“Don’t blame the pig, blame those who feed it.” The reality is that F1 are giving their audiences what they want, the only way this changes is if no-one watches the crashes.
I get that seeing a load of crashes […]
chimaera2003 commented on the post, Mercedes strategy didn't catch us by surprise – Red Bull 1 week, 4 days ago
@slowmo You say ‘only just’ (and I agree btw) but they also say that the best racing car is the one that fails just after the finish line so in that sense MB did the perfect strategy.
I can see teams actually determining qualifying strategies around whether they are likely to be impacted by him as yellow flags basically destroy your lap (which is the right thing btw). Similar to me hearing that […]
@mikejtw I agree that simply saying that you need to have some part of the car on our within the white lines at all times is a reasonable position. Adding a subjective caveat such as ‘lasting advantage’ opens up […]
I assume that they must be targeting some specific practice from a tip-off to justify the extra expense and possible jeopardy of doing this. Otherwise seems a bit pointless.
It surely can’t be a result of the […]
I understand the point he is making but nothing has actually changed in reality with the loss of customer teams.
All of the other teams that have recently used Renault engines would never have entered into a […]
chimaera2003 commented on the post, Copying rival F1 teams' innovations 'takes just two days' 1 month ago
Whilst I don’t doubt the claim that 2 days is enough time to copy a concept, however it seems that this is only a small part of the battle.
The challenge surely lies in taking the concept but actually making it […]
The reality was that he was clearly still unwell and he said he lost 4kg of muscle which is not something you can regain quickly and could easily compromise performance.
MB had a duty of care to Lewis (and all […]
@coldfly The vaccine doesn’t stop you catching the disease, it just stops you from getting ill (if 100% effective) and needing to go to hospital. Vaccines are designed to build up your antibodies to that virus so […]
The vaccinations are designed to stop you from suffering serious enough symptoms if you catch it so you will not need to go to hospital. That is all they are designed to do, nothing more.
There is some evidence […]
I can see the vision in wanting to get a race in Africa to demonstrate a true world championship, it will just be interesting to see what F1 are willing to sacrifice (in $$$) to go there.
Kyalami is probably […]
chimaera2003 commented on the post, Full crowd for British Grand Prix "absolutely on the table" 1 month, 2 weeks ago
“produce new strains of the virus” ??? I can see you aren’t the UK’s biggest fan (you can have this view, I don’t care) but being scientifically illiterate like this doesn’t help your cause.
@coldfly Didn’t think of the possible upside for Lewis, swings and roundabouts as you say and it isn’t a big deal anyway.
Just kind of surprised me that F1 didn’t make an adjustment to the rules to equalise it […]
Seems a little (but only a little) unfair that Lewis will have to carry 4 points for 25 races given that they are time based and not race based.
I say a little unfair since if last year’s calendar ran to plan […]
@petebaldwin I suspect that the right people have already been identified and are probably being actively recruited right now.
It is one thing running and servicing an existing engine but quite another to […]
It would be interesting to know how much feedback the designers get and how much tweaking goes on.
If I was a title sponsor paying $10m+ a season for the privilege I would probably want to be heavily involved […]
Maybe Hamilton has got bored with winning on track and wants the challenge of annual contract negotiation instead to keep motivated!! 😄
On a more serious note, one year seems like to me (with no inside kn […]
chimaera2003 commented on the post, F1 may hold two races in Bahrain if Portuguese GP cannot go ahead 2 months ago
Autosport did an article on looking at all existing tracks in reverse. Most were absolute non-starters (I think Bahrain was effectively classified as this) and if I remember correctly only Paul Ricard had any […]
If the naming is driven by the local authorities delivering the funding then this is ok with me, whoever pays the piper calls the tune and all that.
Notwithstanding the point I make above, we can’t get to a […]
chimaera2003 commented on the post, F1 announces revised starting times for 22 rounds of 2021 season 2 months, 1 week ago
@jeff1s Given the number of support races, having an extra hour to give extra flexibility to ensure these races finish (eg if longish red flag) is probably a good thing. Although if the plan to alternate F2 and F3 […]
- Load More