F1 » Chilton: Family won't back F1 graduation


On the eve of his full F1 weekend debut, Max Chilton insists that it will not be family money bankrolling a place on the grid in 2013.

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Buck - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 1:43 PM


Hey that's great Max's dad can put his wallet away! Thats so nice....

Three quarters of the grid are pay drivers, phoney DRS passing, crumbly slow tires and soon even weaker engines on the horizon!

Top that off with some really boring races... Indian GP was a total snooze fest. Ok lets watch Petal drive off in the distance and not even get one challenge.
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Nikeros

November 02, 2012 2:31 PM

Somewhere out there is a kid whose parents are homeless. They live in their car because the fathers job got shipped off to China. The kid had to quit high school and work part time in a fast food slop house to help support his siblings. He loves to drive and has a hidden talent that would enable him to take any F1 car on the grid and break the lap record at any track by 2 seconds. We'll never get to see him do it though, because all the slots will be occupied by people like...Max.

eliana - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 10:24 PM

It's a rich mans world. It takes money to get anywhere today. I'm sure there are some race drivers out there who have done well without wealthy backgrounds but very few.

JJ Thompson - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 9:24 AM

It is truly a shame that this is what Formula one is today. The late Dan Weldon used to beat Jensen Button easily in the lower series, but, without a wealthy parent or relative with connections, he ended up in the lowest of the low for open wheel, the US indy car/IRL series. It is too bad that the most talented drivers are eliminated on the way up due to lack of funds, and what we get is grid half full of Rich Kids(that have no interest in a real job) living out their child fantasies on daddies wallet, instead of a group of dedicated racers, the best in the world. Instead we get a grid with...Max

JJ Thompson - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 9:24 AM

It is truly a shame that this is what Formula one is today. The late Dan Weldon used to beat Jensen Button easily in the lower series, but, without a wealthy parent or relative with connections, he ended up in the lowest of the low for open wheel, the US indy car/IRL series. It is too bad that the most talented drivers are eliminated on the way up due to lack of funds, and what we get is grid half full of Rich Kids(that have no interest in a real job) living out their child fantasies on daddies wallet, instead of a group of dedicated racers, the best in the world. Instead we get a grid with...Max

blublz

November 25, 2012 9:51 AM

Ultimately, F1 is all about paying Bernie, if you cant contribute financially, you wont be getting into the club, soon to be if you dont contribute financially, you wont even be able to watch.

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