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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.


October 29, 2014 10:59 PM

F1 » F1: Vettel admits skipping qualifying ‘very likely’

107SS2009: “Most F1 fans (but not all) are aware of the validity of the last four years” Yes most of the F1 fans (but not all) are aware, that’s why they are convinced that this year is make-or-break for Lulu and his fanboys.
This years world championship could be won by a driver with 5 wins with a driver with 10 wins second.The rules are screwed up more than one way.The engine change rule is idiotic,I really do not know what it achieves except the circumstance that Vettel finds himself in.


October 29, 2014 10:54 PM

F1 » F1: Vettel admits skipping qualifying ‘very likely’

cleon: Don't think Vettel will be missed in qualli by the paying public as they will be seeing Red Bull's No1 plying his trade along with the W05 drivers and the great Alonso. Most F1 fans are now aware of the validity of the last 4 years.
The Great Alonso? He's a driver (and a very good one) not a kids magician!
and not to be confused with the Amazing Gonzo, who was one of the muppets


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.

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