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benignlyindifferent

May 16, 2015 12:30 PM

F1 » F1 refuelling return proposed for 2017


Personally, I would prefer to see refuelling, provided the allotted fuel goes up as well. And with refuelling, I would like to see the removal of demanding both compounds are used during the race. This would allow for teams to consider two or three stop strategies, with less fuel, on soft tires, while others might consider fuelling to a heavier load and running the harder compound. This occurred in the past and was entertaining. Regardless of where we land on refuelling, I suspect these engines will perform quite nicely with the shackles off. More fuel, fewer gears and I would hope a mandatory top ratio that demands higher revs to the 15,000 or so range, and changes to the turbo to allow for us to hear the revs, would be very nice. A V6 will never sound quite as good as a V8 or V10, but I am certain they can sound much better than the current iteration.

benignlyindifferent

May 16, 2015 7:53 PM

MotoGP » Rossi debuts new setting in qualifying


Agree with you. I really did not mean the others were not, but it just seemed to me Rossi was spending more time on abrupt changes this year than last. But you are quite right. Qualifying is not his thing but he almost always rebounds race day.

crashnetdummies:
benignlyindifferent: Clearly, this bike responds well to tuning adjustments and hence Vale is spending more of his time setting it up for racing rather than focusing on pounding out fast laps in qualifying. I suspect he will be for at least a podium if not the win.
Actually the top guns all give the same attention to the race set-up. Lorenzo is Mr. Long Run in free practices, Marquez always tries a ton of different set-ups to improve his pace, Pedrosa is a bit of both. Saying he works more on race set-up than his opponents is not true. Where Rossi struggles is qualification. Where Rossi works his magic is between the QP2 and WUP, he also finds another gear past 2pm on sundays, for some re

benignlyindifferent

May 12, 2015 11:01 AM

F1 » Hamilton close to confirming new Mercedes deal


Mercedes valued the global marketing impact of winning the championship last year at a little over 2.5 billion U.S. dollars. The F1 team itself is in the black. In this respect a driver like Hamilton is "worth the money" considering his championship form last year and current, and that any possible big name replacement would command a high salary as well. F1 is a business, and there is an apt quote worth remembering for anyone who is negotiating a personal services contract, big or small. "You are never paid what you are worth, you are paid what you can negotiate. This next establishes your value." If Lewis pulls this off then more power to him.

benignlyindifferent

May 12, 2015 11:40 AM

F1 » Red Bull: Audi comes in or we are out


I just cannot see Audi coming in as a partner to Red Bull, or anyone for that matter. Red Bull has a track record of throwing people under the bus. I cannot imagine Audi wants to suffer that negative criticism that RB has dished out to Renault, the engine supplier who won four championships with them. Why would Audi do this? I think they are more likely to buy RB or Torro Rosso and build their own team ala Mercedes. If they come to compete it will be to compete with Mercedes, and therefore they will need to be the complete team. But I am still not convinced they will come at all.


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