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April 12, 2014 4:11 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: Nothing to lose in appeal


If Ricciardo get back his 18 points from Australia, Red Bull will be catapulted from 4th to 2nd in the WCC. In the WDC Ricciardo will get ahead of the likes Alonso, Button, Vettel, maybe in third place, behind the Silver Arrows guys. Yes Ricciardo has nothing to loose but 18 pts are a nice amount to win them. Considering that Melbourne was his home GP, it would be nice to have that podium officially.

Firestorm

April 12, 2014 5:50 AM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren can catch Mercedes


It would be nice if a F1 team starts challenging Mercedes for real. But all of them are far behind at the moment so I do expect other Mercedes 1-2 for the next few races. I still believe that it will be RBR who will challenge Mercedes later on the season, considering that they are the reigning champions and they already have improved the RB10 very much after their terrible winter testing. But McLaren too could do something. They have a better engine than RBR, and they also are good at developing the aerodynamics of their cars. Last year Mp4-28 was an exception because that car had so much problems that it wasn't worth to continue working on it. So this year they can give their fans something to cheer about before they starts again a partnership with Honda.

Firestorm

April 08, 2014 12:39 PM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


Is anyone surprised by the fact that Mercedes is setting the pace again? The difference between them and the rest of the field was huge on this circuit. Many people are speaking about the noise of the engines, the limits on fuel, fuel flow, weight and tyres as well, with the car being much slower than they were ten years ago, especially on race pace they are 5-8s slower per lap, in some circuits the gap is bigger than that. What concernes me most is the fact that the new rules didn't adressed the human element in F1. What I mean is that drivers like Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso and Raikkonen deserves to be fighting for the title. And I'm pretty sure they would if all of them were racing with a Mercedes W05. But instead we got that huge difference courtesy of the great job Mercedes did, or Red Bull did last year, killing the real competition.

Firestorm

April 10, 2014 6:49 AM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


@seashack, Sunny and walrus I know that my idea is utopic and I don't expect F1 to embrace that formula for 2 major reasons. First of all, people usually are afraid of radical changes, me included. This is applied at every aspect of our life not just sports. I prefer that the changes to be made step by step, evolution not revolution. In this way, you could avoid another disaster. Second, the top teams wouldn't accept that and they rule F1 in these days. I can't blame them, is human nature. I also would try to avoid major changes if I am in a privileged position at something. But I believe that the smaller teams would like my idea. I only want that the driver to be the most important asset of a racing car, not the engine, neither the aerodynamics. Neither, Vettel, Alonso or Hamilton would suddenly find a second per lap to each other if they are racing exactly the same car. At this point F1 wouldn't need anymore pay drivers, unable to compete. That would be good for the sport.

Firestorm

April 09, 2014 12:10 PM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


(continued) Obviously you can't change this right now, maybe neither next year or the year after. But F1 should think about the option. That would keep the cost down as well because teams won't spend as much at developing a new car all season long. With drivers being the most important asset, it could end the era of pay drivers. I agree with seashack that F1 without its fan is nothing, so they have to listen to us. I have heard that many fans are unhappy with this formula, but I don't know if the majority of us likes or dislikes this formula. Anyway people shouldn't be one-eyed because their favourite driver/team is winning. F1 is more important that any driver/team.

Firestorm

April 09, 2014 12:00 PM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


107SS2009: "If F1 doesn't get it it's just bad for the sports" "F1 needs change". You should have said what needs to be changed in F1, I only hope you don't have the new rules/regulations (which I personally never liked) in mind that needs a change, and just in case your answer is positive, do you also believe that they should be changed while the season is in progress?
Sunny, I think that the best way is that all the designer and technical directors of the teams should design a car or an entire package and tell all the teams: That's it. Everyone should use this car which is the 95% of the final product. The rules shouldn't give much room for improvement because one team could run away. The main difference between them should be made by the skill of their drivers, set-up work and strategy. The top teams still would hold an advantage bcs having the money to take the best drivers, but the midfield would be closer.

Firestorm

April 08, 2014 11:46 PM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


To sumarize it, I am not much interested to see a Adrian Newey vs Paddy Lowe vs James Allison. I am interested to see a Vettel vs Riccardo vs Hamilton vs Rosberg vs Alonso vs Raikkonen. And the other drivers as well. If F1 doesn't get it, is just bad for the sport. You can't justify it by saying the same happened in the past. Back then it was bad as well. F1 needs change.

Firestorm

April 08, 2014 11:34 PM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


I have nothing against Mercedes which did a superb job this year, as RBR, Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Lotus has done in the past. Is good to see a new team entering the hall of fame of F1 history by winning a WCC. What I mean is that close competition equal to spectacle. With many competitive teams/drivers the season will get more unpredictable. I am much more interested in the WDC than WCC. But at the seasons you mentioned (2002, 2004, 2011, 2013) it was Ferrari and RBR which won it for Schumacher and Vettel, they just beated their team-mates. The other drivers had not the right machinery to challenge them. So why they don't put robots instead of the drivers? When a team has a much superior car than their rivals, those are boring seasons. It doesn't matter if is Ferrari, RBR or Mercedes, the domination is always boring. Close competition is exciting.

Firestorm

April 08, 2014 11:15 PM

F1 » Rosberg fastest on day one of test in Bahrain


@walrus909 I know that many teams dominated in the past and it wasn't good at all. I agree that this year is better with Lewis and Nico than it was with Michael and Rubens. But F1 is not about one team, two drivers etc. What should think the fans of Vettel, Alonso, Raikkonen, Button et al, when come race day and they know that the most their drivers can get is just a 3rd place, unless something strange happens to the Mercedes cars. Is that exciting for you? Imagine a F1 season where we have 4 or 5 top teams separated by just 1 or 2 tenth between them. The line between succes and failure would be very thin and that's exciting. A X driver could win a race and finishing 8th in the next race because the other driver did just a little better. (Continued)


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