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20th November 2014, 14:34 at 2:34 pm #286282
Just pick any Moto3 race from this year and you’ll be entertained. However, I am unable to find a video to a full race on YouTube, so I’ve picked this instead: an epic duel between some excellent IndyCar drivers. This year’s Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix is a good shout too.18th November 2014, 13:28 at 1:28 pm #286041
The one with the most points will win the championship, hopefully not due to double points. This season has put me off both drivers though so I don’t care which one takes it. Either would be a worthy champion.17th November 2014, 16:31 at 4:31 pm #285983
Well it varies. Some of them (the awful Santander ones from earlier in the year) clearly didn’t weigh much or look as if they cost much to make, whereas I assume some like the Hungarian GP one cost far more and weigh more too.14th November 2014, 16:44 at 4:44 pm #28559413th November 2014, 15:21 at 3:21 pm #285528
Pole laps like this one:
EDIT: Spot a young Nico Rosberg in this video too!10th November 2014, 17:57 at 5:57 pm #285312
Nobody will be on the same page as Mercedes at Abu Dhabi. On paper it just screams the perfect Mercedes track (as most do), it’s Hamilton’s to lose but it will likely come down to reliability. Just bring the car home in second place and that will be sufficient. I wouldn’t risk going all-out for the win.10th November 2014, 17:54 at 5:54 pm #285311
I still think Interlagos is as much a one-off as Austin, it’s just that my initial expectation about its tarmac was turned completely upside down (I expected it to be too oil-y to be as quick as the 2007-2013 surface, and it is somehow the opposite).
I think Interlagos was in part a one-off too. The high track temperatures and the brand new surface was producing a lot of grip. Saying that, Jenson Button felt that the new Formula One cars were the most powerful he has ever driven at Interlagos, due to less power lost at altitude. As Keith pointed out in the Stats & Facts article, every session last year bar the race was held in the wet so it is hard to judge, but they certainly were not slow here over one lap.9th November 2014, 14:00 at 2:00 pm #285117
Are you talking about original circuits? Because I always liked High Speed Ring. Apricot Hill is another track that I do enjoy, although I don’t really perform well on it. I love the challenge that the Circuito de la Sierra provides, at a mere 27km long.
As for tracks which I do not like, I never really liked the Seoul circuit, thankfully it isn’t on the current game. I’m not a fan of any of the ‘mini’ variations of the original circuits too.4th November 2014, 8:24 at 8:24 am #2833733rd November 2014, 21:21 at 9:21 pm #2833743rd November 2014, 13:52 at 1:52 pm #282754
I think Button said at the Australian Grand Prix that year:
If anybody wants to make a movie about Formula One, now is the time to do it.
It’s one of those fairytale seasons really with lots of controversy too. It would make a good film I feel. Quite a few seasons would.30th October 2014, 16:39 at 4:39 pm #281404
Six road races, five street races and six ovals is a fantastic mix, especially with just one double header this year. Compare that to Formula One which has eight Tilkedromes, three street circuits and other low-mid downforce tracks which are generally a good mix, and the Hungaroring. For the sake of us Europeans I am glad that there are just two races which are on at crazy times in the morning. Next season should be fantastic!
Times adjusted to UK time:
March 8th – Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, Brasilia, Brazil (road) – 15:00
March 29th – Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida (street) – 20:00
April 12th – NOLA Motorsports Park, Louisiana (road) – 20:00
April 19th – Streets of Long Beach (street) – 21:00
April 26th – Barber Motorsports Park (road) – 20:00
May 9th – Grand Prix of Indianapolis (road) – 20:30
May 24th – Indianapolis 500 (oval) – 16:00
May 30th – Raceway at Belle Isle Park (street) – 20:30
May 31st – Raceway at Belle Isle Park (street) – 20:30
June 7th – Texas Motor Speedway (oval) – 01:00
June 14th – Streets of Toronto (street) – 20:00
June 27th – Auto Club Speedway (oval) – 21:00
July 12th – The Milwaukee Mile (oval) – 22:00
July 19th – Iowa Speedway (oval) – 01:00
August 2nd – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road) – 18:30
August 23rd – Pocono Raceway (oval) – 19:00
August 30th – Sonoma Raceway (road) – 21:0029th October 2014, 21:51 at 9:51 pm #280837
Sato showed speed last year but he was far too crash-happy. Hawksworth will learn a lot but I expect the youngster to demolish his team mate. As much as I love Sato, he simply is just too inconsistent and error-prone. He always has been.26th October 2014, 11:58 at 11:58 am #280367
Certain series can collapse due to the extortionate costs (British F3) compared to having a series elsewhere (Formula 3 in practically every other European country) especially in times like these.
Others can cease to exist due to being merged with another series. Take Champ Car as an example.
Other categories can dissolve due to the fact that a similar series exists as part of a Grand Prix weekend therefore there will be a lack of entrants (Formula 2).
And certain categories can be made redundant due to safety concerns etc. (Group B rallying)26th October 2014, 11:51 at 11:51 am #280366
Erm, probably Bernie, Bernie and Bernie again.
In all seriousness, I would assume that the engine suppliers for each team (Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault) must make some sort of profit on their engines (perhaps not this year with the new powertrains but in future seasons for sure) otherwise they wouldn’t bother.
World Champions get rather high wages simply for being a World Champion. Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg and possibly a few others probably aren’t that badly off either. Drivers who tend to be more marketable will also receive a lot of sponsorship money.
I would guess that race promoters for a lot of events must get some sort of decent reward for holding F1, especially ones who have forked out recently for new facilities.
Constructors at the top of the tree (and Ferrari regardless of where they finish) will gain a decent amount of money. Those who do not, will not be so fortunate, especially if they finish in last place two seasons on the trot. I would guess that Force India have been making money over the past couple of seasons with their impressive place in the WCC given that their budget isn’t one that a top team has.