Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

McLaren, Brawn and Mercedes

It has been reported in many publications that Mercedes has sold it's 45% interest in McLaren, bought 75.1% of Brawn and Button, getting a big pay raise, is going to McLaren.
Now we learn Heidfeld is going to Brawn, and Rosberg will join him.
Brawn will now be Mercedes GP with Ross B. still team principal.
McLaren will have MB engines through 2015.
There will be a test, so write all of this down!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Unrest in Formula 1

On November 4th, Ferrari released a statement that compares the "bailing out" of F1 big name teams and Bridgestone to Agatha Christies mystery novel, "Ten Little Indians.
No one knows, in that novel, who the murderer is until the last person is killed.
The comparison Ferrari makes is that everyone blames the economy, when in fact it is the rule makers and promoters of F1, the FIA and Bernie's group, that keep changing the 'playing field'.
Ferrari also states that the addition of new teams is not raising the level of F1 but simply filling the grid. This is an indirect slam at the new teams, starting from scratch, saying they are not worthy to compete at this level.
Some would say "Wait, Brawn did it!", but Brawn had a solid F1 basis of Honda and a proven leader like Mr. Brawn, to achieve in 1 year what Honda hadn't ever accomplished.
One cannot expect that of any of the new teams, IMHO.
I think Ferrari is correct.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Toyota Team Going to LMP Program?

Yesterday Auto Motor Und Sport reported the F1 operation in Cologne is not closing down, but laying off 550 employees but retaining 150 for a LeMans program.
My guess is LMP1. Good fit.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Asian LeMans Series

The 1st and 2d Asian LeMans Series races Saturday and Sunday combined for one overall result and had some interesting competiotn and racing.
Here is the link to the Asian LeMans Series site for the full report.