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August 03, 2015 3:04 PM

F1 » Button excited by free F1 tyre choice

F1 should either force a single engine and chassis for all teams to use, or allow teams to test whenever they want. And while they're at it, they should get rid of that ridiculous max fuel use rule as well. I know which I would prefer. But the current situation is jut a farce.There is no way a team can catch up during the season when they made a design error. And yes, testing costs money but if you are strapped for budget, you don't belong in F1.


August 13, 2015 3:17 PM

F1 » Mercedes worried Red Bull engine deal 'strengthens' rivals

It is not the responsibility of an engine manufacturer to ensure all teams have the engine they want. It is up to the teams to entice engine manufacturers such that they want to provide them with one. Neither Mercedes nor Ferrari are likely to ever want to provide engines to RB as long as Newey is on their payroll. And for good reason. The problem however is not with Mercedes or Ferrari, but with those stupid and insanely complex regulations and engine specifications. Everyone can manufacture a normally aspirated Vxx engine with YY capacity. Not everybody can manufacture a complex hybrid PU like the current F1. And even fewer can afford to do this as a F1 project.


February 16, 2016 9:38 AM

F1 » Vettel: Complexity and Mercedes dominance harming F1

It doesn't matter. It's called progress. If you take away aero, the fastest car depends on who can make the best engine. And there are only so many people that can make a powerful engine that will last. If you give everyone the same engine, and let them develop aero, there are only so many people that can make the most out of that. Here's a crazy idea: don't let the drivers have contracts with a team or manufacturer. Make each driver race each car over the course of the season and don't allow any driver to have more than 6 races in the same car. That'll shake things up quite nicely and put more emphasis on the skill of the monkey behind the wheel. :)


January 06, 2016 12:58 PM

MotoGP » Stoner: Marquez felt threatened

@MGM no telemetric can prove a kick. It can only prove a sudden application of brakes, not what caused that application. Anyway, the whole point of having these brake lever guards is that you can't touch them from outside. The only way Rossi could have applied MM's brakes by kicking is if he managed to get his toes between the guard and the lever. Which would be nigh impossible and probably would have caused him to be dragged from his own bike in the process as he would have been attached to MM's bike at that point as it was going down. So that is highly unlikely and not supported by video evidence. That is not to say Rossi is not directly responsible for MM going down.


November 02, 2015 1:14 PM
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F1 » Horner: Independent engine supply crucial for F1

A different spec cheap engine is not the solution. Right now, manufacturers are potentially punished by supplying other teams. Remove the punishment and create incentive for sharing their technology: give them points in the constructors championship for any of the 2 top classified cars using their engine. Manufacturers only care about the constructors championship so give them a chance to increase their odds by supplying engines. Independent teams don't care that much about it, as a drivers championship will give them the same publicity anyway, if not more. If Ferrari gets as much points for RedBull finishing 1 & 2 with a Ferrari engine as when their own cars are 1 & 2, they don't really care who they supply.


October 13, 2015 12:17 PM

F1 » Newey: Rivals won’t supply Red Bull out of fear

If you first start a tantrum with your current supplier and tear up your running contract and then go into negotiations with possible replacements by saying it is my way or the highway, don't be surprised you get shown the on-ramp. RB behave like spoilt little brats. Which is really too bad, because they have very good drivers they are hanging out to dry with this behavior.


August 18, 2015 12:32 PM

WSBK » ten Kate refutes Honda split rumours

Let's not forget that Ten Kate Honda is essentially a dealer team running with the big boys. And that dealer happens to be a Honda Select dealer, which means they are exclusively Honda. They live and breath Honda. It's where their expertise is. Their engineers don't know any specifics of the other brands, because they have never worked on anything other than Honda. It's who they are. Racing is their passion, not their business. And they race with what they sell: Honda.


August 24, 2015 3:52 PM

F1 » Rosberg airs concerns over Pirelli tyres ahead of Monza

Tell your engineers they do not know better than the Pirelli guys when it comes to tires. This is becoming a similar farce as a couple of years ago where everybody including the teams was blaming Pirelli for blow outs and later it became clear teams were under inflating and even putting tires on backwards (ie left on the right and vv so the rotation direction is incorrect).

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