Jere commented on the post, Progress takes "massive time" with complex F1 engines – Gasly 3 years, 4 months ago
@arki19 The fightbacks through the field by a driver in a top 3-car is much more down to the significant pace advantage they have over the rest than DRS, though. People are always too eager to blame DRS for almost […]
@arki19 – No I think we all know that tyre and fuel saving take place. Lots of things take place in F1 that we don’t hear about but we still know they happen.
The difference is that drivers have to control it […]
@arki19 Exactly, Coulthard et al. must have forgotten how Brundle had the exact same accident 20 years ago to the race, although they were fortunate that ‘only a marshal got hurt’ (hence it was ignored for driver […]
Well said @arki19
Something that was so obvious to Martin Brundle at that moment in time when something could have been done to prevent it, yet so oblivious to Charlie Whiting in race control is tragic. This […]
@arki19 While I absolutely appreciate that this is the way you feel, and the way you feel needn’t be argued against as it is simply the way you feel about this topic, you have also pointed out that the presence of […]
@arki19 McLaren haven’t changed it yet:
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Obviously per the rules Magnussen used an engine from Alonso’s allocation in Australia.
@arki19 What do you mean when you talk about Jenson’s role? Jenson’s role in the team is to beat Fernando, McLaren isn’t going to turn into a one driver team. I guess if the drivers push for different development […]
@arki19 Plus the drivers at 150mph have already got to make adjustments during the race without having to work it out themselves. Talk about safety, this is just distracting.
As for the engineers, what on Earth […]
nidzovski commented on the post, Rosberg hits Hamilton and hands another win to Ricciardo 7 years, 3 months ago
@arki19 Yeah I agree. He seems so frustrated by his bad start (or that Hungary: Why didn’t he let me thru?” ) that he made some pretty bad moves during the race. And at the end his face showed that he wasn’t over […]
Regarding COTD (@Arki19) – that’s the problem with F1 at the moment. If someone goes for a daring dive down the inside and the other driver yields, it’s called “a great overtaking manouver.” If the other driver […]
In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel admits Red Bull are no closer to Mercedes’ performance than they were at the beginning of the season.
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“Right now the gap is very big and we haven’t really closed the gap since race one.”
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“Although the FIA accepted that Raikkonen would not have crashed if he had slowed down dramatically, it is understood the governing body believed that any other driver would have rejoined the track in the same manner.”
“Sebastian’s early stop got him out of traffic with the McLarens – but it meant a one-stop wasn’t possible for him.”
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Arki is pleased Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel were left to sort it out between themselves at Silverstone:
I am extremely glad that there was no intervention by Charlie Whiting or the stewards in the magnificent Vettel/Alonso tussle during the British Grand Prix.
I was very fearful that a penalty for being too defensive or the breaking of another the myriad of rules governing (limiting) driver engagements would be handed out and that would have been a travesty. That battle was entirely the sort of thing I watch F1 for and since I have rejoined the scene in the past couple of seasons the over nannying of such encounters has been disappointing to say the least.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely see the need for stewards (and some of the driver stewards are epic guys) but in my opinion there is too much intervention and criticism of overtakes and/or when two cars come together.
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Michael Schumacher notched up his tenth win from the first eleven races of the 2004 season in the British Grand Prix. He lined up fourth in the grid, but this was in the days of ‘race fuel qualifying’, and once his rivals had pitted he was in the lead within a dozen laps and on his way to victory.
Here’s the start of the race with Kimi Raikkonen taking the early advantage from pole position:
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Enigma commented on the post, Rain offers best chance of victory for Mercedes' rivals 7 years, 8 months ago
@arki19 After his collision with Kvyat, his suspension needed a quick fix and his steering was strange as he said. So getting a good 4th on the grid was very good in the circumstances.