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October 12, 2014 1:42 PM

F1 » Hamilton wins first F1 race in Russia

What a beautifuly controlled race from Hamilton, the on-board footage looked like a a relaxing Sunday drive. Well done on the victory, the start again demonstrating that Hamilton has the better race-craft than Rosberg, and that’s what decides championships. Some may feel the track is boring, however in the opening laps the width of the track provided great wheel to wheel racing with the cars squirming around, especially on turn 3. Although I am disappointed with the lack of overtaking ability on the track, even with DRS, Massa was stuck behind Perez for the whole final stages of the race. Same with Ricciardo and Alonso.


October 13, 2014 11:52 AM

F1 » F1 Russian Grand Prix - Race results

StevoG:also why was Putin there in the first place?
Because he is the President of the country which is hosting the grand prix, and it is common to see political figures attending local sporting events.
Not a very good example and you are not funny either "Webbertron" comparing Monaco which has a royal family that has been traditionally attending the Monaco GP for decades and here we have Putin (who we know what he is like egomaniac extraordinaire eg the best at everything sport and you name it he is best at) very few presidents and/or prime ministers attend these events around the world, I would have preferred to see the president of the Russian motor racing association if they have one or anyone associated with the sport like they have mostly around the world. That is the point I was trying to make.
I wasn't trying to be funny "StevoG". You asked a question and got a logical answer. To


October 10, 2014 12:01 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: F1 goes cock-a-hoop

I'm not a fan of closed cockpits. Considering they really wouldn't make that much of a difference. If you look at Bianchi's crash for example, the way which the car hit the tractor meant that even if there was a closed cockpit the impact would have had a similar effect, if not made it even worse by making it harder to remove the driver from the car. F1 has always been an open cockpit formula, and that's how it should stay. Closed cockpits would completely change the dynamics of the sport in a negative way. Bianchi's crash was just a freak accident, nobody has died in a F1 car for over 20 years. They are still one of the safest places to be.


October 10, 2014 12:32 PM
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F1 » Kate Walker: F1 goes cock-a-hoop

Taipan: I agree closed cockpit wouldn't have helped Jules. But think about Alonso's near miss at Spa or Felipe's accident, a couple of inches either way on those occasions and we could have had 2 deaths recently.
That's true. For Alonso's crash I don't think closed cockpits would have helped, had Grosjeans car landed right on top of a closed cockpit. But in terms of Massa's incident, then yes a closed cockpit would have made a difference. For me though, I just can't imagine a closed cockpit (something so small, and something that has to still provide visibility for drivers, meaning not many support beams) could protect against serious impacts. But for debris, then yes a closed cockpit would help. But also Massa's incident was a freak one too, and we seldom see heavy items flying into cockpits in F1. Small debris (such as tyre marbles and stones) can be handled with a helmet just fine. I understand your point though Taipan.


October 05, 2014 11:06 AM

F1 » Sutil: Safety car should have been deployed

Sutil did a great job in that interview not to say anything which the media could twist into a headline. Very composed for somebody who was speaking a second language. In terms of the crash, a safety car should have been deployed in those conditions. On a dry track double waved yellows would have been fine, but in heavy rain especially on THAT corner, we should have seen a safety car.

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