pinecone commented on the post, Only one Mercedes driver could be unhappy about their start to 2019 2 years, 6 months ago
Bottas has said he got used to one year contracts at Williams, so that seems to be the team’s policy with driver contracts.
pinecone commented on the post, Mercedes "did the right thing" with team orders, says rival 3 years ago
I don’t think it was the right thing to do. Mercedes has the momentum now over Ferrari, so the team order was unnecessary, and Lewis clearly didn’t want it either.
I think it was not only unnecessay, but also a […]
pinecone commented on the post, Kovalainen returns to Caterham for practice sessions 8 years, 6 months ago
Heikki is good, but not that good. The track in Bahrain is usually pretty dusty in FP1, and it will evolve quite a bit from FP1 to quali.
Unfortunately, in Caterham’s case, I don’t think choosing two paydrivers means that the team has more money to spend. It just means that Fernandes has to spend less money to fund his F1 team.
Caterham Cars now […]
McLaren wanted Perez, Ferrari continued with Massa, and Sauber chose Hülkenberg. I these are the seats that Heikki was trying to get. Williams had decided a long time ago to sign Bottas. Force India and Caterham […]
pinecone commented on the post, Top teams remain close as McLaren peg back Red Bull 9 years, 2 months ago
Timo Glock told Motorsport-Total that Marussia’s Silverstone aero package has been worth 0,8s-1,0s. Toro Rosso probably got some upgrades as well between Valencia and Hungary.
Caterham hasn’t been able to beat […]
From being 2.8% slower than Caterham in Melbourne, Marussia have been within 1% of them on pure pace in the last two races. Their MR01 finally got its first testing run in Mugello which may help their cause.
I think Pirelli suits Kova’s driving style better than Bridgestone. Hamilton clearly struggles with Pirelli tyres, but both Button and Kova are OK with Pirelli because their driving style is smoother than Hamilton’s.
It’s not easy to build an F1 team from scratch and this is only their second year. I think I read somewhere that in building their car for this season Lotus has used about 60 per cent of the wind tunnel time that […]