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August 29, 2014 7:45 PM

F1 » Former Caterham F1 staff start legal proceedings


107SS2009: Caterham might be on the brink of extinction if the fifty employees legal terms they are chasing (£30k per person) are upheld their time in F1 will be over. Rumours emanating from the Leafield factory are that the factory is being stripped of equipment at night time which is then taken to a holding company in Germany close to the old Toyota premises, against this background staff have been said to be “borrowing” equipment themselves to use as collateral.
Stealing property is not using it as collateral. It is theft, plain and simple and even a poor lawyer would use it to show how the plaintiffs are not to be trusted and are unreliable witnesses.... Case dismissed... If the new owners are asset stripping, that is perfectly legal. It's their property and they can do what they like with it. Very distasteful and underhand but nevertheless, legal.

mrfill

August 29, 2014 1:05 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: The rock and the hard place


Since losing live coverage on most races, the BBC coverage has deteriorated. The commentary team is hysterical (Edwards) or plain dull (Coulthard). Sky have a far better and entertaining pair but then they are let down terribly by the pre/post race gibbering. Hill & Herbert are not up to it, but then the Eddie and DC team are also dreary. On the technical side, BBC blundered badly by getting rid of Anderson and replacing him with the anodyne Clarkson who can explain nothing. Sky have Kravitz who at least is capable. Overall the coverage has not improved and the chauvanism by both Sky and BBC is tedious. Far too much time is given over to the latest handbag crisis and other PR stunts. That lot has turned off a lot of casual viewers and was entirely predictable. However, so long as the money keeps pouring in, nothing will change and the era of Hello!F1 will continue.

mrfill

August 29, 2014 11:46 PM

F1 » Rosberg apologises to Hamilton and fans


Ptolemy: I'll tell you what it's done for me. Makes me not want to be associated with the 3-pointed star. I'll stick with BMW. And it makes me long for the start of FormulaE coming soon! I'm just about done with F1.
Would that be the same BMW that came into F1 and baled out when they weren't winning or is it the BMW that baled out of WSBK leaving riders in the lurch? Or maybe the BMW that baled out of WRC when it didn't win? Not really the bulldog spirit....

mrfill

August 30, 2014 12:02 AM

MotoGP » Tyre problems return to haunt Lorenzo


Could it be that some riders are over-riding the bike and getting into trouble? Expecting their bike to corner as fast as Marquez's, which rather overlooks one important parameter. Marquez alluded to tyres being his problem in Brno so the 1 guy theory doesn't really wash. MM didn't bother to play the blame game though putting it down to a bad weekend officially.

mrfill

August 29, 2014 11:47 PM

F1 » Former Caterham F1 staff start legal proceedings


107SS2009: "Stealing property is not using it as collateral. It is theft, plain and simple and even a poor lawyer would use it to show how the plaintiffs are not to be trusted and are unreliable witnesses.... Case dismissed... If the new owners are asset stripping, that is perfectly legal. It's their property and they can do what they like with it. Very distasteful and underhand but nevertheless, legal.
" It is as legal as the fifty employees concerned being dismissed without consultation or warning and not even being paid for July or or offered any further payments in accordance with their contracts or their employments rights. And two wrongs don't make a right


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