More posts. More hilarity etc.
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!!
Image: Copyright Scarbs F1
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.
Posted in Aero, Banned, Diffuser, Exhaust, FIA, Formula One, Red Bull, Robert Kubica
Tagged diffuser, exhaust, fia, red bull, renault, robert kubica, sebastian vettel
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!
Posted in Formula One, Monaco, Safety, Sauber, Sergio Perez, Shunt, Tilke
Tagged monaco, safety, sergio perez, shunt, tecpro, tilke