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benignlyindifferent

July 30, 2014 1:09 PM

F1 » Ecclestone seeks settlement to end bribery trial


Nope. People and organizations frequently settle without acknowledgement of guilt, whether guilty or not, and it is an effective strategy to prevent dragging conflicts through the courts for extended periods of time. It appears that as Bernie's criminal case is winding down, and it appears he is likely to be found not guilty due to lack of clear evidence, by offering an accepted settlement he will remove the threat of any civil lawsuit. Brilliant timing by his legal team. Is he guilty?Likely not in the eyes of the court regardless of what we may think.

benignlyindifferent

August 04, 2014 5:52 PM

F1 » Hembery: Pirelli focusing on 19-inch tyres not 18-inch


Low profile tires save weight as the cast wheel is almost always lighter than the rubber sidewall replaced. The sidewall flex is largely eliminated and replaced by suspension components. this is why high performance sports cars use very low profile tires. Added advantages include more precise suspension tuning, the ability to control compression and rebound rates (sidewall flex is constant), and a significantly increased interior volume inside the wheel to contain braking and energy regenerative systems. 18 or 19 inch does not matter much but the move to low profile tires is long overdue. The possibility of dramatically increasing mechanical grip will possibly allow F1 to dramatically reduce the aero grip and this will be good for racing.

benignlyindifferent

August 04, 2014 7:26 PM

F1 » Hembery: Pirelli focusing on 19-inch tyres not 18-inch


Hmm, a few questions/concerns with my comment. It is true that F1 has not evolved tire size for a considerable number of years. Different theories as to why, when virtually all the sports club categories have gone low profile for the reasons I mention, but one reason I recall was to limit the size of the brakes. F1 then went out and developed carbon fibre brakes, eliminating that restriction. Lighter? Yes, in most cases. However, we are not speaking of light cast alloy wheels where the weight savings may be marginal but we are talking about forged allow wheels that can be made lighter than rubber sidewall they would replace in a 13 inch tire.... (next comment)

benignlyindifferent

July 30, 2014 3:45 PM

F1 » Wolff: Mercedes ‘comfortable’ with Hamilton’s stance


Wow! This comment by Wolff contradicts his earlier statement that Hamilton's actions cost Nico the race win. And to suggest that the split strategy was to give both an opportunity for victory is very questionable. I do not mean there was a deliberate attempt to undermine Hamilton, rather, it was a continuation of the strategy aimed to maximize points from starting last. Mercedes clearly did not evolved their strategies through the race quickly enough and Wolff clearly spoke before considering all of the information.

benignlyindifferent

July 28, 2014 5:13 PM

F1 » Hamilton: Usual rules didn’t apply


Well rules are rules, until they are disobeyed for the correct reasons and then the team bosses agree they should never have been issued. I doubt Nico would have moved over in this situation and the critics of Lewis would have screamed had he been the one asking Nico to move over if he could not even get into his tow. Going forward, I suspect both drivers will still play fair if they are truly not fighting for the same piece of tarmac by the end of the race.

benignlyindifferent

July 29, 2014 1:22 AM

F1 » Hamilton cost Rosberg win chance – Wolff


Hamilton is a one hit wonder? If you mean 27 victories in 140 starts and a world championship to boot then I guess so. However, like his antics or not, those in the know seem to think he's fairly talented and are willing to pay him large sums of money to driver their cars. And he did not win these races by moving over for his teammate but for extraordinary circumstances.


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