pez2k commented on the post, Red Bull's Honda engine plan rests on rules freeze vote next week 9 months ago
It’s a majority of the teams and engine manufacturers (at least 7 of the 14 total votes), plus approval from the FIA, and approval from F1. Why that approval is expressed as 10 votes each for the FIA and F1 ending […]
pez2k commented on the post, No name change for Mercedes F1 team despite AMG focus 1 year ago
The full name of AMG since the 1999 buyout has been Mercedes-AMG. Since 2012, the F1 team has been running as Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, and the engine supply was also simultaneously renamed from Mercedes-Benz to […]
‘Getting physical’ is one thing, hurling things at an opponent’s vehicle in order to cause serious injury is a whole other ballpark. The only person who has ruined Corberi’s career is Corberi himself.
Yeah, the usual self-serving twisting of the truth from Bernie. Every time he opens his mouth it feels like he’s still bitter about losing control of the sport, and is always trying to push himself back into the […]
pez2k commented on the post, Covid-19 takes it toll as F1 cancels all four races in the Americas 1 year, 2 months ago
The official calendar originally included events on three continents – as they were cancelled due to force majeure, they still count towards World Championship status.
Having the ability to walk away from and ignore the fact that racism is happening is privilege. Hamilton has spent his whole life as the target of racism and discrimination, and these actions are a reminder to […]
pez2k commented on the post, Vettel tipped to join Aston Martin F1 team for 2021 season 1 year, 3 months ago
I seem to recall that the reason Perez was able to start the financial proceedings that got rid of Mallya was because he was owed millions in back pay, and so could be counted as a creditor to the team. I wonder […]
Saying ‘all lives matter’ just indicates that the person speaking fundamentally does not understand the imbalance in society that brought about Black Lives Matter, and is not willing to take the time to […]
The word ‘more’ does not appear anywhere in the phrase ‘black lives matter’. You are misinterpreting the statement as some sort of black supremacy claim, rather than a reminder of the hardships experienced by […]
I think if there’s any speculation at all that Bottas may lose his drive, it would be negligent of his management not to be talking to other teams as a backup option. I don’t think he’d actively leave Mercedes, […]
pez2k commented on the post, F1 interested in offering simulation alternative to official game 1 year, 5 months ago
The PS3 and 360 versions of pCARS 1 were cancelled in part specifically because they didn’t want to cut down the physics engine for consoles, so they moved to the newer platforms with more CPU power. SMS are also […]
pez2k commented on the post, Gordon Murray reveals 'Fan Car'-inspired T.50 road car 1 year, 10 months ago
The engine weight figure is for the McLaren F1 roadcar that Murray previously designed, rather than a Formula 1 car. He’s always been annoyed by the fact that BMW built an engine that was over the weight target […]
pez2k commented on the post, Hamilton leads the Ferraris by less than a tenth in first practice 2 years, 7 months ago
I think the engine suppliers have gotten a bit muddled up in the list (Toro Rosso-Renault, Haas-Mercedes, Renault-Mercedes, Racing Point-Honda, Williams-Ferrari).
@optimaximal – One of my favourite anecdotes for manufacturers spending ludicrous amounts on any loophole they can find is from the late 90s, at the end of the BTCC Supertouring era. At one point, Ford-financed […]
pez2k commented on the post, Force India was just "days" from closing before rescue 3 years, 1 month ago
@angie – I tend to suspect that Perez initiated the proceedings because he was technically a creditor and could do so, and while it may have looked bad it’d look much worse for Mercedes HPP to initiate it (who […]
Definitely, the core of the F1 calendar should always be the classic venues with history like this. A Monza Centennial Grand Prix would be a fantastic marketing opportunity too, link the sport back not just to the […]
pez2k commented on the post, Mallya steps down as Force India's managing director 3 years, 4 months ago
Just so long as they don’t do a Fitzpatrick and hold on to their unrealistic demands until their investment is worth nothing!
pez2k commented on the post, Raikkonen laughs off reports he could join Toyota's WRC team 3 years, 4 months ago
I must say it’s great having Dieter around to directly ask drivers these questions – it’s a real step up in quality getting news straight from the paddock, and means that we can get answers like this. Keep up the […]
pez2k commented on the post, Revealed: The winners and losers under Liberty's 2021 F1 prize money plan 3 years, 6 months ago
It’s quite interesting to look at the prize money in terms of percentage of budget, considering that proposed $150m cap:
If we take $350m as the estimated maximum budget of any team currently, Sauber’s $49.7m […]
In addition to the pace of the drivers, a pair of inexperienced drivers generally won’t give as good feedback so the development of the car will be less effective than it would be with someone with a lot of […]
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