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14th April 2015, 20:49 at 8:49 pm #296735
@Jamiefranklinf1 Congratulations! We’re happy to offer our cars as the wedding transport, after all, you want the winners don’t you? ;)13th April 2015, 11:33 at 11:33 am #296618
Quite honestly, I think we need F1 to collapse before anything major will be done. It needs to go back under the full control of the FIA. Reduce costs through a modest but manageable budget cap, and open up the grid. Get more independent teams racing, the manufacturers are important, but when they inevitably leave, we need a solid base of dedicated teams that can keep the show going.
I’d like unification of the open wheel championships throughout the world anyway, with a clear ladder. It’s never going to happen but I can dream.
First step out of karting would be national F4 championships, much like the set up they are workin towards now. The different chassis and engines that are being used would however be balanced, allowing for a world final of the most successful drivers from each series.
Next up would be Formula Three. This would be more regional, with the European F3 as the model. Add in support for an Asia-Pacific, North American and South American championship and all of the major land masses would be represented. The chassis rules would be much as they are now, and the idea of a world final in Macau would be maintained.
Formula Two would be much like GP2 now, but with open chassis and engine competition, run to a balance of performance regulations. The chassis can be bought from a supplier or built by the team. There would be a European based International series, and it would run as the main championship on the bill, visiting the world class circuits F1 currently misses. Keeping the costs low with a cap in this would enable this series to be a viable option for career drivers rather than only being a stepping stone for F1. There would be Asia-Pacific and Pan-American Championships as well, perhaps attempting to unify Super Formula and IndyCar as the basis for these championships.
Finally would be F1. It would be where the manufacturers play, but the regulations would be close enough to F2 that any team that builds their own F2 car could relatively easily make the jump up to F1 with some upgrades and a new engine, while the manufacturers would be restricted to the same cost restrictions.
It might not be a good idea in the end, but I would love to see a single seater ladder where there is a viable career below the top level (I know there is now in Indycar, but the cars are different enough to restrict their opportunities for getting a drive in Formula One) and where teams are able to pick talent ahead of money due to far more reasonable costs.12th April 2015, 11:06 at 11:06 am #2965418th April 2015, 18:12 at 6:12 pm #296159
I’m not impressed with that time, there had better be more to this than meets the eye otherwise I’m going to have to make some drastic decisions regarding development this year.8th April 2015, 14:42 at 2:42 pm #2961504th April 2015, 17:36 at 5:36 pm #295914
@daivdnotcoulthard Because they are still our technical partner. Its not all that different from having the Alfa Romeo logo on a Ferrari or the Infiniti logo on a Renault powered Red Bull. Downton are happy with the arrangement, and it’s a win win for both of us – Downton gets their name on the championship winning car ;) and then I can maintain the relations with Vauxhall.4th April 2015, 16:37 at 4:37 pm #295911
@davidnotcoulthard Garuda Indonesia sponsor the football team, so they need some recognition from us as well! And Downton provide us with the V12 power units this season, our Vauxhall development facility then tunes them up and develops the gearboxes – we are Liverpool-Downton from this season rather than Liverpool-Vauxhall.4th April 2015, 14:32 at 2:32 pm #2959073rd April 2015, 17:57 at 5:57 pm #295842
This season is going to be fantastic, I can’t wait for it to begin!22nd March 2015, 20:40 at 8:40 pm #294892
If you wanted to know anything about my team this season, chances are it’s in here. Livery too!15th March 2015, 19:08 at 7:08 pm #294511
@fastiesty The design you’ve given us is perfectly good to see what goes where, I’ll get on to the designing as soon as I can :)4th March 2015, 9:17 at 9:17 am #293529
@davidnotcoulthard I have to agree with you regarding GIMP, it’s all I use graphics wise.
I’ve made the liveries for American Engineering, Holmqvist, Signature, Lapierre and Formation Competition with Bradley’s help, so when everyone else has completed their liveries (and I’ll touch them up if any of you feel they need them), the grid will be revealed with all of the liveries.3rd March 2015, 19:59 at 7:59 pm #293479
@davidnotcoulthard You might want to consider the shape of the car a little, at the moment it looks as flat as a pancake! :P28th February 2015, 20:42 at 8:42 pm #293264
Awesome sight to see that car around Adelaide, and the engine sounds incredible! Those Aussies know how to do things as well, great circuit, great cars, and even Webber and the presenter seemed to be getting on far better than any F1 presenters in the UK for a long time!27th February 2015, 20:12 at 8:12 pm #293169
How boring is that? I got to 87 seconds, and the last 30 were because I wanted to give it a chance because it’s Formula E… Why didn’t they ask David Guetta to do something? He’s a racing fan by the look of the video for ‘Dangerous’, and he usually produces a catchy track, even if it isn’t always an imaginative arrangement.