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June 12, 2015 3:18 PM

F1 » Lotus reiterates it is ‘not for sale’

Of course it's for sale. In fact, Renault should buy it immediately, keep the Mercedes deal and rebrand the engines.:) I suppose that is not allowed, but seriously, Mercedes believes that its presence as a constructor in F1 last year was worth 2.5 billion to the brand. It's why Honda returned and aligned itself with McLaren, and it's why Renault is still shopping to create a works team despite the shortcomings of its current power unit. F1 provides excellent value to the manufacturers. It's also why I believe they would be willing to reconsider the current engine rules for a return to something more appealing, provided it is somewhat in line with their road car marketing. Say, high revving and powerful V6 power plants?


June 12, 2015 11:06 AM

F1 » Raikkonen urges for a faster, more ‘dangerous’ F1

I suspect Kimi is not really longing for an era where more drivers are seriously injured and killed, and neither am I. I am a big fan of the sport and remember the losses of Villeneuve, de Angelis, and Senna well, just as I remember the loss Wheldon and Moore. Nothing about the sport that led to each of these losses made the sport more entertaining, just more tragic. I do believe Kimi and others long for an era where the cars were quicker and demanded more of the driver and when the consequences were high and unforgiving. And I do too. If you put a wheel wrong, ride a curb, or run too wide the consequences should be more severe and crashing should be a real possibility. Monaco is a "safe" track but the consequences are high. Just ask Verstappen, and thankfully we can because the crash cell and barrier did its job.


June 10, 2015 1:14 PM

F1 » Renault F1 future to hinge on Mercedes leniency?

benignlyindifferent: Again, Horner appoints himself as Renault spokesman, despite the Renault brass meeting directly with Bernie and others a few weeks ago to ensure their position was accurately stated. At that time they stated they wanted to clear up the inaccuracies begin reported by people who were not spokespeople for Renault. Horner should be quiet.
come on! you are better than that! read the story...horner is just saying what renault have already declared publicly.
True. I am blinded by my increasing dislike for the man. I will take a deep breath next time.


June 08, 2015 11:04 AM

F1 » Alonso not frustrated, but not happy looking like amateur

richard: benignly. no.... honda have not had an additional year. they did not signify interest until 3 years after the others had said they were going to run the new pu. and even at the endo of 2014, the pu had not even run, let alone being tested in a mule. honda are at least a year behind everyone else. mind you, they are still having problems in their first year running, that the others did not have in their first year of running. but they will get there!
Richard, You are correct, I am just frustrated. So too is EB and his post race comments suggest the tensions that must be building within the team. I really do hope they come good but their departure from the sport last time left a sour taste for me.

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