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  1. D/T 2021.08.10 08:15 CEST Maybe they are planning to drag Supreme Court, Boris Johnson, and Donal J. Trump into this, all for receiving even more publicity (according to someone on this forum). The thing is, sometimes "publicity" cost money.
  2. D/T 2021.08.09 19:46 CEST That's that.
  3. D/T 2021.08.09 16:20 CEST Both statements are most recent; one by a driver who seeks promotion in Ferrari ranks, and second one by a key decision maker. Difficulties with convergence are rather obvious.
  4. D/T 2021.08.07 16:03 CEST Seb is the victim of this incident, and as it is out of his hands, he cannot fix it. The fallout is between AM and FiA. I am just hoping it is not going to get worse than it is, if AM looses the appeal. The car is impounded, and it would be first, if FiA allows AM to take a car apart and mount a new pump. FiA is capable (and known to) stiffen penalty if they feel the appeal is frivolous, like it or not.
  5. D/T 2021.08.07 11:27 CEST Technical aspects explained. IMO an article worth reading.
  6. D/T 2021.08.06 19:57 CEST It would be nice if Seb gets his place back, but I have my doubts. My memory is not what it used to be, which is perhaps a reason why I am failing recall a single case when FiA would back off, after they didn't extracted correct amount of fuel as stipulated by the technical directive.
  7. I am happy for Seb when opportunity knocked on the door, he took it. I've read about his struggle behind the race leader, despite having slightly faster car. Then he did not make it into pits on the last lap. Pitty. This is what Seb said: AM has some work to do.
  8. OK, but these are (I think) separate issues which FiA is not addressing. Seb's challenges with overtaking are not issues they talking about. They also not concerning themselves with alleged gains in speed due to "lighter on weight" car. They want - per regulations - after race 1 litre of fuel, and the didn't get it. That's the reason why the car was disqualified. For AM to claim NO, fuel is there is rather strange, especially when FiA already gave the team several chances to recover that fuel for them. AM is not the first car which had trouble with overtaking in dirty air; that happens all the time, yet that 1 liter of fuel must be always available. In any car after race. We will see how this ends.
  9. D/T 2021.08.06 08:26 CEST I am not sure about wisdom of this strategy. FiA is known to take dim view on what they consider frivolous claims. What do we know from reports about this incident, AM was given every chance to correct the situation on the spot. FiA also offered to impound the car until a new pump can be mounted, but my understanding is, that AM rejected such offer (for reasons on their own). Is it then frivolous claim? I don't know, but it will be probably very unusual favour to Stroll if they reverse the decision, which was not available to other teams as far as I can recall. If AM succeed, in that case there will be some teams mighty unhappy about it. Damage is done either way, and my bet is, that Seb probably is sick of it already, and who knows whether he still cares.
  10. D/T 2021.08.05 11:57 CEST Ralf is correct that there is (assumed) correlation between vehicle weight, and fuel consumption. It puzzles me the accuracy he dares to estimate the gain Vettel presumably benefitted from lighter car. Ralf would need to know a lot of data to make the claim, despite having some knowledge with similar calculations performed when he was racing, hence his sense is probably not far off, however cars are heavier now. Vehicle weight, conditions of tires, and so on, it all makes the difference on rate of fuel consumption. Perhaps then speculation of this kind are not very useful. AM had relevant data in real time, yet they miscalculated, and I think so is Ralf. Car No. 5 was disqualified not because Vettel was faster over Hamilton (yeah, and on which race lap he began to benefit???), but because FiA needs a sample of certain size for fuel profiling after race, which is 1 litre.
  11. This is unfortunate incident, but rules are black and while, lady says. Well explained. I feel sorry for Sebastian, but he is tougher than I am, and he will live.
  12. Too many redundant headlines about AM is going to appeal decision to exclude car #5 from last race. They would loose that appeal, and AM knows that. FiA already stated that AM was given every opportunity to prove compliance with regulations, however AM failed at that. Sebastian lost his points due to shortage of about 3/4 litre of fuel. He is however leaving Hungary with reprimand for wearing unapproved piece of clothing. I do not agree with Seb about that, but it was his decision not to comply with orders. I like Seb, but I am against dragging politics of any kind into the sport arena. Hamilton didn't receive reprimand for his politics. (Noted.) I didn't watch the race, but I can read post race comments, and my initial reaction (above) was rather premature. Certification of race results is there for a reason. Main thing is, now Hamilton and his clan can be happy. Some fans critique Vettel for not being able to overtake Ocon in a "superior" car. (I am not sure how do they know car was superior, despite Seb admission, he could go faster.) It's pity, but not really surprising, that Hamilton was not subjected to the same criticism despite driving in really proven superior vehicle yet. I read headlines - Ocon defeated Vettel (nothing about Vettel defeated Hamilton keeping him behind), and so it goes...that's F1 of today.
  13. Good day for both, Esteban and Sebastian. They will have something to be happy about over summer break. Good stuff.
  14. Hello, hello. I have been wondering about your well being... very nice to hear from you, radical-one. About Yuki - he is talented, no doubt about that, but little gun-ho. That is not necessarily bad. He deserves his nomination. I fully support that. Mick seems to be more measured. He is unfortunatley just in a different company.
  15. D/T 2021.07.25 12:50 CEST No need for two Vettel's in one team. I don't want to read tea leafs, but I am hoping such declarations aren't preamble to explanation later on why Vettel will be replaced with another hopeful.
  16. My favourite driver. My favourite person in F1.
  17. On 2021.07.14 6:01 (UTC) I am sorry Brad, but I take a slightly different point of view. I perceive Mr. Stroll as a man who is not experienced in science of engineering and F1 style racing, therefore consequently he seems to be running from one extreme statement to another, making rather dubious claims. First, drunk with success last year he set his sight on the bar for this year which did not made much sense. Today, just a few months later, top podium is for him 5 years away. I think he was wrong then, and he is most likely wrong now. 5 years for development is period often quoted (parrotted) for new entrants into a sport who are in proverbial sq 1, trying to settled in. Brown made similar statements, but Seidl apparently had different ideas, and it pays off. AM is not a new entrant by any standard, and considering where they were last year, despite this year is a lost opportunity, recovery should be on the way. There are regulatory changes coming next year, and AM should be able to mingle with Mercedes power plant in top 5 group on regular basis, and win here and there. In 5 years - who knows what will happen. Each team has their own idiosyncrasy which could be exasperated by forthcoming changes to some, yet offering unexpected opportunity for someone else. I think F1 mindset aims must be planning for wins not 5 years from now, but by next race, and one after that, and so on. That's the only way to live in this business. Just execute next race slightly better than in the previous one. That's a slope of progression which would make sense to me.
  18. I fear that Mick's career will not be even remotely successful as his father's. English over-representation in F1 has no interest in promoting his career, and I think the same could be said about Italians. He is with a wrong team, and rumours have it, that he might jump from one paddle of dung into another next year. In his age he should have been a leading candidate at AlphaTauri as a potential replacement for Perez at RBR when time is ripe. In reality, he is nowhere near that situation. Ferrari is not hiring, MB the same as they are preoccupided pandering to British interest, and RBR is out of reach. I think Mick should talk to his family, and re-orient his career into different direction. Go to school, become an engineer, built your own car. I certainly will move on once Vettel is done. I had enough of fans, Braun, Brown, so called journalists, talking heads, and FiA baked convenient rules, flexible law, and so on. Enough is enough.
  19. On 2021.07.06 15:24 (UTC) That's an impactful change. Under budgetary reductions, several teams will go through staff reduction, consequently people with F1 experience should be available for hire. Challenge for AM is filtering those people who have experience that is needed, and are they monozukuri oriented. Resources built up is a step forward.
  20. This was first time in many years I have made a deliberate choice to do something else, and did not watched the race.
  21. I do suggest before you critique Vettel (again), that you first pick up some reading on the subject. Vettel did not blocked Alonso as you claim, safely or otherwise. Not all media like facts, and vilification of this German driver is their favourite past time. Vettel has merely followed protocol agreed and accepted by all drivers. Vettel is a clear victim in this mess whoever got ball rolling, but FiA cannot be bothered. Drivers or a team - no problem for them. Vettel lost position and got another penalty point on his crime-sheet. This almost certainly would not happen to some other drivers. Drivers who broke that agreement actually were let go Scott free by the same FiA officials. Alonso absolved Vettel from any wrongdoing.
  22. I've passed the angry barrier some time ago. Vettel was also awarded another 1 demerit point over and above 3 places pushback on the starting grid.
  23. My error. I should have said in Q3. (Not Q1) Regarding the other stuff...I find Korean dramas somewhat more pleasing.
  24. On 2021.07.03 14:02 (UTC) AM drivers are in Q1, however hard to say it's on merit. Grid is chaotic. Ferrari for example are out of place, and so on. In any case, I take it. It was not a bad day.
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