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December 17, 2014 7:04 PM

F1 » Ecclestone calls for F1 power unit to be dropped


mark.orr.315: A cap on engine costs should have been in place to protect smaller teams. To ask a team to spend 8-12million more for engines is insane. I am amazed only 2 teams went broke. I would say allow a 3 liter V8 alongside the hybrids for teams that cannot afford it.. and allow Cosworth to build it.
Spot-on, mate! V8's could be "up-dated" /"modernised" to make them more relevant. Give the franchise to Cosworth and see what they come up with. I've said before.. scrap GP2 it's pointless nowadays, that would save teams money, and morph it into F1 with (say) the cheaper option of the V8 for small teams and give the "top" teams some ballast or grid penalty to even things up a bit.

ZEDX

December 18, 2014 12:04 PM

F1 » Ecclestone calls for F1 power unit to be dropped


Phew!.. what a hornet's nest this story has opened! ... Trying to see the "big picture" , I'm now wondering if Formula 1 needs to examine itself and think where do we go from here? We now have Formula E which is very clear-cut, the WEC series which includes hybrids, petrol & diesel (plus the new Nissans eventually) several body styles and power classes, without even mentioning some lesser series. So, does F1 become a "nostalgia" series with V8's V10/12's (as per the 80's)? or something like Indy cars but with a bit more power/downforce? Like it or not, I think F1 should be a series where "anything goes" ie Gordon Murray style radical new concepts, drivers needing b***s of steel... if that means smaller grids.. so what?, if we can all go - "w@@@W !! when they're racing, does it matter? Teenage boys & 20-something girls can happily drive in other series and prepare for F1 (in the "old way").

ZEDX

December 17, 2014 10:20 AM

F1 » Magnussen admits snub ‘difficult to take’


I read that Ron was trying to get Danish sponsors on-board.. apparently Lego turned him down. Maybe Ron did want Kevin in the seat but was overruled by others (eg Honda). Not very encouraging when Eric says his (Kevin's) options to drive elsewhere alongside his T&R job will be limited... Let's hope Honda can find him something to do race-wise .. they power other series, so there must be a seat available somewhere so he can keep his motivation up/skills honed...

ZEDX

December 16, 2014 11:40 AM

F1 » Gutierrez joins Ferrari as F1 test and reserve


fourteenseven: Joining the list of highfliers, Gene, De La Rosa, the guy who raced before Fisi. They wont even need to pay him. Somebody may even be paying them :*)
Mmm... lucky boy. Seems to be carrying on the tradition (as per your list..) I remember Marc Gene being derided for his ability on-track.. looks like EG will be picking up his gold pocket watch eventually too!

ZEDX

December 16, 2014 11:50 AM

F1 » Veteran Coulthard beats young guns to Race of Champions crown


richard: congrats to dc, and also rising star pascale. but i think that this must have been the poorest lot of drivers ever in the history of roc. where were the champions? and apart from big john, where were the f1 contingent?
Oh.. c'mon Richard... look at the entry list again! There were some BIG names in there.. and mostly very experienced racers from differing categories including an off-road champion! Given his non-current driver status, I say very well done, DC!

ZEDX

December 12, 2014 1:14 PM

F1 » ‘Magnussen well-placed for F1 2016 race drive with another team’


TomS: He must be so annoyed. He did well as a rookie and showed that he did deserve to be in an F1 car, he didn't beat Button, fine, but in all seriousness, was that ever going to happen? Button is very underrated which is probably a by product of him being in a **** car for the past 2 years meaning he is out of the limelight, but he is the real deal, he beat Hamilton across a season lets not forget. Based on whats been said, Mclaren knew they wouldn't be retaining KMag yet have strung him along leaving him no chance to secure a drive elsewhere. Poor show, they treated Perez better than that.
Ron Dennis did say that until recently, there was a possibility of them running three cars, so I don't think he had discounted K-Mag being a driver altogether until that scenario was cleared-up. Also, I think Honda were pushing for two "top" drivers (ie WDC level) not only for the potential of winning/podiums but also the marketing side as well. Yes, it's hard f

ZEDX

December 14, 2014 12:25 PM

F1 » Nasr: I wanted to stay at Williams


He made the right decision... it's been ages since a test/reserve driver could call their job "meaningful" I think Pedro de la Rosa was the last driver to really have that role... testing, development, occasional race drives. It's become a job for a "nearly" man (or woman) or a driver in their twilight years maybe. I feel a bit sorry for K-Mag in that respect.. he must be aching to get into a full race seat after doing so well in his first year... more so than Nasr .

ZEDX

December 11, 2014 11:49 AM

F1 » OFFICIAL: McLaren names Alonso, Button as 2015 F1 line-up


LoveF1: Captions please, for that next conversation in the boardroom between Fernando and Dennis tomorrow morning..... Fernando: Why were you racing against me in 2007? I could have won the championship for you! Dennis: (shrugs shoulders) Well, yes....but that was in the past. Let's just forget all that and move on to the future, shall we? Fernando: Yes, that's easy to say now. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, isn't it? Dennis: Yes......ok, whatever! (and turns away) Fernando: Yeah! Whatever!.... (he says with a cold stare) Dennis: (turns back) You'll do well to remember I'm still your boss! Fernando: Yes, you are my boss but the facts are the facts. And you can't change history! (Still with a cold stare) Dennis: Ok!....fine! Fernando: Yeah!....fine!
Great! hey.. you should be a scriptwriter for TV or films! (or maybe you are....?) I enjoyed that .. can you supply us with more?

ZEDX

December 11, 2014 3:05 PM

F1 » OFFICIAL: McLaren names Alonso, Button as 2015 F1 line-up


Putting side the good (or bad) pairing of these two, from what Ron was saying, it was Button who was the "log-jam" in this scenario.. we all assumed that prima donna Alonso was the culprit who (ostensibly) was demanding this or that, not coming to a decision etc., when all the time it was Button who was causing the problem! So it looks like he knew about Alonso's signing for at least several weeks if not longer, yet everyone was shouting about how badly he's being treated and how Dennis should not keep him (& us in the dark) blah blah.... now it seems that Button was simply negotiating his salary, quite certain he did have a drive next year.. Don't know about you lot, but I'm not so sure I can look at Button in the same way anymore....


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