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mrfill

December 04, 2015 10:52 AM

F1 » Red Bull keeps Renault, rebrands it as TAG Heuer


Taz: They don't mention how long this arrangement is for, what are the technical restrictions. What can they develop in-house engine wise? no one has explained that one.
Gossip reckons one year and then RBR switch to the Bernie 'independent' unit. For the plan to work, RB need to be treated as a manufacturer to get a token allocation. Gossip suggests the rule change to allow this is already in place and if so, they can develop whatever they see fit within the token spending rules. In other words, clear as mud. Business as usual.... And so, we can now all rest until the 18th when Diageo try to claim Force India from Mallya and rebrand it Aston Martin.

mrfill

December 04, 2015 11:29 AM

MotoGP » Suter quits Moto2


Its a pity but then moto2 has always been a rider series and the more even the machines, the more effect the rider has. Using a standard, near prehistoric, engine rather precludes manufacturer interest but it is cheap and allows a good, underfunded rider to still be able to get results and get noticed.

mrfill

December 04, 2015 11:59 AM

F1 » Red Bull keeps Renault, rebrands it as TAG Heuer


FrontRight:
Tomco: Interesting that TorroRosso have seemingly come out better than the RB,s. I would rather have the Ferrari motor behind me than a tarted up Renault.
The 2015 Ferrari PU is just a "tarted up" 2014 unit no?? TR will fall behind with no engine development next year unless Ferrari give them 2016 units at some point
Tarted up maybe, but it managed 15 podium places this year.

mrfill

December 04, 2015 11:16 AM

F1 » Red Bull keeps Renault, rebrands it as TAG Heuer


Welshie: Didn't work for Arrows in 1998/1999, I don't see it working for Red Bull either
Arrows didn't really have the budget to make it work. RBR don't have those problems and also appear to have the Ecclestone fairy to look after them. This is (in theory) a one season plan before RBR get the Bernie unit but if it happens to be successful, alternative arrangements may be made...

mrfill

December 04, 2015 12:04 PM

F1 » Red Bull keeps Renault, rebrands it as TAG Heuer


richard:
mrfill: Gossip reckons one year and then RBR switch to the Bernie 'independent' unit. .
gossip? if you listen to that you are not reading the actual story as above! the "renault" engine is to be modified by rb / ilmor who then will be looking to be classed as a manufacturer, and get more tokens. i do think that this is a good move as regards an alternative engine? that is currently dead.
We don't know how long this deal goes for. If only one year then what happens in 2017? Bernie is fiddling and when Bernie fiddles, anything could happen. Also, if rebranding becomes acceptable as a 'new' manufacturer you can bet the rest will want a piece of the pie.

mrfill

December 04, 2015 11:40 AM

MotoGP » Kallio turns first laps on KTM RC16 MotoGP bike


Liam94: As far as I know they're going in full factory. I believe there is a rule coming in for 2017 (not exactly sure what year it is though) that all manufacturers must supply two satellite bikes along with their two factory bikes, and have no more than four bikes on the grid. So four Honda's, Yamaha's, Ducati's, Suzuki's, Aprillia's, KTM's, so similar sized grid but there won't be 8 Ducati's like next year. So two teams open up instantly right there.
It was explained thus "The manufacturers will have the right to participate with 2 bikes and the obligation to put in the market for the existing teams 2 more bikes, up to a maximum of 6 per manufacturer. This means that if any existing teams don’t want to take the offer of a particular manufacturer, any other manufacturer can supply bikes, up to their 6 bike maximum." A maximum grid of 24 bikes is stipulated

mrfill

December 04, 2015 1:46 AM

F1 » Renault confirms return to F1 with Lotus takeover


72SS1943: It will be interesting to watch wether Renault can develop both the chassis and engine faster than RBR can develop their Engine and adapt their chassis to suit their engine. This will allow direct comparison's. I would think that both RBR and STR will use the same engines and STR are not forced to use 1 year old specification engines.
STR will have Ferrari PUs. RBR are paying top dollar for the Renault bits. The STR budget is not big enough to afford them. Besides, the 2015 Ferrari PU seems pretty good and reliable - a lot better than any Renault effort - and with two cracking drivers, prospects are good.

mrfill

December 04, 2015 1:53 AM

F1 » FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 power


72SS1943: It is good now ,Renault must have sold RBR a licence to build and develop their engine that they have called TAG. We now have 4 manufacturers, this will now tell all who are prepared to develop their car and if Renault were sitting on their hands last year. All 4 have only themselves to blame for engine failures and poor performance, this should also stop some of the dribble remarks that are posted on here.
Correction: ...'called TAG' should read 'called TAG Heuer'. They are quite different companies. TAG Heuer are not now part of the TAG group. They sold it in 1999 to Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

mrfill

December 03, 2015 5:39 PM

F1 » FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 power


guru72: Please people this whole saga has been engineered by Renault to allow them to pull out of F1 without any penalties or law suits. This will also allow them to come back some day when it suits them. No rules or regulations need to be altered to allow this to happen. If FIA want to limit power unit costs then yes they will require rule changes.
So Renault will not be announcing their purchase of Lotus is complete and will not announce the team will be called Renault F1 and will not be on the grid for 2016? That's a very brave suggestion. Very brave indeed....


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