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April 16, 2015, 09:39:14 PM by John S
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Not just the 4 we know but Bianchi and Gutierrez too.
Colin Kolles says Jules Bianchi signed for Sauber just hours before his Suzuka crash.
Now call me old fashioned but how the hell did Monisha expect this crazy multi driver setup to work out without a court or other authorities being involved ???
Should think Sauber can now make serious money from seminars advising timeshare bandits and other charlatans.
April 16, 2015, 06:28:40 PM by lkjohnson1950
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Deep sea explorers were searching the sea floor for methane leaks in the Gulf of Mexico when a giant visitor came by to see what was up:
April 16, 2015, 02:22:16 PM by J.Clark | Views: 109 | Comments: 1
Here we go - seems like only last week we were racing in China.
Oh, right, so we were.
Bahrain International Circuit - one of several (now on the calendar) of Herman Tilke's purpose-designed tracks, many of which causes me to wonder, just what is the purpose (?). Not the worst by any means and it has produced some pretty good racing over the years, unlike a few that never (almost) have an exciting race. Wind and sand are problems here.
It is a 15 turn, 5.4 km (3.4 miles) circuit with four straights and DRS zones on two of them. Construction was begun in 2002 and the first race was in 2004. It cost £94M! Grands Prix have raced in each year except for 2011 so having missed the one year, this will be the 11th. It became a night race in 2014.
The lap record of 1:30.252 was set by Schumacher in 2004 in that awesome, bullet proof, Prancing Horse.
Previous race winners on the 2015 grid:
Alonso (3x) - this is not likely to produce a fourth for him
Massa (2x) - not a probable winner
Vettel (2x) - has a definite chance to make this number three
Hamilton - has the best chance to add a win to his total
Interestingly enough to mention is the fact that this race is won by the pole sitter less than half of the time.
There was good intra-team racing in 2014:
Rosberg started on pole and Hamilton won it, but the duel was certainly a fantastic show to watch.
Vettel qualified ahead of Ricciardo and lost out to his teammate.
Bottas started ahead of Massa and lost out to him in the end.
Kimi had a better starting position than Fred, but like the others, lost out.
There were six retirements, including both McLarens, a team I am sure hopes to turn that around this weekend.
I have a few images I think worthy - not sure how big they will be once posted, but . . .
One in particular I thought interesting as it shows speeds, G-forces and etc.
April 16, 2015, 01:30:56 PM by cosworth151
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Lewis Hamilton says that if teammate Nico Rosberg want to wants to race race him, he should bring it on.
"I grew up watching the sport. You want to see overtaking, you want to see a battle.
"I want the guy to be up my ass if he's got the pace to be up my ass, and if you can't defend it, you lose it.
"I want to race, man. This is motor racing. Racing," he emphasized.
"Nico didn't try (to overtake)," Hamilton continued. "They (Mercedes) said maybe he was just comfortable second and I said, 'Well, that's the difference between us.'"
Things should be interesting this week-end.
April 15, 2015, 09:39:49 AM by John S
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F1 writer Maurice Hamilton learns pitfalls in own hybrid.
The new tech can be frustrating but rewarding, and it's the future for all of us according to this ESPN post:-
April 15, 2015, 08:47:53 AM by John S
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No solution in sight for 6 weeks. - Crikey!
A fault with the piston design of Renaults 2015 power unit has been identified, according to the French broadcaster Canal Plus but the bad news for Red Bull and Toro Rosso there is no quick fix to the problem.
Problems across both Renault-powered teams marred the French marques weekend in China last weekend, after which Cyril Abiteboul said he hoped a fix could be identified and put in place in time for Bahrain, despite the turnaround of mere days.
But the latest news is alarming, as Canal Plus reports that the issue is in fact a fundamental flaw with the actual piston. Abiteboul is quoted as saying there can be no solution within the next six weeks.
Courtesy Grandprix247.com, Today.
April 14, 2015, 04:56:05 PM by Scott
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April 14, 2015, 02:09:52 PM by J.Clark | Views: 120 | Comments: 2
I was thinking that perhaps some of you have a particular race that is a favorite, and for which you would like to do the preview.
Here is the calendar; although, three are gone already. Have look, pick one, or more, but please - if you sign on for it, make sure the preview gets posted before the weekend's events begin.
Round Race Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 13 15
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit March 27 29
3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit April 10 12 Forum Book a tour
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit April 17 19
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya May 8 10
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo May 21 24
7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 5 7
8 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring June 19 21
9 British Grand Prix Silverstone July 3 5
10 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring July 24 26
11 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps August 21 23
12 Italian Grand Prix Monza September 4 6
13 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore September 18 20
14 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka September 25 27
15 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrom October 9 11
16 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas October 23 25
17 Mexican Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez October 30 November 1
18 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos November 13 15
19 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina November 27 29
This will perhaps prevent two people sort of butting heads on one.