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November 05, 2014 9:05 PM

F1 » Kaltenborn critical of Mattiacci stance on F1 issues

Looking at other comments here, about teams folding. Why do you think that Bernie has asked the top five teams to build and enter a third car each? Because he already knew various teams are in financial trouble and F1 CVC whoever is offering the 'lower' teams its too late. If they get the money the first thing they have to do is pay all of their creditors, Caterham at least £20m that leaves them with £80m! In the news just now Marrusia have left F1! John Booth the owner of the hardware under the Manor Motorsport name have entered Manor F1 for next season. Yes, Sauber, Williams, Lotus are all in financial trouble but £100m that is now being offered to these teams is a drop in the ocean for teams like Mercedes (another team who doesn't have to look for sponsors) this financial year had £335m to spend from the German car giant. Soon we will have just the arrogant five teams left with two or three cars on the grid for 2015. Just fifteen cars with a number one driver who is the only one al


November 10, 2014 8:35 AM

F1 » Horner: ‘No intention’ of running three F1 cars

I don't think Christian Horner has much choice due to his discrimination of the 'lower' teams in F1. Red Bull may be only one of five teams in F1 in coming years if only the wealthiest teams survive. I'ts OK for Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari as they have their funding handed to them on a plate from their owners each year, unlike the 'lower ' teams. We as fans can only boycott races and sponsors products of those five wealthiest teams. I myself have recently retired can't afford to travel 5 miles to Silverstone and pay extortionate gate fees to just get in to watch one race of the season! Prior to retirement I found it far more cost effective to travel to Le Mans at £46 for a 5 day ticket.


November 05, 2014 8:45 PM

F1 » Horner: F1 rules used to change to slow Red Bull

Horner complaining that someone has moved the goalposts just to slow Red Bull down! What drivel, just bad losers that's all! The plain fact is that Mercedes have enormous experience in building and running specialist engines, Red Bull buy engines because they don't have any background or technical staff that know about engines, they just rely on Renault expertise.

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