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    A very practical, tactically inflected overview - the best that I have seen.

    I am especially intrigued by the statement that reliability will be such as issue that, in the early part of the season, simply finishing a race could result in points.

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    There is, deservedly, a lot of emphasis on the KERS technology*, but it is still impressive that the motor alone is producing nearly 400 whp per liter. Not too shabby . . .

    On the other hand, they will only be able to run about 1 hour before running out of fuel without KERS. And since they have a 150 hp boost from KERS, strategy and evolved driver skills will be key.


    btw: In watching this, it occurs that it may not be long before the Ford Eco Boosts and Miata Sky Actives start milking their turbos for hybrid juice.

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    wow he explained everything perfectly.
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    He really did. And Jensen Button reaffirms how tricky this all going to be in his "'SITTING ON THE EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN' interview below:

    Car will take time to master Button - Formula 1 - Eurosport Australia

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    RIP John Button. I am sad.
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    1:53.396 @ BRP CW13 - 11/14/13
    1:47.2xx @ Laguna Seca - 11/28/10
    2:03.026 @ Thill CCW Bypass - 12/20/14
    2:05.100 @ CVR CCW - 1/16/11
    1:58.151 @ CVR CW - 5/5/13
    1:25.56x @ WSIR - 10/13/13
    1:23.128 @ SOW CW - 7/27/14
    1:22.2xx @ SOW CCW - 7/26/14
    1:46.0xx @ ACS Roval - 11/23/14
    1:11.299 @ ACS Infield - 5/18/14

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