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January 17, 2014 11:44 AM

F1 » NASCAR team chief looks at F1 options

This project actually has a possibility of success. Haas has significant motor racing infrastructure in America and abroad as well as long established relationships with various open wheel racing companies. Their business interests are very diverse and profitable and they will be able to immediately shore up some form of sponsorship to make it worthwhile. Two questions I have are, why do you want to be in F1 at the present time, and, if you really do, why begin from scratch when there are several good, small established teams that with new ownership and significant cash could really improve quickly.


January 18, 2014 12:19 PM

F1 » Watson: Whitmarsh unlikely to stay

I am certain there are many, many reasons why this is occurring at this time. Some are performance related, some have to do with ego. Clearly, the manner in which Whitmarsh has organized and staffed the team differs from Ron's methodology. There are no quick fixes. But I think one of the final nails in the coffin were the frequent comments by Whitmarsh through the latter part of the season, justifying poor results and setting goals that you would expect from a tier 2 team. The optics suggested McLaren had become a team prepared to settle. This will not have gone down well with the Board, knowing the value of their other high end businesses such as the aeronautics field, that are branded as being the very best available in the world. I suspect a contract with Brawn is signed and we are just watching the play unfold over the next month or so.


January 16, 2014 10:07 PM

F1 » Dennis returns as CEO of McLaren Group

I was referencing the information I read on Autosport, which reads as follows. AUTOSPORT understands that Dennis addressed factory staff in Woking on Thursday afternoon to outline his increased responsibilities to the F1 team. He also made it clear that a new structure was likely to be put in place, and a change of team principal cannot be ruled out. "There will be changes," he told the staff during the address that lasted for 20 minutes. "We will win again." Current team boss Martin Whitmarsh, who was not present for the address, remains in charge for now and sources insist that no decision has been taken yet on whether or not he will be replaced. So, if he did make an address to employees, and did state that the team principle could be replaced, and the team principle was not present, then i think the team principle's days are numbered.

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