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October 24, 2014 2:40 PM

F1 » Caterham F1 on the brink as buyers threaten to pull out

cevert9: I've been saying it for years - the history of F1 shows you that backmarker teams are pointless operations - they can't attract sponsorship and eventually they go to the wall. It's happened every single time - the sole exception Minardi being in the right place at the right time to be bought out by TR. That's why Marussia, Caterham and the now-defunct HRT were doomed from the start. No budget, no chance, no point (true in the plural for Caterham and HRT). Ecclestone may talk nonsense 99% of the time, but he's probably right about 3-car teams. 3 Red Bulls, 3 Mercs or 3 Ferraris - properly funded teams with a young hotshot in the third car has to be a better prospect than 3 virtually sponsorless teams trundling around at the back using pay-drivers, celebrating a best position of 9th in 5 seasons like it's a World Championship. This isn't the F1 of the 70s or 80s any more, and the brutal truth is there is no place for these teams, the sooner people realise that the b


October 22, 2014 11:42 AM

F1 » Caterham F1 owners ‘unable to fund company’

I feel sorry for the original Caterham sportscars firm & the employees and such. Who would have thought their old-established & loved name/legacy would be so badly tarnished by current events? So full of hope & promise.. taking the name on to greater things and F1 as opposed just Club racing and hobby racers. Now this.... In years to come the name will only be remembered as a great "failure" Goodness knows what damage it's doing/ will do to sales of the little car!


October 18, 2014 1:23 PM

F1 » EXCLUSIVE Monisha Kaltenborn Q&A

Not wanting to criticise her (or the team) but she comes-across in this interview as very "downbeat" and a bit "lost". Sadly, I think strong management is even more of a requirement these days than say, ten years ago. Looks like they gambled on the car being competitive and the two (average) drivers would surely scrape 20 or 30-odd points together over the season. The warning lights should have been flashing after Monaco and fists slammed on tables and heads knocked-together to get things sorted. Marussia seem to be in a better position relatively (points aside). I really expect to see Sauber gone next year....


October 16, 2014 12:57 AM

F1 » F1: Mattiacci sees Raikkonen’s pace improving

I think Mattiacci likes Kimi, despite his iffy results. He definitely has no affection for Alonso though. Two scenarios here: Either Mattiacci has convinced the Management that Kimi will def improve next year, or else he is softening Kimi up for the axe which I think is more probable. Still, could be that Ferrari have given Mattiacci "carte - blanche" to do whatever is necessary and maybe he has staked his job on getting it right?

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