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atxsxsw

November 05, 2013 3:42 AM

F1 » Boullier: Contact led to Raikkonen retirement


I’m not particularly a Kimi fan, though I do respect his ability and his wry sense of humor. But I’m not a fan of the way Lotus has treated him this season. They have outright lied multiple times about having paid him or having their financing in order and I have little respect for that. I think Grosjean is coming along nicely as a driver this season, but I also think that Lotus is now trying very hard to sell Grosjean as a feel-good story in an attempt to deflect attention from their mistreatment of Kimi. As a result, I have lost a great deal of respect for the Lotus team. I also expect that they will be battling for somewhere around 4th place, rather than 2nd next season, as Grosjean will not be equal to the task of fully replacing Kimi (unless the change in formula results in a major reshuffling that favors Lotus, which I seriously doubt.)

atxsxsw

November 03, 2013 5:21 PM

F1 » Boullier: Contact led to Raikkonen retirement


Here, let me correct that for you Eric . . . "We were unwilling to spend the money to properly update Kimi’s car to make it conform with the regulations and therefore put him at the back of the grid where he could get taken out by one of the backmarkers. We don’t care about second place as much as we do about reducing the number of points that Kimi scores so that we owe him less at the end of the season. We would much rather see our fellow Frenchman Romain scoring the points now.” There, fixed that for ya Eric.

atxsxsw

November 03, 2013 3:33 PM
Last Edited 167 days ago

F1 » Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


@rob01 They’ll find a way to fine Vettel for the donuts. And they’ll find a way to allow Ferdi’s passing outside the limits of the track, or they’ll minimize the penalty to where it won’t cost him any points, by giving him a minimal grid penalty for the next race that he’ll be able to make up during the race. Ferdi drove like a scalded cat at the end to try and make sure he’d retain a few points if he was given a 20 second penalty, but my money would be on no penalty.

atxsxsw

November 02, 2013 6:28 PM
Last Edited 168 days ago

F1 » Vettel: Webber deserves to be on pole


If Webber expects to lead into the first corner he’s going to have to get a decent start. History says he may not even be able to hold onto second or third before he reaches turn one. Given that his long run pace is good, compared to the Mercs he should have a solid second, if his car manages to survive the race.

atxsxsw

November 02, 2013 2:58 PM

F1 » Grosjean 'now showing potential'


No doubt that Grosjean has been much better this year than last. However, to me it’s been more than just a coincidence that his recent ascendancy has come after Kimi announced his leaving. I think the team is now throwing their full support behind Grosjean and reducing it’s support for Kimi. As they seek investors, Grosjean is now the story that the team has to push. Also, he’s a French driver for a French team, so again that makes for a good story for the team to push to the press and potential investors. It's another way to distract from losing Kimi and their own shameful failure to pay Kimi in any kind of timely fashion.

atxsxsw

September 09, 2013 7:00 PM

F1 » ‘Opportunist’ Ferrari needs a little luck


Actually, I thought Ferrari and especially Fernando had great luck this weekend. He has a compliant teammate in Massa who lets him past with no drama. Then Alonso clips Webber's front wing on that "textbook" pass and he escapes without it causing a puncture. And as an added bonus he manages to hold off Webber for 2nd because Webber is losing downforce off of the front wing that Alonso damaged in that pass. And both the Bulls have gearbox issues that limit them in the late part of the race. Fernando deserved 3rd at best and could very easily have finished mid-pack or worse if his tire had gone down.

atxsxsw

July 28, 2013 11:39 PM

F1 » Post-race penalties for Ferrari and Grosjean


The additional 20 second penalty is completely connected to the 15K fine for Ferrari. If they don't hand Grosjean the 20 second penalty then he is only a fraction of a second behind Alonso and then Alonso must be given a time penalty and thus fall behind Grosjean (where he deserved to finish, but this being Ferrari we all know what happens.) Ferrari and Alonso are given the points, but have to be made to appear to have been disciplined and hence the meaningless fine.


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