F1 needs 'saving' according to Max

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Come on Scumbag - give him both barrels;)

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On a serious note how many teams do we think will disappear in the next couple of years?
 
Max was on the news tonight moaning about his private sex life being exposed. Not sure where he was being inteviewed, but behind him on a sideboard was a model F1 car. Guess what make car it was.:eek: :bannana:
 
If he wasn't one of the few people in charge as F1 turned to sh1te, then I might be prepared to listen to him...
 
I think F1 needs saving FROM Max would be nearer the truth

Phil
 
On a brighter note, next years coverage team for BBC has been unveiled. The only carry-over from ITV is Martin Brundle, who will be joined by (ex-Mercedes McLaren driver), David Coulthard. Jonathan Legard will also be on the team plus some new pit-lane bod.

This is great news - journalists who actually know what they are reporting on!

Wasn't/isn't Brundle also Coulthard's manager?
 
I was thinking about this earlier today and if F1 has to be "saved" on the financial side and has to be seen to be greener, then surely that has to apply to every single motorsport. Since it is the pinnacle of Motorsport (apparently) everyone aspires to be in F1 so they can't calm it down/reduce costs too much...

As usual this will just knock the smaller teams the bigger ones will keep on going......
 
I read somewhere that VBH is penciled in to do the pre-race pit lane interviews to ensure that the female element is covered and nobody can accuse the BBC of being non PC.
 
I read somewhere that VBH is penciled in to do the pre-race pit lane interviews to ensure that the female element is covered and nobody can accuse the BBC of being non PC.

i'd rather have Suzi Perry :)
 
Ms Perry is on Beeb contract, but I hope she doesn't start faking an interest in F1.
 
Can't they get Sabine to do it. Er, the, er pit lane stuff, I mean!

Seriously though, I cant see how homologated engines will work. What manufacturer will want to put their name to the same engine that everyone else is using?
 
They can be made by an external contractor so they don't have to bear a manufaturers name at all.
If they are made in house how will the FIA ensure they actually adhere to the build criteria. F1 isn't known for strict complience.
 
I read somewhere that VBH is penciled in to do the pre-race pit lane interviews to ensure that the female element is covered and nobody can accuse the BBC of being non PC.
Hell would freeze over before I listen to that giggling hyena :devil: :mad: :mad:

Has anyone mentioned Suzy Perry? :D

This lady is a sporty person and gets interviews with all the top Gp riders unlike Randy Mamola.

John
 
Seriously though, I cant see how homologated engines will work. What manufacturer will want to put their name to the same engine that everyone else is using?
If you think back to the days when the Cosworth DFV was the dominant powerplant in F1, no one much minded that multiple teams used the same engine as virtually all the teams were independent of the engine manufacturer. The rot really set in (cost wise, at least) when the motor manufacturers - Renault, Honda, at the start, then the rest - decided that they wanted their own teams because they wanted the kudos of winning under their own name. Once that happened the costs really started to spiral because they had deep pockets and saw the benefit of demonstrating to their customers that they could build and run a championship winning package.

I sort of see where the idea of a standard engine & transmission comes from, but I don't quite see how it's going to get the excessive cost genie back in the bottle. It may reduce the cost of competing in one respect, but the focus for expenditure amongst the major manufacturer teams would surely just shift to the chassis and aerodynamics.
 

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