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Old 08-22-2017
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Volkswagen Says Formula One Is 'On a Dangerous Path'
By Caleb JacobsAugust 22, 2017

The mighty auto group explains why it chose Formula E instead.

http://www.thedrive.com/start-finish...dangerous-path
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Old 11-03-2017
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Itís Official: Formula 1 Engines Will Become Louder, Simpler, and Cheaper in 2021
By Caleb Jacobs October 31, 2017

"The 1.6-liter V-6 hybrid power units will soon rev to 18,000 rpm."

http://www.thedrive.com/start-finish...heaper-in-2021
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I'm glad to hear it. Those power units have been nothing but a nightmare this season. Although I think the stupid rules involving grid-spot penalties and replacing drivetrain components is as much to blame.
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... and then there's this today...

Why Ferrari Is Threatening To Leave Formula One
Stef Schrader Today 9:59am

"Formula One’s new American owners Liberty Media have big plans for broadening the sport’s appeal, but Ferrari isn’t quite sure about where this is going, reports ESPN. Now Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne is threatening to quit if they change things too much and Ferrari doesn’t like it."

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https://blackflag.jalopnik.com/ferra...ium=socialflow

The silly season is in full swing already.
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... and then there's this today...

Why Ferrari Is Threatening To Leave Formula One
Stef Schrader Today 9:59am

"Formula Oneís new American owners Liberty Media have big plans for broadening the sportís appeal, but Ferrari isnít quite sure about where this is going, reports ESPN. Now Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne is threatening to quit if they change things too much and Ferrari doesnít like it."

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https://blackflag.jalopnik.com/ferra...ium=socialflow

The silly season is in full swing already.
Of course they're going to balk, they get the biggest share of the profits under the current format. I think this is one aspect that must change if they want to keep the series viable for smaller and new teams. The pay structure is a huge lose/lose for those people.
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Should we send Chad Head over there to straighten things out with Ferrari ?
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Alfa Romeo will make a grand return for Formula 1 for the first time since 1985 in the next season, thanks to a new partnership with Sauber F1. The team will now be known as Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team and like most partnerships in the sport, the cooperation will be strategic, commercial and technological in nature.

Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne mentioned about the possibility of Alfa Romeo returning to Formula 1 some months back, in any case, the new partnership will only strengthen the bond between Sauber and Ferrari. Speaking about the new move, Marchionne added, “A storied marque that has helped make the history of this sport, Alfa Romeo will join other major automakers that participate in Formula 1. The brand itself will also benefit from the sharing of technology and strategic know-how with a partner of the Sauber F1 team’s undisputed experience.”

Alfa Romeo has a long history in Formula 1, they dominated the pre World War II era with the P2 and P3 and extended their support to Enzo Ferrari and his Scuderia Ferrari team. Nino Farina would then win the inaugural FIA World Championship Driver’s title in 1950 in an Alfa Romeo 158 while Juan Manuel Fangio repeated the same fate in a 159 in 1951. Alfa Romeo would then continue to supply engines to teams throughout the years.

For 2018, Charles Leclerc is expected to form the driver lineup for the new Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, alongside Ericsson although Antonio Giovinazzi could also be part of the lineup as a replacement for Ericsson.
http://gtspirit.com/2017/11/29/alfa-...-year-absence/
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Wow, very interesting! ^^
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Another thing interesting is that F1 requires multiple car teams and there is a #1 team (driver) and a #2 team (driver) which pretty much means there will be team orders, but they have to pretend that it doesn't happen. It's kind of hard to understand the rational since it is blatant most of the time. In reality this looks like Alpha and Ferrari are basically one big team that can (will) share data and engineering to have an advantage.
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Another thing interesting is that F1 requires multiple car teams and there is a #1 team (driver) and a #2 team (driver) which pretty much means there will be team orders, but they have to pretend that it doesn't happen. It's kind of hard to understand the rational since it is blatant most of the time. In reality this looks like Alpha and Ferrari are basically one big team that can (will) share data and engineering to have an advantage.
If you were away from racing for 40 years and wanted to come back, that would be the smart way to do it. But you know who will get the lion's share of "team orders".
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