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April 29, 2015 2:49 PM

F1 » Silverstone boss: F1 not as exciting as it should be

Dear Mr Allen. i despair when I read your nonsence. I have followed F1 for 50 years and the cars have never looked as fabulous as they do now and, in case you did not notice, there is racing happening all the way down the line. What more do you want to get excited? more crashes? more deaths as in the 70's? God forbid. Excitement in F1 has always been provided by battles between team mates as between Mansell & Piquet, Prost & Senna, Vettell & Webber and now Hamilton & Rosberg with the difference that Vettell & Raikonen are starting to upset the pattern. DRS has made overtaking possible as never before and I think that the energy recovery systems will have huge implications for the car industry. There has never been a time when F1 costs have not been deemed to be excessive - it is the nature of the sport. If Silverstone did not make a profit out of the GP week-end it would drop it without batting an eye lid. Fortunately F1 will survive with or without you.


April 29, 2015 5:50 PM

F1 » Silverstone boss: F1 not as exciting as it should be

Taz: @Wiseguy Despite the id name were isn't a lot of wisdom in that statement.
Hi Taz. Would there be so much wingeing if the FIA president was British and the dominant team was McLaren or Williams? F1 is meant to be the pinnacle of motor sport technology and this is exactly what we have right now. Check the James Allen web site for a fascinating insight on current F1 technology and race strategies. It will help you understand that there is more to F1 racing than just " voom voom".


April 12, 2015 3:35 AM

F1 » Alonso warns rivals to ‘enjoy this moment’…

Medyo Bastos: Correct me please, but did Alonso switch over to McLaren or did he got sideswiped off Ferrari? I thought he was jumped by Vettel's signing to Ferrari (no thanks for Alonso's dillydallying) - but he didn't switch to Macca, he was left with no choice. Can anyone correct me on this?
Spot on. I am sure that Ferrari had signed Vettel for 2015 long before it was announced and it gave FA a huge shock. He then came out with incoherent statements in the latter part of 2014 about being able to pick and choose any team for 2015 which, as we know, was not the case. He should keep his mouth shut and focus on out performing his own team mate for now.


April 03, 2015 10:13 PM

F1 » It’s good to talk... or is it?

Not sure what the fuss is all about. The story is not about the circumstances of the crash but about the fact that FA is WYSIWYG, unlike RD and EB. What FA said at the press comference is that the wind could not have caused the crash as claimed by RD given the downforce and that the car would be pulling left in a RH turn and not the other way around. Once more it is all bullsh#t from devious Dennis. Notwithstanding, the press should stop stirring this pot and focus on the enfolding season.


March 27, 2015 11:05 PM

F1 » Renault admits it is considering quitting F1

No one can blame Renault for reviewing their involvement in F1. BMW and Toyota came and went due to a lack of success and Mercedes came close to giving up 2 years ago. But it would be a sad day. The long term solution would be for more manufacturers to enter F1 with their own team. Imagine having Porsche, Audi and Ford on the grid in addition to a return by BMW and Toyota!!! It seems to me that the biggest problem with F1 is the restrictions on engine development imposed by the FIA. The teams and manufacturers should tell these bureaucrats to fix it or face a boycott.


February 17, 2015 9:26 PM

F1 » Minardi: 1000bhp - A potentially powerful price to pay

eiiipo: The point he is making is that to achieve that higher performance you reduce reliability in turn increases cost...those extra 3-4k in RPM means a lot when you have a fixed number of engines
The answer is to have big naturally aspirated engines with a restricted bore diameter to keep the rpm down and also keep valve sizes down which will also keep the revs down.Such engines would deliver the power at an rpm which would keep the engines relatively unstressed with expensive systems such as pneumatic valves being unnecessary. When the current engine spec was announced it was obvious to anyone with half a brain that costs would soar to unsustainable levels. It has to be decided whether F1 is to be a competitive sport or a technical excercise - something has to be done and soon as the sport is spending itself out of existence. We may lose more than one team this year and I think that Mr Haas may have second thoughts about coming into F1 if he has a good look at what is happening.
Bryan G is spot on. But as long as there is more than 1 engine manufacturer or 1 factory team, costs will soar and the small teams will suffer. The problem is with the income distribution in F1 as pointed out by Sauber and Force India. Fix it and we can have a full grid of cars that can still remain at the pinnacle of technology. Raw power of itself will not necessarily result in better racing and god forbid that we end up with the American type of racing which is only noteworthy because of the spectacular crashes - not what we want in F1!


January 27, 2015 8:32 PM

F1 » Ferrari in F1 - Getting the tifosi back on side

Arrivabene should focus on turning the fortunes of the Scuderia around instead of worrying about reinventing F1. Success is the only way to get the disillusioned tifosi back. in my view, greedy Bernie should be booted out and the income generated by the industry more evenly distributed between the teams to ensure their survival. Let there be 12 teams and let the worst one be relegated annually to GP2 with the championship winning team of GP2 automatically promoted to F1 in its stead. Notwithstanding, F1 must always remain at the pinnacle of racing and technology.


December 27, 2014 6:16 AM

F1 » F1: Ferrari’s silly season has now come to an end

F1 is first and foremost about engine power and transmission. Get it right and the WC is yours. Any one of the top 10 F1 drivers would win a WC in the best car. Unfortunately financial engineering does not win WC's in a technology driven sport. Marchionne may be a great CEO, but hiring and firing people will not get the job done. Like an orchestra, a succesful F1 team must function seamlessly and in perfect harmony and this is what is missing at Ferrari and so evident at Red Bull (No 1) and Mercedes.

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