A problem was identified and a solution was presented. If you have an alternative solution (I’m sure there is) we’d love to hear it too.
I’m afraid the only way to have cars that can race in dirty air is to create incentives for the engineers to develop cars in that direction.
Currently, the incentive for a top team is to make a car that is as […]
James Coulee commented on the post, F1 risks 'diving footballers' problem with penalty calls – Horner 1 month ago
That’s the way they operate :) (Though, in fairness, seconds after the incident with Norris -and before a penalty was announced- Christian was saying at SkyF1 that he didn’t believe a penalty should be give to […]
James Coulee commented on the post, A "soft landing" for Bottas after Mercedes may happen at an unexpected place 1 month ago
Indeed. But when Russell had a go in Hamilton’s car, Bottas also had the same car and a ton of knowledge on how to best operate it: I think that’s the comparison people are making to gauge Russell’s potencial.
I don’t recall a similar reaction from other teams when Mercedes dominated for years… now, a couple of races of another team performing and for Mercedes everything must be illegal.
I’m a fan of the team but […]
He matched him on points in very asymmetric circumstances, though I guess it still is meritful from a rookie.
No team lacks that gall, as we’ve all repeatedly seen.
It’s impossible for us to judge from the outside if the drivers are out driving or under driving the car, so, for me, it’s a mute discussion.
But peopl […]
(Just to add a though: maybe it’s Hamilton that has Wolf cornered in that regard.)
I suspect the decision has been made already and Wolf is just composing the narrative to justify why they’ll keep Bottas next year. I hope I’m wrong.
Hamilton doesn’t want anyone with a hint of capability as teammate that could steal him points.
(He couldn’t be more explicit: yes, there is a “Russel clause” just like there was a “Verstappen clause”.)
The only way to fix dirty air is for top teams to have a motivation to design cars that are efficient in dirty air (as opposed to privileging performance in clean air for qualifying or running at the front).
James Coulee commented on the post, 'Hamilton didn't break the rules by reversing' shouldn't be a story 3 months, 1 week ago
Hamilton seems to be very polarizing, with many fleeing the mid-field when it comes to him.
The hatred towards such an accomplished driver is obviously silly, and is silly other’s obsession with him, convinced […]
The way I see Hamilton’s career, he will never (and never did) forgo any opportunity that will give him any sort of advantage (sporting, political or psychological): that’s a champion’s mindset, though. […]
Wolf’s reaction was exaggerated and, to me, a bit out of caracter.
I’ve grown to suspect that Wolf’s discourse about this is just a way to begin setting up why at the end of the year he’ll renew with Bottas and […]
The only thing Norris could have done better would be to keep Leclerc on his DRS range: Leclerc was not mounting any attack on him but that DRS kept Lewis behind him. If he had that awareness maybe he’d be able to keep P2.
James Coulee commented on the post, Williams's 2021 performance at the mercy of the wind – Russell 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Well, they are setting the expectations low, which seems prudent, and it’s information that can’t be really used for any effect by the other teams (unless they want to give them a hand in solving it). I per […]
As long as top team engineers aim their development to make their car great at the front in clean air (that’s how you win championships) and to produce as much dirty air as possible (they don’t want to get pas […]
James Coulee commented on the post, "Super-qualifying" revealed as potential name for F1's Saturday sprint races 5 months ago
I hope you’re right!
I fear that the sprint race will just order the cars by race pace, granting a very boring GP on Sunday.
I’m also afraid that the sprint race itself may not be that exciting itself: will the […]
It won’t change the pecking order, quite the opposite: it will rectify any driver out of position guaranteeing that the starting grid for the GP is already ordered by race pace. A guaranteed snooze fest.
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