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26th May 2015, 9:52 at 9:52 am #299096
I’m not a huge fan of WRC, I catch it from time to time, so by no means am I an expert on how WRC should conduct their events.
However, I’m surprised at the time it took for medical assistance to arrive. Reading the full statement, it was clear what had occured and there was even a spectator with medical experience providing clear updates.
I can only think of 2 reasons why medical assistance wasn’t provided, 1) the WRC representative diagnosed the issue and decided that no urgent action was required or 2) the WRC representative was pressured into keeping the event going.
if it was 1), then I think a review of how they handle diagnosis’ should be conducted to find out if the right decision had been made, and whether there is something else they can do to get to people while an event is running. If it was 2), this is really bad from the WRC if this is the case, they leave themselves open to legal action by the driver, but worse, leave themselves open to having a scenario where a participant/spectator/organiser dies or is left in critical condition due to untreated injuries that were innocuous initially but have progressively become dire.25th May 2015, 9:32 at 9:32 am #299018
Verstappen on Bottas was great.
Although Verstappen was shaping up beautifully on Grosjean and that would have been a mega pass if he had not have hit him.24th May 2015, 1:57 at 1:57 am #29890724th May 2015, 1:51 at 1:51 am #298906
@fixy reminded me. The Saubers in 1993 and 1994 were really nice. Something about a clean black car :)
23rd May 2015, 1:01 at 1:01 am #298813
The BAR came up with a unique design for their cars in 199923rd May 2015, 0:56 at 12:56 am #298812
I’ve gone for a traditional season at some venues I dislike, however, Bernie’s dimentia takes a turn for the worse and he starts thinking outside the square on some of these circuits:
1. Indianapolis, USA
2. Hungaroring, Hungary
3. Shanghai International, China
4. Bahrain International, Bahrain
5. Valencia, Spain
6. Sochi, Russia
7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. Symmons Plains, Australia – this would be hilarious for F1, used for V8 supercars. Can you imagine Bernie in Tassie surrounded by all the greenies placarding the event ;)
9. T1 Aida, Japan – used by F1s in early 90’s
10. Ice race track, Finland – Although the more I think about this, I think this would be cool.
11. Mawsons Point, Antarctica
12. Sahara Desert
At this point Pirelli have given up supplying tyres, walking away from the sport. Many of the teams folded, except for the big 4 after the Antarctica round, as many of the sponsors were upset about the fact that their products were not getting any penetration in the Antarctica market, they thought that this was a largely untapped market, but just couldn’t understand why the locals were not buying their goods/services.
The championship officially wrapped up when Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mclaren cars couldn’t turn a lap in the Sahara dessert. The cars overheated while idling in the garages. No matter how many aero ducts they created for the cars, it just wasn’t keeping the cars cool enough. Mercedes even tried to remove the engine cover to provide relief to the engine, but this didn’t work. Honda was thinking outside the box when they attempted to open up the engine block to let the air cool the engine, but they were surprised when the engine wouldn’t start. Ted Kravits asked what they thought the issue was, Honda responded that they believed it was down to a calibration issue with the turbo. Ron Dennis could be seen in the background choking a Honda mechanic and screaming that they must do better.
Bernie was last seen sitting in the middle of the silverstone track playing with some toy cars. To this day, some say that they can hear him crashing his toy cars together mumbling something about how the sprinklers had caught the field out…19th May 2015, 10:24 at 10:24 am #298560
I remember when Schumi was racing at Ferrari, that Luca Badoer was the test driver of the B test team at Ferrari, and he commented how good Badoer was at development. Experience is a major factor, in fact, speed isn’t necessarily the key, if you are a slow driver, but have gotten through your racing career through good development/setup, then you will of course be somewhat quicker than some other drivers around you, but if you have a Senna as your teammate, then it doesn’t matter how good at setup you are, you would struggle to beat someone of Senna’s talent.
But as everyone else has stated, its impossible to know now.
The only thing we could potentially use as a yard stick is to work out which teams are considered epic at car development throughout the year, but this doesn’t take into account budgets, the newey factor, etc…19th May 2015, 10:18 at 10:18 am #298558
When you look back into the past of motor racing, incidents like Senna, Ratzenberger, Greg Moore and of course Dan Wheldon. These were spontaneous accidents from an unusual set of circumstances where the worst possible outcome of those set of circumstances came to fruition. When you go further back to when F1 was dangerous, in the early 70’s, the deaths were more frequent, and it was down to systematic dangerous standards.
The thing that worries me about what is happening in Indy car in the past week or so, is that this is no longer a rare occurence. Yes, the accident today was down to suspension failure, however, this is turning into an onimous story. It is the first race meet where they are running on an oval with these new aero kits, with these speeds, everything is pushed to its maximum limits. I’m deeply concerned that come race day, that cars racing together in a pack will have a failure, and the resulting accident would be catastrophic.
I wish all the drivers the best, and hope that the organisers can get on top of these issues quickly, to put drivers, teams and their families at ease.15th May 2015, 15:34 at 3:34 pm #29841714th May 2015, 10:27 at 10:27 am #298373
My avatar is a helmet in the shape of a skull. nuff said.13th May 2015, 9:29 at 9:29 am #298284
@fixy I like the Monza and Australia slides, really nice control on both. I agree the Spa 2013 is a spin12th May 2015, 10:35 at 10:35 am #298225
Sorry @keithcollantine I think keeping it real isn’t going to work for my calendar. The tracks are just going to have to shape up ;)
1. Brands Hatch, Great Britain
2. Le Mans, France
3. Jerez, Spain
4. Monte Carlo, Monaco
5. Melbourne, Australia
6. Sepang, Malaysia
7. Suzuka, Japan
8. Road America, US
9. Monza, Italy
10. Nordschleife Nurburgring, Germany (old 22km track)
11. Silverstone, Great Britain
12. Magny Cours, France
13. Spa-Fracorchamps, Belgium
14. Imola, San Marino
15. Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
16. Circuit Gilles Villenueve, Canada
17. Circuit of the Americas, US
18. Sao Paulo, Brazil
19. Bathurst, Australia
20. Fuji, Japan
Ok, so my calendar includes 2 trips to europe and 2 lots of fly aways.
10th May 2015, 14:46 at 2:46 pm #298083
- I felt that in honor of the 1976 championship that Fuji deserved final race.
- New tracks to F1 would be Mt Panarama in Bathurst Australia, which currently hosts the famous Bathurst 1000 race, also Road America in the US, which is a personal favourite of mine, and Le Mans!
- Making return to the series are Fuji, Imola, The Ring, Jerez and Brands.
I think Raikkonen, but around the outside of T4 on lap 1. He passed 2 cars IIRC10th May 2015, 0:58 at 12:58 am #298073
Hi Keith, I like the new bars/links and the fact that I can use my F1F login, thats really cool.
Just a couple of requests:
* Currently when you enter in a comment, it default reloads the page and goes to the comment you just wrote, ideally I’d like the screen to sit at the top, so I can enter in another comment quickly/see other peoples comments after I wrote mine.
* Given the above request, I would like to be taken to my comment in the situation where I’m replying to someone elses comment, as I want to see if there is a reply to my comment. However, if its a case of one or the other, then I’d prefer the 1st request I made
* Currently when you type over 1 line and submit the comment, the Reply and Report User buttons do not line up correctly, the Reply button is normal but the Report User button moves a line down and indents slightly.
* And the other one that you’re already aware of is a mechanism for the pagination to auto turn the page, or ideally not have any pagination at all and have all comments in 1 long stream.
Keep up the good work, love your efforts.9th May 2015, 16:03 at 4:03 pm #298008