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November 06, 2014 3:39 AM

F1 » Horner: F1 rules used to change to slow Red Bull

The engine freeze, whilst keeping costs down, is competitively unsustainable. If the power gap cannot be closed, then the only way to win the championships is to obtain Mercedes power. Can you imagine the entire grid with Merc engines? It would be a farce. The other scenario is that new engine manufacturers can develop to no limit prior to entry having not yet entered a homologated engine. I'm sure Honda have learned the lessons that Ferrari and Renault have lived, so one would expect the Honda engine to be very competitive (they can adopt the split turbo, for example). If this is the case, the existing engine suppliers are at a distinct disadvantage. Renault is sitting here unable to develop their donkey of an engine and Ferrari is left somewhere in the middle, so half the field switch to Honda. Or maybe RBR do a deal with VW Group who develop a newer engine than Honda. Now Renault is left totally uncompetitive with no means of improving and departs the sport. Suddenly the Merc engin


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.


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.


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).


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."


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.


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.

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