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October 20, 2013 12:16 AM

F1 » Horner: No guarantees we’ll get it right

I think there is a strong chance of one power unit providing a significant advantage next year. Not sure which one it will be, but if one manages to get a 30 or 40bhp advantage on the others, then it may make irrelevant the Neweys of the world. I'm actually quite concerned about that tbh because it could ruin the spectacle. It's possible that, because of an engine advantage, 2/3 of the field will essentially have no chance next year. Either it will make the races quite boring or they will have to monkey with the rules which will be very artificial.


October 16, 2013 11:55 PM

F1 » Horner: No disappointment at wait for title

As for the 'they just changed the gearing' theory, that's nonsense because if it was better for them to run with higher gearing, why weren't they doing it before? Something changed in the mid season break that made a sudden difference to their top end speed and I can guarantee that it wasn't someone sitting down and saying "hold on - we could get an extra 5 tenths here if we just changed the gearing!"


October 16, 2013 11:53 PM

F1 » Horner: No disappointment at wait for title

richard apparently you know nothing about F1. I think you were the genius telling me a few months ago that Alonso couldn't have opened his DRS outside the DRS zone because that was physically impossible with the FIA system. Now you appear to be completely ignorant of the fact that engine manufacturers are allowed to make changes if they are to improve reliability. All manufacturers have obvious been seeking to make reliability changes that also happen to boost power. And then, of course, there is the possibility of operating outside the rules (or is that impossible in F1 in your mind too?) @ Firestorm - perhaps it's something like that, but I doubt it. That would help with driveability but not top speed.


October 16, 2013 8:39 PM

F1 » Horner: No disappointment at wait for title

Something funny is going on with that Renault engine. Prior to the summer break, the average position of a Red Bull car in the quali speed traps (excluding Monaco) was about 17th. After the summer break, their average position is about 7th. There has been a sudden huge improvement in the top speed of the car. The Lotus has also improved, although less markedly. So much for the engine freeze. I reckon over the summer break Renault have put another 20 or 30 horsepower into theirs.


October 13, 2013 12:18 AM

F1 » Hamilton happy with third, but still chasing wins

I like how the comment containing "but as it stands the engine with the most power could be a negative as it could damage the tyres more than a weaker engine" Has 4 agrees and no disagrees, like it's a plausible suggestion that less power could in fact be better. I'm sure Brawn and Horner and their chums are doing some serious beard stroking about how much time hacking 50bhp out of their motors could gain them.

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