It has been a while since I have posted, and for that I apologise – work pressures etc…
But, just because it has been a little quiet around here doesn’t mean nothing has been happening in the world of
So, where to begin? Well, several teams decided that the rules regarding the front and rear wings were not clear enough and planned a protest on Ferrari should they get a good result in Malaysia. The controversy surrounds moving elements within the structure of the wing that move when subject to high speeds. This can produce a significant advantage as it can reduce drag on the wing when the car is moving very fast. Alas,
I’m sure this argument is going to continue for a little while longer, but at the end of the day, the teams are going to attempt what they think they can get away with whilst circumnavigating the rule book.
Good luck Frank, I think you are going to need some!
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Paul is competing against the likes of Dave Richards’ Prodrive team, Eddie Irvine and the Russians and maybe a McLaren B-Team headed up by ex-F1 driver Jean Alesi. All of this is unconfirmed, but I think the competition is going to heat up over the next year as to who gets in. Of course, in the mean time, teams may fold and more spaces may become available. I personally cannot see Midland being around in 2008, and Honda may pack up Super Aguri if the costs get too much. This is going to be a wait and see story, but mark my words, it is going to get very interesting…
The threat of some teams breaking away from F1 and starting up their own series looks likely to die a quiet death as the rebelious squads sign up for the 2008 season. There has been a long despute over the running of the sport and commercial revenue distribution which led to some F1 teams to make threats to leave the sport and start a rival formula. I think it is good that the teams have signed up, and hopefully all can work together to improve the sport. Max Mosley (