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April 12, 2015 2:01 PM

F1 » Wolff: Lewis didn’t slow on purpose

Rosberg should keep quiet - his complaint is a joke. If Hamilton was too slow he had the option of passing him. Why did he not do that? Because he is slower than Hamilton. He complained that Vettel was catching him - would Vettel not be subject to the same wake turbulence ? He is rapidly losing the respect of the fans. The plain fact is that since he has been Hamiltons team mate he has never passed him while Hamilton was capable of racing on equal terms.


April 13, 2015 12:25 PM

F1 » Wolff: Lewis didn’t slow on purpose

Richard - it definitely pays to know a little about the sport - from what you are saying it must be impossible to pass a slower car. These days conserving both fuel and tires is what F1 is all about - if Hamilton had ruined his tires by going faster and lost the race he would have been criticised for doing so.As I said before it is not a requirement for any racing driver to look after his team mates tires - each races for himself. Rosberg has 'helped' Hamilton a few times - Monaco last year being a prime example. The simple fact is that Rosberg is unable to race at the same pace as Hamilton,doesn't like it and is looking for excuses. If he had a complaint the post race debrief was the place to air it,not in public.The majority of the posts on this thread seem to support that view.


March 23, 2015 3:42 PM

F1 » Do Honda’s issues harm more than just McLaren?

There are too many variables with these complex monstrosities - The sport will have to decide rapidly whether F1 is a technical excercise or a spectator sport.The powerplants are far too expensive to be a long term viable proposition,if costs are not cut more teams will go to the wall and it will be less likely that new teams will come in. What we need are simple large capacity low stressed normally aspirated engines. Limit the stroke to keep the revs down.Just imagine what a 5 litre 4 cam v8 on twin megaphones would sound like at 10,000 rpm - if that could'nt raise the hairs on your arms nothing will. Such an engine would cost a fraction of the current powerplant,should be reliable and cheaply maintained - a big lower revving DFV if you like.


February 17, 2015 8:27 PM

F1 » Minardi: 1000bhp - A potentially powerful price to pay

eiiipo: The point he is making is that to achieve that higher performance you reduce reliability in turn increases cost...those extra 3-4k in RPM means a lot when you have a fixed number of engines
The answer is to have big naturally aspirated engines with a restricted bore diameter to keep the rpm down and also keep valve sizes down which will also keep the revs down.Such engines would deliver the power at an rpm which would keep the engines relatively unstressed with expensive systems such as pneumatic valves being unnecessary. When the current engine spec was announced it was obvious to anyone with half a brain that costs would soar to unsustainable levels. It has to be decided whether F1 is to be a competitive sport or a technical excercise - something has to be done and soon as the sport is spending itself out of existence. We may lose more than one team this year and I think that Mr Haas may have second thoughts about coming into F1 if he has a good look at what is happening.

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