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1Jez

September 09, 2014 7:47 AM

F1 » Horner: Ricciardo's overtaking 'up there with the best'


Richard, come on, you cannot possibly sit there and argue with a straight face that Vettel let Ricciardo through! Ricciardo was faster in every phase in of the race with the exception of the start box to turn 1. Not to mention the driving defence Vettel put up. Yes, Ricciardo's tyres were younger, but that doesn't exclude Ricciardo from being faster than Vettel (quite the opposite, it confirms that he was!). It's also a credit to Ricciardo that was able to make the option last so long - one more aspect in which he has consistently outperformed Vettel this season. Face it - in 2014, Daniel Ricciardo is a better racing driver than Sebastian Vettel. Three wins to zero, multiple passes on track and otherwise a results walloping when both drivers finish the race says you can't really argue with that.

1Jez

August 28, 2014 3:11 AM

F1 » Renault has ‘renewed confidence’ for Monza


"F1 is hard work, but also luck, and we had this [on Sunday]." Luck is a fantasy - it doesn't exist. It drives me nuts when people in sport attribute either a good or poor result to luck. It implies that there was no discernable cause for the outcome, which is obviously rubbish. I play squash and I have an erratic serve. People will often say 'bad luck' when I serve the ball out - it's not bad luck, it's a skill that I need to develop and luck has nothing to do with it. Training, not luck, will improve my serve. It's the same in F1. Ricciardo wasn't lucky to win any of his races - he was right where he needed to be to due to skill and a well managed race plan. Remi Taffin needs to realise that Renault will only do well if learns from both good and bad results. You won't learn anything if you put it down to dumb luck.

1Jez

August 04, 2014 6:54 AM

F1 » Melbourne to retain Australian GP until 2020


sprulz: Is it possible for F1 to go to Mount Panorama?
As awesome as that would be, I understand that the short answer is no. It would be very difficult to bring the Mount Panorama circuit up to F1 safety standards, if it were possible at all. Also, I think The Dipper causes F1 cars some problems, so the turn would need to be re-profiled (that would wreck the spectacle for the tin-tops in that particular section).

1Jez

July 31, 2014 5:09 AM
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F1 » Caterham set to counter-sue employees


Caterham's statement is written in a language similar to English, called Legalese. I'm not fluent, but I'll try to translate a little - "Caterham F1 Team's staff are employed by a company that is a supplier to the company that holds its F1 licence, the licence that allows it to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship. "Additionally, the team has read claims that its staff were not paid in July - again, this is wholly untrue. Every individual currently employed by Caterham F1 Team was paid their July salary..." This loosely translates to "those who were let go were not let go by the Team, because they don't work for the Team so don't blame us. Those who do work for the Team were paid for July, but that may not include those who do not work for the Team as aforementioned."

1Jez

July 29, 2014 5:18 AM

F1 » ‘He still managed to crash in to Jules’


Oh, how this man infuriates me. Never in the field of Formula 1 has the misfortune of so many been caused by so few. No driver has been penalised more often in one season than Maldonado. Why he still holds a super licence is beyond me. Take the decision to hire him out of desperate, cash-strapped teams' hands. Actually, I think I'd rather see him retain his super licence and the teams be given a greater share of the profit by FOM. That way he can be shown the door based on his lack of skill alone and he will have no-one to blame but himself.

1Jez

July 17, 2014 2:53 AM

F1 » Renault expecting performance boost in Germany


107SS2009: The actual ICE (internal combustion engine) produced by Mercedes, FERRARI and Renault this year are remarkably close in performance (ICE power output), Mercedes big advantage comes from the hybrid areas
This seems counter intuitive given that the output of the electric motor is capped by the regulations, whereas the ICE output is not. Your comments regarding consistency in harvesting energy and testing make sense, but I'm struggling with the quoted bit.

1Jez

May 15, 2014 4:31 PM

F1 » Maldonado dreaming of Monaco podium


Don't get ahead of yourself, Pastor. Dream is right - perhaps some points would be a more appropriate target before you start thinking of podiums, particularly at Monaco. We all know that testing times mean very little, if anything at all. Chilton going quickest on day one clearly demonstrates this point. With Mercedes well in front of everyone, Red Bull clearly the best of the rest, then Ferrari, Williams and Force India scrapping for third best team, I just can't see Lotus being anywhere near the podium - especially Maldonado. Maldonado will be lucky to finish the race (he has never finished a race at Monaco in F1), let alone get in the points (for the first time this season, don't forget), let alone get on the steps of the royal box.

1Jez

May 14, 2014 7:47 AM

F1 » Spain F1 test results - day one: 13 May


Sprulz, Hairy Luthier, Russell13 - there is a whole race weekend's worth of Pirelli F1 rubber laid on the track now, that's why the times are so much quicker. Not to mention a day's testing as well - the race was 66 laps yet most teams are doing more than that in a testing day. Ever heard of the term "rubbered in"? Testing after a race meeting at the same track is an extreme example of it. I'd be surprised if the fastest testing times WEREN'T significantly faster than quali.


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