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September 20, 2014 8:34 AM

F1 » F1 could see three-car teams in 2015

The message has not yet got through - F1 is pricing itself out of existence. When a team like Ferrari states that it has a thousand people to put 2 cars on the track it gives some idea of the cost. It appears that the original idea of bringing down the costs has been reversed - cars are now running the most expensive racing engines ever built. The ultimate idea of this three car team is that as teams drop out due to unsustainable costs we will have one team running 24 cars. The inmates are running the asylum.


May 14, 2014 9:06 AM

F1 » What we learned at the Spanish Grand Prix

Is there anyone surprised by this? Huge increase in costs to make the cars slower and quieter,artificial restrictions on tyres and fuel. F1 has turned into a Mobil Economy Run. If a driver has a bad start or is impeded he goes faster to catch up - burns more fuel and wears out the tyres faster so has to slow down in the later stages ton save fuel and tyres. This can no way be described as racing.


February 04, 2014 3:37 AM

F1 » Ricciardo: Mercedes may be a second off pace...

The problems with Red Bull seem to be with Renaults bit of the car - not Adrian Neweys. The new power plants are very different from anything that has been raced before and the number of controllable variables is much higher. I believe that it will take a while for the teams to learn what to do with the new factors available to them. Another new problem will be getting rid of the vast amounts of heat produced by the turbo and the ERS charging systems . For the first time in years I think the engine will be the deciding factor . I suspect there will be a dominant engine as opposed to the last few years where the engines all performed about the same. Will be interesting to see which! The actual racing will leave much to be desired - hope I am proved wrong.


August 16, 2013 10:07 AM

F1 » Is Mercedes engine the one to have in 2014?

The problem with the new engines will not be power,it will be fuel consumption - fuel consumption will require to be managed the way tires are managed at the moment - except that there will be no refueling stops.I can see cars running out of fuel before finishing.This is a further disincentive to full out racing - going faster means higher consumption,time lost at a slow pitstop for example will mean higher consumption trying to catch up. F1 will end up like the bicycle racing where everyone goes slow until the last lap.Do we really want a track version of the Mobile Economy Run?

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