The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Tama on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:10pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport ... -breakaway wrote:Formula One's biggest teams began preparations for a breakaway series today after failing to resolve their dispute with the motor sport's governing body over financial constraints.

The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) announced it would not compromise on the quality of the series by signing up unconditionally for the 2010 F1 season under the FIA's radical new plans for cost-cutting.

FIA president Max Mosley is insistent on introducing a voluntary US$60 million (NZ$95m) budget cap for teams to curtail a "financial arms race" in F1.

But with FOTA refusing to agree to the FIA's conditions, championship leader Brawn GP, Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Toyota, BMW Sauber, Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso are set to be lost from F1.

"The teams cannot continue to compromise on the fundamental values of the sport and have declined to alter their original conditional entries to the 2010 world championship," FOTA said after a meeting near Silverstone ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix.

"These teams, therefore, have no alternative other than to commence the preparation for a new championship which reflects the values of its participants and partners.

"This series will have transparent governance, one set of regulations, encourage more entrants and listen to the wishes of the fans, including offering lower prices for spectators worldwide, partners and other important stakeholders. The major drivers, stars, brands, sponsors, promoters and companies historically associated with the highest level of motorsport will all feature in this new series."

Amid the global economic downturn, FOTA said it has already embarked on substantial cost-cutting.

"FOTA is proud that it has achieved the most substantial measures to reduce costs in the history of our sport," the statement said.

"In particular, the manufacturer teams have provided assistance to the independent teams, a number of which would probably not be in the sport today without the FOTA initiatives. The FOTA teams have further agreed upon a substantial voluntary cost reduction that provides a sustainable model for the future."
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby phunk on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:17pm

Sounds more like a re-birth of formula one :thumbsup:
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Naff on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:21pm

It's been becoming a farce for a while, ever since they put in all these rules in place to pull the top dogs back to the rest of the pack.
If you want to be the best, you gotta earn it I reckon.

Maybe this new thing will be good.
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:23pm

Max Mosely should spend less time with nazi-roleyplaying hookers and more time figuring out how he managed to fuck the coolest sport EVER up so badly :(
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Conners on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:26pm

In my opinion it is the "no expense spared" attitude that attracts me to F1.

Without that it would just be A1GP :eh: (which while I like as a concept, have never actually watched a race - which is quite strange seeing as I'm a motorsport fan...)
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Tama on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:28pm

happybaboon wrote:Max Mosely should spend less time with nazi-roleyplaying hookers and more time figuring out how he managed to fuck the coolest sport EVER up so badly :(

Dude! Listen to yourself! Now, which option would you prefer?

a) Nazi role-playing with a bunch of hot hookers
b) Trying to untie a Gordian Knot of epic proportions?
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:38pm

Tama wrote:
happybaboon wrote:Max Mosely should spend less time with nazi-roleyplaying hookers and more time figuring out how he managed to fuck the coolest sport EVER up so badly :(

Dude! Listen to yourself! Now, which option would you prefer?

a) Nazi role-playing with a bunch of hot hookers
b) Trying to untie a Gordian Knot of epic proportions?

That also would depend........ Schindlers List nazis, or Hogans Heroes nazis? :huh:
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby RussS on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:45pm

Christ, Berine has raped and pillaged for years on end - time for the gravy train to come to a sudden halt.



New formula ........ Formula Extreme, with no Bernie or Max :thumbsup:
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:52pm

They should set a minimum budget of $500 million/year. And no more design limits to slow the cars down.

And instead of spraying champagne the winner should get to snort lines of blow off the ass of that years winner of "America's Next Top Model".
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Joshguy01 on Fri 19/Jun/09 1:59pm

w00t, F1 the way it should be!!! Back to excess and insanity :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sly:
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 19/Jun/09 2:15pm

:) I'd be happy to see the end of F1 racing completely.
Its boring and possibly the most Environmentally :hmmm: braindead sport.
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Joshguy01 on Fri 19/Jun/09 2:21pm

Moseley's words come back to haunt him nightly I'll bet. Bahaha we'll be fine without you. Looks like it came around and shaved and whipped his arse :D :D
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Conners on Fri 19/Jun/09 2:23pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote::) I'd be happy to see the end of F1 racing completely.
Its boring and possibly the most Environmentally :hmmm: braindead sport.

You are trolling, right? :eh:
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Willey_Coyote on Fri 19/Jun/09 2:27pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote::) I'd be happy to see the end of F1 racing completely.
Its boring and possibly the most Environmentally :hmmm: braindead sport.



Quote from top gear (may not be totally true)

total fuel used in a formula 1 season, by all teams, is less than that of one trans Atlantic 747 flight..
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Re: The Death Of Formula One Racing?

Postby Colin on Fri 19/Jun/09 2:38pm

Willey_Coyote wrote:
FLATULENTFRIEND wrote::) I'd be happy to see the end of F1 racing completely.
Its boring and possibly the most Environmentally :hmmm: braindead sport.



Quote from top gear (may not be totally true)

total fuel used in a formula 1 season, by all teams, is less than that of one trans Atlantic 747 flight..

You forgot to count all the fuel F1 uses flying 747's around the world
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