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by crazy_sailor5878
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So many questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Re: So many questions

I agree. I think thought they had the front row in the bag and so thought they had margin to cover off a higher downforce set up in case it rained. They weren't set up for a charge through the field utilising the long straights like they actually had to do after the first pit stop.
by crazy_sailor5878
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RBR factory break in
Replies: 47
Views: 9654

Re: RBR factory break in

The second car was a Mercedes!
by crazy_sailor5878
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Mercedes change engine mode remotely?
Replies: 83
Views: 14754

Re: Could Mercedes change engine mode remotely?

I don't think they can. Remember the stories earlier this year about Nico using an engine setting in Bahrain that he shouldn't have and then Lewis repaying the favour in Spain. If Merc could have remotely changed the engine settings then wouldn't they have reset the engine mode after Nico and Lewis ...
by crazy_sailor5878
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Merchandise
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: Williams Merchandise

Just a quick update in case anyone else is in a similar situation. After some chasing I have now found out that the shirts were made but didn't pass quality control and now they are unsure whether shirts for this season will be released/delivered. They have offered me a refund or swapping for someth...
by crazy_sailor5878
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Merchandise
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: Williams Merchandise

I'm waiting for the replica Mens Shirt. When the shop first went live I noticed everything was in USD, the postage calculator seemed a bit expensive and everything was clearly labelled 'Pre Order' so I didnt bother. I then went back when it the site was a bit more sorted and I swear the shirt no lon...
by crazy_sailor5878
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclaren Title Sponsor and Martin Whitmarsh
Replies: 16
Views: 5293

Re: Mclaren Title Sponsor and Martin Whitmarsh

Good point. Maybe they couldn't find one that would just sponsor two thirds of a season before it they became Honda Mclaren Honda.
by crazy_sailor5878
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclaren Title Sponsor and Martin Whitmarsh
Replies: 16
Views: 5293

Mclaren Title Sponsor and Martin Whitmarsh

While watching FP1 and 2 today I noticed that there still wasn't a lot of logos on the Mclaren and remembered a few months back that Ron Dennis said a new title sponsor would be announced soon. I don't think I have missed an announcement and their website doesn't show a title sponsor so what happene...
by crazy_sailor5878
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Merchandise
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Williams Merchandise

Not sure if this belongs here or in off topic so happy for it to be moved. Anyway, has anyone ordered and received any Williams Team wear? I know with the late announcement of their sponsors that they were a little slow off the mark getting their stuff launched but I have had an order pending for ab...
by crazy_sailor5878
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.
Replies: 57
Views: 9977

Re: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.

So now Mercedes have said that they dont know what caused it but they did see a rise in temperature. I stand corrected, its not an Electro Magnetic disruptor type weapon, must have been a laser! I will let them know my theory...

Anyway, hope they get it sorted soon.
by crazy_sailor5878
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can F1 cars restart their engines now with KERS/MGU-K
Replies: 3
Views: 20556

Re: Can F1 cars restart their engines now with KERS/MGU-K

This idea/question came to me after the double MGU-K failure of the Mercedes which they couldn't reset. I wondered whether a full shutdown/reset of the system using their energy store may have brought the system back to life. Basically a 'Ferranti Reset' as I call it.
by crazy_sailor5878
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can F1 cars restart their engines now with KERS/MGU-K
Replies: 3
Views: 20556

Can F1 cars restart their engines now with KERS/MGU-K

I dont think there is a regulation preventing having a starter motor, they simply dont have them due to weight saving and also with stall avoidance systems we rarely see a car stall now but.. 1. With the old KERS units that directly fed onto the engine crankshaft could it have been used to restart t...
by crazy_sailor5878
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.
Replies: 57
Views: 9977

Re: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.

When it happened I thought "Thats a bit odd" but also immediately I remembered the 'sonic binoculars' (I think thats what they were called) from the 1980-90s where special binoculars used at a horse race would directionally transmit high frequency noises to upset running horses. I imagined a spectat...
by crazy_sailor5878
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.
Replies: 57
Views: 9977

Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.

Does anyone else think that, considering the Mercedes MGU-K is pretty solid, to have two fail on the same lap of the same race is a bit odd. Obviously these cars are extremely technical and complicated, does anyone think that an external signal/interference could have messed up their systems. I seem...
by crazy_sailor5878
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Member introduction thread
Replies: 875
Views: 631778

Re: New Member introduction thread

Hi. Just joined but have been reading the site and forums for a few years now. I'v been following F1 since my teens in the mid 90s and followed Williams. My job then took me away for a bit and I wasnt able to really follow it. When I came back to it I followed Mclaren mainly due to Mr Hamilton who I...