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Old 12th October 2015, 09:22   #31
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That's one way to make a race on such a track memorable. An incident filled race and none involving our favorite Maldonator.

Long time since we have seen a car with old rubber (by virtue of pit stop strategy) being able to hold back others. Lately depending on what type of Engine is in back of the cars, you could predict the outcome of the duals.
Maybe the Engine development is reaching the point of diminishing returns. Right time for the aero rules tweaks as planned for 2017.

Perez is good at managing tyre wear. He has done this before. Being kind on tyres pay on this type of race tracks where the tyre wear is low.

Vettel gets on with his business without much drama and he is No.2 in the points standings now. What a job this year he has done? Maybe will silence some of his critics regarding his abilities.

Bottas seems to be more focused after the next year's contract was signed.

McLaren Honda manages to go through a full weekend without any dramas to get both cars in points finish and the stewards hand them the first penalty of the season for cutting corners and drops them off the point. That's tough luck.

Maybe we will see another Three time World Champion next GP weekend. Mercedes seems to be having a lot of failures recently comparing to the early races. Looks like they are relaxing their standards a bit after they became confident of the 2015 championships. Or are all the freak failures and problems just coincidence??

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Perez is good at managing tyre wear. He has done this before. Being kind on tyres pay on this type of race tracks where the tyre wear is low.
I'd felt sad when Perez was overtaken in quick succession by both Finns, so it was nice that he got his podium back due to Kimi's clumsiness

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McLaren Honda manages to go through a full weekend without any dramas to get both cars in points finish and the stewards hand them the first penalty of the season for cutting corners and drops them off the point. That's tough luck.
I might have felt sad, until I came across this:
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Fernando Alonso was asked a question about Manor having Mercedes engines, to which the former champion replied, "they can put an airplane engine (in the car) and they would be no further (ahead)."

Manor - keeping it classy
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P3 for SFI Finally! Congratualtions to Perez.
What I keep wondering is the amazing way he managed his tyres but also the moment he got over taken, the amount of gap they developed. He was almost disappearing form the camera by the time bottas and kimi were fighting! Also says alot about his ability to keep those two guys at bay. Good race after a long long time.
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The post-race press conference was a lot of fun to watch! Bringing in the grid girls was a smart move
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And the best tweet of the GP weekend goes to...Mercedes Benz India
They were too quick to declare Nico the winner after the qualies, maybe.
Now, that's confidence

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After the race Red Bull are shouting that they may be forced to pull out due to the refusal of Merc and Ferrari to provide them engines. Relationship with Renault is terminal. Remember the chaps to start the turbo age were Renault when there was a 2x penalty in engine capacity if you added a turbo!
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After the race Red Bull are shouting that they may be forced to pull out due to the refusal of Merc and Ferrari to provide them engines. Relationship with Renault is terminal. Remember the chaps to start the turbo age were Renault when there was a 2x penalty in engine capacity if you added a turbo!
Rumours are doing rounds that other teams are already approaching the RBR staff for jumping ship.
Apparently Mercedes can fit in more staff in their facilities.
So much for the budget caps for F1 teams.
Hopefully Renault will turn up in USA with their vastly improved tokenized PU and then Red Bull will be crying for sure.

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Well, RBR are behaving like a spoilt brat, calling out renault repeatedly. The kind of haranguing going on by RBR bosses, if Mclaren started to do it, then they oughta be entitled to deliver a 100 times worse.
Newey has gone nuts releasing stuff like this:
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"ABU DHABI — The chief technical officer of Red Bull Racing’s Formula One team accused its rivals of being afraid to supply Red Bull with engines for 2016, and warned there was a real risk of the four-time world champions walking away from Formula One.

“We’re possibly going to be forced out of Formula One—Mercedes and Ferrari have refused to supply us out of fear,” Adrian Newey, the sport’s most successful designer, told Reuters in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The Briton, whose cars have won 10 constructors’ titles, also criticised the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) for allowing Ferrari and Mercedes to establish a de facto duopoly.

Red Bull, using Newey-designed cars, won four successive constructor and driver titles with Sebastian Vettel and Renault engines in 2010-13.

Renault has struggled to be competitive in the new V-6 turbo hybrid era that came in last year, however, while Mercedes has been dominant and clinched a second straight constructors’ crown in Russia on Sunday. Red Bull is currently fourth.

“Unfortunately, our relationship with Renault is pretty terminal—there’s been too much of a marriage breakdown, so we have no engine,” said Newey, who was in Abu Dhabi as head judge for the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy.

“Improvement is needed, but there has been no clear direction on how to achieve that,” he said, adding Renault had rebuffed Red Bull’s attempts to help improve the engine and also bring in outside expert help.

“Red Bull should not be put in a position where they’re only there to make up the numbers.”


Adrian Newey

ENGINE PREDICAMENT

Red Bull’s engine predicament has become the talk of the Formula One paddock, with the energy drink company owning two of the 10 teams but potentially having no power units after this season.

While sister team Toro Rosso are confident they can do a deal with Ferrari to run 2015 engines next year, if the regulations allow them to, Red Bull appear to be far from any agreement despite the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s assurances that the supply was “sorted.”

Mercedes has ruled out a deal while Ferrari has indicated it would struggle to supply Red Bull with the same engines as their works team.

“You can understand the position with both Ferrari and Mercedes. If they happen to give Red Bull the same sort of engine that they have, they will show up the people that are supplying the engines,” Ecclestone told the BBC at the weekend.

“I don’t want them to stop. I honestly think any of the engine suppliers would be OK for them.”

Newey said Red Bull would not be able to compete next year unless the situation was resolved quickly, with 700 jobs at stake at the Milton Keynes factory.

He said a decision was needed “well before” year-end “because design and manufacturing lead times are such that you need to know what you’re putting in” the car.

BROKEN PROMISES

The Briton, who has also designed winning cars for Williams and McLaren over the years, said Mercedes and Ferrari had reneged on promises to provide Red Bull with engines because “they became concerned we would beat them with their own engine.”

McLaren could also veto Red Bull using the much-maligned Honda engine, he added.

Newey said Mercedes, who are already committed to four teams including their own, were able to control Formula One with Ferrari because of the FIA’s refusal to step in."



Who would want to be associated with these guys? God forbid, if a mercedes engine given to them fails, what then? "Cheater cock!! Deliberate!!"
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Well, RBR are behaving like a spoilt brat, calling out renault repeatedly. The kind of haranguing going on by RBR bosses, if Mclaren started to do it, then they oughta be entitled to deliver a 100 times worse.
Newey has gone nuts releasing stuff like this:...

Who would want to be associated with these guys? God forbid, if a mercedes engine given to them fails, what then? "Cheater cock!! Deliberate!!"
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I think you should continue RBR discussions on the separate poll/thread for RBR quitting F1. You can see juicy discussions there ! My 2 cents.
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And it got even better after the press conf. was over.
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Talking Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team celebrates F1 World Constructors Championship

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team celebrates F1 World Constructors Championship



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The FIA has revealed surprising new findings of its investigation into Carlos Sainz’s recent FP3 accident at Sochi, and come to a conclusion that is markedly different to that first thought.

Sainz’s car was believed to have submarined under the TecPro barrier due to its low nose design.

However, the FIA’s frame-by-frame analysis of the crash – revealed to the press in Austin on Saturday night – shows that the TecPro barrier had done its job before rebounding on to the top of his Toro Rosso.

This ‘bounce-back’ movement – not a submarining motion – is what trapped Sainz in his car, hampering his extraction by marshals.

Laurent Mekies, FIA safety director, confirmed that the impact with the TecPro barrier was 153kph – “probably the highest speed impact this year” – a frontal crash with a “40g-ish peak”.

The car decelerated from 153kph to zero in four metres.

“It was quite an extreme stop, and it is quite an outstanding performance that both the car and barriers allowed the driver to walk away from the crash,” said Mekies.

“From the video analysis, you see the barrier rising between 0.167s and 200milliseconds, at the very end of the impact when the car was stopped.

“It does this when it is rebounding from the Armco, which is a very important thing for us to improve and solve because it gave quite a few concerns for the rescue team.

“But it was quite a different situation compared to a car submarining beneath the barrier. It is obviously quite a different conclusion compared to what was initially felt, giving us quite a challenge to resolve how to avoid that rebounding phase, but it is also giving us confidence into the barrier and car performance in the crash.”

Wurz: crash data is “mindblowing”

GPDA chairman Alex Wurz also gave his reaction to the findings, stating that the “numbers were quite mindblowing when you consider that Carlos raced the next day”.

“The bottom line is that it’s really impressive and is thanks to all the intense work that has been done," Wurz added. "We are not stopping; F1 is always striving for safer solutions.

“The issue that came up about him being under the barrier, this is something that will definitely be dealt with, and we were reassured of this and the drivers understand everything.

"All the protocol, the crisis and risk management, was done in a very satisfying way, and the all the drivers agreed and accepted this [in the drivers’ briefing] yesterday.”

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