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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4925: May 24, 2020 10:59:17 pm
      Sainz will do a good job, as will Bottas. But  competing for and winning a World Championship is a step up from just doing a good job. Especially against someone with 6 titles alone.

      I notice that not one driver has said anything about not racing when it resumes, because of fear of the virus. Probably because most of them are aware that every time they go out on track, theres a risk they may not make it back to the garage.
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      Reply #4926: May 26, 2020 03:13:55 pm
      A word from the Formula One World Champion Constructors



      https://youtu.be/Uoc-Zi45rZI
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      Reply #4927: May 29, 2020 02:29:56 pm
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52847040


      The Williams Formula 1 team and wider company group are up for sale after posting a £13m loss last year.

      The momentous decision marks a major change in direction for a company whose founder Sir Frank Williams had previously always insisted on retaining control.

      Deputy team principal Claire Williams said: "Frank has always ensured he puts the team, business and our people first, and that's what we're doing now."

      She said the aim was to secure the team's future through internal investment.

      Sir Frank, 78, is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the team.

      Claire Williams said: "Frank is always aware of and up to speed with every decision the board takes and is supportive.

      "He wants to ensure the future success of his team and understands and agrees this is the right time to seek inward investment to achieve that."

      The company said in a statement that they were considering "various strategic options… including but not limited to raising new capital for the business, a divestment of a minority stake in Williams Grand Prix Holdings, or a divestment of a majority stake in WGPH including a potential sale of the whole company".

      It said the company was "not in receipt of any approaches at the time of this announcement" but said it was "in preliminary discussions with a small number of parties regarding a potential investment".

      Claire Williams said in a conference call that the aim was to complete the process "within the next three to four months, but we are fully funded throughout the remainder of this year".

      Asked if the company was at risk if the team could not be sold, Claire Williams said: "I have every confidence we will find the investment we need."

      Managing director Mike O'Driscoll said there were "no prescribed outcomes" and that a "whole sale is just one option".

      The move comes in the wake of Williams finishing last in the constructors' championship for the second year in succession in 2019, leading to a significant drop in income.

      She said she believed the introduction of a budget cap from 2021 and new regulations aimed at levelling the field from 2022 made the team an attractive opportunity.

      She said she was "very confident about this team's future and our ability to succeed in our sport again because the environment in which we can compete is changing".

      She said there was "no one key factor" in the decision to put the company up for sale but the coronavirus crisis was a contributor.

      F1 is facing a significant loss of income as a result of the lack of racing this year, with all major revenue streams under threat.

      The sport is aiming to start a curtailed season in Austria at the beginning of July.

      Williams also announced that they had "terminated its sponsorship arrangements with Rokit, effective immediately".

      Williams is one of the most successful teams in F1 history, and dominated large swathes of the 1980s and 1990s, winning multiple championships with the likes of Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Damon Hill.

      But its competitiveness has declined this century. Williams went through a brief renaissance from 2014-17, when it finished third twice and then fifth twice, but has fallen to the back in the last two years.


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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4928: May 29, 2020 05:26:33 pm
      Not looking good for Williams.
      Those cost cutting measures can't come quick enough.
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      Reply #4929: Jun 04, 2020 10:56:12 am

      Aston Martin has announced 500 job cuts, to "right-size the organisational structure and bring the cost base into line with reduced sports car production levels, consistent with restoring profitability," it said in a statement.

      Last month, the 107-year-old company reported a deep first-quarter loss after sales dropped by almost a third due to the impact of the pandemic.

      The cuts come a week after Aston Martin confirmed that Tobias Moers, boss of Mercedes-AMG, would become chief executive on 1 August, replacing Andy Palmer.


      The Boss Car's Boss .
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      Reply #4930: Jun 06, 2020 01:59:54 pm

      Aston Martin has announced 500 job cuts, to "right-size the organisational structure and bring the cost base into line with reduced sports car production levels, consistent with restoring profitability," it said in a statement.

      Last month, the 107-year-old company reported a deep first-quarter loss after sales dropped by almost a third due to the impact of the pandemic.

      The cuts come a week after Aston Martin confirmed that Tobias Moers, boss of Mercedes-AMG, would become chief executive on 1 August, replacing Andy Palmer.


      The Boss Car's Boss .

      Will be interesting to see how they restructure with Racing Point becoming Aston Martin next season.
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4931: Jun 19, 2020 06:02:17 am
      Can I , can I , oh please just one more ....

      Formula One is back soon .


      ......  pleeeease ?


      https://youtu.be/TTrk1txVRuc









      Thank You.  ;D

      Introducing again ..... The Hooligan.

      From the best F1 Team on the planet.
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      Reply #4932: Jun 25, 2020 03:07:07 pm
        Formula 1 is setting up a foundation to fund apprenticeships and scholarships to increase diversity in the sport.


      The foundation has a start-up fund of $1m (£804,000), which has been provided personally by F1 chairman and chief executive Chase Carey.

      The fund will grow with contributions from others, both within and outside the sport.

      F1 and world governing body the FIA are to instigate a plan to promote drivers from diverse backgrounds.

      This will, according to a statement, "identify and systematically eliminate barriers to entry from grass roots karting to Formula 1".

      F1 launches equality and diversity taskforce
      World champion Lewis Hamilton is so far the only driver of Afro-Caribbean descent to make it into F1.

      The 35-year-old has in recent weeks been outspoken on the subject of race and diversity, in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter protests that followed the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last month.

      Carey said: "We fully recognise that Formula 1 needs to be more inclusive and diverse.

      "While we set out our strategy last year to improve the position of our sport, we need, and want, to do more.

      "That is why we will establish a task force to listen and ensure the right initiatives are identified to increase diversity in Formula 1.

      "We want to ensure we give people from all backgrounds the best chances to work in Formula 1 regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or physical abilities.

      "We are therefore also taking the initial step of creating a foundation to support key educational and employment opportunities across Formula 1 that will give under-represented talent the chance to work in this incredible sport and build an exciting career."


      Welcomed. 
      No doubt also generate more interest from the BAME groups globally which can't be bad for the sport's appeal.


      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53179928
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      Reply #4933: Jun 27, 2020 02:22:51 pm
        Formula 1 is setting up a foundation to fund apprenticeships and scholarships to increase diversity in the sport.


      The foundation has a start-up fund of $1m (£804,000), which has been provided personally by F1 chairman and chief executive Chase Carey.

      The fund will grow with contributions from others, both within and outside the sport.

      F1 and world governing body the FIA are to instigate a plan to promote drivers from diverse backgrounds.

      This will, according to a statement, "identify and systematically eliminate barriers to entry from grass roots karting to Formula 1".

      F1 launches equality and diversity taskforce
      World champion Lewis Hamilton is so far the only driver of Afro-Caribbean descent to make it into F1.

      The 35-year-old has in recent weeks been outspoken on the subject of race and diversity, in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter protests that followed the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last month.

      Carey said: "We fully recognise that Formula 1 needs to be more inclusive and diverse.

      "While we set out our strategy last year to improve the position of our sport, we need, and want, to do more.

      "That is why we will establish a task force to listen and ensure the right initiatives are identified to increase diversity in Formula 1.

      "We want to ensure we give people from all backgrounds the best chances to work in Formula 1 regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or physical abilities.

      "We are therefore also taking the initial step of creating a foundation to support key educational and employment opportunities across Formula 1 that will give under-represented talent the chance to work in this incredible sport and build an exciting career."


      Welcomed. 
      No doubt also generate more interest from the BAME groups globally which can't be bad for the sport's appeal.


      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53179928


      Given Bernie's comments, they've a long way to go to address old issues.
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      Reply #4934: Jun 27, 2020 02:38:08 pm
      Given Bernie's comments, they've a long way to go to address old issues.

      I cringed when I watch it. Certainly let the side down on that one.  :f_steam: Can't wait for the start though.  ;D

      Any thoughts on the season yet mate, who do you fancy to win?
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      Reply #4935: Jun 29, 2020 12:55:05 am
      What do you mean ......this isn't the "What Are You Listening To"  thread?

      Ooops.

      Oh Dear.  Never Mind.

      My Bad .


      Oh well ......now I'm  here  ;D


      https://youtu.be/FRDIZgPajdQ
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      Reply #4936: Jun 29, 2020 04:45:04 pm
      MB AMG. Petronas to change the livery of their F1 cars to Black and both drivers to wear black racing gear for diversity

      Source. CNN Sport.
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      Reply #4937: Jun 29, 2020 06:36:29 pm
      MB AMG. Petronas to change the livery of their F1 cars to Black and both drivers to wear black racing gear for diversity

      Source. CNN Sport.

      Just seen car on sky news. Looks very nice, and better than the grey previously. Loving it and more importantly looks terrifying in mirrors when you see this lurking behind you.  ;D
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      Reply #4938: Jun 29, 2020 08:27:09 pm
      Just seen car on sky news. Looks very nice, and better than the grey previously. Loving it and more importantly looks terrifying in mirrors when you see this lurking behind you.  ;D

      Keith mate .... Yes I did  call you that...... ;D

      They are never usually in anyone's rear view mirror.

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      Reply #4939: Jun 29, 2020 10:14:35 pm
      Keith mate .... Yes I did  call you that...... ;D

      They are never usually in anyone's rear view mirror.


      You must of given me a extension on the truce  ;D

      Hopefully that's the case this year as well.  :champ:
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      Reply #4940: Jun 30, 2020 02:14:11 am
      You must of given me a extension on the truce  ;D

      Hopefully that's the case this year as well.  :champ:

      I'll think about it and get back to you.

      It may depend on your  party list...
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      Reply #4941: Jun 30, 2020 09:44:10 am
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      Reply #4942: Jun 30, 2020 11:25:29 am
      I'll think about it and get back to you.

      It may depend on your  party list...

       ;D
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      Reply #4943: Jul 01, 2020 03:51:14 pm
      They don’t really know how to teach.  :f_wah:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twAlqtvVMdc
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      Reply #4944: Jul 06, 2020 09:43:46 pm
      I think team orders ( of sorts ) cost Hammy a win this weekend. He takes the p!ss out of Bottas every time considering their in the same car. at the same time why wasn't team orders brought into place after his 5 second penalty for the extra points to let Hammy passed in the last couple of laps.
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      Reply #4945: Jul 09, 2020 10:16:35 am
      I think team orders ( of sorts ) cost Hammy a win this weekend. He takes the p!ss out of Bottas every time considering their in the same car. at the same time why wasn't team orders brought into place after his 5 second penalty for the extra points to let Hammy passed in the last couple of laps.

      Given the penalty I'm surprised Mercedes didn't call for Bottas to let Hamilton through.
      That said, if I was Bottas, I wouldn't be in a hurry to let him through even if they called it.

      Made for a great finish though. Lando on fire at the moment.
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      Reply #4946: Jul 09, 2020 10:48:49 am
      Given the penalty I'm surprised Mercedes didn't call for Bottas to let Hamilton through.
      That said, if I was Bottas, I wouldn't be in a hurry to let him through even if they called it.

      Made for a great finish though. Lando on fire at the moment.

      It made more sense just from a constructors view racer. I agree Bottas wouldn't of like it but he is a No 2  :lmao:
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      Reply #4947: Jul 13, 2020 12:16:40 pm
      It made more sense just from a constructors view racer. I agree Bottas wouldn't of like it but he is a No 2  :lmao:

      Hamilton made amends this weekend and Lando is still throwing down those fire last laps.
      Great to have F1 back.
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      Reply #4948: Jul 13, 2020 12:40:38 pm
      Hamilton made amends this weekend and Lando is still throwing down those fire last laps.
      Great to have F1 back.

      Do you guys find F1 exciting, if so why, when it's so dominated by 1 team and 1 driver. Honestly I'm not trying to be contrary, I remember being quite into F1 about 20 years ago when the racing was a bit closer and the winner was not so obvious.
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      Reply #4949: Jul 13, 2020 01:23:49 pm
      Hamilton made amends this weekend and Lando is still throwing down those fire last laps.
      Great to have F1 back.

      In big fashion too  ;D That qualifying lap was exceptional. always said in the wet Hammy & Verstappen different class and so it proved once again. I had good bet on him getting pole due to the weather and decent bet for the win based on last weeks performance.

      I reall do think he's better than Senna which some may say is a bold statement.

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