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November 08, 2014 1:15 AM

F1 » Marussia F1 Team ceases trading

FVA47: Do they now forfeit their entry? and does that include any money owed for points?
Not if they are insolvent. Read my post above.
I'd bet that even if the entry fee is non-returnable, the FIA will generously return the $60k to the administrator, as they are such caring and thoughtful people....


November 06, 2014 11:50 AM

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

Taipan: Mrfill, I was under the impression that all of the ECU's were supplied by McLaren and are sealed units to an FiA spec. I would have thought those ECU's would have controlled all of the software programmes but since I'm not a computery person I happy to be proved wrong.
Quite correct in that the ECU is standard but it is the software (programs) that controls the ECU, not the other way round. Think of the ECU as a desktop computer. A box capable of doing nothing until software is run. You then have to choose to run Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux or whatever you wish. The box remain unchanged but the results on the screen are different.


November 06, 2014 2:06 PM

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

107SS2009: Both cooling systems (engine cooling and intake air cooling), both exhaust and air intake systems, both electric power harvesting and output (software), a certain level of ICE and gearbox software are not homologated. From this information anybody that uses common sense can see that what Ron Dennis said re being a PU customer cannot win championships is not only technically but also politically correct, I invite you to go trace that page and read my comment about what Ron Dennis was saying back then.
Thanks for the info. Re-read your comments which I agree with (and did at the time). Forgot there was also gearbox software..... motoGP has been blighted by a software war in recent years, to be resolved in 2016 when standard software applies throughout. Expect something similar to be announced for F1 followed by much wailing from the manufacturers.


November 06, 2014 1:44 PM

MotoGP » Smith, Espargaro ready to settle top satellite battle

cokerel: Relying on others misfortune and problems is not recommended for resutls in a motogp riders career. Normal service shall be resumed for Smith. He's had a couple of fortunate results but in general no one is going to hand him points on a silver platter. I just don't see him doing anything special on that bike and am still scratching my head as to why he'll still be on it next year.
Look at it from Herve's point of view. His objective is to be the top satellite team. Achieved. His riders are about equal (7 points difference after 17 races is not a lot) and are both behaving professionally with no PR problems. Why fix what's not broken? I'm no fan of Smith but he has done the job for the team. Rather better than, say. Bautista or Bradl - both allegedly on better bikes. He hasn't exactly been destroyed by his team mate either, which was widely predicted.

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