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“I’m sure it will be a better car, a better package, and what we have learned what we can improve for sure.”
Monisha Kaltenborn: “The power train has dominated this season and I am very confident that our engine supplier is going to make a step.”
“We remain hopeful that the Caterham Formula One team can be saved and be on the grid in Melbourne for the first race of 2015.”
“The drivers had complained about the driveability. We tried lots of things to resolve that, but we didn’t really bolt something onto the car that made a difference until we got to Japan, where we ran a new front-end aero package. And that made a big difference.”
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) December 26, 2014
Thinking of Jules and his family at this time. #ForzaJules
— Kevin Magnussen (@KevinMagnussen) December 25, 2014
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Comment of the day
Was Ferrari’s chassis a match for the Williams FW36? @Kingshark makes a case:
Spa is as much about engine power as it is about aero, so for Raikkonen to be so close to Bottas despite having a way inferior power unit is quite telling.
And in Suzuka, we never got to see a straight fight because of Alonso’s technical problems. I suspect that Alonso would have owned Williams in the wet, though we’ll never know.
Also, Hungaroring is more about aero than you think. In the race, Williams were completely outclassed by Ferrari. Malaysia and China are two other aero circuits where Ferrari finished comfortably ahead.
Ferrari have also been almost always faster than Williams when the rain hits the track (Australia, Malaysia, China and Belgium qualifying). In the rain, the power disadvantage is minimised and a superior chassis shines through.
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Happy birthday to McLaren racing director Eric Boullier who is 45 today!