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March 22, 2015 8:41 PM

F1 » Mercedes made cash offer to help save German GP

For the sport to retain its characteristic european tracks FOM has to accept a few million dollars less since these tracks do not have oil billionnaires backing them. With Bernie and CVC I just don't see that happening. More european tracks will wind up because the fee that Bernie and CVC charge is rising every year and making it untenable. Only Ferrari , Mercedes and Redbull can stop this. They can together let Bernie and CVC know they will leave from sport if the total no of european venues drop below certain number. But will they do that ? They just want more prize money isn't it ? Europe here it goes. The teams , drivers and technology will be from Europe but not a single F1 race will happen there in future thanks to greed


March 17, 2015 7:11 AM

F1 » Raikkonen: Ferrari not too far from Mercedes

I have never seen Kimi saying the car is good anytime in 2014. In 2012 he had mentioned how good the lotus was few times. So I would take his word for it. The gap to mercedes may be 0.8 to 1 seconds but over few upgrades it can be brought down to 0.3 to 0.5 seconds. At that point it becomes driver skill. If Kimi can put in those fast qual like laps like on sunday, the battle is on. This year he has not complained about the car at all, so he has got a car that he likes . Either he will perform great this year or retire. Im sure one of it will happen.


February 16, 2015 8:30 AM

F1 » Wehrlein to test Force India in Barcelona?

another f1 team dying. Even with Merc Engine they weren't able to make enough money last year to invest and bring a 2015 car to first test in Barcelona let alone Jerez. Some of it has to do with the woes that Vijay Mallya has along with Sahara (I Believe the title sponsor Sahara doesn't put in any money considering it is crippled by Indian Supreme court and its CEO is in jail) but Bernie's method has almost killed everyone except (Redbull, Mercedes and Ferrari ). Sauber has glimpses of hope after the new ferrari engine and I hope Force India and Sauber do not wind up. Lotus isn't doing that great either and can wind up this year. This is very bad for sport. Bernie's policies have lead to increasing costs and law of diminishing returns has taken over. With not many new teams being ready to join, and 3 car teams sound yuck plus all european venues shown the door by Bernie, the future of formula 1 seems getting bleak day by day.


February 11, 2015 7:10 AM

F1 » Qatar closing on F1 race deal for 2016

Well nothing good about it. The sport still is european since most drivers and teams are from there. Bernie cares only about money and there is no way most circuits can compete with the folks in middle east who drill and pour dollars out. Most airline companies are suffering from emirates and etihad the same way. Billions of dollars with no taxes and unlimited funds and no employment /human rights. Welcome to sharia law in all businesses. I for one hope oil dries out. The oil companies in america and europe share equal blame due to their greed. They have helped to grow these state monsters with no concerns for women or human rights. I support formula 1 going to any non oil state in south america or asia but they cannot satisfy greedy cvc or bernie.


February 05, 2015 5:13 AM

F1 » Raikkonen puts Ferrari back on top at Jerez

I think ferrari made a good step forward. It is all they need. A strong base to start with. With no engine freeze and with james allison /kimi / seb they will rebound in couple of races even if they fall out of top 10. Lets not forget they have unlimited finances and less bureaucracy now. Further even saber with ferrari engine was quick. I hope that will enable sauber to be competitive and not end up marussia / caterham.


January 15, 2015 4:43 PM

F1 » Ferrari behind on 2015 F1 car development

I have not seen a Fortune 100 company CEO coming to press so many times a week. With two great drivers and a great technical director, they should just be working and not doing any talking (just few days into new year). No one needs to know whether they are behind on development or not (and their competitors are not gonna believe it either). So the only folks they cheat are the ferrari fans which I hope they don't do. Sometimes no news is good news until they go to testing in Feb


November 22, 2014 5:38 PM

F1 » Alonso hits back at Mattiacci comments

Marco said nothing wrong. He obviously has to justify his multi million dollar investment in vettel and hence said he is younger etc etc. primadonna should just shut up and go to the next team. The team did not win either a constructor or driver championship in 5 years despite treating him like king and the other driver like his parts tester. Of course now they brought him down from pedestal and he with the cheat briatore briatore are naturally very upset. Good luck with ron dennis. He will be better than marco in dealing with primadonnas.

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