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Taipan

March 23, 2014 9:20 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Fuel madness


Ianman, I agree with much of that, I don't agree that the 100kg/h limit is to prevent running out of fuel as running out of fuel is still a real possibility with the flow limiter. The 100kg/h is to limit power, although I agree talk of 1700bhp is complete nonsense. I believe RBR must have very good evidence that they have not broken the 100kg/h limit or they would not be appealing but as you alluded to, and as I mentioned a couple of days ago RBR proving that they did not break the rules and getting the FiA to admit that it's them who are in the wrong could be two completely different things. Oh and congrats for using parsimonious, a Crash first I believe! but it would make sense for Crash to show the character limit, quite a few posters get caught out with the secret limit.

Taipan

March 24, 2014 10:44 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal date set


Sunny, I really don't see what other teams have to do with this, if they chose to make adjustments good for them. It doesn't change the fact that RBR were excluded for exceeding the fuel flow limit and they say they didn't and claim that they can prove it. Unlike some who are utterly certain of the outcome, I'm happy to admit that I have no idea what the outcome will be, but I am certain that this issue needs to be investigated and RBR are right to appeal. If the stewards can DQ a car based on information from a sensor which has proved to be inaccurate we have a problem and it needs to be resolved. The only way to resolve it is to gather all the information available and hear both sides of the story and hopefully someone with some sense will decide a fair judgement.

Taipan

March 24, 2014 8:50 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal date set


Obviously no one's told Mateschitz that he doesn't have a leg to stand on, he had this to say... "The fact is that the federation’s sensor has given inaccurate values since the beginning of the winter tests” “We can prove that we were within the limits in Australia" So hypothetically speaking, IF they prove that the sensor was inaccurate and IF they prove they were below the 100kg/h throughout the race weekend, are they still guilty of breaking the 100kg/h limit?

Taipan

March 22, 2014 4:09 PM

F1 » New chief for Russian F1 Grand Prix


Rob, It's news to me that the US will soon be self sufficient in oil, but I'll take your word for it. Russia on the other hand produces about 5 times more than it requires. As for soon being able to fill voids, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and much of Asia is a bloody big void to fill, unless the US is about to produce 3 times more oil, use less and become very generous I can't see it. Bottom line is if we (and I mean the planet) pisses off Russia the consequences could be horrendous and that's not even taking armed conflict into account.

Taipan

March 22, 2014 2:43 PM

F1 » New chief for Russian F1 Grand Prix


Rob, You might think the Russian military machine is out of date but it's not. When Russia fight they fight land battles, that's why they have a predominantly land based army. But if you doubt their military strength consider this strength, they are the biggest oil producers on Earth, they could switch off supplies to most of Eastern Europe, lots of Western Europe and much of Asia including China overnight. Imagine what that would do to those countries and imagine what it would do to the price of oil. Then when you consider that the US uses twice as much oil than it produces during peace time, just how much more would it need to fight a war in Russia? The costs alone would be crippling. Some people might overlook Russia's strength since the fall of the Soviet Union but it's a mistake.


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