expand to other countries, and seeing how it's very hard to do without the drivers from corresponding countries - F1 has to make exceptions. Russia, among many others, is the one country that is able to maintain a stable flow of coin into the sport, if given a few "discounts" at first. With Petrov, it didn't work, because the guy was there at the wrong place and time. Now that the Sochi GP is go, F1 needs a Russian driver - right here, right now. Sirotkin's abilities are unconvincing, true, but he is young, therefore better prone to adaptation. Who knows, maybe he'll prove himself just fine. There is, however, an upcoming generation of world class Russian drivers, who were trained with accordance to professional European tradition (the likes of Daniil Kvyat). I believe the time when Russian drivers

AlexKulibin

September 04, 2013 6:57 PM

F1 » Tost: We would have liked to keep Ricciardo


Bob Jane, well, 6th place in Canada was a one-off thing, and the previous best result (in the 2009-2012 years) was 7th place, just one lower, which is not a big deal. Last year the team came ninth in the Constructor's championship, exactly the same as in 2010, with an average of 11th finishing spot. This year something happened to their main competition, no wonder the team is running in 7th place. Sauber and Williams are not a challenge any more, hence the slightly better results. All I'm saying is that Toro Rosso is a flawed concept. They should've given a fair chance for Buemi/Algersuari to enter a top team, instead they fired them like garbage and hired a new pairing, which is on the same level of skill. I have nothing against Vergne or Ricciardo, but seeing how Daniel was signed up mid-season for questionable feats makes me think that it was a done deal long ago. Plus there's no knowing if Ricciardo will beat his teammate. The two are going toe to toe.

AlexKulibin

September 03, 2013 4:55 PM

F1 » Tost: We would have liked to keep Ricciardo


This is all very interesting but tell me this. Is the Ricciardo/Vergne pairing that better than Buemi/Algersuari? The results of both pairings look almost identical, yet all we see is praise about how great Ricciardo is. If anything, Toro Rosso doesn't even do what it's supposed to (that is granting the drivers a proper stepping stone to Red Bull based on a weighted evaluation of a driver's performance, not on Mateschitz's turbulence of emotions.)

AlexKulibin

January 25, 2013 5:00 PM

F1 » Russian GP set for November date


It's a real geography test for anyone not from Russia to try and guess the climatic conditions of a Russian city. Sochi hasn't been chosen to host a GP "just cos", you know. You ever been to Greece or Croatia? Well, Sochi has Mediterranean climate, meaning that in November the temperature's going to be around 16-20 C'. No bears for spectators and no vodka, communism or any other stupid crap that everyone thinks about, should the talks turn towards Russia.


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