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Firestorm

June 07, 2015 10:50 PM

F1 » Hamilton stays cool for Canadian GP win


Definitively Formula 1 is not heading on the right direction with the current rules. Ironically I anticipated very much the changes introduced on 2014 because I was bored watching Newey designs dominating. But the thing has got worse now. I could understand 2014 because everything was new, undertested for F1 standarts. But a year after?! Save fuel, save the tyres, careful with the power unit, gearbox...ok you can push now..but for 3 laps only. The same kind of **** over and over again. Honestly, I can't wait for 2017 now. I hope the strategy group came with some better ideas, to make it fun, not just for us but for the drivers as well. They need to race, not just to execute what their pitwall tells them by radio.

Firestorm

June 08, 2015 3:38 PM

F1 » Button: This won’t hurt us...


Well if Honda has gone for a radical solution, I understand them having an unreliable PU but at least it could had been powerful. But they keep being the slowest of all on straights and still very unreliable. Alonso's car has just finished two out of seven races. I don't know how much this detuned PU thing is affecting their performance but things aren't looking good for them. Neither McLaren's chassis doesn't look a world breaker.

Firestorm

November 04, 2014 2:05 PM

F1 » Mercedes set to make F1 engine freeze compromise


107SS2009: It is more of a shameful gesture then a sensible generous one when one has to eat-up all the words and adjectives he has spooled-out, that’s why they are called the three stooges, with one of them not only faceless but also clueless.
Sunny call it whatever you want, but I think this is great news, Mercedes might loose most of it's advantage regarding PU and finally we can watch RBR, Ferrari back in the game. Without close competition every sport is a farce. I don't know who convinced Mercedes to consider lifting the engine freeze, the bosses of Ferrari, Renault, Todt with FIA or Ecclestone. Whoever was, I thank him a thousand times.

Firestorm

November 04, 2014 8:36 PM

F1 » Mercedes set to make F1 engine freeze compromise


stevenmann67: This could potentially make matters worse! It's a stupid and thoughtless compromise. Renault did a crap job and one manufacturer was always going to be ahead in terms of reliability and or power. Kind of an ill-thought idea to begin with.
The engine freeze idea is to save money, not to allow a certain manufacter to enjoy a big advantage for many years. Imagine when Newey designed the blown diffusers for RB7 and suddenly the FIA said, no other team should try to copy it, only RBR which introduced the feature must have it, so for a few years the other teams must invent something else, very different. The engine freeze is a similar situation, but the costs to develop it are a lot of higher. The FIA banned many of Newey's invention, no one is banning Mercedes PU, just allowing the others to cach up, if they can. F1 as a sport is more important than any single team/driver, close competition is a must.

Firestorm

November 04, 2014 9:09 PM

F1 » Mercedes set to make F1 engine freeze compromise


107SS2009: By opposing the PU development unfreeze the Mercedes management were trying as hard as they could to avoid others catching up/competition for the second year running (2015), they couldn’t have prevented a unfreeze for 2016.
Sunny, I red at autosport that the proposal is to change 13 tokens/components out of 60 in the winter (previously it was decided that the could change 28 tokens and after it the freeze would get applied) and by July 2015 all the manufacters should bring a new power unit. So, Mercedes will still hold an advantage in the first half of the season and remain the favourites to clinch both titles again in 2015, but at least we should be able to watch a much more interesting second half of the season, a more interesting season as a result.

Firestorm

October 31, 2014 4:53 PM

F1 » F1: Hamilton fastest in opening Austin practice


McLaren has made real progress in the last couple of races. They had to, they have a Mercedes engine after all, despite having not access to every detail of the power unit. They have also great facilities. With Mercedes AMG being dominant, Williams the closest to them and an ever improving McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari are falling further back on the pecking order for the final few races, courtesy of their miserable power units. Glad to see McLaren improving, it really makes sense now for Alonso to join them. If Honda will be up to scratch (I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be), McLaren can be very strong next year, maybe Mercedes strongest rivals for 2015.

Firestorm

October 30, 2014 7:55 PM

F1 » Vettel ‘not allowed’ to announce F1 future


I would like that RBR allows Vettel to run away earlier so he could test the F14T at Abu Dhabi after the end of the season. So he could experience himself how bad that car is and wonder how Alonso keeps getting those results with such a bad car. But that won't be possible. I hope and believe that next year Ferrari will be resonably competitive and not a junk like this year. As for Vettel doing with Ferrari the same Schumacher did in the past?! Maybe he will get the results but it will take more efforts by the team this time, Schumacher was a tiger, I still enjoy watching videos when he haunted Hill, Villeneuve and Hakkinen despite having an inferior car. For me that speaks more of him than his dominant victories with a dominant car. Is Vettel as good? I say no, but only time will tell.

Firestorm

October 30, 2014 8:06 PM

F1 » Hamilton not dwelling on double points’ F1 finale


I hope that the double points doesn't decide the outcome of the WDC but even if it does, is just part of the game. As for Lewis , I red many comments about this matter on different sites and many speaks about a scenario: Poor Lewis retires and the undeserving Nico wins the title thanks to the 50 points he get's in Abu Dhabi. These people hates this idea and get wild about this rule. I wonder how they imagine that Lewis could retire?! I know that Mercedes isn't bulletproof but if Lewis will have at least a 14 point advantage over Nico, he has not to try to win the race after all, so all pressure would be on Nico and his car. Lewis is a mature driver, he has learned his lessons with the outcome of 2007.


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