The boss of Hass Formula 1 Gunther Steiner says the top three teams enjoy a significant advantage that he does not expect to change this year. He wants a change but adds that it would not happen anytime soon.
The pre-season test witnessed the top sides Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull ahead of the rest of the pack. The same thing happened in the opening races so far.
“The midfield teams are pretty close together, but yes, there is a significant gap to the big three. The big teams, especially Mercedes and Ferrari, I think Red Bull is a bit behind, are pretty much ahead of the rest. Will that change? I hope so, but my fear is that it will stay that way for the whole season,” he said, expressing concern.
In the race in Australia and China, the top three teams were at least 1.8s ahead of the pack during qualification. In Bahrain, NicoHulkenberg managed to be one second behind. Continue reading “GUNTHER EXPECTS NO CHANGE IN 2017 AS TOP THREE EDGE OTHERS OUT”
There have been certain rule changes that have been incorporated by F1.
Based on these changes Fernando has asked for more consistency in certain matters. The Spaniard feels that the changes that are being proposed will make it hard for the fans that follow the different racing events. Alonso made the call after more changes were brought in ahead of the last German Grand Prix event.
There was a strategy group meeting that was held when there were certain restrictions lifted from tea radio communication. Qualifying sessions were also stopped in instances where double yellow flags are raised. These changes were introduced after the controversy that arose regarding the pole position of Nico Rosberg at the GP event in Hungary. Alonso stated that the constant changes being introduced into the rules make it confusing for fans that follow the sport. Continue reading “Alonso Talks About Rule Changes”
Bernie Ecclestone has echoed Max Mosleys concerning fearing the survival of formula one. Mosley, the former FIA president, was a famous close ally of Bernie Ecclestone till his reign end in 2009 Earlier this week, he warned that the sport is in a real threat and it may collapse of necessary measures are not taken.
Now, speaking to a German newspaper, F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone told that he would not watch Formula 1 finished itself because few people made a mistake. The 84 year old, who looks F1 to revert to their V8 powered engine days, sees the brand new turbo V6 engine regulations as the biggest platform. He added that the fans want the volume, the teams want the low cost, and even the racing was better.
But as Max earlier pointed out, there could be no alterations unless every team agrees unanimously and that is a difficult thing to happen.
Toto Wolff, of Mercedes, told that for them, the current technology is an important part of their involvement. Their marketing strategy aims on the hybrid technology of formula 1. He added that the situation is not that bad. Ferrari has caught up. Of course, they are still the benchmark but the others are coming closer. Continue reading “Ecclestone not ready to allow Wolff ‘kill’ F1”