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25th February 2014, 0:16 at 12:16 am #249725
It’ll almost certainly be Kurt Busch. I watched the Daytona 500 the other day and they in the booth talked about how close this thing really was for Kurt.3rd February 2014, 17:07 at 5:07 pm #212837
Because teams felt – rightly so, in my opinion – that the Bahrain weather, air and track temperatures are closer to what they’ll encounter during most of the season.27th January 2014, 14:24 at 2:24 pm #203617
…you hear the alpine skiing commentator saying “practice times turned out to be irrelevant” and the first phrase popping into your head is “differing fuel loads?”.27th January 2014, 14:20 at 2:20 pm #248283
Well, the rear wing is mounted on double struts, just like the Ferrari and the Sauber and unlike the McLaren, the Lotus and the Williams.
That much we know.26th January 2014, 11:44 at 11:44 am #248233
Done. Very good questions. :)21st January 2014, 22:06 at 10:06 pm #24742320th January 2014, 18:35 at 6:35 pm #24808710th January 2014, 17:34 at 5:34 pm #247377
Wow, at last. (Thanks for the info, by the way.)
It’s a bit like our national railway co. here in Hungary, which is infamous for its outrageously long delays (usually around 20 mins, but up to 3-4 hours) and an accompanying funny pic emerging on this very day stating “Merry Christmas from the Hungarian Railways – Sorry for the delay”…
But better late than never and I’m eager to get to know the remaining numbers.9th January 2014, 22:29 at 10:29 pm #247350
If we count Vettel’s alleged #15 and Hamilton’s alleged #44, we only have Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Sutil and Gutierrez without a known number out of those who have contracts for 2014.9th January 2014, 14:58 at 2:58 pm #247344
That’s a very plausible idea (COTD, in my view). This would mean it’s up to Caterham and Marussia to fill their seats in sooner rather than later – however, considering that there was an 11th hour change (Razia-Bianchi) even last year when uncertainty was much lower both technically and financially, I’d not be surprised if…
On a second thought, no, I think even with a late change, at least a preliminary line-up should be announced earlier, perhaps by the time they roll out to test. Question is then, whether Marussia sticks to this idea, or they’ll be happy to test some drivers in Jerez and Sakhir. In the latter case, we might be in for tests without the official numbers – based on Prisner Monkey’s assumption…8th January 2014, 20:15 at 8:15 pm #247341
@enigma Haha, good story as well. And indeed quite a coincidence. :)
All in all, I think personal numbers are in for a great future if more casual fans will connect to the drivers in similar ways after they saw some running with the constant driver-number pairings.8th January 2014, 19:01 at 7:01 pm #247339
Just to give you an example how own numbers kind of get imprinted in the fans mind:
in the gym I go to, we always get differently numbered keys to lockers in the dressing room. For months, when I looked upon a key number, I instantly associated with it the NASCAR driver who became famous for using it. Like 24 for Jeff Gordon, 48 for Jimmie Johnson, etc.
But just today, when I went and saw key number 77 in a keyhole, I instantly thought of Valtteri Bottas.8th January 2014, 12:28 at 12:28 pm #247328
It’ll be kind of a letdown by the FIA (surprise,surprise) if the numbers becoming official would not mean a public entry list as well at the same time…4th January 2014, 14:42 at 2:42 pm #247891
I don’t get why Lotus is that high on the lists that consistently – I understand the appreciation for Grosjean, but there’s a lot of teams down the lists with one very good driver. The main thing is about Maldonado: come on, the guy goes well in Monaco and had only one exceptional and faultless race during his three years in Barcelona two years ago. Apart from that even his rookie teammate got the better of him increasingly comfortably in 2013. He’s nothing special and in my eyes he pulls down that team.4th January 2014, 14:37 at 2:37 pm #247305
The reference for Maldonado is here only a few pages back.