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 Let’s Try Something New
Never seen that before. Adding Gravel???!!! (FIM motorcycles FYI). And those diagrams. First time I’ve seen them published
From the Dept of Counting All The Things
Time for a new Highlighter, LOL!
From the Dept of the You Asked for It
Whole lotta MGU-K going on. Eventually I’ll write the article
From the Dept of Curiosity
Blah Blah, …… Romain’s Choice! Interesting, wonder Total think of that.
From the Dept of Mexican PR
One wonders for whom they’ll be racing in Mexico
From the Dept of Obvious Answers
From the Dept of Well Said
From the Dept of Not Really Naughty
One does wonder when attention will be paid by the FIA.
From the Dept of Creative Solutions
And just what does it say that no one ever anticipated less than 22 cars on the grid. Ostrich Syndrome?
From the Dept of Matteo Sez
From the Dept of Shiny New Things
I’m sensing a theme with the Vettel thing. Also not sure what a PB 1&2 are, but it does make me hungry
From the Dept of More Shiny New Things
Except of course dear old Seb’s name isn’t on here. Guess they were just in a groove, LOL!
From the Dept of You Asked For The Whole Thing
So here it is. Biggest thing, fuel density.wonder exactly what those parameters are?
From the Dept of Expensive Shiny New Things
Google Translate says : Penalties!!
From the Dept of USA! USA!
More Proof of US superiority. And Yes, I wrote that just to see if anyone was reading. Everyone know it’s NYC that’s *really* superior. (#humour)
From the Dept of Can ‘O Worms
They don’t sound happy
From the Dept of Big Teams are from Mars…
And they sound deluded. BTDubs, Toto, being told is not the same as underestimating. New teams were promised a floor of $40-60 million to compete, reality closer to $80-$90 million. Oooops, FOM’s bad.
From the Dept of This is Getting Good
Ouch for Eric the Believable!! GL and Monisha make good and different points, Monisha spot on. Today’s biggest teams believe they only need themselves, in direct contravention of reality. GL proposing an efficiency model test for spending, very interesting indeed…..
From the Dept of Ridiculous Pandering Intellectual Nobbery.
I would comment, but he gets dismembered in the very near future. Suffice it to say, he’s ignored fixed costs that rose despite what the midfield was promised.
From the Dept of Smashing Returns
LOL! Withering sarcasm from Monisha, and forced costs from GL. Indeed where are the choices for midfielders to buy engines for $5-6 million. Oh, that’s right, FIA didn’t enable that.
From the Dept of Pass the Popcorn
The seams are bursting! This puts the racing to shame IMO…. Too bad Williams wasn’t there and I hope Sir Frank is on the mend. They would have had an interesting perspective.
From the Dept of Officially Noted
From the Dept of Actually Naughty
Ooohh teenagers and speeding! Bet the insurance goes up a bit for that
From the Dept of Saw That Coming
LOL, at least Seb and Horner have something they agree on again..
From the Dept of Shiny New Things
How on earth did Kvyat manage to wreck 6 engines already? Even if they were from Renault. LOL wonder what Papa Marko has to say about that.
From the Dept of Meaningless Formalities
From the Dept of Breaking my Heart
For everyone’s sake, I hope that brake gets fixed and we have some racing at the front again
From the Dept of That’s All, Folks
Yes, those were the only questions. Not exactly setting the world on fire with those. LOL @ drivers. Nope, not getting into that, nice try.
From the Dept of Pain
From the Dept of ????
Again, how on earth did he manage to break 6 of those???
From the Dept of I’ll put something here if the Lazy-Ass FIA ever gets around to publishing it before the race
Thanks Carlo for helping out with the new look!