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"In my opinion, F1 should be a blend of the performance of the driver, the chassis and the engine, and I think the current regulations have swung too much in favour of the engine with a very restrictive set of regulations on the chassis, so if an engine manufacturer derives a benefit it's difficult for a chassis manufacturer to make enough of a difference to overturn that."
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— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) February 6, 2015
— Carlos Sainz (@carlosainz) February 7, 2015
Ça change ;) pic.twitter.com/LghNetdNHf
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) February 7, 2015
Amazing support on our TL race fans. As always, we'll be sharing every step of our journey with you. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
— Manor F1 Team (@ManorF1Team) February 7, 2015
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Comment of the day
While another recent decision of the Strategy Group drew a lot of criticism, future changes to the engine regulations to push power outputs past 1,000bhp have been more favourably met:
Slightly increasing the fuel flow and total fuel allowance to increase performance sits favourably with me.
I like seeing fast cars on track and I like seeing drivers throwing around cars with higher power to grip ratio.
Furthermore, other top racing categories and modern sports cars have made 700bhp, 900bhp sound “reasonable”, far from amazing or impressive. So it’s a smart move if F1 wants to maintain the status of “Formula One” in the public eye.
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Every F1 team and almost all the drivers have embraced Twitter, but turn the clock back six years and there were only two teams using it. Force India had an account for their team and McLaren did too – but it was only for their online shop! Today F1 Fanatic’s Twitter Directory lists over 400 accounts to follow: