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by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127318

Re: Updated: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit.

The team chose to run the car using their fuel flow model, without direction from the FIA. This is a violation of the procedure within TD/ 016­14. That alone would be enough. FIA: You have to attach this little thing to your car. RB: No thanks, we'll add our own instead. It's really not going to fl...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127318

Re: Updated: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit.

@danielt_johnson Red Bull immediately say they will appeal. FIA say red bull were notified and refused to make corrections If that's true then sorry but Red Bull fully deserved this. What's their appeal going to be? "We know we ignored you when you told us we needed to fix a rule-breaking part...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: LEDS on Airbox + Rain Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: LEDS on Airbox + Rain Lights

I could be wrong but I think the light on the airbox is to do with ERS. To let the engineers know it ok to touch? Yes. Green = Safe, Yellow = Fried mechanic. That's about it. I believe no light = ?! so it's treated as a yellow. Rosbergs wasn't on when he came into parc ferme, he sat and waited to g...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127318

Re: Updated: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit.

@danielt_johnson Red Bull immediately say they will appeal. FIA say red bull were notified and refused to make corrections If that's true then sorry but Red Bull fully deserved this. What's their appeal going to be? "We know we ignored you when you told us we needed to fix a rule-breaking part...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127318

Re: Ricciardo under investigation for breach of fuel flow li

Not fair at all, they should dsq Redbull points and not Dans! Whilst I can appreciate that comment from a fans point of view, when you look at it logically, that's never going to be a solution. Yes - it sucks big time for Daniel. But at the end of the day it's Red Bull's fault, not the FIA. The rul...
by RickM
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where do we go after 1.5 V6 turbos?
Replies: 50
Views: 7340

Re: Where do we go after 1.5 V6 turbos?

An all electric engine, with F1 merging with Formula E to create E1.

Then we'll go from 200kw to 150kw to 100kw over the space of 15 years, followed be a move to cars powered by a yet to be discovered engery source.
by RickM
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy
Replies: 698
Views: 77762

Re: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy

I think this was just a timing thing. The track was drying with every lap, Lewis just had an extra lap as did Ricciardo. It could have easily been Nico on pole. I wonder if Vettel has been shown up by Ricciardo? That was a comprehensive drubbing! Ricciardo was a whopping 1.156 seconds faster than V...
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First engine to blow?
Replies: 28
Views: 9607

Re: First engine to blow?

Toro Rosso will most certainly not finish judging by the number of offs they were having. They dont seem to be having any noticable engine issues though.
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First engine to blow?
Replies: 28
Views: 9607

Re: First engine to blow?

Love how over half the votes have gone to the lotus :D
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official F1 2014 timing app
Replies: 69
Views: 9685

Re: Official F1 2014 timing app

Doubt it will be - there's next to no profit in WP8 for developers. I gave up on it a while ago. My profits on WP8 were near zero, compared to iOS and Android which were massive in comparison. It's a dead platform as far as support for decent apps is concerned.
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Browser live timings only show dots for sector times
Replies: 43
Views: 6146

Re: Browser live timings only show dots for sector times

OP: I believe BBC still do a free timing screen feed - give it a shot during FP3. It should be on at bbc.co.uk/f1 If you're outside the UK you may be out of luck unless you can find youself a UK proxy to use (and before the mods jump on me - this actually is 100% legal. Look it up.) Sidenote: That's...
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 331
Views: 38817

Re: Engine Sounds

One thing I did notice - you can hear tyres screeching a lot more now!
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy
Replies: 698
Views: 77762

Re: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy

I want to know what the heck Red Bull have done with these two new chassis as today you'd never have expected anything was at all wrong with the cars. The only thing I can think of is they they have widened the back of the car and added more airflow. Was there any kind of comparison shots posted any...
by RickM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 331
Views: 38817

Re: Engine Sounds

I dont mind the sound, but they need to turn the microphones up. They seem way too quiet from an audio level point of view. I noticed that they've littered microphones all over the grass on most of the corners this time, and they've got them pegged to the metal railings too. Looks like they already ...
by RickM
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy
Replies: 698
Views: 77762

Re: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy

Gonna sleep over FP1 but get up right before FP2 so I can get a little piece of the action. Hopefully they will have non red flag moments too so we know the pace of the teams a bit. They'll all be broken for FP2 If anyone has any big issues in FP1 it's unlikely they'll be in FP2. All the reports ar...
by RickM
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky / BBC Coverage
Replies: 51
Views: 4796

Re: Sky / BBC Coverage

plain truth is if sky was cheaper they would have more subscribers - but £51 is the estimates iv'e seen , and that's beyond most normal income people - in this world of cutbacks and below inflation payrises , it seems to me that the enterprise that is sky is out of touch You can get it cheaper. If ...
by RickM
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy
Replies: 698
Views: 77762

Re: 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Free Practice and Qualy

I was gunnu stay up and watch it all...I've just not got the willpower, or ability to stay awake late anymore. I feel old now that I'm in my mid-20s :P

Looks like I'll be watching it recorded in the morning and avoiding the internet!
by RickM
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky / BBC Coverage
Replies: 51
Views: 4796

Re: Sky / BBC Coverage

I think BT sport will takeover from BBC soon, which will be a better alternative for most people as it comes at a cheaper price than Sky sports and is free with BT broadband. The problem there is BT Broadband. It's pants. I think most people (again, me including me) would rather it stay free rather...
by RickM
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rain for Melbourne?
Replies: 43
Views: 7225

Re: Rain for Melbourne?

by RickM
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky / BBC Coverage
Replies: 51
Views: 4796

Re: Sky / BBC Coverage

If you wanted my opinion on the coverage from both I'd say the BBC is too silly and Sky does far too may boring and needless VTs. Sky need to realise that quantity doesn't equal quality and the BBC need to realise that they might be better perhaps just giving it up once and for all. That about sums...
by RickM
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky / BBC Coverage
Replies: 51
Views: 4796

Re: Sky / BBC Coverage

Tufty wrote:Bear in mind Sky own PF1...

As vince said - No they don't. BSkyB owned 360 Media, who owned TeamTalk Media, who own PF1. However in 2011 the TeamTalk Media management in South Africa bought it out from Sky. The only relation Sky has to Pf1 these days is the SkyBet paid adverts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teamtalk_media
by RickM
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Does anybody have any shares in Williams?
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Does anybody have any shares in Williams?

I'd have to sell. Simply because whilst yes, it could go up even more, if they have a dire race followed by a crap season you'll be in the red.
by RickM
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rain for Melbourne?
Replies: 43
Views: 7225

Re: Rain for Melbourne?

specdecible wrote:This is Melbourne guys...
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A bit like Florida then! You wake up to sunshine every day,and between 2:00pm and 2:15pm you get a monsoon. By 2:30pm the ground is bone dry and it's back being boiling and sunny :D
by RickM
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Australia 2014 - Place your podium bets.
Replies: 45
Views: 4517

Australia 2014 - Place your podium bets.

Quite simple really, place your bets for who you think will take positions 1, 2 and 3 :)

My prediction:

1. Hamilton
2. Button
3. Rosberg

Go!
by RickM
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rain for Melbourne?
Replies: 43
Views: 7225

Re: Rain for Melbourne?

James14 wrote:This may help the Renault powered teams. If it rains it will be cooler and increase the probability of a few safety cars.

Really? I'd say the opposite.

Cars running slower = less air flow = cooling problems.
Cars running on slippy surface = more wheelspin = more work required by the engine = heat.
by RickM
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothethical "3 hour" race
Replies: 58
Views: 6632

Re: Hypothethical "3 hour" race

The way i understand it is the two hour limit is the hard and fast defacto end point It's actually not as hard as you may think. In 2012 we had a race (Japan IIRC) that was about 2 hours and 3 minutes long. There had been a long stoppage due to rain, and basically it was a case of either stop 2 lap...
by RickM
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2008 reboot. Hamilton vs Massa for the title...
Replies: 56
Views: 7547

Re: 2008 reboot. Hamilton vs Massa for the title...

TBH I think it'll be more like All merc-engine teams vs All merc-engine teams.

From what we've seen so far if the Ferrari and Renault engines dont improve signficantly It's a completely open championship to anyone with a Mercedes engine strapped to their car.
by RickM
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RON DENNIS: McLaren will win races this year!
Replies: 37
Views: 5310

Re: RON DENNIS: McLaren will win races this year!

Oh well. Wait before you judge Whitmarsh. The preparationa for 2014 started long before either Boulier and Dennis stepped in. It's still going to be Whitmarsh success or failure, depending on how McLaren begins the new season. Similarly to disastrous 2009 car that was gift from Dennis to Whitmrash....
by RickM
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red bull filming
Replies: 26
Views: 5096

Re: Red bull filming

I propose a new rule on these forums. Instead of Filming Day you must put "Filming Day" as we all know it's a bullshit excuse to get a bit more testing. Lotus did it a few weeks ago -the result was a 30 second youtube clip that didn't even show the car. Really a filming day should have str...
by RickM
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pecking order in Melbourne
Replies: 50
Views: 9136

Re: Pecking order in Melbourne

For me it's got to be something like this:

1 Mercedes
2 McLaren
3 Williams
4 Force India
5 Ferrari
6 Marussia
7 Red Bull
8 Sauber
9 Caterham
10 Lotus
12 Toro Rosso

Yup, that's right. I put Marussia above Red Bull :P
by RickM
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HOW Has Bought The Honda F1 Team?
Replies: 334
Views: 81841

Re: HOW Has Bought The Honda F1 Team?

Volantary wrote:Is there anything in the rules that say you can't have a kitty powered engine? I think you're onto something...

I'd have thought it should be ok. Kittynetic Energy Recovery Systems should be made a rule!
by RickM
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71270

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

From SkySports Lewis Hamilton has warned the rest of the F1 field that there is still "a lot more to come" from the Mercedes W05 even after setting the fastest time on the final day of winter testing. "There's a lot more to come," insisted Hamilton. "I did two runs on the s...
by RickM
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official F1 2014 timing app
Replies: 69
Views: 9685

Re: Official F1 2014 timing app

Considering the price, and what you get, it's not worth it. I don't know if you'll still be able to do it, but the 2012 version could be opened up and tweaked to show the 2013 live times (obviously requires a jailbreak on iOS). Contrary to popular belief, this is legal. If you're in the UK, BBC alwa...
by RickM
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is Martin Whitmarsh?
Replies: 99
Views: 19839

Re: Where is Martin Whitmarsh?

I'm just surprised that no "thank you for your service" message or press release has been done to date. That is not at all like the British. They generally tend to be very polite and gracious in public....even when they're 'ticked' behind the scene. It's a bit uncharacteristic. Which make...
by RickM
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HOW Has Bought The Honda F1 Team?
Replies: 334
Views: 81841

Re: HOW Has Bought The Honda F1 Team?

BREAKING NEWS: March 1st, 2013, HOW Headquarters: Renault Sport have entered into a contract agreement with HOW F1 to supply electronic systems to be used in Renault powered Formula 1 cars. Renault will be using HOW F1's new 'PAWS' Power Automation Wheel System to improve engine speed and reliabilit...
by RickM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71270

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

Test 3, Day 2 Laps per Engine Mercedes 352 Ferrari 303 Renault 213 Average laps per Car Ferrari 101 Mercedes 88 Renault 53 Fastest lap per Engine Mercedes 1-35.570 Ferrari 1-35.634 Renault 1-35.743 Things are perhaps getting a bit more interesting, Renault still lacking in laps completed Renault mi...
by RickM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71270

Re: Re:

Its about having a level playing field here! In what sense? If Renault power unit is not ready for racing, this surely won't result in level playing field as Renault teams will barely finish any races. But if we say that rules are the same for everyone the deadline isn't the only rules that applies...
by RickM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71270

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

mds wrote:Striking resemblance of updates. It's like F1Today is just rehashing autosport's updates.


Highly likely. They aren't exactly the biggest F1 news operation.
by RickM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71270

Re: Re:

Now imo opinion this should be thrown out, they have had the same time as Ferrari and Mercedes to get this done. Opinions? Why do you care so much? Everyone involved knows the rules and how various F1 groups work and who can vote. In either scenario some people will be happy, some not. Its about ha...