@HoHum commented on the post, No misgivings over double points title win – Rosberg 2 years, 2 months ago
@melkurion, dropping your 2 WORST results was a system designed in an era that suffered a lot of mechanical failures to ensure that the DRIVER could still win the championship even with a couple of DNFs, no one […]
andae23 commented on the post, No misgivings over double points title win – Rosberg 2 years, 2 months ago
@melkurion No: as the commenters above me pointed out, dropped scores is at least somewhat fair, since it doesn’t benefit any driver. Double points is the same for everyone at the start of the season, but at the […]
Craig Woollard commented on the post, No misgivings over double points title win – Rosberg 2 years, 2 months ago
@melkurion that should have an asterisk next to it (as should the 1964 championship where the same thing happened) just as much as this year should the worst case scenario occur. Whilst I do feel that dropped […]
petebaldwin commented on the post, Should Mercedes have used team orders on Hamilton? 2 years, 5 months ago
@melkurion – Lewis will end up at a top top team though. The only change I could imagine would possibly be Vettel moving to Mercedes to complete an all German driver lineup which would leave a huge fight for that […]
petebaldwin commented on the post, Should Mercedes have used team orders on Hamilton? 2 years, 6 months ago
@melkurion – Nico did hold station last year but it has to be pointed out this didn’t happen with 8 races to go with one of him or Lewis guaranteed to win the WDC….
If that request had come yesterday, I’m […]
PMccarthy_is_a_legend commented on the post, Vote for your 2014 German GP Driver of the Weekend 2 years, 6 months ago
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“I think we will now have a normal season, which for us is being able to fight for being the third, fourth team.”
“Daniel is on a long-term contract with the team and it will be highly unlikely he will be anywhere else next year – unless of course Ferrari are chasing him as well.”
“There are four teams that are not in the Strategy Group and why not? Because the people that are have committed to racing in Formula One to 2020 and have put up sensible guarantees if they don’t.”
“What they are doing is fantastic in a way, but has not been very well explained, and that is a problem.”
“My guess is that in 90 percent of cases people know what we are going to choose. There is maybe only one or two small selection decisions that you will have during the year.”
“We did a run and had zero problems for degradation compared to the race. The only difference in the race was traffic, so that’s something we really need to be ready for, especially races where we are going to be stuck behind.”
“I do wonder if he is just cruising. I think he has another gear. He is so focused on the job, I think he will be almost impossible to beat.”
— Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) May 15, 2014
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Romain Grosjean drove the Renault RE30 which Alain Prost finished second in the championship in 1983 with at a media event at Silverstone to promote the British Grand Prix yesterday. Damon Hill was also reunited with his championship-winning Williams-Renault FW18.
Comment of the day
An personal recollection of the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix from @Melkurion:
This race holds a special place in my heart as it was the first Formula One race I ever watched! I was 14 years old, almost 15. I was just zapping and came up on this just ten minutes before the start. I had convince my mum I wasn’t just watching it for the sake of watching TV, but because I genuinely was interested.
I didn’t know about what had happened the race before, the only knowledge I had of F1 at the time came from some old Michael Valiant comics I found in an old stash from my dad a few years earlier.
I was hooked, and a Schumacher fan, straight away and I have missed hardly a race ever since.
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On this day in F1
Ferrari enjoyed a one-two finish at Monaco for the first time 15 years ago today. Michael Schumacher came home half a minute ahead of Eddie Irvine.
Mika Hakkinen joined them on the podium after skidding down an escape road.
Here’s the beginning of the race:
Images © Lotus/LAT, Silverstone/Ebrey
@melkurion, I agree about the penalties being too harsh.
Though how all of you could have seen Button being at fault, I can’t understand, as it felt fairly obvious to me. He was being overtaken and a third of […]
@melkurion I know about his exploits at McLaren, however, I think that Newey feels more comfortable in the RBR environment and has really taken his designs to the next level. Hence why I think an RBR Merc would be […]
Rigi commented on the post, Grosjean hit with ten-place penalty for Ricciardo crash 3 years, 8 months ago
@melkurion +1 i almost forgot about schumacher, but now this is getting really unfair towards grosjean. i guess when you’re a 7 times WC you’re getting away with a lot more…
Keith Collantine commented on the post, Two DRS zones for every track bar Monaco and Suzuka in 2013 3 years, 10 months ago
now we need to justify its cost
This isn’t why they’ve increased the number of DRS zones this year.
When DRS was introduced the rationale behind allowing free use of it in qualifying was that it […]
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