The Renault may not be down much power anymore, but it certainly had reliability issues at the beginning. I think Red Bull are unfairly riding the “Renault Sucks” bus to deflect blame from their car which hasn’t lived up to the last 4 years of dominance.
Have you seen where Sauber are compared to last year? How do you know that the difference is constructors, not engines?
I also don’t think that the Renault engine is as bad as Red Bull want us all to believe. Red Bull got out-qualified by Mercedes by 0.5 seconds, the same circuit where Alonso and Renault dominated in 2003 despite having…[Read more]
@f1kb Thanks for answering my questions! One of my main beefs with Olav in his latter years at RTL7 was his mumbling and rehashing facts we could see, being more involved maybe lit his spark again.
I think I’ll give it a try for the Belgian GP, I can luckily subscribe/cancel instantly, so I don’t mind the 15 euros for once. (As I’d say it…[Read more]
One observation: Anyone looking at the constructors championship for the first time would say Renault have the second best engine in 2014.
2. Red Bull Renault
4. Williams Mercedes
5. Force India Mercedes
6. McLaren Mercedes
7. Toro Rosso Renault
8. Lotus Renault
9. Marussia Ferrari
10. Sauber Ferrari
11. Caterham…[Read more]
I’m strongly against success ballasts, anywhere.
Or reverse grids, of course. Though somehow, as another user posted on one of the articles, Flavio’s return to F1 was nonetheless an instant success.
“Let’s build the best car we can, let’s spend millions researching new solutions so we can have an advantage over our competition that the FIA will diminish with ballast because that’s the right way to do for the field to be competitive”
Yeah… that always work.
Again. Why? why is this needed? if they don’t want the dominant car to win, why not…[Read more]
The problem with F1 is the constant changes of rules. That’s one of the point why people don’t watch it; they do not understand it.
As @GeeMac mentioned above as ‘qualifying handicap’, why would you handicap the team/driver that has done a better job? They don’t do that in football, and it’s the most popular sport over the globe.
Teams spend millions upon millions designing and developing their car. For them to then be punished for doing the best job completely goes against what Formula 1 is all about. Formula 1 needs to celebrate design genius too, not just make it all about the drivers. Colin Chapman, Gordon Murray and Adrian Newey deserve their place in Formula 1…[Read more]
Spanish EJGP Feature Race – Result: van Snelheid eases to victory
Lap 26: Steven Kasami becomes the latest retirement as his car pulls to the side of the track in a cloud of smoke, unfortunate there, he was on for a few points.
Lap 30: Palma dives down the inside of Davies but he’s out-braked himself! Davies does well to avoid a collision but…[Read more]
Spanish EJGP Feature Race – Part 2: van Snelheid extends lead
Lap 13: After just three racing laps van Snelheid already has a five second lead over Chritodoulou, he’s looking uncatchable!
Lap 15: Another incredible pass on Rodríguez! Kidd gets alongside in turn one and goes around the outside of turn two, completing the pass before turn three to…[Read more]
I think the majority would be strongly against. I know I would be. It’d be the final straw for me if they bought this in.
And @GeeMac – completely agree with everything bar the Formula E fanboost thing. Can’t get my head around that.
Spanish EJGP Feature Race – Part 1: Opening lap crash causes long Safety Car
Lap 1: van Snelheid leads away comfortably from pole while Du Plessis gets a good start and gains three places, but Championship leader Schnyder loses one. Meanwhile, there’s a huge crash at the back of the field. Rafael Martínez stalls from 17th on the grid and an…[Read more]
Remarkably there are now rumours success ballast is being considered for F1. Obviously it’s already widely used in touring cars. Would it be acceptable in F1?
I have to say I’m strongly against it. I don’t agree with handicapping the top performers. To my mind it’s another example of the integrity of the sport being sacrificed in the name of…[Read more]
So that’s where that post got to… I did wonder why it never showed…
Anyway, the Feature Race from the EJGPC Spanish Grand Prix is coming up soon, and the grid is as follows:
1. Klaas van Snelheid
2. Francis Rodríguez
3. Nikolajis Christodoulou
4. Brock Kidd
5. Drake Davies
6. Didier Arnaud
7. Dino Palma
8. Finn Schnyder
9. Callum Brandon
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