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22nd September 2017, 17:03 at 5:03 pm #350690
I wish it were Kimi an we could hear what he said over the radio…10th September 2017, 15:07 at 3:07 pm #349703
Worst ideas ever. No thanks.20th August 2017, 13:08 at 1:08 pm #347926
The race starts at 2PM ET, which is 8PM in Europe/7PM UK. Perfect time to watch a race.30th July 2017, 17:54 at 5:54 pm #347196
Basically, the entire field within a second. WOW.2nd July 2017, 10:27 at 10:27 am #345070
It’s cool to see how Vettel bumped Hamilton in speed by the impact.11th June 2017, 9:04 at 9:04 am #344023
And as regards your points.
2) An engine upgrade that Honda are quietly very confident about.
– In a situation where the engine has neither power, nor reliability, you’d need a completely new engine to improve both. If they only improve one of these aspects, it’s still going to be not enough.
3) McLaren are very confident in their chassis and believe that bolting on a competitive engine would mean victories.
– Unless they have a 1998 McLaren or a 2009 Honda/Brawn chassis, they’d need a top engine to really compete against the Ferraris and Mercedeses.11th June 2017, 8:55 at 8:55 am #344022
I think it has come to a point where the McLaren guys are straight embarrassed by all the Honda failures and just want to spent the rest of the season in a courteous manner as regards their commentary on the situation. And they will do all they can to get a new engine supplier for the next season, because they can’t go wrong with any other engine.
Just listening to the radio transmission between Alonso and his engineer after the car failure from yesterday (even though it wasn’t the engine) was cringeworthy. You could hear the destructive impact on the morale of the team this season already has had on them.
Doesn’t McLaren have the resources and technology to build their own engine? I’ve always wondered.27th May 2017, 10:51 at 10:51 am #342994
If you don’t need making money on those recordings, then it would be valuable to digitalize those films and post them om YouTube for all of F1 fans to have access to, as well as to secure them. VHS tapes degenerate over time, so they won’t last forever and the quality dicreases each and every day.
Consider that option please :)24th May 2017, 20:19 at 8:19 pm #342717
Beautiful!! The only major thing I’m not fond of are the still-large rear wheel covers. It is important for the visual of the car for the rear wheels to be visible from a frontal view. Other than that, it’s awesome.
Keith, how on earth did you obtain the pictures the moment they got out? I’ve been regularly (weekly or more often) googling any kind of news on that since the first ones appeared.
Anyways, EASILY, the best looking single-seater car out there, and much better looking than the current crop of F1 cars.
On a side note, a piece of trivia that those images evoke. For anybody who didn’t know Ferrari wanted to compete in IndyCar and designed an IndyFerrari – Ferrari 637 – back in 1986:
24th May 2017, 0:28 at 12:28 am #342652
Woah! That’s surprising! Thanks for the correction :)
I used IndyCar’s official page for info, but failed to read down to the point where they add that Indy quali is indeed awarded the same way a reagular race is:
So, there you go – quali is sure important in that particular aspect.23rd May 2017, 19:37 at 7:37 pm #342649
The pole position is not so important. A good starting position is. You get a championship point for a pole position though. There’s more:
Pole Award: 1 point
Leading At Least One Lap: 1 point
Most Laps Led: 2 points
It’s certainly favourable to start from the front row, it’s also safer in terms of possible crashes, especially if there’s a gentlemen’s agreement among the top-3 to respect each other’s positions into the first corner.19th May 2017, 16:56 at 4:56 pm #342555
Am watching Fist Friday session at Indianapolis and this comment made my day:
“Alonso at Indy “Something is ahh wrong with the car…it feels fast, no? What do you see on the telemetry. Is everything ok? It feels good…this cannot be…””
:):):):)17th May 2017, 16:44 at 4:44 pm #342526
Nice seeing Alonso druving in a crowd, figuring out slipstreaming and overtaking:15th May 2017, 18:18 at 6:18 pm #342443
This build up has a feel of some sort of Motorsport Olympic Games. I’m loving it :)9th April 2017, 12:35 at 12:35 pm #339592
“How will F1 to convince engine manufacturers to pour hundreds of millions of Euros into a technology that will no longer translate to mass production vehicles?”
Why would it be important to do that in the first place?
I don’t think this is as big of a deal. If engine development becomes redundant and the big manufacturers are no longer interested in spending money on it, then F1 can introduce a spec engine. Simple as that.
Get someone to produce a roaring monster of an engine for everybody and the sport wins (equal power for everybody) and the fans win.