F1 » Trulli: F1 has 'taken an ugly turn', talent no longer counts

Team Lotus F1 veteran Jarno Trulli has launched an outspoken attack on the sport, claiming it has 'taken an ugly turn' of late in prioritising money over talent - sending it back 20 years...

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January 12, 2011 2:42 PM

its funny that he is right about it. im sure the pay drivers dont offer up anything close to what a good sponsor for a good driver would pay. so you get several million dollars for a season, tear up A LOT of cars because your driver cant drive. mean while the greatest driver F1 has ever seen is stuck in GP2 because hes not rich but has talent far exceeding any other driver dreaming of F1. and now the team who hired the pay driver cant pay their bills because they are spending to much money repairing cars and their pay driver didnt have more money. now dozens of people have lost jobs and another crappy driver will never be heard from again, meanwhile the great driver still doesnt have a F1 ride

jose - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 4:49 PM

Way back in the pass (Good Old Days) the grid was open to all aspirants. The requirements to compete
was for the most part, simple. 1. A legal safe car
2. A license driver. 3. The car must qualify within
107% rule. 4. entrance fee...not complicated..
A qualifying preference would be given to teams who competed in the last race.

OK guys you got the money .. Buy a car, driver or a whole team..The winning factor now is Not the big Sponsors, or money..The driver's Talent will be the key, the controlling factor..The top drivers may ask a Billion to drive ...
Well that's a another story..

Just thinking,


Rob - Unregistered

January 13, 2011 12:47 PM

The more you spend on the driver the less you have to spend on the car, which is the situation Senna encountered in the later days with Mclaren. Williams always took other approach and spent the money on the car then had their pick of drivers (such as Senna offering to drive for free), which worked a treat until they lost Adrian Newey.

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