Keith Collantine commented on the post, Could a new rule stop another Monaco qualifying row? 3 months, 1 week ago
HoHum commented on the post, Refuelling return ‘won’t happen if costs are too high’ 3 months, 2 weeks ago
@glennb, with forced induction that is theoretically speaking fairly simple, it is simply a matter of matching the volume of air to the volume of fuel and mapping it so that the maximum volume of air/fuel doesn’t […]
@glennb – Exactly, it leaves a tiny pool of drivers, none of whom may bring sponsorship, and none of whom would be a landmark talent like Max Verstappen could up being. Sauber and Lotus’ futures essentially now […]
drmouse commented on the post, How to design a better points system for Formula One 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Keith Collantine commented on the post, How to design a better points system for Formula One 9 months, 2 weeks ago
So if I understand this statement correctly, you are essentially saying that the winner should get 1 point and the rest 0?
No that is not what I’m saying at all.
I’m saying that at the end of the […]
@glennb the speed trap is at the top of Raidillon, so cars with more wing can carry more speed through it. Also in practice, Nico was several kph faster than Lewis at the end of Kemmel. Though running more wing […]
Will Wood wrote a new post, Bottas aiming for wins during second half of season 1 year, 1 month ago
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Bottas: “I feel really lucky to be part of this. Last year we could not have expected to be three times in a row on the podium but we are now. This is the package we have and it’s all down to hard work and we need to always keep aiming for more. Of course, it feels really good to be [on the podium] for a third time in a row but I think we’re aiming for more than that now.”
“Nico Rosberg was quick to thank the German fans for their support at Hockenheim today as he stormed to his first victory on home soil ahead of Valtteri Bottas and championship rival Lewis Hamilton. The German driver led every single lap of the race en route to victory, but, as he explained to Kai Ebel on the podium, it was not without its challenges.”
Hamilton: “It would have been a gamble to stay out just in case there was a Safety Car. In fact, there should have been a Safety Car. How on earth a car can be sitting in the middle of the road for a couple of laps and not come out… but I think you know why.”
Ricciardo: “These are the moments and battles that I personally thrive off and enjoy. Fernando is known to be a tough racer and I thought who better to have a good fight with. I was on the primes and he was on fresher options and I gave it the best fight I could and, yeah … nearly!”
Claire Williams: “There is no easy prey in Formula One, but yes, three points is an achievable amount [to overhaul] isn’t it? The target was to take P3 in the constructors’ championship. Red Bull is only sixty-seven points ahead of us – and they are in P2 – and with the current point system there is no reason why we can’t be fighting for P2 this year!”
“Formula One is on track to get a new owner by next year. Its largest shareholder, the private equity firm CVC, will be forced to sell its 35pc stake in the business by next July unless the majority of its investors agree otherwise.”
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Comment of the day
For the second successive race, we were treated to a thrilling on-track duel involving Fernando Alonso that left @glennb in awe.
Seriously enjoyed the Alonso battles today. The guy has been involved in some of the best battles since I’ve been watching the sport. The better drivers must look forward to squaring off against him. Vettel, Webber and now Ricciardo have had me out of my chair as they take on Alonso. Great to see the absolute professionalism and respect they give each other.
Happy birthday to Dirceu!
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Aintree held its last round of the world championship on this day in 1962, Jim Clark winning for Lotus.
@glennb You are right. I think FIA is trying to bring too many changes at once. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the rules relaxed in the latter part of the year. We already have relaxation as to the fixed […]
@glennb Vettel,today is not the same guy that lost the canadian gp in 2011 . He has grown tough and thrives under pressure . Neither RBR nor Vettel is going to crack under pressure. I think we might as well give […]
J. Jonah Jameson commented on the post, Vettel apologises to Webber for ‘win I’m not proud of’ 2 years, 5 months ago
@glennb – Would Vettel listen and concede the position if he did not obey the earlier order?
Mads commented on the post, Vettel apologises to Webber for ‘win I’m not proud of’ 2 years, 5 months ago
What on earth could Red Bull do to make Vettel give the position back? Weave at him? Throw stones at him? They could have told him to give the position back, but what difference would that have made?