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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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