• Brian Frank posted an update in the group Group logo of F1F1 13 minutes ago

    Saw Microsoft Dynamics as sponsor on the new Lotus car. Are there other software companies involved as sponsor in F1?

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  • 2009 Renault was definitely a backmarker, Force India had a low drag car and BMW Sauber wasn’t much better than Renault. So, we get Alonso, Kubica, Heidfeld as you’d expect.

    2012 Sauber and Williams were strong early-mid season, with Force India improving in the latter half. Hence Perez has 3 podiums and Maldonado a win (and arguably should have…[Read more]

  • 2009 Renault was definitely a backmarker, Force India had a low drag car and BMW Sauber wasn’t much better than Renault. So, we get Alonso, Kubica, Heidfeld as you’d expect.

    2012 Sauber and Williams were strong early-mid season, with Force India improving in the latter half. Hence Perez has 3 podiums and Maldonado a win (and arguably should have…[Read more]

  • 2009 Renault was definitely a backmarker, Force India had a low drag car and BMW Sauber wasn’t much better than Renault. So, we get Alonso, Kubica, Heidfeld as you’d expect.

    2012 Sauber and Williams were strong early-mid season, with Force India improving in the latter half. Hence Perez has 3 podiums and Maldonado a win (and arguably should have…[Read more]

  • Hm, about the coverage in the Czech Republic (let me add/update from what @Thaischumi and @pH provided earlier), this also goes for Slowakia as far as I know.

    From the 2015 season onwards free to air Nova and its pay TV sister channel will not show F1 anymore, ending FtA F1 coverage on Czech TV (and Slowak TV). The rights have been bought by…[Read more]

  • Thanks for your submissions. They were all equally enjoyable to look at. However, there was one that was more equal than others. The circuit was brilliantly drawn, with the required long straight, as well as a continuum of fast, winding corners. Congratulations, @philereid .

  • and what can Chilton, Van der Garde and Erickson ever achieve in F1, Nothing. Teams at the back of the grid will use their money until it runs out and then they will hire another paydriver. Make F1 survivable for f1 teams at the back and Talented Drivers like Vandoorne, Frijns , Marciello … can get a drive in a sauber or Haas F1 and that teams…[Read more]

  • and what can Chilton, Van der Garde and Erickson ever achieve in F1, Nothing. Teams at the back of the grid will use their money until it runs out and then they will hire another paydriver. Make F1 survivable for f1 teams at the back and Talented Drivers like Vandoorne, Frijns , Marciello … can get a drive in a sauber or Haas F1 and that teams…[Read more]

  • and who runs GP2 Bernie and Bernie doesn’t spends $30 m on talents. Besides the last 3 GP2 champions didn’t convince me they could make it into f1. what has Valsechi done after his title, if he was such a talent that f1 missed he should be a star in Indycar,dtm or wec becouse those team would line up for him.
    The drivers who managed to win the…[Read more]

  • mark adams replied to the topic Track designing contest in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 2 days ago

    Belgium E42 between spa and heusy,

    http://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=383591

  • @vanguard Agreed. But they are still very good drivers – both had long careers, including being the ‘most raced’ driver, and Patrese was a World Karting Champion. Without Mansell and Schumacher alongside them, both could be WDCs. Same for Berger without Senna.

    Consider the 1991 Portuguese GP – Patrese, Senna, Alesi, Martini, Piquet, Schumacher.…[Read more]

  • @vanguard Agreed. But they are still very good drivers – both had long careers, including being the ‘most raced’ driver, and Patrese was a World Karting Champion. Without Mansell and Schumacher alongside them, both could be WDCs. Same for Berger without Senna.

    Consider the 1991 Portuguese GP – Patrese, Senna, Alesi, Martini, Piquet, Schumacher.…[Read more]

  • Punk replied to the topic Different team champions in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 3 days, 9 hours ago

    @Iestyn Davies. I disagree with your spec prediction. Firstly, Alonso tends to lose it a bit under pressure and Hamilton can get inconsistent – as we saw last season with the qualifying. He could outrace Nico, but that would not be the case with Vettel or Alonso, Raikkonen or Button in spec cars. Alonso would have to hold it together – which…[Read more]

  • @matt90 @debaser91 What that means is that Hamilton reached ‘peak speed’, or ‘fastest in the field’. In his rookie year, he was 0.2 seconds down on Alonso in qualifying (which was still the best debut, this side of WWII). By 2008, he could ‘make the difference’, even when Ferrari had a faster car. Kovalainen was no slouch (as his time at Lotus…[Read more]

  • @matt90 @debaser91 What that means is that Hamilton reached ‘peak speed’, or ‘fastest in the field’. In his rookie year, he was 0.2 seconds down on Alonso in qualifying (which was still the best debut, this side of WWII). By 2008, he could ‘make the difference’, even when Ferrari had a faster car. Kovalainen was no slouch (as his time at Lotus…[Read more]

  • @matt90 @debaser91 What that means is that Hamilton reached ‘peak speed’, or ‘fastest in the field’. In his rookie year, he was 0.2 seconds down on Alonso in qualifying (which was still the best debut, this side of WWII). By 2008, he could ‘make the difference’, even when Ferrari had a faster car. Kovalainen was no slouch (as his time at Lotus…[Read more]

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  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving winner, as…[Read more]

  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving winner, as…[Read more]

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