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Guys, read the comment James put on the front page regarding my "article" there.
Thanks for giving us your version! As Viges said earlier, Williams are now the only true privateer outfit together with Super Aguri and should get our support.
I really don't know who I'm going to support. I might just use the NASCAR style, which is drivers and not teams. There are no teams that I really like right now, but I like Albers, Monteiro, Heidfeld, and Sato. Williams is a privateer, but I don't really like Webber much and I don't know anything about Rosberg.
[Edited on 24/12/2005 by bernie]
i only have your mac.com address which seems to be not working
Let's hope we see Kimi Raikonnen joining the cavallino rampante soon!
Nice to see you beginning to think my way finally, RJ. ;)
I'm still behind Scott Speed in '06, but I'm increasingly divided over just how much support I'm willing to give. For example, do I buy any of his swag, knowing full well that it will likely be plastered with RB logos? (If Speedgear really does love me, they'll sell an independent Speed line of merch, as they've done in the past for Villeneuve and Montoya)
Chances are, I'll just bring the flag with me to Indy this season, and forego any RB signage. Everything I've seen from the Bull this offseason has reminded me of every large, heartless multinational corporation I've ever worked for. I've come around since my earlier "sell-out" statements, and have no love to give to their corporate machine.
As for the team I'll follow this year, I've thrown my lot in with Williams during past title runs (mostly over my hate of those red bastards (see 1997, 2003) and their past employment of the endearing oaf HHF) and now that Frank & Co. are free of Munich's influence, they are without the stain of the manufacturer-run teams (I'm looking at you, Aguri).
It just sounds so naff. I can't buy this as being genuine. If it is then it doesn't say much of the guy. What will he say of Williams when he leaves there? And how does he know Williams are a great team after 1 week/1 day/ 1 minute in the job?
There is no point switching to another team, because F1 itself is terminally ill. Customer cars (ie 2 divisions), V8 engines, Tilke venues, the corporate hospitality machines, PR, drivers groomed from karting only to waste their chance as third drivers or worse, celebrities, Junior teams, bungs to TOIT from the governing body, ripoff merchandising, Indy '05, ripoff ticket prices, Max Mosely, Bambino Holdings, suspect drive through penalties to spice up the World Championship, the World Championship itself, Chanoch Nissany, Flavio Briatore's yellow trousers, Jenson Button's "contracts", Ruben's itrritating podium falling over thing, James Allen, the fear of fast corners, grooved tyres, CDG wings, Ross Brawn's awesome gall, World "Champions" who deliberately take out other cars then say it was a "racing incident", ugly cars, modern qualifying (all formats), engine penalties, but worst of all the politics and the lies.
When Bernie goes, if not before, this sport will tear out its own throat in a matter of months. It will rise again, as sportscar racing does, but in the meantime you can have more fun on a grey afternoon at Cadwell Park with a box of sandwiches, watching Formula Ford than in a season of F1.
I just feel it was a little too much too soon. A little out of spite, and you should never let that get into the public. It's like saying you ex wife was a dud root. You may think that but you should never say it in public.
Also, you never know who your next employer is going to be in F1, especailly as there are only 10 teams. So best to keep those opinions to himself.
[Edited on 3/1/2006 by Manni]