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RMcGeddon

January 17, 2015 5:06 PM

F1 » FIA considering Honda engine concessions


107SS2009 January 16, 2015 6:45 AM I really enjoy the company of all of you on here, you all push me to keep going, and thanks for that. What a great post! I have been following F1 on Crash.net for some years now. And mostly for the comments posted here. They range from the funniest and daftest comments I see anywhere to some of the most insightful, usually from those I think of as the hardcore old school racing peeps (you should know who you are!) Despite mu 40 years following F1, I still pick up new insights here. And they come from the comments more than the articles. I rarely comment myself because anything I want to say already seems to have been said by one of you lot. So thanx for that!

RMcGeddon

January 17, 2015 5:07 PM

F1 » FIA considering Honda engine concessions


PS - I have not been to a GP for some years, largely because its transition from a sport to a "show"with all the consequent glitter and expense. I do visit some of the UK's club circuits most summer weekends though (mostly Oulton Park). Not so high tech, but much friendlier and the guys on the track are spending their own money to race. And that really is doing it for the love of the sport. Winning is its own reward...... Support your local circuit.

RMcGeddon

January 08, 2015 9:51 PM

F1 » Honda hit by FIA engine loophole


After 40 years following F1, for the first time I find myself struggling to understand exactly what the rules mean. (Not a good sign.) Are Honda disadvantaged or not? They seem to think they are. Is this an unforeseen loophole or not? I can't help wondering if the FIA/the poison dwarf or whoever influenced the current rules didn't see this coming. Perhaps they deliberately wish to make it difficult for new entrants to the sport? It might make sense in some perverse way. Was it Force India who were hinting recently at an unspoken agenda designed to make life difficult for the small teams to continue? (Presumably an agenda to run more cars from less teams, possibly as customer cars. Making life difficult for new teams (at a time when that seems the absolute opposite of what F1 seems to need) seems a bizarre and perverse thing to do. But could it be part of somebody's strategy for the sport to which we are not privy? Or am I just howling at the moon? Come to think about it, maybe

RMcGeddon

January 01, 2015 9:57 PM

F1 » Taffin: Engine costs will drop over time


Remi Taffin says calls to change the engine regulations overlook the fact that costs will drop over the coming years. Marussia & Caterham didn't have years in which to wait. And how many more of the non-factory teams will fail to manage to wait for "the coming years"? The problem of costs is not one that the smaller teams can wait years for a solution for. It's a current problem in need of a current solution........

RMcGeddon

December 06, 2014 5:56 PM

F1 » F1 Accident Panel: ‘Bianchi did not slow sufficiently’


Industrial vehicles are incompatible with racing cars. Racing cars cannot hit such vehicles at ANY speed with impunity. The only meaningful definition of slowing sufficiently is to stop and the rules should therefore be formulated to completely neutralise the race when drivers are likely to be presented with unpredictable but potentially fatal hazards.

RMcGeddon

December 06, 2014 5:55 PM

F1 » F1 Accident Panel: ‘Bianchi did not slow sufficiently’


It seems quite absurd to dump the blame on Bianchi who was simply doing his job to the best of his abilities. The race director, on the other hand is supposedly in possession of all the facts and should have known what the rules required of a driver under double waved yellows. He would also have known that the driver’s likely reaction would have been to slow minimally, and that would have been inadequate. It is pretty difficult to ascertain what WOULD have constituted slowing down sufficiently, given that the impact would have proved catastrophic even had Jules been travelling significantly slower. To make that judgement in a split second while driving an F1 car at speed in bad conditions while unaware of key pieces of information is just impossible.


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