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post #1411 of 3058
Christian Horner and some damage control:


Christian Horner has refuted suggestions that there are fundamental design flaws with the RB10 and its tight packaging.

Red Bull's pre-season got off to a dismal start as the reigning World Champions managed just 21 laps over four days at Jerez.

Although the majority of the problems appeared to stem from Renault's new 1.6-litre V6 engine, the car itself also suffered with overheating.

Red Bull eventually called it quits early on the final day, opting instead to work on the car in the factory ahead of the next outing in Bahrain.

"Obviously there is quite a bit to do but there is still a fair bit of time before the first race," Horner told Sky Sports News.

"The Bahrain test is an important test and everyone is working very hard at Renault and at Milton Keynes."

Asked if it Red Bull could 'not afford another week like Jerez', Horner said: "Don't want another week like Jerez but that's what testing is for.

"You sort your problems out in testing so not to have them at the races."

The team boss, though, was quick to deny that technical director Adrian Newey's tightly-packed design was part of the problem.

"I think there are a few things we need to tidy up on our side but nothing major and obviously Renault have some issues that they are tidying up as well.

"These cars are so complicated that little problems can cause big failures."
post #1412 of 3058
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

The latest on MS is not encouraging:


Now two weeks since doctors started trying to wake Michael Schumacher, the F1 legend remains in a coma.

That is the news of the German daily Bild-Zeitung, reporting that while the seven-time world champion has often presented reflex twitches since the anesthetic was reduced, Schumacher is still not responding to deliberate stimuli.

However, Bild said the former Mercedes and Ferrari driver’s wife Corinna – who is at his bedside on a daily basis – is following the doctors’ advice by continually talking to the 45-year-old, as there is evidence it can help a patient in Schumacher’s condition.

The report also claimed the newly-retired Ross Brawn, who worked closely with Schumacher during the ultra-successful Ferrari era, visited the famous driver’s bedside, slipping in almost unnoticed by the media last Thursday through the staff entrance.

Meanwhile, it is believed that French investigators into the skiing accident are preparing to reveal their findings, with Bild citing ‘legal sources’ in believing the file will simply be closed.

So depressing.
post #1413 of 3058
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Christian Horner and some damage control:


Christian Horner has refuted suggestions that there are fundamental design flaws with the RB10 and its tight packaging.

Red Bull's pre-season got off to a dismal start as the reigning World Champions managed just 21 laps over four days at Jerez.

Although the majority of the problems appeared to stem from Renault's new 1.6-litre V6 engine, the car itself also suffered with overheating.

Red Bull eventually called it quits early on the final day, opting instead to work on the car in the factory ahead of the next outing in Bahrain.

"Obviously there is quite a bit to do but there is still a fair bit of time before the first race," Horner told Sky Sports News.

"The Bahrain test is an important test and everyone is working very hard at Renault and at Milton Keynes."

Asked if it Red Bull could 'not afford another week like Jerez', Horner said: "Don't want another week like Jerez but that's what testing is for.

"You sort your problems out in testing so not to have them at the races."

The team boss, though, was quick to deny that technical director Adrian Newey's tightly-packed design was part of the problem.

"I think there are a few things we need to tidy up on our side but nothing major and obviously Renault have some issues that they are tidying up as well.

"These cars are so complicated that little problems can cause big failures."

Oh, and Christian, in between your 25 hour days fixing the engine packaging that nobody wanted, we're going to need you to redesign the redesigned nose that nobody wanted - again. And when you get done with that, we're going to go ahead and dick with the points at the end of the year.

You can substitute "Christian" for "Any F1 team boss"
post #1414 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Oh, and Christian, in between your 25 hour days fixing the engine packaging that nobody wanted, we're going to need you to redesign the redesigned nose that nobody wanted - again. And when you get done with that, we're going to go ahead and dick with the points at the end of the year.

You can substitute "Christian" for "Any F1 team boss"
And qualifying! And you better get it right because next year we're gonna cut your budget in half.
post #1415 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

And qualifying!

Seriously.

From Oinks link ..


"Some believe a return to the free-for-all hour long sessions of the past is the answer because the current three-part formula has added nothing to the Saturday spectacle,"

What?? Added nothing? Dudes are smoking crack.

The only cars that skipped Q3 didn't have a chance at pole anyway.
post #1416 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Oh, and Christian, in between your 25 hour days fixing the engine packaging that nobody wanted, we're going to need you to redesign the redesigned nose that nobody wanted - again. And when you get done with that, we're going to go ahead and dick with the points at the end of the year.
LOL, yeah that.

It's ironic there now appears to be problems with the Renault engine/power package.
IIRC, Renault was going to stop being an engine supplier if the FIA wasn't going to change the specs.
Meaning there would be only TWO engine manufacturers: MB & Ferrari.
To avoid this, those 2 gave in and supported the change, but very reluctantly.
post #1417 of 3058
I agree. I like it better now. I would like to see everyone take part in Q3 though if they can do it fairly and without a bunch of BS.
post #1418 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post


What?? Added nothing? Dudes are smoking crack.

The only cars that skipped Q3 didn't have a chance at pole anyway.
I couldn't agree more.
Qually is VERY exciting....I never miss it.cool.gif
post #1419 of 3058
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

LOL, yeah that.

It's ironic there now appears to be problems with the Renault engine/power package.
IIRC, Renault was going to stop being an engine supplier if the FIA wasn't going to change the specs.
Meaning there would be only TWO engine manufacturers: MB & Ferrari.
To avoid this, those 2 gave in and supported the change, but very reluctantly.

Is Cosworth gone now? It's gotta be tough for a team like Marussia to pony up for those three.

Remember, we got Honda coming back next year too.
post #1420 of 3058
The old one hour free-for-all qualifying just meant most of the top cars stayed in the pits until the last 20 minutes, so I prefer the current system. More sets of tyres and the choice to start on any compound should make sure everyone has a go in Q3.
post #1421 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Is Cosworth gone now? It's gotta be tough for a team like Marussia to pony up for those three.

Remember, we got Honda coming back next year too.
Cosworth!? Where you been?
post #1422 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Is Cosworth gone now?
Yeah.
Their V8 was slightly down on power and they were losing customers.
Also, they didn't want to go thru the cost of developing a brand new engine just for F1.

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It's gotta be tough for a team like Marussia to pony up for those three.
For this year, they're running Ferrari's motor.
I hope they do well.
As I said last year watching them at Austin, their gutsiness was fun to watch....will they become The Little Team That Can maybe?

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Remember, we got Honda coming back next year too.
And that is a good thing.
post #1423 of 3058
I forgot that Cosworth raced last year.
I guess for a change Tack wasnt that far out of line.
My apologies.
post #1424 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

My apologies.
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post #1425 of 3058
New season of Top Gear.
post #1426 of 3058
Update on possible new teams:

According to reports in the Italian media, Formula One could have not one, but two new teams on the grid in 2015.

Italian publication Autosprint reports that the FIA begin the official evaluation process in Paris last week after inviting expressions of interest earlier this year in filling the spot on the grid left vacant following the fall of HRT at the end of the 2012 season.

Autosprint's Formula One correspondent Roberto Chinchero reports, however, that the FIA are considering adding an additional team to the roster.

"There is no official information but rumours are beginning that the doors to F1 could open for two teams," Chinchero.

The interest of Gene Haas, co-owner of Nascar outfit Stewart-Haas Racing, is well-known, but Autosprint reports that the other interested party is none other than former HRT Team Principal Colin Kolles.

Kolles initially replaced HRT founder Adrián Campos at the now-defunct team before resigning from his position before their disastrous final season the next year.

Another Italian publication, Omnicorse, claims that another interested party - Zoran Stefanovic - exists.

Stefanovic submitted a failed application for a spot on the grid for his Stefan Grand Prix team in 2009, but Omnicorse reports that the Serb has "little hope" for next year.

The FIA are expected to announce their decision regarding possible additions to the grid for the 2015 season at the end of the month.
post #1427 of 3058
Serb? Interesting.
Love to see Haas get an F1 team going.
What Id really love to see is an American team with American drivers. I know...aint gonna happen. Maybe Bill Gates will suddenly become fond of F1.
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post #1430 of 3058
Ah Crap:

Sabine Kehm, the manager of Michael Schumacher, has dismissed reports that the German racing legend had contracted a lung infection.

Reports about the seven-time World Champions' condition surfaced late Tuesday night after German publication Bild claimed that Schumacher had contracted pneumonia while he was in a medically induced coma.

However, Kehm dismissed the claims on Wednesday.

"As always, my answer is: announcements about Schumacher's health status, that are not done by his official doctors or by his management need to be treated as speculation," she told German news agency DPA.

Following his skiing accident in December last year, Schumacher has been in a critical condition, and although his sedation is gradually being reduced in order to try and wake him from his coma, chances of him making a full recovery are ever diminishing.

"Every day, every week in a coma the chances decline that the situation is improving," University of Bordeaux professor of neurology Jean-Marc Orgogozo told the Daily Mirror
post #1431 of 3058
Well she didn't really deny it either... The only thing we for sure unfortunately is that when (if) he wakes up, he's never gonna be the man he was before.
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post #1433 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Well she didn't really deny it either... The only thing we for sure unfortunately is that when (if) he wakes up, he's never gonna be the man he was before.
God, I hope not...what a cruel fate that would be.frown.gif

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Thats bad.
Thanx for that...I hadn't seen a photo before.
That's just amazing.eek.gif

I have never been to the museum, but I have read that it is pretty damn cool.
post #1434 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Well she didn't really deny it either... The only thing we for sure unfortunately is that when (if) he wakes up, he's never gonna be the man he was before.
Theres a good chance youre right but stranger things have happened.
post #1435 of 3058
Damn! Lucky thing no one was visiting. That couldve hurt a lot of people.
post #1436 of 3058
Boy, bad news on that Corvette museum, what a shame! Send me the pieces left!!

On Michael, this really looks bad to me, totally got me bummed out. I hope that maybe in time he surprises everyone and pulls out of this, you never know.

On a happier note, i am so pumped up for the first F1 race of the season, i think in particular the first few races may really be wild, seeing all the new cars, seeing which teams have it together and which teams are struggling, seeing which drivers have adapted best to the new cars, and so on. Could be totally crazy for awhile.
post #1437 of 3058
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Boy, bad news on that Corvette museum, what a shame! Send me the pieces left!!
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I was thinking what a shame the sinkhole didn't take out all the C7s. tongue.gif
post #1438 of 3058
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

I was thinking what a shame the sinkhole didn't take out all the C7s. tongue.gif
lol Too bad it didnt happen at the Porsche museum.
post #1439 of 3058
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

lol Too bad it didnt happen at the Porsche museum.

Now, now, behave:D
post #1440 of 3058
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Now, now, behave:D
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