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  1. Alonso gave Honda/McLaren headache, he has done the same to Ferrari, and not once occurred to him its perhaps him, who should take some responsibility for the outcome. Many rave about his heavenly driving skills, and teams tried to please his every whim, which IMO was colossal mistake. At Ferrari he managed to place the team and Kimi into difficult position, and at the end it was not him, but people around him who suffered, as world lough at them. I am not entirely sure what is Renault hoping to accomplish which should be different collaboration, because I don't think Alonso has changed; considering his age, he is a man settled into his ways and it is too late for him start from scratch. If Renault is not going to produce a competitive car, how long it will take before we will see Alonso sitting a camping chair by a track? Is so, I will say to Cyril Abiteboul, serves you right, Cyril. Based on objective evidence, you've known better. Alonso will not built a better Renault. Renault has to built a better Renault, but should have done it with younger, hungry guys, who are there for the team and themselves, not just me, me, and me.
  2. You are making me repeat myself. Agree with Part 1. I am not Alonso, but I've voiced similar concerns first three months into a 2014 season. F1 was in trouble, we all saw it, but people who should, they did not care. This nonsense that "dynasties" are tradition sounded very hollow when one realized framework, complexities, regulations. But I digress. Part 2 - disagree. We have obviously tattooed on our livers different concept of decency. I cannot accept as "understandable" his extraordinary break of civility. Blaming Honda is so very British, isn't it? What an irony; being blamed by the same people who instituted these shambolic (as you stated) conditions which put Honda in this predicament in the first place. Strangely enough, early today in your discussion you were defending forthcoming adjustments on rules as winning proposition for new entrants. (That is how I've interpreted your posts.) I said it then, and I repeat it now, new entrants will end up just as Honda in really tight spots, failing on global stage, and for what? That is suppose to be the heavenly PR for the team, so British papers write about them how inept team is? give me a break. Budget were suppose to relax creative environment, let team work as they need. Instead, teams will have to ask if, when, and for how long they can go into washrooms.
  3. Date 2020.09.24 Time 19:13 (UTC) grandprix Things to come? People wrapping this season early, and what you see is what you get for rest of the year, Looks that way.
  4. There is time in ones life, when your experience is not needed, your life stories were told one too many times, and that's time to step aside and let new blood in, because you become boring old fool. Problem is, some people don't get it, and making outrages comments keeps them going.
  5. What do you know, the guy can make sense sometimes.
  6. Date 2020.09.24 Time 13:26 (UTC) What's wrong with this man...interfering in German sovereign matters.
  7. I thought they are behind a lot of current BS technical, BS regulatory, and BS political in F1. If you doubt me, talk to Wolff.
  8. I will be d**n if I understand this conversation. McLaren is independent? Independent of whom or what? But it's nice to say something nice about McLaren, even if it makes no sense to me. Resemblance to current politics in well known country is uncanny. How is McLaren more independent than any other team? Say Ferrari, or RBR? 200MM is suddenly no obstacle for smaller teams who have to rent a PU, and starting from different baseline than any current team on the grid in every aspect you can name? That's a new one. Comparing apples and oranges is very fashionable, so it seems as I am trying to follow this conversation (especially ignoring regulatory conditions). Any new automaker (insert any name) who will not rent an engine is not in massive disadvantage compared to Honda, Ferrari, MB, or Renault, regardless of this fake budget? Really? And I thought even if they hire Covey, it is still lost game for them even before sunrise. Looks like however I am on my own with this perception. I really don't understand what theory you guys are peddling in here, but carry on, please.
  9. Date 2020.09.23 Time 10:10 (UTC) I don't hate per se any track; it just happens that I favor some tracks more than others. That being said, there are definitely places IMVHO we shouldn't be racing based on ethical principles. My position is not political. Unfortunately, should I have my wish, there would be very few places left to race.
  10. Sakae says no to entry under current conditions. But then, I am not in charge. My post on Sep 13: Current teams have benefit of past knowledge base, which will be applied in full force forward, avoiding mistakes of the past. New entrant is in dark room and on limited life support, handing over 200MM.
  11. Domenicali also was leading feasibility study for VW (I think Audi) to enter F1.
  12. In speculative terms, this change seems to be a private matter between Liberty and Carey. This is in the talk very long time. The name of his successor is new. Whether he will be confirmed remains to be seen. I am not sure what teams can actually do if they don't like it. They didn't vote for Carey. In the past there was a case when CVC wanted to replace Ecclestone with Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and Ferrari applied brakes on that nomination. BE continued, which was colossal mistake, I think.
  13. Date 2020.09.23 Time 5:36 (UTC) GP247 This could be a small step in right direction. Domenicali is a real executive, not just by title of the function, worked in and out of F1, knows people in EU automotive business (Audi), and knows also paddock inside out. His abilities are not however suspect. Perhaps we should know more about his philosophy on F1 future. His position probably evolved in past a few years, that's understandable, but we do not know of anything specific where he is now? I am not unhappy with this choice, but I am also not overly exited. I've burned myself already once with one person in current management, and hate ever single minute when I praised the man. Well, I was wrong then, and I am not rushing to get burned again. Stefano will need a chance to prove what he can do. His biggest challenge will be in facing strong English contingent, and theirs home grown ideas. He needs to resist, and establish the leadership bestowed upon him with trust he will do best what is needed for this international sport, free of nationalistic tendencies.
  14. I find rather interesting breath of opinions on his signing with AM. From "he is total wash out" to "he will push the team to new level". Most of opinions by people in business who bothered to comment, is however predicting that Seb is racing because he likes it. AM will be midfield team. RP is now, and it will not change, such are predictions. I am also not totally convinced that teams like Mercedes will fall into mud. They have data, they have know-how, they have human resources, and nothing will change that. This goes back when Honda left shining piece of property behind - for a nickel. AM has obviously some bright people on staff, but even with budgetary restrictions, teams will not start new term from the same baseline.
  15. Date 2020.09.22 Time 4:49 (UTC) Zero-emission These kind of developments will obviously place F1 in difficult position. Adapt or move out of the way is pretty much writing on the wall. I do recall a symposium I've attended in Mexico some time ago. Invited by an automaker, we were presented already then with hydrogen-car of a future. Electric and hybrids were just stepping stones to buy time before (then) final goal can be reached.
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