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theoldgitspeaks

September 23, 2014 3:57 PM

F1 » Kaltenborn: Sauber merger difficult


Looks like the end for Sauber, nobody is going to Switzerland! Who would want to merge anyway? Caterham and Marussia are unlikely to be around and Lotus if they are still there might prefer to merge with another Mercedes powered team if they get the engines. Nobody else needs to merge, the only team I can see that might be interested is the new HAAS team as they use Ferrari engines but they are not starting until 2016. Looks like thank you and goodnight which would be a sad end for Peter Sauber.

theoldgitspeaks

September 22, 2014 12:15 PM

F1 » Wolff keen to avoid DNFs being title decider


It has always been the case that championships were won on others bad luck, it's just that we have become used to near 100% reliability over the last few years. It is also pretty obvious that Hamilton is the chosen one so I'm sure they won't be too bothered if Rosburg suddenly starts getting problems imagined or otherwise. The worst that could happen is that they would lose 2nd place in the championship and nobody cares who comes second anyway.

theoldgitspeaks

September 20, 2014 9:54 AM

F1 » F1 could see three-car teams in 2015


Can't agree more BryanG, but that has been the case for years. Most of the people posting on hear are only airing their personal biases/ideas. It is totally irrelevant who runs who or what and who owns each team. The new teams came in on the promise of a budget cap which was quickly killed off by the big three. Bernie blows this way and that and comes up with such brilliant ideas as spraying the track with water to make races more interesting, F1 has lost credilbility because no one agrees and they chop and change as the eason progresses. Is it nor possible for a group of people to agree on the rules and stick with them? Three car teams won't make a jot of difference as I pointed out in my earlier post. There is only so much money and unless it is spread more evenly the results will always be domination by a small select elite. There is also the problem that they have already accepted at least one new team on the basis of two cars. Bernie has repeatedly said 20 cars is ideal at this ra

theoldgitspeaks

September 23, 2014 8:59 AM

F1 » McLaren not planning Suzuka driver announcement


It is generally accepred that Alonso like most drivers has clauses in his contract apertaining to performance/championship position etc etc and if these are not met by Ferrari he has a get out. We don't know what or when these would come into play but is it not likely that say he has not won a race or is not in a position to do so then he can walk away. Clearly money is not a problem at this level so we may still see some rather unlikely changes to the line ups once this has been sorted out.

theoldgitspeaks

September 15, 2014 12:47 PM

F1 » Prodromou starts work at McLaren F1


Not before time! Just how much imput he will be able to have on next year's car is debatable. I imagine Mclaren are well advanced with it and if not one would have to ask why. Whatever the Honda engine is like I have doubts that the car will be anything but mediocre. They have spent the entire 2013/14 seasons trailing round in mid grid and lower and still seem to be well away from having a truly competitive car in race trim. My best guess is that it will be 2016/7 before we see a front running Mclaren again and by that time Button will have gone and someone supposidly better will have been installed to make the best of it.

theoldgitspeaks

September 19, 2014 8:54 AM

F1 » F1 could see three-car teams in 2015


What a shambles, one minute it's never going to happen next minute panic starts to set in and it seems like a good idea. Third cars will if they ever happen be just that third cars with a pay driver, older or earlier specification and just run to make up the numbers, they will still be at the back of the grid where the withdrawn teams were. Teams are in F1 to win and not make up the numbers they will do what they always do have a lead driver ot two and the other car will just be a makeweight. One day commonsense might prevail and there will be a proper effort to cut costs so that everybody is on a level playing field, after all isn't it more than hypocritical to reject cost cutting and then agree to run three cars because you have helped push several teams into closure!!!

theoldgitspeaks

September 16, 2014 3:40 PM

F1 » Boullier calls on McLaren to ‘dig deep’


A waste of time really, they are still way off the race pace and it seems a waste of time and money chasing a win when you have no real chance of achieving it, better I would have thought to concentrate big time on next season, Honda will only expect the best and if they don't get it pretty quickly problems will arise. No top driver will go there if he sees that things are just the same with the car no better than mid gid. Button might be there longer than anyone thinks!


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