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KevinW

July 07, 2014 5:47 PM

F1 » Wolff concerned by Mercedes reliability


No real worries, even with a couple more DNFs. In the face of certain defeat, (one or two more races) the rest of the field will be entering 2015 prep mode and the Mercedes duo will have the track pretty much to themselves to close the books on this one. Which one in the front seat of the Silver Arrows wins the WDC is a just side-story to the work Mercedes has done at the back of the car. Mercedes deserves the reward, it came to a gun fight with a big, nasty, fully automatic large bore weapon, while Renault showed up with a Daisy air rifle, and Ferrari figured it could dominate on style points alone. 2015 is not likely to be as much a cake walk as this.

KevinW

May 29, 2014 3:34 PM

F1 » Ricciardo: I knew I could challenge Vettel


Ricciardo has definitely made a great start. However, the competition against his team mate has yet to fully materialize. Vettel has had some uncharacteristic misfortunes so far with the car letting him down repeatedly. 15th to 4th and fastest lap in Spain was a solid indicator that the 4X champion is still alive and well - he just needs the car to cooperate consistently.

KevinW

May 18, 2014 4:10 PM

F1 » Rosberg: 'Megaphone exhaust' made no change


The shiny trumpet appendage was obviously a ploy of Mercedes to make the megaphone solution look ridiculous. Meanwhile, over-regulation, passing aide gimickery, tire degradation fakery, ineffective spec racer "equality", corporate takeover of innovation to suit tax write-off positioning, and the largest teams spending truck loads of cash in the face of a growing financial crisis, the real issues threatening the future of F1, are drowned out by this inane discussion of exhaust noise.

KevinW

April 27, 2014 4:40 PM
Last Edited 174 days ago

F1 » F1 'insiders' doubt wisdom of Haas’ US-based bid


Heaven forbid someone tries something different in F1. Perhaps the FIA need to get involved and limit the location of all F1 teams to a radius of 200 miles from Silverstone, with a Maranello exception? The USF1 deal collapsed because of several factors, not at all related to the location of the shops. The economy was in the tank, there was no large money involved at the off, the US government has its head up its bum, and the negative publicity and speculation that a US team would never work pretty much kept interest to a minimum. Haas has the cash now, can weather the storm of Euro-centric negativity, could care less about federal participation, and is operating in a growing (slow, but recovering) economy, I see no reason it won't work, with the cars eventually be made in the states. There is enough engineering talent and carbon fiber here to get the job done. Becoming just one more UK based F1 team seems a rather a bore.

KevinW

April 10, 2014 2:31 PM
Last Edited 188 days ago

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 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.


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