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Anyone watched yesterday’s official Dakar highlights? They showed a slice of the past – was really touched by the rivalry between Cyril Neveu and Hubert Auriol in 1986 (or was it 87). Seeing Auriol cry like a child was so humbing…the Neveu-Auriol rivalry surely rivals the Prost-Senna in the history of motorsport rivalries. And the […] View
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30th October 2015, 10:04 at 10:04 am
@Iestyn Davies Yup, Nasr uses Stilo helmet – the first driver in F1 to use Stilo I guess…
29th October 2015, 16:48 at 4:48 pm
29th October 2015, 16:45 at 4:45 pm
Don’t know about that – doesn’t reveal much in the site.
I’ve always loved Arai helmets thanks to the shape of their visor and the positioning of the air inlets. Also, usually when drivers where an Arai and they open their visor, the shape of the part of their face that is exposed is just perfect – the eyes and three-fourths of the nose. Though this varies based on the shape of the face, with Arai helmets it usually this way. Schuberth helmet’s visor opening usually reveals the whole of the nose which I don’t quite like (helmets of Fernando Alonso, Jules Bianchi and Nico Hulkenberg are exceptions).
29th October 2015, 7:30 at 7:30 am
Cool to get an F1 helmet…
29th October 2015, 7:29 at 7:29 am
Absolutely! You’re right…He only changed to Bell in 2015.
25th September 2015, 19:43 at 7:43 pm
This is beside the topic, but does Alonso fit into any of this or has he already signed a deal elsewhere?
3rd September 2015, 6:48 at 6:48 am
3rd September 2015, 6:47 at 6:47 am
25th August 2015, 4:03 at 4:03 am
The fan car was really cool – to bad they banned it for being efficient!
18th August 2015, 10:50 at 10:50 am
It certainly is a looker, so wide and stout – a world apart from wing-dominated aerodynamics we’re used to seeing.
16th August 2015, 18:39 at 6:39 pm
My favourite F1 design innovation – 6 wheeled Tyrrell
My most hated F1 design innovation – high nose (I just wish it have never, ever happened…it took away the beauty from the cars)
13th August 2015, 18:27 at 6:27 pm
What is DRS? A technological add-on to make the car ahead defenceless and the one behind powerful, so that the latter just blitzes past the former as if it were standing still. Isn’t that artificial? Yes.
Why are degrading tyres advocated? So that the cars lose performance and the driver (and the engineers) is made to plan when to leave the track for a pitstop and gain or lose an advantage based on his and his team’s power of strategy. The power of strategy decides the result. If that ain’t a gimmick, I don’t know what is.
All these bring in needless external elements to make the action spicy. Am I bringing in an external element? Am I making the driver or his machine powerless? Then, how on earth, can my proposal be classified a gimmick?
Overtaking has always been done, pole positions have always been set, fastest laps have always been set – these are all hallmarks of great drivers. I’m just adding points for that. It’s fine with me if you and the other fans disagree with it, but this explanation should make it clear once and for all why DRS, degrading tyres, et al are gimmicks but my proposal isn’t…I am NOT bringing in an EXTERNAL ELEMENT to spice up the action…
13th August 2015, 18:12 at 6:12 pm
If the steps you have proposed lead to exciting racing, I will surely back down on my suggestion (I’d even throw it in the bin). I think we’re on the same page with respect to banning pit-stops. I am happy that someone has raised that point because pit-stops really aren’t racing. In fact, using pit-stops and team-engineered strategies (where the driver has next to no involvement sometimes) to make races exciting is the GREATEST GIMMICK of all time, and the Monaco Grand Prix was proof of that. And yet, it’s strange that the sport’s veterans including Gary Andersen (a man I have immense respect for) do not think that way…
I think it’s fairly clear that pitstops have no place in pure racing, now that in-race refueling is banned – take this degrading tyre and two tyre compound gimmicky rules out of the way and apply Robert’s suggestions. Let’s see how that works!
13th August 2015, 10:03 at 10:03 am
Not every driver is a Senna!
Anyway, I am now siding with @OmaRpepper’s suggestion for one point for the driver who has overtaken the most in a race.
In that respect, I’d like to reply to @ph: I do believe that pole positions, overtaking and fastest laps should also be rewarded in terms of points.
But most people object this as it would interfere with tradition. Well, to them I say we don’t live in the past but the present. And I have absolutely no qualms about fastest lap, pole position or overtaking points interfering with the final championship reckoning, because these factors are all part and parcel of racing.
It’s not like we are awarding championship points for the most PR-friendly driver, or like Formula E making fans decide who gets power boost – those are all gimmicks, and so are DRS and purposefully induced tyre degradation. Points for overtakes, fastest lap or pole positions are NOT gimmicks. By points for overtakes, I now refer to @OmarPepper’s suggestion and not to what I suggested earlier which invoked a lot opposition.
12th August 2015, 18:02 at 6:02 pm
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