Category Archives: Formula One

New Year – New Start!

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More posts. More hilarity etc.

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APOLOGIES!

Been busy! Friends birthdays and not (boring) Valencia Grands Prix to blame!

Posts coming soon ref: European GP, Engine regs, Bernie, and my unbridled excitement at seeing live F1 at the home of Motorsport – Silverstone!!

Enjoy the pic!!

It’ll probably win a race this year……

Exhaust Blown Diffusers Ban Confirmed by FIA

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The mooted ban on exhaust blown diffusers (EBD) will be going the same way as the f-duct of last year, i.e. in the bin, albeit a bit quicker than last year. From the British GP onwards they are officially contra to the 2011 FIA Technical Regulations and therefore outlawed.

Not too upset about this as they do tend to make the cars sound a bit like a nursery school class blowing a raspberry in unison through the slow corners. For anyone who doesn’t know how these things work, I’ll explain quickly.

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Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart ‘Seat Swap’

Montreal Madness – The Longest F1 Race in History.

First practice woes.

The weekend started ominously for Sebastian Vettel in the RB7. The wall of Champions claimed it’s latest victim early on in the weekend. Despite what many thought this was not the start of a bad weekend for Seb, although it didn’t end quite as well as he may have hoped.

All three practice sessions were eventful with plenty of action being caused by the upright stuff just off the racing line, however the pacesetters were again the Red Bulls, particularly of Seb, and the Mclarens and Ferraris were there or thereabouts. Particular praise I think should be given to De La Rosa after subbing for the still ‘unwell’ Perez. After dusting off his 2010 seat from the skip out the back of the Paddock, and a bit of a bodge job on his earpieces to suit the Sauber radio set up he did a fine job, although he did have a little ‘wall’ action himself in FP3. Continue reading

Safety Revisions at Monaco

Monaco have announced they will be making revisions to the barriers that Sergio Perez hit, and that Nico Rosberg so narrowly avoided last weekend. The Tecpro barriers did their job, but with a bit more run off, and therefore longer for speed to dissipate, they would be even more effective. The crane at that site will be removed and the camera position moved back. (Probably wise as the cameraman was probably straight off to the laundry with his undercrackers).

Thankfully Sergio is fit and well by all accounts, but will have to undergo further medical tests in Montreal before being cleared to take part in the weekends activities.

Monaco will never be a ‘safe’ racetrack in the way that the Tilke tracks are safe, and nor should it be, and I am sure the drivers would agree, it’s part of the challenge, however no-one wants to see ambulances on track at any race weekend, let’s hope they get the revisions right.

Long live the Monaco GP, I will make it there one year, even if I have to marry one of the Rainiers!