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post #1006 of 3083
Lauda is becoming my favourite personality in F1.



Prior to the Red Bull takeover, one of the corners at the A1-Ring was called the Niki Lauda Kurve, in honour of the Austrian great and triple world champion. Now, the same corner has been renamed Pirelli. Also gone is the Gerhard Berger Kurve, replaced by Wurth, a German tool company.

"I'm very disappointed," Lauda told Kleine Zeitung newspaper. "I can only presume it is because I am now at Mercedes and we are beating Red Bull," he added.

So far, the Jochen Rindt Kurve - named after the posthumous 1970 world champion - has survived the Red Bull Ring's search for sponsor dollars. But correspondent Gerald Pototschnig said even that corner could be renamed if a sponsor makes an attractive enough offer.

"As punishment," the angry Lauda said, "Mercedes will be happy to celebrate a one-two in Spielberg."


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post #1007 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Lauda is becoming my favourite personality in F1.



Prior to the Red Bull takeover, one of the corners at the A1-Ring was called the Niki Lauda Kurve, in honour of the Austrian great and triple world champion. Now, the same corner has been renamed Pirelli. Also gone is the Gerhard Berger Kurve, replaced by Wurth, a German tool company.

"I'm very disappointed," Lauda told Kleine Zeitung newspaper. "I can only presume it is because I am now at Mercedes and we are beating Red Bull," he added.

So far, the Jochen Rindt Kurve - named after the posthumous 1970 world champion - has survived the Red Bull Ring's search for sponsor dollars. But correspondent Gerald Pototschnig said even that corner could be renamed if a sponsor makes an attractive enough offer.

"As punishment," the angry Lauda said, "Mercedes will be happy to celebrate a one-two in Spielberg."


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Touche by Lauda!

post #1008 of 3083
How about nordschleife now with an American owner. There will be commercial banners everywhere :-( okay Motorsport is money hungry like crazy I know I am a hippodrome lol.

Btw I just thought the SwiftKey autos pulling is funny you may guess what word I was after :-D
post #1009 of 3083

According to F1 Pit Lane Talk,

 

"Our sources saying Ferrari are preparing an engine boost for Canada which they tested in Spain. Aero updates delayed until Austria. Shell working closely with the engine dep. of Ferrari to stabilize a new fuel solution that will improve their performance for Canada. Power delivery a concern for the Italians however, MGU-K and MGU-H still not running in perfect correlation."

 

As for me, still awaits for some good news from McLaren :confused_face: 

post #1010 of 3083
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

According to F1 Pit Lane Talk,

 

"Our sources saying Ferrari are preparing an engine boost for Canada which they tested in Spain. Aero updates delayed until Austria. Shell working closely with the engine dep. of Ferrari to stabilize a new fuel solution that will improve their performance for Canada. Power delivery a concern for the Italians however, MGU-K and MGU-H still not running in perfect correlation."

 

As for me, still awaits for some good news from McLaren :confused_face: 

 

More hps and downforce, so where will the more hps come? And the downforce? Fighting for second place.

post #1011 of 3083
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

According to F1 Pit Lane Talk,

"Our sources saying Ferrari are preparing an engine boost for Canada which they tested in Spain. Aero updates delayed until Austria. Shell working closely with the engine dep. of Ferrari to stabilize a new fuel solution that will improve their performance for Canada. Power delivery a concern for the Italians however, MGU-K and MGU-H still not running in perfect correlation."

 



As for me, still awaits for some good news from McLaren confused_face.gif  



Yes, it seems like the fuel wars are back. I was under the impression that fuel was still restricted to essentially "at the pump" fuels with only very minor chemical changes allowed - to account for things like operating temperature, higher rpm, etc. Anyone know if this is still the case?



Can't wait for Monaco, the first race weekend I ever went to and one of my favourites of the season. What it often lacks in racing, it makes up for in qualy, atmosphere, and spectacle.

Bring on Thursday!


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post #1012 of 3083

I know Shell and Total are at battle as was mentioned in the post race interviews part on Sky, but other than that...

post #1013 of 3083
'Fuel has emerged with a big role to play in Formula 1′s new V6 turbo engine era, as teams seek to squeeze as much performance from the latest generation power units. Auto Motor und Sport said that struggling Renault took a 12 horse power step forward last time out in Barcelona, thanks entirely to a new blend of fuel supplied by French partner Total, and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner sees more gains to come. According to correspondent Michael Schmidt, it was at Red Bull’s considerable expense that the new Total fuel was brought in line with homologation so that it could debut in Spain.

“We’re talking about 20 horse power,” he said. “Mercedes has the advantage – you can see it in comparison to their customer teams.” According to Schmidt, Horner may be referring to McLaren, who power their Mercedes V6 with fuel supplied by team sponsor Mobil. But it appears the other Mercedes teams – the works outfit as well as Force India and Williams – are all using the currently-superior in-house fuel developed by Mercedes’ title sponsor Petronas.

Renault engine boss Rob White said: “With the turbo engines, the fuel suppliers started at zero, which is why we see these big leaps in performance at the beginning.” According to Italian reports, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has also recognised the importance of fuel in 2014, urging the Maranello team to move closer to works supplier, Shell.

In Barcelona, only Red Bull got the ’12 horse power-better’ new Total fuel, with Renault customers Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham having to wait until this weekend in Monaco. Reigning world champions Red Bull have reportedly calculated the advantage of the Barcelona fuel versus the previous spec at three tenths on the straight. Indeed, while Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg got his W05 up to 334.5 km/h on the straight, Daniel Ricciardo was not far behind, at 328.8.

Horner said: “If we can reduce our engine deficit by 50 per cent, we can beat Mercedes.” (GMM)
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post #1015 of 3083

Nice strategy by Nico. It should two in a row at Monaco for him.

post #1016 of 3083
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
 

Nice strategy by Nico. It should two in a row at Monaco for him.


Not if the Hammer beats him to the first corner.:0

 

Advantage Riccairdo here, he just has to wait for the Merc's to settle each others hash.

post #1017 of 3083

:mad:

 

The first time this year it looked like Kimi was set for a really good result... Max, Max - the only thing you're good at is staying out of trouble, so just go and do that, okay?

 

On a different Marussia-related note, solid job from Bianchi; finishing two laps ahead of your teammate is hard to argue with. Surely some day he'll find his way to a properly competitive car.

 

PS: So what does everyone think on monaco-qualifying-2014-gate? Intentional? Not intentional?

 

My Take (Click to show)
Intentional. I think his line was really far off even before he locked, and looked completely different from what he'd done any other lap.

Edited by Exediron - 5/27/14 at 7:52pm
post #1018 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Exediron View Post
 

:mad:

 

The first time this year it looked like Kimi was set for a really good result... Max, Max - the only thing you're good at is staying out of trouble, so just go and do that, okay?

 

On a different Marussia-related note, solid job from Bianchi; finishing two laps ahead of your teammate is hard to argue with. Surely some day he'll find his way to a properly competitive car.

 

PS: So what does everyone think on monaco-qualifying-2014-gate? Intentional? Not intentional?

 

My Take (Click to show)
Intentional. I think his line was really far off even before he locked, and looked completely different from what he'd done any other lap.

 

Intentional IMO, he stepped on the brakes too late and too hard.

post #1019 of 3083

He did similar lockups in race though and it was masterly executed if it was intentional. Gonna have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

 

Going on brakes to late and to hard when you are pushing to get pole from such a fast teammate as Lewis is quite a regular misstake :)

post #1020 of 3083

I've watched it 20 or more times just now.  I really can't decide.  He goes around the big bump then really starts moving his hands around a lot right as the right front locks up but I swear it looks as if he could have ducked that car in the corner still and made it, but he kept moving his hands back and forth.  Brundle has already been yelling, "That's too deep, that's too deep!"

 

So I dunno.  Looked unintentional as if he just really broke too late, but these guys are pretty good.

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