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Vincero

March 26, 2015 10:26 PM

F1 » Manor fires up ahead expected track run


They have to qualify for the race first. For every tenth of a second the Mercedes cars go faster, Manor need to find almost as much - they may get dispensation if they dont qualify within 107% but the old engine and hastily modified car doesn't bode well. I hope they make proper use of the practice sessions because if qualifying is disrupted and they can't get good times in, they may need the practice performance to blag their way in to the race. Wonder if they may start from the pit lane just to avoid any first lap / first corner drama....

Vincero

April 08, 2015 7:45 PM
Last Edited 27 days ago

F1 » China, Bahrain won’t show same McLaren gains


Zizzu10: No one takes McLaren serious, Am yet think of a season in the last 5 years that they had a car that's competitive from Mar - Nov
To be fair, you could use that same argument for Ferrari from the early 90's up until the mid-90's. Hell, did anyone ever take Toyota seriously after every year they promised better the next year, but performed pretty much the same? That said, their last year in F1 before they pulled the plug was pretty decent. All it takes is the right people, and right time and fortunes change.

Vincero

April 08, 2015 6:57 PM

F1 » China, Bahrain won’t show same McLaren gains


nealio: Can you spot a trend? China really doesn't suit our car, Bahrain will be a challenge, Barcelona, well you know what happened there on our last visit, Monaco is a special case, hard for us to nail down, etc.,etc., etc. ....
To be honest I'd expect them to be reasonably optimistic about Monaco and getting some points. There doesn't seem to be much wrong with the car through the corners - they just get crucified on top speed, especially if anything with a Mercedes engine is coming by. Monaco will be the only race where this would be negated. If the car is really as good around the corners as they would lead people to think, then maybe even a good points finish could be possible.... Throw in the likely safety car (surprised with so few cars in the race that one would even be needed), and anything could happen.

Vincero

March 26, 2015 9:52 PM
Last Edited 40 days ago

F1 » Six of the Best: Here comes the rain again...


Being clever?? Is that before or after stacking Schumacher behind Barichello in the pits, whilst having a minute pit stop? The super extended safety car saved them. If the safety car was out for just a few laps they would probably have both crashed. The FIA should have black flagged the pair on the principle of going out on inter's when everyone else had changed to full wets (which was the reason the safety car was out in the first place). Yes I guess it is clever if you know you have the governing body in your pocket... They did the same in Japan 2007 but got away with it again (more by luck),,where Ferrari conveniently didn't get the email everyone else did from race control and narrowly escaped getting black flagged... supposedly, not sure the FIA would have the balls. Also, there was a general consensus at the time that some of the teams were running traction control (cough, Ferrari, cough Arrows) thus adding to the eventual relaxation of the rules later in the year.

Vincero

March 26, 2015 7:13 PM

F1 » Six of the Best: Here comes the rain again...


Firefly: Malaysia 2001 anyone?
Definitely not... Ferrari International Assistance at its finest. Everyone pits and changes to full wets except Ferrrari who go to intermediates.... safety car keeps them all out for so long that by the time they get going intermediates are the best tyres to be on.... Possibly the biggest fix in F1 during that year as Ferrari would have been essentially a lap down on the wrong tyres, but were insted only a few seconds off the lead on what would be the right tyres. That's the sort of thing Schumacher owes his 7 titles to.

Vincero

March 25, 2015 8:36 PM

F1 » Button: McLaren must bridge gap on rivals


Not understating the mammoth task ahead of them, but the only time a team have ever pulled off that kind of turn around in recent memory is probably Arrows in 1997. The car barely made the 107% cut in the first race but almost took the win in Hungary. To a certain degree I see some parallels with the current McLaren situation - a new car with a new engine which they dont quite have working properly. The problem is Footwork/Arrows usually had little money so did the best they could - McLaren (and Honda) have lots of money so doesn't really explain the lack of preperation / homework not being done....


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