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KevinW

April 10, 2014 2:31 PM
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F1 » Rosberg’s pride at silencing ‘very unfair’ critics


The "battle" between the Mercs was a faked PR stunt to blunt criticism of what is turning out to be a flawed formula on many levels. Mercedes knows that if fans continue to disapprove, the pressure will be on to change the regs, in ways that will harm Mercedes advantage. So, they staged the back-and-forth, and follow up "conflict" between their drivers, 20s clear of the field. Its amazing to see how many fell for this. Mercedes can pretty much put their cars (if running) wherever they want. I applaud Mercedes for their accomplishment, they deserve to win and succeed based on that effort. I am not thrilled with stunts that are so obviously designed to manipulate public opinion. Go race, win it all. But, F1 has more than enough fakery in it already - the last thing we need are contrived "battles" at the front - where team orders are elevated to art direction and orchestration of the show.

KevinW

April 10, 2014 5:11 PM

F1 » Rosberg’s pride at silencing ‘very unfair’ critics


rob01: yeah nico faked it letting lewis pass him at the start. and then continued to fake it with Hamilton by accepting second place while on the faster tire......
Why did he accept second place on the faster tire? The start is irrelevant. The orchestrated and careful "battle" was played in the laps just prior to and immediately following the safety car, when is was blatantly obvious they were holding the cars back. While they were "batteling" one another, they remained in fuel saving mode (as indicated by their lower use of fuel) - hardly an indication of the exciting all-out street fight advertised by Mercedes. I say leave the cars alone, leave the regs as they are, and let the cards fall. Mercedes has earned their position, and should not be hammered by those who screwed the pooch... just give the fakery and PR a break is all. It is what it is, playing silly games just cheapens it.

KevinW

March 21, 2014 2:00 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Fuel madness


... It's beginning to bore me so much that I'm considering other alternatives to spend my time with.
I won't attend any more F1 races until it becomes a race series again. Take a hard look at the motorcycle racing going on around the world. MotoGP/2/3, WSBK and AMA Superbike racing is what F1 was decades ago. It's shoulder to shoulder, its race craft, it dangerous, its strategic, and for the most part results in real closing lap battles. F1 has not been that interesting in 25 years, and is going the way of Indy and NASCAR, with its silly passing toys and clamped down innovation defined by regulation spec racer de-evolution. Why spend $1,2000 on a 3 day pass to the USGP, when that same money will buy tickets to many more exciting bike races. F1 is for the DVR now, where you can fast forward through the boredom, pundits explaining the technology again and again, and commercial interruptions.

KevinW

March 21, 2014 1:47 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Fuel madness


Get rid of the fuel flow restriction and racing will completely come apart, creating more whining and griping than the sensors are causing. While qualifying would be more exciting, with cars tearing off record setting laps with no concern for fuel use, racing would be reduced to a strategic scrum nobody would understand. There would be no passing, as there would be no need for it. You could simply lay out a race strategy that moves the car around the car ahead during their "cruise economy" mode or pit stop, by turning up the wick before turning it down when the desired position is attained. The only time the actual order would be revealed is in the last stint, as the cruisers and blasters strategies came to a close, in what would be a comical mix of fastest and slowest laps all blended together. The flow sensors are a necessary new layer of gadgetry to create a false sense of competition on top of press-to-pass ERS and DRS. F1 is now drowning in a sea of fakery and committee fiddling.

KevinW

March 21, 2014 7:53 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Fuel madness


Whiting very specifically and directly warned IRB their sensor indicated they were over the limit in Ricciardo's car on lap 5. Another note: A difference of 0.25% in total fuel flow is only 1.6HP at full throttle, at max engine speed. If this was about small differences in calibration, Red Bull would not have risked anything to avoid it. The difference they were reading must have been significantly larger than the simplistic tolerance numbers, which caused them to ignore the sensor and look to other ways to insure they remained in compliance with the 100kg/hr flow rate. An error of 1%, well outside the stated accuracy of the flow sensor, would still add up to just 6.4hp. There is a lot more going on here than what the media pundits think they know based on little or no actual information and even less understanding of the topic and technologies involved.

KevinW

March 21, 2014 3:29 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Fuel madness


[blockquote.. What other reason could they have?#LETTHEMRACE The flow limit only effects the cars when they are at 100% throttle, 100% engine speed. However the purpose of the restriction is to keep teams from using variable power levels over a race distance to control track position - in order to create closer competition. The flow limit generally precludes a team from using 20% higher fuel flow max (and the resulting higher top speed) to gain a strategic track position, then dial it back to 87% to cruise out the remainder of the race. If each team uses variable flow as part of the strategy, we would have procession races with spacing controlled by strategy, where the only time we would know who was where is in the closing laps. The FIA made their bed by cooking up a seriously flawed and overly complex formula, so were forced into adding this new level of fakery to patch it up, once again less real racing in the name of entertainment.

KevinW

March 11, 2014 4:33 PM

F1 » Ecclestone changes title tip


Taipan:
rob01: Christian Horner's opinion Hamilton and Mercedes could win by two clear laps in Melbourne is backed up by the bookies...
Bit of a misquote there Rob, Horner mentioned the Merc being two laps ahead, he made no mention of the driver....
A further misquote actually, as he did not offer it up as a prediction, he simply stated that he would not be surprised if it happened, based on their current state of development. The context was more ironic than actual prediction - although that is lost on the adolescent writers who cover this sport on the inter-web. Also, bookies will take your money on whatever silliness you want to donate it to them on. I suggest that rather than betting on a 2 lap lead for Hamilton in a Mercedes, send me your cash. It will mean the same to you, and I will put it to good use in some meaningful way (to me anyway). A better bet might be for Mercedes to look great for most of the weekend, and not fin

KevinW

March 11, 2014 4:40 PM

F1 » Ecclestone changes title tip


....seb is number four. if only the man had a personality he would do better. maybe being a baby daddy will push him higher.
Vettel is where he is because he doesn't care a whit about popularity contests and inter-web dweebs. Considering those in front of him work their tails off in the media with twittering, facebooking, PR team announcements, beauty shots in their new hats and ear-rings, I'd have to say the guy isn't fairing badly at all. That said, who cares? Is this racing or a grammar school gym class?

KevinW

March 06, 2014 4:42 PM

F1 » McLaren 'will win races this year' - Dennis


Okay, now back to McLaren. This will be the year we see a McLaren turn around, or complete collapse. If Dennis fails to right the ship quickly, and the team under Boulier makes strategic errors that cost them points - the head rolling could make the French Revolution look like a frat party kegger. This is a team, like WIlliams, that needs redemption now more than ever. I'm guessing Button is not long for the world if he can't exceed himself and make this the year he looks more like a deserving past world champion, and not reinforce his recent long spat of overly fussy wimping about the car, tires, team, weather, the sun, the smell of the air, not being perfect. A lot on the line here. Going to be interesting to see if the heat tempers their steel or just makes it all soft and runny.


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