F1 » Ferrari to 'consider' F1 commitment post-2012


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richard

October 09, 2009 10:51 AM

surprised at the anti ferrari comments. but dont forget, if ferrari and luca had not taken a stance, then mad max would probably be continuing to be in control and changing the rules every day.formula 1 needs ferrari and ferrari need formula 1. to lose them woulf hurt the sport.

JohnsonsEvilTwin

October 09, 2009 11:10 AM
Last Edited 1838 days ago

Iam a Mercedes-Benz nut as everyone knows by now.
So i comment in peace on this!

If Luca is truly genuine about this and doesnt take uni-lateral action then iam all for change. The aero changes imposed by the FIA have made no difference at all and much to the teams expense. In addition the FIA's flagship initiative KERS has faltered with ZERO support from the FIA where they could have made the system a real boon by giving it more power or a couple of seconds more use per lap. Again the teams footed the bill for it to the tune of hundreds of millions! Then the FIA want to cut costs? Laughable.

The big players Ferrari Mclaren etc need ideas quickly and implement them before F1 becomes GP2.

Rus the Bus - Unregistered

October 09, 2009 11:17 AM

This is a simple case of Ferrari making every effort to ensure that Todt is elected. They know that with the Arab Nations now supporting the Vattenen bid for the FIA presidency that there's a possibility that their man won't get the top job. So what better way to make world motor sport leaders vote for Todt than to infer that Ferrari are likely to exit F1 and that JT only can save the day! Pure politics - Ferrari need F1 just as much as the sport benefits from their long involvement to-date.

JohnsonsEvilTwin

October 09, 2009 11:43 AM

Richard
Ferrari's worth in Formula 1 is overblown.
They are a glorified Fiat outfit in all honesty.
They have huge clout for no other reason than being Ferrari. If other teams benefited from such preference isnt it surprising there may be some anti-bias against them?

cmarkr - Unregistered

October 09, 2009 11:48 AM

Fred1 - what are you talking about? Computer systems are what the F1 teams use for their R&D - car manufacturers use F1 for R&D just as much as they did when all they had was wind tunnels and test tracks. The issue is that spending money on R&D to make an F1 car go faster isn't necessarily of any commercial use to the major manufacturers of mass market road cars. The banning of refueling is an attempt at bridging this gap which should attract some manufacturers, but unfortunately it's negative for F1 racing. If we get more independants back in the sport, the need to keep the manufacturers happy will be reduced and the sport can concentrate on being a spectacle again!

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