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#1651 Treads

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:52

Clearly you were joking

 

However many SV fans are trying to argue SV has had more trouble than DR

I did not want them pushing that line in this case

 

The fault hit SV harder this time but hit both drivers

SV could have fought back up to the points (unlikely but possible)

but... he ran up an STRs %$#@ and nearly took out his team mate, so deserved his DNF

 

Whilst its true he has had more clear and obvious mechanical failures

DR has had the fuel debacle that messed up 2 races to varying degrees

As well as many similar but not terminal mechanical problems

 

Shouldn't this be in the SV vs DR thread? 

 

In any case, the pendulum swings both ways. Seb enjoyed a very long period with great reliability while his team mate seemingly has a KERS problem every race. Turnabout is fair play and all that. 



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#1652 krapmeister

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:54

Yeah - clearly I was joking.
 
I would assume they introduced some new tweak to overtake mode which went a little too far and freaked out and triggered a fail safe shut down


If this is what happened, then who actually is to blame for that failure/issue? IIRC they were taking some of the credit for the fairly rapid improvement Renault made earlier in the season as they provided personnel to help solve the issues they were having. RBR have come out after this weekend with some pretty strong words about Renault's performance 'not being acceptable' but didn't or doesn't RBR have input into the mapping etc?

#1653 windoesnot

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:10

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/114598

More whining from Horner, "It's not our business, it's not our responsibility. We're the end user and it's just frustrating that it's not where it needs to be at the moment."

Horner needs to look at what F1 is and what it has been and realise there's no guarantee of engine parity. It's part and parcel of the sport. He picked the 2014 engine supplier, now he has to live with it.

Bottom line, he has an engine which is apparently good enough for the team to get 2nd in the WDC, which is where they are now, about 50 points ahead of 3rd place Ferrari. It seems a little arrogant to me that he thinks they are so much, much better than everyone else that finishing 2nd instead of 1st must be an engine issue. 

Renault's engine certainly isn't markedly worse that that offered by Ferrari. To be honest it looks like it might be better, given Sauber's struggle with the Italian unit. 

For me it's a huge lack of class and general politeness to slate Renault this much. 

 

This irks me too, whatever happened to the saying 'You win together, you lose together'. In Red Bulls case its 'When we win its all on us, when we lose its all on Renault'. Sure they ain't got the best engine but publically slagging your supplier off isnt going to get you anywhere. I don't remember Williams moaning on and on like this when they went from a Honda to a Judd engine in 88 and won nothing with it, as opposed to having the best engine previously.



#1654 garagetinkerer

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:24

I read someone say that Vettel was on his last engine in another thread... and that was after Canadian GP... can someone confirm this? Scary shit... and if true, i guess it explains why RBR are livid.



#1655 Knot

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:37

I read someone say that Vettel was on his last engine in another thread... and that was after Canadian GP... can someone confirm this? Scary shit... and if true, i guess it explains why RBR are livid.

 

He has one left.



#1656 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:55

 

For me it's a huge lack of class and general politeness to slate Renault this much. 

 

Renault are French.  The French talk directly when offering critiques.  Therefore they probably have not even noticed! :D

The English & Australian fans should probably not worry such things IMO, as we may be misreading the expectations inherent in the French culture:



#1657 paulogman

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:10

Ok. So this season red bull can't get the power unit, the fuel meter, and now the ecu to work.
What's going on?

#1658 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:51

Ok. So this season red bull can't get the power unit, the fuel meter, and now the ecu to work.
What's going on?

Its like juggling, when one ball drops, they all fall...

 

Plus they have a new standard ECU which they all have to use this year but they had last year as a test year, maybe Red Bull and Renault didn't try testing it?


Edited by GrumpyYoungMan, 03 July 2014 - 12:53.


#1659 Heisenberg

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 13:07

This irks me too, whatever happened to the saying 'You win together, you lose together'. In Red Bulls case its 'When we win its all on us, when we lose its all on Renault'. Sure they ain't got the best engine but publically slagging your supplier off isnt going to get you anywhere. I don't remember Williams moaning on and on like this when they went from a Honda to a Judd engine in 88 and won nothing with it, as opposed to having the best engine previously.

While I agree with you on a small degree (I wouldn't call it "slaying", it's more RB pushing Renault to fix the issues!), the current problems are pretty much all on  Renault's part! It's not like Red Bull made an awful car, because as we saw, the RB10 CAN be pretty fast! All of it's problems are because of the Renault PU.


Edited by Heisenberg, 03 July 2014 - 13:08.


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#1660 Treads

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 13:41

Renault are French.  The French talk directly when offering critiques.  Therefore they probably have not even noticed! :D

The English & Australian fans should probably not worry such things IMO, as we may be misreading the expectations inherent in the French culture:

 

So the French guys at Renault won't have their feelings hurt but this. Nonetheless it's damaging to them and their image in the UK and many other countries. Horner is a Brit, RB is a British team, so I judge their behaviour according to British cultural norms. 



#1661 ElDictatore

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 20:55

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#1662 Masteroftheuniverse

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 14:40

Just dawned on me that despite Ricciardo winning today, there's a real possibility that Red Bull won't score any points at the next 2 races (Belgium and Italy)



#1663 goingthedistance

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 14:44

Just dawned on me that despite Ricciardo winning today, there's a real possibility that Red Bull won't score any points at the next 2 races (Belgium and Italy)


I think they'll be top 8 in Spa. Maybe no points in Monza.

Race pace today was actually very good, not quite Merc standard but a lot closer.

#1664 Masteroftheuniverse

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 14:48

I think they'll be top 8 in Spa. Maybe no points in Monza.

Race pace today was actually very good, not quite Merc standard but a lot closer.

 

Spa is all about horsepower too, so i'd wager that they'd be beaten by the Williams (who really should win one of the next 2 races), the Merc, the FI, the Mclaren and the Ferrari. 



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 15:21

Before the weekend I was expecting Red Bull to lock out the second row, and be within four. five tenths, and then to trail Mercedes by roughly the same amount in the race.

...but, even if it's very hard to compare race-pace in a race like today, I think the RB10 was closer than that. Much closer. Ricciardo set a 27.35 and Hamilton a 27.38 the same lap or very soon after.

He did have a slightly bunched-up FW so probably lost a couple of tenths worth of performance.

 

Good weekend for Red Bull.



#1666 lbennie

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 15:23

They will just do what they usually do at monza and turn the wings almost horizontal. They will still be competitive.



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 15:26

Spa is about DOWNFORCE. Apart from the run up the Kemmel straight horsepower is not going to be the overriding facor. In my opinion Pirelli have done Red Bull a favour bringing softer compounds. Anyone punting for a downforce light setup will kill their tyres.


Edited by Petroltorque, 27 July 2014 - 15:26.


#1668 lbennie

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:25

Also, it was a nice win & all, but...

 

SORT YOUR F'ING CLUTCH OUT RB



#1669 jstrains

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:22

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#1670 lbennie

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:42

Must have been Mark's chassis



#1671 Exb

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:07

Red Bull have used their one permitted change and re-nominated their gear ratios in Spa:
http://www.fia.com/s...ments/Doc16.pdf

#1672 Petroltorque

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 13:47

Monster, Monster, Monster! Unbelievable victory at Spa. Vettel going around the outsde of Button at the Bus Stop!
You have got to ask how much better they could have done if they had put emphasis on straight line speed rather than absolute downforce.

#1673 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:08

they found straightline speed somwhere!  Well done RBR! :up:



#1674 ViMaMo

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:11

One of the best victories unless Rosberg/Merc was suffering some sort of serious ailment.

 

Awesome, superb. DR and Red Bull  :up:  :up:  :up:


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#1675 SamH123

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:19

Damage successfully limited  :p



#1676 PassWind

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 00:35

Anyone heard any hints at a start system change, tweak or upgrade. Rosberg was slow off the line however both Daniel and Seb got great starts in comparison to both Mercs. 



#1677 Exb

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 00:48

Anyone heard any hints at a start system change, tweak or upgrade. Rosberg was slow off the line however both Daniel and Seb got great starts in comparison to both Mercs.


Change of gear ratio's - shorter gears should help at the start right?

#1678 pingu666

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:32

traction is more of a factor, they can probably spin the tyres easily at low speed, whatever the gearing



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:24

They will just do what they usually do at monza and turn the wings almost horizontal. They will still be competitive.

 

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:28

Red Bull have used their one permitted change and re-nominated their gear ratios in Spa:
http://www.fia.com/s...ments/Doc16.pdf

I have a question,Does this mean they can revert to the older settings and keep changing back and fourth or is it this setting to remain unchanged?



#1681 Victor_RO

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:31

I have a question,Does this mean they can revert to the older settings and keep changing back and fourth or is it this setting to remain unchanged?

 

Once they use the "joker", the ratios are fixed to the end of the year. Next year teams will not have this possibility, so the gear ratios will be fixed all season without possibility for adjustment.



#1682 bourbon

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:39

50 wins celebration with RBR:  http://www.infiniti-....com/article/50



#1683 pedrorito

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:29

50 wins celebration with RBR:  http://www.infiniti-....com/article/50

"It's a great achievement but there's plenty more space in the trophy cabinet and hopefully we'll get to report on 100 race wins at some point before the Internet is something pumped directly into people's brains."

 

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:36

Spa is all about horsepower too, so i'd wager that they'd be beaten by the Williams (who really should win one of the next 2 races), the Merc, the FI, the Mclaren and the Ferrari. 

 

Just dawned on me that despite Ricciardo winning today, there's a real possibility that Red Bull won't score any points at the next 2 races (Belgium and Italy)

 

Spa is about DOWNFORCE. Apart from the run up the Kemmel straight horsepower is not going to be the overriding facor. In my opinion Pirelli have done Red Bull a favour bringing softer compounds. Anyone punting for a downforce light setup will kill their tyres.

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#1685 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:41

Seb says RBR probably changing everything on Seb's car for Austin, he will start from the pitlane



#1686 Zoetrope

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 16:47

Wow, this thread got pretty silent after summer break.

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#1687 OO7

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 16:49

Wow, this thread got pretty silent after summer break.

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#1688 RosannaG

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:05

Does anybody know why Mr. Newey has not been around lately? I haven't seen him at any GP for a while.  :confused:  



#1689 goingthedistance

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:13

I've noticed his absence too. Seems to have corresponded with Red Bull's mini slump

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:30

I've noticed his absence too. Seems to have corresponded with Red Bull's mini slump

 

Yeah but officially, he is still in charge of this season's car development... Sure there has to be an explanation... 



#1691 pdac

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:35

Does anybody know why Mr. Newey has not been around lately? I haven't seen him at any GP for a while.  :confused:  

 

I expect he may be working on those "new Red Bull Technology projects" that were mentioned when RB announced they had "extended" their "successful relationship" with him (i.e. he's not working on the F1 project right now)



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:40

I expect he may be working on those "new Red Bull Technology projects" that were mentioned when RB announced they had "extended" their "successful relationship" with him (i.e. he's not working on the F1 project right now)

 

But I thought they were talking about him starting with those projects next year, not when this season was still on, the RB10 is his...



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:44

But I thought they were talking about him starting with those projects next year, not when this season was still on, the RB10 is his...

 

Seriously, I have no idea why he's missing, but I would imagine that he can probably do what he wants to or feels like doing (within certain limits). So perhaps he's either having a break or working on something that's taking his interest more than the F1 car. Or maybe he's just giving a bit more space for others to get more involved.



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 23:12

Seriously, I have no idea why he's missing, but I would imagine that he can probably do what he wants to or feels like doing (within certain limits). So perhaps he's either having a break or working on something that's taking his interest more than the F1 car. Or maybe he's just giving a bit more space for others to get more involved.

 

It looks like you are right...

 

 

Newey has previously stressed the desire to ensure that Red Bull continued to operate at a high level whenever he did take a step back or even leave the team.

 

Horner believes that the 55-year-old's move into a modified role, which will take effect at the end of the season, has been prepared for.

 

"Adrian has never made any secret of the fact that at some point he was going to step back a bit," said Horner.

 

"He's reached that point now and we have put a structure in place to accommodate that, yet still benefit from his involvement. So it is the best situation for everyone.

 

"We have a great situation where Adrian is not going to disappear completely and a percentage of his time will still be involved in F1.

 

"But it's a great chance for the strength of depth we have in the team beneath Adrian to stand up."

 

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#1695 lbennie

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 00:47

Wow, this thread got pretty silent after summer break.

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That is because it was mostly full of smug RB haters predicting the team would stuggle to make it out Q1 all year.

 

How they have developed themselves out of the issues to become the clear 2nd best team has been nothing short of phenomenal.



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:48

I don't see any slump or mini slump except for a below average race in Russia.  Singapore and Suzuka were fine.  Redbull were actually up there with quickest car in the race in Suzuka, in the middle stint they were easily quickest car.  It was just the grid position/water spray/Williams that helped Mercs.  Don't take my word for it.  That's straight out of Nico Rosberg's mouth.  That's the difference between this forum and the people that actually are in the paddock.  I watch things with my own eyes, follow live timing.. and then these things are confirmed by people in the paddock.  It makes you feel good.  But then I say the same things here and it's like talking a different language (maybe I'm just baised?).  I'm not talking about Redbull issues though, just in general.  Rating drivers, teams pace.. everything.  IMO you can learn more from listening to the commentary or driver comments for 5 mins than anything posted here.  (Not trying to attack anyone personally.. just a general trend).  The people in the paddock seem to value accuracy highly, where as the punters on here seem to like to have a beer, watch the race and shoot some shit.. or talk some trash.. whichever way you want to word it.  It's not necessarily a bad thing..

 

Rosberg's comments were before the last race, which was quite average and an average pace but yeah.  Riccardio's second stint was quite strong.  Compared to Rosberg it was good, compared to Massa it was amazing, but maybe Massa just sucks.  Look who finished top 5, all Merc engines.  Just coincidence I'm sure.  Spa and Monza were a huge surprise and well above expectations, despite the 'low drag' config.  Singapore and Suzuka weren't too bad.  Ricciardo's been the lead Redbull in terms of defining race pace, and he's been bottled up a lot lately with poor starts and traffic.  In all of the last 3 races.  When in clear air the pace has still been pretty strong.

 

Not sure I could call it a slump, but after Austin it could be.  Another similar track in some ways.  But with some faster corners in S1, so who knows.  It's hard to predict anything certain about the pecking order because the tyre allocation seems to play a role, not just the amount of corners or straights.  After all of these months McLaren are still trying to figure out why they are quick when they are quick, or slow when they are slow.



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:54

Does anybody know why Mr. Newey has not been around lately? I haven't seen him at any GP for a while.  :confused:  

It's customary for Newey to not go to the last gp's.

Surely he's fully immersed in the design of the RB11.

His new role will not start until the end of this year. By that time the basic design of cars is finalised and the build process is in full swing.

 

I expect the RB11 to be his best effort ever with crazy packaging, now that Renault is designing the engine for the RB11 specifically.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:53

 

 

I expect the RB11 to be his best effort ever with crazy packaging, now that Renault is designing the engine for the RB11 specifically.

 

I concur.

Next year's Red Bull chassis will be right up there with Mercedes.  But I suspect the Renault power train won't be.



#1699 OO7

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:09

As for the relative performance differential between RB and Mercedes in Suzuka, one should remember that RB opted for a wet set-up and the Q3 evidence shows a gap of 1.5 seconds in the dry, which is the largest margin we have seen all season.  Also Nico mentioned that Mercedes didn't have a very good set-up for the conditions.  Watching the onboards the RBR cars definitely appeared more stable, with their drivers not having to hacksaw away at the steering wheels like the Mercedes duo.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 09:49

This thread was a way down the list, didn't know where else to stick it - probably not worth a whole thread of its own

 

congrats to Mr Horner & Miss Halliwell

 

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