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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.

PatW

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.

PatW

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

PatW

October 28, 2014 2:32 PM

F1 » Kaltenborn: F1 not too big to fail


I can understand Monisha saying this as Sauber may be the next team to have serious financial problems especially as has been one of their worst seasons in F1. F1's financial needs per each team have grown out of all proportion and their has to be some vey serious cuts made. It's OK for the likes of Ecclestone , Ferrari and Red Bull to refuse to accept reality, but I would be very suspicious to invest as a business person and see our name be on the side of a car globally that does not achieve the highest possible accolades in the sport. To be on a mid grid or lower position for half or all season would be no good for my product/business. To support a losing team would not be any sort of option, I would be out and gone never to return! If I turned up at a race to see one of the largest hospitality units in the paddock, questions would be asked that my money would not be wasted on such a frivolity. And over the last 40 years being around motorsport I've seen some of the worst wastes of

PatW

August 05, 2014 2:25 PM

F1 » Ecclestone bribery trial ends with £60m settlement


Isn't he a clever boy? He gets caught up in a bribery scandal where his contact goes to prison, so he bribes a German Court and gets away with it! It says on another website that he has no successor to his F1 empire, and doesn't want to retire, although Christian Horner is said to have turned down an offer. So when Bernie pops his clogs F1 will collapse! I can't wait!


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