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2014: new rules, new rulers?


By De Jokke
December 27 2013

With a bunch of new rules coming the teams' way in 2014, no one knows if it will shake up the grid or not. One thing is for sure, all the 11 teams face a serious task in mounting these challenges. Will Adrian Newey keep RBR on top? Will Mercedes take over the top spot? Can Alonso or Raikkonen give Ferrari the boost they need? Or has Lotus found the sweet spot during the winter with their new car. And last but not least, can McLaren bounce back from a dreadful 2013?2014 is going to be interesting. Let's take a look at the new rules with Sky F1 man Ted Kravitz:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYJXR1TgpSg And have your say about the new rules: good,not good, please submit your opinion.Also, don't forget to vote in our new poll about the three engine suppliers:http://www.f1network.net/main/mercedes-gp/s169.htm (right bottom side) See you in 2014, are you ready, 'cause we are!!!

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2014: new rules, new rulers?
Discussion started by TotalMercedesGP.com - Mercedes GP New (IP Logged), 27/12/2013 22:25
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De_JOKKE
27/12/2013 22:31
Here are the links:

video: [url][/url]

And have your say about the new rules: good,not good, please submit your opinion.

Also, don't forget to vote in our new poll about the three engine suppliers:

[www.f1network.net] (right bottom side)

See you in 2014, are you ready, 'cause we are!!!

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Parminio_USA
29/12/2013 19:18
I still think that Mercedes has the upper hand here. I still believe that Renault is simply not going to sink all kinds of cash into R&D for a customer supply only. I think they'll do what they did with the old Supertech's: Make them just good enough to make a few bucks on and that's it.

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De_JOKKE
29/12/2013 21:01
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Parminio_USA
I still think that Mercedes has the upper hand here. I still believe that Renault is simply not going to sink all kinds of cash into R&D for a customer supply only. I think they'll do what they did with the old Supertech's: Make them just good enough to make a few bucks on and that's it.

So you see a RBR downfall in huge terms?

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De_JOKKE
30/12/2013 14:18
Lauda: reliability will win title

[www.autosport.com]

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Parminio_USA
30/12/2013 16:55
Yep. I think RBR's days are over.

The only up side to that is that we'll all get to watch Sebastian Vettle cry like a @#$%&.

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De_JOKKE
02/01/2014 21:10
You might be right, I sure hope so, read:

[en.espnf1.com]


btw, since you're a mclaren fan, which driver do you support?

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De_JOKKE
03/01/2014 11:55
More indications that RBR is a bit anxious:

Angeblich habe Red Bull-Teamchef Christian Horner in Teamkreisen angefragt, ob es nicht sinnvoll sei, den ersten Test um eine Woche zu verschieben. "Da wird nichts verschoben", sagt Niki Lauda. "Es geht wie geplant Ende Januar los." Der Mercedes-Aufsichtsrat-Chef gibt aber zu: "Das wir für alle eine Riesenaufgabe."

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De_JOKKE
03/02/2014 13:25
Lowe about 2014:

[www.gptoday.com]

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De_JOKKE
04/02/2014 14:15
Formula 1 - 'Just too slow': Drivers' damning verdict on new F1 cars

[uk.eurosport.yahoo.com]

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GP2 cars will be close to F1 pace at some circuits - Button

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De_JOKKE
05/02/2014 12:55
Andy Cowell on the new merc challenges:

[www.mercedesf1.com]

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De_JOKKE
10/02/2014 11:54
Very glad to read this:

[www.autosport.com]

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Parminio_USA
10/02/2014 20:13
Just more sour grapes about everybody doing better with Mercedes engines than Mercedes does.

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De_JOKKE
11/02/2014 10:00
???

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De_JOKKE
15/02/2014 23:52
[www.planet-f1.com]
Let's hope he's right...

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De_JOKKE
27/02/2014 13:11
[www.autosport.com]

Hami about teamduel with Rosberg

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Timba7
06/03/2014 09:28
I am afraid that at the end of day fuel saving and tire saving will kill the sport.

But lets see what happens. Maybe the racing wins afterall..

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De_JOKKE
06/03/2014 11:58
You might be right...(Sm16)

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De_JOKKE
12/03/2014 14:02
[www.planetf1.com]

Rosberg: friendship with Lewis will survive f1 battle

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Parminio_USA
12/03/2014 15:00
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Maybe the racing wins afterall..

It wont.

Fact is when you make everybody build the same car, use the same tire, and carry the same fuel load, strategy is immediately eliminated from the sport.

The biggest problem F1 has (other than selling out to oil sheiks and communist who are trying very hard to NOT look like slave driving, human rights violating dictators) is that they actually think that by making everybody do the same exact thing that it will make for a better show.

WRONG.

Let me give you a for instance. Let's dumb this thing down a bit. Lets say that I start a guitar talent contest and we all are going to compete in it. Then, I tell you that the competition will be regulated by me. Here are the rules:

The guitar will be a classical acoustic Gibson C1. You are only allowed to play one song, "10 Years Gone" by Led Zeppelin.

Now what that does is put a lot of people behind the 8 ball. Many have never even held a classical neck guitar, let alone every played one. There's also the general rule that the younger guys don't even know what song I'm talking about, let alone how to play it.

So what you wind up with is a contest in which one guy (me) knows absolutely everything and then you have a few guys that know a bit and then you have several that have no clue at all.

Sound familiar?

In the old days there was an engine size limit. That was it. 3 liters naturally aspirated or 1.5 liters turbocharged, bring whatever you want.

So if you can build a V12 better than you can a V10, do it. If you already have a really good V8, then you can stick with that and improve it.

THAT is what built innovation: EVERYBODY DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

Now that everybody is doing the same thing, it plays to usually only one persons strengths and everybody else is just screwed.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. I could go on about tires for a year.

Until the FIA wakes up and smells the coffee and realizes that they have:

1. Screwed the fan base by moving races to places nobody gives a damn about.

2. Screwed the sponsors/advitisers by moving races to areas that make it nigh on impossible to stay up late enough or wake up early enough to tune in thereby completely screwing them on their investment.

3. Made the track runoffs and forgiveness for leaving the track surface so lax that any idiot with a decent check book can now be an F1 driver.

4. Made a cookie cutter rule book that eliminates innovation.

The list goes on and on and on...but I'm getting so mad now thinking about it that I'm going to stop here.

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