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    #243155
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    As it’s about marketing and F1, maybe a look at North America and the major motor manufacturers. As I see it, some of the major manufacturers have not entered F1 teams or have pulled out because F1 is not a major sport in the area where their biggest market is.

    #239604
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    Will the teams accept a season of more than 20 races when considering the max 5 engines/season rule?

    Or will they demand rule change and Bernie to pay for the extra engines?

    #238358
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    For once I totally agree with Magnificent Geoffrey, it should be the shortest discussion ever.

    Webber is the better driver.

    That is not to say Massa hasn’t had some good performances, but I think the stats say he is more liable to bin it, than win it. In the fantasy world of which drives would you have in your team, Massa would not be up for consideration, at all, by me.

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    Talking of the sound and commentary. I would like to see this on separate channels, so that if the commentator starts rambling, or doing meaningless repeats or interviews the commentary could be lowered or muted and I could listen to the engines, gear changes and tyre squeals etc.

    #237262
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    Well I can hope, I cannot justify the cost of getting Sky sport F1 via Virgin. And I cannot receive any Satellite here. And I am not going to pay £9.99/day for Sky’s TV Now. So I am hoping for any other cheaper option.
    The best I am doing at the moment is driving 35 miles each way to my sons, but that is only meant to be a temporary detachment, that has lasted 16 months so far.

    #228623
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    From April 9th, Sky only have 8 exclusive races left. I might try it for the next 4 race days only and see if Virgin have the half price offer still on to cover the last 4 races.

    #214590
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    It might be better if F1 was to be the same as some other formula’s where a pit lane start is one lap down.

    #214589
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    Lets put this clearly

    Gear ratios are declared two hours after FP2.
    FP3 is NOT under parc ferme conditions. But you cannot change gears.
    After start of Qualifying until start of race the cars are in parc ferme condiions, but you can change the cars spec if the team takes it out, but must start from pit lane.

    Even the new teams would be able to catch up to the back of the field from the pit lane. Because if you hadn’t noticed the cars are spreading out and therefore the back markers are going slower than normal.

    #214587
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    @raymond, In reply to your last, surely a punishent is meant to be just that. A punishment.

    Not an excuse to re-jig the car so you can gain an advantage.

    #214585
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    I’m afraid you haven’t said anything I didn’t say.

    So I still do not understand. If you can change gears when not in parc ferme then surely gear changes can be made between FP3 and Qualifying.

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    The problem of driver safety is not so much should we fit canopies or protective cages, it is how far should the driver be protected.

    Should the steering wheel be redesigned to stop hand, mainly thumb injuries, when there is a crash. Should the drivers seat be redesigned so that spinal injuries be reduced.

    And possibly the most controversial, should the engines be made quieter as most people who work in the pit lane end up being partially deaf.

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    I do think there is a case for the FIA to say, until the system is modified and proved to close safe, then Mercedes cannot run DRS.
    It must be noted that during a race, the first time the brakes will be applied after the DRS can be opened, is when the car is within one second of the car in front. If the possible overtake doesn’t succede then the following driver with a stuck open DRS will probably still be within 1 sec of the car in front. A very likely outcome is two cars a very differnet speeds, with the following car nowhere to go except into the leading car. Not a good move, when we are going to Valencia, the scene of Mark’s loop-de-loop.

    #201802
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    Thanks YoungGuns, Just what I wanted, just done trial, it picks up the final lap from Barcelona just fine.

    Thanks again.

    #199743
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    I think the problem is really that Ferrari took him on in the first place. At the start of his F1 career he was wild and inconsistent, and lots of people questioned it. The only excuse probably they wanted a number 2 to Michael Schumacher. But he did improve and that was probably down to coaching by MSC and Rob. We have all heard Rob’s comments, the most recent when he told Massa not to brake into a corner.

    People are going to say, but Massa has won races and was almost WDC in 2008. Well look at the facts, how many races has he won when not on the front row? 0 and how many races has he won since MSC came out of retirement? 0

    Therefore when you look at it, it seems Massa needs lots on coaching to produce results and all that coaching after so many years hasn’t stuck and has to still continue from his engineer. To be honest, I am very surprised he kept his seat at the end of last season.

    And in Italy F1 is Ferrari and if they don’t perform the press will complain loud and long and not in very gentlemanly terms. So it’s not very surprising that these comments have been made. In fact they were to be expected.

    If Massa doesn’t improve then I expect he or someone at the top will go soon.

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