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Old 20-12-2013, 16:35   #1
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Formula 1 2014 Season

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Old 20-12-2013, 20:40   #2
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

I will start to watch it, but if Red Bull start to runaway again I'll turn over.
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

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I will start to watch it, but if Red Bull start to runaway again I'll turn over.
l see two of Red Bull's senior engineers have just joined Mercedes so that might be interesting in time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25444218
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Taken from Formula1.com

The 2014 season brings with it some of the biggest changes to Formula One racing’s regulations for quite some time…

Power - it’s out with 2.4-litre normally-aspirated V8 engines and in with 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines, revving to a maximum of 15,000rpm. While the old V8s produced more than 750bhp, the 2014 units put out around 600bhp with additional power coming from Energy Recovery Systems (see below).

Gearbox - gearboxes have eight forward ratios - rather than the previous seven - which each team must nominate ahead of the season.

Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) - from 2014, a larger proportion of each car’s power comes from ERS which, together with the engine, makes up the powertrain or power unit. As well as generating energy under braking, ERS units also generate power using waste heat from the engine’s turbocharger. Unlike the previous KERS - which gave drivers an extra 80bhp for just over six seconds per lap - the 2014 ERS gives drivers around 160bhp for approximately 33 seconds per lap. To compensate for the extra power being generated under braking by ERS, teams are allowed to use an electronic rear brake control system.

Fuel - to promote fuel efficiency, from 2014 fuel is limited to 100kg per race. Previously fuel was unlimited, but teams typically used around 160kg per race.

Minimum weight - to compensate for the increased weight of the 2014 powertrain, minimum weight has been increased from the current 642kg to 690kg.

Exhaust - unlike previously where two exhaust tailpipes were used, the 2014 regulations mandate the use of a single tailpipe which must be angled upwards to prevent the exhaust flow being used for aerodynamic effect. Additionally, bodywork is not allowed to be placed behind the tailpipe.

Nose height - for safety reasons the height of noses has been reduced for 2014. The maximum height is 185mm (previously it was 550mm).

Front wing - front wings will be a little narrower from 2014 with the width reduced from 1800mm to 1650mm.

Rear wing - the rear wing also looks a little different for 2014. The previously-legal lower beam wing has been outlawed and the main flap has become slightly shallower in profile.

Testing - in-season testing returns for 2014, albeit in a restricted format with the regulations allowing four tests of no more than two consecutive days at circuits where an event has taken place. There are also increased restrictions on windtunnel testing and CFD simulations.

Points - double drivers’ and constructors’ points will be awarded at the final race of the Formula One season - Abu Dhabi for 2014 - in order to maximise focus on the championship until the end of the campaign.

Driver numbers - drivers will be asked to choose their race number, between 2 and 99, for the duration of their career in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Number 1 will be reserved for the current world champion, should he choose to use it. If more than one driver chooses the same number, priority will be given to the driver who finished highest in the previous year’s championship. The driver number must be clearly visible on the front of the car and on the driver's crash helmet.

Additional Friday practice drivers - we are used to seeing teams replace one of their race drivers with a test driver for opening practice on a Friday. However, from 2014 teams are able to run up to four drivers - though still only two cars - in either Friday session.

New penalties - race stewards will have the option to hand out five-second penalties for minor infringements. Additionally, any driver who earns 12 penalty points on their superlicence during a 12-month period will be given a one-race ban.

Pole position trophy - a new trophy will be awarded to the driver who scores the most pole positions during the season.In the event of a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the driver who holds the greatest number of second places. If there is still a tie, the greatest number of third places will be taken into account and so on until a winner emerges.
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

I remember back in the 80s the Honda Williams (Turbo) was the most powerful F1 car ever, in the right conditions it could wheel-spin in all 6 gears, according to Mansell.

With turbos there might be a few failures and loads of white smoke, and one dean car
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Confirmed drivers for next season:

Caterham: TBA & TBA

Ferrari: Fernando Alonso & Kimi Raikkonen

Force India: Nico Hulkenberg & Sergio Perez

Lotus: Romain Grosjean & Pastor Maldonado

Marussia: Jules Bianchi & TBA

McLaren: Jenson Button & Kevin Magnussen

Mercedes: Nico Rosberg & Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull: Sebastien Vettel & Daniel Ricciardo

Sauber: Adrian Sutil & TBA

Toro Rosso: Jean-Eric Vergne & Daniil Kvyat

Williams: Felipe Massa & Valtteri Bottas
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Should make for an interesting season. Although some of those rules are going to make the cars looks silly with aesthetics taking a back seat to performance with that nose height rule, we already saw that with the stepped fronts the vast majority of the teams opted for.

I hope we don't end up with all the cars looking like this.



Here is a video showing what is supposedly Ferraris new 2014 f1 engine. Sure sounds a lot better than what all the doomsdays have been saying with the switch to turbos ruining the sound.
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Former world champion Jenson Button's father has died aged 70 of a suspected heart attack.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25719879

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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Yes, very sad news indeed.

Max Chilton is driving for Marussia in 2014. Esteban Gutierez is the second driver for Sauber, which by my reckoning leaves just Caterham to announce their driving lineup for the season.

2014 Race Calendar

01. 16/03 - Australia, Melbourne
02. 30/03 - Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
03. 06/04 - Bahrain, Sakhir
04. 20/04 - China, Shanghai
05. 11/05 - Spain, Barcelona
06. 25/05 - Monaco, Monte Carlo
07. 08/06 - Canda, Montreal
08. 22/06 - Austria, Spielberg
09. 06/07 - Britain, Silverstone
10. 20/07 - Germany, Hockenheim
11. 27/07 - Hungary, Budapest
12. 24/08 - Belgium, Francorchamps
13. 07/09 - Italy, Monza
14. 21/09 - Singapore, Marina Bay
15. 05/10 - Japan, Suzuka
16. 12/10 - Russia, Sochi
17. 02/11 - USA, Austin, Texas
18. 09/11 - Brazil, Sao Paulo
19. 23/11 - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Always enjoy the Monaco GP, and looking forward to seeing what the Russian GP is like.

---------- Post added at 21:27 ---------- Previous post was at 21:23 ----------

Bahrain GP will be held under lights, similar to Abu Dhabi GP. Hockenheim are hosting this years German GP as part of the rotation agreement with the Nurburgring. Nurburgring will host the 2015 German GP.

---------- Post added at 21:34 ---------- Previous post was at 21:27 ----------

FIA announce driver numbers for the drivers in the 2014 season. Thought they had to have the number they finished in the drivers standings, so not sure why Hamilton has got the number he has.

1* Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull
3 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull
44 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
6 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes
14 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
7 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
8 Romain Grosjean, Lotus
13 Pastor Maldonado, Lotus
22 Jenson Button, McLaren
20 Kevin Magnussen, McLaren
27 Nico Hulkenberg, Force India
11 Sergio Perez, Force India
99 Adrian Sutil, Sauber
21 Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber
25 Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso
26 Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso
19 Felipe Massa, Williams
77 Valtteri Bottas, Williams
17 Jules Bianchi, Marussia
TBA Max Chilton, Marussia
TBA, Caterham
TBA, Caterham
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

I believe they can now chose which number they want to race with for 2014.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/13/sp...f1-motorsport/
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Ah. Did wonder about that. Wonder what is so special about 44 that Hamilton chose it?

Caterham to reveal 2014 car on first day of first test in Jerez, Spain. Runs from January 28 to February 1. McLaren and Mercedes will also be at the first test with their 2014 cars. I would imagine as well that Caterham will be revealing their drivers at the test as well, as they will need drivers to actually test the cars. Lotus will be skipping the first test, instead they will take part in the second and third test both of which take place in Bahrain.

Jerez - 28/01 - 01/02
Bahrain - 19/02 - 22/02
Bahrain - 27/02 - 02/03
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

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Former world champion Jenson Button's father has died aged 70 of a suspected heart attack.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25719879

That's very sad news.
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

Williams confirm they will be testing in Jerez, with the launch of their 2014 car on the first day as well.

McLaren will be launching their car on January 24 online, with Mercedes, Caterham and Williams all revealing theirs on January 28 at Jerez.
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Re: Formula 1 2014 Season

I guess some may choose a number they had in their karting days.

Buttons is the car number he had when he won the title while driving for Brawn.
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