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csmith

September 01, 2014 5:20 PM

F1 » Allison: Ferrari thinks too ‘short-term’


Probably the only reliable guy at Ferrari right now. He had produced miracles at Lotus with shoestring budgets and I hope he produces two great cars for the two most mature and talented drivers on the grid. Would be great to see two ferrari's fighting for top position. I bet there will be more politics when kimi and fernando start fighting for top positions (of course with Fernando there will be no dearth of politics ever), but there will be less drama than at Mercedes

csmith

September 01, 2014 5:24 PM

F1 » Mallya eyeing Abu Dhabi F1 finale chance


This is the only welcome distraction for vijay who has losses in everything else. Even this team probably has some financial involvement from the sahara owner subrato roy who is in jail for months due to fraud. His turn around of this team is remarkable though and it is good to see developing countries have teams in F1. But Im not sure if this team can escape all the bullets fired at him and Sahara

csmith

August 28, 2014 3:40 PM

F1 » Raikkonen hopes for ‘welcome surprise’ at Monza


Raikkonen would have beaten Alonso at Spa even if Alonso had no penalty if they had equal support of Ferrari. Kimi had caught Alonso pretty much in the initial laps. That 5 second stop and go penalty had caused Alonso to suffer behind other drivers, but Kimi had encountered tons of it in prior races. Alonso was unable to pass any car due to power shortage, but lets face it. Alonso has never been good at spa. Drivers who prefer a strong front end will rule racing circuits like spa. For the rest there are the tilke dromes

csmith

August 20, 2014 7:25 AM

F1 » Raikkonen eyeing Spa revival


with horrible straight line speed and around 70 bhp less power there is no way ferrari's can cope up with spa's long straights. if they tweak the car more than it allows, it won't even go straight on straights. Thatz ferrari for now. Alonso with his capabilities in driving an understeering car, can again probably drag it somewhere near top 6. But unless the car has a solid front end, Kimi will be nowhere seen

csmith

August 11, 2014 12:59 PM

F1 » Raikkonen sees Ferrari positives for 2015


Ferrari produced a car with good front end until first half of 2008. Then they started making changes to car which would not suit Kimi's style. Schumacher who was then an consultant to ferrari mentioned it in an interview that the changes they made did not work for Raikkonen but worked great for Massa who then started earning podiums on consistent basis. intact that was the last straw in Michael and Raikonnen's relationship i believe. Kimi believed michael supervised the changes which screwed up a winning car and Michael thought Kimi doesn't communicate if something goes wrong (Michael said that in a youtube video) After that Ferrari never produced a car with good front end. Keep in mind Alonso is more of like Button who driving style requires the car setup for bit of understeer. A car with strong front end will almost never understeer and hence won't suit his style. That is the reason why Alonso / Button can make dog of cars punch above their weight, but when the car alm

csmith

June 28, 2014 4:23 AM

F1 » Mattiacci: Gaps are coming down


please send pat fry home and spend resources to setup your cars in two different ways. kimi wants a car with a good front while Fernando does not. their needs are different so if you want WDC , WCC then you have to do it. Else release Kimi and hire Button or release Fernando and hire Vettel so that you have drivers with similar requirements. that would ease development work

csmith

June 22, 2014 9:34 PM

F1 » Raikkonen unhappy with Ferrari strategy


Kimi should leave ferrari right away. Maybe go to force india and give ferrari seat to hulk. Ferrari are becoming a second level team and might never win a race this year. Even if he had gone to williams he would have been up there. Fernando knows he has just one more year before he can forget getting wc again so he will also be fishing for a seat. Ever since kers and electric components came to f1, ferrari are playing catchup. Last wdc was in 2008 without kers


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