Featured Force India Becomes Racing Point for 2019

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. RMR1

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    If they want to burn money pointlessly I am willing to give them my bank account number. :rolleyes:

    This sport is hopelessly lost.
     
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  2. M-Bimmer

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    What will the livery look like? Stroll’s dad picture with some sponsors on top?
    Heard that “unconfirmed” team name for some time now but you get used to it after eventually.
     
  3. michelforest

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    I'm pretty sure they have done their homeworks. Lawrence Stroll knows the world of racing extremely well and if you look at the list of investors, you'll see that these individuals are quite astute businessmen. I believe they have put together a good financial structure.
     
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  4. Andrea9805

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    "LS swap" but you are a multimillionaire
     
  5. Blkout

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    Stroll won't come close to beating Perez unless the head mechanic sabotages Perez's car. Perez is on another level compared to Stroll.
     
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  6. Damage Inc

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    Why are people moaning about losing the Force India name when it was Jordan originally? Names come and go.
     
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  7. whip

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    another f1 team nobody will remember the name of in 5 years time

    F to force india
     
  8. Antony Snook

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    Tell Liberty Media you want to drive one. We will see what lap time you put in before you crash.
    He may be good or the next Pedro Diniz (His dad owned chain of supermarkets and brought in Parmalat Sponsorship to any team willing to let him drive. Not much success. Money wont buy podeoms.)
     
  9. Eckhart von Glan

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    but the arrival of max and now lando norris and before them lewis and seb has shown us that true talent also gets you in. i'm happy with paydrivers if they keep the field at the current size. without them, i suppose we'd be down to 12 drivers or so.
     
  10. Patrick van der Meulen

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  11. paracletus

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    Some fans don't appear to have a basic understanding of how difficult it is to race at this level.

    Stroll can't be bad - probably not among the top tier, but he's doing a reasonable job of racing in F1; for a start, doesn't crash into his opponents as often as a few over-hyped individuals who shall remain nameless.
     
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  12. apex11

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    But it isn't difficult if you have been karting since 6, had money chucked at you, had a whole GP2 team purchased for you by your Dad with ex Ferrari F1 mechanics and the best team / car by a mile and use of the Williams Sim that your Dad paid for, use of an ex Williams F1 car for a YEAR to practice on F1 tracks with 10 Williams technicians, all there simply for you to learn.....

    Fact is like i say he should be able to bloody get an F1 car around a track, it really isn't that hard anyway......
    F1 is not about the driver anyway it is all about the car / team so i have no doubt Lance would be in the top 5-3 in a Merc.... but if everyone else was in a Merc he'd be at the back....



    If anyone of us had a billionaire Dad and we wanted to be racing cars as a living we would be.... simple as that.

    A billionaire Dad could not pay to get his son into the Barcelona A team unless he was good enough..... F1 simply isn't about only talent... and even then the talent is only there due to karting from young age and money money money.....

    And the reason an F1 car goes 180 around a corner is not the driver...... same driver could not go around a corner at 180 without his front or rear wing......... IT IS THE AERO.....so engineers make cars go 180 around corners......see..................
     
  13. LoTone16

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    Racing Point Force Canada?
     
  14. Goofy_Wookie

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    I am genuinely interested to see what LS can do in a half decent car.....he won't set the world alight, but I imagine he will do OK for himself.
     
  15. apex11

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    He will be about where that car should be and based on the performance of the rest of the cars.....

    For example Lewis H could not of won a race let alone the Merc WDC in a Torro Rosso....
    And if Lance was in Lewis's Merc and Lewis in a Torro Rosso Lance would be 'faster' than Lewis.....

    Just look at what the Merc did for Bottas's CV............ made him a race winner for one...
     
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  16. Goofy_Wookie

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    I get your point, but a car is only as good as the man behind the wheel. Look at Bottas in the second Merc, simply off the pace of Hamilton for much of the season. Or Vandoorne against Nando....

    Realistically you can only be measured against the sister car, especially in the midfield
     
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  17. apex11

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    Yes so Lewis is better than Bottas...who knew hey?

    I think Lewis is the best F1 driver in the field, so stick him in the best car and what do we expect to happen?
    Thing with Motorsport and F1 in particular....stick the best driver in the worst car and he won't get near the podium.....

    Did Lance Stroll walk all over the Russian bot that was in F1 just because of the contractual obligations to Putin and the Russian GP?
    Not so sure he did.... ad the Russian Bot never had the training and practice that Lance had access to....
     
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  18. Goofy_Wookie

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    I believe you knew what I was getting at without the need to be condescending.
    I just wanted a decent forum where I could discuss my favorite sport....
     
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