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November 05, 2014 12:26 PM

F1 » Barrichello F1 comeback scuppered by Caterham issues

Rayzerp2: Just proves what a mess the "pinnacle" of Motorsport is in at the moment. No offence to Barrichello but if this was superbikes or Moto GP a small team would be getting in somebody who might get them some F1 the back of the grid has become a pay to play since it is impossible to get results against the front teams anyway. Best possible drivers in the best possible cars? Dont think so. Since the Virgin space ship crashed Richard Branson might as well turn to offering a ride in a F1 car for a couple of million.
Well, perhaps that was exactly the point. Lotus already does in Paul Ricard. Why not in an actual GP?


November 02, 2014 3:12 AM

F1 » Ecclestone: F1 issues ‘probably my fault’

Googolplex: As I read it, Bernie wants the big teams to agree to give him the flexibility of selectively providing financial support to struggling teams without being in breach of the funds distribution agreements.
I just heard in Fox LA that Mr E gets 45% of the revenue and teams 55% If such figures are right, big 5 teams just need to agree that 5 of Mr E's 45 were split among the 0 point teams at the end of the year. Don't know how much it would be but I bet that would be pure oxygen for struggling teams.


October 22, 2014 6:28 AM

F1 » F1: Force India retains Hulkenberg for 2015

All above said, my belief is that Checo has what it takes to compete for a higher stake in F1. Probably made a mistake by going to Macca to make room for Esteban in Sauber, but gave him a top team experience anyway, and it is finally yielding at this stage of the season. Yes the Telmex support is hughe but he has also proven qualified for the challenge, and that might be the reason he has yet to sign. There has been word in Mexico about talks with Lotus which I understand is switching to Merc PU, and my guess is that it could make them stronger than FI for 2015. We'll see.

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