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mrfill

June 10, 2015 11:32 AM

MotoGP » Petrucci picks out Vinales


I still giggle when I remember him in the 125s racing in fluorescent pink for the Paris Hilton team..... But since then (other than the strop when he walked out the team) he has shown himself to be a class act and, for once, I totally agree with Crutchlow and Petrucci. And I still reckon that when Pedrosa hangs up his helmet, Honda will be waving a huge cheque in his direction.

mrfill

June 11, 2015 2:54 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Yamaha, Honda, Ducati almost at same level


stiltskin: .... I give Dorna credit for coming up with rules that allow manufacturers to catch up. ...Kudos Dorna. MXGP is taking a dump right now. The intelligent decisions taken by Dorna are showing up in the racing right now. Credit where credit is due.
Quite agree. It was painful going through the CRT nonsense but by next season it will be sorted out and with new teams joining, their case is proved. F1 needs to observe this.

mrfill

June 11, 2015 12:06 AM
Last Edited 53 days ago

F1 » Renault F1 future to hinge on Mercedes leniency?


Mark:
35edme: Weren't all the teams subject to the rules, whose fault is it that only one shone ?
If it was only one season it would be more palatable. If teams have no way of catching up from one season to the next without a change to the rules then something is wrong. At some point it will hurt Mercedes as the TV footage will stop showing the leaders who are only driving in formation and show the rest of the pack where the actual racing is.
Bernievision aka FOM provide the feed for all races bar Monaco. They decide who you will see and what you will hear. Couple of years ago Force India upset Bernie and they were invisible on TV for the next couple of races. However, last race there seemed very little of the leaders on screen (thank god) and more attention paid to the mid-field players.

mrfill

June 10, 2015 11:37 AM

F1 » Alonso insists he is ‘not regretting’ McLaren move


Giveaway: MrFill, you said BAR didnt win ever, not one race. But they did, and with a Honda engine... Just reminding you. Also Mugen is still Honda, Mugen Honda, which Jordan F1 was using... Come to think of it, didnt they too win a race with Honda?
Yes, I admit I forgot the flukey win at Hungary but if Mugen is still Honda then should we credit all of Cosworth's victories to Ford instead? After all, Mugen is not, and has never been, owned by the Honda Motor Company.

mrfill

June 10, 2015 10:52 AM
Last Edited 53 days ago

F1 » Alonso insists he is ‘not regretting’ McLaren move


richard: hondas proper name is honda MOTOR company, as that is what their expertise is in...motors. remember their first foray into f1? they came in with a jewel of an engine and in their own chassis and it bombed. it was not until they put the engine in a lola chassis that they won. ditto with spirit and bar...the motor was good but the chassis was terrible. so they built their own chassis, which had promise but economics forced them out. ......... but they will get there......
But they didn't win with BAR or Spirit. The last Honda car to win was at the 1967 Italian GP and the last victory of a branded Honda engined car was the 1992 Australian GP. (Ok, there were a handful of wins for the Mugen badged engines in the 90s but they were not pure Hondas and Button rather luckily had a win in 06 in a very flukey race)

mrfill

June 10, 2015 6:58 PM

F1 » Renault F1 future to hinge on Mercedes leniency?


Mercedes have every right to resist changes which could impair their advantage. Their engineers took an adventurous route and it has worked out beautifully for them and they should be congratulated. However, by occupying the moral high ground and refusing to pander to the other PU makers they have reduced the racing to the state it is now and they also appear to be rather unsporting. You can't blame them, but with the current rate of F1s decline, Mercedes could be the last ever F1 champions. A possible solution is to treat them (and Honda) the same way motogp treat Ducati (and the other new teams) and give them some concessions until they become more competitive. Renault and Honda can build championship winning power units and perhaps they should be given a chance to prove that.

mrfill

June 10, 2015 9:50 AM

F1 » Alonso insists he is ‘not regretting’ McLaren move


Giveaway: Id rather the backing from Honda, a major backer who hates failure. They will get their speed up, and when they do, watch out.
Lest we forget - Honda's record in F1 is decidedly patchy. From 83-92 they supplied engines and had considerable success (71 wins) but for over 20 years they have disappointed. Remember BAR/Honda Racing? 118 races over 10 years and no wins. Not one. Today they are struggling in F1 and are even having considerable problems in motogp with engines. So, yes, they hate failure and that is why they dumped their F1 team and virtually gave it to Brawn 6 years ago. Clearly they hope to bring back the glory days of the eighties. It may happen, but with the current rules on development I suspect that it could be a long time - perhaps too long for them.


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