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by egnat69
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 23611

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

If you ask me, this is the one and only way to break the stranglehold the manufacturers have over F1 by either forcing them to accept certain rule changes in engine supply (same spec for customers for a lot less money and a specified minimum number of customers for example) or by making them leave.....
by egnat69
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa Excluded From Brazil
Replies: 34
Views: 4961

Re: Massa Excluded From Brazil

How is that different that Mercedes at Monza? well... 1.) the merc-tyres in monza were below the specified minimum pressure 2.) there was a big mess in monza and the merc-tyres were checked quite some time after the blankets were unplugged from the power source, so they were colder than they should...
by egnat69
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manor Resignations
Replies: 18
Views: 4064

Re: Manor Resignations

Mercedes will surely step in and re-form Arrows for a junior team to make seats for Wehrlein and Ocon. Mercedes and Arrows has a nice ring to it like Red Bull and Toro Rosso. funny thing... i just read a piece that mentions an entirely different idea... looks like mercedes have a clause in their ma...
by egnat69
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Honda
Replies: 128
Views: 16504

Re: Red Bull Honda

Discussions with Red Bull are ongoing and nothing has been decided - Honda http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/14013141/discussions-red-bull-ongoing-honda I hope honda can give them an engine, even if it is just for one year, this can only help Maclaren if they can just swallow a bit of pride. it s...
by egnat69
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manor Resignations
Replies: 18
Views: 4064

Re: Manor Resignations

Mercedes will surely step in and re-form Arrows for a junior team to make seats for Wehrlein and Ocon. Mercedes and Arrows has a nice ring to it like Red Bull and Toro Rosso. funny thing... i just read a piece that mentions an entirely different idea... looks like mercedes have a clause in their ma...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button- 50 grid position penalty for Mexico
Replies: 40
Views: 5808

Re: Jenson Button- 50 grid position penalty for Mexico

I think to make it even more absurd the penalties should be fractional and with some other sort of punitive bit. Such as a 72 3/8 grid penalty and the driver has to wear a helmet with a banana stuck to it. (sarcasm of course LOL) I think you have something there, every place over twenty another ban...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button- 50 grid position penalty for Mexico
Replies: 40
Views: 5808

Re: Jenson Button- 50 grid position penalty for Mexico

Shouldn't they just re-word the rules... once it goes over 20 places it becomes "back" and then the next drop is pitlane. It makes a bit of a mockery of the receiving team. There engine is so bad they have a 70 place grid penalty in a field of 22 cars. how many grid-places would it take to start a ...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button- 50 grid position penalty for Mexico
Replies: 40
Views: 5808

Re: Jenson Button- 50 grid position penalty for Mexico

Seriously, is McLaren Honda THE most penalized team in F1 history? If not, who is? considering f1 history, grid penalties for swapping an engine are quite new... so that isn't quite hard to accomplish... And yet again the regulations look absolutely stupid. it's not even a joke anymore... it's simp...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Mercedes
Replies: 213
Views: 27647

Re: Red Bull Mercedes

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/analysis-how-vw-s-f1-vision-helped-kill-red-bull-mercedes-deal/ Some interesting details on the engine deals between RBR, Mercedes and Renault - perhaps RBR weren't totally to blame for stopping the Renault deal after all. Not to sure about that. The Merc position ...
by egnat69
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Ferrari.
Replies: 387
Views: 41683

Re: Red Bull Ferrari.

dizlexik wrote:Who is John Todt?
step-brother of Jean Tost :twisted:
by egnat69
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Please can someone answer this question for me?
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Please can someone answer this question for me?

Just a wild and finny guess (and I'm sure it's not correct) - The F1 drivers brake using their left leg. Most people are used to push the clutch pedal with their left leg and apply more force. Some time ago driving a DSG Audi I tried braking with my left leg. I thought I applied just a little bit o...
by egnat69
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any chance of Cosworth coming back into F1?
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: Is there any chance of Cosworth coming back into F1?

quite what Balibari said... you have to keep in mind that they basically stopped development in 2013, so they are a year behind as far as the 2014 spec goes... add to that the time from 2014, so in 2016 they will be 3 years behind... one initial and two worth of data mining and reacting to issues......
by egnat69
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Ferrari.
Replies: 387
Views: 41683

Re: Red Bull Ferrari.

The other option is that power from the MGU-H is unrestricted, so is it more efficient to make it do MORE work and feed power produced to the motors? This continuous exhaust production was done for defuser blowing so is possible. It is one of those things that if you do not have the figures to bala...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

chunky, i've been thinking about a detailed reply split up in different sections but i concluded it would not make any sense... the big thing you appear to be missing is, that the FIA introduced the "only one spec per manufacturer per season" paragraph for exactly one reason: to prevent manufacturer...
by egnat69
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

................If someone dares to mention "variable cost" they should know it will be more costly to build two different specs of engines. I didn't imagine that mentioning variable cost was so risky. And no, you're wrong, it wouldn't be more costly. For the "old" engine, all the design, tooling a...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In Season Development/2015-Spec Engines Allowed Next Year
Replies: 38
Views: 5033

Re: In Season Testing and 2015-Spec Engines Allowed Next Yea

A very positive step regarding in-season development, keeping the token spend up at 32 and not implementing the development area restrictions that were planned. 2015-spec engines plays into Merc's & Ferrari's hands though only Ferrari... Merc have said they don't want to have two seperate units... ...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In Season Development/2015-Spec Engines Allowed Next Year
Replies: 38
Views: 5033

Re: In Season Testing and 2015-Spec Engines Allowed Next Yea

apparently i missed something... i was always under the impression that rulechanges need to be put forward by the strategy group, then be agreed upon by the f1 comission and then go to the WMSC... so this has been agreed by FOM, FIA, Honda, Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari... neither Honda nor Renault...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In Season Development/2015-Spec Engines Allowed Next Year
Replies: 38
Views: 5033

Re: In Season Testing and 2015-Spec Engines Allowed Next Yea

apparently i missed something... i was always under the impression that rulechanges need to be put forward by the strategy group, then be agreed upon by the f1 comission and then go to the WMSC... so this has been agreed by FOM, FIA, Honda, Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari... neither Honda nor Renault ...
by egnat69
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

Mercedes and Ferrari spent a king's ransom to develop an engine and thereby win races and market their brand. Honda and Renault the same, but they got their act together too late, maybe spent a bit less, didn't manage it right and whatever the combination of reasons it has been a technical, busines...
by egnat69
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has watching F1 made you a smarter driver?
Replies: 46
Views: 4925

Re: Has watching F1 made you a smarter driver?

i can now distinguish much better between cars that are letting me past and those i have to wrestle down to make sure i am the first at the next traffic light... this knowledge has made my daily commute quicker by at least 10%... sorry, i couldn't resist... it really hasn't done anything for me... i...
by egnat69
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

Big news! FIA rule out the use of older spec engines, all engines must be the same spec from next year onwards http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10028097/fia-rule-customer-power-units-to-be-same-specification-works-team (There are so many engine threads I don't know where to put this) well... ...
by egnat69
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

Big news! FIA rule out the use of older spec engines, all engines must be the same spec from next year onwards http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10028097/fia-rule-customer-power-units-to-be-same-specification-works-team (There are so many engine threads I don't know where to put this) well... ...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

True, but the tooling would not have been, and I doubt half the cast blocks would have been used as actual race or track engines anyway. These engines are not mass produced, so the blocks may not even have been cast. Any programs would have been kept, so what ever parts were in the engine can be ru...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

I find it hard to be angry at Ferrari or Mercedes in this case. I mean, why would you want to supply your main competitor with the tools to beat you? It is ok when you are supplying smaller outfits who are (a) happy to not have the latest and greatest tools and (b) unlikely to challenge you due to ...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

1. The engine manufacturers are only interested in power units that provide a technological "halo" for marketing, even if there's very little to transfer directly to road cars. The days of normally aspirated V8s and V10s is over. Get over it. I will be happy to echo those comments in 2020, when f1 ...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 10660

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

why don't the customer teams 'club' together and finance Cosworth or Ilmore or whoever to build a 'new' engine? I think I remember Cosworth saying at the change point that if 2 teams wanted them for 3 years they would do it. Red bull are 2 teams, but how long would it take them to gear up to produc...
by egnat69
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Ferrari.
Replies: 387
Views: 41683

Re: Red Bull Ferrari.

Red Bull will keep Renault engines next year.. And then what? Why would Ferrari or Mercedes want to supply engines to RBR in 2017? Same goes for Ron Dennis and his Veto for the Honda engine... And you just can't develop an engine in one year, not even if you bought the concept of Cosworth... That c...
by egnat69
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas says F1 and Nascar budgets are similar
Replies: 18
Views: 3021

Re: Haas says F1 and Nascar budgets are similar

I am interested to see who his sponsor would be too. I think maybe a drinks company but am not familiar what drinks company in the US would be pushed worldwide? Well, Coca-Cola and Pepsi are both very much worldwide, but it's questionable that either needs more exposure than they already have. I co...
by egnat69
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Wherever the next engine formula takes us, loosing the MGU-H would be a step backwards, as would a return to a larger NA engine. well... the idea of recovering energy that would be lost through the wastegate at certain engine speeds is admirable, the regulations made a mess of it and the concept be...
by egnat69
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Ferrari.
Replies: 387
Views: 41683

Re: Red Bull Ferrari.

sorry but this is not true... there is no base on which ferrari actually can supply said engine-spec... the FIA would only support that rule-change if all engine manufacturers agreed to a customer price-cap... at a price-point that Ferrari and Mercedes both rejected as not achievable... Renault wil...
by egnat69
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Wherever the next engine formula takes us, loosing the MGU-H would be a step backwards, as would a return to a larger NA engine. well... the idea of recovering energy that would be lost through the wastegate at certain engine speeds is admirable, the regulations made a mess of it and the concept be...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Seriously? No one thinks that the V8 couldn't have been developed to produce 1,000+ hp? The end of their development cycle? I have my doubts about that. I don't think they could have. Not in the form they were using them. The V8's were putting out in the region of 700-750HP without KERS. I don't th...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Would the Season End if Lewis Broke His Leg in Russia?
Replies: 96
Views: 10107

Re: How Would the Season End if Lewis Broke His Leg in Russi

what exactly did you put in your coffee this morning?

but as you asked: Mercedes would hire alonso, who would beat rosberg, with the latter psychologically struggling with the decision by the team to hire alonso, leading to a late-season slump. vettel would then win the championship...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

They are expensive, but that's only because of development costs and the fact that engines are no longer being subsidised. A few years from now once development costs have been recovered I expect them to be around 14-18mill per year depending on which manufacturer you go with. this is the prime exa...
by egnat69
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

They are expensive, but that's only because of development costs and the fact that engines are no longer being subsidised. A few years from now once development costs have been recovered I expect them to be around 14-18mill per year depending on which manufacturer you go with. this is the prime exa...
by egnat69
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15462

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

The V8s were frozen pretty early after their introduction. And I believe the regulations were already pretty tight when they were introduced... The real issue, however, was that the manufacturers were demanded to use old technology and then freeze it... Not only were the V8s naturally aspirated, dir...
by egnat69
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Red Bull leave, where do the drivers go.
Replies: 106
Views: 10442

Re: Should Red Bull leave, where do the drivers go.

You seem to be repeating what I already said, what I was questioning is when you said that if Red Bull pulled out of F1 they could stop their contracted drivers from driving for other F1 teams. i think that has been discussed at the very beginning of this thread... the contract would need to have a...
by egnat69
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the time be right for a contending series?
Replies: 69
Views: 5722

Re: Could the time be right for a contending series?

all fair points... what i tried to say was that today - compared to 10 years ago - there are circuits that are on the bring of death because they just can't afford f1 and so are there drivers... it would certainly be a time-consuming process to lure some drivers of higher calliber to a new series, ...
by egnat69
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the time be right for a contending series?
Replies: 69
Views: 5722

Re: Could the time be right for a contending series?

Why exactly would a contending series not be allowed to race around circuits like Spa? As far as I'm aware, F1 does not own these circuits. You seem to be underestimating Bernie. You seem to underestimate Mateschitz. His net worth is 11.8 billion USD, over three times that of Bernie (3.9 bill USD)....
by egnat69
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Red Bull leave, where do the drivers go.
Replies: 106
Views: 10442

Re: Should Red Bull leave, where do the drivers go.

You seem to be repeating what I already said, what I was questioning is when you said that if Red Bull pulled out of F1 they could stop their contracted drivers from driving for other F1 teams. i think that has been discussed at the very beginning of this thread... the contract would need to have a...