- Nov 10, 2008
Still hope in a JP Montoya's return at this point
I think he deserves a final year with Minardi to bookend his career...I don't think it's about winning the championship at this point. I think a final season or two with Renault just puts a neat bow on his career story to retire with them. I like it. plus he is a great personality to have on the grid too.
It is obvious that 20 cars isn’t enough. F1 needs 3, if not 4, more teams. It used to be this way and it allowed access to F1 for young drivers.Also, must be awful to be Christian Lundgaard and Guanyu Zhou now. No room in any teams for 2021. Knowing if one of them (Zhou being a prime candidate) wins F2 this year, they cannot race in F2 next season, and with no F1 seat available, DTM going away. They need to do IndyCar, LMP1, simulator-work or completely irrelevant motorsports.
While Mercedes looks set to continue with Bottas, thus making it impossible for their juniors to take the step up. At least they have customer teams they can put drivers in to. Renault got nothing.
Yup, there should be 26 cars (13 teams). That way it's not a crisis if one team leaves. Actually. That way it would not be a crisis if Red Bull left either, as there would still be 11 teams.It is obvious that 20 cars isn’t enough. F1 needs 3, if not 4, more teams. It used to be this way and it allowed access to F1 for young drivers.
I agree but as much as I like Lando and Carlos and they really both great drivers....IMO the biggest impact for MClaren was Andreas Seidl. Since he is with MClaren this Team changed 180° and improved massivly. Of course two good drivers in a Team are extremly importand but the Management and Leading of the Team is equally important Look at Ferrari.... they have 2 great drivers.....ok now at the Moment 1 good driver and Spinbastian Vettel but Teamleading is so rubbish.Not sure this is the right move for Renault or Alonso, if you look at what Mclaren have achieved since Alonso left the seat there. They have a great dynamic between two drivers, which I hope will continue with Dan Ric makes the move next season.
Rumour has it that Alonso is not a team player, will he help Renault move forward? I doubt it. Much young talent coming through the ranks.
Time will tell if this the right move for the man who said he would only come back to a top seat........ this isn't that.
I remember when there was prequalifying on Friday mornings, 8 am. That was nuts!Yup, there should be 26 cars (13 teams). That way it's not a crisis if one team leaves. Actually. That way it would not be a crisis if Red Bull left either, as there would still be 11 teams.
That's what I want back as well. Yes we'd lose more teams due to bankruptcy as they possibly wouldn't get to race. But as long as you are able to build a car that meet the regulations, and pay the entry fee (which shouldn't be a ridiculous amount. I remember it being 48 Million USD to even be allowed to enter F1 as a team). Then go on, you should have a chance to make the grid.I remember when there was prequalifying on Friday mornings, 8 am. That was nuts!