the end of Formula One?

maguire

LE
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#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8108488.stm

"The teams have declined to alter their original conditional entries to the 2010 F1 Championship," said the teams.

"We've no alternative than to commence preparation for a new championship."

you would have thought after seeing the state open wheeler racing is in the US would have meant they tried harder to avoid this - but no doubt there is a lot thats not known about the background to this right now.
 

maguire

LE
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#2

samm1551

Old-Salt
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#3
I suspect that this may well be a toys out the pram thing, but we will see. Whatever happens they wouldn't have the time to get the new series up and running before next year anyway.
 
#5
Wow I didn't think they would really do it. I hope they are only calling Max's bluff and he goes rather than them. Max is not F1 but the 8 teams are.
 
#6
Is this more than a coincidence? One of the teams quoted by the BBC this morning is Brawn - none other than Richard Branson. Only a matter of time really!
 
#7
extechstmn said:
Is this more than a coincidence? One of the teams quoted by the BBC this morning is Brawn - none other than Richard Branson. Only a matter of time really!
You can take your tinfoil hat off ;) Branson is a tiny fish in a big pond when it comes to F1, he has about as much influence of what is happening as I do.
 
#8
That poison dwarf was the death of F1... all the pathetic racialist rules mostly made up during the race or a few hours after says it all, I am very surprised McLaren in particular took the blows for so long without taking it to the courts, good riddance I say, the only downside is the history of the sport and all its' tracks but surely now we will see a much better sport with drivers like Hamilton who can be exciting to watch if allowed to drive like he is capable of...

Nice One... 8)
 
#9
Ord_Sgt said:
extechstmn said:
Is this more than a coincidence? One of the teams quoted by the BBC this morning is Brawn - none other than Richard Branson. Only a matter of time really!
You can take your tinfoil hat off ;) Branson is a tiny fish in a big pond when it comes to F1, he has about as much influence of what is happening as I do.
We're not talking F1 here are we, we're talking about a whole new series! There aren't many people with the finances or the contacts worldwide to make it work, however RB has both of those. It won't be long before the likes of Eddie Jordan chip in as well.
 
#10
I think Max will be eased out and the teams will be accommodated. The numbers are far bigger than people.

F1 is set to lose much more than just famous names. The eight teams bring US$2.2 billion annually to the sport in sponsorship, supplier deals and team owner contributions, representing 47% of F1’s total revenue generation in 2008.
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#11
extechstmn said:
Ord_Sgt said:
extechstmn said:
Is this more than a coincidence? One of the teams quoted by the BBC this morning is Brawn - none other than Richard Branson. Only a matter of time really!
You can take your tinfoil hat off ;) Branson is a tiny fish in a big pond when it comes to F1, he has about as much influence of what is happening as I do.
We're not talking F1 here are we, we're talking about a whole new series! There aren't many people with the finances or the contacts worldwide to make it work, however RB has both of those. It won't be long before the likes of Eddie Jordan chip in as well.
Enjoy your conspiracy theory but Branson is a nobody in this industry. :oops:
 
#12
About time that the teams actually got the balls to stand up the to Little & Large Dictator Show.
It seemed to me that they were forever changing the rules to suit current public mood about F1 without any serious consultation with the teams. It would be similar to FIFA changing the off-side rule because not enough goals are being scored because of it.

I live in a town with a current F1 team, and know some people who work there, so it'll be interesting to hear what the natter is from the coalface in the industry (Well one team actually!)

I will also be interesting to see if Martin Brundell catches up with Bernie on the grid on Sunday for a chat. Martin, even with all his faults, doesn't hold back if he things a question needs answering. As for Max, about time he got a slapping down (No pun intended :wink: )
 
#13
F1 as it stands seems to be more about income than presenting a sport for the spectators so any change is to be welcomed. I cannot see why a new organisation would fail or be duff; the guys in it are quite powerful and know how to get things done.
Wasn't there some sort of alternative F1 anyway with old GP drivers and standard cars - what happened to them?
 
#15
carlbcfc said:
Hows A1 getting on these days?
The fact you have to ask should give you the answer. :D
 
#18
Sod the Politics, lets just hope we have a British winner at the last British GP for a long time at Silverstone. If it ever returns there. Yet another classic track that is off the calendar while sh1tholes like Interlagos stay on the list.

Go Jenson, make Reubens cry again.
 

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