F1 » Whitmarsh: FOTA will do more for fans than F1 ever has

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Jeff - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 10:52 AM

i have a great idea for FOTA. instead of making up there own break away championship why dont they just run in the f1 races, but just run to FOTA rules. they will be excluded from the FIA results but they can just have FOTA results. which lets be honest are the only ones that matter.

Bruce - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 11:01 AM

Now thats really new..... Someone sounding sensible and logical in all of this. Mad Max and Beligerent Bernie could take some notice. The Mad Max FIA line started with 'they should form a breakaway if they want', went to 'breakaway? I'll sue them all' and followed that with 'not a problem, they will all come crawling back'. Shows just how inconsistent and deluded they are. Lets get right behind the breakaway and support the people who will give us the sport we want to follow.

autogyro - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 11:02 AM

I just hope the other teams in FOTA take care when McLaren make any statements on technical or sporting matters.
They should not forget their habit of stealing other teams technical secrets and lying to the stewards.
Sour grapes, I wonder?

schumi - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 11:13 AM

it was interesting what martin said about fota welcoming as many new teams as possible unlike max and bernie who seem to be always limiting the size of the grid, i wonder if this is more to do with bernie than max because if there was more teams surely bernie has to fork out the extra transport costs to get the teams to the gp to compete. Bernie always seems to be acting behind the scenes in f1 and i kind of think max is just his puppet.

FooAtari - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 12:06 PM

"Having finally broken his silence, Martin Whitmarsh has accused F1 of not having done enough to entice new teams into the sport and of never having sufficiently prioritised its fans"

Well if they somehow succedd is creating a championship for next year, and most important make it easier for new teams to get on the grid and make the sport/teams/drvers more accessable to fans, including cheaper tickets to races than I will congratulate them.

However I think getting a credible championship together in 8 months is a monumental track and I don't beleive FOTA will hold those values for very long.

Seriosully dude, shut the hell up.

autogyro - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 2:01 PM

Innovation MUST be directed at technology that benefits road vehicles for the future not the narrow demands of motor racing fans or competitors like myself past or present. The world public will expect no less and to ignore their demands will kill off F1.
KERS is the answer to that, because it is exactly the same as hybrid and electric vehicle technology.
Competition remains between the technical teams and the drivers, with no limit on KERS development.
IC engines have reached both the end of feasible improvement and any logical application into the future.
It is vested interest in this out dated technology that is causing the problems.

Harol Bejarano - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 2:09 PM

It is good that F1 is trying to cut cost and allow other teams to enter the 2010 championship, but if teams like Ferrari Maclaren, Renault are leaving the next season they will be no reason to watch what it should be call the formula of Ecclestone. a formula one that is pack of absurd rules and rather than allowing the big names in racing to develop new technologies, instead they are force to level themselves with the teams with less technologies. it will be good that Fota creates a new championship with the teams that are leaving f1 allowing teams togrow.

It should be call FA championship.

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