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benignlyindifferent

January 06, 2015 11:39 AM

F1 » Honda hit by FIA engine loophole


FIA at its worst. Basically saying, "we screwed up the rules and so while other teams can now develop engines due to a loophole, you cannot. Thank you, Honda, for spending millions to return to the sport but we will not right the wrong and open development for everyone. Welcome back." And Christian Horner, who argued loudly for the regulations to be relaxed in the interest in competition, will remain largely silent as it is not his engine that is being discriminated against. What nonsense.

benignlyindifferent

January 12, 2015 1:30 PM

F1 » Vergne eyes 2016 Ferrari race seat


Probably a long shot but what is he going to say? Of course he is hopeful, and he is a very good driver. But money is no object for Ferrari and if Kimi and Seb do not come back from lacklustre years then Ferrari will be shopping for everyone - except Fernando. But hey, he went back to Renault once and now to Mclaren again.... Just think there are several drivers on Ferrari's short list ahead of JEV. Lewis, Nico, Bottas, even Magnussen perhaps.

benignlyindifferent

January 06, 2015 3:25 PM

F1 » F1: No FP1 runs for Magnussen in 2015


Free practice runs have been the one way for up and comers to demonstrate their talents as the severe restrictions on testing have exhausted other opportunities. Disappointing for KM but not unexpected, and McLaren certainly do not need to run him for evaluative purposes. I expect he will return to the F1 grid in 2016 in a Honda powered car, McLaren or another.

benignlyindifferent

January 08, 2015 7:39 PM

F1 » Alonso ‘more adaptive’ than Raikkonen – Fry


Those in the know suggest that this past year's Ferrari had almost no suspension compliance and could not really be tuned at all. Alonso has been recognized as singularly being able to drive a car with these qualities. I suspect that Seb and Kimi will have a resurgence of sorts with this year's car, provided the suspension and aero package is more compliant.

benignlyindifferent

January 08, 2015 10:31 PM

F1 » Alonso ‘more adaptive’ than Raikkonen – Fry


107SS2009:
benignlyindifferent: Those in the know suggest that this past year's Ferrari had almost no suspension compliance and could not really be tuned at all. Alonso has been recognized as singularly being able to drive a car with these qualities. I suspect that Seb and Kimi will have a resurgence of sorts with this year's car, provided the suspension and aero package is more compliant.
"Those in the know" It is unfortunate that you have to depend on what the self appointed experts of the mostly British media feeds you to form your opinion.
Again, you are incorrect.

benignlyindifferent

January 02, 2015 8:32 PM

F1 » Alonso the target if Hamilton leaves Mercedes F1


Seriously, if Alonso had been their prime target they would have moved mountains to sign him. Since they did not, they were clearly committed to signing Lewis. As for his fee? Well, based on Alonso's current deal Mercedes would have to receive an extremely unrealistic demand from Lewis to subsequently pursue Alonso. No, I think this is Wolf creating a little uncertainty and friction in the two teams he considers the real threats for next year while reminding Hamilton that no driver is irreplaceable.

benignlyindifferent

January 03, 2015 12:19 AM

F1 » Alonso the target if Hamilton leaves Mercedes F1


Top drivers always find themselves in top cars. Occasionally, a team like Mercedes has an unusual advantage affording its drivers a high placement or a championship based on the car's performance alone. In these instances the greatest challenger is the teammate. This was such a year. Lewis beat Nico. Period. But both arrived in the Mercedes team due to strong performances in other teams. I think the coming year will see a shaking up of the driver status quo. Time will tell.


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