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Motors The Official bit-tech F1 2011 Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by yodasarmpit, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Anyone notice how Renault kind of lost their direction once Briatore went nuts and messed up big time?

    Then again, Briatore did manage Benetton as well, and that went pretty well actually as he was a decent talent spotter (Alonso, Giancarlo, Schumie, Trulli, etc). What I'm wondering is how Renault F1's doing in terms of management, because they haven't done a pretty good job as the works team for Renault. Which makes me wonder why they still are a works team.

    Williams finally got ahold of the Renault Engines, that should make for a fun grid. The Caterham Team will be trouncing most of the backmarkers like nothing else.

    I'm questioning HRT's engine choices and if they will actually do anything good with it. Perhaps more interestingly though is where Petrov (who is thoroughly mediocre) will end up this year seeing as there is no room on the Russian Team. Just based off of the team announcement, STR will probably drop Buemi in favor of Algersuari as Algersuari seems to have better form.

    My guess for FI F1 would be the re-signing of Di-Resta as he isn't a bad driver at all. Sutil might have a more difficult spot finding a drive sadly.

    Expect to see Perez or Kobayashi test driving for Ferrari soon.
     
  2. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    I thought Red Bull were the works team now, not Renault?
     
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    I'd love to see Kobiashi being competitive next year.. would have been great seeing him move up to a better car :thumb:
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Technically speaking there is no works Renault team since Genii capital finally bought Renault out of their share this season.

    Red Bull will get the highest priority technical support, but Renault are now only an engine supplier, not a constructor.

    That said, with all the technical know-how at Genii-Lotus, it's just the budget that will keep them constrained, they are/were a championship winning team that even Schu couldn't beat.

    I like Kobayashi very much, but now he's settled down a little his Banzai style isn't coming out as often. Solid driving though - he's totally dominated Perez this year imo, and securing 9th at Brazil from 16th on the grid netted about $5m extra for the team, while Perez was mincing about.
     
  5. alastor

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    Well this could be a massive deal: http://www.ferrari.com/English/Formula1/News/Headlines/Pages/111202_F1_Ferrari-leaves-FOTA.aspx
     
  6. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    @alastor: Red Bull as well.
     
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    Well that's Williams at the back next year :duh::duh::duh: ****ing waste of space this guy is.

    Petrov is also driving for Renault next year not Senna :( Russian money funding Kimi's drive skills.
     
  8. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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    Paid drives are nothing new though, and you have to admit that they are still better than your average bear.

    The one's I'd really like to see the back of are Trulli, Barch, Schu, Pedy and Massa
     
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  9. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Well it's only Maldonaldo's first year.. Could be worse.
     

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