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Old 7th February 2013, 16:07   #76
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Sky sports set to telecast the last pre season testing for formula one in 3D. Lucky uk viewers.
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Old 7th February 2013, 21:06   #77
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Massa heads the time sheets for the third day.
1 MassaFerrari 1m17.879s 2 RosbergMercedes 1m18.766s +0.887 3 VettelRed Bull 1m19.052s +1.173 4 RaikkonenLotus 1m19.200s +1.321 5 VergneToro Rosso 1m19.247s +1.368 6 RossiterForce India 1m19.303s +1.424 7 ButtonMcLaren 1m19.603s +1.724 8 GutierrezSauber 1m19.995s +2.116 9 BottasWilliams 1m21.575s +3.696 10 PicCaterham 1m22.352s +4.473
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Old 7th February 2013, 21:37   #78
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I still wonder if Mercedes GP are a changed team, looking at the mechanical failures, they are hitting the Bulls eye when compared to the other teams.

Only time will tell if Hamilton will do any magic if at all he can.
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Force India yet to announce their second driver. Narain to join them?

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/13020...in-force-india
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Force India yet to announce their second driver. Narain to join them?
I certainly hope not. We were promised an "exciting pairing" and Narain with Paul certainly wont be that.
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Its official now! Bryne is back

It was rumored that he had part involvement in developing the F2012 and also the F138 from early season of 2012. Now he is going on full time for the 2014 car!

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/02/1...work-2014-car/
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Old 11th February 2013, 20:21   #82
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Force India yet to announce their second driver. Narain to join them?

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/13020...in-force-india
I wish TATA or someone helps Karun out than Narain, he is a better driver than narian.

-Sajan
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Old 12th February 2013, 00:09   #83
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I wish TATA or someone helps Karun out than Narain, he is a better driver than narian.

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To be brutally honest both are at most OK drivers. Nothing more. Money lasts only so long. I think its better for them, especially Karun to drive in other series in a dignifed manner than get into no-future teams.

There is no chance now anyway since HRT is gone. Even Caterham and Marussia ask for big bucks. Narain wont join after the scarring experience and I doubt Chandhok can get the funding. And he clearly said no to no name teams.

Its a sad sight but it is what it is. Hopefully indias modernisation and increased F1 interest brings a era with positive signs into indian motorsport.
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Old 13th February 2013, 12:18   #84
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Its official now! Bryne is back

It was rumored that he had part involvement in developing the F2012 and also the F138 from early season of 2012. Now he is going on full time for the 2014 car!

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/02/1...work-2014-car/
From what I read, he has been actively involved with the design department to work on the Ferrari Enzo replacement road car. He has now taken a advisory role on the 2014 F1 car as well. This can only be good news, i hope he hasnt lost a lot of knowledge during his long vacation.

Really looking forward to Ferrari getting back to innovating and looking like trend setters in aerodynamics.
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He was working on the Ferrari GT Cars and doing consultant job for the Ferrari road cars. He was working part time on the F2012 last year and as of now, he is working full time on the 2014 F1 car.

2014 is another year of big change in F1, more than the change that happened very recently in 2009 that shuffled the field quite a bit. The front runners are doing everything to stay where they are now!

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From what I read, he has been actively involved with the design department to work on the Ferrari Enzo replacement road car. He has now taken a advisory role on the 2014 F1 car as well. This can only be good news, i hope he hasnt lost a lot of knowledge during his long vacation.

Really looking forward to Ferrari getting back to innovating and looking like trend setters in aerodynamics.
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Banks have decided to cash in all Guarantees including Mallya's personal guarantees for Kingfisher Airlines..
Breaking news- SEBI has ordered freezing of accounts of couple of Sahara companies, Subrata Roy and few others and attaching all movable and immovable property of Subrata Roy and others.

Is SFI going to survive at all?
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Banks have decided to cash in all Guarantees including Mallya's personal guarantees for Kingfisher Airlines..
Breaking news- SEBI has ordered freezing of accounts of couple of Sahara companies, Subrata Roy and few others and attaching all movable and immovable property of Subrata Roy and others.

Is SFI going to survive at all?
If the alleged 60-80 mill euro investment claimed by Mallya has taken place I think the team is safe for a while.

But I think SFI will be gone in a year or two, it will likely be bought out once Mallya or Roy's conditions worsen.

If you think about it, it doesn't make sense why SFI is in F1 at all. Ferrari, Williams, Mercedes, McLaren, Sauber, and Lotus are all cornerstone F1 teams that will stay rain or shine.

Other teams have commercial interests - Red Bull and Toro Rosso come to mind.

If you analyze the team, half the logos on the cars belong to Mallya (so how much sponsership money could SFI possibly make), and I dont understand how he benefits from racing a car with Kingfisher logos in Brazil or Abu Dhabi or any other place (where the brand has no exposure).

This is a team which sucks more money than it spits out - things will hit the fan sooner or later. This is why I think Hulkenberg was very smart in retrospect, he probably saw this coming and he was quick to capitalize on the Sauber vacancy.


All in all I have to say hats off to Mallya though, regardless of his neglect in other ventures, he has done a fabulous job with FI. I remember the days when FI was the HRT of the grid and nobody gave them a chance in hell. I remember people saying "why is this Mallya embarrassing Indians abroad with this horrible team " .

It's truly remarkable how FI went from backmarker team to leading a race in Brazil in a short span! Full marks to Mallya on this!

If things are really as bad, well - I'm going to miss seeing the Tri-Colored car roar through the Rascasse or Monaco Tunnel *weeps*. And thanks to Mallya for adding some glamour and visibility to Bharat in motorsport!
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I am a bit surprised though.

Most Indian businessmen manage their loans in such a way that their own personal finances are never in any danger, and that they themselves never lose money.

The way SFI have progressed, I was hoping to see them fighting for podiums soon.
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http://ibnlive.in.com/news/sutil-clo...2920-5-24.html

Looks like Sutil might be there at Barcelona
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Pirelli will use Super Soft and Medium for Australia. It was Soft and Medium last year. And the tyres are much further apart this year. Or, this is what Pirelli claims.

Also, they have made a new hard tyre – the PZero Orange which will be roughly equivalent to last year’s medium compound. So, no more confusion with the colour.

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The defining characteristic of the 2013 Pirelli Formula One tires is softer compounds all round, which will allow them to reach peak operating temperature faster and deliver lap timesthat are around 0.5 seconds faster than last year.

The performance gap between the different compounds is now in excess of 0.5 seconds per lap, as opposed to last year when the difference was often smaller: particularly in the latter half of the season. Faster thermal degradation and a bigger performance gap between the compounds will encourage overtaking throughout each race.
Read more here http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/ne...rmula-1-tires/
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