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Offline simon ward 50

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Re: f1
« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2014, 03:46:06 PM »
New statement on Bianchi here:

Marussia statement: Jules Bianchi remains in intensive care, & in a critical but stable condition having suffered a diffuse axonal injury.

Bianchi family statement: "This is a v difficult time, but the messages of support & affection have been a source of great comfort to us."

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« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2014, 05:06:16 PM »
From BrainandSpinalCord.org

"Prognosis of Diffuse Axonal Injury
It is thought that diffuse axonal injury can occur in just about every level of severity, with concussion thought to be one of the milder forms. In mild to moderate forms of diffuse axonal injury, recovery is possible, with the mildest forms of diffuse axonal injury often resulting in few if any long-term issues.

About 90% of survivors with severe diffuse axonal injury remain unconscious. The 10% that regain consciousness are often severely impaired."

Poor kid is in terrible trouble. Awful.

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Re: f1
« Reply #92 on: October 07, 2014, 09:12:20 PM »
The footage has appeared again here.

I really don't see how he can have survived.
If he's not breathing without the aid of a machine, how long was he without oxygen after the accident? Even without the direct trauma, oxygen starvation would be a problem.

Without wishing to sound vicarious, I have a nasty feeling he's been kept on life support to allow his family to get out to Japan and get a chance to say goodbye.

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Re: f1
« Reply #93 on: October 12, 2014, 06:30:04 AM »
Nice gesture by Marussia.

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« Reply #94 on: October 12, 2014, 05:18:04 PM »
Dominant win for Lewis again today, 3 races to go, 100 points to play for, ridiculous to think that Rosberg can still be champion having only won 3 races all season due to the double pointer in Abu Dhabi, ridiculous.

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Re: f1
« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2014, 08:27:24 PM »
Completely agree Jon.

Ridiculous situation where even if he wins the next 2 races he could still need to finish 6th in the last race to be sure.

Despite at that point having 11 victories to Rosberg's 4.

It might ensure more casual fans tuning in to the last race, but it sure as hell isn't equal opportunities.

Has Rosberg beaten him fair and square at all this year, because I can't think of one race where Hamilton had lost out to him in a straight race?

Mind you for the superstitious, wasn't it 6th in a very wet Brazil that won him his last title?

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« Reply #96 on: October 26, 2014, 05:09:45 PM »

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Re: f1
« Reply #97 on: October 26, 2014, 09:59:36 PM »
I wonder if it is compulsory to use and have to pay the subsequent fees otherwise you are out of F1.

The transport for all the teams’ cars and freight is organised by Ecclestone’s Formula One Management

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« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2014, 08:24:00 AM »

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Re: f1
« Reply #99 on: November 02, 2014, 11:13:50 PM »
Lewis once again proves that he is der Meister by going past the cheat whilst racing.

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« Reply #100 on: November 03, 2014, 12:10:32 PM »
Super impressive when he started his second stint 3 seconds behind Rosberg and within 8 laps had hauled him in.

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« Reply #101 on: November 07, 2014, 08:54:01 PM »
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The Marussia Formula 1 team has ceased trading and all staff will be made redundant, administrators FRP have announced.

The team went into administration last month and had hoped to return for the final race of the season after missing the US and Brazilian Grands Prix.

Their driver Jules Bianchi remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the Japanese GP.

Over 200 people will lose their jobs.

Marussia had been in talks with two potential investors, but when a deadline of 12:00 GMT on Friday passed with no funds transferred the team folded.

Geoff Rowley, joint administrator at FRP Advisory, said: "It goes without saying that it's deeply regrettable that a business with such a great following in Britain and worldwide has had to cease trading and close its doors."

Elements of Marussia management still hope to return to F1 next season and have applied for entry to next year's world championship under the name of Manor F1, the team's original guise.

The Caterham team, who also last raced in Russia, remain in administration.

Their administrators said at the US Grand Prix last weekend that they had set a deadline of two weeks to find a buyer or that team would have to fold too.

Marussia's final race was at the Russian Grand Prix on 12 October.

BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan said: "There are four reasons why the three teams who entered F1 in 2010 have all failed.

"First, Caterham (previously Lotus), Marussia (previously Virgin) and HRT were promised that the sport would have a budget cap of 50m Euros and governing body the FIA failed to impose this.

"Secondly, the costs for an engine were about £5m last year but have gone up to £15m this season with the introduction of new turbo hybrid engines.

"Who's accountable? It's Bernie Ecclestone's job to make sure promises are adhered to, and these costs are not coming down next year even though the manufacturers originally said they would.

"Thirdly, teams have to use Ecclestone's freight but the costs of this are high. There used to be a £10m payment from the commercial rights holder to teams to support the freight costs but Ecclestone withdrew that two years ago.

"Fourthly, there is the gross disparity of $300m being skimmed off the top of the money allocated to pay the teams as a cash payment for the top five teams, Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Mercedes."

Marussia have folded despite having their best season in four years in F1.

Marussia currently lie ninth in the championship thanks to the two points Bianchi scored by finishing ninth in Monaco.

They will retain that place officially, but when it comes to allocating the prize money from this season, the remaining team below them - Sauber - will be moved up and receive the funds instead.

With the collapse of Marussia and Caterham, the prize money that would have been paid to the 10th team in the championship will be retained by the commercial rights holders.

The administrators of Caterham have launched a crowd-sourcing project to try to raise funds to allow the team to compete in Abu Dhabi.

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Re: f1
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2014, 11:59:37 AM »
Not into F1 but found this article about Tony Fernandes interesting - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-30078757

Aware it's mainly the views of a now redundant employee.

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« Reply #103 on: November 21, 2014, 09:07:06 AM »
So the stupidest finale to an F1 season is upon us.
Double points, the stupidest idea since Olaf The Hairy ordered 10,000 battle helmets with the horns on the inside.  A driver who's only won 5 races all season still has the chance to be world champion even though his rival has won 10 races, it'll be a farce of the highest order if that happens.

Here's the world champion permutations for Sundays farcical Abu Dhabi GP.

LH = Finish ahead of Rosberg
Cheating Hun =Win the race with Hamilton third or lower
 
LH = Finish no lower than second if Rosberg wins
Cheating Hun = Finish second with Hamilton sixth or lower
 
LH = Finish fifth or better if Rosberg doesn't win
Cheating Hun = Finish third with Hamilton seventh or lower
 
LH = Finish sixth or better if Rosberg is not in the top two
Cheating Hun = Finish fourth with Hamilton ninth or lower
 
LH = Finish eighth or better if Rosberg misses out on the podium
Cheating Hun = Finish fifth with Hamilton 10th or lower
 
LH = Finish ninth or better if Rosberg is fifth
Cheating Hun = Should Hamilton not score any points, Rosberg still must finish no lower than fifth to overturn the 17-point deficit
 

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« Reply #104 on: November 21, 2014, 10:44:34 AM »
Hamilton fastest in P1.

Will Stevens has paid £500,000 to race the Caterham at Abu Dhabi, I say race, nurse the car around at the back somewhere would be more accurate I guess. 

 


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