F1 » De la Rosa saddened by HRT demise

Pedro de la Rosa saddened by HRT's apparent slide towards closure

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November 27, 2012 3:25 PM

The problem with American racing is series management, not engineering. The France boys ruined prototype and AMA racing, and now have their tentacles on the remains of Panoz' once great series.
Then you have open wheel, the last bastion. Split before, and now a spec series.

The real US roadracing fans are left with vintage racing and SCCA.

oldtimer - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 5:29 PM

This was always going to happen, they came in on the back of a proposed budget cap that did not happen and were stitched up over the use of Cosworth engines due to Bernie having done a deal. With the top teams having huge budgets and taking all the best people I can't really see why anyone would want to enter F1 as it is. Until there is change any new team will be at a huge disadvantage and while Ferrari McClaren and RedBull pull the strings that is not going to happen. We should also remember that the three new teams were only allowed in because Toyota, BMW and Renault pulled out and dear old Bernie had a deal to provide 24 cars, it did'nt matter to him who or what they were and he has consistently rubbished them ever since. I can't wait until someone gets hold of F1 and sorts it out to the benefit of every team, not just the top thrtee.


November 27, 2012 6:38 PM

polo. for once you agree with me. hallelujah!

yes, there seem to be many here who think that just because a team is based in uk, then this is proof that uk engineering is superior to anywhere else. what they do not want to realise, is the fact that a vast number of the members of the teams, are in fact, non brits. yes, there are good engineers from uk, but equally good ones from japan, usa, germany italy etc etc

Droog - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 6:43 PM

Wow. a lot of reaction to my humble comment.
@walrus909, re: Thanks Obama.
When that idiot killed off the manned space program he also killed something in the neighborhood of 300,000 jobs. Not to mention that for the first time since 1961 the USA does not have the capability to put a man into LEO.
The same brains that developed the Space Station and kept the STS flying are now either retired or working for Ford, GM or Chrysler, big step up there...
And I would bet that 70% of them are no longer in the Aerospace industry at all. What a waste.
I won't get into mudslinging about UK vs. US (Microprocessor, GPS, Man on Moon) engineering prowess, but anyone who thinks that an Aerospace Engineer's or Aerodynamicist's skill set would not translate well into F1 is smoking something interesting.

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