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Post by Pennzoil GT-R Tue May 12, 2009 12:48 pm

Red Bull and Toyota have already said they will not enter in 2010 if the FIA doesnt back down over the new two tier championship rules, and today Ferrari issued a statement saying they would do the same

Seriously, Mosley should have fucking gone when he was caught in that basement. Cashes in on a couple of years of excitement due to Schumacher leaving a void to be filled, and now thinks he's F1 god or something.

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Post by thewalrus Tue May 12, 2009 1:02 pm

aaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha WTF? That's like the New York Yankees leaving baseball.

Much as I'm not a big fan of Ferrari, them leaving F1 would be catastrophic for the sport.

And what the fuck are the 2-tier championship rules?
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Post by Pennzoil GT-R Tue May 12, 2009 1:30 pm

you can spend 40 mil max and do lots of testing

or you can spend as much as you like and do hardly any testing



thus far mosley's support on this idea goes along of the lines of every driver being opposed to it, the association of teams voting unaminously against it, and 3 teams going as far as announcing they will pull out of F1 it its not thrown out. he's really outdone himself here

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Post by thewalrus Tue May 12, 2009 1:46 pm

Pennzoil GT-R wrote:you can spend 40 mil max and do lots of testing

or you can spend as much as you like and do hardly any testing



thus far mosley's support on this idea goes along of the lines of every driver being opposed to it, the association of teams voting unaminously against it, and 3 teams going as far as announcing they will pull out of F1 it its not thrown out. he's really outdone himself here

he must like the pain.
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Post by Aristotle Tue May 12, 2009 2:33 pm

frankly, i'd love to see all the big manufacturers leave F1, because a new racing series would turn up eventually. it would actually be cool to see some new open-wheeled series with top drivers/cars and different management.
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Post by JaysonAych Tue May 12, 2009 9:23 pm

thewalrus wrote:
Pennzoil GT-R wrote:you can spend 40 mil max and do lots of testing

or you can spend as much as you like and do hardly any testing



thus far mosley's support on this idea goes along of the lines of every driver being opposed to it, the association of teams voting unaminously against it, and 3 teams going as far as announcing they will pull out of F1 it its not thrown out. he's really outdone himself here

he must like the pain.

You mean, the pane.
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Post by Dodge Tue May 12, 2009 10:16 pm

I think the new rules are a good idea, ferrari is just mad they suck
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Post by dunnas Tue May 12, 2009 10:25 pm

No, the two tiered system is just stupid. :smelly:

Ferrari do suck though. Very Happy


Half the advantages that the budget capped teams would have are things they wouldn't even be able to afford to develop with such tight budgets. eg. Twice the power boost (160hp) from their KERS system.
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Post by Pennzoil GT-R Wed May 13, 2009 5:35 am

Dodge wrote:I think the new rules are a good idea, ferrari is just mad they suck

you need to learn the art of subtlety

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Post by Pennzoil GT-R Thu May 14, 2009 5:59 am

renault have now said they will quit too. i guess if you take red bull's threat to mean toro rosso too then that's half the grid gone if mosley doesnt back down, and apparently 30% of people at grands prix are there to watch ferrari anyway.

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Post by 911 Thu May 14, 2009 9:53 am

What they say they'll do and what they'll actually do varies. Now it's just a game of chicken

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Post by thewalrus Thu May 14, 2009 11:13 am

oh man, I hope no one blinks.
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Post by big_jesus Thu May 14, 2009 12:45 pm

i hope they all quit and that mosley and bernie get hung.
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Post by Pennzoil GT-R Thu May 14, 2009 1:41 pm

i like bernie. he has character. mosley has no such redeeming features

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Post by Pennzoil GT-R Fri May 15, 2009 6:55 pm

the FIA has backed down from the two-tier idea, and are willing to listen to alternate ideas to the $40 million budget cap.

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