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    I agree with PorscheF1, although I should highlight that all of your hypothesis live under the same roof, even Porsche. Iestyn Red Bull has a long term sponsorship of the audi DTM of some drivers but the same happened last year with one BMW, Da Costa’s, RBR have ruled out making their own engines, anything can change though, Ilmor is tagging along with Renault so who knows what twists lay ahead, I wouldn’t bet on KTM, there a tech chasm ahead them.

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    @craig-o As far as I know Honda are allowed to supply other teams in 2016.

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    Renault has implied a possible drop out but they’ve also been eyeing either STR or SFI. Honda may not be in tip top shape right now but they’ve set themselves for the long haul besides there’s history backing up my thesis. Honda re-entered F1 in the 80’s with Spirit, proving their worth and moving up the grid to Williams to whom they were loyal, this is until Dennis poached Honda to McLaren.

    I’m sure that if Honda is not satisfied with McLaren they’ll join RBR, in the end the exclusivity clause is not indefinite @davids Honda pointed out in late 2014 and has since never mentioned this further. It’s not even like Honda’s base is in Milton Keynes, if anything Honda used McLaren to re-enter F1 with the long term interest of joining RBR, thankfully everything is falling apart with Renault but maybe the McLaren is not half bad and maybe the RBR is not what it was in the past, anyhow plenty of options open at the moment for Honda.

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    Inconspicuous or a blatant move? Or nothing at all.

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    @fer-no65 Regarding the length I have no problem or whatsoever. If you look closely or if you just wait till tomorrow perhaps you’ll understand what I mean with this solution being far more dangerous than the previous.

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    @fastiesty The length of the pitlane isn’t a problem in my opinion. My problem is not the placement itself, it’s the fact that F1 cars need space to decelerate from 200kph at that stage and to swerve to the left, but that will happen on the racing line at the first kink of the straight rather than just past that where the entry is located. That section is the toughest part of that straight where famously Webber and Alonso crashed in damp conditions back in 2003. They’ve created a similar problem to Korea’s original pitlane entry.
    Also adding a bollard a kerb or anything like that is useless and would make that section very dangerous at 200 MPH.
    In my view what they should had done is to have pushed the entry to the left of the exit of the last corner and make a parallel section of the track alongside the actual straight. As you can see in some pictures they have a real estate problem, they have had to build a suspended area of track already to accomodate the new changes that said, to definitely save the track they should have invested and explored that option further and as I said above make the entry of the pit lane from the outside of the last corner running parallel to the actual straight with armco or concrete as in SPA’s pitlane entry. It would provide safety and a shorter pitlane time as despite having a longer entry the drivers won’t need to slowdown just before the pitlane limiter.

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    Much more dangerous! I think Bernie will have to stomp his foot again. The cars used to pan to the left and cut the line but at least the cars were under little steering lock and far from the racing line as this cross section of the racing line with the straight was effectively the 2nd apex. What could make the old entry dangerous was the possibility of someone passing from the inside blocking the pits or if someone went too fast into the pits. Now it’s much more dangerous because now drivers pitting will have to slow down at the 1st apex of the “straight” at the top of the climb a part usually run at full acceleration and the some lock, tricky in dry conditions deadly in the damp or wet.

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    It’s here @Keithcollantine I sorry I googled this from a rival.
    I can’t seem to remember precisely where I heard about that, it was either from Peter Windsor or during FP from David Croft. I would go with the latter possibly by the time of the Spanish GP, I think that would explain why you haven’t heard about this.

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    A couple months ago a Santander top man said that their company hadn’t renewed their McLaren contract amidst the Hamilton departure because with Button alone they didn’t think they would reach the audience they want. Since the last GP Santander is back on McLaren which is a blatant clue that Alonso is signing with McLaren, or else a desperate attempt to achieve such.

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    @dragoll For the record I assumed first that it was just bad insulation. It’s expressed clearly above in the poorly written theory.
    It’s constant and throughout all the GP’s yet and just in Ferrari powered cars, therefore it must not be a camera glitch and because there are 3 Ferrari teams I think it’s unlikely to be how the cameras are wired up as all 3 teams must have different wiring, the power source though could be the same but the insulation should be similar.

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    Thanks, @keithedin. Do have any theory for the camera glitch seen in Ferrari powered cars?

    #258222
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    No, not by a long way, nevertheless he wasn’t that bad, sometimes British drivers get 2 more looks than they should but it’s right to say that Davidson had the handle of Sato and Sato wasn’t that much slower than Button, although it’s unfair to compare drivers this way, I think it’s the only way, besides it’s not like Button is a top man in F1, he has lost out to many team-mates but he has his qualities and he always suffer from his larger stature.

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    Have you not noticed that on the last 2 year there are ad-overlays on tv? Mostly Pirelli banners that don’t exist, some appear at the pit-lane but often only work on one camera angle.
    #2the FOM graphics put the personal numbers near the race position numbers.

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    UPDATE: BBC has replied and changed the article it now looks like thisbetter

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