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June 21, 2015 12:17 PM

F1 » Alonso: There is a temptation to stop on lap one…

I have lost my patience and interest in F1, it has become a farce with stupid rules for tyres etc and no development allowed unless you spend a coupon or whatever. The top four teams have budgets so huge that it renders the rest of the field also rans, The technology is far too complicated and adds nothing to the racing and the random penalties such as those imposed on Alonso and Button are beyond funny. I like to hope that someday soon they will wakeup and do something sensible like allowing testing and development at all times, doing away with all driver aids, allowing a choice of dry,wet and intermediate tyres that can be used as you like, using more powerful conventional engines and finally freeing up the rules so that we get some variation in design and not a collection of clones droning round in line astern because they can't overtake or because they are using too much petrol, Am I mad?I don't think so and I don't think anything will change, F1 will dig it's own grave and the cr


June 17, 2015 10:20 AM

F1 » Button: Don't discount our background developments

The problem is that the developments haven't worked, one step forward and two steps back comes to mind. We're now getting on for halfway through the season and the car is little faster and no more reliable than before, When history is written maybe we will get to the truth of this overambitious collaboration between a team which has been a shambles for the last few years and a powertrain manufacturer who has totally underestimated the time it would take to become anywhere near competitive.


June 22, 2015 4:38 PM

F1 » Button woeful weekend over in just two laps

theoldgitspeaks: £6M for the number of laps he has completed this season, I would say that was pretty good pay!
Pay is one thing but tbh it's not like he needs the money. At this point in his career surely it's all about being in a competitive car and fighting for podiums or even top ten finishes. Shame of it is there doesn't seem to be much light at the end of the tunnel. For McLaren they must be thinking 'what have we done!!'. Honda were awesome in 80's F1 but have dropped the ball big time here and arn't really making any progress at all. Same could also be said of Renault, although they've also had more recent success. These regs have just strangled the championship when they were supposed to open it up. What a mess it all is. The races this year are almost 'whoever gets to the first conner first wins'...Lets' just hope the 2017 regs open things up a bit and make it more fun for all...although I suspect Jenson might have left F1 by


June 20, 2015 7:51 PM

F1 » Button on 25 place penalty: You’ve got to smile!

I don't see anything funny about it, McLaren have a huge budget and are backed by a major car company and halfway through their first season they are qualifying just above a team that was disbanded, was reborn and missed the first race of the season and has a budget the size of my pension and Button calls it funny and don't anybody go into the childish rules that govern this so called sport, the situation is fast getting so bad that it can only implode on the people involved.


June 20, 2015 4:36 PM

F1 » Button, Alonso set for '25-place grid penalty'

A complete farce!, I gather the boss of Honda will be at the race if you can call it that not that the Mclarens will be doing any racing anyway. Apparently he is there to see how things are going or not in this case with a view to making a decision about their future participation in F1. Are Honda about to pull the plug on this unholy disaster? before they get laughed off the grid.


June 19, 2015 8:53 AM

F1 » Button: I want Alonso to out-qualify me!

theoldgitspeaks: Lets be honest Button is a crap qualifier whatever car he drives, just look at the statistics the only time he qualified well was when he had a car two seconds quicker that the rest. When and if McLaren ever get their act together I expect Alonso to outqualify Button at every race but Button will match him in the races assuming he has equal equipment.
Comments like this really wind me up! When, pray tell, did Button EVER drive a car two seconds quicker than the rest? For that matter, when did her EVER drive a car even one second quicker than the rest? I think you know what I mean, in 2009 he had a car with a huge advantage wether it was 2 seconds half a second or six months and made full use of it but he doesn't qualify well very often. Glad I wound you up, there's always someone..........


June 18, 2015 4:23 PM

F1 » Embattled Alonso urges McLaren to focus on reliability

As I understand it the car for this weekend is going to be a highly modified version so it is likely that it will be even more unreliable than usual. They are in a rock and a hard place, if they turn up the power it breaks and if they turn it down the car won't work because the aero has been updated to work with the extra power they haven't got. Best guess form this shambles of a team is that it staggers to the end of the season and Honda then announce that they are having to build a new power unit which hopefully works. Meanwhile Boullier will be saying that we have yet more updates but the tracks don't suit our car so we're stuffed really. Button will have left for a career in keeping his mouth shut and Alonso will be talking with his advisers about how he can get out of his contract and into a competitve car.

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