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Robert Kubica
06-23-2011, 09:15 AM
Post: #26
RE: Robert Kubica
(06-23-2011 05:15 AM)InterRaptor Wrote:  
(06-22-2011 04:31 PM)chemics Wrote:  Apparently everyone is happy.

I'm waiting for what Renault has to say about this. They were the one who were getting ready for 4 cylinders and may well not be happy at all.

That's why I added apparently. I'm sure there is more to it than meets the eye. Maybe Renault weren't as unhappy as they said and just wanted it sorted before they invested any more. Even if they aren't happy it appears they are in agreement at least.
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06-30-2011, 12:25 AM
Post: #27
RE: Robert Kubica
WMSC has confirmed 1.6L V6 turbo engines from 2014. I think that 1.6L is still to small for Formula 1. F1 is supposed to be the peak of automotive technology yet the smallest engine that Ferrari make is in their F1 car! The FIA say it's all to help improve fuel efficiency. Who really cares about fuel efficiency in Formula 1?
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06-30-2011, 12:53 AM
Post: #28
RE: Robert Kubica
who really cares about number of cylinders in formula 1?

it's not like the v6 will be big. 1.6 is still a small engine. heck, we haven't had a big engine in years. the v10s were only 3 liters. ferrari's smallest road car engine is the 4.3 liter in the california. an engine that big hasn't been legal in f1 since 1953. this is not new.

do you want size or power?
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06-30-2011, 07:45 AM
Post: #29
RE: Robert Kubica
While engine size does male a difference, more cylinders does give more power. And possibly more important for formula 1, V6 sounds better than straight 4
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06-30-2011, 11:32 AM
Post: #30
RE: Robert Kubica
(06-30-2011 07:45 AM)C_O_N Wrote:  While engine size does male a difference, more cylinders does give more power.

i'm sorry, but that's just not true. there's no necessary link between numbers of cylinders and power. is there any doubt that the much derided inline 4s that f1 would have used would be more powerful than the v8 in someone's road car?
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06-30-2011, 11:52 AM
Post: #31
RE: Robert Kubica
The worlds most powerful F1 engine ever was 4 cylinders and 1500cc's

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06-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Post: #32
RE: Robert Kubica
(06-30-2011 11:52 AM)Yaaay Wrote:  The worlds most powerful F1 engine ever was 4 cylinders and 1500cc's

That's what I told her!

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06-30-2011, 02:39 PM
Post: #33
RE: Robert Kubica
and they don't actually know how powerful it actually was as there wasn't a dyno which could read over 1500hp.

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07-02-2011, 09:36 AM
Post: #34
RE: Robert Kubica
(06-23-2011 05:15 AM)InterRaptor Wrote:  
(06-22-2011 04:31 PM)chemics Wrote:  Apparently everyone is happy.

I'm waiting for what Renault has to say about this. They were the one who were getting ready for 4 cylinders and may well not be happy at all.

Do Renault currently make a V6?
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07-05-2011, 10:50 AM
Post: #35
RE: Robert Kubica
(07-02-2011 09:36 AM)C_O_N Wrote:  
(06-23-2011 05:15 AM)InterRaptor Wrote:  
(06-22-2011 04:31 PM)chemics Wrote:  Apparently everyone is happy.

I'm waiting for what Renault has to say about this. They were the one who were getting ready for 4 cylinders and may well not be happy at all.

Do Renault currently make a V6?

Yes, but what difference does that make? F1 engines have virtually no relevance to road engines anyway.
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07-14-2011, 10:10 AM
Post: #36
RE: Robert Kubica
It seems he's resigned to not driving before testing. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93063

Not bad for a No. 2 Driver
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07-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Post: #37
RE: Robert Kubica
It's good to hear him speaking about it rather than third hand gossip and conjecture. Let's hope he makes a full recovery.
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07-14-2011, 01:30 PM
Post: #38
RE: Robert Kubica
i am still baffled by his resistance to doing a friday drive this year. we've heard several times that he's coming back as the number 1 or not at all. why? is he really afraid that doing some friday drives this year will hurt his standing with the team? i don't like that confidence level.
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07-14-2011, 01:39 PM
Post: #39
RE: Robert Kubica
Do we know there is any resistance to Friday driving? He may know what his recovery timeline is and he won't be fully ready to drive this year.

It may also have a negative effect on the teams ability to raise sponsorship if he comes back and is underwhelming to start with while he regains his form.
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07-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Post: #40
RE: Robert Kubica
during the monaco weekend, when everyone was talking about him, boulier said that he could be ready for friday drives toward the end of the season but kubica's agent vehemently said that kubica would not being doing any friday drives; that he would come back in his same role as team leader or not at all.
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07-14-2011, 02:53 PM
Post: #41
RE: Robert Kubica
(07-14-2011 02:24 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  during the monaco weekend, when everyone was talking about him, boulier said that he could be ready for friday drives toward the end of the season but kubica's agent vehemently said that kubica would not being doing any friday drives; that he would come back in his same role as team leader or not at all.

Perhaps he feels that when he is ready to drive he will be ready to race, I see nothing wring with that. There's no need to easy himself back in gently.
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07-14-2011, 03:10 PM
Post: #42
RE: Robert Kubica
there's every reason to ease back in when returning from injury. he could easily hurt his neck or his newly repaired wrist if he jumps in too quickly. we just saw with pastor maldonado that returning from injury is a stepped process. schumi also had to manage the pace of his return. the risk of re-injury is worse than the risk of scrapes to one's pride. not to mention the fact that taking some friday drives this year will get him back in the team sooner than the off-season testing that represents his first chance to reclaim the #1 spot. why would he not want to be back as soon as possible?
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07-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Post: #43
RE: Robert Kubica
(07-14-2011 03:10 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  we just saw with pastor maldonado that returning from injury is a stepped process.
Guess you meant Sergio Perez.

As to why Kubica wouldn't want to do some Friday driving, maybe there was a misunderstanding and the manager thought someone was suggesting Kubica take a Hulk-like role until the end of the season.
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07-14-2011, 03:40 PM
Post: #44
RE: Robert Kubica
yes, i meant perez.
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07-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Post: #45
RE: Robert Kubica
If he just needs testing they can run a two year old car for him no problem or put him in a GP2 car or something.

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07-14-2011, 04:55 PM
Post: #46
RE: Robert Kubica
wouldn't it be better to have him in a current car, on the current tires, using current techniques like kers and drs?
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07-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Post: #47
RE: Robert Kubica
(07-14-2011 03:20 PM)InterRaptor Wrote:  
(07-14-2011 03:10 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  we just saw with pastor maldonado that returning from injury is a stepped process.
Guess you meant Sergio Perez.

As to why Kubica wouldn't want to do some Friday driving, maybe there was a misunderstanding and the manager thought someone was suggesting Kubica take a Hulk-like role until the end of the season.

And why not do 2 or three race weekends like that before he races?

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07-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Post: #48
RE: Robert Kubica
(07-14-2011 04:55 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  wouldn't it be better to have him in a current car, on the current tires, using current techniques like kers and drs?

Because it can be done in private. He he bowls up at some Fridays and takes his time getting back into it the press and everyone will be all over it.

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07-14-2011, 07:58 PM
Post: #49
RE: Robert Kubica
so what? unless he's planning to leave Renault, who cares if outsiders see him make a few mistakes?
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07-15-2011, 05:16 AM
Post: #50
RE: Robert Kubica
Just a thought: maybe he isn't up to the FIA tests (getting out of the car in so many seconds and such) he would have to go through for a Friday practice drive?
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