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Venezuelan government to support Pastor Maldonado for debut F1 season

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sixtenths - Unregistered

December 09, 2010 1:07 PM

But what about the millions of desperately poor people in Venezuela, promised everything by Chavez and his veil of egocentric posturing Socialism, they just have a sad totalitarian Kleptocracy that funds F1's pay drivers instead of building Hospitals, Roads or Power Stations.

Yirmin Snipe - Unregistered

December 09, 2010 2:09 PM

While it is bad enough that F1 teams take on pay drivers, I can accept that as the only option to allow some teams to survive... However, F1 teams need to draw a line about where that money is coming from. If you will take money from a banana republic that is using money to fund the driver while other people in that country are clamoring for food... well where do you do draw the line. Maybe next we will see an F1 team take a driver sponsored by al-Qa'ida.

jose - Unregistered

December 09, 2010 10:17 PM

WoW!!! Sir Frank, Gold, forgetaboutit Why you sly old fart. Just why is it you old guys are able to pull off the F1 coup. Pastor Maldonado the ultimate pay driver, the whole government, black gold thousands of barrels, big money. Petrov can you match this, 15m just fiddle sticks. Maldonado is ready to do business. Frank here you have to be very cautious, Pastor could just write a Government check and demand that you hand over the title to team Williams...

One simple question, how many barrels needed to buy a real competitive F1 team??

The new WDC has arrived..F1 people get ready, a change is coming........

Jose

JOHN - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 12:31 AM

It seems to be the way F1 is headed. From having lots of European drivers to lots of very rich drivers from very poor countries. Cant blame Williams (though I would be embarrassed)- Eddie Jordan (JordanF1) had Sasol which I understand is African though did not have an African driver

jose - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 1:02 AM

My last post was on the funny side, just joking around.

But let me say this, How much is the cost of a loaf of bread in Venezuelan. How much will be wasted on this sport F1..This one guy will property use millions just to Zoom about on a Sunday afternoon.

I wonder just how many meals, could go to the needy.
How many of the sick and needy could get help?
How many homes, shelters for the poor could be constructed?
How many? I have been to Venezuela, the numbers
are well beyond my abilities to count, without help.
If the moneys came from private bushiness, sponsors
or even fans, and not from the needs of the people, cool.
When that money comes via government, above the
needs of the people, something is wrong, very wrong..
Something is very wrong with that government and it's agent.

what a waste, just to go Zoom, Zoom on a Sunday
afternoon...

Jose









Old School Williams - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 3:49 AM

It's amusing to find everybody digging into the ethics & politics of a funding just because a Driver is funded the Venezuelan Govt. Lets face it- the whole business of F1 is unethical- Eg- millions spent on technology that does not always serve the greater good of Humanity, one can always argue that the money can be spent on R&D to increase the world's food output, Countries like India that are due to Host a GP, can use the money to feed their thousands etc etc.

The sport is all about entertainment and Williams should or Maldonado- should not be blamed for world politics. In survival- nothing more. And who's to say that Maldonado is a bad driver??

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