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mrfill

November 28, 2014 12:19 PM

F1 » Wolff promoted to Williams F1 test driver


107SS2009: “Scratch my back and I will scratch yours” or “You scratch my back and I will scratch yours”. Monkeys do that all the time because they can’t scratch their own. And not to worry about next year as we are not going to allow rivals to try and close the gap “We are all right jack” and that’s all that matters in any competition/sports.
By rivals I assume you mean the other Merc powered teams, otherwise I cannot see how Merc are not going to allow a catch up. They didn't write the regs and they are not seeking to change the regs. While I question their motives (...branding exercise..) for being in F1, I don't think that hobbling a team for doing the job better than the rest is really the direction F1 should go.

mrfill

November 28, 2014 12:53 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Dog eat dog eat F1


Historically F1 has always lagged about 5 years behind the world economy. They are living in 2009 and are finding it hard. Why? Because when they cooked up the idea of the hybrid PU it was at the same time as the budget cap idea. F1 was still awash with money and the budgets were huge, even when the world economy was down the pan, so the budget cap was dismissed along with the maximum price for the new PU. Fast forward to now and F1 is now struggling because the vast, uncapped cost of the PUs is crippling the smaller teams. Add to that the massive greed of the big teams who reduced the hand out to the smaller teams (by demanding more for themselves) and we end up with the current mess. All this time the FIA have sat back and done diddly squat, just blaming everyone else. Now they actually realise there might be a problem they are stymied as they have lost their authority.

mrfill

November 27, 2014 12:11 PM

F1 » Wehrlein tops final F1 test as McLaren struggles


vlady: Yes.. Some rookie like pascal maybe can win the championship.. But.. If they have Lewis or Nico as teammate I doubt they can manage to beat them.. And team + sponsors need a famous face to promote their product and do PR.. key??
Well, Mercedes have said they are in F1 as a 'branding exercise' so they need a big name and recognisable face for the adverts and all the planted stories that we get subjected to over the season.

mrfill

November 28, 2014 1:03 PM

MotoGP » Miller knocks two seconds off his Sepang best


bikenut: Don't think he has even found his current limits(crashed yet) so he has still got speed in reserve! Mm took a practice year in Moto2 before winning moto2 so don't expect too much from miller in his first year on motogp without those 2 years in moto 2 I think his progress is fine!
'A practice year'... 7 wins (Bradl had 4), 3 seconds and a third. Retired 3 and missed the final 2 races through injury. Some practice....

mrfill

November 27, 2014 7:01 PM
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MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


Sometimes, Dorna get it right. Any team could win a race so the final result is weighted far more towards the better riders. And that is how it should be - a series to establish the best rider, not who has the biggest wallet. Example - the electronics have a maximum cost of 650€. You don't get much for that but any team can afford the best available.

mrfill

November 27, 2014 7:18 PM

MotoGP » Miller knocks two seconds off his Sepang best


More likely is that the team are doing what they said they would and have turned on more electronics to get him used to them. The Honda has plenty of electronics and he must get used to using them. This is just a sensible learning path and a 2 second improvement is ok. Miller is not out to set any records yet and this testing is familiarisation. When they start testing in 2015, we will then see how Miller gets on. Until then its just guesswork.

mrfill

November 28, 2014 3:55 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


V4Poweeeer: Has anyone thought that there isn't any other engine manufacturer that has actually put up a serious bid to supply engines to moto2. If they were serious Dorna would be compelled to do something but they are not.
How true. Honda don't actually get very much out of moto2. Certainly not on the marketing side. Their name is not plastered everywhere and their name is not mentioned in the series. Good PR though showing support for the series, even if its only supplying a crate of engines when required.


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