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3rd January 2016, 21:53 at 9:53 pm #311040
Thanks for all the feedback so far everyone – please keep it coming!
@hunocsi I’ll see about adding updates to the weather articles during the race weekends. I suspect there wouldn’t be much to add usually, though.
@craig-o Comment rating is an interesting idea. I would like to tie it in to COTD ideally but that would mean writing some custom code which is always time consuming. Definitely a good thought though.
@xtwl The Racing Wrap is definitely staying!
@xtwl @bascb @strontium Interesting points on the forums because with them appearing in the sidebar (on the ‘forum’ tab) I thought they were more prominent now, not less. Between plugging them in the round-up every day and occasionaly via social media I think quite a bit is being done but suggestions are always welcome.
@glynh I’m curious about what you said about groups – what made you think you weren’t ‘supposed to’ join them?
@lockup The comment system is a lot more complicated than that! It is constantly being tweaked, but there is absolutely no chance that moderation will be removed, we would drown in spam if that was the case (see this earlier explanation)
@huhhii That’s a good idea, noted.
@strontium I’ve put the forum user name suggestion on the list
@glynh @strontium Regarding race times, I like it but I think before doing that I’d like to have the ability to let people choose a time zone so they could convert the information to their area. The time involved compiling that information (how many series?) would also be a problem to solve, as especially on race weekends I’m not sure I could fit it in.31st December 2015, 18:09 at 6:09 pm #310884
Some new pictures of the circuit here, looks really promising I think:31st December 2015, 17:20 at 5:20 pm #310882
Those were all just suggestions and examples by the way, no need to reply to them all individually!31st December 2015, 14:05 at 2:05 pm #31087729th December 2015, 8:43 at 8:43 am #310831
The less work Keith has on maintenance the more we get to read about F1. Or you know, sometimes he might even get to leave the house.
There’s more than a little truth to that (as I type one-handed with a baby on my knee!)22nd December 2015, 19:23 at 7:23 pm #31075220th December 2015, 19:18 at 7:18 pm #310723
Yeah you’ll have good hair – but what will it do to your voice:18th December 2015, 16:09 at 4:09 pm #310692
Lynn stays at DAMS for a second season while Latifi replaces Gasly:14th December 2015, 21:01 at 9:01 pm #310608
Three years on, Frijns says the quote was untrue:11th December 2015, 11:29 at 11:29 am #310500
Red Bull has announced “at least” three new names in its Junior Team for 2016, one of which is its first post-millenial driver: Australian 15-year-old Luis Leeds. The others are Formula Four Northern European Zone champion Niko Kari of Finland and Brazilian Sergio Sette Camara:
No word on which of this year’s drivers will be retained – Pierre Gasly (GP2), Dean Stoneman (FR3.5) and Calum Illot (European F3) all failed to win any races this year.10th December 2015, 14:32 at 2:32 pm #310487
Let’s get back to funny ones. Here’s Alain Prost in the bath:8th December 2015, 21:23 at 9:23 pm #3104688th December 2015, 16:09 at 4:09 pm #310462
Tickets for the race officially go on sale in ten days’ time:
According to the website just 30,000 spectators will be catered for. Here’s where the grandstands will be:7th December 2015, 19:30 at 7:30 pm #310437
Interesting statement just now from Lazarus team principal Tancredi Pagiaro regarding “rumours” about a “supposed and at the same time entirely unfounded “unreliability” of the Dallara-Mecachrome single-seaters with the numbers 26 and 27 handed over to Prema Racing based on a regular sale contract”:
“Claiming that our single-seaters and especially the material were not ‘in good order’ when they were sold to Prema is completely unfounded and also illogical from several points of view.
“Daiko Team Lazarus has regularly concluded the 2015 season with the fastest race lap driven by Nathanael Berthon and fought in the top 4. This, although the engine had to be changed between free practice and the qualifying. Furthermore, the cars’ virtual ‘use and maintenance log book’ – bringing the Championship without abandonment to an end – speaks against these allegations. Prema had full knowledge regarding usage and wear of the different parts or the replacement with new parts since the end of September when the mileage list and every other useful information has been handed over to Prema team principal René Rosin. Both single-seaters have not been to a workshop since the race in Monza because this fully corresponded with our technical schedule regarding maintenance. I wish no one ‘fitted’ a GP2 car with sensors as if it was a Formula 3 instead of taking care of its mechanical efficiency. Anyway, we are delighted that drivers like Pierre Gasly and Sergey Sirotkin did not only feel well with our former cars but also drove set impressive lap times during the collective test sessions in Abu Dhabi. This proves how the Dallara-Mecachrome single-seaters with number 26 and 27 are in perfect line with the needs of a Championship of such a high level as it is the GP Series and all the other international participants in this motorsport category. Cars, which have been used until three days ago first by the French driver and then by Sergio Canamasas, who also was competitive in the UAE as well as in the race the previous weekend in Bahrain”.2nd December 2015, 11:27 at 11:27 am #310118
Testing has begun today. Prema are running Mercedes’ Pascal Wehrlein and Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly – what a line-up that would be. Also ART is giving a run to Formula Renault 3.5 champion Oliver Rowland: