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Formula 1 World Championship 2015 Season Discussion

  

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Noir Angel    4,214

Not classy of Grosjean to parade in another team's colours just days after Lotus crew struggled for food and had to ask other teams to help them. Lost quite a bit of respect for him there. Lotus issues aren't his fault, but don't tell me that him and Pastor couldn't have banged heads together and sorted out catering.


A driver that signed for a team did a publicity shoot in their outfit? Yes, that's certainly shocking.

 

Given how much money RedBull put into engines (an engine is roughly $15 million these days?) can you really blame them for being annoyed? I think you can forgive Renault one year of poor performance, but to be just as bad if not worse in the second is pretty unforgivable. You have to keep in mind that Red Bull as a team (forgetting their past success) are putting millions upon millions into Renault. Whilst having so many issues and penalties they aren't getting the points they need, they are possibly on the brink of quitting because of finances. 

Red Bull have built a good car, they've done their part but their engine manufacturer is not doing theirs. If you buy anything and it doesn't live up to it's potential you're going to be annoyed. Chances are if it was as bad as a Renault engine, you'd return it and look for something else. Perhaps write a review on Amazon warning others of their crappy quality and never buy it, why is this any different?

On top of all of this, we also have to keep in mind that Renault are the people who supported the switch to V6 Hybrid engines, they wanted this because it was more "relevant" to them and forget the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes who are fine with the V8's. They made their bed and now they are paying the price for not being able to put their money where their mouth is so I have very little sympathy for them.

As for the "we want Engine Parity with Ferrari" ? yeah that's a different case and they do need to learn to shut up. However I do take things with a pinch of salt however, this is the media and they love to stir up crap and take quotes out of context.

Oh I know money isn't everything, but it's a start. I'd argue Brawn is a special case because Honda pretty much spent pretty much all of 2008 developing that 2009 chassis whereas the likes of Ferrari and Mclaren went as long as possible in the title fight. Again, Mclaren this year is slightly different as they are now in a similar place to RBR in that they apppear to have a good chassis under them, the engine is so damn unreliable they can't run it at full power, and when they do it still isn't enough.


It's understandable that Red Bull want parity, and it's understandable why Mercedes and Ferrari weren't prepared to give it to them.

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MightyJordan    7,581

Sainz got airlifted to hospital after that heavy crash; thankfully, he's ok.

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MightyJordan    7,581

Wow, Kimi really screwed Bottas at the end there. Just waiting on the inevitable penalty he'll get for that.

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philcruicks    259

Well congrats to Mercedes, not they way they would have wanted to win it, but still.

Kimi...what are you playing at...with his experience he should have known better than a last min lunge, I feel really sorry for Bottas, though quite happy for Perez and FI at the same time.

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MightyJordan    7,581

FP2's been cancelled due to heavy rain and lightning in the area.

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screenshot-www.formula1.com_2015-10-24_2

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MightyJordan    7,581

Qualifying's been delayed by 2.5 hours, now. At least the teams are finding ways to kill the time...

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+Frank B.    7,151

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 world champion 2015.

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onewarmslime    195

he deserved it

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metallithrax    522

Was just watching the race on sky go, got to the last 2 laps and it seems all the buffering I had experienced caught up with me.  Sound went well out of sync, picture going into fast forward.  I realised that the race was over, went to BBC website and saw it had finished 15 minutes earlier.:laugh:

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