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  1. D/T 2021.09.23  15:54 CEST


    Asked if signing for another year was ever really in doubt, Vettel said: "Not really in the end. The excitement for next year, the new car, the new regs, where the team is going, it looks very promising. 

    “We don’t know until next year but it is great to be part of it. I don’t know if there’s a timing line in general when people expect an answer or not.

    "There were lots of things in my mind, but what matters, in the end, is going forward it’s clear what is going to happen.”

    Sebastian is staying positive, therefore it's perhaps time for me to do the same. He believes in podium and P1, and that should be good enough for me.

  2. D/T 2021.09.22  21:10 CEST


    Red Bull designer Adrian Newey will not be joining Martin Whitmarsh in heading to Aston Martin.

    That is good news, as much as I can say. AM is not a team which can provide the same - everything - as RB has. Last they communicated in 2014 (and what was made public), there was friction between him and Vettel. I am not sure if it got any better since Seb's last days there. The other day Newey made some snotty remarks about Vettel's debriefing sessions, so I gather rift is still there.

  3. D/T 2021.09.22  16:33 CEST


    The 2021 Formula 1 season is now over two thirds complete and with the battle for the driver’s championship as close as it has been in many years, we would all hope for it to be decided by the driving, and not resource management namely: F1 PU penalties.

    PU elements should not decide championship, writes M. Kay.

    I find his article rather amusing.. Where have you been fellow for past 6 years when Hamilton had what amounts to basically a free ride with miracle PU? Now, when he suddenly has competition, PU should (stop) deciding who wins?

    No kidding.

    Having said that, penalties to a driver (as opposed to a team only), seem rather unfair, however we are ranting about it for years, and now when Hamilton is in trouble, suddenly it is a problem? It is what it is, they all suffer, it is unfair, but table it in right time. Increasing number of races someone had to approve. Go and ask him whether technical-sporting rules for 18 race or rules for 25 races should be the same.





  4. D/T 2021.09.22  09:37 CEST


    Vettel issues new F1 engine demand

    Is there need for such excessive and at the same time inaccurate headlines? UK media at work...false flag one after another, hallmark of the industry.

    Fact is, Seb has taken environmental concerns to his heart, and when he was asked about ongoing discussions regarding desirable specs for 2025 engines, he presented his personal views as coherent, and relevant opinion. Technology should have relevancy be road cars, he said. If one takes time to read what he actually said, his concerns make a lot of sense, and it is certainly conversation worth having.

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    Former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is set to join Aston Martin in the new role of CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies

    When I thought ... they always prove me wrong. It has not been clarified yet how this change affects Tobias Moers (who is there about 5 months). Fact is, being responsible for a racing division together with road cars business is a big bite to chew on, but ...Seb, bees are waiting for you; run while there is still time. 

    Do know now why it took Seb so long to think about it?

  6. 1 hour ago, BradSpeedMan said:

    How did F1 get to this, where another series seems more appealing to drivers

    I think following article just scratches surface (IMO) of deeper problem, however contains element worth the thought.

    It's not only issue with media, but that style permeates management of whole F1. 

  7. D/T 2021.09.21  12:08 CEST


    Speaking after his masterclass at the iconic Laguna Seca, Grosjean explained the differences between F1 and Indycar: “It’s the freedom of driving the car the way you like to drive it.

    “You don’t need to look after charging mode, push mode, tire temperature, tire window, so on and so on. You just go in the car, leave the pit lane, then you push every single lap. You play a bit with your bars. But as I said, you push, push, push, come in, pit, new tires.”

    Sounds like something Seb is dreaming about for years.

  8. What makes sense to one, might not makes sense to his fellow man. In which country you live that this would be news to you? BTW, aren't you afraid of mental degradation while on the path back to hieroglyphics sending smoke signals on what is probably latest technology creation? I am getting somewhat exhausted by wasted time and energy when I have to google for explanation of meaning what I am reading.  

  9. D/T 2021.09.19  17:09 CEST

    Why one-shot qualifying should replace F1's new sprint event

    I am not on board with the idea that one-shot for qualification will solve anything. I do actually like style which was in the play when Schumacher was racing. To me 3-shots should be just right amount. Fastest lap for each car counts.

    1. 1st lap - warm up 
    2. 2nd lap - heat / timed lap
    3. 3rd lap - cool down / pit
    4. For yellow or red flags clock stops.

    Three attempts, that's all. Current elimination makes no good sense to me whatsoever. Teams have their reasons why they cannot go at it in Q1  and then whole weekend is messed up. Secondly, in rapidly changing ambient condition, some drivers are eliminated not because they are not good enough, but because their lap was timed in bad conditions, and that's not fair at all IMO.

  10. D/T 2021.09.18  18:48 CEST


    Fernando Alonso believes F1's 'sprint' trail demonstrates the sport is seeking an improvement that is "not needed".

    Lord help me, otherwise I will end up liking this man. Unfortunately (I think) Brawn and his crowd wan't listen to a reason. 

    Alonso is referring to Sprint races, which already were given thumbs down by several drivers and TP alike in public. How many more remain in silence is of course another matter.  

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