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Jim Clausen

February 27, 2014 4:15 PM

F1 » Ecclestone responds to NASCAR criticism


Brain:
Banditfan: @cbrbamby Just because you don't like NASCAR doesn't make it a joke. Have you not watched crash fests such as BTCC or European Touring cars which are really popular. I love most forms of motor racing and at one time was a pretty hard core F1 fan but these days NASCAR puts on a really competitive show where, unlike F1, on any given weekend any one of 10 or 15 drivers could end up in first place. The reason most of us watch motorsports is be it F1, MotoGP, NASCAR or whatever is to see close racing with hopefully lots of position changes. Enjoy what you enjoy but don't belittle the race series others enjoy just because you don't like them.
I agree with most of what you say. I enjoy all motorsports, i just dont get caught up in close racing entertainment aspect of it. I get as much pleasure watching a race team get it right and kick the fields a$$, as i do watching back and forth close racing with a ton of position changes. [\blockqu

Jim Clausen

February 21, 2014 9:53 AM

F1 » ‘We are not as good as we would like’ – Alonso


Ferrari now has two of the most experienced, fastest F1 drivers paired on the same team, with three WDCs between them. If it was di Montezemolo's intent to spur on Alonso by hiring Raikkonen, then I think a mistake was made. Alonso has clearly demonstrated his dislike of having a equal as a teammate. Kimi has clearly demonstrated his disdain for team orders and directions, including those of Ferrari. I can only wonder what Luca's thinking was.

Jim Clausen

February 21, 2014 11:51 AM

F1 » ‘We are not as good as we would like’ – Alonso


rob01:
F1Rules: rob01, Your disdain for Alonso has been obvious for years. And yet Ferrari keep surprising you. You said some years ago that Ferrari would never hire Alonso because he had read and used the Ferrari manual when he was at McLaren. Then you said last year that Kimi would never come back to Ferrari because they had kicked him out for Alonso. What next?
I said Ferrari would not hire Alonso because he had no MORALS. And wouldn't resign Kimi as the reason they(red) gave for letting him go was his LACK of communication.
When in a hole, it is best to stop digging.

Jim Clausen

February 16, 2014 4:00 PM
Last Edited 195 days ago

F1 » Kate Walker: Cost cap


Sponsors cutting back or pulling out is arguably a good thing. Seeing F1 return to the days of the 50's, 60's when big dollar sponsorships were nonexistent is probably not a bad thing. I've been part of a racing team. Whatever money was available, that much and a little more was always spent. It was Dan Gurney who said, "There is no substitute for cubic bucks". Another famous quote by a car owner, "I gave him an unlimited budget and he exceeded it" .

Jim Clausen

February 16, 2014 3:40 PM
Last Edited 195 days ago

F1 » Kate Walker: Cost cap


"Without a cost cap of some sort, Formula One will become unsustainable." by Kate Walker. Heard this line some 40 years ago when F1 budgets were 1/100th of what they are today. Whether you like or dislike it, money is part of the competition in F1, as in most forms of motor sports. In my 60 some years of following motor sports, the early CanAm series was my favorite. A few simple rules for chassis dimensions and tire size, no limits on engine size. Fastest race cars of their time, bar none. Even Indy cars in the sixties were exciting. Engine configuration change (front to rear), turbines, steam driven car. Constantly eclipsing speed records. Today, I hardly bother watching Indycar, much less attend a race. Tony George said that cost controls were necessary. As costs went down, so did crowd attendance. Indycar is but a shell of its former self as in the halcyon days of CART. My least liked racing series is Nascar. Wouldn't walk across the street to see it for free. Rules, rules


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