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January 11, 2016 12:40 PM

F1 » Italian GP close to securing Monza future

Bernie blamed the teams and their take for the high costs of F1. If the teams would take less, Bernie would not need to charge as much. In stating that, he felt that the amount that he was taking as profit was fine as well as the practice of driving up the price to hold a race by creating new venues subsidized by any paying country. That is the direction of the present F1. To him, that does not dilute the brand. So far, his argument works - the argument that F1 needs to be strong, from being able to turn a buck, to survive. Indianapolis had all the prestige in the sport, up until the early 90s. Then things fell apart. Bernie's successor will have quite a challenge when they take the helm - keep going with business as usual or try to 'improve' the sport.


January 10, 2016 3:47 PM

F1 » Italian GP close to securing Monza future

--------------------------------------------- An Australian GP Monaco Silverstone Monza Spa Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Suzuka Interlagos --- A US GP -------------------------------------------- All have earned their place on the calendar and the show would be less if one were to drop off. (the US GP illustrates the point - when there is not one, it is perceived that there should be one) Going each year serves as a benchmark from the past years. Lastly each contain the un-purchasable qualities of tradition and history. There are a few more that I would like to see back on the calendar, but the license fees need to be worked out to a point where the gov't does not go into hock in order to hold an F1 race.


January 11, 2016 12:57 PM

F1 » Italian GP close to securing Monza future

richard: here4. you should not always believe what bernie says. the teams are awarded certain costs by the fia based on their points score. bernie does not control it. look at monaco...they pay nothing, so are you saying that all the teams run there out of their charitable nature to all the underprivileged residents of monaco?
I am not saying that at all. I do not believe what Bernie says. I am healthily skeptical. What I said was Bernie placed the blame on the teams and claimed no responsibility himself. Bernie lamented the size of the kitty not how it was divvied up. Regarding Monaco paying nothing, that is an example and precedent for historic venues to receive historic pricing. One that is practiced at other venues, but firmly in Bernie's cross-hairs to extinguish - Monza, Silverstone, Germany, etc..


January 05, 2016 1:11 AM

F1 » We don’t want to be last, says Haas F1 boss

Haas v. Sauber is an interesting matchup. Both own wind tunnels. Both will run Ferrari 2016 spec engines ( I suspect spec B and C engines if Ferrari keep a couple cards in their hand) HAAS haas the upper hand with Ferrari partnership support and potential finances. Although Sauber is pretty handy with the initial design of the car/chassis. The weak points for Haas are being a brand new team and running this incarnation of the Dallara chassis for the first time in F1. Weak points for Sauber are finances, development trajectory and only being able to run two pay drivers at a time. I picked Haas for running 5th to 10th in their first year and I'll stick with it.


January 05, 2016 6:21 AM

F1 » Raikkonen laments predictable Tilke venues

So do I, Kimi. So do I. Competitive racing is racing side by side or swapping positions - movement up and down the leader board or the tease of the imminent. (The) One of Tilke's goals is to bunch the cars up. Tilke tracks with Tilke corners are not conducive to competitive racing. They employ kinky corners and braking zones. Kinky Kylie did not complain. The Red Bull tracks this year and last were a mish-mash of Tilke tracks and traditional tracks. Proof that some of the old tracks are sufficient then and now to provide a competitive field. I wish wishes were fishes and old Hockenheim was still on the calendar with no chicane at the OsteKurve . I think you would find that Red Bull could pull back time in the stadium, draft down the straights, and own the curve providing them with an unlikely strong track. All before Tilke's time.


December 29, 2015 3:54 PM

F1 » Wolff: Mercedes could loosen reins to enliven F1

Thanks for clearing that up, Toto. :rolleyes: All I can gather is that Bernie took Toto out to dinner and a movie to explain the brand and what is needed from Mercedes in the coming year. And that the movie they saw was Star Wars. I would not have wanted to be around to listen to his explanation to his Mum for why the dish got broken. You don't have that kind of time.

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