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June 19, 2015 12:10 PM

F1 » Ricciardo, Kvyat penalised for Red Bull home race

What an excellent idea to batter popular, under-performing teams. That'll keep the fans flocking to the circuits and tuning in on tv. Even if the Renault and Honda supplied teams didn't get penalties, would they suddenly improve? This philosophy of ' your team is doing very poorly so we will hurt you further with race penalties'. is not going to improve their competitiveness but then that won't bother Mercedes or Ferrari who have sewn things up very nicely. Some other series had similar problems (motogp, BTCC) and dealt with things by some radical rule changes which have led to them becoming more popular with fans, more competitive and more attractive to new teams entering. F1 had the radical rule changes but they got it horribly wrong and until they realise this, the fans, sponsors and potential new teams will lose interest and the money will drift elsewhere.


June 20, 2015 12:00 PM

F1 » Austrian Grand Prix - Free practice results (3)

George Zaidan: If qualifying is rained out will P3 standings hold? Hehe so funny.
says the sun is supposed to come out after 3pm, but the radar has it tapering off probably before qualifying, it seems anyway, probably be mixed/inters. Q2/3 might have slicks even.
wunderground says 35% chance of rain at 1400, 71% at 1500. And that's based on 29 local weather stations. That would suggest Q2/3 may be on inters. Only 1mm of rain is expected so hardly a monsoon... McLaren may have trouble as the way they're accumulating penalties, it could be dark by the time they start.


June 19, 2015 11:05 AM

F1 » Red Bull dismisses bid for Ferrari engines

Mishka: This reinforces the argument that Red Bull team is a just drinks manufacturer and not an automotive racing team. Prime focus is to have a high speed advertising board. I used to feel it was just sour grapes from the other teams, but now.... They have no heritage and will leave no legacy. They don't seem to possess the culture or philosophy of a team worth supporting.
No legacy? How many other teams have ever won 4 consecutive WCC titles? (Clue: Ferrari, McLaren and Williams.) That's a legacy


June 19, 2015 11:01 PM

F1 » Button may run short nose, but expects penalties

Flyer0: I don't think it matters too much which nose they run its not the answer to all their problems.
yeah, maybe their 'powerful' MGU-H will come to their rescue.
I believe they may be working on an additional propulsion unit powered by Boullier's hot air. Mind you, even if they got it right the Mercedes MGU-TOTO would blow it away (and be fully within the rules, of course)

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