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    Music to my ears...hehehe. Renault V6 engine sucks...

    Vettel leaves Jerez as Newey laments car design delay
    Vettel managed just 11 laps with the RB10 over his two days, and now hands over to teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
    Added: Yesterday at 3:00pm

    Jan.29 (GMM) World champion Sebastian Vettel has flown out of southern Spain after a miserable opening two days of running in 2014.

    He cancelled his appointments with the media and leapt into his much more reliable Infiniti road car just after lunch.

    "At this stage it really makes no difference which driver is sitting in the car," team boss Christian Horner told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

    Early testing of the all-new V6-powered cars has been fraught, and after getting less than a handful of laps under its belt on Tuesday, Red Bull packed up early on Wednesday with a "Renault energy store problem".

    Other Renault-powered cars have reportedly also been affected, including the Caterham and the Toro Rosso.

    Horner confirmed that sister team Toro Rosso suffered the same problem on Tuesday.

    Mercedes-powered cars were much more prolific, including Jenson Button (McLaren), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Sergio Perez (Force India), all with several dozen laps under their respective belts.

    Vettel, on the other hand, managed just 11 laps with the RB10 over his two days, and now hands over to teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

    "It was always likely that this (lack of running) was going to be the case," said car designer Adrian Newey, referring to the massive change in regulations since the end of the team's dominant display in 2013.

    Newey is known for getting his new cars up and running at the eleventh hour, but even the famous Briton admitted he might have got to work earlier in the second half of last season, when Vettel was in the midst of his nine-race winning streak.

    "With hindsight, perhaps in the second half we could have afforded to stop developing the car a little bit sooner," he is quoted by Britain's Sky, "but we weren't to know that at the time.

    "So we kept pushing and had less time to work on this year's car."

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    Massa in a very blue and sponsorless Williams...




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    racding director na si boullier sa mclaren....

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    Red Bull in deep sh*t...



    Newey 'back to the drawing board' amid Red Bull crisis

    The Red Bull Racing RB10 turned a total of 13 laps before the team packed up and left Jerez.

    Added: 4 hours ago


    Jan.31 (GMM) Amid world champion Red Bull's testing nightmare at Jerez, bigwigs Christian Horner, Adrian Newey, Helmut Marko and the visiting team owner Dietrich Mateschitz all departed southern Spain on Thursday.

    While rival Mercedes and Ferrari-powered teams have managed to collect dozens upon dozens of early pre-season laps, the tally amassed by Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo in the troubled RB10 numbers unlucky 13.

    "Adrian has gone back to the drawing board, definitely," team newcomer Daniel Ricciardo, on duty on Thursday, said.

    Red Bull had initially pointed the finger at engine supplier Renault, and the French marque duly admitted it has had problems with all of its customer teams, including Toro Rosso and Caterham.

    But Marko confessed before departing on Thursday that the latest problems are also Red Bull's making. Paddock rumours suggest Newey has pushed his famously tight packaging too close to the limit in a new era where cooling is a major hurdle.

    "I guess now there's only so much he (Newey) can do at the track and I think he's pretty happy working at his office in Milton Keynes," added Ricciardo.

    Red Bull is expected to try to get the RB10 running on Friday, the final day of the Jerez test, but the real attention will be ensuring the car is in working order for the crucial final two tests, in Bahrain.

    "I think the break before Bahrain is going to help the team a lot," said Ricciardo. "Even if tomorrow doesn't go to plan, we still won't be worried.

    "Time is still on our side. Even if we go to Melbourne with whatever (issues), it's a long season. These guys know how to win and I'm sure we'll sort it out," he added.

    Undoubtedly, Ricciardo is putting his characteristically-smiling tilt on serious trouble for Red Bull.

    There are rumours that, before Newey left, he had a "heated" exchange with Renault's Rob White -- each accusing the other of being most to blame for the situation.

    And Red Bull's culpability seemed clearer on Thursday, when sister team Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne said a Renault fix had given the new STR9 a "massive step forward" overnight.

    Bernie Ecclestone, nonetheless angry at the Jerez testing 'farce', sees some upside to the situation.

    "The good thing is that the season could be extremely interesting -- really unpredictable, and that is the exciting thing," he told the Daily Mail.

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    ^

    any news on the latest condition ni Schumi sir mon? nagising na ba siya on coma stage?

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    Improvised solution to Red Bull's cooling issues. Somebody must have dose Neway.

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    What fans think of Red Bull's current Debacle...


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    Just how different the 2014 cars are?



    Kevin Magnussen set the fastest time of the Jerez test, with a time of 1:23.276. By way of comparison, the fastest time at the Jerez test last year was 1:17.879, set by Felipe Massa.

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    Row brewing over new anteater style Formula 1 nosecone solutions



    The FIA is reportedly unhappy with some of the Formula 1 anteater style nose solutions that have appeared on the first edition of new 2014 cars, as seen during the first pre-season tests in Spain.

    Sport Bild reported from Jerez that a major row is brewing, after top teams Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull unveiled cars with largely conventional low noses for the new season.

    But other teams, notably Force India and Toro Rosso and co, have been attracting phallic descriptions of their ‘anteater’ thin noses.

    Those with the more conventional noses argue that, while the thin noses may comply with the letter of the regulations, they pose a spear-like danger to rival cars in collisions.

    Sport Bild said that the top three teams want the FIA to re-write the rules to disallow the narrower noses on safety grounds.

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    Row brewing over new anteater style Formula 1 nosecone solutions | Grand Prix 247
    Row brewing over new anteater style Formula 1 nosecone solutions | Grand Prix 247

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    Ex-Hunt Hesketh 308 for sale



    If you want to add this special piece of Grand Prix history to your collection you’ll need to be at RM Auctions’ sale in Monaco between the 9th and 10th of May, and according to RM you’ll also need between 330,000 and 530,000. Wouldn’t it be fitting though if someone who’d been at the casino all night enjoying many refreshments and, accompanied by an elegant companion or two, turned up late at the auction and threw a million at it?

    Source: FortyOneSix - Ex-Hunt Hesketh 308 for sale
    FortyOneSix - Ex-Hunt Hesketh 308 for sale

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