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31st October 2016, 2:13 at 2:13 am #331706
AFAIK, in Super Formula it is simply the result of the final race that settles a tie-break.26th October 2016, 15:50 at 3:50 pm #331336
It’s a tragedy. I can’t think of any word for it, but it did seem inevitable. Let’s not forget that diesel technology was central to Audi’s LMP1 program, so even not taking the financial fallout from the emissions scandal into account, it’s hard to think of reasons why VW would continue to throw money at it. It’s just really sad how it’s all going to end so abruptly.
Also, I hate to say it, but as @willwood said, it looks like this golden era of prototype racing is already over. Those exciting early days of the WEC when Toyota, Porsche and Nissan returned feel like a lifetime ago. Peugeot are gone, Nissan pulled out almost immediately, Audi are leaving, and Toyota, as always, looks shaky. Makes me feel that it’s only a matter of time before LMP1 goes the way of Group C.
Above all, I’m sad that we we’re losing 6 superb drivers from top-level sportscar racing — particularly the all-conquering lineup of Lotterer/Treluyer/Faessler.5th October 2016, 1:47 at 1:47 am #329811
Interesting little feature! Sauber seems to have the strongest lineup for once – I think Felipe is spot on with LA Woman.31st May 2016, 12:03 at 12:03 pm #321468
Haas would be mad not to hire him for next year. Alex Rossi is now an exceptionally rare American driver who has both the knowledge of Formula 1 and European-based racing, as well the profile in his homeland (I presume so, at least). If there was ever an opportunity for Formula 1 to finally crack America, this is it.16th May 2016, 23:40 at 11:40 pm #320076
The only thing that could make taking out your own teammate worse is when that teammate also happens to be your boss.1st April 2016, 22:04 at 10:04 pm #3164271st April 2016, 14:00 at 2:00 pm #316319
Button’s exclusion was in 2005, but he also had to miss the 2003 Monaco Grand Prix after a heavy crash. Sergio Perez similarly missed the Monaco and Canadian GPs in 2011 after a nasty qualifying crash.
Bottas missed last year’s Australian GP after hurting his back in qualifying, as did Alonso following that testing crash.
Grosjean missed the 2012 Italian Grand Prix after getting himself banned in that Spa crash.
And I don’t know if it counts, but Ericsson missed the last three races of 2014 after Caterham went into administration, although he’d already severed all ties with them by the time they returned for Abu Dhabi…28th March 2016, 0:41 at 12:41 am #316068
Just keep Q1 and Q2 as they were pre-2016 but make Q3 a single-lap shootout. Have them run in reverse order based on Q2 times, i.e., from 10th fastest to 1st.
I always thought single-lap qualifying was underrated. It created some very interesting grids, with mistakes being magnified, and if the weather turned then all bets were off. Combine that ‘surprise’ factor with that crescendo when the top drivers took to the track in the final minutes, along with the frantic nature of Q1 and Q2 and we’ll have a format that is both exciting and will produce surprise results without having to resort to some complicated gimmick.8th March 2016, 17:04 at 5:04 pm #314807
Looks good! Obviously C4 will want to gear it towards its younger audience, but the fact that they’ve brought most of the BBC crew along with a few other respected personalities, such as Walker, Webber, Prost, and “Karunapedia” shows they are taking it seriously. It looks like it’ll be a bit of fun, too — Susie Wolff will be doing a hot lap with Johnny Vegas as a passenger, for example. Perhaps it won’t be all for the purist, but it will definitely set it apart from the professional coverage that Sky provides. I firmly believe C4 will do a better job of drawing audiences than the BBC did, and maybe create a new generation of F1 fans too.4th March 2016, 16:49 at 4:49 pm #314111
I have to admit, I really like @vmaxmuffin ‘s idea, although maybe I’d keep it for the top 10. Replacing Q3 with single lap qualifying for the top X drivers would have a lot more capacity to produce surprise results than either the current qualifying format or the new one. The huge pressure drivers faced when going into their one and only attempt was something I miss about the old single-lap format. Seeing someone like Lewis Hamilton screwing up his final qualifying attempt isn’t as dramatic when you know he’s already set a lap good enough for 2nd.
Yup, I’m very much sold on this.2nd March 2016, 9:55 at 9:55 am #313725
@alianora-la-canta Usually that is the case, but this is a rather late entry for the WEC, and the Le Mans entry list has already been settled. All 60 slots taken plus 10 reserves. They’re not going to bump a team out to favour Manor, so the best Manor can hope for is becoming an 11th reserve. According to Dailysportscar.com (a reliable source for all things WEC), Manor won’t have both cars at Le Mans. So looks like that second car will have to wait until 2017 to do Le Mans.29th February 2016, 17:52 at 5:52 pm #313509
Will they be able to race Le Mans with two cars though? The entry list and reserves list has already been confirmed…25th February 2016, 19:39 at 7:39 pm #313263
I echo everyone else. Keep.16th February 2016, 18:03 at 6:03 pm #312359
I can’t see much change at the top except for a jump forward for Toro Rosso. I reckon they will usually be quicker than Red Bull (I suspect the ’15-spec Ferrari will be better than the ’16-spec Renault) but through a pair of more experienced drivers and some big results on high-downforce circuits, I reckon Red Bull will be ahead overall. I’d love for Force India to keep up the pace they showed at the end of last season, but I can’t see it happening, although they should be a comfortable midfield and regularly point-scoring team.
Can’t see any significant improvement for Honda, but I can see the gap between the back and the front shrinking. I’d like to think that all teams have a realistic shot of scoring points this season. But I just get the feeling Haas will be at the back. Gene Haas talks like a man who has either done everything right, or a man who has no idea what he’s getting into. I reckon it will be the latter.
4. Red Bull
5. Toro Rosso
6. Force India
11. Haas13th February 2016, 23:28 at 11:28 pm #312324
With that settled, I suppose the next question is: who should the commentators be?