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April 23, 2014 8:26 PM

F1 » Horner praises Ricciardo’s ‘massive performance’

Danny Ric has been brilliant so far this season, not only in qualifying, which he always looked good in, but also in the race, which he struggled with at Toro Rosso compared to JEV,plus he has obviously done a great job on the technical side as his car setup has been brilliant. He managing to be fast while still looking after the tyres and fuel etc. No matter what excuse is used by Red Bull for why Vettel is struggling so much compared to Danny, its obvious that he's just doing a much better job. He's the 1st of Vettel's teammates to get on with the team as well as Seb does but more importantly, is comfortable on the Pirelli tyres, which is what Webber really struggled with. It's only been 4 races so its far too early to make a judgement on the pair of them but if the current form continues all season you would have to start asking questions about how good Seb really is. Was it just the brilliant car that made him look great? Maybe the blown floor was just amazingly good and he's reall


March 04, 2014 4:06 PM

F1 » New systems 'disturbing' drivers – Lotus

@Walrus909 Even though they have called the rear brake system 'brake by wire' there is still a physical hydraulic link to the rear brakes (so it's not a full brake by wire system, if it was there wouldn't be a physical link from the brake pedal to the brake pads), all the computer is doing is deciding how much braking will be done by the MGU-K (effectively engine braking) while its harvesting and how much will be done by the brakes on the rear axle. So even though part of the braking will be done by the MGU-K because there is still the hydraulic link the drivers should still get a similar feedback from the brakes as they did last year, the only difference is that this year all the decisions about the braking/harvesting are being done automatically instead of the driver playing with switches on the steering wheel and the brake balance adjuster Lotus are struggling with the system because the computer isn't balancing it properly and every lap its behaving differently so it's very unpre


March 04, 2014 5:36 PM

F1 » New systems 'disturbing' drivers – Lotus

I think the teams calling it a 'brake by wire' system has confused everybody Richard. People are familiar with the fly-by-wire systems on planes where there isn't a hydraulic/cable system connected between the cockpit and the control surfaces, only electrical wire and computers that really fly the plane. Because of that people expect the F1 braking system to be the same but its just an automatic version of everything that was done manually by the driver last year, so its been incorrectly named really.


March 04, 2014 3:02 PM

F1 » New systems 'disturbing' drivers – Lotus

Grosjean's driving isn't much better lol. They aren't exactly the most consistent pair on the grid when everything is working properly, let alone when the car is riddled with issues. I bet Pastor is seriously regretting falling out with, and then leaving Williams, I think Pastor and his $60 million will be struggling for quite a lot of the season, I don't think they have even tested their start/launch system, they haven't done a race distance, they haven't managed to run the power unit at full power, the batteries and MGU's haven't been reliable and they have issues with the brake-by-wire system........apart from that everything is working perfectly lol


March 03, 2014 8:41 PM
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F1 » Domenicali confident of title push

@Snottub "I think that you need to look deeper into firestorms comment". I think you need to read the question I was replying to, I wasn't commenting on what SD said or even what Firestorm said, I was answering a simple question. If I had wanted to "look deeper" and comment on what SD said or about the merits and sizes of both parent companies I would of done but seeing as I didn't want to, I didn't!


March 03, 2014 8:29 PM

F1 » Renault admits ‘Melbourne preparations are incomplete’

@TR1 The 107% rule has been a joke since they brought it back in, not one driver/car has been excluded from a race (even HRT were allowed to race, no matter how slowly they went), they always find an excuse to let them race. They've also been talking about dropping the rule for this season anyway. I 100% guarantee that every car will be on the grid come race day in Melbourne, no matter how slowly they end up going in qualifying, which is lucky for the Renault teams because they will probably be 6 seconds off pole position, unless they pull a miracle out of the bag in the next couple of weeks, which I doubt considering one of those weeks will be spent travelling.

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