We have moved

Posted: January 14, 2007 by Neeraj in Formula-One

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See you on the other side.

As reported on homeofsport

Renault

Renault’s F1 president Alain Dassas has admitted that winning a third successive world championship in 2007 is going to be “difficult”. Dassas said: “It is a fact that we are going to miss Fernando because he contributed a lot to help Renault to win these two titles (in 2005 and 2006).”

“We will have to see how the championship develops,” Dassas continued. “Both drivers are very good – they are not Alonso, but they are great drivers. “The biggest uncertainty is Kovalainen,” he said, “He knows what it feels like to win but he is still very young.”

“I am not involved in politics,” he answered, “but I do believe it will be difficult to win the title with Giancarlo.”

Someone’s having reality check and we truly appreciate it ! Also that it is stark in contrast with what Fisichella said earlier.

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As reported on autosport.com

BMW Sauber

BMW-Sauber Motorsport director Mario Theissen unveiled ‘Albert 2′ at the team’s Hinwil factory today as he revealed the team were going their own route in opting away from traditional wind tunnel use. “Having two wind tunnels makes no sense to us. We want to be at the top of CFD and in order to be there we need a strong tool. With Albert 2 we have what we need to become the top in aerodynamics.” Dr Theissen said.

The Intel-powered computer is five times more powerful that its predecessor Albert, and is three times faster. Albert 2 can make 12,288,000,000,000 calculations per second. This is the equivalent of more than one million people multiplying two numbers every three seconds for an entire year.

WOW!! Some cracking numbers here !! No doubts super computers are the way of the future & cost effective as well.

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As reported on F1Racing.net

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari chiefs have warned Kimi Raikkonen that he must not get up to too much mischief off the track next year. Raikkonen was the subject of much tabloid rumour for his hard-party antics in the past year.

The French Figaro newspaper reported Ferrari boss Jean Todt as saying that if Raikkonen wants to keep on partying as much he’ll have to be more discreet, as he’ll be more in the public spotlight than ever before, driving for Ferrari. Todt did go on to say that he thinks Raikkonen will be up to the challenge of replacing Michael Schumacher.

WOW! Being too foresighted aren’t we ? But then that’s the legacy of Michael and it won’t be easy to shrug-it-off. We think it would be a bit unfair to expect Kimi to behave like Michael, and completely unnatural for him.

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Honda to unveil innovative livery in 2007

Posted: December 14, 2006 by Neeraj in Formula-One

As reported on TSN.ca

Honda F1

“We have a marketing plan, which will surprise a lot of people and get them interested by our approach for next year,” team boss Nick Fry tells Formula1.com. “You will not see a car covered in Honda logos, it will be something very different.”

Fry says they plan to unveil the new car, likely to be dubbed the RA107, in late January. It will run in an all-black livery until the second unveiling prior to the start of the season.

There is a image of Black HondaF1 car along with the above article on TSN.CA, but we are not sure that is what new Honda F1 car will look like [hence not posting that image with this entry]. Will keep you posted on the same subject as and when we’ll get more details.

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As reported on homeofsport

Giancarlo Fisichella

The Roman, who is staying at Renault for a third consecutive year, also warned Alonso to not be surprised if he struggles to add to his tally of fifteen wins next year.”Everything depends on McLaren, of course,” Fisichella told the Turin-based newspaper La Stampa. He added: “They did not have the best car in 2006 and it is not easy to recover from a bad season.”

“He [Heikki Kovalainen] talks a lot and is quite an extrovert,” Giancarlo said, “which is completely unlike the other Finns we have known in Formula One.” Fisichella said Kovalainen is also “straightforward”, with a “good attitude”.

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Back from Oblivion

Posted: December 6, 2006 by Neeraj in Formula-One

Due to some unforeseen & unavoidable personal reason, this blog went into Oblivion for past couple of days, my apologies for that.

Now since the issues are sorted out and life is back in normal run, everything is going to come back to normal from tomorrow around here.