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4th October 2014, 11:08 at 11:08 am #276864
Speculation on Alonso’s 2015 seat is rife. However, here is Massa’s prediction…4th October 2014, 2:46 at 2:46 am #276786
@s2g-unit RIC is already confirmed for next year, so RBR will be fielding Kyvat and Ricciardo in 2015. As for Alonso, he’ll be going to McLaren and rumours suggesting Button will be out2nd October 2014, 10:05 at 10:05 am #276489
@andae23 You are my friend, one of the geekiest F1 fanatics I’ve ever met, great article, and exactly echos my thoughts on the fact that graphene is definitely something that will make its way into F1… Btw, I call you a geek out of the greatest of admiration, people with knowledge seldom get credit in todays society, but you are definitely a wealth of knowledge.24th July 2014, 2:22 at 2:22 am #267904
I do believe if Bernie was told by the UN or by the British parliament that he was not allowed to hold the race in Russia that he would pocket whatever fees that the organisers have already given him and cancel the event. It would give Bernie the perfect out clause. However he wont cancel the race based on sentiment alone, Bahrain has already set the precedent on this.7th July 2014, 10:07 at 10:07 am #265975
I originally thought Bottas’ move was brilliant (can’t remember who he got), but I do think Alonso on Ricciardo around Club.27th May 2014, 11:08 at 11:08 am #261904
Hulk on Magnussen for pass of the year for sure…
Fail of the year was Kimi on Magnussen, but gets quote of the year, Kimi said to autosport afterwards:
“I never hit him until I reversed, because obviously he was behind me.”16th May 2014, 10:47 at 10:47 am #260535
Alfa Romeo, red cars go faster ;)
Best number 2 driver? Eddie Irvine or Rubens Barrichello?11th May 2014, 8:34 at 8:34 am #259714
It isn’t the first time VET has come back at the 2nd half of a championship season, however, at this moment in time, it seems very distant. However, it is clear to me that the RBR is the best of the rest.10th May 2014, 10:41 at 10:41 am #259475
2010 Red Bull RB6, but I’m biased :P
Which of these 2014 innovations will most likely be around in 10 years, Turbos powered by energy or KERS powered by energy?10th May 2014, 3:51 at 3:51 am #259473
Vettel at Abu Dhabi, great championship winning drive…
What produces a faster car aerodynamics or horsepower?4th May 2014, 1:20 at 1:20 am #258723
Perhaps the Ferrari cars aren’t well earthed, there is a lot more electricity generation going on in the cars, perhaps this isn’t by design and its just a by product of all the new technologies and Ferrari haven’t sorted their MGU-K and HGU-K units. That would still go towards what you are saying about Ferrari powered teams, however, you’ve assumed its by design, when it could be a bug.
Obviously the levels of static build up aren’t enough to be dangerous to mechanics working on the cars in pit stops, however, maybe its enough interference to mess with the cameras. Furthermore, teams control how the cameras are mounted to their cars and also how they are wired up, perhaps its also a case of not installing the camera correctly.
Or perhaps the quality of the cameras on a handful of cars, which you’ve found to be ferrari powered cars by chance aren’t great quality.2nd May 2014, 23:33 at 11:33 pm #258696
oh wow, this is incredible news to hear. As Nick has said above, despite the spygate scandal, which will always remain a low point in his career in motorsport, he was quite a big influence in the Schumacher era at Ferrari.
My thoughts turn to his family and friends and I send them my condolences.24th April 2014, 10:29 at 10:29 am #258048
@hamilfan is right, if it stays this close til the end, then the last race will decide it… Who needs a points structure when you only need 1 race right?23rd April 2014, 10:34 at 10:34 am #257979
@roald I was given “The Chariot Makers” as a christmas present, the gifter just saw an F1 book and didn’t know that he wrote previous books. There really is no adverse affects from reading them in the wrong order, but you can see the progression of his writing over the 3 books. By the time he got to Chariot Makers it was very polished :)23rd April 2014, 8:04 at 8:04 am #257969
Jackie Stweart’s autobiography “Winning is not enough” is one book I would highly recommend, it not only serves as an autobiography, but is fantastically inspirational.
The other books that I loved, and I premise this by admitting to not being all that technical at all, in case you fear it gets too technical, however they are written by former Benetton mechanic Steve Matchett. I read them in the wrong order, but would recommend 2 of his books:
“The Chariot Makers” and “The Mechanic’s Tale”
I’ve read Alan Henry’s “100 Best Drivers” and while it is well written, I found it a bit of a cheap thrill to read, its not something you would go back to often, whereas the others I have read multiple times.
If you’re of the electronic age, you can get Steve Matchett’s books on Kindle, which I thought was a great way to unwind while lying back on a deck chair on holidays.
PS Steve Matchett’s books have great photos too, especially of the Jos Verstappen pit fire in 1994, in which he is unfortunately was in the middle of.