F1 » Wirth: Established F1 teams want Virgin 'to fall flat on our faces'

Nick Wirth hits out at the F1 'establishment' that he argues wants Virgin Racing 'to fall flat on our faces' in 2010 for having the audacity to believe they can beat them on a much lower budget - as Richard Branson insists the underdog shall have its day

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March 10, 2010 4:57 PM

How short sighted of F1 management and the established teams. The ultimate success of the series depends on the success of the teams to perform and attract sponsors, to undermine the new teams is not in the long term interest of anyone. They should have been trying to help the new guys. Good luck F1, you reap what you sow.

alex - Unregistered

March 10, 2010 5:08 PM

I want Virgin to fail because they sneaked in to F1 by playing Mad Max's bullying game, hiring his crony Donnelley to do their "PR work", then being in the Cosworth Engine Club, which it was announced, hours before the very expensive Tenders were submitted by real contenders like Prodrive and Lola.... was suddenly deemed essential.

The sad collection of dog slow backmarkers is purely down to Moseley only promoting those he could manipulate in his war on F1 and FOTA. Yet again, F1 is shown in a poor light due to this man's Dictatorial politicking, hardly what they need when the whole industry is struggling to cope in a global recession.

DW - Unregistered

March 10, 2010 5:22 PM

Let's see ... they're arriving with less testing, less data, less expertise designing / building / setting up the car, lesser drivers, etc ... & why?

Because they have less money.

Does Wirth really expect us to believe he would still take on the established teams with his current resources if he was suddenly gifted a cool $200mil sponsorship deal?
We'd see a wind tunnel built in no time, & then he'd start waking up to how much the really skilled people are paid.
I'd wager he would run out of that $200mil before he got everything he wanted!

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