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19th January 2015, 22:44 at 10:44 pm #290602
In my opinion, the main problem is that Formula 1 is an out-dated concept, and in the last five years reality has finally caught up. Grand Prix racing has always been about the fastest cars being driven as fast as possible to see which driver/car combination is the best. For factory teams it is also a platform to show off their latest developments, while for privateers it was a place to show their creativity – those two things have always gone hand in hand. However, with the FIA narrowing down everything, it seems like these two things can’t go together anymore.
F1 wants to be an entertaining show, but it also wants to be relevant to street cars. As a result, we have a show with heavily-degrading tyres and DRS, but we also have quieter engines and a fuel flow limit. There seems to be no line in F1’s leadership. In my opinion, they should either say “we will be a platform for manufacturers to trial new technology” or they should have the balls to say “who cares about Mercedes and Renault? Let’s ask Cosworth to make V12 engines, because screw you environment”.
OK, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but my point is that no one seems to be knowing what they are doing and what they want F1 to be. And what bugs me most about the current state is that we have some incredibly complex technology, but FOM and FIA put in very little effort to promote it and leave everything to the teams.19th January 2015, 17:20 at 5:20 pm #290535
Some stunning looking cars so far, guys!16th January 2015, 18:14 at 6:14 pm #290359
Looks very similar to the car they finished with in Brazil. The cooling inlets are now a bit cleaner, I guess because with experience they can better estimate how big they should be and to design for that? The splitter is a bit different, the bodywork around the rear wheels is a bit different, but it looks very similar to the 2014 car.13th January 2015, 8:21 at 8:21 am #290236
I love the positive aspects that the Web brings, enabling people to get closer to their interests and passions, but I hate the uncontrolled nature of the Internet, that allows any idiot or fraudster to abuse you or to pose as an expert.
I guess that you cannot have one without the other, but it does not stop me feeling angry when I see the media manipulation that goes on and “journalists” either not knowing or not caring that they are being manipulated.
Hmmmm….11th January 2015, 11:25 at 11:25 am #290203
I think the time line is as follows: Sylt’s article for Forbes:
By the way, doesn’t Sylt have an F1F account?2nd January 2015, 19:45 at 7:45 pm #289943
Netherlands! Hence the orange :)1st January 2015, 16:01 at 4:01 pm #2898911st January 2015, 13:36 at 1:36 pm #289881
dérivé de la cocaïne [cocaine derivative]
That’s crack, isn’t it?
Such a shame, both for him and for the championship. He has been one of the most exciting drivers in the first three rounds of the championship.29th December 2014, 7:46 at 7:46 am #289694
2011 Le Mans. Limiting myself to F1, I’d agree with 2005 Suzuka.23rd December 2014, 18:37 at 6:37 pm #28951320th December 2014, 15:24 at 3:24 pm #289318
Nice race to end the season! Shame that we couldn’t take more than one point, but to be honest it rather sums up the season (although a double retirement would have been even more appropriate.. grumble grumble). Thanks you all for the last two years!20th December 2014, 14:36 at 2:36 pm #289313
@redmist The black boxes are correct, I think they are the driver, gloves and rear wing top element (which I made all black).20th December 2014, 12:53 at 12:53 pm #28930719th December 2014, 22:49 at 10:49 pm #289284
@robocat Would that help? You’re switching games next year, right?
Anyway, I don’t mind, I can upload them somewhere tomorrow.18th December 2014, 22:24 at 10:24 pm #289238
@s5l5 Yes, but I couldn’t do that during my lunch break :P
If we look at the F1F drivers’ poll, about 40 % voted for Hamilton, 40% for Ricciardo and 20% for other drivers, mostly for Alonso. So if we translate that to our problem, you can say that 4 principals voted for Hamilton, 4 for Ricciardo and, say, 2 for Alonso. If we assume that, then the resulting combinations are very weird, especially for Ricciardo: if he got four 1st places, then at least 3 team principals didn’t include him in their top 5. So that’s maybe not the best starting point.
Looking at the combinations for Hamilton, I guess ‘4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0′, ‘4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0′, ‘5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0′ and ‘5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0′ are the most likely candidates. I did a bit of work and it seems like ALO and RIC can’t have more than 2 1st places to have ‘realistic’ combinations (i.e. at least 9/10 team principals had them high up their list), so I’m guessing that ‘5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0′ is the most likely one. Thoughts?