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July 03, 2015 9:08 PM

F1 » Button not looking for points after tough Friday

Hardly worth turning up really, McLaren seem to be going backwards at the moment regardless of any updates, it's clear now that the chassis is as bad as the powerplant. Almost certainly Button's last British GP so it's a shame that they have failed to improve, still on the back couple of rows. This cooperation will go down as one of the largest failures in the history of F1 whatever RD says.


July 02, 2015 7:43 AM

F1 » Button takes test positives to his 16th British GP

Must be very depressing continually turning up to race knowing you will be at the back of the grid and unlikely to finish or even start the race. Rather looks as if it will be Button's last British GP so I wish him well and hope he can salvage something from his last few races. With McLaren so far off the pace it will be interesting to see how well Magnussen does next season assuming RD gets his way and boots Button out. They have a mountain to climb to overcome Mercedes dominance and I doubt that will ever happen, certainly not in the next couple of years anyway. Hopefully Button will get a top drive which can show his talents at there best although I rather think he will walk away altogether.


June 29, 2015 12:51 PM

F1 » Drivers play down desire for ‘risky’ F1

What we actually want to see is something called "racing" as I understand the word it means to go as fast as possible for the entire race and compete with other competitors. It also means that there is a built in amount of risk if you are trying to get past another competitor. I don't think we expect drivers to take more or unnecessary risks but we would like to see more powerful cars and cars that presented a challenge to drive, not as now where a 17 year old can step in and be instantly competitive. We don't want to see processions where drivers are too busy watching their fuel consumption or looking after their tyre's or twiddling knobs for some reason. It's not a lot to ask for Christ's sake but it seems to be totally beyond the current rule makers. I've watched F1 since about 1960 and have seen some truly amazing racing during that time. Perhaps we need to take a step back to the past rather than making F1 ever more complicated and less interesting to watch.


July 04, 2015 4:14 PM

F1 » Alonso predicts worse to come for McLaren

It is difficult to see how McLaren can get any worse, 17 and 18th on the grid just in front of a team that has loose change for a budget, personally I think they are away with the fairies and the situation is descending into farce. I expect an abrupt parting of the ways between all parties at the end of the season. The facts are that every team is getting better and Mclaren are not matching that improvement let alone improving on it.


July 04, 2015 9:13 AM

F1 » Alonso: We are slow...

Tell me something new please, McLaren are going backwards which is pretty amazing considering that they started at the back. A shame that this once great team is now a laughing stock, no wonder Button always has a rie smile on his face, at least he will be out of it come seasons end and we can all look forward to another season of RD and Boullier telling us how wonderful they are and how they are developing new parts and how each circuit doesn't suit their car and how hard they are all working and how..............................................................


July 01, 2015 6:35 PM

F1 » Vandoorne ‘ready for F1, but too early to decide future’

theoldgitspeaks: The truth is starting to come out, I spoke of chassis problems on Crash but everybody poo pooed it, well now you have heard it from a man who has done some of the testing. With rumors of Button being dropped he might just leapfrog Magnussen to jump into this poisoned chalice
Why drop Button? You could drop any of the top 4 drivers into that car and it wouldn't make any difference as the car does barely runs for a single lap and when penalties are applies for the remainder of the year your almost last anyway. He's hardly been embarrassed by Alonso. I guess Ron has never got over him getting the seat instead of Kevin. I guess you know though that Ron is pretty looney these days.
Indeed! why drop Button, there has been suggestions that he might be dropped to help Honda save face and as a fall guy. Don't ask me to explain the logic it's well beyond be.


June 30, 2015 12:18 PM

F1 » Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

It doesn't matter what the teams think, what matter's is that the people who pay shed loads of money to watch get something that is worth watching. Until that happens the decline will continue and escalate until there are no crowds and only the top four teams with their huge budgets running round in line astern. Todt hasn't a clue, he was excellent at Ferrari but appears to be in the pocket of the top four, that and Bernie's excessive greed will kill the goose that has laid the golden egg. Richard Branson said that Formula E will be bigger than F1 and while I rather doubt that there is clearly room for it to be become very successful baring in mind the low cost and an impressive driver line-up and accessible circuits. Also Sports car racing is becoming more and more popular and the organisers seem to have their heads screwed on straight. Time is running out but i doubt there will be any sensible answers coming from the present rule makers.


June 28, 2015 12:43 PM

F1 » London could still host F1, insists mayor

It will never happen, Boris is just talking it up like he talks everything up and he will not be there for much longer so the likelihood of his successor backing it is non existent as a Labour mayor would be much more interested in financing a huge Gay Pride rally or an illegal immigrant tea party than organizing a GP and the Tories will never buy it because of the huge cost of setting it up. Also F1 is in a steep decline and until that can be resolved and some of the old circuits can be brought back into use things will stay much the same.

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