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6th March 2014, 21:57 at 9:57 pm #2510076th March 2014, 19:07 at 7:07 pm #250985
4) How many times will Ricciardo out-qualify Vettel this season? 2
5) 8 Mercedes wins
6) I hope it ends up in the lake in Albert Park.
7) No, and I won’t be watching it.
8) 7 winners
9) 1 day
10) Germany. Strength in numbers.4th March 2014, 20:02 at 8:02 pm #250815
From the design images they’ve released so far, Rebellion could be going back to a white car as well. I guess white shows up the dirt and battle scars better after a 24-hour race – that’s why all the white cars are in LMP1 and not F1. There’s still time though, c’mon Williams.4th March 2014, 8:07 at 8:07 am #250736
Bit of an Earthdreams moment for me. Whose stupid idea was that? It doesn’t even all fit on the car – maybe the second car says:
And for those of us watching from the usual height, it’ll look like an Audi.27th February 2014, 19:12 at 7:12 pm #250100
Porsche have announced their driver pairings today, and it’s not bad for a number 20 driver:
Car 14: Romain Dumas/Neel Jani/Marc Lieb
Car 20: Timo Bernhard/Brendon Hartley/Mark Webber26th February 2014, 18:22 at 6:22 pm #249917
There’s a new tyre rule in the feature race for 2014:
New sporting rules for the 2014 season – GP2 series
Drivers must use two different sets of tyres in the feature race (if it’s dry) – this makes it like the tyre rule in F1, and so there may be more cars running at different speeds in the race because they’re on different tyres. I guess it means, sadly, no more quick stops to change just 2 tyres, unless someone decides to stop twice in the race.14th December 2013, 14:39 at 2:39 pm #247189
Romain Grosjean has submitted his numbers and…
…he’s not saying.13th December 2013, 7:54 at 7:54 am #247445
We’ve got Williams to thank for number 27 – it would never have got anywhere near a Ferrari if Frank and Alan Jones hadn’t become World Champions out of nowhere.
Anyway, Alboreto used it for years. Tambay, Alesi. Prost and Mansell for a bit. Nothing “legendary” about it.10th December 2013, 13:08 at 1:08 pm #246197
Maybe they should sign Charlie Kimball…
Shame there’s no prospect any more (if there ever was) of Telmex becoming title sponsor of McLaren – the whole car in light blue & white would have looked great. Perhaps their main backer will be Danish like, er, Lego – or Lurpak. A butter-coloured car would stand out, for sure.9th December 2013, 18:47 at 6:47 pm #163512
I like it, I can never remember who’s in car 15 or 17 or whatever.
Is there a rule saying the numbers must be visible? Why not have standard ones like the sportscars, maybe illuminate them since there’s another night race now.5th December 2013, 0:30 at 12:30 am #246826
That’s pretty much spot on. All the “evening” races ought to be live – Canada, USA, Brazil and, I guess, Bahrain. Maybe I’d have Italy instead of Germany – ideally it would be Austria, but that would be 3 in a row.3rd December 2013, 15:26 at 3:26 pm #245540
Monisha Kaltenborn? The Woman Who Let Hulkenberg Go? I hope not. Not sure if that team’s fit to use Peter Sauber’s name any more.3rd December 2013, 15:23 at 3:23 pm #2467923rd December 2013, 10:01 at 10:01 am #163498
Which numbers would you give the drivers and why?
The proposal for them to choose their own number is back again – sounds like there are meetings next week, in one (or more) of those FIA councils, strategy groups, sub-committees, working groups or task forces.
I guess there’ll be a few birth years like Marc Marquez’s 93 (good, it’ll use up some numbers in the 80s and 90s), plus home départements or zip codes, number of their first kart, and birthdays of wives, kids or dogs. I’d also suggest:
Vettel – he’s number 1 for the foreseeable future, but I’d give him 13, to bring him some bad luck and give the others a chance.
Alonso – just about deserves to carry the fabled 27, for the way he drove last year and early this year.
Massa – 28 because he was Ferrari’s number two for so long.
Hamilton – probably wants a “Senna number” to go with his latest green & yellow helmet and God-bothering. I’d give him a red 5 because he’s more like Mansell – spectacular in the car but hard work and a drama queen out of it.
Magnussen – 7 or 11 because it rhymes with Kevin.
Number 2 was perfect for Mark Webber, but not sure who’d get it now.
Any other ideas?2nd December 2013, 22:48 at 10:48 pm #246756
Some good recent ones for sure, mostly in Brazil or Canada, but for me nothing beats the 1986 Australian. That was the race that got me hooked.
The ultimate title decider with all kinds of twists and turns, and a really strong field with the three title contenders plus Keke Rosberg still around and Senna a real threat. The key moments are well known, but watching it unfold live in the middle of the night was incredibly dramatic.