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http://formulaspy.com/news/formula-1...-momentum-5930

So, just how reliable is Italian motorsports media? :-)
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So, just how reliable is Italian motorsports media? :-)
Reliable Italian is an oxymoron.

I'm not a big fan of The Alonso, but I have this fear that if he jumps ship it'll be the year Ferrari nails the design. Could you imagine he and Vettel seat swapping and Vettel reeling off four more chips? I'd be jumping out of my skin.

What is Red Bool without Newey? No one can answer that. Big gamble
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Reliable Italian is an oxymoron.

I'm not a big fan of The Alonso, but I have this fear that if he jumps ship it'll be the year Ferrari nails the design. Could you imagine he and Vettel seat swapping and Vettel reeling off four more chips? I'd be jumping out of my skin.

What is Red Bool without Newey? No one can answer that. Big gamble
2015 seems to me to be just as big a crap shoot as 2014 was. No one knows if the red car will finally turn the corner to competitiveness, will Honda/McLaren be a Playa', will <insert team name here> finally fix whatever is making them suck?

Lots of unknowns. It is a huge gamble for a driver to stay put or for a driver to move.
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So, just how reliable is Italian motorsports media? :-)

And yet, Alonso says he wants to extend his contract: Fernando Alonso wants to extend Ferrari stay


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Reliable Italian is an oxymoron.

I'm not a big fan of The Alonso, but I have this fear that if he jumps ship it'll be the year Ferrari nails the design. Could you imagine he and Vettel seat swapping and Vettel reeling off four more chips? I'd be jumping out of my skin.

What is Red Bool without Newey? No one can answer that. Big gamble


Talk about my worst nightmare.......Ferrari starts winning and I have to cheer for finger boy? Ugh.....
Now if they start winning and Kimi was the winner......

Yeah, I think Alonso's head would explode if Seb did that. I don't know how it wouldn't.

My take on next season.

Merc - will still be the dominate force. They can only improve from here.

RB - Newey is doing next year's car, so it will be great, even better than this year and Renault will be able to get more power out of their power unit, so they will be very competitive and probably trade wins with Merc throughout the year and consistently be on the podium.

Ferrari - they will make improvements, especially in the power unit and hopefully the ERS which will bring them closer and give them the chance to grab some podiums and hopefully luck out with a few wins, but unfortunately still third best.


I still don't think McLaren will be a threat. Williams and Force India will be more of the same. However, I don't think Williams will have as much success as this year, because RB and Ferrari will "hopefully" have the power to compete with the Merc units.


So, as an Alonso fan, yes, a move to RB would be smart and give him a better chance of success. I just don't see Ferrari making a MASSIVE recovery by next season. I would love to be wrong on this, but they just haven't shown that ability.

As a Ferrari fan, HELL NO! We need Alonso big time to squeeze the best possible result out of an inferior car.
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And yet, Alonso says he wants to extend his contract: Fernando Alonso wants to extend Ferrari stay






Talk about my worst nightmare.......Ferrari starts winning and I have to cheer for finger boy? Ugh.....
Now if they start winning and Kimi was the winner......

Yeah, I think Alonso's head would explode if Seb did that. I don't know how it wouldn't.

My take on next season.

Merc - will still be the dominate force. They can only improve from here.

RB - Newey is doing next year's car, so it will be great, even better than this year and Renault will be able to get more power out of their power unit, so they will be very competitive and probably trade wins with Merc throughout the year and consistently be on the podium.

Ferrari - they will make improvements, especially in the power unit and hopefully the ERS which will bring them closer and give them the chance to grab some podiums and hopefully luck out with a few wins, but unfortunately still third best.


I still don't think McLaren will be a threat. Williams and Force India will be more of the same. However, I don't think Williams will have as much success as this year, because RB and Ferrari will "hopefully" have the power to compete with the Merc units.


So, as an Alonso fan, yes, a move to RB would be smart and give him a better chance of success. I just don't see Ferrari making a MASSIVE recovery by next season. I would love to be wrong on this, but they just haven't shown that ability.

As a Ferrari fan, HELL NO! We need Alonso big time to squeeze the best possible result out of an inferior car.
What!? No way. Another year of Merc domination with some tweaking? I don't think so.
This year everyone was in a hurry to get a power unit together. Merc did it best and was granted a season pass with the engine freeze. Its a dream season for them and they should enjoy it while it lasts. Next year will not be more of the same.
All the teams have had some time and real world experience now with these power units. And Honda is entering the grid. There will be a shakeup.
And Ferrari isnt 3rd best. They are 4th best. But there are brighter things on the horizon my friend.
And last but not least.. Alonso isn't going anywhere.

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http://www.planet-f1.com/driver/1822...s-in-Singapore

Lotus will head to Singapore with new parts for the E22 in a bid to work their way inside the top ten.

As their disappointing season enters the final stint, Lotus have just eight World Championship points, a marked difference to last year's 315 points.

The team has only finished two grands prix inside the top ten, one was Spain while the other was Monaco.

Having scored in Monaco is a good sign for Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado as they head to Singapore, another street circuit.

"We are especially excited about the new brain transplant/upgrade we have for Pastor Maldonado," said technical director Nick Chester.

"Already we have seen a marked improvement in his performance in our state of the art simulator, it has reduced his propensity to collide with stationary objects by 51.34% and reduced his average lap times by 0.017 seconds.

Even further improvements are expected as Pastor become acclimatized to having something approaching a brain that functions normally," Mr Chester concluded.

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How about a fresh hot side order of F1 bull sh*t to go with your morning coffee?

http://m.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115888

Messages that appear to be coded are part of the ban. That's it boys. We have heard our last Multi21. The end of an era.
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The decline in attendance and tv viewing figures has certainly but the wind up them.

Bernie Ecclestone: F1 boss is 'not scared of anything' from http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/28893252

Except this exact situation, talk about a panicked response.
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It will be interesting to see how the teams deal with it.
The most interesting thing to me is that they are not allowed to discuss fuel flow or fuel savings.
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Well the team can say now
"Drink less water because it will not last till the end and you will be thirsty"

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They could always add one of these high tech puppies.



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It would have to be more like "Drink 1 notch less for the next 12 laps and then increase 1 notch and we'll see where we're at on lap 30."
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Well, Formula E has officially made it's sketchy debut.
Does anyone else think it's odd that they have to swap out the entire car mid-race instead of just the battery pack? Seems like this would make for a much more interesting pit stop and would ensure that your car has to finish just like every other series.

Maybe the tech is not far enough along to make this an easy thing to do.
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Does anyone else think it's odd that they have to swap out the entire car mid-race instead of just the battery pack? Seems like this would make for a much more interesting pit stop and would ensure that your car has to finish just like every other series.

Maybe the tech is not far enough along to make this an easy thing to do.

It's not that it's not easy, it's that it's too dangerous to do quickly. An accident like that could be worse than a fuel fire. Give it five years and the packs should be good for the whole race.
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Does anyone else think it's odd that they have to swap out the entire car mid-race instead of just the battery pack? Seems like this would make for a much more interesting pit stop and would ensure that your car has to finish just like every other series.

Maybe the tech is not far enough along to make this an easy thing to do.
Hard to say why.
It would be easy enough but kinda time consuming. Even if they designed them for a quick swap it would probably take 10-15 minutes minimum to do it. And it wouldnt just be replacing the battery pack. They would have to reset all the computers and check all the cars settings before they send him back out on track.
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