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November 28, 2014 12:53 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Dog eat dog eat F1

Historically F1 has always lagged about 5 years behind the world economy. They are living in 2009 and are finding it hard. Why? Because when they cooked up the idea of the hybrid PU it was at the same time as the budget cap idea. F1 was still awash with money and the budgets were huge, even when the world economy was down the pan, so the budget cap was dismissed along with the maximum price for the new PU. Fast forward to now and F1 is now struggling because the vast, uncapped cost of the PUs is crippling the smaller teams. Add to that the massive greed of the big teams who reduced the hand out to the smaller teams (by demanding more for themselves) and we end up with the current mess. All this time the FIA have sat back and done diddly squat, just blaming everyone else. Now they actually realise there might be a problem they are stymied as they have lost their authority.


December 02, 2014 4:02 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP ‘not far’ from 2016 agreement

Tetley: I have suggested several times that a limit should be placed on the number of electronic sensors allowed. This would limit what the teams can ask the ECU to do, and will go toward levelling the rich teams with the poorer ones.
The number of 'sensors' doesn't matter. With standard software only the proscribed items can be accessed and it is the same for all. How you decide how much to adjust each item is the skill (like in ye olde times when tuning carbs). Tuning nowadays is more geek based than oily rags. Even Honda C90s (post 1982) have electronic ignition, so its not all high tech glamour...


December 01, 2014 12:55 PM

F1 » Rossi and Hamilton at Monza Rally

mrfill: "Mr Hamilton, let me introduce you to a *real* motor sport legend..."
I don't think LH has ever claimed to be a legend, so your comment confuses me.
No-one said he claimed the title himself but Prince Harry told him he was a legend at Interlagos and the Telegraph on the 23rd November had a headline proclaiming "Lewis Hamilton has earned the right to be called a legend after winning a second F1 title" Valentino Rossi has 9 (nine) world championships.


November 30, 2014 4:53 PM

F1 » F1: Rosberg vows to be 'on the offensive'

While I can appreciate Mercs point about not wanting to change the rules that all the teams signed up for and they have complied with, it is certainly unfair that their customers are not allowed to tune their maps. Again, they are not breaking any rules or regulations. The rules and regs are the problem, especially the way that they can be vetoed by interested parties. The whole structure needs attention and the FIA needs to get off its aris and start running the sport instead of handing the power out to the commercial rights clown and the rich teams. Its the lunatics running the asylum at the moment.


December 02, 2014 4:11 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP ‘not far’ from 2016 agreement

TF2: @ mrfill I'm a bit sketchy on this 'software' thing. Looked at simply, then the potential in the software (in what it can do) is the same for all. But (and this is the BIG but)... the ability and power of the software and the ECU means that those who can throw enough resources at the actual codes and strategies to MAKE USE of the facilities provided by optimising the software to their bike & rider... still will have a decent advantage, yes? I am still of the opinion that there is far too much power and scope for data and therefore data-solutions and use of electronic strategies for there to be any chance of genuine competition for the riders into 2016. Simply put, electronics provide a way to enhance the rider performance beyond that which the rider could consistently achieve unaided. And those who can afford to spend the most resources on the 'enhancements' get to keep on winning, simply through being able to buy advantage others cannot afford.


December 01, 2014 2:42 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP ‘not far’ from 2016 agreement

LaughingGas: Having a standard ECU isn't going to help anyone. One more suggestion Crash supplying the names and addresses of anyone that doesn't agree you so you so you can pay them a visit and sacrifice their first born.
There has been a standard ECU for ages. What there has not been is standard software. This is coming for 2016. Any team may submit changes to the software and any changes are passed to ALL teams. i.e. the software is open and there can be no secrets. A level playing field in other words (and about time...) There will be no classes - one set of rules for all. So long as the engine makers cannot dictate which maps can be used, it will reduce considerably the advantage the factory Hondas and Yamahas have and will increase the need for rider skill to win. Is that such a bad thing? A standard ECU is vital, as is standard software.


November 28, 2014 12:19 PM

F1 » Wolff promoted to Williams F1 test driver

107SS2009: “Scratch my back and I will scratch yours” or “You scratch my back and I will scratch yours”. Monkeys do that all the time because they can’t scratch their own. And not to worry about next year as we are not going to allow rivals to try and close the gap “We are all right jack” and that’s all that matters in any competition/sports.
By rivals I assume you mean the other Merc powered teams, otherwise I cannot see how Merc are not going to allow a catch up. They didn't write the regs and they are not seeking to change the regs. While I question their motives (...branding exercise..) for being in F1, I don't think that hobbling a team for doing the job better than the rest is really the direction F1 should go.


November 28, 2014 1:03 PM

MotoGP » Miller knocks two seconds off his Sepang best

bikenut: Don't think he has even found his current limits(crashed yet) so he has still got speed in reserve! Mm took a practice year in Moto2 before winning moto2 so don't expect too much from miller in his first year on motogp without those 2 years in moto 2 I think his progress is fine!
'A practice year'... 7 wins (Bradl had 4), 3 seconds and a third. Retired 3 and missed the final 2 races through injury. Some practice....

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