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Firestorm

October 25, 2014 11:19 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Caterham, Marussia could miss Austin


Let face it guys, this day had to come. The minnows of F1 always fell down after a couple of years or a decade at best. Minardi was an exception and maybe a few others but what can we do about it? It always hurts when a team abandons F1, but honestly I am much more worried about the future of Sauber and especially that of Lotus. I hope that these two will survive and will stay in F1 for many years more. The FIA, Bernie and the teams should think more about the idea of customer cars or the plan for 3 cars per team. For the sake of the sport.

Firestorm

October 08, 2014 8:12 PM

F1 » Button anticipating new track ‘buzz’


Speaking of Button, I wonder what will happen with him in 2015. Will he be still racing with McLaren or any other team? I hope he will. I can't believe that Alonso is rejoining McLaren after his experience in 2007. There is always many talking, and the management are bad liars, just a few weeks ago Vettel spoke about his Red Bull future, about the 2015 RB car and his driving style ect. Now he left the team. At the moment I am waiting til the official announcement and hoping that the one joining McLaren is Hamilton, alongside Button, with Magnussen taking a sabbatical or joining a smaller team. And Alonso to Mercedes!

Firestorm

October 08, 2014 11:44 PM

F1 » Button anticipating new track ‘buzz’


Taipan: Firestorm, Lulu has said he has no intention of leaving Merc as they are "one of the coolest brands in the World" obviously that's important to him. If Dolce&Gabbana start an F1 team maybe he'll have a rethink, man! McLaren have also rubbished claims that Lulu landed at Woking last week to sign a McLaren deal. Lauda however claims that Alonso signed a contract with McLaren last Thursday, not sure how he knows that but that's the latest gossip.
Taipan, that's just my wish. I also don't believe very much to the team management. They usually dismisses everything before acting. Back in early 2009 they were dismissing Alonso's going to Ferrari rumour and by september the deal was done. A few weeks ago, Mattiacci said that Ferrari has many problems but the drivers are not a problem and there are many similar stories in F1. So, as long as Lewis hasn't sign anything, there's still hope for Alonso.

Firestorm

September 16, 2014 2:30 PM

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions


I don't know if that's going to work (remind the team orders ban in 2002 and the order were still used in different manners during the years) but I'm excited by the idea that engineers won't help drivers about which settings to use on different parts of the race. It raises the possibility for drivers to get it wrong from time to time, to make human errors, for F1 to become a bit more human. The drivers are very professional and they can use free practice to set their style about the race but with all of those details they need to focus, making a little mistake in their settings is not out of question. I hope it works that way and teams don't try to cheat about this because then F1 will have a lot of trobles, scandals etc.

Firestorm

September 16, 2014 2:50 PM

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions


@Strider I think also that the teams will find something to do about it. As professor X said, people try to break the rules if there are a lot of benefits and just a few risks. Imagine a X driver who is beign catched up by an Y driver just because he's using the wrong settings. If the engineer informs him and the X goes to win the race I don't think a simpe fine of 10000 $ can do the job. The FIA should be more draconian to enforce the rules, as the courtrooms should be in everyday life. A possibility would be disqualifying from the race the X driver. I knows that's harsh but in this way they will discourage the drivers/teams to try to get around the rules. Anyway let's see how this going to work, at the moment I am a bit sceptic.

Firestorm

September 12, 2014 7:15 PM

F1 » FIA confirms 2015 F1 calendar


@Carpenter You mentioned 4 European circuits, which I would love to have them on F1 as well, but there would not be many spot left for races in other continents. Also Europe is the heartland of F1, the sport itself is global. I'm disapointed to have Abu Dhabi as the season end but as Boufiewolf said I hope that there won't be another double-point in 2015 and beyond. @Minardigras From 2016 and on there will be an American team on the grid, maybe Haas and Ferrari can attract more americans toward F1 in the near future. Also Mexicans are very passionate about F1, so expect to see many of them on both Austin and off course Mexico city.

Firestorm

September 07, 2014 7:16 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: Fifth best we could do


We must get used to Ricciardo doing little miracles at every race. After the first lap he was 12th and at the end of the race, well he finished ahead of his team-mate, again. I did expected a great recovery by Bottas but watching a Renault-powered car making all of these overtakes at Monza?! This guy is really special, maybe the best driver on the current grid with the current cars/regulations. Vettel's struggle in this era is more serious that I thought. Ok, he did a great start and kept at bay the McLarens, Perez and others while his strategy wasn't the best. But when you watch Ricciardo you think the car has more to offer and Vettel delivers just in qualifying. He already changed the chassis twice this year. Maybe is the Pirelli rubber?! Maybe the brakes by wire?! I don't know. Meanwhile I am enjoying the great drives of Ricciardo at every weekend and hopefully next year he can challenge Lewis and Nico at every race.

Firestorm

September 07, 2014 7:24 PM

F1 » Alonso sorry for Tifosi after ERS failure


I am a fan of Alonso but frankly I am reliefed that he retired today. Watching him behind the McLarens and Force Indias all race long, unable to overtake, fighting for a mere 8th or 9th, at Monza, no, it was better to end it half race long. I got used to watch Alonso (also Raikkonen) to make great recoveries, in the style that Ricciardo is doing it now but the F14T is a terrible car. This was a bad day for the Tifosi.


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