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  1. Date 2020.06.06 Time 7:06 (UTC) I should start with admission, that I have nothing against Wolff. Very seldom, if ever (well, maybe once or twice) he angered me for how he mistreated Hamilton's teammates. Today however I want to talk about something else, namely, his business. We are reading about him investing money here and there, and as it happened, all in F1 frame. Aren't there some anti-competitive laws which should prevent him from doing so? How the hek he can be affiliated with Mercedes, and invest in competing Racing Point, or in Williams? I was already scratching my head when Dietrich Mateschitz purchased Minardi and turned that team into his drivers development farm. In my mind that was outrages, yet looks like I am the only one who is not on board with it, and now this Stroll / Wolff, Stroll - son, ... WT*? Poor anyone stepping into claws of new style, money oriented, "management". This is suppose to be a sporting arena, and not a playground for FIRE actors. If you look what (damage) regulatory and commercial organs have inflicted upon F1 allowing this kind of commercial trickery, add downright obscene and degenerate rule book, in totality this can make an old man cry. Are we all so brainwashed that we don's see it anymore and demand better?
  2. Date 2020.06.05 Time 12:56 (UTC) In German media Wolff confirmed forthcoming unspecified changes at Mercedes F1 organization, including potentially his own new position in that team. Since all is behind the closed doors, no one on the outside really can know much more.
  3. Date 2020.05.29 Time 5:29 (UTC) I wanted a statement from a team. Well they heard me, and response came swiftly in less than 24 hrs. This doesn't mean Wolff will stay, and continue with this nomadic (stressful) life. He might want to take easy and choose different direction at this point of his life. Nothing is finalized until all is confirmed also by him.
  4. Err thanks for that, but I was rather thinking about this messy signal (maybe its not messy); here you have two guys, two teams, and now what? Will Racing Point continue as a junior team, and exMercedes will be renamed and it will be their first tier team? They want to reassign shares which are now in RP bank.... Maybe I wait for a team to issue official press statement.
  5. Huh, this sounds juicy. I will be d**** if I understand what those two are up to. This "bromance" thing seems little overcooked. Buying Racing Point first, now buying (ex)Mercedes, so, what's next? Which team is left and who owns what? Moving money around in smart way is not my strong suit, and I need someone to explain this back and forth dance in very plain language. Here... Philip Van Osten:
  6. Any news - selling, not selling...
  7. The rumor about Mercedes leaving as a team is not loosing any strength. On the contrary. Apparently ill relationship between Wolff and Källenius regarding direction of technology seems growing. Automakers look for innovations in renewable energy, whereas F1 - where Wolff live - is not. I doubt low cost series will save it from extinctions. Fans aren't interested in how much it cost. Fans want to see something not available anywhere else - it's called uniqueness. Back in history Americans killed luxury Packard when it lost its uniqueness (expensive and available only to a few), British killed just about everything else, and now this. Good riddance.
  8. For sale? This rumor might not be too far from the truth. How many times we have singled out small things that were pointing into that direction? - New boss (not as enthusiastic into F1 as his predecessor) - Auto market is down - Hamilton allegedly asked for 60 MM per season? No kidding. It's not hard to imagine that at all! That's normal, when news is, that your trophy team didn't win a race, and wining turns into big yawn. Victims of their own success? What an empty sounding cliche, but so apt in this situation. There is another problem, namely, who has money to buy it? Another actor from FIRE economy perhaps? - but - Sale of the team is not yet confirmed.
  9. I think with that one we need Wes to assist us. I forgot earlier to thank Ruslan for suggestion to relocate thread from a racing section to Cafe, so I will do it now. We are lucky to have him.
  10. Date 2020.04.10 Time 7:53 (UTC) The thread has been moved from a racing section. Its purpose is, as the heading suggests, let you express on these pages what's on your mind (big thanks to Wes for allowing it). I have to thank everyone who has contributed in positive manner to earlier thread, and I have to apologies for not being able to transfer all posts. For the record, posts aren't deleted, just out of the way, so we stop adding to it. This was another thing, I could not "freeze it", but that's OK. We can carry on happily in here. I have to also thank to my partner Brad (a gentle fellow). Sakae @BradSpeedMan @Sakae
  11. Did you quite from the forum?

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