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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by The Immortal Dragon » 08 Feb 2010, 17:30

Just give the bloody place to Stefan GP, at least they are showing themselves to be professional.
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Post by swca92 » 08 Feb 2010, 17:53

See their press releases the last year or so and also look at how Stefanovic tried to enter F1 before with those 1997 Lola cars that were 13 seconds of the pace and didn't change gear. They really aren't professional at all.

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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by phil1993 » 08 Feb 2010, 17:55

Maybe Bernie should just stfu about Campos & USF1 :O

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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by megasyxx » 08 Feb 2010, 18:28

usf1......f1 badly needs some north american exposure/audiences, and not blow it big time as they did before.
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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by Omegablue » 09 Feb 2010, 09:40

In all fairness to the present teams, I still would like to see all the teams as singular construction teams, like Ferrari, Renault and Merc. It's really disappointing that over the years we've lost Jaguar, BMW, Honda and Toyota. But there's hope with VW/Audi rumoured, and with McLaren maybe manufacturing their own engine, hopefully other's will follow. Wouldn't mind seeing a Citroen or Nissan F1 team? Even Aston Martin and a Ferrari B team dubbed Fiat would be awesome for motor sport fans.

So if weather Campos or USF1 make it, doesn't make a difference for me when watching the race, although I still hope they'll be on the grid for the job sake of the people in their teams.

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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by harrisv48 » 09 Feb 2010, 12:01

Teams can miss three races, confirms Todt

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/formula-1-news/227821/teams-can-miss-three-races-confirms-todt/

It looks like restaurant! :zz:

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Post by iceman1 » 09 Feb 2010, 13:16

harrisv48 wrote:
It looks like restaurant! :zz:

With Angry sponsors :lol:

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Post by cformula1 » 10 Feb 2010, 09:51

The simple facts are: 3 into 2 doesn't go, and with Stefan looking the most ready I'm expecting them in Bahrain if either USF1 and/or Campos pull out. Campos we know are in financial difficulty and as for USF1 we've had conflicting reports all round, with some saying they're in disarray and others saying that they're on track. Someone will lose out big time, and it's unclear who it will be.
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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by phil1993 » 10 Feb 2010, 10:08

Stefan GP to debut in China - you heard it here first!

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Post by sdutt » 10 Feb 2010, 14:58

phil1993 wrote:Stefan GP to debut in China - you heard it here first!


i dont care much about them tbh. i hope that they are not just blowing hot air though
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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by iceman1 » 10 Feb 2010, 22:26

FIA confirms teams cannot miss races

The FIA has clarified the rules regarding teams missing races, after a series of reports that Campos and US F1 were going to skip the first three rounds of the championship.
From a sporting and regulatory point of view, each Team that has registered for the Championship is obliged to take part in every event of the season. Any failure to take part, even for just one Championship event, would constitute an infringement both of the Concorde Agreement and the FIA Regulations.
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Stefan GP has already begun sending equipment to Bahrain in the hope that one of the teams won’t make it to the first race and it can take their place.

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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by phil1993 » 11 Feb 2010, 10:44

Campos to be rebadged as VW?

Bernie Ecclestone and Jose Maria Carabante have joined forces to rescue the Campos team, Spain's Diario AS newspaper reports.

The deal will reportedly see team partner and president Carabante take over from Adrian Campos and lead the outfit to its Bahrain debut next month, before the German car giant Volkswagen steps in for 2011.

AS said the team intends to change its official name from Campos Meta 1 prior to the start of the season.

The Valencia headquarters will remain for now, and the multi million euro debt to Italian car constructor Dallara will be paid.

AS, explaining that the touted investment of A1 chief Tony Teixeira never materialised, said former Force India boss Colin Kolles will be team principal.

The newspaper said Bruno Senna's contract as race driver will be honoured, and that the hopeful Serbian outfit Stefan GP will instead need to look to assume USF1's official entry.


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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by cformula1 » 11 Feb 2010, 11:22

phil1993 wrote:Campos to be rebadged as VW?

Bernie Ecclestone and Jose Maria Carabante have joined forces to rescue the Campos team, Spain's Diario AS newspaper reports.

The deal will reportedly see team partner and president Carabante take over from Adrian Campos and lead the outfit to its Bahrain debut next month, before the German car giant Volkswagen steps in for 2011.

AS said the team intends to change its official name from Campos Meta 1 prior to the start of the season.

The Valencia headquarters will remain for now, and the multi million euro debt to Italian car constructor Dallara will be paid.

AS, explaining that the touted investment of A1 chief Tony Teixeira never materialised, said former Force India boss Colin Kolles will be team principal.

The newspaper said Bruno Senna's contract as race driver will be honoured, and that the hopeful Serbian outfit Stefan GP will instead need to look to assume USF1's official entry.


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http://formula-1.updatesport.com/news/article/1265879636/formula_one/F1gossip/Rumour-links-Campos-to-VW/view.html

Interesting development. This could just be an escape route. I'm far from Bernie's biggest fan (for one, he needs to embrace the internet) but he does have great negotiation skills.
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Re: 2010 Pre-Season Discussions: Driver Line-ups, News and Misc

Post by phil1993 » 11 Feb 2010, 14:39

Breaking: FIA approves Silverstone's request to race on Arena track for 2010.

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Post by shailf1 » 11 Feb 2010, 14:45

phil1993 wrote:Breaking: FIA approves Silverstone's request to race on Arena track for 2010.


Arena Grand Prix Circuit
Length –3.615 miles/5.89 km
Estimated number of laps 51.

As this circuit is a high speed circuit, the races will be a bit shorter in time.
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