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  1. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Safety a relative concept when travelling fast

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:28pm by Richard Drew

    ... a tragic irony that it wasn't a high-speed crash on the race track that eventually killed De Villota. The car was only travelling at around 70km/h. No doubt the British Health and Safety ... when the accident happened at the Queensland Raceway. The 20-year old driver survived the crash with serious injuries. It takes courage to drive a car very fast, but I think it takes as much ...

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    New FIA weight rules a heavy burden on Formula One drivers

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... Though car limits are actually increasing next season, the pressure on racers to save every pound they can for speed will be intensified New weight rules a heavy burden on drivers Been ... for a car is 642kg, which teams can struggle to get their cars down to. Next year the weight will be raised to 690kg because of the new engines and power recovery systems. I have lost half a tenth ...

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    Farewell to the prof, the man who made F1 safe

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 01:22am by Richard Drew

    ... a doctor, but a campaigner. Over time he helped transform the medical centres at tracks and upgraded the medical cars. Helicopters became mandatory at F1 racetracks. It was not always easy ... survived a crash in Adelaide in 1995 because Watkins performed a trackside tracheotomy. But even Watkins could not save the life of his good friend Ayrton Senna. The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix saw ...

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    Little chance of drama in Brazil as Sebastian Vettel seeks 13th win

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:19pm by Richard Drew

    ... nonchalantly claimed the record for a pit stop, managing to have Mark Webber's car stationary for a mere 1.923 seconds. It was a record previously held by Red Bull, not surprisingly. Brazil looks ... suggesting that his mechanics had sabotaged his car. It is certainly not the way to endear yourself to your workmates, and let's hope he is a bit more diplomatic if, as expected, he ends up ...

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    Power of the mighty rupee comes to the fore: Narain Karthikeyan

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... about. A sequence of qualifying last and mostly running towards the back of the pack, if not crashing out, didn't set the pulse racing. Karthikeyan is at the team for one overriding reason- ... to India and beyond. Check Narain's helmet and car chassis for more details. If you think the concept of pay drivers is all a little unedifying, you are going to have to put up with it. ...

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    Fiery Ferrari pairing of Alonso and Raikkonen is likely to end in tears

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... but at least the machinery is capable of delivering a world title. Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has conceded that "we are well aware that without a competitive car, not even Superman ... it has been a nightmare of a season for him with a poor car, and his relationship with the team deteriorated to the point that it has been reported that Ferrari were thinking of paying ...

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    Pressure to perform a weight on Felipe Massa's mind to stay at Ferrari

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... that nearly killed him when he was struck in the helmet by a stray spring from another car. You could understand if this bad luck and misfortune started to mess with your head, and for Massa it seems ... Felipe." The stage is set at Ferrari's home race this weekend, with hordes of tifosi in attendance. With an improved car after upgrades delivered at Spa, don't rule out an act of defiance ...

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    Sebastian Vettel's F1 success should be celebrated not criticised

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... to the Singapore pits after his car expired on the last lap. The fans loved it, but the stewards did not and reprimanded the pair for their actions. It was Webber's third transgression of the season, ... Webber, who had an elegant last word. He posted on Twitter a picture of Warwick hitching a lift on the back of Gerhard Berger's car at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1988, with the comment, ...

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    Lewis Hamilton may be the dark horse in F1 championship race

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... of a sudden Mercedes and Hamilton's prospects have been transformed. The car has always been fast, but it has chewed its tyres. The team felt that despite a typically fast qualifying display, ... girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, prompting him to concede that: "My mind has been in a lot of different places... when I've not been on my laptop with my engineers or in the car, my mind has ...

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    Blame Ferrari, Force India and Lotus

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... tyre failure". In layman's terms the things exploded. When you are doing 180mph it's a life-threatening situation. It's not much better when you are in the car behind. As Adrian Newey, the Red Bull designer put it: "The car has a failure and suddenly you have three kilos of tread flying around. If that hits a helmet, it doesn't bear thinking about." ...




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