F1 » Whitmarsh: Cost cutting still vital to F1

Martin Whitmarsh says the importance of smaller teams to F1 can't be underestimated

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HartleyF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 7:25 PM

Wind tunnels? No benefit to the automotive industry... Victor your having a laugh!.

Cars and all other forms of transport planes, trains, boats ect 'MUST' be aerodynamic to save fuel and money, so your very wrong there!

A better solution would be for all the teams to use one centralised base for all their aero needs with each team allocated day and time slots ect that would save some money!.

People that want everything banned need to get a reality check and realise that we dont live in the stone age no more.... Innovations are great for all sport.... some are good some are bad but we all learn something and motorsport benifits as we do as viewers and enthusiasts!.

jimmy - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 8:23 PM

It would be nice to see an 'unlimited' F1 but I know it's unreal, especially considering the current economic situation. I think it's possible to find areas where cutting costs would be effective and still quite unharmful towards an attractivity of the series.

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 8:45 PM

I agree with ya there jimmy 'unlimited' would be great fun, but i think it would also get crazy dangerous as well as way too expensive!.

The idea of staying on at a few tracks during the season to carry out in testing is a good one.
This would also make the sport safer.

If we are talking just about Mclaren.. and cost saving..... The Hamilton fans are not gonna like this but... How much has he cost them this last year or two when wrecking cars, and for that matter the other teams cars like ferrari and williams ect?

Must be a flippin fortune!. Haha!. sorry Ham fans!.


November 09, 2011 9:01 PM

Are we not already down to three engine manufactures?
I agree with Martin, nice dream, but the trend is opposite. There is a limit of disposable money and advertising budgets. Besides the 3 top teams, who is lining up to bid for livery.


November 09, 2011 9:21 PM

Cost saving Whitmarsh? Well that's simple, sack Lulu, no more inflated wages for little return, no more crash damage to pay for, no more fines to pay, Christ you could sort out the Euro Zone crisis with that level of saving!

victor - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 10:35 PM

Yes Sunny ban DRS - and scrap the rule whereby a leading driver of a two car scrap has right to the traditional line into a corner. If a leading driver opens a door on the inside of a corner and lets the following driver in one mm he he should not have the right to force him back off as Massa expected last race.

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 1:38 AM

victor.. forcing the following driver to take evasive action is fine in my book. If im the lead driver and i cant be sure exactly where the following driver is, Why should i let him through just incase we have a bump. If a crash occurs this can only be put down as just one of those things because im the lead driver and im gonna defend my position!.
Unless its dead certain that the lead driver drove the following guy off the road ie Massa in india, He clearly saw where hamilton was. Its all in the replays!
Other than that, most of the time its only fair that the following driver should be held responsible due to the fact that they have 100% vision in most cases and could stop a crash happening if they needed too!.

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