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mrfill

November 24, 2014 11:31 AM

MotoGP » Yamaha: We have two riders that can beat Marc


Destro: they have nothing without a bike capable of running with the Honda. They should still bring up other riders like Honda. They seem to play that game so much better.
The Yamaha pair were second and third, not third and fourth. They have outrun one of the Hondas all season. The other Honda is more of a problem, which suggests the rider made the difference.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 11:54 AM

MotoGP » Suzuki will consider expanding MotoGP effort


LaughingGas: No bikes to 4 !!!...........and they quit motogp due to the world recession. They must have just robbed a bank.
Not them. All they are saying is that Dorna may well require them to have a satellite team and they can't do that for 2 years minimum. The same will presumably apply to Aprilia and any other new factory entrant. Factories are returning to motogp and straight away the organisers are planning to put off new potential entrants by insisting on 4 bikes. Genius or idiotic?

mrfill

November 22, 2014 2:56 PM

F1 » Wolff: New F1 engine would be ‘disastrous’


EmmBee1964: Of course they would continue to develop, but everyone has had a year with the engine in their own car and will be able to close the gap considerably. They will be able to split the turbo like Merc and redesign the gearbox like merc to achieve the tiny back end merc have at the moment. Not allowing them to do anything won't help the situation.
Merc have also had a year with their engine as well and, while the others can make some changes, the rules do not allow for the sort of wholesale changes that are needed for the others to close the gap. I agree that doing nothing is not an option, but then trying to penalise Merc for succeeding is not going to go down well at Stuttgart. They can just walk away. Remember, they are not signatories to the handcuffs that RBR, McLaren and Ferrari are. This is the F1 dilemma. Hurt Merc and they leave or don't hurt Merc and they dominate. Merc hold all the aces.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 11:23 AM

F1 » Horner wants new F1 engine regulations in 2016


Once the spec had been announced, the engineers went away and designed the most sophisticated power units they could with almost limitless expense. This at a time of global financial meltdown. The makers knew very well they could charge what they like for the units and they have done so.The FIA knew that small teams (especially those brought in on the basis of a 40m cap) could not afford these units. If your 2013 budget was, say 60m, increasing the cost of the power units by 20m was always going to end in tears. If there was ever an intention of maintaining smaller teams, there would have been a price cap for the units. Bleating for another simpler engine is no answer, just the cry of a loser.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 4:31 PM

F1 » Wolff: New F1 engine would be ‘disastrous’


107SS2009: So as Mercedes holds all the aces it means they have a right to prevent any competition, and if that right is not given they will walk away.
There is no 'right' but they have broken no rules - the same rules that everyone signed up to - and unless those rules are changed, the competition cannot close the gap sufficiently. If the rules are changed and done in such a way that Merc alone is disadvantaged, yes, I believe they would walk away. Developing a completely new 'Horner' engine is not really financially feasible for any team who have just spent millions on the V6 PU and degrading the current PU will probably hurt everyone.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 4:40 PM

F1 » Horner wants new F1 engine regulations in 2016


FVA47: What he is asking for is for regulation change and for the Board of Mercedes Benz to do a complete U turn, when they have invested heavily in the building of the current Power Units according to the regulations! What was his position with regard to budget caps in order to allow the survival of the smaller teams in F1? It's the same argument turned on its head!! Could nobody foresee this problem arising a long time ago?
It seems Mercedes worked it out a couple of years ago.

mrfill

November 22, 2014 11:48 AM

F1 » Wolff: New F1 engine would be ‘disastrous’


EmmBee1964: The problem is that nobody is allowed to develop. It is the slower teams responsibility to get faster and not to hamstring the ones who have done the best, but it is not possible with caps and bans as it is now. BTW - F1 is the pinnacle of the sport weather you like it or not.
If everyone was allowed to develop, do you imagine Mercedes would not bother, as they are so far ahead? They would simply develop an even better engine than anyone else. Merc have done a brilliant job and achieved their objective of dominance. They spent a fortune but then so did Toyota and they achieved zilch. However, Merc are supplying 3 other teams with power and can maintain dominance over the customers by software and over the other teams by regulations restricting development. Change the rules and Merc may well take the Toyota/BMW path and clear off. Don't change the rules and they will rule for years.


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