or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › 2013 Formula 1 in HD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2013 Formula 1 in HD - Page 149  

post #4441 of 4793
It's reported that McLaren have a clear advantage so far in engine development,Williams knows a thing or two about the KERS devices plus other reg.changes,it could be a wild year.
post #4442 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

Trust me brother, I HOPE that it is true next year! Maybe the rest of the teams will have a chance then!
Well, here is what Prost has to say:

Alain Prost reckons rather than bringing an end to Red Bull's reign, next year's changes will fire up the reigning World Champions.

Next season Formula One will undergo major changes spearheaded by the move from 2.4-litre V8 engines to 1.6-litre turbocharged V6s with Energy Recovery Systems.

It is hoped amongst Red Bull's rivals that the new regulations will level the playing field.

However, former World Champion Prost believes what they will instead do is prevent Red Bull from slipping into complacency.

"In a way Sebastian and the team, they are lucky that there is a change of regulations," Prost said.

"They have won four times, which is really exceptional. But with this new regulation you cannot lose the motivation because you are obliged to work again.

"Adrian [Newey] is obviously very happy as he has a new bone, a new target, and that is fantastic."
post #4443 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

It's reported that McLaren have a clear advantage so far in engine development.
How so?
IIRC, they will be using MB engines again.
post #4444 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by oink View Post

How so?
IIRC, they will be using MB engines again.
My bad,I meant MB.IIRC they were reported to have a huge advantage in up.
post #4445 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

My bad,I meant MB.IIRC they were reported to have a huge advantage in up.

Yeah, we discussed this a ways back. There were reports that Merc was supposedly making 100 hp more than everyone else with the new engines. I think that is pretty much impossible unless the engine specs are very lax, which I doubt. Besides, it takes fuel to make that hp, and they are only allowed x amount per race, so it wouldn't be advantageous anyways. Well, I guess it would help you qualify at the front and then you could hole shot everyone and then conserve fuel. I still doubt it, but we will see.
post #4446 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeus33 View Post

Yeah, we discussed this a ways back. There were reports that Merc was supposedly making 100 hp more than everyone else with the new engines. I think that is pretty much impossible unless the engine specs are very lax, which I doubt. Besides, it takes fuel to make that hp, and they are only allowed x amount per race, so it wouldn't be advantageous anyways. Well, I guess it would help you qualify at the front and then you could hole shot everyone and then conserve fuel. I still doubt it, but we will see.
I doubt it too, but it wouldn't be surprising if someone's engine next year is clearly BETTER than the other 2.
Certainly, the new turbos will be a fascinating topic for discussion next year.wink.gif
post #4447 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

My bad,I meant MB.IIRC they were reported to have a huge advantage in HP.

Mclaren will have them for one year. Then it's back to Honda. I hope Merc doesn't treat Mclaren like Lotus treats Kimi after a half year.


Honestly, with the limits on RPM and fuel, the power train stuff is losing it's luster a little bit for me. Keeping costs in check is one thing, but this whole push for efficiency and re-gen is a little boring IMO. We've already got guys "holding position" instead or racing because of the tires. I want tires that wear out, but the last couple years have been pretty bad. Couple that with teams potentially turning down the fuel in order to finish and it's not resembling Formula ONE quite like it used to.

Don't mean to be a downer here, I truly hope I'm wrong and it's awesome.
post #4448 of 4793
I don't know what the solution is regarding reducing costs.
I understand the reasoning, still, it's a paradox.
post #4449 of 4793
Yes, it is a paradox hidden in an enigma wrapped in a too tight grid girl skirt smothered in onions.

Sorry I don't mean to bring up the whole drinking thing again, but it is 6:15 on a Saturday night.

Oink, at this point you should be fueling up the Euro Snob-Copter and packing your smoking jacket, plus some fine meats and cheeses in anticipation of next weeks race.

Remember, as you are flying over the masses, they look like ants because they are ants.


smile.gifwink.gif
post #4450 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Yes, it is a paradox hidden in an enigma wrapped in a too tight grid girl skirt smothered in onions.

Sorry I don't mean to bring up the whole drinking thing again, but it is 6:15 on a Saturday night.

Oink, at this point you should be fueling up the Euro Snob-Copter and packing your smoking jacket, plus some fine meats and cheeses in anticipation of next weeks race.

Remember, as you are flying over the masses, they look like ants because they are ants.


smile.gifwink.gif
And don't forget the red wine. :-) ,and the cowboy hat.
post #4451 of 4793
And don't forget,you represent all of us on this fine thread,act accordingly.
post #4452 of 4793
Where is Mr. Oink? I wanna open a beer and toast

post #4453 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Yes, it is a paradox hidden in an enigma wrapped in a too tight grid girl skirt smothered in onions.

Sorry I don't mean to bring up the whole drinking thing again, but it is 6:15 on a Saturday night.

Oink, at this point you should be fueling up the Euro Snob-Copter and packing your smoking jacket, plus some fine meats and cheeses in anticipation of next weeks race.

Remember, as you are flying over the masses, they look like ants because they are ants.


smile.gifwink.gif
Just so you know, I will be thinking about the lower classes....

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

And don't forget the red wine. :-) ,and the cowboy hat.
Cowboy hats are for posers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevew24963 View Post

And don't forget,you represent all of us on this fine thread,act accordingly.
I promise (sort of) to avoid being incarcerated....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Where is Mr. Oink? I wanna open a beer and toast

Meet me in Austin next week and I'll buy you a bottle of beer 1792 Bordeaux.
post #4454 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by oink View Post

Meet me in Austin next week and I'll buy you a bottle of beer 1792 Bordeaux.

Holy sh*t!!

Seriously? I'm 2-hours away. Only problem is the overnight stay. Do I have to pay $100+ for a room?

PM incoming biggrin.gif
post #4455 of 4793
Holy sh** LOL

Driving 2-hours and the cost of mileage is not a problem. The only issue is I have to find a place to stay.

Could we coordinate this? Do you have family in Austin? My brother recently graduated Masters of Computer Science but moved out of state rolleyes.gif

Let me know biggrin.gif
post #4456 of 4793
Damn, just heard that Kimi Räikkönen will miss the final two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season, as he is opting to undergo a back operation next week. Lotus is yet to confirm who will take his place for the American and Brazilian events. Kimi will fly to Salzburg in Austria for early back surgery. Having initially flared up in Singapore, his condition is now said to be too intolerable for further racing this year.

I wonder if he will be to drive next year, what should Ferrari do now? Cant sign a firm contract with a driver if Kimi may drive next year, but if Kimi doesnt drive next year and all the best drivers are under contract, then what? Wish they could sign Hulkenberg now.

Anyway, too bad, i wanted to see Kimi drive in the Austin race. Hope Fernando is okay for that race, anyone got any news on how Fernando is doing?
post #4457 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Damn, just heard that Kimi Räikkönen will miss the final two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season, as he is opting to undergo a back operation next week. Lotus is yet to confirm who will take his place for the American and Brazilian events. Kimi will fly to Salzburg in Austria for early back surgery. Having initially flared up in Singapore, his condition is now said to be too intolerable for further racing this year.

I wonder if he will be to drive next year, what should Ferrari do now? Cant sign a firm contract with a driver if Kimi may drive next year, but if Kimi doesnt drive next year and all the best drivers are under contract, then what? Wish they could sign Hulkenberg now.

Anyway, too bad, i wanted to see Kimi drive in the Austin race. Hope Fernando is okay for that race, anyone got any news on how Fernando is doing?

Various tweets are saying Davide Valsecchi; Lotus reserve driver. There was another quoting Hulk's management that he would be unlikely to fill in.

I wonder how much the money BS played into Kimi's decision to have his surgery now rather than later?

I also saw a tweet from Fred saying it had been a difficult week but hopefully the coming weeks are better. Not exactly a firm statement that all is well.

Brian

PS: Yes, I get all my F1 news from Twitter. :-)
Edited by BGLeduc - 11/10/13 at 10:12am
post #4458 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Damn, just heard that Kimi Räikkönen will miss the final two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season
DOUBLE DAMN.frown.gif

Quote:
I wonder if he will be to drive next year, what should Ferrari do now? Cant sign a firm contract with a driver if Kimi may drive next year, but if Kimi doesnt drive next year and all the best drivers are under contract, then what? Wish they could sign Hulkenberg now.
THAT, my friend, is a very good question.confused.gif
I have no clue as to what Driver Contracts have to say about these things.

Quote:
Anyway, too bad, i wanted to see Kimi drive in the Austin race.
You and me both.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post


I wonder how much the money BS played into Kimi's decision to have his surgery now rather than later?
Only Kimi knows for sure.wink.gif

Quote:
I also saw a tweet from Fred saying it had been a difficult week but hopefully the coming weeks are better. Not exactly a firm statement that all is well.
Great, all we need is to lose him too.rolleyes.gif
Edited by oink - 11/10/13 at 9:59am
post #4459 of 4793
You would think Force India would want to focus their energies on other things....rolleyes.gif


Force India sent an observer to a ‘filming day’ conducted this week by world champions Red Bull Racing.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said Force India, the Silverstone based team, sent the observer because it suspects F1′s dominant team may be exploiting a loophole in the strict testing ban.

Correspondent Michael Schmidt said that while teams are supposed to only run their cars for promotional and filming purposes, some teams including Force India suspect Red Bull might be testing new parts.

That suspicion was fueled by the fact that, although ostensibly for filming, Red Bull usually runs all of its promotional test days at the same Rockingham circuit.

So Force India applied to be allowed to send an observer to Red Bull’s latest Rockingham ‘filming’, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Another suspicion is that Red Bull, who this year took a big step forward in the second half of the season, might have found a way around the ‘factory shutdown’ period.

Dr. Helmut Marko rubbished that suggestion, insisting: “If we were better after the summer break, it’s because although the factory was closed
, our brains were not.”
post #4460 of 4793
Interesting, but i dont fault Force India, its good to see teams keeping other teams on their toes.

As to the Red Bull improvement in the second half, i think it was due to the new tires that came out during the year, which i think really helped them. Stiffer tire walls fell right into the way the RB cars were designed and it made a big positive difference.

Plus who knows what else they might have done.......wink.gif
post #4461 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Hope Fernando is okay for that race, anyone got any news on how Fernando is doing?

James Allen's site had this a couple days ago.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2013/11/ferrari-waiting-on-alonsos-fitness-for-us-grand-prix-as-raikkonen-tries-2014-seat/

Supposedly today (Monday) will be when a decision is reached. Interesting that they use the article to again fan the flames of a possible rift between Ferrari and Fred.

BGL
post #4462 of 4793
Fred tweeted the following:

Hello! Packing the bag for Austin, with some pain still, but eager and confident to help the Team. I will try to give 100% as always!

So, looks like he has been cleared to drive.

Brian
post #4463 of 4793
And I guess this confirms the rumors.

http://www.williamsf1.com/Team/Media/News/The-Williams-F1-Team-announces-its-2014-driver-line-up/

Hopefully the rules changes will result in a competitive Williams.

Brian
post #4464 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by oink View Post

Meet me in Austin next week and I'll buy you a bottle of beer 1792 Bordeaux.

Holy sh*t!!

Seriously? I'm 2-hours away. Only problem is the overnight stay. Do I have to pay $100+ for a room?

PM incoming biggrin.gif

Last year we had to pay $240/night for a Super 8 in Bastrop, but it was a really laid back drive to and from the track coming from the east.
post #4465 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

And I guess this confirms the rumors.

http://www.williamsf1.com/Team/Media/News/The-Williams-F1-Team-announces-its-2014-driver-line-up/

Hopefully the rules changes will result in a competitive Williams.

Brian
Williams must really be hurting for them to sign Massa.
It isn't like the guy will be winning any races.

The big question now is whether Maldy gets the Lotus seat now.eek.gif
post #4466 of 4793
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

And I guess this confirms the rumors.

http://www.williamsf1.com/Team/Media/News/The-Williams-F1-Team-announces-its-2014-driver-line-up/

Hopefully the rules changes will result in a competitive Williams.

Brian

Can this really be viewed as anything other than a has-been driver going to a has-been team?

At least he's still several steps above getting a NASCAR drive. tongue.gif
post #4467 of 4793
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

And I guess this confirms the rumors.

http://www.williamsf1.com/Team/Media/News/The-Williams-F1-Team-announces-its-2014-driver-line-up/

Hopefully the rules changes will result in a competitive Williams.

Brian

Can this really be viewed as anything other than a has-been driver going to a has-been team?

At least he's still several steps above getting a NASCAR drive. tongue.gif

Massa supposedly has a Brazillian sponsorship dollars he can bring along, but then again Maldanado also paid.
post #4468 of 4793
post #4469 of 4793
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/11/11/venezuela-seizes-stores/3497003/

With stuff like this going on, I find it hard to believe that Maldonado will have his ~$40 million bucks to bring with him next season. If I recall, there were previous news stories indicating that all government sponsorship deals were frozen and under review.

Brian
post #4470 of 4793
We did take a large trash can liner "ponchos" in the hip pocket for Saturday last year, never got them out. We did have to stop and buy sun screen. IIRC, there was an early forecast calling for possible rain last year, never materialized.

The track was brand new last year and pretty slick. This year it should have had some use coming into the race weekend, but a little rain might really liven things up. There were a couple of spec class races last year, the Ferrari 458 class and a Porsche spec class. Both were entertaining and nice fillers during the day. The also had the vintage F1 cars that were in the pics upthread, not sure if those guys will be back for the race this year or not. I got the impression the promoters wanted something with tires on the new track as often as possible last year.

The landscaping was also brand new, foot traffic wore the sod out in some areas, exposing the mesh underneath. Rain would have turned that into a quagmire, but hopefully the roots have taken hold over the summer.

Rain or shine, you'll have a blast!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV Programming
This thread is locked  
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › 2013 Formula 1 in HD