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April 07, 2014 10:47 AM

F1 » What we learned at the Bahrain Grand Prix

The main thing we have learned so far this season is that the championship is going to be dominated by one team who on present form will have the championship in the bag by mid season. This cannot be good for the sport and a majority of the major players need to be asking themseves why they cannot produce a competitive car. Its fine having Force India etc doing well but we need Farrari/Mclaren/red Bull and Lotus to be fighting at the front and this simply does not look like happening this season.


April 09, 2014 12:37 PM

F1 » Hamilton 3s clear on second morning

The Mercs certainly have a large advantage but despite all engines having to be equal one might ask how equal is equal, they can't want Mclaren learning too much to pass on to Honda and as for the others they are not expected to be at the front anyway so the gap is not quite so noticeable. I'm sure a lot of people will say this can't happen but i believe rule bending is part and parcle of F1 and always has been, the motto seems to be if you can get away with it, do it and worry about it later when someone starts asking awkward questions.


April 07, 2014 3:58 PM

F1 » F1 cost cap set to be dropped

If they wanted to control costs they should not have introduced new engines, none of the top teams will ever agree to any form of cost reduction as it is in their interests to spend as much as they can afford and ****** all the others. The FIA are far too weak and have their own self interests to promote to try and push this through, in short it will go on until F1 grinds to a halt with only three teams left and a man and a dog watching.


April 06, 2014 3:31 PM

F1 » Two new teams set to join F1

This rather suggests that several teams are on the verge of dropping out, no surprise there as Caterhams owner Tony Fernandez has already stated that he will pull out unless they have some success (no hope there i'm afraid) Marussia are only there because of Max Chilton's dad's money and Lotus appear to survive on thin air. Allowing new teams in is only fine in principle, the problem lies in allowing teams in who have absolutely no hope of success. This really means that only teams backed or owned by a major motor manufacturer or company are likely to be viable and even this is no guarentee of success as Toyota and BMW found out. The answer lies is a complete rewrite of the rules and a proper cost cap that would ensure that all teams have a reasonable chance of competing, the likelyhood of that happening is about equal to England's chances of winning the next World Cup, NONE!!!


April 06, 2014 12:26 PM

F1 » McLaren confident over progress with MP4-29

The facts are that Mclaren once again have failed to design a winning car straight out of the box, other teams can do it but Mclaren seem unable to, not sure wht this is but clearly with Honda joining them next season they need to start to get there act together. As things stand they are going to spend yet another season playing catch up, I imagine RD already has some ideas on who needs to go and who he needs to get in order to return to the top of the tree.


April 02, 2014 8:44 AM

F1 » Button hits the ‘big 250’ in Bahrain

I am hoping that what will probably be his last year with Mclaren might produce another championship but once again the car seems to be lagging behind the best. Even if they manage to squeeze some more speed put of it Hamilton and Vettel will be long gone. He has spent too much time in poor cars and has never managed to sort out his qualifying problems which is a shame and keeps him from being amongst the best in my opinion.


April 01, 2014 5:14 PM

F1 » McLaren expects no ‘significant change in competitiveness’

It's the same story as last season, we've got a few bits coming but we won't be any faster, what is wrong with Mclaren?, I know RD can't produce miracles but you would think that with all their money they could do a bit better than produce a mid grid car. There is clearly something wrong with their design people this has happened far too often and looks like continuing throughout this season as well. Honda may well be thinking they picked the wrong team to come back with!


March 31, 2014 6:40 PM

F1 » Wolff: Red Bull result a wake-up call for Mercedes

Why would anyone discount Red Bull, they have won the championship for the last four years, have the best driver and a designer who is so much more talented than the others that it is virtually invertible that they will be at the front. A month ago they were in trouble and now they are challenging at the front. How is it that Ferrari and Mclaren cannot do this with the budgets they have availble, the answer must be that they have not got Adrien Newey or the allround talent that Red Bull have, also they have forgotten what it is to challenge for wins because they spend most of there time in the midfield or further back. Hopefully this situation will change but it looks like this season is Mercedes V Red Bull with the rest playing second third and fourth fiddle.


March 31, 2014 11:55 AM

F1 » What we learned at the Malaysian Grand Prix

What we have learned is that the racing is just as boring as previously and that Ferrari and Mclaren have once again failed to produce a competitive car, other then that and the lack of noise nothing much has changed, the usual people are in the middle and the remainder are at the back where they always are, oh and Lotus clearly are so far behind on development because they don't have much money, if a cost cap ever happens it will be too late to save several teams.


March 29, 2014 4:10 PM

F1 » Tyre gamble was worth it – Button

The Mclaren seems to be well off the pace of the fastest cars, I was hoping that they would have a good car from the off but it look as if they are behind again, why they cannot design a good car from the off is one of lifes big mysteries. By the time they get up to speed Mercedes, Redbull and probable Ferrari will be well ahead and others will be near equal to them. Australia was a bit of a force dawn and a repeat will depend on tactics and luck which is a shame for two good drivers who should have a better car under them.

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