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  • #249654
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    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.

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    @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.

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    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.

    #212568
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    Whatever, I am certainly glad that he is no longer playing moving roadblock.

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    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.

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    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.

    #199805
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    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.

    #199803
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    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.

    #180219
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    Hi Keith, this may not be relevant but I am using a very slow connection at the moment and I have noticed that whenever I write a reply I have to wait for a dozen or so ad. sites to be looked for, found, connected to, and downloaded from, I am glad you have these advertisers but wonder if your webmaster could program the site so only the text needs refreshing and the ads. remain in the memory. Thanks for listening and all your good work.

    #184792
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    That would make him (Moffat) a ” chip of the old block” then.

    #179157
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    Sorry all for my foggy memories, pretty sure my memories are before 05 but I often have years when I can’t watch and that tends to telescope things somewhat . As I have said before, during the years of Ferrari dominance I tended to be more interested in and possibly over-rate the follow up positions. Whatever at an early race Webber was way ahead of where he was supposed to be when he had a big engine blow-up only a few laps from an excellent finish, pretty sure it was AGP.

    #179149
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    Just like to add my old farts tuppence-worth, this forum started with a comment that Webber was an average driver with a very fast car when for most of his career he has been a very fast driver in an average car. I can clearly remember first taking note of his talent when he qualified on the front row of the Australian GP in I think a Williams, he kept that car either ahead or behind Schumacher all race till the engine blew up on the penultimate lap robbing him of a certain victory or maybe it was second ( which during the Schui years was almost as good). Didn’t know he had beaten Alonso in F3000.

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    Matt90, I wish you were right, I looked at the 2014 engine regs when they were announced, 90 degree Aluminium V6. 1.6 litre, bore 80mm, iron cranckshaft and conrods, single turbo, 15,000 rpm max , only 80% fuel flow below 10,000 rpm, fuel flow limited throughout range, etc, etc. I think it will be far more probable that an engine for this formula will be seen as a loser than it will be seen as a winner.

    #149193
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    Why would any manufacturer want to build a formula 1 engine ? The design is virtually fixed, any power advantage will be cancelled by FIA and the only possible opportunity to beat the opposition will be in fuel economy but since you still have to burn fuel to produce power the margins will be very slim. I don’t see a manufacturer being able to sell more cars on the basis of their formula 1 engine using 1 or 2 litres less fuel per race than Ferrari.

    #176909
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    Jonny, not an argument, merely an attempt to illuminate, 1962 was in the 60′s according to my calendar, wearing of seat belts became mandatory in N.S.W in 1970 despite considerable opposition from a large proportion of the driving public, many states in the USA have had “buckle-up campaigns in this century. More people died because of a lack of technology then and that is my point, in many areas of life more people died and therefore it was less horrifying than it is now, fortunately things have improved all round. I got the data, imprecise as it is, from my memory. My post was intended for LiteralF1 and others who find it incomprehensible that F1 was allowed to continue as it did in those years.Had motorsport been banned when the first participant died the word would no longer exist in our vocabulary.

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