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Fullofit

September 30, 2014 12:04 PM

MotoGP » 20th to 5th for Bradley Smith


Let's not lose sight of the fact that he was still his usual 30sec behind the winner ... and as mentioned, 4 riders fell while in front of him. Looking at those conditions & the bike available, I can't help thinking Ant West or Chris Vermeulen would both have been in the mix with Aleix and Cal at the end ... and both have been deemed 'not good enough' for MotoGP, yet Bradley gets a contract extension ... very odd.

Fullofit

September 28, 2014 12:06 PM

F1 » McLaren needs six months to prepare third F1 entry


here4thesun2: @fullofit, as long as you don't oversaturate the tire with heat, adding weight, or vertical force, will give better traction. think of adding sandbags to the back of a truck-bed in winter. it is all the balance (weight transfer) and oversaturation issues that makes it less worthwhile. now that has nothing to do with the guy in the red nose and with the big feet.
I think you need to revisit your old physics textbooks Bozo ... especially the calculations that deal with Force. You'll see there's a "mass" component to those calculations. In a nutshell it takes more work to accelerate a heavier mass, just as it takes more work to slow down a heavier mass, or change the direction of a heavier mass. He's a home experiment. Let someone throw a tennis ball at you at 60mph & try catch (stop) it. Then get someone to drive an Actros horse at you at 60mph & try catch that.

Fullofit

September 26, 2014 7:28 PM

F1 » McLaren needs six months to prepare third F1 entry


Taipan: ... what would be the point of a team spending millions on the best engineers and designers, investing more millions in cutting edge technology and manufacturing so that they could create the fastest car on the grid, then someone comes along and sticks a couple of bags of cement in it to slow it down?
& there is your budget cap ... why spend $10m to go faster for one race & then slower thereafter? :P I don't agree with weight penalties, but the ROI equation has got to have the same end result somehow, otherwise costs will never be controlled. BTW, on the subject of additional weight ... there was a clown over on the MotoGP comments a few weeks back telling us that extra weight is an advantage under braking ...

Fullofit

September 26, 2014 1:17 PM

F1 » McLaren needs six months to prepare third F1 entry


Bernie may ask the teams to field 3 cars ... but for McLaren (for example) that decision is not theirs alone. They will need to get buy in from Honda, at a board level ... since the power unit requirements will be 50% higher ... & budgets for next season have been set long ago. Mercedes could also face a 50% increase in power unit supply demands, which, most likely, their board must also approve. Both manufacturers will need to expand their current production capacity, which could mean factory expansion and definitely more staff. Bernie will have to sweeten the deal for these teams. Once you factor in these costs and the disruptions, it could be easier for Bernie & the other teams to just collectively rescue enough borderline teams to keep the numbers at 20 cars.

Fullofit

September 25, 2014 3:03 PM

F1 » Mallya: Focus should not be on survival


@ Richard No-hopers or title contenders, makes no difference. They all contribute to the show. They all deserve a far more equal slice of the pie. The current system creates an ever widening gap. If you give any one team $50m more than another team, they'll use it to make their car faster. Bonuses for performance should be just enough to reward drivers, team members and management for a job well done, to throw a big party, and to shout about it in the press ... not to make up the basis of the following seasons operational budget. However, giving the lower teams $50m won't necessarily make them viable businesses. They still need to spend it wisely. But, we will be less likely to see Maxie and co on the grid ...

Fullofit

September 25, 2014 2:28 PM

F1 » Mallya: Focus should not be on survival


He is correct in some ways. The current system gives disproportionately more of the commercial share to the top teams than to the bottom teams. This means that the gulf between the top & bottom teams is only going to get wider year on year. However, they are all part of the same show. The bulk of the money should be shared equally, with much smaller rewards for performance. Top teams will by default attract more sponsorship as part of their success reward. The easiest way to stop the top 4 teams spending $200m, is to give them $200m less. But giving that money to smaller teams won't guarantee their sustainability. It needs to happen with controlling costs more effectively.

Fullofit

September 19, 2014 12:40 PM

F1 » F1 could see three-car teams in 2015


Someone always has to come last or be at the back. Once you're down to eight three car teams, one or two of those will struggle for sponsorship revenue, and it'll be even harder to score any points for anyone outside of the top tree teams. So then when the next two teams fold, you lose 6 cars ... but Bernie has a plan! The 6 remaining teams can run four cars each. Most likely it'll be his chosen six that are also more equal than the others ...


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