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  • #295624
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    I am pretty sure that the McLaren deal with Honda is an exclusive one, meaning that Honda cannot supply any other team. Red Bull’s only hope is to drag another engine manufacturer into the equation (I’ve seen Audi and Porsche rumours being thrown about).

    #294578
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    There was overtaking!? I kid.

    Probably Ericsson on Perez. Nice little lunge that.

    #293030
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    That’s almost like asking “who is eligible for F1 and has the most money?”

    It will probably be Chilton.

    #292601
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    Not sure if Wilson and Emerson Fittipaldi ever drove in the same races?

    They did indeed, in 1972, 3 and 5.

    Other sets of brothers who competed in the same race include Ian and Jody Scheckter and Manfred and Joachim Winkelhock (although the last of these failed to qualify for any races).

    #292225
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    @junior-pilot

    The good thing about looking at it from a fan’s perspective is that we don’t look at it as a business.

    Perhaps I am no longer a fan then.

    And I don’t know what the big deal is about running a previous year’s car – it used to happen for years (the McLaren MP4/4 was used for several years).

    Nonsense. The MP4/4 was used for 1988. The MP4/5 was used for 1989. Also, that was when regulations changed little between seasons. For 2015 there are a number of changes being made to the regulations regarding the front of the car. I don’t see why one team should be exempt from the regulations and are allowed to run an illegal car for a whole season when everybody else must stick to the rulebook.

    The bid, which I know is something we know nothing about, is also of no business of Force India to decide.

    Force India are part of the so-called ‘Strategy Group’, so yes it is their business.

    #292169
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    Any respect or liking for Force India has gone in my view; I’d rather have Manor on the grid rather than Force India, after the way FI has acted.

    For rejecting the opportunity to get ~£4m stuck straight into your bank account? That reason alone would be valid enough for Force India to reject the Manor bid. From a business perspective (and remember, Formula 1 is a business) they would have been completely stupid not to. This is before we get into the technicalities of them running what would essentially be an illegal car and whether the bid was any good or not.

    #292072
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    Looking at the field at the moment, it is shaping up to be a battle between the two DAMS drivers and Rowland’s Fortec.

    #291399
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    Wasn’t Vettel not allowed to drink the champagne at the Turkish Grand Prix one year as they raised the minimum drinking age to 21? They still gave him the bottle to spray though.

    #290893
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    Sorensen is a decent racer. Whilst I do not put him in the Vandoorne/Gasly/Lynn bracket, he is the sort of bloke who will pick up a lot of podiums with a team like Carlin.

    #290684
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    Years you did forget were 1973, 1983 and 1986. Jackie Stewart and Lotus took the titles in ’73, whilst Nelson Piquet and Ferrari took the titles in ’83, and Alain Prost clinched his second title in ’86 whilst Williams took the Constructors’.

    #290401
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    Conveniently, Keith has already added these to his (quite simply brilliant) F1Fanatic calendar. Jerez is from the first until the fourth of February, whilst Catalunya is from the 19th-22nd and from the 26th of Feb until the first of March.

    #290383
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    I aim to go to this. That and WEC are on my to-do list this year. :)

    #290308
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    I expect Vandoorne to absolutely walk the championship this year. However I feel that the two DAMS drivers will be second and third, in which order however I am unsure.

    #290237
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    I like the way McLaren used to their thing with the names.

    McLaren MP4-20

    #290211
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    It was a pretty good race I agree @KeithCollantine from the end of the safety car onwards it was absolutely insane. Had a Monaco 1982 feel to it there. I did think that the entire safety car thing was pretty ridiculous, as well as the length of time it took to hand out penalties. I always thought ignoring a red light at the end of a pit lane was an instant black flag too.

    The result will surely be a massive result to da Costa and the whole Amlin team. There have been a few penalties since the event.

    Salvador Duran has been excluded from the results (power usage).
    Nelson Piquet has been awarded a five-place grid penalty for Miami (speeding under yellows).
    Jarno Trulli has been awarded a 10-place grid penalty for Miami (gearbox change).

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