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25th January 2014, 12:11 at 12:11 pm #248212
Still I don’t fully understand. All of Schumacher’s dominating Ferraris had low high noses. The nose of Button’s dominating Brawn was also quite low. McLaren also made quite some competitive cars with low noses the years before 2013. So why is a low nosecone such a big aerodynamic problem in 2014?15th January 2014, 11:35 at 11:35 am #230394
Maybe Caterham are waiting for Grosjean and Maldonado to become available…18th December 2013, 21:20 at 9:20 pm #244543
Based on his recent tests in FR 2.0 and Formula 3, I’d say it’s likely that Max Verstappen will drive in F1 at some point. Maybe 2018 is too soon.13th December 2013, 7:58 at 7:58 am #247130
10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 was easily the best point system
Why? First of all, it did not award the 1st place as well as all other scoring systems ever did, second it only awards 8 drivers, where an average of 18-20 cars finish the race.29th November 2013, 10:51 at 10:51 am #230298
F1 needs more healthy teams, not less.
That’s why Marussia and Sauber may merge. From two unhealthy teams to hopefully one healthy.29th November 2013, 10:48 at 10:48 am #24598327th November 2013, 14:55 at 2:55 pm #245870
@mnmracer: always difficult to give grades without taking the quality of the car into account. Therefore I first scrolled down to see how the Caterham and the Marussia drivers were ranked. Strange to see Bianchi awarded with a 7 and Pic with a 4. Was the Caterham that much better?27th November 2013, 10:22 at 10:22 am #245866
Quite interesting though, to come up with a list based solely on whether a driver lived up to the expectations prior to the season. That would mean that Massa is higher on my list than Alonso :)
That list would be something like this (based on personal expectations):
Highs: Grosjean, Rosberg, Vettel, Vd Garde
Lows: Alonso, Maldonado, Pérez, Sutil25th November 2013, 14:37 at 2:37 pm #245715
Force India would have quite a strong line up if this becomes reality.25th November 2013, 14:34 at 2:34 pm #245797
My top 5:
1. Tyres: from degrading tyres to non-degrading tyres with much less grip (like in the sixtees ;)). Austin 2012 and Brazil 2013 ‘prove’ that races are much more entertaining when the grip levels are low.
2. DeTilkefication of tracks that have distinctive layout flaws
3. No DRS. Overtaking will be improved with point 1 and 2.
4. Budget cap with massive reduction of overall costs
5. More testing opportunities for young talents during or after GPs13th November 2013, 8:50 at 8:50 am #244967
Sauber – Hulkenberg, Petrov [Sirotkin] (retaining the Hulk, lots of money in from Russia, Gazprom title sponsorship, with Petrov getting one last chance to drive his home race, before Sirotkin comes in for 2015)
And I see no reason to believe that ‘the Russians’ are willing to give Sirotkin his début in 2015. Sochi is in 2014 and it’s very obvious that ‘the Russians’ want at least two Russian drivers at the GP. In that light it makes no sense to give Sirotkin another year, since by then the heat is over.
I am not surprised if Sirotkin is placed at Sauber for the sole purpose to feature at the inaugural Russian GP, only to be dropped after 2014. Shame for him though.8th November 2013, 7:21 at 7:21 am #244826
“8. Lewis Hamilton (results in a very competitive era and always with very strong teammates)”
OK…if you consider JB and Kovy strong. Alonso was just for the one year (I agree Lewis trounced him)…but that’s it. He hasn’t done much better than Rosberg this year TBH.
While I love Lewis and I believe he is the purest racer on the grid, placing him at No.8 seems suspicious. Why is he ahead of Alonso and Raikkonen?
I was surprised myself I must say that Hamilton is ranked higher than Alonso. It’s not that I ‘placed’ Hamilton above Alonso, it’s the result of my approach. This approach may be flawed, but based on speed and talent I don’t think there is much between them. Yes, Alonso has achieved more, but considering Hamilton debuted 6 years later, Lewis’ results are more impressive. And about Lewis’ ‘very strong teammates’, that is perhaps a bit exaggerated, but Kovalainen, Button and Rosberg are on average better than Trulli, Piquet Jr. and Massa (post 2009).
And why they are both ahead of Raikkonen? Well, compared to the other world champions, Raikkonen just doesn’t really stand out.7th November 2013, 13:24 at 1:24 pm #244822
@geemac Hunt is ranked high because he was pretty good in the Hesketh, which I do not consider having one of the top cars in ’74 or ’75. And when he did get one of the best cars (McLaren ’76), he delivered straight away.
But I admit that particularly Hunt’s score is somewhat doubtful. Had he lost the ’76 title to Lauda and had he lingered on a few years, he would have dropped out of the top 20, even though he would have been equally talented as he was now.1st November 2013, 19:25 at 7:25 pm #165025
That is pretty much the way I would change it, well done. I think the cars can driver much closer to each other with your layout. Not sure about your last corner though, I think there is no runoff.1st November 2013, 10:49 at 10:49 am #242208