Di Resta favourite for Williams by Andy B
[Today at 03:52:49 PM]
New for 2018 - Aston Martin Red Bull Racing by Jericoke
[Today at 03:04:27 PM]
Engine Penalties by Alianora La Canta
[Today at 11:21:23 AM]
Improved Safety Barriers by Scott
[September 23, 2017, 08:23:28 PM]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARRELL! by Andy B
[September 22, 2017, 08:18:06 PM]
F1 Forum with chat about the latest Formula 1 news from around the World.
Today at 03:52:49 PM by Andy B
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I'm reading more that Paul Di Resta is favourite for the Williams drive as doubts on Kubica's ability still stand, PDR certainly did himself no harm standing in for Massa especially as he had never driven the car before qualifying.
I would like to see him get the drive and it would also encourage all those other reserve drivers.
September 25, 2017, 09:19:33 PM by lkjohnson1950
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Motor Trend gathered 12 of the world's supercars for a super drag race. Surprize!
September 25, 2017, 02:01:37 PM by cosworth151
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Aston Martin will become the title sponsor of Red Bull racing for next season. The team will be Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.
Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer, said: "Title partnership is the next logical step for our Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing. We are enjoying the global brand awareness that a revitalised Formula One provides. The power unit discussions (in Formula One) are of interest to us, but only if the circumstances are right. We are not about to enter an engine war with no restrictions in cost or dynamometer hours but we believe that if the FIA can create the right environment we would be interested in getting involved."
So, will next season's car be an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda?
September 23, 2017, 07:01:53 PM by cosworth151
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I read this article on improved safety barriers & thought I'd pass it along. Long time GT racer Spencer Pumpelly makes a good case for tire curtains. These are tire stacks that are fastened together into rows. Several of these rows, or "curtains", are set up in front of the wall with a gap between each row.
Pumpelly points out how these do a much better job of safely slowing cars that run full speed off the track & straight at the wall. He refers to them as "rogue cars." I agree with him that this should be made more common.
September 22, 2017, 09:21:05 PM by lkjohnson1950
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While most of us ( and probably most of F1 ) wish the FIA would do away with grid penalties for power unit failures, the FIA in it's infinite stupidity will tighten the rules on engine parts replacement which will surely result in more ridiculous penalties being enforced. They might as well draw straws for grid spots.
September 22, 2017, 08:13:54 PM by lkjohnson1950
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One of my all time favorite drivers, Hans Stuck talks about the Audi GTO effort. Stuck always seemed to be having a ton of fun driving race cars when other drivers were darkly serious. Audi had less power, a turboed I5 giving 720 BHP, but all wheel drive gave it better brakes and made it easier on it's tires.
September 20, 2017, 03:10:26 PM by Jericoke
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I'm very much a meat an potatoes (and chocolate) kind of girl, but more and more people going vegan is hard to ignore.
I suspect that in another generation or so, veganism will be normal and eating meat will be seen with some disdain. I'm not looking forward to those days at all, but I am aware of the environmental costs of raising meat, so I do get it.