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BMW M3 Pickup spied for first time
if people would buy it, they would build it. next gen americans maybe?
Mar 16th, 2011 5:55am
McLaren chairman Ron Dennis gets license revoked
with speed cameras on every light post in britain, it's not hard to get a ticket...
Mar 15th, 2011 2:27am
Formula 1 coverage to end
so crash.net will get the advertising dollars for our pings instead of wcf...
Jan 11th, 2011 4:35pm
Formula 1 coverage to end
wcf, when we stop hitting your site your advertising revenue will stop... you're doing this why???
Jan 11th, 2011 4:33pm
Formula 1 coverage to end
agree - 'unsubscribe'
Jan 11th, 2011 4:31pm
Formula 1 coverage to end
i use wcf as my first feed for all things F1. 'unsubscribe'
Jan 11th, 2011 4:30pm
Schumacher cautious but expecting to win in 2011
would be interesting to know how little brawn invested in the 2010 car back in 2009 when it was his pocket financing it. fact is, schumacher entered the year saying it will be a learning year and a development year so they could push in 2011. the fact that rosberg scored well doesnt say schumacher is no good, just says rosberg is brilliant. everyone knocks schumacher and frankly i'm sick of the negative reports. bring on 2011 and a good car. the car is the most important thing in f1. if schumacher was in webber's car this year he'd be an 8 time world champion.
Dec 4th, 2010 1:56am
McLaren has 'creative ideas' for 2011 car - boss
and if it's not fast enough, spend the whole year complaining that the competitors must be cheating...
Nov 20th, 2010 2:46am
Team orders to be 'regulated' not banned - Todt
this has nothing to do with the result at abu dhabi. this is just about the role of team orders. we saw red bull try to manipulate a result with the 'save fuel' call when vettel hit webber, todt is basically saying he wants to avoid the mess of conspiracies etc. apparently mclaren used coded messages early in the year with something like 'the cat is in the tree'. before 2010 the issue was timing of pitstops to orchestrate a team pass, now with no refueling they have to use 'save fuel' as a call. the only way to regulate this is to make the constructors championship the only one that matters, all finances etc. should be based on team position. drivers championship should not benefit a team in any way other than bragging rights. when vettel hit webber the team lost 25 points trying to hand a 7 point advantage to vettel. almost cost them both titles. not making the call would have handed vettel the championship even with an alonso second in abu dhabi. more importantly they'd have won the constructors in korea.
Nov 20th, 2010 2:43am
Briatore rues mistake that cost Alonso third title
not many hills in the desert...
Nov 20th, 2010 2:36am
Lotus name dispute escalates with Indycar deal
Lotus got free advertising and gauged the interest of fans worldwide. no idea why they dont do a red bull and help fund a junior team too. why not have 4 lotus badged cars?? especially if one of them costs you nothing. and even though they were 3rd last, we all loved seeing them beat branson's team.
Nov 20th, 2010 2:30am
Melbourne may drop F1 race after 2014 - premier
brumby's an idiot about to be voted out in state elections. he will have no say in anything f1 anyway.
Nov 18th, 2010 9:09am
'Tragic ex-hero' Schumacher should retire again - Hakkinen
there is absolutely no validity in any of this. fact: brawn spent nothing in 2009 developing the 2010 car fact: mercedes came late to the table - ie. any development budget was hampered by the minimal testing and timeframe - they pumped their car out in the same time as lotus/virgin... and were just a bit quicker! fact: mercedes have been working on their 2011 car for 2 months already - with schumacher who is employed more for his abilities at communicating with engineers/designers (testing feedback) than anything fact: read back to the february articles with schumacher. they were never pushing for a win or a title in 2010, it was a formation year. if a car designed and built for schumacher isnt enough to deliver him wins etc then let hakkinen have a say. it was TEAM ORDERS that gave him his win in 1998 in melbourne and his subsequent first world title.
Nov 18th, 2010 9:08am
Williams announces Hulkenberg leaving, Barrichello staying
barrichello had a very solid year. the hulk was good but f1 is not the place for a rookie anymore. only rookies next year will be ones who buy their seats...
Nov 17th, 2010 12:04am
Mateschitz denies Webber strategy plot to fool Alonso
hate to say, but i agree there was no sense in stopping webber. he should have stopped under safety car - like rosberg and co. it would have placed him up in a solid 4th maybe even 3rd. never enough for the championship. in reality, vettle - love or hate him - rose to the challenge in the last 4 races with what would have been 4 straight wins if his engine lasted in korea.
Nov 16th, 2010 11:59pm
Red Bull should stick with fair play policy - Alonso
racing is not a gentleman's sport. the greatest drivers - senna and schumacher - were ruthless, devisive, arrogant and brilliant. the reason alonso is looking good for a 3rd championship is because he is also great at seizing opportunities allowed through 'flexible interpretation of the rules' i remember a schumacher win in silverstone - on his way into pits to serve a stop/go penalty, senna deliberately crashed a competitor to win a championship (as did schumacher). remember it's not long ago that that ruthlessness was a desired attribute in a driver. political correctness moves faster in theory than in reality.
Nov 10th, 2010 1:22am
2010 Brazilian Grand Prix - RESULTS
why there shouldnt be a virgin team: alonso: response to a question from the floor post race 'It was sometimes very close. I remember I nearly touched a Virgin in turn eight one time. In turn three as well, '
Nov 8th, 2010 7:29am
FIA to increase maximum F1 stewards penalty
irrelevant. ferrari win the championship?? how much would any team pay for that. only option is a rulee like: if team manipulates result in a way clear to fans and organisers they will be removed from the resuts and stripped of points that race.
Nov 7th, 2010 4:27am
F1 histrionics hit high gear at Interlagos
what a load of rubbish. earlier in the year red bull removed an upgrade from webber's car to give to vettel. webber has every right to be disappointed. vettel has been erratic and even without webber as team mate he'd be in as bad a points position. truth is, if alonso, kubica, hamilton or rosberg (and perhaps a few others) were in his car they would have won already. i have never seen a season - and statisticians will probably show it's never happened) where the pole car has won so few races. webber and vettel have been able to drive the best car with the attitude of 'we'll win anyway, doesnt matter if we hit stuff' alonso in an underperforming car has slowly run them down, and vettel has not lead the driver's championship all season. in fact can anyone think of a time in his career he has lead? i dont doubt vettel's pace, just his maturity and the long term good of having a team that worships him. hamilton would have been a 2 time champion by now if his team hadn't been stroking his ego all the way.
Nov 6th, 2010 2:01am
F1's new team 'cripples' are 'an embarrassment' - Ecclestone
"We need to get rid of a few of those cripples." really bernie?? i assume you've already had a hip replacement or two.
Nov 3rd, 2010 10:57am
Boss Brawn to have lesser role in 2011 - report
and a great business man. bought a championship winning car/team for a pound, ran the year, spent nothing on 2011, sold at a huge profit and kept his job -- ready for another title in 2011
Oct 28th, 2010 8:06am
Horner admits Vettel engine situation 'not ideal'
'Christian Horner hopes Sebastian Vettel's engine situation does not further dent his championship chances.' - shows how removed from reality he is. how can a loss of 32 points to alonso in one incident not dent his chances.
Oct 28th, 2010 8:04am
Berger says Webber tried to take out title rivals
berger's an idiot. the only old drivers that keep a voice in the press are the ones that take a sensational view of things. the reality is that as webber crossed the track his front right was over 2" in the air, meaning a complete rear suspension failure. no wheel no brake. with only 2 wheels to potentially slow the vehicle the braking efficiency would have been at best 40%, then consider the fact that only 1 turning wheel was in contact with the road, making the car impossible to control and you lose further brake efficiency (brakes only work in a straight line). also, the most dangerous crash in f1 is to be in a stationary car, sideways on track with a car T-Boning you. remember when (zanardi?? ) lost his legs in champ car... to summarise, webber miraculously guided a car he couldnt stop and couldnt steer into place that could have killed him... intentionally. get back in the aged home berger, you drove in a very corrupt and malicious era of f1.
Oct 27th, 2010 2:47am
Sauber slams 'unsporting' Ferrari and McLaren crews
in the 80s they were throwing punches...
Oct 26th, 2010 2:19am
Only 'disaster' to take title from Alonso - Briatore
alonso can win with a 3rd and a 4th if webber is not allowed past vettel.
Oct 26th, 2010 2:18am
Button should help Hamilton now, thinks Horner
stupid. they'll (maybe) have a constructors title but i wouldnt put money on a drivers title now (although the odds should have blown out once horner said this).
Oct 25th, 2010 8:37am
2010 Korean Grand Prix - RESULTS
agreed on button. he proved last year that if he has HIS car under him, watch out. brawn is a master of getting the right team to make the right car for the right driver. if i'm right, 2011 will be very good for schumacher... alonso is MOST DESERVING of 210 title, in that he's not made any mistakes and got the most out of the car. if vettel, webber or hamilton win it will be that they 'got away with it' alonso, rosberg and kubica most consistent in 2010.
Oct 25th, 2010 8:15am
2010 Korean Grand Prix - RESULTS
a very interesting race. what ever happened webber was in trouble. if he'd have been still on track he'd have been queued behind vettel in pits under safety car and fought for minor points. wonder if 'the light's no good' (vettel) referred to the engine light or ambient light :-) i have no doubt he felt the failure coming and wanted an early end to the race. today is the day red bull need to consider their only chance at a drivers championship is to play the points game and go for webber wins next 2 races. if vettel, webber, alonso finish in that order next 2 races, they BOTH lose championship by 5 points. alonso 261 webber 256 vettel 256 in fact that gives alonso the mathematical ability to finish 4th - behind hamilton - and still win by 1... remember mclaren with both cars in 2006, will we see another ferrari drivers championship as a result of no team orders from competitors??? it will be thanks to massa's magnanimous move and a team not afraid to strategise a title win. interesting side bar: reverse the 'team order' result (subtract 5 from alonso) and we see a 3 way split of 256, with vettel and alonso on 5 wins and webber on 4... ferrari made the right call
Oct 24th, 2010 3:52pm
Red Bull admits to 'building team around Vettel'
bad strategy. what about when rbr are off pace and he gets an offer from ferrari??? do they really think he'd say no? ferrari took years to re-establish post schumacher/brawn, and schumacher had reason to be loyal - he was already in the seat everyone wanted.
Oct 23rd, 2010 1:14pm
Mazda BT-50 unveiled
never thought anyone would COPY a ssangyong...
Oct 17th, 2010 6:21am
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