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In other news, the Flav seems to be back
Whatever "it" is, Ferrari did think of it:It's only cheating if
you get caughtFerrari complains about it because they didn't think of it first.
Apparently yes, the implication is that because the rear end is squatting down visibly under acceleration and rising back up under braking, evil engineering magic is at play. Or at least that's supposed to be the case since the Merc is apparently doing it more pronounced than the Red Bull is and thus they've "bolted something onto the car", as he so puts it.That said, I don't even know what "it" is. I can't actually listen to Paul di Resta's nasal whining, but is he seriously pointing at the back end of the car moving in relation to the tyres as if there's some kind of nefarious thing happening like a flexiwing (which isn't what's happening at all)?
Pretty much. There's also some tech in there, which Red Bull also has but which is less effective due to the high rake design.That's... how downforce actually works, no?
The rumours among the usual paddock sources is that as part of the deal Andretti planned to close some of the Sauber base in Switzerland, move operations partially to the US, and make several hundred people redundant. Sauber weren't happy with those terms, naturally, so it collapsed.So I suppose the FIA wouldn't let Herta fudge his super license and then Andretti lost interest.
I thought Peter Sauber sold the team years ago and isn't actually involved in the current Sauber organisation.There's another rumour going around that Peter Sauber wanted a $250m guarantee fund so that Michael Andretti could keep the team running for five years in case he couldn't attract any sponsors.
I hope it isn’t true just for the sale of not losing McLaren in F1. I know it would fundamentally be the same team but if they renamed it Audi F1 it would be very sad.I may have jumped the gun on it but I actually hope it isn't true. I really like the running joke of "When is VAG going to join F1?"
If the report is true (since it hasn't been confirmed), I'd like to think one of two things will happen:I hope it isn’t true just for the sale of not losing McLaren in F1. I know it would fundamentally be the same team but if they renamed it Audi F1 it would be very sad.
I could stomach losing the Red Bull /AlphaTauri names much easier.