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by FragNasty
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 6294

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

I think Vettel broke his car. As with all thing that are bleeding edge, you can expect some configurations ie engine, MGH unit setting etc, to be very near operational limit or even known to be unreliable for continuous use. Perhaps they are made available for short bursts of time so that if the dri...
by FragNasty
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 20329

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

Acceptable only because it is rebellious to the neat and tidy order F1 is trying to project (that is their problem) and penalties are their manipulation tool to try to obtain perception of neat and tidy. Good luck to F1 management on that. If you scan images of Vettel you see he wears a frown most o...
by FragNasty
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen should have been given blue flag to let Ocon thru
Replies: 61
Views: 16346

Re: Verstappen should have been given blue flag to let Ocon

As long as there is a rule that permits a backmarker to unlap himself, they are an aspect of race day that *must* be managed just like any other detail. And if that had happened the spectators watching on TV and in the stands would have had such a richer experience; the commentators would be talking...
by FragNasty
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa Excluded From Brazil
Replies: 34
Views: 5032

Re: Massa Excluded From Brazil

Tyre pressure issues aside. Perhaps 27º over the max temp is likely also an attempt to recook the rubber and thus change part of the fundamental "performance" characteristics of the tire. A couple of year ago there was some speculation that the Lotus garage has some elaborate procedure with used tir...
by FragNasty
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone fed up with the amount of criticism Maldonado gets?
Replies: 44
Views: 4982

Re: Anyone fed up with the amount of criticism Maldonado get

He gets just the right amount of criticism. He does tend to get tangled in what otherwise would be "easily" avoided circumstances. Sometimes he instigates, and at other times he is a passenger. I would say that his participation spiced up F1 action quite a bit and I'd personally be less interested i...
by FragNasty
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tinfoil theory of Renault's future
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Tinfoil theory of Renault's future

If the fixes they are making are addressing reliability issues, then there is no need to spend tokens.
by FragNasty
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?
Replies: 72
Views: 10916

Re: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?

Hello everyone. I think Honda's problem is an engineering foresight issue first, and then fuel related very closely in second. With fuel flow restrictions, there are two tricks left to achieve more HP; they are an increase efficiency (more/better combustion, ERS energy capture), and increase energy ...
by FragNasty
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clarification of tyre pressure rules please.
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Clarification of tyre pressure rules please.

nitrogen: There was some experimentation going on to find a gas that would show less variation in pressure due to temperature than ordinary air (about 70% nitrogen). I didn't know special gas mixes where banned.
by FragNasty
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exploding Pirellis
Replies: 237
Views: 22794

Re: Exploding Pirellis

Pirelli made their announcement ( http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12525/9977194/pirelli-reveals-findings-after-belgian-gp-tyre-investigation ) and has a solution to offer. They want FIA to find a new way to clean circuits. I'm surprised they didn't or can't suggest constructing a tire that is more...
by FragNasty
Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exploding Pirellis
Replies: 237
Views: 22794

Re: Exploding Pirellis

Pirelli made their announcement ( http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12525/9977194/pirelli-reveals-findings-after-belgian-gp-tyre-investigation ) and has a solution to offer. They want FIA to find a new way to clean circuits. I'm surprised they didn't or can't suggest constructing a tire that is more ...
by FragNasty
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exploding Pirellis
Replies: 237
Views: 22794

Re: Exploding Pirellis

Vettel has a point. The tires don't need to explode/delaminate or otherwise fail in spectacular fashion. In this year of two thousand and fifteen years since the passing of Christ, tires can be made to carry the loads that 18 wheeler semi tractor trailers haul all over the inhabited continents of th...
by FragNasty
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari confirm Kimi to partner Seb in 2016
Replies: 122
Views: 14126

Re: Ferrari confirm Kimi to partner Seb in 2016

Ferrari's main goal is to become better than Mercedes. The question boils down to whether another driver in the field can help them do that better than Kimi. The prospect: Taking on an unknown quantity based on how colorful the feathers appear vs a known quantity, both on track and in the garage dur...
by FragNasty
Fri May 22, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Poll on Refueling.
Replies: 60
Views: 7454

Re: Poll on Refueling.

I'm for refueling. But I think it is a good idea to require at least 50 kg tanks so as not to give up weight variances as they apply to performance. Perhaps a further requirement could be that each car must start with a full tank. I think the total fuel required for an F1 event running at the limits...
by FragNasty
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez
Replies: 160
Views: 17855

Re: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez

The Hulk's only weakness is that he over 6' tall and weighs in accordingly, a disadvantage for a team and their ability to strategically place ballasts. I think he will continue to be overlooked as teams seek out his smaller framed rivals for that reason alone. I think Perez didn't actually get a re...
by FragNasty
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18181

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

Cry baby tactics. I might go so far as to suggest that Mercedes is not running their PU's in full power. But even that is strategic and makes perfect sense. Mercedes might as well have helped Williams instead of Ferrari and we might also have a 4 legged F1 race as well. Especially considering Zoue's...
by FragNasty
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Smedley: Massa is driving at his best-ever level
Replies: 286
Views: 28591

Re: Smedley: Massa is driving at his best-ever level

Feeble excuses. It amazes me anyone can believe this.Can you explain what 'staying behind Alonso' even means and how this made Kimi look like pay driver? Did they give Alonso a faster car? More engineers? Put sand bags in kimi's car? I was under the impression both drivers got equal treatment? I do...
by FragNasty
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Maurizio Arrivabene uses 2016 contract to motivate Kimi Raikkonen http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/12726096/maurizio-arrivabene-uses-2016-contract-motivate-kimi-raikkonen "So if you ask me now, does he deserve to renew the option, now today I am going to say yes. But if I am going to say yes, I ...
by FragNasty
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa comments on Fernando, Kimi, Vettel
Replies: 277
Views: 31929

Re: Massa comments on Fernando, Kimi, Vettel

Political / Social insight into the ranks of Ferrari is always interesting. It seems complete devotion to a single driver (like Schumacher) is something of the past. Translating back to portuguese and tying to get a more insightful take on Massa's view, an attempt to understand what he is insinuatin...
by FragNasty
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Those goosebumps and "lump in my throat" moments in F1
Replies: 52
Views: 8380

Re: Those goosebumps and "lump in my throat" moments in F1

For me, goosebump moments in F1 and imagination would be: The suggestion that a gust of wind would put an F1 car into a wall at 150km/h. Brake failure on a race car that strikes a wall. Being put into an unmarked van with a voice saying: "we will take care of you." Or even statement like: "The evide...
by FragNasty
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi fans and Alonso fans
Replies: 50
Views: 7781

Re: Kimi fans and Alonso fans

I think your observation is an interesting one. Simplistically I think, it's an ego thing where _being_ a fan about needing/wanting to feel superior and using the celebrity or success of the persona of whomever as the vehicle to realize that desire. In the case of Alonso and Kimi, neither where actu...
by FragNasty
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?
Replies: 211
Views: 32837

Re: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?

Can you please detail, what 'No1 Status' does guarantee? I'm a little late to the party but I'd like to make a comment. Just based on what I see. No 1 status must mean who gets priority. R & D priority, troubleshooting priority as well as "more" equal treatment when public scrutiny is a factor. I t...
by FragNasty
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Great article! Very good insight into the details of taking a corner. I would not be surprised if a similar difference exists between Vettel and Ricciardo. It would certainly be advantageous to a team if their two drivers to drive to have similar strengths; team efforts would be less divided. Does a...
by FragNasty
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

An interesting article I found where Pat Fry goes into his experience working with Kimi at Ferrari and at McLaren. http://totalrace.com.br/site/noticia/2015/01/raikkonen-precisa-do-carro-na-mao-para-ir-bem-diz-engenheiro-demitido Translated to English: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pt&tl...
by FragNasty
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Driver: How is our 464? Engineer: That is a 912. Driver: Condition 321. Engineer: We hear you. We have our eye on it. Engineer: Condition 911, do you read? Driver: Ok heading to the pits, sorry guys I forgot the code for that. These regs are actually quite stupid. Just like the no team orders crap t...
by FragNasty
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

However, Ferrari has a driver massively struggling with the car to where the lap times are not only slower, but inconsistent... Is there a consensus that consistency is a car and driver issue, or only a driver issue. For example, once tires go off the performance cliff, one cannot reasonably say it...
by FragNasty
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Is it possible that maybe Kimi's garage has other objectives they are working for besides being the fastest on track? Maybe they are tuning or testing some aspect of their package that would previously be done in testing (now banned). Would such a thing make sense to do? By the end of the first few...
by FragNasty
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Is it possible that maybe Kimi's garage has other objectives they are working for besides being the fastest on track? Maybe they are tuning or testing some aspect of their package that would previously be done in testing (now banned). Would such a thing make sense to do? By the end of the first few ...
by FragNasty
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Diesel engines
Replies: 30
Views: 5320

Re: Diesel engines

Diesel has a higher energy density. IF F1 reg allows the application with fuel flow limits. Everyone will take the weight penalty and burn diesel.

=>Tuning<=
by FragNasty
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton-Rosberg Belgium 2014 Incident Thread (renamed)
Replies: 1533
Views: 150304

Re: Hamilton-Rosberg Belgium 2014 Incident Thread (renamed)

I wish my computer dispensed a bag of popcorn every time I logged onto the PF1 forums. PS - Your bead breaker comparison is just so ridiculous yet hilarious. I'd love to see you break the bead of a pressurized F1 tire with an F1 wing or any other similar contraption. +1 ROFL. With a can of ether! I...
by FragNasty
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton-Rosberg Belgium 2014 Incident Thread (renamed)
Replies: 1533
Views: 150304

Re: "He hit me, Nico hit me" thoughts?

Unacceptable. Totos thoughts. +1 But then he (Toto) did nothing to reinforce team orders (his authority). His comments are ill timed, his attitude reactionary and the equivalent to letting a train wreck happen in slow motion while having all the tools at his disposal to prevent it. Let us not forge...
by FragNasty
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault
Replies: 67
Views: 15307

Re: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault

I may have misunderstood you but special fuels were banned in 1995. So I don't see how a special fuel formula would have been factored into the design of the current year's PU? I suppose the issue boils down to what type of additive is legal and what isn't. I know those fuel cocktails with oxygenat...
by FragNasty
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault
Replies: 67
Views: 15307

Re: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault

I read before that the engine was compromised by the design phylosophy of the car, just another Ferrari scapegoat whilst the people making the bad decisions are still at Ferrari and you know this how? How do you know he didn't mess up himself anyway? A quote from him isn't exactly going to be the m...
by FragNasty
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault
Replies: 67
Views: 15307

Re: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault

I read before that the engine was compromised by the design phylosophy of the car, just another Ferrari scapegoat whilst the people making the bad decisions are still at Ferrari and you know this how? How do you know he didn't mess up himself anyway? A quote from him isn't exactly going to be the m...
by FragNasty
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault
Replies: 67
Views: 15307

Re: Marmorini: F14T fiasco not my fault

I read before that the engine was compromised by the design phylosophy of the car, just another Ferrari scapegoat whilst the people making the bad decisions are still at Ferrari and you know this how? How do you know he didn't mess up himself anyway? A quote from him isn't exactly going to be the m...
by FragNasty
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Rookie race engineer it seems. I don't agree with comments suggesting Kimi should have raised his voice. Kimi clearly voiced his opinion; that should be enough for anyone who values the team. Someone just made a mistake underestimating rivals. This season is already a wreak for Kimi; it's better tha...
by FragNasty
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Does anyone know who made the call for Kimi to stay in the pits at the end of Q1?
by FragNasty
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Hugarian GP: Qualifying thread
Replies: 297
Views: 25449

Re: 2014 Hugarian GP: Qualifying thread

Just out of curiosity, who made the call about Kimi staying in the garage in Q1?
by FragNasty
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Material costs of the ICE component of a Power Unit
Replies: 25
Views: 4342

Re: Material costs of the ICE component of a Power Unit

Another aspect to consider is what components are actually considered engine. If a team is permitted to replace the sleeves, valves, pistons, crankshafts, bearings, pumps etc as part of preparations for each race weekend, maybe the toll of running the remaining other components during 5 consecutive ...
by FragNasty
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Maybe the issue is actually that he (Chief Engineer) didn't or couldn't understand messages from race control that he was responsible to pass along to Kimi.
by FragNasty
Fri May 30, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2887817

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Thanks Soren. I really like your Norwegian Forests writeup. Stay cool.