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October 09, 2014 10:23 PM

F1 » Alonso urges F1 to consider closed-cockpits

So, let's not just close the cockpit of these hybrid machines, let's close the wheels to reduce the risk of inter wheel launches. Oh wait, if e do that we will have created a Lemans prototype racer. Perhaps the FIA should complete the investigation, gather the necessary data, and consider rule changes that might avoid incidents like these in the first place. A "slow zone" such as those in Lemans racing, if respected, would have worked well in this instance.


October 07, 2014 10:06 AM

F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’

In serious accidents, full course double yellow utilizing the pit lane speed button to regulate speeds for different parts of the track should be possible, negating the need for a safety car while ensuring a reasonable gap remains between the different cars. Closed cockpit? Not what I want to watch. The Indycars with the partial wheel shrouds bother me as it is.


October 07, 2014 11:36 AM

F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’

107SS2009: “the arguments for a speed limiter” The FIA rule makers cannot impose the use of a speed limiter as by doing so they will be contradicting the spirit of and the meaning of F1 racing “driver should drive the car on his own” the pit lane “speed limiter device” wasn’t imposed by the FIA rules, it was the speed limit which was imposed. As I said, the problem is not the rules as they stand, the problem is abusing said rules.
Well, they could, but they shouldn't and I agree with you. My point was just that there is much that can be done before changing the essentials of an open wheel, open cockpit racing series. There is little doubt that the data will indicated excessive speed by Bianchi in the yellow zone. Still think the recovery vehicles could have barrier protection like we see on many Indy car support vehicles.


October 06, 2014 7:34 PM

F1 » Dennis’ dig at Mercedes F1 engines

Just a dig by Ron. The engines will be identical. The complete power unit is another story with different teams running different energy recovery systems. The factory Mercedes has the best combined unit and their chassis is as good as anyone's, including Red Bull. Mercedes has the complete package and it will take some time for others to catch them. I do think the gap this weekend will be lessened in Russia if the conditions are dry but if wet, Mercedes will drive away once again.


October 07, 2014 4:34 PM

F1 » Bianchi injuries confirmed, condition remains critical

This is a very serious injury. The next few days to a week will provide a better indication of its severity. In other news I just read that Todt visited Schumacher and offered the following comment. "We must assume that Schumacher can lead a relatively normal life again within a short period of time," he is quoted as saying by The Independent. Can this be true? Have others read similar positive comments? Here's hoping.


October 05, 2014 1:38 PM

F1 » Massa ‘was already screaming’ for race to stop

Massa was losing places and was dropping down the order. That might have been his motivation. Most drivers feel it was tricky but safe to continue. There were several offline passing maneuvers attempted and completed by a number of drivers, indicating the grip was available and predictable. Bianchi's accident will be investigated, including the telemetry to see if his pace under the yellow was a bit fast. Clearly, in an era of driver capsules and safer barriers, more might be done to improve the safety of the recovery vehicles. It should not be possible for a car to drive under any on course vehicle. I hope the FIA investigates and improves the one antiquated piece of machinery in F1. Mostly, I hope Bianchi recovers well from his very serious head injury.

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