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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.


November 11, 2014 8:44 PM

F1 » Button: Money no issue in F1 future

MikeLite: its not that i dont like him, i do not rate him. Much the same as you do not rate Hamilton. The difference being Hamilton is not getting taken apart by his teamate even when there are no car problems. Its not just my opinion please read the motoring press such as Autosport, Motorsport news etc... Vettel has been thoroughly found out this year just like I said he would be if you can be bothered to look at my posts before the season even started.
Wow MikeLite, these are strong views. If drivers were rated A+, A, B, etc, I would rate JB an "A" together with the likes of Massa, Raikonnen and Webber. My "A+" category would include Alonso, Hamilton, Rosberg and Vettel. No one wins 4 world championsip on the trot by sheer luck. Vettel is right there with the all time greats and I suspect that his lack of performance is equipmpent related. Watch this space.


November 10, 2014 1:28 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: I had to play my final card

For me what is relevant is that no rider should be allowed to stop racing because of a bad decision or not being in a position to win. Everybody pays for the privilege to see a rider race; organisers, team, spectators and cable TV audiences. I suspect that since his two bad crashes of last year JL has lost his mojo. Did you notice how he faded when the drizzle started? A sure sign that he has had one bad crash too many.

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