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April 27, 2014 9:47 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: I'd like a more competitive bike...

Vale4eva: I don't think MM would be so arrogant either. Also he would be wrong, because Lorenzo will still win races (not a fact but an assumption on my part). On the other hand, Rossi spoke the truth when he was saying that line to Sete, so was it arrogance? Or just stating a fact?
Ha, Rossi's team got caught (reported) cheating by Sete's team and were penalised for it. Rossi made a tongue-in-cheek promise (threat?) and he got lucky. Lorenzo is talented, but he's not the revenue raiser Rossi is/was and Dorna have swapped the miking machine over to Marquez while one or two cups are still hooked up to Rossi.


April 26, 2014 10:43 AM

MotoGP » Rossi bemoans lack of grip, Honda 'big worry'

Forzavalentino: ..... When he eventually has a real bad accident I pray he's going to continue to be lucky....
Umm, he's already had a couple of big ones. The one in Moto2 that nearly cost him the sight in one eye (I still reckon he's got distance judgement problems) and the huge get-off at Mugello last year just to name two. Rossi's the one that's had a charmed career crash wise, excluding that one awkward crash at Mugello where he broke his leg. The only other ugly crash I remember Rossi having was one back on the 125's or 250's which didn't look good.


April 23, 2014 11:53 PM

F1 » Tyre issues hurting Vettel pace

This is why F1 is a team sport. Without the car the team can't win. Without the driver the team can't win. It's a team effort through and through. Debating which driver can extract more from any given car is an endless debate even if they're beating their teammate on what's suppossed to be "equal kit".


April 17, 2014 4:25 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal rejected

@107SS2009: I fully agree a single sensor on the suction side of the injection pump should be the least error prone way of measuring the rate of fuel flow and integrate that into total fuel usage, however it would seem that something is interferring with the accuracy of the units, and some are suggesting there are measurable differences between supposedly calibrated units? Red Bull were never going to win the appeal as it was akin to ignoring a pit lane speeding dive through because you "know" you didn't speed and would argue it later. If the FIA knew during the race RBR peak fuel flow was too high (even if the sensor was known to be a bit dodgy) then they should have penalised RBR during the race.


April 16, 2014 6:59 AM

F1 » Red Bull 'disappointed' by appeal failure

Busrider: If you get a speeding ticket from faulty radar or whatever, you will / should be let off. Same deal here i reckon
Yes, but the "crime" was not paying the speeding fine before the due date while waiting for thier day in court. Trouble is, they had to "pay the fine" during the race, argue it later, and there's no process to get the "fine" reimbursed. If they turned down the fuel flow during the race and dropped places, would the FIA be giving them back the places? I think not.


April 16, 2014 4:57 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal rejected

SAS2R:The data sheet provided by Gill Sensors (available on their web page) shows that 52% of their sensors have an accuracy of +/- 0.1% and that 92% have an accuracy of +/- 0.25%. I would hope that the sensors provided to the FIA were preselected from the +/- 0.1% bin.
Interesting reading. Their fuel flow sensor samples at 1khz, while you have 6 injectors firing once (?) every 2 revolutions @ ~12500 rpm which would equate to about 625 injections (fluctuatons in fuel flow) per second. Nyquist wouldn't be happy..


April 16, 2014 12:00 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal rejected

It's not hard for a team to figure out what's more accurate, the sensor or their injectors. Put x kg fuel in car, run car, weigh remaining fuel. A key point is that fuel flow may not be smooth and constant, you have multiple injectors firing over one hundred times a second and sometime during that mess of little fuel flow pulses, a sensor is going to sample the fuel flow back at the tank at a single instance of time, probably add that to a few other samples and take an average. There is clearly a technical difficulty that many of the teams are dealing with. In all sport, teams and individuals have to deal with bad calls from the Referee or Umpire and good sportsmanship should prevail. How the Ref should be punished for making a bad call is an ugly can of worms??

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