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benignlyindifferent

April 05, 2014 2:05 PM

F1 » Newey critical of new F1


Newey does not design engines, he just makes them fit into the package. Anything that makes total power performance more unpredictable is a concern to him. I agree with him, but i suspect he would be singing a different song if he had a Mercedes in the back. An aside, I am concerned that the power plants are becoming so sophisticated that only a few manufacturers will be willing to take the chance to compete in F1.

benignlyindifferent

April 06, 2014 1:55 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Mercedes will be behind changes


I do not like the current state of F1 either, but I am becoming accustomed to the sound, I like the way the cars are handling, and the power delivery, while very high tech, means little to me as a performance fan. However, huddling up with the chief of Ferrari two races in to the season seems a bit odd. Me thinks this has more to do with Ferrari's dissatisfaction with performance and Bernie's continued capitulation to all things Ferrari. The regulations are set for the year. Period. Any changes will drive manufactures away and will likely cause teams to fold. Not really what we want either. I do wish F1 had considered a 2.2 litter V8 with an 18,000 rev limit and increased reliance on KERS to offset the loss of power. The benefit of saving fuel would then be less weight in fuel required. But to change rules three races in would be disastrous.

benignlyindifferent

April 05, 2014 6:12 PM

F1 » Rosberg takes pole after Hamilton error


Mercedes is mighty, but not quite as mighty as last race. The gap, while considerable, is no longer 1.5 seconds. With night running and varying rates of tire degradation it might be a little closer at the front, and if one or two of the drivers on row two and three are able to jump the Mercedes at the start, proceedings could be entertaining. I am very interested in the inner team battles. Button is quicker than Kevin, even though he is not known as a qualifying master. Bottas is up on Massa. Kimi out qualified Alonso by a considerable gap, and Ricciardo will start only two places behind Seb, despite his ten place penalty. I am hoping the Mercedes do not run away and hide. If they do not, we may have an entertaining race.


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