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Old 09-22-2017, 11:52 AM
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Mexican Grand Prix organisers are hoping the event will act as a rallying point for the nation as it tries to recover from the tragedy of its recent earthquake.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/m...ragedy-956085/
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:01 PM
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Sainz unsure which team he will be driving for next race:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...g_in_Malaysia/
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:05 PM
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Great FIA, just GREAT...thank you for fncking much:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...ents_for_2018/
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:15 PM
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FIA tightens rules on F1 jump starts for 2018

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...r-2018-956352/
It seems odd there wouldn't have been smarter rules already in place for these starts.

DOH...what am I saying???
We're talking about the FIA here!
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Mexico is, has been, and always will be prone to major earthquake damage.
Lots of volcanos and soft soil is a recipe for destruction.

F1 got really lucky the track wasn't damaged...this time.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:16 PM
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Great FIA, just GREAT...thank you for fncking much:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...ents_for_2018/
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:56 AM
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Fascinating look at oil burning in F1's engines:
https://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2017/...ngineers-view/
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:49 AM
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The best seat for 2018 that still remains is the one at Williams.
Apparently, it's down to 3 guys: Kubica, Massa, and Paul Di Resta.
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...o_three_names/

I would love to see Kubica back on the grid.
It would be a great story to be sure.
He was a terrific driver in his prime and had the talent to become WDC.
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
Fascinating look at oil burning in F1's engines:
https://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2017/...ngineers-view/
An interesting article. The F1 engineer implies that oil can't be injected into the cylinder, only what gets past the pistons. But he also implies that oil is truly being used as a fuel as well.

Hmmmm.

BTW, any thoughts about the Malaysian GP?

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IIRC, RB had called out MB and Ferrari regarding the oil burning and the FIA warned engine manufacturers not to burn oil in that way anymore.
Of course, that doesn't mean they haven't found another way to do it.

To be honest, I haven't thought much of the Malaysian race yet.
All I know is I would love to see LH have his first of a couple of DNFs.
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Aston Martin becoming involved with RB:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6..._for_Red_Bull/
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RB keeping a close watch on the Toro Rosso/Honda partnership for next year:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...nda_F1_future/
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
IIRC, RB had called out MB and Ferrari regarding the oil burning and the FIA warned engine manufacturers not to burn oil in that way anymore.
Of course, that doesn't mean they haven't found another way to do it.

To be honest, I haven't thought much of the Malaysian race yet.
All I know is I would love to see LH have his first of a couple of DNFs.
The FIA just put more strict allowances on how much oil can be burned. It used to be much more open, so it was a lot more benefit to do it. They're now reducing the amount of oil that can be consumed over a certain distance, so it reduces the impact.
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It's Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Now, But Where The Engine Will Come From Is Unclear

http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/its-as...eng-1818726885
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If Honda makes a big leap next season, it is entirely possible RB will use their powerunit in 2019.

Also, I can see RB selling to Porsche (if the recent rumors are to be believed).
Unfortunately, we will probably have to suffer thru 3 more seasons of this powerunit formula before that might happen.
It sounds like a lot engine manufacturers (Cosworth, etc.) are waiting for the watch to run out on this formula before jumping in.
Sadly, we fans will have to wait too.

Under the FIA/Bernie partnership, F1 became a monstrous dinosaur hardly able to get out of its own way or make the sport into something that was flexible enough to change quickly without calling in armies of lawyers.
I feel sorry for Liberty trying to make a go of this insufferable pile of feces.

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Old 09-26-2017, 11:47 AM
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Sad to see, but not a surprise.
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I was a big fan of Kvyat while he worked his way up to RB.
He had a lot of raw speed.
Getting thrown under the bus the way he was by RB showed Marko at his most ruthless...the kid didn't deserve it.
It seems to have completely ruined him...he isn't anything like he was.


I hope somewhere down the line he can re-group and get his career going again.
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What do you guys think of Romain Grosjean of team Haas? I'm always rooting for the underdog USA team, but he sure does seem to have a lot of braking issues, complaints and wrecks. Could it be since it is a USA team and anything that gets put on the radio gets televised for the USA audience? Are other teams further down the list having the same complaints and issues as Grosjean with their chassis and setups?

The Haas effort has been pretty good for a new team, but the owner sort of said why race if there's never a chance for anybody other than Ferrari, Mercedes or RB to win?
http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/201...e-competitive/

I'm thinking nothing will change to really help the smaller teams....and really, why should top teams be penalized unless they are cheating? The rules have become so convoluted and constricting in many ways only the big teams have the money to work around the rules and spend a lot in engineering dollars to stay fast. This is F1, rules to restrict are often the death of a series because only the richest teams can compete.
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What do you guys think of Romain Grosjean of team Haas? I'm always rooting for the underdog USA team, but he sure does seem to have a lot of braking issues, complaints and wrecks.
RG *did* have braking issues last year and earlier this year, but those seem to have gone away. He's scored twice the points as Magnussen, and I still think Haas is doing pretty good; I'd guess the bottom of the mid-pack group.

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