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Old 27th June 2014, 13:21   #721
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And more, the Parc Ferme applies post FP3. This is too much of nonsense than any rule change. I think its about time I quit following this sport!

If anything, FIA should let the teams have Qualifying & race setups. That should help everyone fight and bring refueling back!
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Old 28th June 2014, 00:59   #722
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What is the point of having a safety car if there are going to be standing restarts?
They can just stop all the cars whenever there is an incident and start the race again when the track is cleared!
And then hope that the restart doesn't cause another crash leading to another restart!

F1 is becoming more of a show business with the FIA trying to manufacture entertainment!
They should understand that most of the fans want to see hard core racing and not watch who can harness more electricity from their cars or save fuel and save the earth!
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I could be wrong, I think removing re-fueling, had lot to do with safety as well.
Yes, but it removed a lot of excitement. The varying fuel load used to bring mixed strategy on to the grid and it was fun. Some used to short fuel to get track advantage during qualifying and race. And it needed the drivers to go at full tilt to make the strategy work. Its all gone now.

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What is the point of having a safety car if there are going to be standing restarts?
They can just stop all the cars whenever there is an incident and start the race again when the track is cleared!
Else, the race will take a long time to complete. With the safety car out, the drivers are still completing lap albeit slow. But, this is a very stupid rule. Just like the double point finale.
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Ecclestone is daring to drop Monza from the calendar in 2016.

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I hope its his usual negotiation antics. Dropping the venue will be sacrilege. The atmosphere and speeds at Monza is F1' greatest and will be thoroughly missed.
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Tony Fernandes sell off Caterham F1 team. More funds for QPR I guess.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/f1...terham-f1-team
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Ecclestone is daring to drop Monza from the calendar in 2016.

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I hope its his usual negotiation antics. Dropping the venue will be sacrilege. The atmosphere and speeds at Monza is F1' greatest and will be thoroughly missed.
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"How to improve Italian ratings? If Ferrari started to end up first and second in qualifying and races... TV ratings would improve everywhere. Ferrari is worldwide passion."
I just hope Bernie wouldn't think of fixing the race results for better viewership. Considering the money-first agenda, it cannot be ruled out.
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Alonso's all that
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/4...nsos_all_that/

"Well as things stand the Spaniard still stands resolute over his empire."
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UnReal news by UnRealTimes rocks. Vettel and Alonso approach Srini mama over banning "DRS" in F1.

http://www.theunrealtimes.com/2014/0...la-one-racing/
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MercedesAMGF1 tweets DFB_Team won the WorldCup first in 1954. And Mercedes won the F1 Championship the same season.

So, maybe Germany' win at the world cup was never in doubt.
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114818

AS says that Lotus will move to Merc engines from next year (when Mclaren moves to Honda).
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FIA is being ridiculous with the engine freeze. Formula one cars look worse year by year.
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FIA is being ridiculous with the engine freeze. Formula one cars look worse year by year.
Its time that everyone needs to downsize the engine sizes. The V12 consumed 3 times more fuel than the V10's. Then came the V8's, which had lesser consumption but still were on the much higher side. And the 2014 turbo engine's make sure that manufacturer concentrate smaller engines with higher power which one day may easily be transferred onto a road car.
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Its time that everyone needs to downsize the engine sizes. The V12 consumed 3 times more fuel than the V10's. Then came the V8's, which had lesser consumption but still were on the much higher side. And the 2014 turbo engine's make sure that manufacturer concentrate smaller engines with higher power which one day may easily be transferred onto a road car.
How many production cars come out with turbos/KERS/ERS?
F1 technologies may get transfered to next gen road cars but the myth that it is the hot bed where future technologies for road cars is totally false. It what may want to portray, 'they' being whoever it is.
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How many production cars come out with turbos/KERS/ERS?
F1 technologies may get transfered to next gen road cars but the myth that it is the hot bed where future technologies for road cars is totally false. It what may want to portray, 'they' being whoever it is.
The evolution of sports cars is a big example. The Push rod suspension, the small turbo charged engines with much more power than the larger displacement engines, better MPG, Kers well used with the Mclaren P1 & LaFerrari. Its not very long that kers has been brought in action. The aerodynamics for lesser drag is also an example.

Honda's 1.5L iDtec was also developed by Honda's F1 team with minimal friction loss, maybe little bit has been borrowed from the F1 tech.
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Aren't those limited number high end supercars and sports cars?
Push rod is an old concept. They were on 80s F1 cars. How many small turbos have come out from Mercedes, FIAT, Renault? Or lets take V8s, how did it help the passenger car segment?

Honda F1 team's expertise and knowledge helped in making the new engine. What relevant technologies did they employ? F1 works on the opposite end of the spectrum of a road car. Thats why there is so much doubt as to how much trickles down to road cars. Is it possible that a team that did not have F1 experience could bring in similar results at Honda? Definitely, Honda have always made very very good engines. Maybe they want some mileage out of their F1 program, so they advertise in such a way.

The Lexus LFA engine uses CNC mill from F1. But look at the cost of that car.
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