F1 » POLL: Who should get the 13th spot on F1 2011 grid?


There now look to be just three shortlisted bidders for the available 13th slot on the F1 2011 starting grid - Cypher Group, Villeneuve Racing/Durango and Epsilon Euskadi - or four if Stefan GP gets its way, but who if any of them most deserves to be given the nod..?

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ChrisD - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 7:02 PM

Ain't that weird, every times you see a story about the new team next year, you always get the "disgraced" F1 people speculations or other nonsensical cr@p. Case in point, last year Stephan GP, the minute he came out with his plan, voila, he's an arms smuggler and a german army supplier. Next we get Cypher Group, always described as "shady", always "related" to USF1 somehow, now we get disgraced Piquet as potential driver. Then we had a Villeneuve Racing leak, of course Flavio/Coughland/Symmonds were promptly associated with it. When that was debunked, Gadhafi got "involved". Funny... I smell a rat by Epsilon... Wouldn't surprise me to hear all the backroom politics to get a spot in F1 :?

LoveF1

July 22, 2010 9:22 PM

I dont care who it is, as long as they don't repeat the debacle that was USF1 - or repeat what Hispania put Senna and Chandhok through at the start of this season! Coming to a full F1 race without having turned a single wheel in testing! Wheel nuts coming off, tyres coming off at full speed, and car not even completing 1 or 2 installation laps! What a joke!

It's all well and good teams wanting to play with the big boys at the pinnacle of the all motorsport, but F1 is too expensive and dangerous for anyone to be making mickey mouse attempts at getting in.

GB - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 9:37 PM

A Villeneuve Racing Team is surely more serious than any Virgin/Manor, HRT , USF1 or Lotus Teams. It's a dream comes true for Gilles' son and if he has the right partners, both technical & financial, it could be something promising.

Anybody who doubt that Jacques Villeneuve doesn't have it anymore for F1 I would say that I am convinced that he is race ready for any series, F1 or NASCAR and be competitive like he did demonstrated strongly at Road America.

:)

Paddockman - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 9:53 PM

Coach: Quite right, there should be a speed test. In fact there already is for next season: its called the 107% rule, brought back specially for this. Check your history: by classic standards Lotus and Virgin are competitive, so are HRT. Neither Lotus nor Virgin will have trouble with 107%.

GB: you must be joking, particularly if Pollock is involved. If Jacques was even vaguely competitive he would already have a drive. He's a lovely guy but he's well past it as all the serious players know.

Anyway, the word in the paddock is there will be a more than one vacancy in 2011, so maybe more than one have an entry.

Joe - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 10:25 PM

Don't let any in this year. This years new teams at least sounded promising, and even then they are all way off the pace, not to mention the whole USF1 saga, and HRT barely making it at all.

This years potentials sound far less likely to perform, and they have even less time to prepare than teams did last year.

The FIA has not learned from their mistakes. If Epsilon or Villenuve's team get in, they will become next year's backmarkers. If Stephan or Cypher get in, they will not make it to the grid.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

July 23, 2010 10:54 AM

Team Superhen.

More experience than almost any other entity of tooling round at the back of the pack. I suggest this every year and one day someone with more money than sense will bite. Maybe Milka Duno can transfer over from IRL, where she can't even get meet the 107% rule in an identical car, but has lots of money.

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