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Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
:nod Exactly. I believe I read that this is not...

:nod Exactly. I believe I read that this is not his first concussion. James Allen says pit lane still doesn't know the inside story, which he says is unusual. And that they're asking...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
It'll be interesting to see how quickly he's...

It'll be interesting to see how quickly he's deemed safe to drive.
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Oh no, the evil of having a formula! :lol3

Oh no, the evil of having a formula! :lol3
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
The Alonso crash is weird. He got a concussion,...

The Alonso crash is weird. He got a concussion, but the car wasn't badly damaged.

Three weeks until the first test. I don't know how stringent F1's concussion protocols are. Presumably they're...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
I love Williams running to the stalled Red Bull....

I love Williams running to the stalled Red Bull. :lol3

<img src=http://i.imgur.com/JaAySkl.jpg width=800>
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/Crucial_Xtreme">@Crucial_Xtreme</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1?src=hash">#F1</a> <a...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Last year -- every year since Brawn and Todt,...

Last year -- every year since Brawn and Todt, maybe -- the word has been that Ferrari has been riven by internal politics. But it became especially loud last year.

So as a Ferrari fan, it pleases...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Are we to ignore the recent efforts F1 has made...

Are we to ignore the recent efforts F1 has made to reduce aero dependence (diffusers) and to counteract its effects (DRS)?

Caving-in and permitting even more dependence upon aero would be to...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
You may be right. I just feel that what we saw...

You may be right. I just feel that what we saw with all of the other engines last season shows how hard it is to get it right the first time. Yes, Honda has the benefit of observing. But that's not...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
How Rosberg pinched a nerve in his neck.

How Rosberg pinched a nerve in his neck.
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
I reckon it would be close to a miracle for a new...

I reckon it would be close to a miracle for a new engine to be competitive in its first season in F1. So many things would have to go right.

I see that Red Bull put in a very robust number of...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Just to comment on this point... racing is about...

Just to comment on this point... racing is about speed. Who goes fastest and also lasts the distance. Being faster but being held up, not by driver skill but by an unintended consequence of the...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
I admit to being very simplistic in all of this. ...

I admit to being very simplistic in all of this.

If dependence on aero is making passing almost impossible, then aero is evil and must be limited, is my view. Few things are more frustrating than...
Forum: Racing 02-18-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Man, does F1 ever have its eye on the wrong ball....

Man, does F1 ever have its eye on the wrong ball. They're going to ban in-season helmet design changes. Worried that fans are being turned off by multiple designs.

Proof that smart people can be...
Forum: Racing 02-18-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
That's my problem with what teams want in the new...

That's my problem with what teams want in the new rules. In addition to the bigger tires and bigger engines, they also want more downforce. Anyone who's a fan of passing will be rooting for less...
Forum: Racing 02-15-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
It sounds like the noses are in play. Red...

It sounds like the noses are in play.

Red Bull are hinting (http://www.racer.com/f1/item/113408-red-bull-hints-at-nose-design-change) they may switch to a shorter Williams-type nose. Short noses...
Forum: Racing 02-15-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
:lol3 Mere mortals can't change thread titles,...

:lol3 Mere mortals can't change thread titles, I'm afraid. The reason I didn't do that is no accident. Either OFFICIAL or 2015 seems to start most seasonal threads in Racing. I figured that starting...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
A good Q&A ...

A good Q&A (http://en.f1i.com/magazine/1494-haas-well-ready-time.html)with Gene Haas.


TL;DR They bought the Marussia facility near Oxford, but not their parts or plans. They'll rely heavily on...
Forum: Racing 02-08-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Looks like Qatar will be getting...

Looks like Qatar will be getting (http://www.supersport.com/motorsport/article.aspx?Id=2848264) a race. Please let it be the road track, not another street course.

**TOP GEAR SPOiLER**


...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
It sounds as if Manor are confident they can...

It sounds as if Manor are confident they can modify the 2014 car to the specifications laid out by the Strategy Group in January and go racing in Melbourne. Part of me says "Why bother?" since...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Manor to Virgin to Marussia and now back to Manor...

Manor to Virgin to Marussia and now back to Manor Racing again.

The former president of Marussia has taken (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/31175166) Manor back to its roots, ditched the...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Can you imagine how small the grid would look if...

Can you imagine how small the grid would look if Force India had collapsed? At that point F1 would have been compelled to do something to protect the spectacle.
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Looks like Marussia's resurrection won't happen. ...

Looks like Marussia's resurrection won't happen.

The F1 Strategy Group denied (http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-strategy-group-rejects-bid-by-marussia-to-keep-2014-car/) permission for...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Williams have their LCD screen on the dash, not...

Williams have their LCD screen on the dash, not the wheel. (Image from Abu Dahbi test.) Anyone else doing that?


<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="4" style="...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
The Ferrari may be dog slow this season. But...

The Ferrari may be dog slow this season. But they've at least sorted out the handling and the engine response issues from last season. Both Kimi and Vettel seemed pleased with the state of the car....
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Honda noise. And sliding. <iframe...

Honda noise. And sliding.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V_S2uJwpbn4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
:huh As meticulously as F1 crews prepare their...

:huh As meticulously as F1 crews prepare their cars, it's hard to believe that they'd let a car leave the garage like that. Especially since there's no pressure to race them out there.
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
They only had one front wing and Daniil Kvyat...

They only had one front wing and Daniil Kvyat broke it on his first lap. :lol3 Apparently Horner sent his private jet (they pay these guys too much!) to Milton Keynes to pick up a replacement.
...
Forum: Racing 02-02-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Titanium skid blocks on the cars this season. But...

Titanium skid blocks on the cars this season. But not just for show.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mercedes running the W06 low in Jerez <a...
Forum: Racing 02-02-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
No idea what they mean, but vents either side of...

No idea what they mean, but vents either side of the helmet.


http://images.adrivo.com/images/950/q_80/sw_adrivo/se_sutton/0646132.jpg

It's almost like Mercedes is rubbing their superiority...
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By wxwax
Yeah, bummer. The district government withdrew...

Yeah, bummer. The district government withdrew (http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/indycar-brazil-race-canceled-mark-miles-013015) its funding amid general budget problems. Shame, the race itself...
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Prolly the intent. When I heard they would be...

Prolly the intent. When I heard they would be using a dazzle livery I thought it was a joke. Guess not. :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-31-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
For anyone who cares, an interesting analysis of...

For anyone who cares, an interesting analysis of the Ferrari launch car, including engine information. 7 minutes.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2w8ebQPS9ag"...
Forum: Racing 01-31-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
All the noses. ...

All the noses.


http://i.imgur.com/cKQX8bE.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Yeah, that's right, I do remember the focus being...

Yeah, that's right, I do remember the focus being on size. Apparently (http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/new-ferrari-engine-too-heavy-report/), though, the engine (I believe it's the engine, not the...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Nobody knows where Ferrari's engine development...

Nobody knows where Ferrari's engine development is right now. But they had the heaviest power unit on the grid last season. A significant change was mandatory. You'd imagine that a reduction in size...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Mauro Forghieri...

Mauro Forghieri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauro_Forghieri), who was Technical Director of Ferrari for 4 driver's titles and 8 constructor's titles, says something shocking.

Now that Alonso is...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
The cars definitely look better this season. ...

The cars definitely look better this season.

Ferrari unveil on Friday.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ferrari confirms an 11AM GMT launch (12pm CET) for its 2015 F1 car...
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 16,964
Posted By wxwax
Last week, Force India announced that even though...

Last week, Force India announced that even though their car has been presented, they will skip the season's first test.

It may be because Force India is broke.



No idea if any of this is...
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