F1 » Toyota to stay, Mercedes rubbishes F1 quit rumours

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sbb - Unregistered

August 13, 2009 12:31 PM

Who needs the car makers anyway. In the 70s and 80s it was mainly Cosworth engines that powered the grid. People just want to see good racing.


August 13, 2009 12:51 PM
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Shut it SBB

Mercedes brings prestige and history with racing.
When Cosworth were just twinkles in their forbearers ancestor's eyes Mercedes were busy winning trophies.

People also watch the sport to see their favourite marque too......


August 13, 2009 12:54 PM

The other fatal flaw with this excuse of a story is this.

Helmut lense: supervisory board member

Where are his executive powers?

No doubt Dieter Zetsche and Jurgen Schrempp(executives)
would be scoffing at this labour union appeasing clown.

This story is dead


August 13, 2009 1:08 PM

Sheer tabloid speculation YET AGAIN!

Mercedes won't go for a long long long long long long long time. They own a hugh percentage of McLaren ant since 1998 they have been hugely successful. Why leave?

They have as much chance of leaving F1 in the short term as I have of sprouting wings and flying to the moon.

Fred - Unregistered

August 13, 2009 1:27 PM

JET "People also watch the sport to see their favourite marque too."
Was Honda F1 car really a Honda.
Is a Toyota F1 car really a Toyota.
BMW was Sauber.
Stewart became Ford - Jaguar now something else.
Ferrari is the only road car manufacturer that builds their F1 cars in house.
I can understand why road car manufacturers are evaluating F1. I stand corrected.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

August 13, 2009 1:33 PM

@andrewm - on the basis that you will stick to what you said, I have just phoned my pal at the local Merc dealership and asked hime to pass the word up that they MUST pull out. Get your shoulder muscles toned!

@Jet - only true in my case if I heard that Romarantin-built V12 screaming down the pit straight.


August 13, 2009 1:34 PM

With the engine freeze I can see Mercedes stay as supplier, but not as a team owner. There is no technological advantage to be in F1. They are better off focusing on sportscars.


August 13, 2009 1:46 PM

Fred - Toyota started from scratch with their car. They didn't buy over a team and they build their own cars in house.

Piercarlogassolini - Thank you so much for those words of encouragment. Where is it you hail from so I can crack a rubbish joke in retaliation?

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