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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 104 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.

Jim Clausen

December 12, 2013 8:56 PM
Last Edited 106 days ago

WSBK » Erik Buell Racing confirms WSBK entry

rdc: Looks intersting, but the riders are unlikely to be class of the field, prehaps Camier would have been a good choice, or at least a yardstick
I agree, an experienced WSBK rider would be a better choice, but I think Eric Buell is somewhat nationalistic, to say the least. No doubt, Ben Spies would have been an excellent choice, but I'm afraid we've seen the last of Ben.

Jim Clausen

December 22, 2013 9:10 AM

F1 » Ferrari: F1 needs to plan post-Ecclestone

F1 is an ego driven, money driven sport. Not certain which comes first, ego or money. Egos and money abound in F1 and for some strange reason Ecclestone was somehow able to keep things in check for years among the team principals. Once you have the inmates running the asylum you will have constant bickering and challenges to authority. I saw this happen to CART.

Jim Clausen

December 23, 2013 1:30 PM

F1 » Ecclestone calls for more double points races

theoldgitspeaks: Daft idea from an increasingly daft old man, the sooner he go's the better for F1 and all of us. People in his position should know when to go and not have to be pushed, We need someone with some new ideas and less of a tarnished reputation, in short someone who is honest and genuinely wants F1 to improve and is less concerned with lining his families pocket.
That would be rather a difficult task to find someone you suggest to replace Bernie. "less of a tarnished reputation, in short someone who is honest and genuinely wants F1 to improve and is less concerned with lining his families pocket." I would say that's a contradiction in terms."

Jim Clausen

December 12, 2013 9:51 PM

F1 » FIA returns to F1 expansion plan

BT33: Prodive wanted to enter F1 on the condition that they could buy complete cars off other teams such a McLaren as was allowed in the sixties seventies but was not permitted. Williams' first race was the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, where the new team ran a March chassis. Enzo Ferrari raced Alfas before building his own cars. Teams should be allowed to buy cars off other teams
Don't forget Rob Walker running a Lotus for Stirling Moss.

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