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September 03, 2015 10:05 PM

F1 » Button: Wilson death has changed opinion on canopies

I agree that something must be done, but I disagree that the FIA should immediately seek a canopy solution. If you search some of the late 1950 to mid 1960 open wheel formula cars you will find that many had fairly high windscreens. These went by the wayside with the advent of the full shilled helmet and visor. While these windscreens would only stop bugs and small birds, an integrated, professionally designed windscreen that rises above the driver's eyes could eliminate all of the serious injuries and deaths we have seen in the last few years. And no canopy would have saved Dan Wheldon or Greg Moore. If a canopy is seen to be the best solution, so be it. But I believe there are other options.


September 05, 2015 2:27 PM

F1 » Hamilton extends pole run, Raikkonen front row

Hmm, as Nico isrunning the old spec engine along with the Williams duo, it suggests that Williams have closed down the gap and that Ferrari may have caught Mercedes in the old spec package. Lewis has a nice gap with the new engine but it's not as large as expected. Once Nico and the other Mercedes powered teams get the new spec engine the grid could close up even more.


September 04, 2015 6:58 PM

F1 » Pirelli issues quit ultimatum over testing ban

They used to use the outdated Toyota as a neutral test vehicle. Why not purchase year old Manors and test away. The chassis is really quite good but lacks aero development, and none of the top teams would sense that any other was gaining an advantage. And F1 could compensate Manor for the work done, helping their financial situation. This just seems silly to be exclude any opportunity to test.


September 06, 2015 11:03 AM

F1 » ‘Compromised’ Rosberg still expecting to beat Ferrari

Race pace will be interesting. We have seen that, since Hungary, Ferrari has multi lap pace similar to the Merc, which has better qualifying pace for one lap. Don't forget they cruise the second lap to charge their units to ensure maximum output on qualifying but must manage this differently in race trim. Laps three and four will be telling.


September 05, 2015 8:48 PM

F1 » Alonso: Ferrari no better than when I was there

True, and Alonso might add that McLaren is much worse since last time he was there. And he was out qualified by his teammate today. Fernando is an enormous talent, I know this, but he is used to being the centre of his universe with relatively competitive cars. I really wonder how long he will stick with this project if the McLaren does not begin to show form soon.

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