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Sportsman
Mature F1 fan
Interests: Any form of racing. I was an active competitor in sidecars, saloon cars, until 2003. My main interest is F1, especially the technology involved. I attended my first F1 race, way back in 1955, the British GP at Aintree. I was ten years old at the time. My other major interest, is the business of F1. I am very interested, to see how the American business model, and naturally enough USF1 works in the relatively dated current F1 teams approach.
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80776 The US F1 team will run its car for the first time at the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama next month. The Charlotte-based squad has confirmed its car will have an American debut before it travels to Europe to begin testing ahead of its maiden Formula 1 season. "Because we are a new team and start everything from zero the first time we will run the car will be in the United States at the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama, the circuit that was nominated by the FIA for us," sporting director Peter Windsor told the official Formula 1... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at Formula1 Journal
This is the news that we have all been waiting for. This is looking very promising. USF1 have always said that they would interact with F1 fans and this a a great start. The fact that Chad Hurley is involved is already apparent with the YouTube video's. http://www.usgpe.com/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2009 at Formula1 Journal
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http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/BMW-Z4/227463/ F1 - The Future There has been a great deal of comment on just about all forums and the motorsport press about the recent withdrawals of major manufacturers. Honda, BMW and Toyota have all quit F1, and there are doubts about Renaults continuing participation for 2010 and beyond. Many people have said “I told you so”. Many said that as soon as things got tough for the manufacturers in their primary market, road cars, they would pack up and leave. Superficially that would appear to be accurate, but I am of the opinion that although the current financial crisis... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2009 at Formula1 Journal
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Following the perception that somehow Mercedes Benz have now increased their engine performance, some teams are calling for a re-equalisation of the current engines used by all teams. My question is why this is necessary, and on what grounds is this accusation based? The current Mercedes engine is still the same fully homologated unit that it always has been. The teams have adopted the approach of: this is what we have got and have set about extracting the maximum amount of performance from it. A fast and dominant F1 car is far more than sheer engine power. It is only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2009 at Formula1 Journal
FOTA is to discuss engine re-equalisation. What on earth for. Renault were were granted dispensation last season to upgrade their engine, and now this. This is the same Mercedes engine that was frozen in 2007. It did not dominate in 2008 like it has this year, that's true. But Mercedes and the teams have now optimised the performance of this engine, and it is now dominant. Especially on power tracks. So now the the other teams want to be allowed the luxury of redevelping their engines,to "equalise performance". If they are allowed that luxury, then Mercedes should be allowed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2009 at Formula1 Journal