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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:44
Nico Rosberg has revealed that his famous father was adamant he should stick with Mercedes for the future.
Last year, amid rumours Ferrari was considering dropping Felipe Massa, paddock banter said Rosberg was the main contender to be Fernando Alonso's next teammate.
But Keke Rosberg, the 1982 world champion and the highly rated Mercedes driver's father, was dead against the Ferrari move.
"He was just beside himself, saying that I should stay (at Mercedes) 110 per cent," 26-year-old Rosberg is quoted by Sport Bild.
"At the same time," the German added, "I was also quite certain that Mercedes is the best place for me."
But Rosberg admits that a lot of his Monaco-domiciled friends are keen Ferrari supporters.
"Some of the more patriotic of them were a little upset when I extended my contract," he revealed, "but I really believe in this project."
Rosberg said his goal for 2012 is more than three podiums, therefore beating his 2010 tally.
"That would be a great step on the way to the title, which is what we want to be fighting for in the coming years," he said.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:46
Mercedes is not targeting a real tilt at the world championship until 2014.
Germany's DPA news agency quotes motor sport director Norbert Haug as saying that, after finishing fourth in the constructors' standings in 2010 and 2011, the leap to first place is not possible in a single step.
"You don't just jump from fourth to first, so we want to do the countdown: 4, 3, 2, 1," he is quoted as saying.
By that logic, Mercedes wants to break into the top three this year, challenge for the title in 2013, and emerge with the championship trophy in 2014.
Indeed, when asked if Mercedes has a winning car, team boss Ross Brawn answered: "Not yet.
"We have made a big step forward in the past twelve months, but still have plenty to do."
Haug, meanwhile, was coy when asked about Mercedes' reported 'W-duct' front wing innovation on its new W03 car.
"I've read about it in the newspaper," he told Die Welt newspaper, "and if we had such a part, we would test it first."
On Mercedes' broader ambitions, Haug added: "Our engine is said to be the best, our Kers is said to be the best, and now we want to have the best car too."
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 20:55
Samo nemojte posle da se žalite da vas nisam na vreme upozorio.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 13:43
Interesantno je sve ovo, kao da čitam neki časopis o modernim vojnim avionima. Uostalom, na njima su odavno korišteni motori smešteni tako da duvaju izduvne gasove preko krila i povećavaju uzgon, smer strujanja izduvnih gasova je menjan pa Herier vertikalno uzleće, a o predkrilcima i zakrilcima, flapsovima i eleronima, kanardima i raznim stabilizatorima da i ne divanimo...
Pogledajte sada prednje krilo formule - ko da je izašlo iz biroa Suhoj!
Stoga će razvoj F1 neminovno zahtevati avio inženjere a ne automobilske. Jer, stalno se stopira se razvoj motora?!
Pa šta je, bre, od Formule 1 nastalo?!
Zar je poenta ko će veštije da izigra nedorečena pravila?
Onomad je Brown sve konkurente rasturio sa dve rupice ispod automobila! Rupa u pravilima, rupa u bolidu - i Bron rasturi Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Williams...
A nekada smo brojali konjske snage motora!
Jeste aerodinamika presudna, ali da nisu llimitirani motori bilo bi i tu vatre. Neko ima bolji aero paket, neko najjači motor, a neko najizdrživljiji.
Beš Formulu ako nema odustajanja i eksplozija nabudženih motora!
Beš Formulu u kojo sa otvorenim zadnjim krilom i najslabiji motor ko od šale pretekne najjači.
Opasnim putem je krenula Formula 1.
Nema više one strepnje, neizvesnosti, da li će motor uzdržati do kraja, da li će izdržati menjač... jer čak i kada ubedljivo vodiš ništa nije sigurno. Sada je sve izvesno.
Jer ona je nekada bila za razvoj automobilske a ne avio industrije.
Ferrari stagnira jer ima zastareli aero tunel?! Pa ne pravi Ferrari jedrilice nego automobile.
A zabranjena su testiranja. U kome to još sportu nije dozvoljeno trenirati?
U kome se to još sportu ograničavaju sredstva?! Jer možda bi Ferrari mogao da prebaci pogone u - Suhoj.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 14:35