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by AstoriaisBACK
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78052

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

IP rights to an illegal modification are worthless. the FIA see the workings of every car are they likely to break that confidential agreement? The whistle blowers that are working for a rival now cannot testify without getting them and the new team sued for IP infringement. I cannot see how the FI...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78052

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

3. What Ferrari have been accused of doing is not having a different interpretation of a regulation, (the regulation in question is stated that the fuel flow rate should never exceed 100kg/h in any given 100th of a second interval) - they have been accused of tampering with the FIA mandated sensor ...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78052

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Where is the outrage over the illegal MB 2020 race car? MB had to change brake ducts to comply with technical regulations. Now we have factual evidence that MB "cheated". I tend to look at things as not cheating however taking the rule book to the max. In this case RB was able to show and the FIA is...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21730

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

Deaths by drowning are a relative constant and do not grow exponentially. The exponential growth of Covid-19 has only slowed in countries that have limited people movement in areas with severe outbreaks. And areas with more than a handful of cases usually end up becoming severe. The death rate also...
by AstoriaisBACK
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should F1 allow the smaller teams to have more testing days?
Replies: 20
Views: 13636

Re: Should F1 allow the smaller teams to have more testing d

This whole limit on testing days really sets my off. We started off saying testing days should be limited due to costs, then the teams built Sims and spent hundreds of millions to keep testing virtually, then they cut these days as well. All the while reducing track days, and understanding that trac...
by AstoriaisBACK
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78052

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

allowed to cheat? This is rich coming from so many teams pushing the limits of the rules. Is MB cheating for an almost certain challenge against them regarding DAS? No simply someone reviews the rules has one way to explain then someone has another. It happens often. Look I think you will see a Raci...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20911

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

At the end of the day, if the tiny wings they put on brake hubs which serve no purpose but to add downside, and move up and down are not illegal as a moveable aerodynamic device (which is their literal purpose) then any negligible gain that the DAS causes as a consequence is not going to be. Only w...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20911

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

At the end of the day, if the tiny wings they put on brake hubs which serve no purpose but to add downside, and move up and down are not illegal as a moveable aerodynamic device (which is their literal purpose) then any negligible gain that the DAS causes as a consequence is not going to be. Only w...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20911

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

At the end of the day, if the tiny wings they put on brake hubs which serve no purpose but to add downside, and move up and down are not illegal as a moveable aerodynamic device (which is their literal purpose) then any negligible gain that the DAS causes as a consequence is not going to be. Only w...
by AstoriaisBACK
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 16913

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

I don't see much choice. It is probably best to pick a circuit in Europe for sure however which circuit/promoter can get the fee paid to F1, promote the GP weekend, put this all in place in 90 days? You must look at Imola, Brands Hatch, Fiorano, might not be the most exciting circuits however if the...
by AstoriaisBACK
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20911

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

At the end of the day, if the tiny wings they put on brake hubs which serve no purpose but to add downside, and move up and down are not illegal as a moveable aerodynamic device (which is their literal purpose) then any negligible gain that the DAS causes as a consequence is not going to be. Only w...
by AstoriaisBACK
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumor: Mazepin in talks to buy Willaims F1
Replies: 20
Views: 5556

Re: Rumor: Mazepin in talks to buy Willaims F1

if they would sell a 49% share or some significant portion wouldn't it make sense to sell to a MFG? There are still a few sniffing around F1. Porsche(VW), Then you have Ford and GM with the ownership of F1 by Liberty we are hearing some interest by both into F1 especially if we have 2-3 GP's in US. ...
by AstoriaisBACK
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie Hosted Breakaway Series Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 4175

Bernie Hosted Breakaway Series Talk

From some sources Bernie hosted a dinner at his home in Switzerland that MB and Stroll attended. I have been hoping for this to happen, now is the time to make it work! Anyone have more info? I know everyone will deny they are talking however if Bernie is leading the charge this could be what we need!
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12509

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

I follow drivers more than I follow teams, but I do currently lean heavily toward Ferrari, and I don't support the current distribution. I have two problems with it: First, the constructor's championship bonus fund seems redundant, as it and the Column 2 payouts both reward performance. However, th...
by AstoriaisBACK
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10014

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

RIP I agree this was one of the good guys of F1. Sadly will be missed.
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

Without the teams owning the commercial right to F1 no salary cap is workable. why is it that Liberty can generate any reven ethey can without any controls yet they need to have the teams reduce costs? Why not just tell Liberty either nincompooper off or give the teams 70% or the revenue? Totally a...
by AstoriaisBACK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

Without the teams owning the commercial right to F1 no salary cap is workable. why is it that Liberty can generate any reven ethey can without any controls yet they need to have the teams reduce costs? Why not just tell Liberty either nincompooper off or give the teams 70% or the revenue?
by AstoriaisBACK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

I disagree, Bernie knew that keeping the teams seperate was the way to go...divide and conquer! He knew he had to keep 1 team happy Ferrari he knew Ferrari was the key. No Ferarri no F1. so he made them a sweetheart deal and then made deals with Mclaren and Williams the 3 teams that are most import...
by AstoriaisBACK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34958

Re: Point for fastest lap

very poor form here. So Bottas is sitting in 5th place and is low of fuel turns up party mode for a point, same with Leclarc they do this for 20 gps and between them they take points away from the others trying to beat them over 21 Gps and 70 laps per GP or there abouts. Totally a joke. Makes no sen...
by AstoriaisBACK
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

The last sentence is not what I said, but don't let that get in your way. I am currently travelling and don't find my phone the easiest way to participate in these discussions, but I believe it You read my post you will find that I did allow for a more equitable distribution of revenue, while stati...
by AstoriaisBACK
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

Totally agree with Steiner here. The sport would be far more interesting if the revenue distribution allowed someone other than the top three teams to compete at the front. It is very telling that the most vociferous supporters of the current revenue arrangement seem to be Ferrari fans. it's even m...
by AstoriaisBACK
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1094976/Mercedes-Ferrari-Formula-One-Haas-cost-cap-warning-Guenther-Steiner My rant and again I apologize however this is just rubbish! Haas get's 60 Million from F1 this year and buy pretty much everything from Ferrari have limit less reseources from Ha...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12509

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

Good post Astoria, but I can't see this being implemented in F1 as it is. Concorde agreements and the F1 rights will not let that happen. They would need to unite and actually do something. But that does not look possible Totally agree and there in lies the issue. Do not blame the teams for making ...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12509

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

We're all registered on a forum that is called planet F1... We're all here because motor racing is or was important in our lives, but let's face it, the F1 planet is getting smaller every year, and most of the people under 30 don't care about F1 racing, to say nothing of motor-racing in general. It...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

Swiss1 wrote:But they still have to make their own cases so is there really a substantial saving here? The casing is used to mount the rear suspension and each team has their own configuration.
point taken!
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

my argument is will that be it? One day hey it's only a gearbox next day hey it's only a front wing. I keep saying this and hopefully there are others that support this, F1 is not other series let the team be creative let the teams innovate let them test and from this we get great racing . When has...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

my argument is will that be it? One day hey it's only a gearbox next day hey it's only a front wing. I keep saying this and hopefully there are others that support this, F1 is not other series let the team be creative let the teams innovate let them test and from this we get great racing . When has...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

It is the owners and the regulators that ruin F1. Mercedes' job should just be to win fairly and they have done - over and over and over and..... excellent point very similar to when Ferrari was dominating with MS and they changed the rules completly to stop them ( took away private testing as exam...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 43945

Re: UK F1 coverage 2019 and onwards

with the advent of all these streaming services now we can get ala cart programming I think this is most countries. right?
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8012

HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1094976/Mercedes-Ferrari-Formula-One-Haas-cost-cap-warning-Guenther-Steiner My rant and again I apologize however this is just rubbish! Haas get's 60 Million from F1 this year and buy pretty much everything from Ferrari have limit less reseources from Haa...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 43945

Re: UK F1 coverage 2019 and onwards

what is wrong with F1 on pay? Premier League is Pay, most others as well. NHL for most part is pay in Canada and US. I just don't see the problem in UK? The problem in the UK is that I think they aren't used to paying for sports coverage. In the US we're used to paying for everything. For compariso...
by AstoriaisBACK
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 43945

Re: UK F1 coverage 2019 and onwards

what is wrong with F1 on pay? Premier League is Pay, most others as well. NHL for most part is pay in Canada and US. I just don't see the problem in UK?
by AstoriaisBACK
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allison signs for Mercedes
Replies: 42
Views: 12949

Re: Allison signs for Mercedes

agree. i think its highly likely a red bull merc hybrid era car would have claimed a couple of titles maybe more. the mercs were clearly more then just the engine but maybe they have never had the best chassis/aero on the grid and now they have been caught and overtaken. it has been a very unmerc l...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

... When can I wake up from this terrible dream? I want to go back to unlimited testing, unlimited engines ....lets just go race. ... When was this true? The engine limit was introduced in 2005, wasn't it? Something like 8 engines per year, one every two GPs? Think they went one engine per weekend ...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

... When can I wake up from this terrible dream? I want to go back to unlimited testing, unlimited engines ....lets just go race. ... When was this true? It was true in the early 80's and 90's right up to 2004 I think or the previous concorde agreeemnt that limited testing and engines for a year no...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

my argument is will that be it? One day hey it's only a gearbox next day hey it's only a front wing. I keep saying this and hopefully there are others that support this, F1 is not other series let the team be creative let the teams innovate let them test and from this we get great racing. I feel th...
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

my argument is will that be it? One day hey it's only a gearbox next day hey it's only a front wing. I keep saying this and hopefully there are others that support this, F1 is not other series let the team be creative let the teams innovate let them test and from this we get great racing.
by AstoriaisBACK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allison signs for Mercedes
Replies: 42
Views: 12949

Re: Allison signs for Mercedes

With that in mind does Lowe's departure suggest a bit of a power grab from Toto rather than a move that was beneficial to the team? It can be both a power grab, and beneficial to the team. I dislike Toto and his style and like Paddy, so I'm not directly drawing that conclusion. Just keep an open mi...
by AstoriaisBACK
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

Yeah I’m not fussed with making a spec gearbox. I don’t recall hearing commentators praising one team for having a superior gearbox, or a superior gearbox giving a team an advantage over its rivals. If the powers that be have done their research, and found there’s no difference in designs/performan...
by AstoriaisBACK
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

The problem is you lose innovation. Let's say Mclaren come up with some next generation gearbox that gives them some performence. we lose this innovation and its terrible. Again take away gearbox next they take away something else, before you know it we are a spec series. When all get the same thing...