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  • Just feels wrong...Maybe the future always feels wrong.
  • It's because the manufacturers will go that the current customer car plan is so dangerous. No chance now of a few kit car teams setting up in the place of those who chuck in the towel. They should have done something more restrictive on the technic…
  • I would say it's the beginning of the end, but the end has been underway for some time. Well done Spyker for holding out, but the game's up. I think it might be a NASCAResque business plan we are being dragged into. There's a whole lot of money in…
  • Why take the customer route? Could the answer be, by any remote chance, money? All power to FW for taking Max on, and he's in the right of course, but I too fear it will get rubber stamped.
  • I hate New Ferrari, have nothing in particular against Ron Dennis, and support Alonso as an ex Minardiman - and even I want Kimi to win it.
  • Great! He's a real racer!
  • Looking forward to next year yet, everyone? Test times, driver selection, predictions, slagging off paintjobs, all that stuff. The future is here already. I can almost taste the champagne.
  • I don't think it's overemphasis on qualifying setup - at many races this year the race pace has been good too, and we've seen some strong drives in races. Other than that I'd probably agree with you.
  • Tooooo many driver errors, inmyhumbleopinion. And a dash of bad Minardiluck. Speed was there at many or most of the races.
  • Brilliant time. Everything was great but for the race performances. Agrodolce, like Minardi always is.
  • And, for my 500th post, Fooooorzzzzzaaaaa Minardi! champions of all Europe, and of Italy too!....(well, kind of). Well done by Davide, Diego, Giovanni and all the Euro3000 team.
  • He's 22. But not ready for F1 jsut yet...
  • I think this season's been great, the usual close racing spiced up with the occasional bit of oafish driving. Minardi have just not had it all come together. They've mosttimes been a factor, usually with Roldan, but just never quite got the killer r…
  • Rebuffed? I thought BMW gave Williams the push ...
  • Stoodart had the PS01s repainted in the current paintscheme year after year, so that he and whoever else could drive them round on the 2 seater fundays. He couldn't use the newer cars - because they were still being raced in F1.
  • It's all coming together - first victory in Valencia?
  • Alonso genuinely seems to believe that the situation within the team favours Hamilton, but his behaviour off track this year has nevertheless not been classy. Excusable in the circumstances, perhaps, but not exactly pretty. On track has been fascin…
  • It's a stitch up - or a set up. Presumably, given the tie up with FOM money, the answer to who gets the money is Bernie - as usual. As ever, the punishment is cynically pragmatic, with scant respect for any sense of logic. And it does destroy the c…
  • Righto, have done. Roll on March.
  • Repeat that sort of performance next weekend, and the 3000 titles are all but ours. Nunes is coming on well now, and Rigon has been up there all year. The competition is not all it might be, but Danielsson is a decent benchmark.
  • Roldan's gotta take the blame for that one. Poor start, and a critical error under pressure, and you're nowhere. He's clearly not a no hoper, but the errors have to stop if he's going to go places. As for Negrao, 'tis pity he's rubbish. I get up i…
  • They're just young and wild - that's how we like our drivers to be. Roldan did pretty well - kept out of trouble and overtook a few of the opposition. Pressure's off now. Maybe tomorrow he can go one better and get on the podium - there's a few mak…
  • Heidfeld was tremendous, as usual. For a bum Piquet Jnr did OK against the wonderboy last year. I'd rather see him in a car than some of the current incumbents. Aren't you a bit hard on Red Bull (hate 'em as we do)? They are at least showing some p…
  • Encouraging and discouraging at the same time - typical Minardi weekend.
  • The new era's going pretty well, then. We want victory - let's hope Xandi wants it as much as we do (none of this "maybe I can make the podium" rubbish).
  • If you want to justify Hamilton level hype, then Alonso's your benchmark. If Hamilton is occasionally beating him by the second half of the season, then we'll know for sure. Current indications are good.
  • Welcome Pravda, What an amazing event! Truly, Minardi Lives! 2007, best Minardiyear to date. Now, if I could only figure out how to get GP2 live TV coverage without paying that parasite earthscum Murdoch....
  • Oh, yes, STR's cheating in every credible sense of the word, but using a year old car is just the same - cheating, only less effectively. But if you're going to have non-constructors, I'd rather have them using the best machinery available, and keep…
  • Without customer cars, in one shape or another, F1's entire current business plan is sunk, because there is no other realistic way to replace manufacturers when they leave (no new entrant with enough money to set up as a constructor could get the re…
  • They still own an entry in an oversubscribed series which is about to open up to customer chassis teams, and which has a raft of other running cost reduction plans on stream for supporting players like Spyker. They can go customer themselves, or sel…