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  1. Open-Cockpit Driver Safety

    Yeah, I included the canopy thing not really thinking too much about it, but I really think the Lola concept shown there strikes the perfect balance of adding a great deal of protection for the drivers in typical collisions and debris incidents while maintaining the open cockpit. I would favor that over a canopy any day.
  2. Yep. This one is a particularly crazy one indeed, and the rumors of different places Alonso could end up continue to abound while the parties involved apparently cannot speak due to legal obligations. All we really know at this point, as far as I can tell, is that Alonso and Ferrari had talks regarding his future, Red Bull has announced Vettel's leaving, and Horner said in passing that Vettel was going to Ferrari. Seems like a lot of F1 writers are jumping to a lot of conclusions about what is happening.
  3. Jules Bianchi Suffers Severe Head Injury in Rainy Japanese GP. It's not good y'all. Ran into the back of a heavy loader that was removing Adrian Sutil's crashed Sauber from the runoff: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/29496295
  4. Just a brutal, brutal impact. I'm sad for him. Dr. Gary Hartstein on Diffuse Axonal Injury: http://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/diffuse-axonal-injury/
  5. Thanks RRW. I think there's probably some truth to your IM comment that He wants to get away from getting owned by Ricciardo. I think he also probably also views this as a chance to prove he can win away from RBR, and a chance to be Ferrari's next Schumacher, leading the rebuilding process. I doubt it will turn out well, but it will surely be interesting.
  6. Yep. Waiting for the other shoe (Alonso to McLaren) to drop. BBC: Fernando Alonso to be replaced by Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari. Kvyat to replace Vettel: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/29487911 JEV out, Sainz in at STR.
  7. A little late, but I finally got through my Friday WEC/Tudor pics...Better ones from Saturday's racing are on the way also. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.916308115050401.1073741983.157330087614878&type=1
  8. 2014 COTA WEC/Tudor Pics

    Then it got darker...and wet. BTW, at the two links above, there are hundreds more. Check 'em out...
  9. 2014 COTA WEC/Tudor Pics

    Here are the Saturday COTA Tudor/WEC racing pics I promised. Sorry so late!
  10. tj13: Caterham facility closed down by authorities: http://thejudge13.com/2014/10/01/103356/
  11. Now the Austin Chronicle has caught onto this story, as has a French Motorsport website. Still nothing from the Statesman though. Imagine that. Public Notice: Putting the Trust in Event Trust Funds?Mike Collier, COTA, and the comptroller's scandal http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-09-26/public-notice-putting-the-trust-in-event-trust-funds/ New controversy over the public subsidy to Austin http://www.motorsinside.com/f1/2014/actualite/18630-F1-Nouvelle-controverse-autour-de-la-subvention-publique-a-Austin.html
  12. Here's the latest from the SAEN, from yesterday also: Combs failed the public on Formula One http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Combs-failed-the-public-on-Formula-One-5762668.php
  13. 4 days, 4 stories... More doubt cast on Formula One application for state funding http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/More-doubt-cast-on-Formula-One-application-for-5763204.php
  14. The Express-News has done a 3rd story now, following up on KXAN's piece with Epstein: http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Epstein-says-F1-made-a-verbal-application-5760115.php Epstein says F1 made a 'verbal application'
  15. KXAN: Formula One funding called into question: http://kxan.com/2014/09/15/formula-one-funding-called-into-question/
  16. Comptroller candidate calls for changes after Express-News Formula One investigation http://blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics/2014/09/comptroller-candidate-calls-for-overhaul-after-express-news-formula-one-investigation/
  17. Trouble at COTA? Texas newspaper claims $250 million in state funds may be in jeopardy: http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/trouble-at-cota-texas-newspaper-claims-250-million-in-state-funds-may-be-in-jeopardy Circuit of the Americas could face challenge to Texas state-funding for F1, according to newspaper report : http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/circuit-americas-could-face-challenge-texas-state-funding-f1-according-newspaper#sthash.SToCnsRf.dpuf
  18. 2015 Formula 1 calendar confirmed by the FIA. USGP moved to October 25: 2015 Formula 1 calendar confirmed by the FIA | MotorSportsTalk
  19. Marchionne taking over... Here's Luca's statement:
  20. Fiat's Marchionne to become new Ferrari chairman as Montezemolo quits http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/10/fiat-ferrari-chairman-idUSI6N0QH01920140910 The departure of Montezemolo was widely expected after escalating clashes between the two executives over strategy and the role of the luxury carmaker within the Fiat group. (Reporting by Agnieszka Flak, editing by Stephen Jewkes)
  21. Hmmm... Former Williams F1 chairman predicts three teams could leave series in 2015 http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/former-williams-f1-chairman-predicts-three-teams-could-leave-series-2015?utm_source=RacingDaily20140908&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=headline-top&utm_content=body&utm_campaign=awracingdaily
  22. SpeedCafe: V8 Supercars Confirms COTA Contract Termination: http://www.speedcafe.com/2014/08/28/v8-supercars-confirms-cota-contract-termination/