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13th January 2015, 11:13 at 11:13 am #290254
I don’t really see how better tyres would have prevented the Bianchi-accident. With better tyres the drivers will just drive faster, because they will always drive close to the limit. I feel Bianchi spun because of worn tyres in combination with loss of concentration (because of the yellow flags) and a little too much speed.15th December 2014, 14:48 at 2:48 pm #289121
The series needs a lot of finetuning, but it sure has potential! I enjoyed the race.25th November 2014, 13:07 at 1:07 pm #287252
Will we see Formula E move to some non street layouts in the future?
These street circuit are a big part of the whole concept. Because there is no noise and no pollution, a street circuit is the best way to bring the sport to the audience (that live in the city anyway). Basically: rather than bringing the fans to the sport, you bring the sport to the fans.
The circuits need finetuning, as well as the whole concept. I hope this concept will be a big succes so that we see a lot of development of the electric power units as well.14th November 2014, 7:17 at 7:17 am #28554014th November 2014, 7:15 at 7:15 am #285539
I hope Max Verstappen will have the same fighting spirit as his dad4th November 2014, 9:04 at 9:04 am #283396
I think next year’s cars will be:
– faster on the straights
– faster in the corners
– even more fuel efficient, so we will see less lift and coast
– not dominant in the way Mercedes was this year
I have high hopes of a great 2015. In recent history, when the regulations changed drastically (1998, 2009, 2014), there always was one dominant team from scratch (McLaren, Brawn, Mercedes), but the next season always proved to be a true cracker with high competition (1999, 2010, 2015?)13th October 2014, 13:45 at 1:45 pm #278685
During the race I thought back about the 1997 Monaco GP, where Mika Salo drove the entire race (61 laps) on the same rain tyres. But in terms of mileage it’s less than Rosberg did.9th October 2014, 8:13 at 8:13 am #277736
@fastiesty Yes I thought about that article too, right after he went in for inters. I was going to type: unfortunately that most of the races are dry so Button cannot deliver but I’m wrong. Wet or dry, at the end of the season he is beating his teammate on points. He has been doing this every year after a few difficult early years. Whether his teammate is called Trulli, Villeneuve, Sato, Barrichello, Perez or Magnussen, he is beating them on points. Only Hamilton seemed a tough nut to crack. For me, that is enough to rate Button as one of the stars of the current era.
Every ‘subtop’-team should be thrilled to have Button. But he probably costs too much.26th September 2014, 11:15 at 11:15 am #276104
@lockup I knew it would be used against me ;). Indeed, he did run through the gravel but he kept going.
I also think that the general view is quite realistic and I also understand that many Brits favour Hamilton. I just wanted to mention that to me (despite his lack of sheer speed compared to Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso) he is a very smart and decent racer. I like that.26th September 2014, 8:20 at 8:20 am #276093
@lockup I remember calling him ‘an idiot’ when he changed to slicks in Oz 2010. But he did make the tyres work in these wet conditions and came out on top. Timing was on his side, but he could have stacked his car.
I don’t think Button would do well against Alonso. He is not that fast and Alonso is equally smart.26th September 2014, 7:15 at 7:15 am #276090
I think the current pack of drivers is very good. So good, that we even question the abilities of drivers like Button, Raikkonen and Vettel this year. :)25th September 2014, 9:32 at 9:32 am #276039
Based on sheer speed, I feel that Button is no match to Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso. But, Button has proven to be exceptionally good in damp races. In these races skills, brains and tactics are combined and then he has proven to be one of the best around. To me, that is enough to qualify him as one of the key-drivers since 2000.
This article might be interesting: http://f1metrics.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/who-was-the-best-wet-weather-driver/23rd September 2014, 13:15 at 1:15 pm #275938
You mention only defining moments for when Hamilton clinches the world title. That’s too premature for me.3rd September 2014, 10:26 at 10:26 am #273197
Red Bull moves Ghasly around to make place for Verstappen, I believe19th August 2014, 7:44 at 7:44 am #270651
I’ve followed Max Verstappen since he drove minikarts and he amazed me every year. Only a few months ago I said it was too early to debuting in de F3 Euroseries. He proved me wrong. Now I think that it’s too early for F1, but I bet he’ll prove me wrong as well.
At the end of 2015, he will be outperforming Kvyat.