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  1. I personally think his grumpy demeanor, just his general vibe, is too off putting. Word has it that he is too harsh on his team, with a point-the-gun-and-shoot approach. Why is Renault not bothered about HIS performance. I think Renault, the whole team, deserve a better leader, then just a strict BOSS. What do you think? Thread heading changed with less provocative statement. Sakae
  2. Hi there! I'm new to this forum. During the quarantine boredom I've decided to create a F1 trivia quiz.It's not the most difficult one, but for the average f1 knowledged super fan like myself. Let me know what you guys think! Viktor
  3. Formula 1 faces a "difficult" decision as to when racing can start later this year, according to McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl. The sport is considering a number of options to start the season after the postponement of the first nine races as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Read More..
  4. British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, even though he did not win the World Championship. Moss retired from public life in January 2018 because of ongoing health problems. He spent 134 days in hospital after suffering a chest infection while on holiday in Singapore in December 2016. Moss won 16 of the 66 F1 races he competed in from 1951 to 1961. He became the first British driver to win a home grand prix in 1955 at Aintree. Moss famously lost out on the F1 title in 1958 to compatriot Mike Hawthorn after vouching for his rival and preventing him being disqualified when he was accused of reversing on track in the late-season Portuguese Grand Prix. Four times a runner-up in the F1 drivers' championship, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1961. Together with his fine f1 career, Moss was regarded as a motor-racing all-rounder and racked up a total of 212 victories in all competitions. He was an outstanding rally driver and in 1955 set a new course record in winning the famous Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile race around Italy. Moss was effectively forced to retire from top-level motorsport in 1962 after a crash at Goodwood left him in a coma for a month and partially paralysed for six months. However, he continued to race in historic cars and legends events until the age of 81. He is survived by his third wife, Susie.
  5. US-owned Haas have become the fifth Formula 1 team to put a major part of their workforce on enforced leave as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Read More..
  6. Renault says "the vast majority" of staff at its UK Formula 1 base have been put on enforced absence until at least the end of May. Read More..
  7. A meeting of Formula 1 bosses to discuss a lowering of the sport's budget cap has been postponed until next week.The top teams, concerned the challenges of the plan for them have not been fully understood, have provided further information to F1 and the FIA. Read More..
  8. Formula 1 could still hold a world championship this year even if the season cannot start until October, managing director Ross Brawn says.Brawn said F1 was looking at closed-door races as a way to start the season once the coronavirus crisis eases and "every permutation is being discussed". Read More..
  10. 1. First, make the car look like 2008 season, but wider (as wide as the late 80s - mid 90s cars & the current 2017 F1 cars which is 2m wide instead of 1.8m wide) and wider thicker tyres (as wide and as thick as 2017 F1 tyres). And larger wheel diameter (as large as Indycar's wheel). Add a little bit of 2017 F1 cars' improved aerodynamics is fine, but don't change the 2008 F1 car shape. Also, flexible parts of the chassis like Red Bull used to have on their 2009 car flexible front wings and like Ferrari had earlier this year on their flexible floor. What's wrong with it if it makes the car faster? It should be allowed and instead it should be the new regulation! 2. And then, bring back the V10 engine. But, make the V10 engine 3.6 l instead of 3.0 l or 3.5 l. With the angle of the engine remains at 90°. Also, don't put rev limiter on the engine, don't put limitation on the oil burn, and don't put limitation on the exhaust flow if it makes the car slower. Not just that, these kind of regulation actually killing innovation! 3. Stop making the tyres degrade easily. More pit stops doesn't mean more exciting race if the drivers can't always push the cars to the limit just for saving the tyres. 4. Last but not least, add Quad (4) Turbo Chargers, Quad (4) Super Chargers, Formula-e Electric Engine, Formula-e Electric Motor, Formula-e Electric Battery, ERS (Energy Recovery System) with MGU-K and MGU-H, Dual (front and back) DRS (Drag Reduction System), Blown Diffuser, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), TC (Traction Control), NOS (Nitrous Oxide), Methanol, radiator, and 360° T-Cam.
  11. F1 Bmw Williams FW26 #Montoya races through London' s regent street show 6 july 2004 Team : #Williams Car : #FW26 Engine : BMW P84 2998cc V10 naturally aspirated Mid-mounted Tyres : #Michelin
  12. Hi everyone! My name is Richard Melville. I am a former racing driver. I drove GT cars in Europe in early sixties, Formula Supervees and Atlantic in the States and Canada, and finally in New Zealand in the mid-seventies. I often look around to find a good novel about motor-racing but have never been able to find one. So, I decided to write one and called it: Grand Prix: Formula One in the deadly years. The novel is about Formula 1 motor-racing driver in the deadly years of the 1970s. This is what people say about the book so far: "Over the years I have tried to find a good Formula 1 novel. I finally found it" - Douglas Harper "I just finished reading the novel and enjoyed it very much. I would not be surprised if it becomes a movie. I think it would make a great one. It is one of the best novels I have read in a long time, if not the best ever" - Bob Costey Here you may find out about the book: Alternatively, you may read the excerpt of the book here: Appreciate your time.
  13. As a lot of people are, I'm curious as to how the 2014 cars will look and sound, so I thought I'd make a little mock up of how I think the Mclaren may look that year, taking into account the low noses, lowered bulkhead, the possible front rollbar, slightly further forward sidepods and the thought that turbo F1 cars in past years have tended not to have the airbox on top, which may be an option for teams in 2014. From this angle you can't see the other features such as narrower front wings or missing rear Beam Wing, but according to the regulations I imagine the Mclaren might look like this: Now I'm not fully versed in F1 technology or anything, so I have no idea if it'd look anything like this, but I kinda hope it does to be honest because I think it looks rather good actually! (This article explains the changes and such) As for how they might sound, judging by the type of engine, size and power, it could sound pretty similar to this: If anyone else feels like making their own interesting mock-ups then feel free to post them here!
  14. So I keep hearing people worrying about the possible fuel saving in races next year and I've been thinking, will it really be as bad as people say? So they will have to use 50kg less fuel during the race, but think about this: 1. They will have less drag, at least initially, which will use less fuel. 2. For 33 seconds every lap, 161 of the horsepower developed by the car will be generated by the KERS (ERS) and NOT the engine, add that up over the length of the race and that's a significant amount of strain/focus taken off of the engine/fuel. 3. It's a smaller capacity V6 Turbo which was presumably picked because it would use less fuel too. 4. No longer will teams be able to exploit exhaust gases for aerodynamic effect, so no more wasting extra fuel burning it and throwing it through the diffuser on every downshift/throttle application. 5. Tracks like Monaco will be no problem as the drivers rarely reach full throttle as it is, allowing the drivers to push the entire race without worrying about the fuel. 6. The tyres will not wear out like in recent years anymore, they will need to be much harder, much more conservative, so if there is any point in the race where a driver does need to turn the power down for a while (As they tend to do anyway), it would simply be the equivilent of a tyre degrading this year, it will be taken into account for the strategy, and even then, I imagine most fuel saving would be done after a driver has come out of the pits, while sitting in clear air, with no other drivers near enough to challenge them as the field briefly spreads out, so we won't see a train of cars one behind the other not pushing for the overtake. In the 80's, cars ran out of fuel all the time, they must've done some level of fuel saving back then too. Taking all this into account, I don't believe that there will be all that much fuel saving needed, certainly not as much as people are making out and certainly not in such a noticeable way that it reduces the spectacle on-track, the drivers will be able to push a lot harder than this year and may simply have to implement some of the lift-and-coast style techniques that they learned this year too, what do you think? - Dan
  15. Hi all - I am new to this site so please bear with me. I have the chance of tickets for the 8th July. Vale or Farm Curve ? Do they both have large TV screens ? Many thanks
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