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Jim Clausen

February 16, 2014 12:32 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez - Q&A

TalentFan: Nothing questions, schooled & PR perfect answers - saying nothing but the right sound bytes. If theres a slow day why not interview Colin? He may not be as fast as Marc, but at least he'll give you something worth writing down.
I think Marquez does one thing very well. He rides a MotoGP motorcycle very fast.

Jim Clausen

February 16, 2014 4:00 PM
Last Edited 226 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 226 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

Jim Clausen

January 11, 2014 3:00 PM

F1 » Gerhard Berger critical of 'underpowered' modern F1

I've been following F1 and other forms of auto racing for over sixty years. In the fifties, sixties and seventies it was not unusual to lose a driver, from one series or another, every month. F1, Indycar, sports car, Nascar, they all lost drivers every year. I am much more pleased to watch a race knowing the chances of a driver getting killed are much, much less. I vehemently disagree with anyone who would like to revert to the days when racing drivers perished on a fairly regular basis. I don't need the added "thrill" of watching a driver get killed.

Jim Clausen

January 01, 2014 12:22 PM
Last Edited 272 days ago

F1 » Kate Walker: All change in F1

Teams, such as Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull, which will have way more money than the cap allows will find a way to spend it which will be within the cap rules. Money is part of the competition in F1. By capping budgets, a poor attempt will be made to level the competition. If you want to see racing at it's lowest common denominator, watch Nascar, for god's sake.

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