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Old 03-11-2015, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Where Bernie smells $$$ the F1 circus is sure to follow.
This may turn out to be like the Turkey GP - empty grandstands.........
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:47 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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This may turn out to be like the Turkey GP - empty grandstands.........
That might be a good thing in the long term. Personally, I'd like to see some rule changes. I'd like to see KERS eliminated, considering how much energy is consumed running wind tunnels 24/7 and flying the circus to points all around the world I think it's silly to portray the sport as 'green' based on fuel burned during a weekend event. I'm not a big fan of cylinder count by rule either, I miss the days when there would be V8s, V12s, and even H16s on the same grid. I think F1 needs a return to favoring innovation and less trending towards identical cars.

That being said, kick the tires, light the fires! I'm looking forward to the season and to next year when we'll see an American team in the mix.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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That might be a good thing in the long term. Personally, I'd like to see some rule changes. I'd like to see KERS eliminated, considering how much energy is consumed running wind tunnels 24/7 and flying the circus to points all around the world I think it's silly to portray the sport as 'green' based on fuel burned during a weekend event. I'm not a big fan of cylinder count by rule either, I miss the days when there would be V8s, V12s, and even H16s on the same grid. I think F1 needs a return to favoring innovation and less trending towards identical cars.

That being said, kick the tires, light the fires! I'm looking forward to the season and to next year when we'll see an American team in the mix.
I don't mind the race being flown to all parts of the world; going to other parts of the world is a key strategy to tapping into emerging markets.

But to attract fans, they got to bring back the V12s.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:55 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I don't mind the race being flown to all parts of the world; going to other parts of the world is a key strategy to tapping into emerging markets.
Oh, I don't mind them racing worldwide, I just find it silly portraying the sport as being 'green' considering how much energy it consumes both in aero development and getting the whole show around the world, actual race fuel used is a small amount of energy compared to either..

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But to attract fans, they got to bring back the V12s.
I'd prefer normally aspirated engines but would like to see cylinder count among other things like red line left to the individual constructors. I've often though it would be interesting to have a weight/liter formula, i.e. you could build a heavy car with a big engine or a light car with a small engine, and perhaps vary fuel allowance too. I miss the days when people created things like the 6 wheel Tyrrell and the Alfa 'fan' car, I just don't want F1 to become a spec car series.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: 59N
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I want 900-1,000 hp.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I want 900-1,000 hp.
That's coming for 2017. It's very easy to reach that with a turbo engine, it's mostly reliability and consumption that gets tricky.

Personally I like the engine formula they are using, not because it's green but because it seems to be attracting manufacturers, such as Honda. The sport has to be relevant for manufacturers or else we'll end up with the privateers only.

They need to give more freedom for aero, though, the cars are getting dangerously close to spec. LMP1 at WEC is growing year by year because design is a lot freer. Audi, Toyota, Porsche are being joined by Nissan this year.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Free Practice One. YES!!!!

All is right in the world.......
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Portland
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How does one guarantee you will never race in F-1 again? Go to court and try to force a team to put you in the seat. All I can say is wow. Well done Giedo van der Garde.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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How does one guarantee you will never race in F-1 again? Go to court and try to force a team to put you in the seat. All I can say is wow. Well done Giedo van der Garde.
I think he just wants to force a good settlement. They took his father in law's money and then pretended the contract didn't exist. Contracts have been a joke in F1 for far too long and it was about time a party took serious action. It looks like they are going to settle it in a matter of hours, because otherwise the team will (rightfully) be found in contempt of court and could see their assets seized in Australia. It's a shame it had to come to this, but Sauber have only themselves to blame.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:35 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Sauber is, indeed, a mess.

And I thought I had a realistic view of Honda's chances this season. Apparently I set the bar too high.
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