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RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
TR all Merc customer teams have said they do not have the engine mode that Merc use in qualifying. I think that's pretty conclusive.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
TR I think I read Williams have only paid for spec 4 version of Mercedes engines and not the latest to keep the costs down for them

SO I don't think they have the engine with the qualifying boost
 

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
As most teams don’t have a huge money package, and never will until success hits, obviously, success is hugely important. If you have works teams selling last years engines, or B engines to poorer teams, it doesn’t matter how good the team may be, they just won’t get to the top. Close maybe, but the works team with all the badges and whistles and kudos, won’t let them make it. It’s a no brainer. The sport needs independent engine suppliers.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Which was great in the day's when Cosworth DFV engines were available because apart from a few manufacturer teams , the other teams could only really beat each other if they had a better chassis
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff member
Premium Contributor
Haas put in a really strong performance until their wheel mishaps today. While I stand by my comment in the PQR thread that I wonder if they can maintain that pace across a season given the need to develop just to stand still in F1, it is great to see more teams in the mix.

What did disappoint me massively was the attitude to the design of the car from a number of people around the grid this weekend. The accusation seems to be that the car is essentially a 2017 Ferrari. Prost, (as a 'true' Senna fan, a face I'd never get bored of punching) was extremely vocal in saying the FIA needed to look at the situation. Given that when Prost F1 folded in the early 2000's the diminutive Frenchman was very vocal about the lack of support little teams receive, especially from his native country you have to wonder why the change of tune from the Renault man?

As far as I'm concerned, pass crashed test tick, passed scrutineering tick, two very competent drivers tick. Good luck Team Haas.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Im fine with how haas are racing. If they make a competitive car fine by me & HRT Caterham manor were brilliant dverts for doing it all on their own
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Although ill probally get in trouble for this but i hacked into Haas schedule. & can reveal there plan for next 7 days

Monday - pit stop practise
Tuesday - pit stop practise
Wednesday - pit stop practise
Thursday - pit stop practise
Friday - pit stop practise
Saturday - pit stop practise
Sunday - day off
only joking. Double pit stop practise
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
Premium Contributor
Wheels have been around for thousands of year, screw threads have been around for hundreds at least, how is it they still keep on causing inordinate amounts of trouble?
 

RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
Because Vettel needed a safety car to get the win? *puts on tin foil hat*

Yep, I'm a Haas fan.
And me. More specifically a KMag fan as I love the 'drive it like you stole' it attitude he took on last year. Was looking forward to him and Max going at it as I'm pretty sure Magnusen is the one drive who on the grid who will take no crap from Verstappen.
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
It's an important regulation that needs to be strictly enforced IMO. But issuing public statements like these makes the accusers look pathetic.

Saying that, I'd like to see Haas call for McLaren to be investigated for bringing the sport into disrepute.
 

Rutherford

Podium Finisher
Let's go back about 11 years, who were copying ideas from Ferrari through stealing technical information?

cough... cough... Team Alonso
 
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