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Vincero

November 17, 2014 6:27 PM

F1 » Button calls on McLaren to ‘fight hard’


theoldgitspeaks: ... Mclaren are supposed to be bringing a large update as part of a package by their new designer, seems a bit pointless just for one race especially as most of their updates during the past two seasons have proved not to be updates at all.
Normally I'd agree, however, with limited testing and I suspect a lesser budget than Merc or RBR, this is a shrewd move. The team gets to evaluate possible enhancements from another engineer perspective - if they add even a few tenths it would put McLaren in a much better footing against Ferrari and give them a realistic chance of getting between the RBR cars properly. Also, no doubt they will run the same enhancements in the driver tests so can get some comprehensive test mileage out of it regardless of race results, and could have a significant impact on next years car.... Surprised other teams aren't doing something similar - those who have nothing to loose, e.g. Lotus, Torro Rosso, etc.

Vincero

November 17, 2014 6:38 PM

F1 » Kobayashi retains Caterham F1 drive for Abu Dhabi


ryanshek: Really? Chilton won't get anywhere near Kobay.
Have to agree. Max has improved but he was always almost outclassed by Bianchi, whilst Kobayashi was almost always faster than Ericcson. Even when the one off at Spa where Kobayashi was not driving, Ericcson was slower - they'd have been better off loosing Ericcson overall. Have to say its a tough call for who the 2nd will be - needs to have a super-licence also and time is running out to get that pushed through. Chilton may still be waiting to see IF Marussia turn up or not (prob not now). Possibly they could do a deal with Renault to maybe get cut price engines if they allow a sponsored driver the car for the race....

Vincero

November 18, 2014 12:25 PM

F1 » Kobayashi retains Caterham F1 drive for Abu Dhabi


107SS2009: Koba should have refused to drive. It was only after Lotterer rejected the team’s offer to drive for the second time in ABU Dhabi and which left Caterham with no chose but to confirm Koba, he (Koba) shouldn’t have excepted this for the second time, or is it the third time?.
I suspect Lotterer would have needed to put in some cash much like his last one-off - not sure if Kobayashi has already paid (or been paid) to appear, so either way why should he refuse? For sure the saga is probably something one would not want to be associated with, but at the end of the day he should display some good character and turn up to do what he's contracted / expected to do. Lets be honest, I doubt the cars will finish the race anyway so wonder if they will try and ace quali as best as possible...?

Vincero

November 14, 2014 11:21 AM

F1 » Fernley: F1's game plan has been exposed


Personally I blame the FIA completely for all of this - Bernie is obviously the orchestrator of the cost increases, but the FIA who officially sanction and grant licenses for the sport to run, ought to exercise greater control over its running... oh that's right, they probably have very little in terms of a financial stake in its running therefore no overall control at all. Hmmmm, maybe some day in the future the FIA may just create/sanction a new series and drop the current F1.

Vincero

November 14, 2014 11:11 AM

F1 » Fernley: F1's game plan has been exposed


spac18: I reckon Max Mosley is also to be blamed for this fiasco. His promise of £40m teams certainly misguided a lot of potential constructors about the affordability of f1 racing. Remember that Hrt, Caterham and Marussia all entered f1 in 2010 believing in Mosley's words, only to find out that you need a lot more money even to be inside the 107% cutoff mark. These 2010 teams never had enough money to survive in f1 and now all of them are out, which is not really surprising.
The budget cap was opposed by all the big established teams - once Mosley was (literally) caught with his pants down, he was forced out and his ideas went with him. Once Todt got in you could guarantee things would turn out pretty much as they have.

Vincero

October 27, 2014 11:24 AM

F1 » Marussia F1 goes into administration


If that is true, I really doubt there will be a buyer for the ex-Lotus and now ex-Caterham outfit. Marussia have scored points so instantly get a better share of the money for the season. Anyone looking at Caterham surely would be more interested in snapping up Marussia. But, wow, all 3 'new' teams are now gone. Can't help wonder if the rule change is the biggest instigator of their failures...

Vincero

October 17, 2014 6:30 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: F1 sponsorship struggles


Worse still, in other sports (football, snooker, etc.) the companies coming through offering sponsorship are betting companies.... Hardly an example of a business which has no social implications. I do wonder though if its really that there aren't enough sponsors or its just a case that F1 money is just too crazy. I mean, in some cases the value has been rumoured to be easily over $100mil a year. That's a lot of money - not far short of what Renault bought the Benetton team for back in the early 2000's. If I was an exec of a big multi-national company I'd have some big doubts if the boss decided that F1 sponsorship offered a good investment. Not saying don't do it, but do it knowing that its all fantasy land and make the most of it while you can.


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