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mrfill

November 24, 2014 11:31 AM

MotoGP » Yamaha: We have two riders that can beat Marc


Destro: they have nothing without a bike capable of running with the Honda. They should still bring up other riders like Honda. They seem to play that game so much better.
The Yamaha pair were second and third, not third and fourth. They have outrun one of the Hondas all season. The other Honda is more of a problem, which suggests the rider made the difference.

mrfill

November 25, 2014 10:22 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Force riders to pit in the rain


So what happens when riders on the grid have a mix of tyres because of mixed conditions? It is raining at the start of a race. Half the field are on slicks, half on wets. The rain gets harder and the 'Lorenzo flag' is put out. That means the riders on wet tyres (the smart guys) get penalised for no good reason. I prefer the idea of the rider deciding when to pit. They are the ones best positioned to make the decision. We saw what happened when two top riders decided to take their chances and stay on slicks. They fell off. Presumably, they will also have another flag to call in riders when it stops raining and the wet tyres disintegrate. Has there actually been a problem in a flag to flag race? Other than the occasional rider who chances their arm and slips off (which happens in the dry as well), I can't recall any.

mrfill

November 25, 2014 1:51 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki on MotoGP: It was time to come back


lyclyc: i don't know how their promotion going to work in malaysia cause the price that we are paying is 200% of what you guys are paying in USA... a new R1, 17K USD, we are paying 35k USD equivalent. a new H2, 25k USD, we are paying 50k USD equivalent..
UK prices R1 - £15500 = $24300 H2 - £25000 = $39150 In both cases something around 50% more than the US prices you quoted. Not only Malaysia being ripped off.......

mrfill

November 22, 2014 2:56 PM

F1 » Wolff: New F1 engine would be ‘disastrous’


EmmBee1964: Of course they would continue to develop, but everyone has had a year with the engine in their own car and will be able to close the gap considerably. They will be able to split the turbo like Merc and redesign the gearbox like merc to achieve the tiny back end merc have at the moment. Not allowing them to do anything won't help the situation.
Merc have also had a year with their engine as well and, while the others can make some changes, the rules do not allow for the sort of wholesale changes that are needed for the others to close the gap. I agree that doing nothing is not an option, but then trying to penalise Merc for succeeding is not going to go down well at Stuttgart. They can just walk away. Remember, they are not signatories to the handcuffs that RBR, McLaren and Ferrari are. This is the F1 dilemma. Hurt Merc and they leave or don't hurt Merc and they dominate. Merc hold all the aces.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 4:31 PM

F1 » Wolff: New F1 engine would be ‘disastrous’


107SS2009: So as Mercedes holds all the aces it means they have a right to prevent any competition, and if that right is not given they will walk away.
There is no 'right' but they have broken no rules - the same rules that everyone signed up to - and unless those rules are changed, the competition cannot close the gap sufficiently. If the rules are changed and done in such a way that Merc alone is disadvantaged, yes, I believe they would walk away. Developing a completely new 'Horner' engine is not really financially feasible for any team who have just spent millions on the V6 PU and degrading the current PU will probably hurt everyone.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 4:40 PM

F1 » Horner wants new F1 engine regulations in 2016


FVA47: What he is asking for is for regulation change and for the Board of Mercedes Benz to do a complete U turn, when they have invested heavily in the building of the current Power Units according to the regulations! What was his position with regard to budget caps in order to allow the survival of the smaller teams in F1? It's the same argument turned on its head!! Could nobody foresee this problem arising a long time ago?
It seems Mercedes worked it out a couple of years ago.


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