Formula 1 World Championship 2014 Season Discussion


  

81 members have voted

You do not have permission to vote in this poll, or see the poll results. Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

Recommended Posts

MightyJordan

Lost wheel earns Vergne a ten-place penalty

 

Jean-Eric Vergne will be moved back ten places on the grid after a wheel came off his car during practice.

 
Toro Rosso have also been fined ?30,000 (?24,500) for the incident in which the right-rear wheel came off Vergne?s car during the second practice session.
 
?This is regarded as a serious offence and the stewards are of the opinion that this was a significant breach of the safety requirements,? the stewards ruled.
 
?The stewards request the FIA technical delegate to satisfy himself as to the compliance of the two Toro Rosso cars with Article 14.7 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations and Technical
Directive TD/017?13 prior to their further participation in the event. The FIA technical delegate is also requested to examine all other cars in the Event to confirm compliance with Article 14.7 and TD/017?13.?
 
Toro Rosso?s head of vehicle performance Laurent Mekies said: ?Unfortunately we had an issue with Jev?s pit stop at the end of his long run, when we lost a wheel as soon as he left the pit lane, but luckily no one was injured.?
 
?We have to understand exactly what went wrong and make sure we can correct that for tomorrow.?
Link to post
Share on other sites
JoeC

Perez losing his wing mirror...

[snip]

 

Please please please just link to that gif rather than dropping a random 12mb gif into the thread :) I was wondering why my programme that I was watching just suddenly fell over itself for 2 minutes... then came back to this thread :P

Link to post
Share on other sites
MightyJordan

Please please please just link to that gif rather than dropping a random 12mb gif into the thread :) I was wondering why my programme that I was watching just suddenly fell over itself for 2 minutes... then came back to this thread :p

Whoops, sorry! Still in the timeframe to edit the post, so I just did that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
MightyJordan

The joke that keeps on giving crashed out in his out-lap in Q1!

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet
Link to post
Share on other sites
i11usive

Get in there Lewis!!! Brilliant drive ... Pastor needs out of F1 - period!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Noir Angel

If Lotus aren't getting buyer's remorse they should have been. Common sense dictates that when you spin off you apply the breaks and lift the throttle, you don't desperately try and fiddle with the clutch. Even by Maldonado's standards a very amateurish mistake.

 

Thrilled to see Lewis on pole again there, he's really doing it when it counts, and he was under pressure there.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
simonlang

forza ferrari :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.

I didn't have a chance to watch the qualifying (I do have a life away from screens sometimes). Going by the times though it doesn't look like any other team has caught up with Mercedes yet.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Noir Angel

If anything they're probably even further ahead. The pace of their car is going to make those that said they thought the car lacked downforce look a touch foolish.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Riggers

Really thought Nico had the upper hand during qualy, maybe the Vettel incident threw him a bit or Lewis just waited till the last run to show what he really had. Neither had a particulaly clean run but i think that was nigh on impossible with the track/tyre conditions.

Glad for Roman Grojean, i really like the sound of his engineer over the radio :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Noir Angel

During Friday practice Lewis was about a second faster than Nico and 1.5-2 seconds faster than everyone else on the track. It will be interesting to see if the changes to his car reduce that during the race or if his problems were simply quali specific.
 

Really though the signs are ominous for the competition, speed at Barcelona usually means speed everywhere.

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet
Link to post
Share on other sites
Lingwo

Maldonado getting the reject of the weekend out of the way early this time :laugh:

Looking like it might be an interesting midfield again.

 

Mercedes have scary pace. Sometimes they don't look like they even have to push the car.

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.

It doesn't just look like it - they don't have to push the car, period. What we're witnessing here is a dominance akin to that of McLaren-Honda in 1988, Williams-Renault in 1992 and exceeding that of Red Bull in 2013.

Link to post
Share on other sites
+Frank B.

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet

 

Poor Seb. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
MightyJordan

Pastor needs out of F1 - period!!

Wish I could like this more than once. I'm surprised none of the drivers have petitioned to have him kicked out yet; he's got away with so much dangerous driving so far. I have an bad feeling that no one's going to speak up until after he sends another driver to the hospital, or even worse...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Skiver

Lewis hsa a habbit of pulling something out of the bag when it counts but I really didn't expect that, I thought Nico had this and I bet he did too, feel sorry for the guy. I don't think RBR ever had that kind of gap to other cars in the field in their 3 years of dominance, maybe .5 or .6 but a full second is rediculous.

 

I just hope they don't do a Brawn and fall off the cliff 7 races in, I would love to see Hamilton get a second title under his belt.

Link to post
Share on other sites
simonlang

Lewis hsa a habbit of pulling something out of the bag when it counts but I really didn't expect that, I thought Nico had this and I bet he did too, feel sorry for the guy. I don't think RBR ever had that kind of gap to other cars in the field in their 3 years of dominance, maybe .5 or .6 but a full second is rediculous.

 

I just hope they don't do a Brawn and fall off the cliff 7 races in, I would love to see Hamilton get a second title under his belt.

 

lets just wait till mercedes stops bringing new parts on the car and starts to fine tune their setup. i expect the gap to increase even more.

Link to post
Share on other sites
MightyJordan

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet
Link to post
Share on other sites
cork1958

Don't follow this type of racing much anymore but I've always been an under dog kind of person, so my vote goes to Sergio Perez!

 

About the only name in the list I recognize anyway!

 

People think that NASCAR is boring just driving around in circles, but I find this type racing the most boring!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Lovell

Javascript is not enabled or refresh the page to view.

Click here to view the Tweet

 

I hate that advert, heard it YEARS ago and yet every now and again it'll just get stuck in my head.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Lovell

Well done Lewis can't believe Rosberg couldn't overtake with a lighter car and better tyres.

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Ather Fawaz
      AWS and Formula 1 announce six new racing performance stats
      by Ather Fawaz

      Image via Formula 1 With less than two weeks to go for the resumption of the 2020 season, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Formula 1 have announced six new performance statistics that will help fans analyze the flood of real-time data during races. This will help them gauge the performance of the cars on track and predict race outcomes. These statistics will use a variety of AWS offerings, including Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SageMaker.

      To start off, on July 3-5, at the RedBull Ring in Austria, the debutant 'Car Performance Scores' will display an individual car’s performance using four metrics: Low-Speed Cornering, High-Speed Cornering, Straight Line, and Car Handling⁠. These are vital indicators of a car's race performance and will allow fans to compare different F1 cars on the track.

      The Car Performance Score stats are in addition to the five other metrics that will debut this season. Complete details on those are as follows:

      Vis-à-vis the initiative, Rob Smedley, the Chief Engineer of Formula 1, stated that “We’re excited to be expanding this successful relationship to bring even more insights to life, allowing fans to go deeper into the many ways that drivers and racing teams work together to affect success.” While Mike Clayville, Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS remarked that “This year, we’re thrilled to extend the power of F1 data in the cloud and unlock new insights that help fans understand more of F1’s rich complexity.”

    • By +Frank B.
      Source and full article: Formula1.com
       
    • By wendy oltman
      Chinese Grand Prix 2017 is next in the F1 calendar. With Vettel winning the first race of the season, we are expecting a good competition between Ferrari and Mercedes. Will Vettel take the lead or Hamilton pull off something unexpected?

      Here's the schedule.
    • By +Frank B.
      Source: Motorsport.com
    • By Chasethebase
      Formula 1 World Championship 2016 Season Discussion
      The 2016 Formula One season will be the 67th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Teams and drivers are scheduled to take part in twenty-one Grands Prix—making for the longest season in the sport's history—starting in Australia on 20 March and finishing in Abu Dhabi on 27 November as they compete for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championships.
       
      The 2016 season will see the grid expand to 22 cars with the addition of the Haas F1 Team entry. The calendar will also expand, with the return of the German Grand Prix and the revival of the Grand Prix of Europe in Azerbaijan.
       
      Lewis Hamilton will start the season as the defending Drivers' Champion for the second year running, after winning his third World Championship title at the 2015 United States Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes will start the season as the defending Constructors' Champion, having secured its second championship title at the 2015 Russian Grand Prix.
       
       
      Signed Teams and Drivers
       

       
      Scheduled Events
       

       
       
      Useful Google Calendar of Events can be found here.