Originally Posted by lobosrul
I really really doubt that this is true, I mean the ability to lap the field. Yes they clearly sandbagged during winter testing. Hamilton's pole position was 2.5 seconds quicker than last season! That's an almost incredible jump year to year with no major change in formula (and yes the tire compound was softer, but they're also running higher pressure). Yet Ferrari was only off 8 tenths this year, compared to 1.4 last year. They're closer, not further away.
No one has more to lose if the current regs change than MB.
There are hundreds of millions euros at stake.
On paper, Ferrari is closer than last season, but the gap is still enough to easily win another championship.
Only MB really knows what their powerunit is capable of.
And I prefer to be cynical when it comes to their public pronouncements.
Talk is cheap, ain't it?
Originally Posted by BGLeduc
This may be the best thing you read about F1 today:
Edit: His last line…calling for the owners to act….sounds great on paper, but the last time that was tried, one team accepted a massive recurring payoff to scuttle the breakaway. Why would anything different happen today?
Edit 2: In this case, he is perhaps not calling for a new breakaway, but I don't really know what else the teams could do.
From the link:
"Mr Marchionne, Mr Zetsche, Mr Ghosn and the rest of you, the time has come for revolution."
I think what Saward is missing here is Mr. M, Z, and G are all CEOs of huge corporations, not sports promoters.
They are in the business of making $$$ too, just like Bernie and his bunch.
I doubt very much they have any altruistic thoughts to save F1 from itself.
Originally Posted by gprace
It seems that the only luck Kimi has is bad luck.
It has been like that every since he came back to the Scuderia.