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ratchet69

August 29, 2014 1:10 PM
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F1 » Kate Walker: The rock and the hard place


Spot On Kate! Funny how all those that are trying to find a solution to the falling audience are unable to spot something as obvious as costly Sky coverage. The cost of a full Sky package with Sky Sport and of course the £145.50 BBC licence fee, is greater than my annual electricity bill! If the sport is not there for me to watch freely, I cannot see the sponsors logo's on the cars, will not be aware of what they are advertising and, consequently, will not be buying it. Formula One has sold it's soul to the Devil, in the form of asset strippers, and when F1 has been bled dry, it will be cast aside to rot like old orange peel. When will someone in the management of F1 have the courage to tell the Emporer that his new clothes are an illusion and he is making a fool of himself and the sport. Final nail in the coffin for me was the monetizing of the live timing screens, that was simply mean spirited and greedy.

ratchet69

February 19, 2014 11:33 AM

FE » Donington back on track as Formula E replaces F1


Let us not forget that the programme for the event will include extra classes of eco-racers. May I suggest that die hard fans of motorsport gird their loins for the spectacle of the G-Wiz Cup, The World Golf Cart Championship, The refurbished milk float trophy and, last but not least, The world endurance championship for Mobility Scooters. At least it will be available free to air as, if they've got any sense, no pay per view channel will want this green waste.

ratchet69

July 04, 2013 11:56 AM

F1 » Pirelli's British Grand Prix statement in full


If the wheels are being fitted to the wrong side of the car by the teams, when the tyre manufacturer stipulates a direction of rotation, then the fault lies with the teams. Photo analysis of the cars show that the practice is commonplace and, with only a small barcode and direction letter printed on the side wall, difficult to spot easily. If Pirelli turned the coloured band, between 'Pirelli' and 'P ZERO' into a series of chevrons (showing the direction of rotation) everyone and his dog would then be able to spot the teams that are fitting the wheels on the wrong side of the car and running them backwards. Simples!

ratchet69

June 11, 2013 10:58 AM

F1 » International Tribunal hearing date set


It would seem that this is the perfect opportunity for the FIA to shoot itself in the foot once again. Acting as judge, jury and executioner yet again. How will they tread the fine line between giving enough punishment to Mercedes and Pirelli to satisfy Red Bull and Ferrari and ending up with the loss of a top team, a tyre supplier, and a third of the engines for next year? OK, so Mercedes may stay but Pirelli still has no contract for next year and have been taking a lot of flak, for doing exactly what the FIA wanted. What's to stop them (Pirelli) giving the FIA the 'bird' and just walking away. After the way the FIA has treated the current and previous tyre suppliers the contract has become a bit of a poisoned chalice.


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