F1 » Webber laments 'embarrassing, Mickey Mouse' state of F1 2010

Red Bull Racing star Mark Webber has decried the 'embarrassing' state of play in F1 and its 'Mickey Mouse' newcomers just days from the beginning of the 2010 world championship campaign in Bahrain

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March 04, 2010 3:29 PM

The Mickey Mouse crews are only looking to get a 10th place finish. Some of them are actually going to score points. A very dummy downed series at the moment. Just think if Merc and Ferrari pack it up.

Steve Rowe

March 04, 2010 3:40 PM

The main "Micky Mouse" team has withdrawn, and obviously serious question marks remain over the Campos team.

Does Webber think that Lotus and Virgin are not worthy of a grid slot too? In which case, he ought to think back and be thankful that a "Micky Mouse" back of the grid team gave him his F1 debut.

tolemant - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 4:02 PM

Well the people who have built the new cars are not sending their first try at it to the grid. The ones who built the engines are not unsuccesfull either. The people operating and designing them have had their fair share of experience as well. He should put a sock in it.

cobalt - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 4:03 PM

On what planet Webber lives? Even bigest teams are struggling because of the recesion. He should be grateful not embarrased that F1 is doing its best to attract sponsors and new teams against all odds.

...let them eat cake... type of statement.

What about teams like Minardi with 0 point finishes or Torro Rosso with 1 point scored on their debut year, are they embarrasment to Webber as well?

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 4:19 PM

Mark Webber is right. The important thing is the racing. You'll be taken seriously is you have a real plan - and the cash to build a race team. The jokers Mark's refering to are the money-grabbers who are offering the promise of cash to everyone via the potential global advertising revenue and so create interest in there "brand" hoping they can sneak onto the grid, but have no plans to really go racing. Williams are the best example of a true raceteam. They exist for F1 racing. The new boys need to learn from them

Mark _

March 04, 2010 5:19 PM

Teams like drivers should come up through the lower categories. For a team that has never raced in any category to get a spot on the grid is just asking for trouble. This was a desperate measure to fill the grid had FOTA started their own series. If FOTA had done so F1 would have imploded.

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