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14th April 2015, 7:46 at 7:46 am #296719
But the team that built a great car and found a great innovation (in the PU) has a chance of winning, in fact they have won 2 out of 3 this year, and the next best team has won 1 out of 3, so what’s the problem.8th February 2015, 0:38 at 12:38 am #291877
CAPTION, 4 down, Stig: That scratch wasn’t there when I loaned it to you !26th January 2015, 8:28 at 8:28 am #290757
Dear Gene, I’m not sure if the regulations have actually ruled out a forward engine but having the driver sit above the drive shaft would severely penalise aerodynamics and center of gravity. I suppose you could offset the cockpit into one of the sidepods but who would you get to partner Alex Zanardi with that layout, or are you still thinking of a single car team ?
Ross B.15th December 2014, 0:32 at 12:32 am #289111
Force India are a wonderful example of what can happen when there are significant variations in the PU as we now call it. Had FI been stuck with one of the lesser powerplants they would be struggling, but apparently they have a decent chassis and reasonably low drag bodywork which gives them a chance to compensate for their lack of downforce by going faster on the straights while not being terrible in corners and possibly carrying less fuel. This kind of variation in performance would not be successful if we returned to “equalised” engines.15th November 2014, 10:00 at 10:00 am #285631
Here in Oz it looks highly likeley likely that Foxtel (Rupert again) will be taking over the “10 Network” the current FTA broadcasters of F1, so it is looking highly likely that I will have the decision as to whether I continue to follow F1 taken out of my hands.6th November 2014, 4:33 at 4:33 am #283575
And in F1 even getting it from the horses mouth is no guarantee that exactly the opposite wont happen.2nd November 2014, 1:38 at 1:38 am #281977
If this gets resolved by making F1 a cut-price virtual 1 design series to allow Bernies successors to continue to take vast amounts of money out of the sport then I’m gone !13th August 2014, 3:17 at 3:17 am #270342
I remember having many theories and predictions after a few (Black) SWAN lagers.
1 theory I remember well is the 1 that many drivers have a (relatively) low base salary but have performance rated bonus’ to reward talent and effort.26th July 2014, 1:37 at 1:37 am #268189
I will be sorry to see you leave @mazdachris,your posts have always been well reasoned and to the point, but I understand entirely why you have reached this decision,F1 has become entirely about making money for Bernie/CVC, by selling the TV coverage to the highest bidder rather than to the biggest audience Bernie has weakened the teams ability to raise money through sponsorship,through which there was no return for FOM, and moved the income to an area that they can keep 37% of, further impoverishing the smaller teams, in the days of free to air broadcasting teams like Minardi ran and ran despite being perennial tail-enders because their mass market exposure attracted sponsors, the same cannot be said of todays tail-end teams. The result of the teams falling income has lead to such cost savings as the development ban and homogenous engine design and the impost of more and more gimmicks to compensate for the resulting lack of interesting developments from the teams.24th February 2014, 4:30 at 4:30 am #249654
I think my opinion is well known to regular readers of F1f, but I do seem to have to keep rebutting this idea that Bernie took a little known European race series and turned it into the #1 global race series, F1 was the number one global car racing series long before Bernie got involved but there was not the bandwidth available for satellite TV coverage of live events, whether by accident or design Bernie got the teams to sign away half the total income of F1 just as this technology was becoming available, in return for which Bernie looked after the selling of F1 to the racetrack owners and the TV networks, any good sports management company could have done a similar job, and for a lot less money.13th December 2013, 3:30 at 3:30 am #247092
@geemac, for a given power output from any engine the exhaust flow should be virtually identical, the diesel might be lower reving but its much higher compression ratio and forced induction will compensate.27th October 2012, 0:05 at 12:05 am #213806
The design specs for the 2013/14 engine are very tight, I am pretty sure the spec calls for 4 poppet valves per cylinder. The engines themselves will look identical to the naked eye, only the intake/exhaust ducting and as mentioned above the cooling system may have obvious differences, don’t expect anything radical or even interesting.15th October 2012, 21:17 at 9:17 pm #212568
Whatever, I am certainly glad that he is no longer playing moving roadblock.14th October 2012, 23:47 at 11:47 pm #212563
I think that Massa, like Button, is a very fast driver when he has a fast car that is perfectly suited to him, but suffers even more than Button when the car is not right. Alonso and Hamilton are more able to adapt to the car they have.20th April 2012, 8:37 at 8:37 am #199805
Chanel 10 is a failing network, its management couldn’t arrange a drink in a brewery, like a failing restaurant that decides it will be profitable if it doubles its prices and reduces the cost of the ingredients in each meal, you cannot expect to influence them they are spiraling out of control, only a change of board and management can bring them back, in the meantime they will probably sell the crown jewels to the circling vultures, ie F1 to Foxtel, sorry but that is the way it is.