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19th August 2015, 19:21 at 7:21 pm #303333
Imola.11th August 2015, 21:24 at 9:24 pm #303125
@debaser91 Haha, I can’t get away with howlers like that among F1 Fanatics! I did mean Dallas – knew it was a street race, and I remember Nigel Roebuck mentioned the early Honda turbo and its all-or-nothing power delivery. The ’83 car was just underpowered I guess, not especially bad – and Rosberg’s Monaco win was all about choosing slick tyres on a drying track, and then disappearing off.11th August 2015, 13:48 at 1:48 pm #303108
Couple of one-off winners worth mentioning.
Jenson Button’s Honda in 2006, not a disaster but it needed a wet race to be a winner, and was nothing like as good as their 2004 car.
And the 1984 Williams-Honda. Evil handling and turbo lag, not the ideal combination for Monaco… not really my suggestion – I just remember Nigel Roebuck picked it when asked this question around the time Fisichella won in his Jordan.
Note the common theme, and keep an eye on those McLarens this year!28th July 2015, 23:12 at 11:12 pm #302648
The 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix deserves a mention: only 2 drivers (3rd-placed Alonso was in the medical centre) and they were in the wrong positions! They swapped trophies at the next race…12th July 2015, 13:13 at 1:13 pm #301854
If that slowing down wasn’t a car problem then I hope they ban him – from Formula Renault, F1, everything. For a few weeks, long enough to miss a couple of races.
Brainless lack of consideration for other competitors – and all the team folks lining the pitwall at the finish of a race.11th June 2015, 8:18 at 8:18 am #299832
Tiago Monteiro, in 2006.
Poor Tiago – he must have won something…
I wish they’d put “Welcome to Quebec” on the wall again.28th April 2015, 12:10 at 12:10 pm #297467
Some of these drivers were pretty good, but got lost without trace in midfield teams.
Timo Glock, probably the most successful of them.
Tonio Liuzzi and Paul di Resta
On the other hand, there’s the F1 career of Kazuki Nakajima.1st April 2015, 11:45 at 11:45 am #295678
Very good. Moskvitch to return to Formula 1:
http://www.racecar-engineering.com/news/moskvitch-to-return-to-f1/26th March 2015, 10:18 at 10:18 am #295117
I will click for a larger version – still not used to how small and narrow these look! Especially when they get photobombed by a GTE car in the background.
Unlike some people they’re aware of the value of number 1 and what an achievement it represents for the whole team.
Looking forward to seeing the Porsche later, and hoping for the best with its livery…15th March 2015, 14:49 at 2:49 pm #294498
Pleased they’ve moved the lap counter/clock away from the centre of the screen – that always got in the way of onboard shots.
Pitstop times were good. At last, they show the “3.1” stationary time as the car pulls away, but also have the total pit-lane time that’s useful for comparison.
Didn’t like the way they keep showing the number of places gained off the grid by each driver – confusing and unnecessary.23rd February 2015, 14:15 at 2:15 pm #292710
Many of Jacques’ cars were engineered by “Jocques” Clear, whenever Ted Kravitz or James Allen had a slip of the tongue…12th February 2015, 10:15 at 10:15 am #292060
And the next three drivers are…Michael Krumm, Lucas Ordoñez and Jann Mardenborough.
Ordoñez will be in the number 21 third car at Le Mans, alongside Matsuda.
No surprised faces this time – Krumm’s an established Nismo man and he’s been testing the car for weeks but what a story: two GT Academy winners getting their shot at LMP1.
Looks like Mardenborough’s doing the full season – interested to see what this means for Jann’s single-seater career, and if he can fit any more GP3 around it.2nd February 2015, 12:59 at 12:59 pm #291447
Really exciting bit of new carness. On a different level from F1’s refined and tweaked 2015 cars, because of what the WEC rules allow (I’m sure the F1 teams would produce something mad if they could – I’d like to think Adrian Newey’s now spending half his time on a rival for this!)
It could blow the others away, like Ross Brawn’s Jaguar in 1991 (and the colour scheme reminds me of that car a bit).
The Michelin men will need to get the tyres right, just like the 6-wheeled Tyrrells, the Deltawing and that Wirth car in the States with the big front wheels.13th December 2014, 9:57 at 9:57 am #289057
If Ron’s just increased his stake in McLaren, the cars will be grey. Like Eric Boullier’s hair by the end of the season.
Looking forward to seeing the Martini Williams without an unfortunate nose. I like the clean design at the moment – why does it have to be plastered with logos?
I agree the Lotus design has lost its impact, like the McLaren chrome or Red Bull. Still good-looking colours though. Maybe they should paint it yellow, that would stand out. I never liked the old Camel Lotus because it took away the original JPS colours, but they were easy cars to spot towards the back of the field…26th November 2014, 18:43 at 6:43 pm #287446
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.