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  • #300850
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    Ugh. Closed cockpits. The rest look a little too simplistic for my liking. Widening the cars gets a no from me too.

    #300733
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    These tracks tend to be quite bumpy so that may have something to do with it. I’m also unsure of Alguersuari’s fitness having been out of any race car for three years prior to Beijing. However, I’m still slightly baffled by this too.

    #300619
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    That was far from F1 at its best, and far far from motor racing at its best.

    However, it had its moments. I especially liked Grosjean and Nasr being absolutely wheel-to-wheel from T3 until T6.

    #300152
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    Having the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans certainly does help their respective championships, and I don’t think that it would be possible to have these championships without these marquee events. Formula 1 technically already has one in the Monaco Grand Prix, but nowadays, it is seen as neutered, processional and some have even called for it to be dropped from the calendar, and I don’t agree with those comments.

    I still believe that Monaco is the one race which springs to everybody’s mind when they think of F1, in exactly the same way as Le Mans and the Indy 500 is the one race which springs to mind for their respective championships. I do feel however that Formula 1 should be doing much, much more to preserve the status of the Monaco Grand Prix, and it needs to be more important to the teams, drivers and fans. I suggested on this site before that doubling the length of the race and awarding double points would be a good way to start, as it is similar to what happens in the WEC and in IndyCar. What is also the case in those championships is that arguably winning those races are more difficult than winning the championships themselves, so perhaps that would also help. People remember Dario Franchitti more for winning the 500 three times, as opposed to winning the championship four times. I also feel that the term ‘Monaco Grand Prix Winner’ should be thrown about more.

    However, another point is that MotoGP, junior categories (F3 aside) and Formula E as well as the majority of touring car championships don’t have these marquee events, and they seem to do just fine.

    #298792
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    I really dislike having the start and finish line several corners apart.

    #298656
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    I think that it’s being way too harsh on Kvyat. By no means is he the finished product yet, but we must remember that he is just 21. We must give him time and not write him off, especially as this is just his second season in Formula One, and his first in a top car. Whilst filling Sebastian Vettel’s shoes is somewhat impossible for a driver so young and inexperienced, I think that Kvyat isn’t doing too bad a job at the moment. We must also remember that both the engine and chassis are sub-par by Red Bull’s standards too this season.

    #298526
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    Not a nice impact at all, but the majority of that seems to be down to a suspension failure as oppose to being aero-kit related. Provided these cars stay on the ground and drivers keep their hands away from the steering wheel, the DW12 has been pretty much okay in terms of safety so far. This one reminds me a bit of Hawksworth’s accident at Pocono last year:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wobt-Wi53FA

    But Hinch hit the wall at a much worse angle, almost at a similar angle to Timo Glock at Suzuka in 2009. According to motorsport.com, he has a thigh injury which requires surgery. Indy is no stranger to big crashes, as is IndyCar as a whole, but I do hope that this is the final one we see this weekend.

    #298418
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    #297724
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    Eighth, ahead of Force India. Red Bull could well end up sixth or seventh.

    #297723
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    Yeah Twitter is superb news-wise if you’re following the right people. As of late, even the official F1 site hasn’t been too bad.

    #297367
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    I was like “ooohhhh pretty” for about five seconds at Bahrain. Then I couldn’t care less.

    #297336
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    1) Jim Clark
    2) Michael Schumacher
    3) Alain Prost
    4) Ayrton Senna
    5) Juan Manuel Fangio

    #295685
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    Emerson Fittipaldi restarted his racing career last year in the WEC.

    Looks like another ’70s star is going to do the same…

    I’m also sure that we’ve all seen this one regarding Lewis Hamilton too.

    Meanwhile: K-Mag has been working out…

    <p>Good progress being made thanks to countless hours of training with @TJProtreatment #Gains pic.twitter.com/zT9pN8JJOz</p>— Kevin Magnussen (@KevinMagnussen) April 1, 2015

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    And a few from the world of Formula E:

    Antonio Felix da Costa is injured after playing football.

    <p>We're confirming how @afelixdacosta's knee effects us Saturday . In the meantime does anyone know any fast drivers in Long Beach? #FormulaE</p>— Team Amlin Aguri (@Amlin_Aguri) April 1, 2015

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    Whilst Mahindra have announced a solar-powered car for next season.

    #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.

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