Biggest moments of the Indy 500

Indy 500 2006 finish, Marco Andretti vs. Sam Hornish Jr:

Indy 500 2011 finish, John R. Hildebrand vs Dan Wheldon (R.I.P.):

Indy 500 1985 Danny Sullivan’s incredible save:

Indy 500 1982, Gordon Smiley’s fatal crash (R.I.P.):

Indy 500 1992 finish, Scott Goodyear vs. Al Unser Jr:

Indy 500 1964, Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald fatal crash: (R.I.P. to both)

Indy 500 2012 finish, Takuma Sato vs. Dario Franchitti:

 

F1: Honda will comeback to F1 in 2015

Honda will comeback to F1 in 2015 as a engine supplier for McLaren.

They confirmed that on their todays press conference.

Honda wanted to comeback to F1, because they liked the idea of the 1.6 litre V6 turbo engines replacing the old 2.4 litre V8  engines for 2014.

We don’t know how the livery will look like, but because the name of the team will be McLaren-Honda again, it would be awesome if the red/white livery comes back.

They also came back to F1, because Hybrid tech will come for the 2014 season and you know Honda has a lot of it in their road car line up. So they don’t have to bring cars like the ”Earth Car” back in F1 2008, their last F1 season.

Of course Mclaren and Honda had a really succesfull partnership before.

McLaren-Honda won four Driver and Manufacturer titles from 1988-1991, their partnership ended after a not so good 1992 season, back then when Nigel Mansell dominated that year with the Williams-Renault.

Hondas return to McLaren is also very good for McLaren in the financial aspect.

They have to pay for their engines for the first time since 1996 and are generally in a not so good financial position.

So their F1 future in combination with their new sponsor Gillette is safe- for now.

Honda didn’t talked about any engine tests or supplieng other F1 teams in the future.

F1: My opinion on the Pirelli tires

So now i will talk a bit about the Spanish GP.

Well Alonso won his first Spanish GP since 2006 ahead of a disappointed Raikkönnen and teammate Massa.

Mercedes went backwards in the race-Rosberg was from Pole to P6, teammate Hamilton from P2 in Quali to P12 in the race.

Vettel was 4th, but he’s still leading the championship with only 3 points ahead of Raikkönnen.

But really the GP was the most boring race after a long long time and i will now tell you why (this is my personal opinion, of course some of you will disagree):

So my problem is that the tires are ruling the races in F1 WAY too much.

The drivers have to look more over their tires then on the most important thing- namely driving the car to the limit!!!

The tires from last year were still ok and some could still drive very fast, but now Pirelli overstated it.

I mean did anybody requested (aside of the FIA) that they should do new tires for the 2013 season?

No i don’t think so and you see the result of it.

So the drivers and teams are complaining about the tires and blaming Pirelli. But don’t blame Pirelli, they’re just doing their job.

You have to blame the FIA for that, they requestet for that back in 2011, when Bridgestone just left.

So how should be the tires for the future?

Well Pirelli announced to revise the tires for the British GP, so two GPs to go until that happens.

They have two options for the changes:

1. They use the tires from 2012, but they stay to the current composites

2. They stick to the current tires, but make the composites harder. (What do you think is better?)

Anyway i will want the 2nd option because i hope the tires are at least so hard like in 2011, were it wasn’t so crazy with the tires like nowadays.

Or better bring them to 2010 form (but i don’t think it will happen).

Because i think 2010 was the last F1 season with real racing, no DRS, no KERS, no tire zick zack whatever, just side by side racing and that’s it.

But it won’t happen sadly 😦

However the next GP- in Monaco will be a lot different than the last one. The track characteristics are a lot different and the surface is completely different. So it’s still going to be exciting.

UPDATE: The new tires come already to the Canadian GP with option 2 (2013 composites).