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March 26, 2015 2:04 PM

F1 » Button not concerned about McLaren steering

People can lie or be misled, data rules. The FIA have the data which McLaren stated conclusively demonstrated there was nothing wrong with the steering. And even if they could sully the data, why would they do so and risk their other driver in the car only hours later for the next day of the test? I think Alonso is mistaken or his pride is wounded a bit at making a mistake of this sort. But the latter is clearly speculation on my part.


March 26, 2015 8:34 AM

F1 » Alonso talks crash, contradicts many McLaren claims

His comments are very unusual and contradictory to the official team comments. For instance, he states a hurricane could not move the car, yet we have other drivers admitting being caught out by the wind at the same section of track that day. He never lost consciousness and remembers everything, except for a four hour or so gap in the hospital. The steering locked despite admitting there was no data from the telemetry to support this statement at this time. Wow! I understand how a driver might muse about all sorts of things but the contradictory nature of his statements will create some tension this weekend. I wonder what the official FIA investigation might find? I also wonder how Alonso was provided an opportunity to speak before meeting with the team and confirming the official party line until all the data was in? Or maybe he did, and spoke anyway? I agree with the statement that something smells fishy.


March 26, 2015 9:44 AM

F1 » Alonso talks crash, contradicts many McLaren claims

I merely meant that he was fairly heavily drugged for someone who supposedly went to the hospital in good condition. I am not suggesting he is lying but it is odd that Button reviewed all of the data and found nothing to suggest a mechanical failure and was prepared to get into the car for the next test. It appears to me that perhaps the team and Alonso did not have a sit down to prepare their statements, or, they did and he spoke anyway. If the former, well, bad move on McLaren's part. If it was the latter, well, I guess Jenson will be getting the better parts this weekend. Kidding, of course.


March 25, 2015 11:37 AM

F1 » Renault slams Red Bull, accuses it of ‘lies’

Why would VW consider F1, badged as a VW or Audi? There were rumblings last year of interest for the car company, perpetually in the top three in the world. The value of Mercedes advertising presence through its participation in 2014 was $2.8bn, significantly greater than its budget. For all of F1's problems it continues to be a great way to promote an automobile brand. Why else would Renault be again considering a works team with their motor ills, or why would Pirelli stick with F1 in past years despite the open team criticism. F1 is a large promotional beast despite its obvious problems.

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