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August 10, 2013 7:16 PM
Last Edited 245 days ago

F1 » Ecclestone confirms no India in 2014

I don't see how they have a race in the first place. The World Superbike round is cancelled, too, because of "red tape and taxation issues". Which I have only recently seen explained by the excellent David Emmet at (all motorcycle based but relative vs. The Indian Gov't), "At the heart of the issue is the matter of how the Indian government views motorsport. For various reasons, motorsport - of both the two- and four-wheeled variety - is not regarded as a sport, and so any motorsports event is treated as if all of the equipment necessary is an ordinary import and export operation, with all of the bureaucracy that entails. For the World Superbike paddock, this means that all of the bikes would have to be entered at customs a month before the race was set to take place, that the customs procedures would have to be started three months ahead of the November 17th date, and that the teams would have to pay import duty over the value of their equipment, and then try to cl


November 02, 2013 6:04 PM

F1 » Raikkonen's Lotus fails post-qualifying scrutineering

Sabotaged? I'd think that unlikely, but whether Lotus has the money to correct the problem with the car....sounds like something requiring a structural rework of the main chassis. Lotus may have figured, 3 races left, is it worth the effort on the chance it gets checked again? If they don't have the money to pay Kimi anything yet, they're clearly running on fumes and borrowed time.


August 24, 2013 5:33 AM
Last Edited 901 days ago

F1 » Ecclestone to call time on New Jersey – again?

Only 3 motivations for Bernie to pursue a race in New Jersey-dollars, euros, and pounds sterling. N.J is the most corrupt state in the US, there are more billionaires in NYC than any other city, AND it gives him a lever to demand more $$$ from other prospective tracks/nations. I guess that's his job, for now. Hpw the German prison system will employ him, no idea. I doubt NJ F1 ever happens. A sideshow to bloat other more feasible events.


July 31, 2013 11:05 PM
Last Edited 924 days ago

F1 » Raikkonen linked with Ferrari return

Kimi put up with the Ferrari BS when he's in a better racecar at Lotus? Where they worship him? I think not. If there is a minor factor in Raikonnen's contract it's money. Competitive car #1. Team he likes, #2. Salary, a distant 3rd. Though I would love to hear him tell Luca and the bloated Ferrari managers to stuff it enroute to a win...


July 29, 2013 8:22 PM
Last Edited 926 days ago

MotoGP » Bradl, Marquez talk Moto2 to MotoGP

Codger-"It helps if you are Spanish too" Bradl is Spanish?? And I am pretty sure, with the Cross of St. George on his helmet, that Smith is English. Marquez, well yes, he's technically from Spain, more likely Mars or Alpha Centauri. The Men in Black keep a close eye on him, I'm sure. 2014's likely MotoGP rookies are Redding and Espargaro. 50% Spanish, but with his hot-then-not "classic Spanish" season, Pol may be his own worst enemy. Redding, consistant, cool-headed, fast and well sized for a MotoGP bike is the certain one to make the step up.

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