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March 28, 2014 11:57 AM

F1 » ‘I don’t want to be a one hit wonder’ – Ricciardo

stewie: @bob jane, Also one of the big factors is that every other teams followed the FIA directive during the race. You cannot claim it's unfair when everyone else had followed the rules.
What other teams did is completely irrelevant in terms of finding RBR guilty. As for following rules, F1 has 2 sets of rules the sporting regulations and the technical regulations, those are the written rules that everyone has to follow and if RBR's appeal is to fail it will fail based on breaching one of those sets of rules. Directives given during the race are not official rules, they are advice or someone's interpretation of the rules. If directives were official rules it would mean Charlie could rewrite the rules whenever it suited him.


March 28, 2014 1:34 PM

F1 » Vettel: Good to be up there

Exhibit A. Sodesu Oh for crying out loud, the 130+ db the new engines have been measured at is hardly quiet! The damaging effects on your ears start at 80 db so it's still plenty loud even for the masochistic hardcore fans. Now there's a big relief for you folks, it will still damage your ears! Yay! Besides, if you're only after the sound why would you even bother going to the actual race anyway? It would be much better to just go to a friday practice, it saves you tons of money you get just as many dbs for it. Yay! :p


March 28, 2014 12:54 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: The sound of a conspiracy

Some of this I kind of agree with, the mic's on track really don't seem to be picking up much sound for some reason, surely that's an easy fix? Sometimes a car passes the TV screen and you hear nothing, it's just wrong. The conspiracy theory part, where journalists tell us that they sound great in real life so that we'll rush out and buy race tickets is complete bo**ocks though, I mean how many of us actually listen to F1 journalists? (sorry Kate) I think PCXmerc's conspiracy theory about Ford starting WW2 holds more water than this, and anyone with a brain knows that's complete garbage.


March 28, 2014 12:36 PM

F1 » ‘I don’t want to be a one hit wonder’ – Ricciardo

Taipan: the sensors reportedly cost $26000 each! As Marko said "so much for money saving"
You're kidding?
No kidding that's the reported cost for a "fully calibrated" sensor. I couldn't believe it either, 26 grand for a frickin sensor that doesn't work!! RBR spent $130000 on 5 of them to find a decent one! The ridiculous thing is the cost of one sensor would probably be more than the value of fuel saving for all cars over the whole season compared to last years V8's.


March 28, 2014 12:20 PM

F1 » ‘I don’t want to be a one hit wonder’ – Ricciardo

RBR bought 5 new fuel sensors for Malaysia in the hope that "at least one would work properly" It's been reported in The Times that Ricciardo's sensor wasn't working properly in P1 so a new one was installed for P2. They also claim that STR were having sensor problems during practice. And the sensors reportedly cost $26000 each! As Marko said "so much for money saving"

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