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    Would McLaren allow their driver to appear in a Porsche?
    Couldn’t see Mercedes letting one of their F1 stars race a Porsche or Audi. Or, for that matter, Honda letting its no.1 driver drive for Toyota or Nissan.
    I don’t see any such conflicts with Hulkenberg, unless Porsche is sponsored by any airlines you can’t book any flights with, or Indian cricket teams.

    #287258
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    Kvyat sneaking up on Raikkonen – enjoyed that, a nice opportunist move.
    I know Kimi’s tyres were shot (and wish that wasn’t necessary to get these cars racing) but at least it wasn’t DRS.

    #287011
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    Liked the Putrajaya track. Like a little Long Beach – couple of good passing spots and fast turns, and a downhill section. Shame about the chicane with its track-limits issues, but that’s better than fishing cars out of the wall.

    The cars race well, they go round in packs and clearly have plenty of torque. But they need big names or numbers on them. There’s no excuse for the background music – the cars’ sound is meant to be an attraction in itself.

    I’d prefer two sprint races. They could just have Fanboost in race 2. The whole pitstop phase is long and confusing, and (like the long, slow safety car periods) that won’t keep young whippersnappers watching on those pad things.
    Just been reading an interview with Karun Chandhok and it’s good to see (a) he’s not sure about the midrace car change either and (b) Alejandro Agag’s asking for feedback off all the drivers and acting on it. Although so far, apart from losing the warm-up lap, it’s just been some predictable moaning about kerbs…

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    He’ll fit right in at Ferrari – he looks just like Alonso!

    #286103
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    (To Fernando) What would you like to introduce in F1 that you saw in your visit to the 6 Hours of Bahrain and tour of WEC Race Control?

    (To Nico and Lewis) On Sunday one of you will forever become “the man who won the World Championship with double points”. What will that mean to you?

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    Were Marussia saving mileage, big time, on engines and other parts in Sochi then?
    That would be an effect of the gesture with Bianchi’s car, and Chilton’s mysterious retirement.

    And I thought this was an interesting theory. But if it’s true, why aren’t Sauber and Lotus missing the last 3?

    #279733
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    They’ll have to kick Alonso out at the end of 2015 to make way for him!
    So presumably Sainz is going…somewhere.

    #279457
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    Almost a Senna-Mansell finish! Not sure Jerez is right for these cars, it seemed to require a howler from the driver in front to create an opportunity. With more shove out of the corners and comedy tyres, F1 cars might race better round there.

    #279330
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    No front wings.
    Finnish Grand Prix.
    Big numbers on the cars.
    Laurel wreaths and more local variety post-race, not just a Podium Procedure. Definitely steal the camel-rides to the podium from the Dubai 24h!
    Proper racing tyres. Durable, slideable, fatter at the back, safe operating range (no blankets, usable when cold). Still wreck them if you Nico them at the first corner though!
    Simple tyre rules. Free use through the weekend of limited sets and compounds. Allow changing just fronts or rears, mixed sets. Maybe an extra set of qualifying tyres to reward the top ten.
    Third cars and test drivers must enter the race, at least attempt to qualify. But limited appearances (maybe 2 per year per team), with drivers and races nominated before each quarter-season.
    Track Limits…there must be some way to solve this problem – maybe cars must rejoin the track on the speed limiter.
    Redesign lots of piddling slow corners that contribute nothing to the racing. For example, I’m sure there’s a decent race track hiding in Abu Dhabi. Fast sweeps, hairpin, quick kink between the two straights, bypass all the slow rubbish at the end of the lap.
    Engines – bit of flexibility here – allow monster hybrid power, also non-turbo multi-cylinders, but with fuel-flow limits so not everybody uses them. A couple of really noisy cars out there would be great.
    Press & media passes issued on grounds of quality, and GMM and their parasites hounded out of business. F1’s done “any publicity is good publicity” for way too long.
    TV? Free-to-air races, subscribe (on official website or TV) to see qualifying, practice, paddock notebooks, interviews and stuff. Single broadcaster for each country, instead of current mess in UK, with talented or competent presenters too thinly-spread between BBC & Sky.

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    Pathetic and lazy by Sky. Call yourself a premium service?
    No doubt, out of respect of course, they filled the airtime with shouty gambling ads and endless trailers for themselves.

    #275824
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    Causing A Public Nuisance. Hmmm, that’s not gonna need a $100 million bribe. But at least he’s being brought to some kind of justice.

    It’s unfortunate that, of all people, the commentator couldn’t identify his car, calling it a Golf…

    #274946
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    Is that a number 1 on the rear wing? That’s a bit optimistic.
    Or do the designers know something we don’t?

    #274193
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    That’s nuts. Did they win the sidecar class?

    #272669
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    Ferrari 640

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