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August 23, 2014 11:35 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places

Hey, not trashing Cal at all. On the correct bike for him he is very fast, though he was very certain he would be fast at Ducati too and this has not panned out. His comment just seems so revealing and honest. Other rides might answer, "the braking system doesn't match the way I use the brakes and we need to work on modifying...." or such talk. We hear it all the time. Cal just comes out and says Dovi is better on the brakes. I doubt we would ever hear Dovi say that Cal is faster through the corners. Anyway, I suspect Cal will be far more competitive next year on the Honda.


August 24, 2014 3:24 PM

F1 » Ricciardo wins after Mercedes pair clash

What we witnessed today was the consequence of the Mercedes philosophy to let their drivers race. I agree with this philosophy and, while I did not enjoy losing the spectacle of watching Lewis and Nico battle for the win, Mercedes are now stuck with it until season's end. Criticize Nico? Yes, the move was probably too aggressive but it may also have been the move that wins Rosberg the championship. Can't blame him. And team orders now? Does anyone really think Hamilton will toe the company line in the next race and not attack Nico at every opportunity? Fat chance. The likelihood of them taking each other out in one or more of the coming races has just increased while Ricciardo is lurking, albeit some distance back. Can't wait until the next race.


August 23, 2014 8:01 PM

F1 » Hamilton blames front brake issue

Richard, I agree with you if in fact the disc was truly glazed. But I think Lewis was using the term loosely, and I think so too does Paddy Lowe. He is quoted as saying, "He had a little bit of a problem with braking, but in the wet it is always difficult to get the right brake temperatures - not too hot, not too cold." I suspect the brakes are fine and just need to be brought into the correct temperature range. If the disc is truly damaged he will be starting from the pits again. But I suspect it is not.

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