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Mark _

October 27, 2014 9:35 PM

F1 » Marussia F1 goes into administration


Taz:
107SS2009: Lompico, F1 teams are sharing a prize fund of over $750m which would equate to $68m to each team if it were divided equally between 11 teams, but it doesn’t work like that, the winning team earns the most while the last earns the least, the key is “The ratio”, in premier league difference top to bottom is a ratio of 1.5:1, while in F1 it is a ratio of 4.5:1, this came about as a promise by BE FOR TEAMS TO QUIT FOTA.
If memory serves me right RBR & Ferrari accepted Bernie's pieces of silver 1st and then the rest fell in line.
Actually I thought it was Williams that was the first to break from FOTA.

Mark _

October 28, 2014 6:39 PM

F1 » US Grand Prix set for smallest F1 grid since 2005


For the makers in F1 is it that important? Ferrari, McLaren and Merc sell more in the Middle East and China, Lotus are nothing to do with Lotus Cars, Caterham (if they were there..) are probably not sold in the US which leaves Red Bull, Torro Rosso, Sauber, Force India and WIlliams, none of whom make road cars. Sponsorship wise, don't some teams have a different named sponsor, exclusive to the US race (thinking of McLaren who used to have Verizon instead of vodafone..)? The withdrawal of Marussia and Caterham is hardly a surprise, both having been starved to death by owners who have lost interest. Its unfortunate that Austin ends up with a smaller grid but, honestly, will anyone notice the lack of road blocks?
The U.S. is the largest market for Mercedes and Ferrari. It is also probably the biggest market for Red Bull. I do think that attendance will be lower due to the lack of good racing or good sound.

Mark _

October 24, 2014 11:53 PM

F1 » Horner wants F1 engine unfreeze handled ‘responsibly’


Objective: I am predicting that F1 won't survive beyond 2016 unless major changes are made to the distribution of funds between teams, there is a degree of parity in PU performance and the business model is changed to better attract fans. At the moment everything they are doing is driving the fans away.
Champ Car limped along for years. F1 could surely last for at least a decade with a fraction of the current fan base.

Mark _

October 21, 2014 12:15 AM

F1 » F1: Verstappen: Mental strength ‘bulls**t’


Cubikrube: People complain about F1 drivers being robots trotting out the same old lines to keep the sponsors happy and then as soon as one of them steps outside of that they complain about em, haha, they can't win
It is one thing to speak your mind and to use a little salty language. This just comes off as being overly defensive about a legitimate question regarding the likely youngest ever driver to race in F1.

Mark _

October 20, 2014 4:24 PM

F1 » Smedley: F1 engine unfreeze pointless


richard:
rob01:
richard:
rob01: Are you saying they didn't know the rules that they ageeded upon?
rob. what looks good on paper isnt neccessarily good in real life. how many times have you been told that a certain place to drill for oil is ideal, and then you find it dry?
Where I am located there are no dry holes. The oil has been there forever.
well. its about time that you started to share it, instead of hogging it all for yourselves, and bleeding the middle east dry! :p
I believe that it is sold on the world market. We just use a he'll of a lot of it ourselves.


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