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mrfill

November 05, 2014 1:26 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki’s new MotoGP ‘adventure’ starts now


This sounds like an early Christmas present and thank you to de Puniet for the work done this year, but thats fair enough. They have 2 cracking riders for 2015 and with only a year before The Big Change they can, hopefully, develop the bike into a potential winner ready for the 2016 season when all the open/factory/crt twaddle finally goes. The future of motoGP is looking rather better than F1.

mrfill

November 05, 2014 1:01 PM

F1 » Horner: F1 teams not here to sponsor each other


107SS2009: Mrfill, As I said the possibility of the FIA reclaiming the commercial rights back is not only real but a big possibility as witnessed by the scrambling of CVC offering to the three teams complaining, again (WHY) is as I explained. And yes, the commercial rights of F1 belongs to the teams and the FIA.
I suspect the amount of annual revenue to CVC is enough to make it worthwhile to bung a small team several millions to keep them going just to keep the numbers above the magic 16. Perhaps another 'mystery consortium'. Even 100m€ for a couple of years would be worth it.

mrfill

November 05, 2014 11:16 AM

F1 » Horner: F1 teams not here to sponsor each other


107SS2009:
OLDRACER23: I agree with Horner -- Eccelstone has made billions off of race teams and t.v. for decades -- he needs to put a bit back in.
I don't agree with the last parts of both of your sentences. BE needs put nothing back in, if that happens it will only be a stop gap, (which is already being activated) what is needed to save F1 racing is for both him and CVC to go and the commercial rights be returned to their rightful owners.
CVC want out although they have missed the boat. The share issue plan has been scuppered. And even if they do sell, it will only get picked up by another parasitic crowd who will want to replicate CVC's dracula job. I'm not sure who you mean as 'rightful owners' of the commercial rights. Not the teams please, especially with this years champ being their for 'brand recognition' purposes only. Its one fine mess...

mrfill

November 04, 2014 10:41 PM

F1 » Horner: F1 teams not here to sponsor each other


richard: tommy. why can you not differentiate between red bull, the title sponsor, and red bull racing, a team that has three owners and was based on an independent team , arden motorsport. rbr is owned by three specified owners...marko, horner and mateschitz (through his holding company). ther team is an independent company and is not included in the assets of the sponsor company, red bull. its a bit like claiming that vodafone owned vodafone mclaren... .
Only if Ron Dennis owned 50% of vodafone, which I don't believe he ever did.... If the main sponsor is owned by one of the main team owners (even through a holding company), it is not very independent. I mean, if DM decided to withdraw RB sponsorship from RBR, would he disagree with himself?

mrfill

November 05, 2014 12:23 PM

F1 » F1: ‘I’m just going to work my arse off’ – Hamilton


Ponty: Talking about best cars. My 2 cents:
Quite invalid unless you assume the driver makes no difference, in which case all drivers are about average. This year the Mercs have clearly been vastly superior to the rest of the field and any 2 of the top 10 drivers could have achieved a 1-2 in the WDC Last time it happened was 1996 when Hill and Villenueve romped away in a near unbeatable car.


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