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1Jez

February 14, 2014 2:31 PM
Last Edited 287 days ago

F1 » Maldonado a ‘great fighter’ and ‘underestimated’


I think being such a "fighter" is his biggest problem, not an asset! Most drivers will finesse their way into a position to pass or defend. World champions will box cleverly, setting up with a jab to deliver a stronger blow. Maldonado just takes his gloves off and starts swinging haymakers like a buffoon. There is no denying that the sole reason he entered F1 was money. He did not leave Williams to go to Lotus - Williams dropped him and Lotus decided AFTER the Quantum deal turned out to be a dud that they were desparate enough for money to risk putting him in a car. Lotus were dead keen on Hulkenberg when they thought Quantum was coming to the rescue. He does not deserve a seat in F1 because he would certainly not have a drive without the money he brings. He fluked his win, as @sprulz explained.

1Jez

March 04, 2014 5:48 AM
Last Edited 294 days ago

F1 » The next test is for the sport


I think the reliability issues will be sorted out fairly rapidly. My concern for the quality of racing is not the engines, but the fuel restrictions. We've seen fuel saving measures in F1 for quite some time, however this has been dictated by teams trying to find the fastest way to the chequred flag (due to weight penalty versus additional fuel for full throttle, etc). This is saving fuel to win a race, or, rather counter intuitively, saving fuel to go faster. The new regulations require fuel saving for the sake of saving fuel. I'm concerned that we will constantly see drivers drop five or 10 seconds off the pace just to finish the race while other drivers breeze past because they're on a different fuel saving strategy. Race strategy has always been a part of this sport, but it should not be so strategic that it more closely resembles chess at the expense of good open wheel racing. Fortunately, if it is all a great big disaster, the fuel regulations can be changed independently of th

1Jez

March 04, 2014 12:37 PM

F1 » The next test is for the sport


@Yes and Seakay - I'll be at Albert Park for the Friday, so I promise to provide an unfiltered, honest, not-approved-by-Bernie report on how they sound at their peak. Quali will be the real test, but I'm hoping we'll get an indication in FP2. I must say, however, that it's more than a little disappointing to not have any high quality footage from testing that is readily available. The crappy footage I have seen/heard so far (from Jerez) was... uninspiring.

1Jez

March 03, 2014 3:14 AM

F1 » Second Bahrain F1 test – Combined results


Remember Lotus talking up a claim that they could be the lead Renault team? Ha! They did the least number of laps of any team and, more importantly, were the slowest of any team. For crying out loud, Lotus' quickest lap was more than 1.2s behind Caterham's quickest and a whopping great 3.6s behind Torro Rosso. At this stage I think STR is the lead Renault team! Forget lead Renault team - at this point Lotus is bringing up the rear. Even Caterham is performing better.

1Jez

February 25, 2014 12:58 PM

F1 » Susie Wolff to get two FP1 runs with Williams F1


Taipan: Yuji Ide in 2006. (I think)
Lol. Well done Ty, but how did that end? From Wikipedia: "In the November 2009 issue of F1 Racing Magazine, Yuji was named as one of the five worst F1 drivers in history." This is kind of my point. She wont make a race drive at this late stage and perhaps she shouldn't based on her performance to date. However, I do hope she does well in her FP1 runs as I think it is important for female drivers for the reasons previously stated.

1Jez

February 25, 2014 4:05 AM

F1 » Susie Wolff to get two FP1 runs with Williams F1


Ty - I should elaborate... I don't think the glass ceiling is in F1. I don't necessarily disagree that Susie is getting a shot at least partially because of Toto, but if she can at least hold her own in FP1 then she can demonstrate to the old guard that girls can do it to. It would be naive to suggest that women receive the same opportunities as men in the lower and feeder categories of motor sport, which then means that they don't develop the same experience or are provided the same promotional opportunity. How many female drivers are there in GP2 or GP3 to show their talent to F1 teams?

1Jez

February 12, 2014 2:16 PM

F1 » V8 GP support to adopt double points’ format


Walrus909 - what are talking about? No, there isn't an Australian equivalent of the Mustang, not that that is relevant, though Ford are apparently looking at importing it here. The wheelbase is not really what I'm talking about. The point I'm trying to make is that the chassis in all V8 Supercars is built to the same spec, which means they have absolutely nothing to do with the road cars they purport to represent. The Holden Monaro, badged as a Pontiac GTO, used the GM GenIII 5.7L (I used to own one - loved it). Holden have not sold a 5 litre engine since 1999 - 15 years ago. The reason V8 Supercars is a 5 litre engine class is because both Holden and Ford sold only 5 litre engines when Group A was abandoned in the '90s - solely to ban the Nissan R32 GT-R - and the category was rewritten as V8 Supercars.


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