Crash.Net User: 1Jez

Comments rating: 797
Position in rating: 250

Show Comments on:


March 31, 2014 6:09 AM

F1 » What we learned at the Malaysian Grand Prix

Regarding the need for fuel flow sensors being safety - "...the risk of cars travelling at vastly different speeds with one on 50kg/h and another on 150kg/h was greatly reduced." What, like when cars where flying past Raikkonen when he had a flat tyre on Sunday - that kind of speed differential? Or the kind of speed differential between Kovalainen's Lotus and Webber's Red Bull at Valencia in 2010? Think about which one of those two examples ended in a very serious crash and you may come to the conclusion that fuel flow regulation has very little, if anything, to do with safety. F1 races will often witness a car limp around the track to get back to the pits under race conditions. Pick a cause - broken front wing, flat tyre, busted suspension, gearbox problem, it's a 2014 Lotus... Seldom (actually, I can't recall an example in modern F1) does it end in catastrophe.


April 07, 2014 12:56 PM

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash

Words fail to describe how infuriating it is to see the difference in penalties between a driver stupidly causing an actual crash that is quite serious and a team error where that the driver has nothing to do with it and no harm is caused. How the hell does the former, where a bloke gets sent to hospital, get only a five place penalty and the latter, where there is little to no danger and certainly no actual crash, a 10 place penalty? Sort it out, FIA. This is absolutely outragous.


April 07, 2014 1:47 PM

F1 » Ricciardo happy to be ‘close’ to podium return

F1isaFraud - if your moniker is what representative of what you think of F1, why are you on an an F1 news website wasting your (and our, for that matter) time making comments? Paddock and Yes both made relevant and good points and all you have done is blow in from nowhere and get aggressive. Dude, go away if you don't like F1. You can also just go away if you want to continue making comments in that fashion.


April 03, 2014 3:18 PM

F1 » Sutil: I don’t even have a water bottle…

This is appalling. Driving without a way to remain hydrated over 1.5 hours in the dry desert heat of Bahrain is nothing short of dangerous. Not to mention the long term effects on the drivers. Forget consensus from the drivers, the FIA needs to grow a pair and up the minimum weight by 20kg on safety grounds. Or, how about a driver minimum weight? Those drivers that don't make the minimum must carry ballast in the cockpit or seat. That way there's no point dropping weight out of the driver himself because it will still end up in the car.


April 03, 2014 3:50 PM
Last Edited 681 days ago

F1 » Sutil: I don’t even have a water bottle…

Benignlyindifferent - I doubt you would see an overweight driver in modern Formula 1 even if they could make it down to the minimum car weight. The demands on the body are such that anyone short of professional athlete fitness is going to be uncompetitive as a driver half way through the race due to exhaustion. Not to mention they wouldn't fit into the cockpit (Ricciardo struggled to fit and he's no couch potato). My concern with simply upping the minimum car weight is that teams may use that additional weight in the car and continue to require the drivers to stay light. Having a minimum driver weight allows taller drivers to maintain their ideal body shape and shorter drivers are not disadvantaged with seat ballast to make weight. At the moment, taller drivers are clearly disadvantaged.


April 01, 2014 4:08 PM

F1 » Boullier locking Magnussen in a room

That testing stat that Boullier quotes at the end of the article is pretty frightening. Whilst there are feeder series such as GP2, GP3 and WSBR, nothing is quite like a Formula 1 car and the comparative absence of pre season milage seems to be asking for trouble. It's a credit to the current stock of rookies that they're doing as well as they are given their age and (lack of) experience in F1.


March 30, 2014 1:13 PM

F1 » Ricciardo hit with 10 place grid penalty

What utter crap. I've never heard of an in-race penalty being backed up by another penalty at the following race. @Giveway is spot on. This is an incredibly harsh punishment. The only person who was disadvantaged by the unsafe release was Ricciardo himself! If he held up another car in the pits, one may argue for a harsher penalty, but there were no other cars around.

Page 6 of 30
« 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  »

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.