#F1Tech Treasures- The #F1 Race Weekend in Official FIA Documents #MonacoGP

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 – the best in Scrutineering, Stewards’ Decisions, and other assorted FIA documents looked at slightly irreverently  

There’s the race we see on telly, and then there’s the race behind the scenes. One rarely talked about by reporters but told in part by the official FIA documents. Here is a selection of this weekend’s documents for you to peruse at your leisure. Enjoy. Wonder where all this great stuff came from? Right Here


From the Dept of Clean Up Your Room or You’re Grounded Wed1

Give them a fence and they’ll take a mile


From the Count All the Things Dept Wed2

Some of those numbers are getting pretty close to 5. I’m looking at you Kamui


From the Dept of Dental Affairs WedGears1


“Re-nominated”? Can’t we leave the politics out of it and just go racing




Good thing they didn’t replace the whole gearbox



I’m sure there’s a dirty joke in there somewhere


From the Dept of That’s Why He’s Kimi  WedKRLOL

Now we know why he threw himself in front of Seb’s car. It was a cry for help.


From the Dept of Hard Work



Guess we know who won’t be at Vijay’s last party before they confiscate his yacht


From the Sat on the Naughty Step Dept





Guess a bigger budget does buy a faster car.


From the Dept of Shiny New Pieces






1+4=? Yep, works out the same either way.



Lots and lots of Grid Penalties


From the Dept of I Don’t Think You Get It Yet



No matter how many times you say it, it doesn’t mean it’s true. And isn’t this F1? Can’t be *that* complicated.


From the Dept of Excessive Hyperbole



Props to Dieter for not giving up. Also for knowing the correct  answer. And for serving Horner. All in one question.


From the Dept of At Least He’s Amusing, if not entirely truthful





From the Dept of We’re Totally Not French Surrender Monkeys



Ok, so we *are* totally surrendering, but we are *not* all French.


From the Dept of I Get It Now



So Haas starts in 2015 unless Customer Cars aren’t approved until 2016. K Then.


From the Dept of Saturday Highlights SatHiLite


They highlighted it for me. And ouch.


From the Could You Repeat That Dept SatSVGears1


Could you re-explain that again?


From the You Can’t Eat Just One Dept SatPU1 SatPU2

How many races are left?


From the Dept of Time to Upgrade Your OS SatSoftware


I’m sure it’s just a massive coincidence that only Mercedes have the latest software.


From the Got Away with it Dept SatNaughtyStep1

As a teenager he’s lucky he didn’t lose his license.


From the Sat on the Very Naughty Step Dept   SatNaughtyStep2


Stewards were wearing their judgey-pants today.


From the increasingly busy Dept of sent to the Principals Office SatNaughtyStep3

Tell that to the guy behind me honking in bumper to bumper traffic.


From the Dept of Is it Getting Warm in Here? SatNaughtyStep4

Well, that will stop exactly no one from arguing about it.


From the Dept of Incredibly Leading QuestionsSatNRLaughing

Would have been more believable without the ear to ear grin.


From the Unbelievably Repetitive Question Dept   SatNRLAughing2

Laughing all the way to the banker *Crickets*


From the Man of Few Words Dept SatLHTHinker

Maybe *this* is why they don’t call you “Cerebral” .


From the Dept of Third Wheels SatDRForgotten

I guess they felt they had to ask him something. Too bad it wasn’t anything interesting.

4 responses to “#F1Tech Treasures- The #F1 Race Weekend in Official FIA Documents #MonacoGP

  1. I really don’t like all the gearbox repairs, it makes a mockery of the set number of gearboxes allowed for the season, plus it’s a poor show that these components can only last FP3 and qually, then are so damaged them need replacing. I said it last time and I’ll say it again now, the FIA need to tighten up on this practice as it gives the wrong impression on sustainability and on how long the gearbox lasts.

  2. The replacement components rules appear to be very complicated – can someone please explain the rules simply – see report from Autosport below, especially 2nd para !!!!!

    Red Bull has replaced components of the Energy Recovery System on Sebastian Vettel’s car, following the problem that hampered his qualifying session yesterday. Vettel’s MGU-K (kinetic energy recovery unit) and CU-K (kinetic energy control unit) have both been switched for previously used versions.

    “Vettel will not take a penalty as a result, so starts fourth for today’s race, but he is forbidden from using either of these components again until the final race of the season.”

  3. It’s interesting to me that the electrical components of the PU seem, at face value, to be less reliable than the mechanical parts. Typically, in a road car, and even in f1 since the advent of electronic fuel injection you don’t often see electronic components go bad. So, are all these Renault and Ferrari replacement electronics upgrades rather than replacements for failed units?

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