Category Archives: Regulations

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil 2010 – Safety Cars

A quick look at the timing information shows that FIA still has some work to do on the Safety Car regulations. The McLarens pitted from 4th and 5th and yet remained in that position even though Schumacher close behind did … Continue reading

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Front Wings Again – Analysis and Comment

Despite the four-week break (and didn’t it seem like an eternity for fans), the flexible wing controversy has rumbled on, with the FIA’s introduction of a new test only partially dampening things. Looking specifically at the Red Bull in a … Continue reading

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Flexible Front Wings – Analysis and Comment

David Coulthard has stated that the Red Bull and Ferrari front wings have passed scrutineering and are therefore legal. But the video and photographic evidence clearly show the wings both flex and are closer to the ground than stated in … Continue reading

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Comment – Sportsmanship, Gamesmanship and Team Orders

The renewed team order controversy has revealed a chasm between the viewpoints of some teams and those of the fans. At one end of the spectrum we have Schumacher, Alonso, Brawn and Domenicali taking the viewpoint that pretty much everything … Continue reading

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Comment – Why Ferrari Team Orders Are Wrong

Let’s get two things out of the way before we start – Rob Smedley’s not-so-coded instruction to Felipe Massa that Fernanado Alonso was faster than him was a 100% team order that Massa let Alonso past. Rule 39.1 of the … Continue reading

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F1 British Grand Prix 2010 – Alonso, the Safety Car and Drive-Throughs

Fernando Alonso is always ready to look for conspiracies, but he will be feeling positively hounded after his drive-through penalty cost him a decent haul of points today. But he’s his own worst enemy. His pass on Kubica was clearly … Continue reading

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F1 – Safety Cars

At Valencia, the Safety Car once again became the subject of hot discussion, not least with Fernando Alonso and Ferrari throwing all of their toys out of the pram, even going as far as accusing FIA and their stewards of … Continue reading

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F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2010 – Safety Car Analysis

Much has already been said about Schumacher’s overtaking manoeuvre on Alsono on the last corner of the last lap. Ross Brawn’s unexpectedly passionate and exceptionally speedy explanation of why it should stand left us in little doubt that it was … Continue reading

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