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Old 10th Sep 2014, 13:47
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Ferrari seem hell bent on self destruction..
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Old 10th Sep 2014, 15:29
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IMO they should try and lure Ross Brawn out of retirement.
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Old 10th Sep 2014, 15:41
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http://www1.skysports.com/f1/report/...xt-for-ferrari
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Old 10th Sep 2014, 15:50
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^^^^^^ Ah that explains a lot G-CPTN
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Old 10th Sep 2014, 16:04
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It seems that Bob Bell 'resigned' in November 2013 and will 'leave Mercedes in November 2014' - so presumably he is on 'gardening leave' (ie prevented from taking on a position with a competitor to Mercedes).

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/0...l-leaves-team/

and:- http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/0...-to-take-over/
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BBC Sport - F1 teams banned from giving performance advice over radio
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 09:42
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Back in the days, pit signalling at Le Mans was effected at Mulsanne Corner (a slow part of the circuit).
That Formula One persists with signalling on the start/finish straight hasn't been thought out IMO.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 10:11
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 10:56
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Lon, love the 1950's precision torque wrench used when tightening the wheel
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 12:25
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All the new rule, or rather the enforcement of an existing rule, means is that the communications become cryptic. "White rabbit" for example could mean conserve fuel. At least we know what is being said today, the teams will always find a way around it.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 20:15
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I thought that was a 14lb lump hammer.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 20:59
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All the new rule, or rather the enforcement of an existing rule, means is that the communications become cryptic. "White rabbit" for example could mean conserve fuel. At least we know what is being said today, the teams will always find a way around it.
I'd imagine such "codewords" would also fall under the rule. We might not know 'what' they are communicating, but we would know 'that' they are telling the driver something. Thus punishable?

But i agree - they will find a way - like phrasing normal sentences in a 'weird' way.
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 21:19
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 21:57
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Lon, love the 1950's precision torque wrench used when tightening the wheel

There was a reason those wheels were called "knockoffs"
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Old 12th Sep 2014, 22:31
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They could always use a hands free car phone kit and just phone the driver.












To any pedants out there - I am of course only joking.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 17:45
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 17:52
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Another record set, youngest person to crash an F1 car.
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Old 15th Sep 2014, 23:12
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What you cannot communicate.

BBC Sport - Formula 1: Teams can not use coded messages on drivers' radios

If this reduces the number of back-room technicians determining strategy then it will (IMO) be a positive move. It seems incongruous to have dozens of bods (including people working back at the factory) deciding actions for the drivers to follow.

Drivers should have autonomy rather than being dictated to by boffins once the race is under way. They should be 'free' to decide their own actions during the race (for better or for worse).

I suppose there's still scope for the strategists to determine whether a two-stop or three-stop is quicker and advise the team managers when to bring in their cars for tyres and which type of tyres to fit - decisions that were taken before pit to car radio existed.

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Old 16th Sep 2014, 04:40
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I agree with the intent behind this rule application. I also agreed with the intent behind the elimination of "team orders" a few years back. We'll see whether or not this works any more effectively...

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Old 16th Sep 2014, 06:23
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Shortly followed by testing pigs to see if they really can fly. Sorry, but teams have been bending rules since wheels were first put on a car.
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