Formula 1 2015 Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Terrordales, Jan 6, 2015.

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  1. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Here we go F1 fans our own thread to point out where the team management/pit crew & drivers are going wrong & how we would do it if we were in charge.
     
  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Yayyy! 3 weeks until 1st test 65 days until practice 1 in Australia.
     
  3. I note they have sort of got round the engine freeze.

    The FIA has accepted a loophole exists in its engine regulations that allows for power unit performance upgrades throughout the 2015 season.

    The loophole, which was reported by Autosport , goes some of the way towards satisfying the demands of Ferrari and Renault to lift the freeze on engine development during the season. It stems from the absence of a homologation deadline in the technical regulations, which means there is no date by which the teams have to submit their final power unit designs to the governing body to be frozen for the rest of the year.

    Last year the deadline was on February 28, but the 2015 regulations do not stipulate an exact date, only that homologation would take place. The FIA had been working on the basis that the first race would represent the homologation deadline, but after the issue was raised in the F1 Strategy Group before Christmas the head of the FIA technical department Charlie Whiting wrote to the teams informing them that engine upgrades could be added at any time during the year.

    The limit on engine development via a token system still applies, effectively meaning the manufacturers can now spread the development they would have completed before the first race over the course of the season. Under the regulations the manufacturers are limited to 32 tokens, which equates to the opportunity to change 48% of 45 different engine components over the course of the year.

    However, Honda will not benefit from the loophole as it is a new manufacturer this year and will have to abide to a February 28 homologation deadline like its rivals did last year. Up until that date Honda is free to develop its power unit as much as possible, but it will then only be limited to upgrades for reliability, safety or cost saving purposes.
     
  4. And a McLaren line up that they seriously will not want to fail!

    Hard to see anyone closing the gap on the Mercs though. Hopefully Williams will have another good season and mount some kind of challenge.
     
  5. I just watched an old top gear and was smiling at Jeremy clarkson talking to lewis about his new move to Mercedes and why would he do such a silly move. Bet clarkson regrets that now!!
     
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  6. Shame magnussen won't get a go in any Friday practise.
     
  7. FIA new rule got to be 18yo to get a super license from 2016
     
  8. I reckon he'll have enough seat time by the end of the year... I don't reckon Alonso or Button are definates for 2016
     
  9. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    BBC television's 10 live races in 2015
    29 March - Malaysia
    19 April - Bahrain
    7 June - Canada
    5 July - Great Britain
    26 July - Hungary
    23 August - Belgium
    27 September - Japan
    11 October - Russia
    15 November - Brazil
    29 November - Abu Dhabi
     
  10. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    I see that Hamilton is supposedly getting €60 Million for 3 years with Mercedes.
     
  11. Nice work if you can get it.
     
  12. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  13. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    It makes sense, especially at the time of year they have the races in the Far East & Australia.
     
  14. The last surviving man to race in F1's inaugural championship in 1950, Robert Manzon, has died aged 97.

    Manzon started 28 world championship grand prix races, including six for Ferrari in 1954, finishing on the podium twice. Considered one of the rising starts of the immediate post-war era, he was third in Belgium in 1952 and repeated the achievement at his home race with the Prancing Horse two years later.

    Though he missed the inaugural world championship race at Silverstone, Manzon debuted at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix for Simca-Gordini. The championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina.

    Friends of Manzon, a founding member of the former Grand Prix Drivers' Club, say the Frenchman died at his home in the south of France.
     
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  15. dramatic moment red bull was raided

     
  16. so no thoughts on the new noses then?
     
  17. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    I'll wait until I see more than the Williams one, the Force India one hasn't really been shown in any detail & all I've seen of McLaren is an artists rendition.
     
  18. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    this.

    mclaren say alonso to test day 1/3 jenson 2/4
    10 days until test 1.
     
  19. Not seen one yet
     
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