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Just read on BBC Sport that Aston Martin is looking to possibly develop a F1 powerplant for new regulations by 2021. For now they are teamed up with Red Bull.
 

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Just read on BBC Sport that Aston Martin is looking to possibly develop a F1 powerplant for new regulations by 2021. For now they are teamed up with Red Bull.
Aston Martin and Porsche back in F1. 2021 could be great. Liberty needs to hold firm with this new engine formula, Merc and Ferrari can go suck it.

A Dutch GP is starting to look like a real possibility.

http://www.gptoday.com/full_story/view/626353/Assen_circuit_in_contention_for_Dutch_GP_return/

Get the Algarve and Brno on the schedule too, and then you have the best tracks in Europe on the calendar.
 

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Not sure if you know, but you can subscribe to threads without posting.
 

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Yeah, since I have been an AVS member since 2004, I figured that out sometime ago,
 

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“I would like to continue with Formula 1, but we have to find compromises that don’t leave Ferrari without the possibility of showing its DNA in every race. ...”

Speaking of which, Ferrari is a huge part, to say the least, of F1's "DNA". Regardless of being a tifosi or not, a F1 championship without Ferrari would be really silly! Kind of like The Lord Of The Rings with no ring... I hope they find a middle ground somewhere with Liberty, for now I guess they will. Economically it wouldn't be so smart either.
 

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"Ferrari's Now Threatening To Quit F1 And Start A Rival Racing Series "

Ummm, haven't they been threatening to do that for the last 5 years or so? Ugh.....actions speak much louder than words. That's directed at Ferrari and Marko. Stop talking crap. If you are going to "take your toys and go home," just do it! Stop making empty threats. No one takes you guys seriously because you have been crying wolf for years now and done diddly squat!
 

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"Ferrari's Now Threatening To Quit F1 And Start A Rival Racing Series "

Ummm, haven't they been threatening to do that for the last 5 years or so?
No..just recently. And at various times throughout the history of F1 as have other teams.
 

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I think it's funny that Ferrari is taking a stand against something that probably none of us agree with either but since it's Ferrari all the haters want to jump on the bandwagon to try to make them look bad.
Keeping development costs down has never worked and why would anyone want essentially spec engines in the series.
 

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I think it's funny that Ferrari is taking a stand against something that probably none of us agree with either but since it's Ferrari all the haters want to jump on the bandwagon to try to make them look bad.
Keeping development costs down has never worked and why would anyone want essentially spec engines in the series.
It's not yet clear to me whether they are proposing spec engines or just limitations on specific technologies. An example from the past might be active suspension, which was forbidden, but this did not stop aero and other suspension developments.
 

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Hamilton explains it well.
http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/21824817/should-f1-take-ferrari-quit-threat-seriously

Ferrari isn't going anywhere. As Maurice says, what is the DNA? He is probably correct in that it has more to do with that large bribe than DNA.

Joe had some good thoughts as well
Back in the real world, there will be more grumbling next week when F1 starts getting serious about cost-cutting. This is not new. Ferrari built an Indycar back in the 1980s to try to convince F1 that it was serious about quitting the sport. But no-one believed them then and no-one is going to believe them now. If Ferrari is mad enough to leave F1 it will get what it deserves. If that sounds harsh it is because the team has been spoilt for too long and should accept to be treated fairly, rather than always demanding an unfair advantage. Half the world supports this supposed mystique, but it makes no sense at all. It’s like supporting a boxer who insists that his opponents have one hand tied behind their backs but still wants people to think he is the best. The truth is that the team cannot even win when it has such advantages, so one does wonder why the fans care more about the brand than they do about the moribund (and wasted) Bugatti or the busted flushes like BRM or Lotus.
The world has moved on and those who think we are going back 35 years to the same kind of fight are dreaming. The sport is now so big that no-one can consider breaking it up. It would be suicidal and would cost a fortune and the offers that will be on the table from Liberty will be sensible, if not generous. They are in the game to make money, but their idea is to do it in a logical way, working with the team and the other stakeholders. The days of divide-and-conquer are over and, as a listed company, their ability to have special deals with the likes of Ferrari is pretty minimal. If they do that, what is to stop a Williams shareholder suing Liberty because his team does not have a fair share of the revenues?

Ferrari has taken a fair beating for suggesting that it might quit the sport if it doesn’t get what it wants. The response inside the sport has been fairly clear. Off you go folks… The manufacturers want to preserve their advantages, but they are not going to throw themselves on the Ferrari bonfire unless it really makes sense. And it doesn’t. On top of all this I seriously doubt Sergio Marchionne is going to pull Ferrari out of F1. He is up to his neck in things that are much more important. He’s trying to keep Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the right path. Thus far he has managed to hit all his targets and has collected vast (some might say obscene) bonuses as a result. Recent revelations indicate that by the time he leaves FCA in 2019 Marchionne will own shares in the company worth $325 million. He wants to keep the share price high as a result of this and is looking for a partner with which to merge the business, but there is a nasty little scandal brewing over labour deals struck by Chrysler with the powerful United Automobile Workers. These, it seems, were achieved by bribing the union representatives and the FBI wants to know whether Marchionne knew about it. It certainly helped the company enormously. Faced with such things, the F1 problems of Ferrari are really not that important…

One should also consider one other thing that may have an impact. In Italy there are two sports that the nation follows: football and Formula 1. As we were flying home from Brazil on Monday, Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, being knocked out by Sweden. It was the first time in 60 years that the nation did not make it to the competition, which it has won four times and been runner-up twice. For many Italians it was a complete disaster. The manager was sacked (of course) and the media spoke of it being the darkest moment in the country’s sporting history. Now, imagine how well Marchionne would fare if he pulled Ferrari out of F1…
 

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I think it's funny that Ferrari is taking a stand against something that probably none of us agree with either but since it's Ferrari all the haters want to jump on the bandwagon to try to make them look bad.
Keeping development costs down has never worked and why would anyone want essentially spec engines in the series.

Maybe it's the way 'ol Serge comes across. Like a giant baby. Like Merc and Renault want to join some Ferrari based series. I'm sure that would be fair. :rolleyes:

You can't be that big of a fanboy to actually like this 500 million dollar Fiat spokeshole. As soon as the UAW stuff comes out he's gone anyway, in an expertly tailored Italian parachute.
 

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Maybe it's the way 'ol Serge comes across. Like a giant baby. Like Merc and Renault want to join some Ferrari based series. I'm sure that would be fair. :rolleyes:

You can't be that big of a fanboy to actually like this 500 million dollar Fiat spokeshole. As soon as the UAW stuff comes out he's gone anyway, in an expertly tailored Italian parachute.
I doubt they expect them to join the series.
I don't have to like all the current players to like the team.
 

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I doubt they expect them to join the series.
I don't have to like all the current players to like the team.
"“If we can’t find that, then Ferrari has to go away. If Ferrari can pull out other teams, we have to see it from an economical point of view, but I think that we are able to do it.”
 
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