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    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.

    #285540
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    Or car control like Piquet

    http://youtu.be/AgrWsd5QXF0

    #285539
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    I hope Max Verstappen will have the same fighting spirit as his dad

    http://youtu.be/l_oatsUmg4w

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    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?)

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    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.

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    @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.

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    @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.

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    @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.

    #276090
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    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. :)

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    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/

    #275938
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    You mention only defining moments for when Hamilton clinches the world title. That’s too premature for me.

    #273197
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    Red Bull moves Ghasly around to make place for Verstappen, I believe

    #270651
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    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.

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    Just watching the Red Bull X1 drive at Spa (GT6) makes me glad that there are indeed strickt regulations. The car looks great, sure. But would the immense increase of cornering speed contribute to better racing? I highly doubt it.

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