Pirelli have added a solid band of colour to help more clearly identify when drivers are using the soft compound tyre this weekend. When we get back to Europe, a more permanent solution is planned using a stripe running inbetween the branding on the sidewalls. Hopefully it should be crystal now, who is running what. Time will tell…..
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Martin looks in more detail at a few key moments during the race. Hopefully this will feature after all races this season.
Three times in recent memory has a car in F1 jumped up and slid over another car.
On one occasion I remember (I’ll try and find the clip of the one Im thinking of – I cant remeber who was involed exactly) the car actually slid over the front cockpit area narrowly missing the drivers head.
We know this is open cockpit racing and the new head guards go someway to helping but I cant help wonder about these extended rear floors. If the car got airbourne and slid side on to the driver, these “blades” could easily decapitate someone. They look menacing just sitting still!
I’ll leave you to decide watching this video.
Nice one Ben.
The next picture for comments will be from Sundays Monaco GP in the next few days…..
This is just brilliant.
The same app exists for the iPhone but on this larger device it really comes alive.
As an F1 fan this iPad is almost worth buying just for this alone!
It looks as if an agreement is nearly in place on new engines for 2013.
They are likely to be 1.5litre (thats not a typo!) units that are kinder to small rodents and use less ‘earth blood’ fuel in the process.
It is claimed the power output will be the same thanks to direct injection and twin turbos, but quite whether the whole aural experience of a screaming F1 engine will be replicated is unknown.
It is beleived that Singer are mulling the idea of entering a team.
Also rumoured is the introduction of ethnic peace bicycles for the drivers to use to get around the paddock.
More to come on this no doubt!