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7th April 2014, 21:34 at 9:34 pm #255957
It’ll say TESTING tomorrow.17th March 2014, 19:36 at 7:36 pm #253010
Best Driver: Ricciardo – really played to his car’s strengths.
Worst Driver: Gutierrez (Kobayashi had a good excuse, and was more honourable than the driver he hit)
Best Team: McLaren are back – brought the best out of Magnussen and moved Button up the field brilliantly.
Worst Team: All the Ferrari-engined teams were rubbish in various ways, but it was as if Sauber weren’t there at all.
Best Overtake: Bottas & Raikkonen. Clean and determined. Passing on the Finnish baton?
Funniest Moment: Excellent audience participation when Vettel got knocked out of qualifying, and Ricciardo took pole (briefly).
Most Surprising Result: Ricciardo and Magnussen staying at the front
Least Surprising Result: 2 Lotuses stopped by the side of the track (surprisingly late in the race, mind)
Special Mention to: the McLaren jack – they should lend it to Force India and Toro Rosso.
Race Rating: 6 – some nice moments, but worrying throwbacks to the bad old days of waiting for the pit stops, too.
Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter: Allan McNish. Needs to be on telly more, a natural in front of camera with a lot of knowledge of hybridness.
Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter: David Croft. Forced mateyness and lame jokes made me mute the TV and put BBC radio on. Sky kindly showed qualifying on a free channel, but there’s no way I’m paying to listen to that fool.
Best Commentary moment: David Coulthard explaining the “hit the peeps” radio message – I wonder if any drivers have “moo” in their ear whenever it’s time to change gear.
World feed rating: 6/10 Well edited, followed the action but TURN THE ENGINE NOISE UP!13th March 2014, 18:24 at 6:24 pm #251979
It doesn’t say what stupid question Lewis was responding to.12th March 2014, 20:27 at 8:27 pm #251774
The hi-vis bloke makes them look even darker!
He seems to like the new colours, anyway.
If they’ve added some black to hide the nose as well, that car could look amazing.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.