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Sakae

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  1. Haas with their philosophy is lower end midfield, and any driver would break their teeth trying to pull the rope for them. I wonder if ever Gro had actually received a fair chance in this series when he was trying to establish his way in racing. Media unfortunately created a lot of hateful rhetoric around him, doubtfully fair or accurate. They have done it to more non-British drivers, yet Brawn is telling us today, how false perception that was. Too little, too late, Sir.
  2. I seems to remember a few years back that he was first TP whom I heard stated in public that complexity of the job is not a workload for one person, and do so well.
  3. Date 2020.09.16 Time 7:37 (UTC) As of this day, driver line up for next year remains unconfirmed. F1 ever interfering media decided there has to be change. I for one think UK is far too much overrepresented, and not for the best for this sport. We need French and Danish involvement IMO.
  4. Full Team Name: Haas F1 Team
  5. Date 2020.09.16 Time 7:05 (UTC) Indication Mr. Wolff might stay with MB after all. A capable man.
  6. In my thoughts when the moment comes, I am still calling it Sauber. Probably nostalgia. It might not be correct, but it is self-pleasing.
  7. Team: Alfa Romeo Base: Faenza, Italy Team Chief: Franz Tost Power unit: Honda Drivers: Pierre Gasly Daniil Kvyat
  8. Team: Alfa Romeo Base: Hinwil, Switzerland Team Chief: Frédéric Vasseur Power unit: Ferrari Drivers: Kimi Räikkönen Antonio Giovinazzi
  9. I don't know much about Stroll's plans, however from what is in public domain, he belongs to an investment group. I am not sure if they reside HQ in Israel or in Canada, however I see around some of his clothing stores which is his expertise. Building cars in UK after Brexit is a new one for him, and maybe dreams come true, but I have my doubts that this is going to be easy.
  10. Date 2020.09.14 Time 16:16 (UTC) I am reading about Mick Schumacher, and as an old fan of his father, various historical recalls came to my mind, as I saw Ferrari struggling. Then for reasons I cannot explain I had this vision what-if... (which might be in reality total brain fade). - what if - Seb gets his wish? Wolff takes over from Tobi, Newey shuffles in, only to be followed by Cowell. Wolff- CEO Otmar Szafnauer - Team Principal / Racing operations Andrew Green - Technical Chief Newey - Aero ? - Chassis (Not sure who is in charge right now, but he does good job) Cowell - PU Vettel / Stroll - drivers Track side ops ----personnel Could Michael's path be followed?
  11. Date 2020.09.14 Time 10:07 (UTC) by James Clifford: Mr. E. Jordan seems to be mistaken (most likely again, as a few times in the past).
  12. Joking aside, whilst I was suspecting the same for some time, Alonso actually spilt the milk and confirmed, that several races were planned just testing sessions. I was quite surprised there was no FiA investigation of the incident with potential charges for not participating in races pursuant to contractual commitments. Probably hard to prove it. Ferrari should be doing the same. (Maybe they do; I have no other explanation of their performance).
  13. Date 2020.09.13 Time 12:50 (UTC) Rumor Date 2020.09.14 Time 4:14 (UTC) Rumor corrected Lessons learned: When you read NEWS, don't rush to discuss it. Wait a day or two, sometimes just hours. There will be another NEWS.
  14. Lewis is Lewis. First what I heard from him was how he and Torger are joined at the hip, yet recently his new song was that MB is much more than Wolff, and there are some other people (I guess he was talking about Allison) who could run the team. (Give me a break, please). Regarding personal investments, I didn't mean to suggest Wolff is doing anything illegal. Not at all, however it doesn't mean that there is no conflict of interest. It's just being tolerated. F1 - as you surely know - is not known to do aways what's right. I guess German office is troubled more by it that English office is. Returning to his potential future moves, I am not so sure that he is after AM CEO job, and even less after taking TP job. Who knows. Maybe he is just tired and wants some time with his family. It could be as simple as that. Working, but less travel, less daily operational involvement, etc.
  15. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    Hard to tell from the distance.
  16. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    Oh Mattia, Mattia... Nice one. 💘
  17. Do you think Tobias Moers is then hired only as a transitional CEO? Wolff has his personal investments diversified. In the F1 he has allegedly shares in Williams, Aston Martin, and Mercedes MB. Beats me how that works. Bless him for having a few bucks to spare (~ €400MM), however on what basis is he competing? I am apparently not alone who is asking persistently that question. Stuttgart wants to know as well. (That was reported by credible media in Germany.) Annihilation of AM or Williams in races is not his interest as an investor, nor as a competitor, however if miraculously AM or Williams getting some perks from MB-F1, then others have every reason to show concern, and so they have. I gather for that conflict of interest MB head asked him I guess to step down (quietly) as a TP. As TP he has contract for a year to make his mind on what's next for him.
  18. Change at the top. Day of 2020.09.09 Perez announces his departure from the team at the end of this season. From retirement thoughts to: Day of 2020.09.10 Vettel announces he will joining the renamed team in 2021 on potentially multi-year contract.
  19. Date 2020.09.11 Time 6:23 (UTC) Rumor has it, they found working in camping tent much more satisfying.
  20. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    I wonder if an active Ferrari driver is legally permitted to discuss with his targeted destination team car design for next year. On the other hand, getting lift going from point A to point B and discussing in a car a few critical points - who would ever know?
  21. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    An old adage in business life states, that sometimes a change for a sake of change could be helpful in certain situations His 25 years with this team is long time, and Mattia from all people should think about it. One is not always aware that he or she is just spinning the wheels, and should move to something else.
  22. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    Unfortunately this is mixed bag of various issues. Binotto has his faults (as most if us do), but I dare to say one has to differentiate what happened with that PU, and general state where Ferrari is today. It is, and it is not linked to various degrees together. As LdM said the other day, Ferrari was in trouble already in 2014 (and has not recovered yet to required level). I am reasonably sure that Italian media can be merciless towards an individual within their team, Italian or not, as any other news organization. Critique is one thing, lying and applying double standard is however another. They will not burn down theirs beloved team. I say, there is plenty to burn in current F1. I would focus on some books for example which should have pages thorn out. Nobody ever starts from scratch. The deal with Vettel was rather poor show, but that's done and over for me. I am angry too, however time for self-pity is waste of time, I am trying to look forward without feeling necessity for revenge. People are what they are, take ir or leave it. Not everyone can be Hibari Misora.
  23. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    Red part - where did you get that? I think, in contrast, FiA fulfilled their obligation vis-a-vis Ferrari PU, and dropped the ball elsewhere IMHO. From some other place I learned just yesterday (in relationship to Brexit), how popular is these days to claim in UK, that Brits are very honest and truthful people, but Europeans in contrast are nothing but fraudsters (was the exact term used). Most anti-Ferrari drive has its sources in British media, as far as I can determine on the Internet, so I am not surprised over your post. In this PU case, you chose not to believe Binotto (European), which is your prerogative, however you have not proved, he is not telling the truth. Forgive me, but your response seems to me is emotive, rather than substantive. Known facts suggest, after FiA amended regulations "for clarity" what they think they want, and Ferrari was forced to change PU in compliance to changed rules. Alternatives were really equal opening the proverbial can of - something. It is obvious FiA did not want Ferrari to have upper hand in the engine department, innovative or otherwise. So much should be clear to any unbiased observer. As far as I am aware, others have not changed for compliance with changed regulations. Whilst I cannot say they are allowed to cheat (little bit or cleverly much), unfortunately I cannot also say they are totally compliant with changed regulations either. We simply don't know. The truth is, FiA in their infinite wisdom let them off the hook, and had not examined other PUs with the same rigor. F1 lives in narrow margins between compliance and stretching rules over the line. It was always that way. I can only guess why FiA is behaving as they do regarding Ferrari, however it would be not first time when theirs action was remarkably the same as public sentiment was blowing. BTW, what is fair racing you talk about? It is a foreign concept to me in F1 sphere. Racing in F1 is directed by compliance with a set of rules, and whether those are fair is debatable. I am of opinion they are not, nor they apply to all racing teams equally, because they are not guarded by the same rigor, and there are other examples. Your call for fair racing was missing in 2010 - 2014 when MB was allowed what others did not have. (per BE). Anyhoo, I could be very well done with this subject, since I brought it in I've felt compelled to drib in, but have nothing much more "clever" to say about it, and I am running our of emotions for this year.
  24. Sakae

    Ferrari 2021

    Date 2020.09.08 Time 16:51 (UTC) GPToday, Binotto: Agree. Hiya, he must be reading my mind.
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