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Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 2:34 PM
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F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines

Pr. Weber's comments provide yet another reason why Auto Manufacturers should NOT be involved in F1, either as a team, or even as an engine supplier. There are many examples over the decades of their coming and going purely to suit their own agendas, which have little, if nothing to do with the sport itself. Teams such as Williams, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus/Benneton/Toleman, - even Toro Rosso in their Minardi origins - are there because it is their DNA, their Raison d'etre. The manufacturers' place is, more suitably, either in the various Touring Car, or Endurance Championships, where the technology has a relevance to road car development. Formula One is (or should be) a "pure" racing formula existing simply to produce the ultimate possibilities of a single-seater, open wheeled racing car. Ironically, the balance was probably just about right in the '60s where you had strong healthy championships in all those series.

Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 6:59 PM

F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines

richard - check your facts - there's a lot of stuff on this on the net - much of which has cast a different light. Not least being the inconsistent penalties meted out that year for similar infringements However, yes, I agree with you on Merc - there's the track record as you say, with Sauber's sportscar operation - or maybe precedent??? and, of course their F1 operation started the same way.

Texas Roadhouse

April 09, 2014 4:59 PM

F1 » Mercedes could have quit F1 over engines

richard, you might need to be a little circumspect when referring to the Tyrrell 1984 scenario. I refreshed my memory, courtesy of Autocourse, and it was very much largely as I remember - that Ken Tyrrell was the sole dissenting voice over fuel tank sizing, and with the case over the alleged lead ballast, and water-treatment additives, the way the case was handled by FISA smacked totally of a kangaroo court. Thus, his sole voice of opposition was neatly removed. Indeed, there was no secrecy about the lead in the tank, it being noted on Bellof's car after Monaco, where he had not stopped for water top-up. His position was not affected. Personally, I always held Ken Tyrrell in the highest regard, and as a man of complete integrity. At that time he did antagonise just about every other team with his objections to rule changes that would favour the turbo teams, and their revenge? - the appeal (where the charges had been changed), and lack of TEAM support (as opposed to individual suppor

Texas Roadhouse

April 07, 2014 7:13 PM

F1 » Schumacher ‘shows moments of consciousness’

Guys. I put that up simply to point to a professional viewpoint. Leaving aside his personality or language, his is, at least, the opinion of an experienced medical professional. I have no idea about (nor interest in) any agenda he may or may not have. Having said that, I have to say that his comments do seem to take a realistic viewpoint. As for what he might have to do with MS's treatment, well of course the answer is none. But remember that, as Prof. Watkins' assistant for those years, he knew Schumacher very well, infinitely better than any of us. I can't see why anyone would be disgusted by his comments - I don't think they are speculation, but an professionally informed opinion on the possible outcomes, some of which will not be those that any of us, including Hartstein, would want. MaddMe - I trust you don't refer to me as the troll above - I am just expressing my opinion without insult to others on here.

Texas Roadhouse

April 02, 2014 9:46 PM

F1 » Bahrain Grand Prix preview

COTA, being just outside Austin is on the edge of the Hill Country - and anyone who's been there (and it's a great city) will know that it certainly ain't flat. Yes, a lot of the elevation changes were man-made, however, as they also added viewing banking all around, it doesn't really look too artificial. The first GP, 2012 was a great weekend. Will be there for the MotoGP (then on to Midland, home of a certain former sportscar team based at Rattlesnake Raceway).

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