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Cosworth: Newcomer criticism unjust

Cosworth hits out at criticism of the three new teams on the 2010 F1 grid
Cosworth says it isn't concerned by rumours about the stability of some of the new teams on the F1 grid, with the head of its F1 business arm Mark Gallagher insisting the company say 'nothing but positive' things to say about the three outfits.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone had suggested that at least one of the newcomers – Hispania, Virgin and Lotus – wouldn't make it to the end of 2010 without help, stating in Monaco that Hispania for one 'had problems'.

Hispania bosses, and Virgin chief Richard Branson, have since denied any financial worries and Gallagher insisted that Cosworth wasn't in anyway concerned about the future.

"From a Cosworth perspective all three new teams work hard and are good commercial as well as technical partners," he was quoted by ITV-F1. "I think we are in a better position than most to comment on their condition and what we see is nothing but positive.

"There has been something of a tendency to find fault or criticism with the new teams wherever possible and I think this criticism is quite unjust. If you talk to the new teams directly, witness the determination of their respective managements, and indeed look at their cumulative success to date in fielding three teams in 2010 in the midst of some of the most difficult economic circumstances imaginable, you would get a different and rather more balanced view."

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Paul Kirk - Unregistered

May 25, 2010 12:28 AM

Talking about "criticism", I've noticed that F1 commentators, journalists, critics, oposition teams, and fans in general, just seem to love voicing derogoratory and demeaning opinions, and "putting people down". I personally consider this to be in very bad taste, and these people need to take a "leaf" out of the book of American motorsport. We never hear comentators (and others) rubbishing and belittleing teams and competitors, they're very tactfull and courtious in their choice of words. I'm of the opinion the F1 fraternaty could learn a lot from studying NASCAR and IRL principles! It's sickening how F1 people seem to love "taking the Micky" out of eachother all the time! PK. :?

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