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Domenicali replaces Todt

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by rangutang (U8676555) 12 November 2007
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Only moments after Ross Brawn is announced Ferrari release this.

www.planetf1.com/story/0,189...

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posted Nov 12, 2007

supaMagrep I think that what rossi meant is that Spaniards are "cousins" of the Italians. They both got the same blood and ancestry cming mostly from the Romans, are Latins and Mediterranean. They, as well as the Frenchies, and Portuguese, got more i common than any other folks in whole Europe. I think that is what he meant.

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Maybe Ferrari should go all the way and only have Italian drivers. So you could choose from Trulli, Fisi or Liuzzi and of course Alonso due to the fact that Rossi referred to him as his countryman not so long ago. I'm not sure if that was meant to make Alonso Italian or whether Rossi has always harboured a wish to be Spanish. Maybe not. It's still very strange that they seem intent on removing all vestiges of their most successful team ever and replace them with home grown and fairly unproven talent.

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posted Nov 12, 2007

...just as the English and the Germans are Anglosaxon cousins?

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posted Nov 12, 2007

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supaMagrep I think that what rossi meant is that Spaniards are "cousins" of the Italians. They both got the same blood and ancestry cming mostly from the Romans, are Latins and Mediterranean. They, as well as the Frenchies, and Portuguese, got more i common than any other folks in whole Europe. I think that is what he meant.

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What a load of nonsense. The Spaniards don't have "Latin blood and ancestry" (whatever that may be)only a Latin based language. The Spanish are mainly Celtiberos and other tribes indiginous to the Iberian peninsula. Coming from Asturias, Alonso is probably of Celtic extraction: bagpipes, cider and all that.

The Spanish will also remind you of the great defence of Numantia against the Romans where they committed suicide rather than surrender.

PS The Medirerranean forms only one side of Spain. The Atlantic connection is what gave Spain it's relevance in the last 4/500 years.


So there.

(I don't know what this has to do with Ross Brawn joining Honda, but it had to be said).

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posted Nov 13, 2007

I guess Montezemlo is feeling Kafkaisq about brits/non-italians in Ferrari so he is obviously having a cull to remove them.. not that removing Todt is a bad thing (he got on my last blooming nerve) As soon as Ferrari confirmed Massa as a long term prospect I said to a friend of mind that Todt is history. It was an easy call signing Massa to please his son Nicola whilst he still had the chance.So it means that Alonso will be in a Ferrari by 2009 for sure and Massa will be history (unless Raikonnen retires)
OK!! you lot read it here first Mad Max drives off into the sunset in his custom built Ferrari 400 and guest who Jumps into the very hotseat..Why its Monsieur Jean Todt recently sacked by Ferrari...say it aint so joe!

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posted Nov 13, 2007

Some of these comments are unbelieveable, and some plain wrong.

Firstly Ferrari had not won a championship since 2004, this year was a return to form for the squad.
Secondly this happened without the assistance of Ross Brawn.
And that is the reason he is moving on. He would have got the job he wanted at Ferrari if he had not taken one year off.
But while he was gone others stepped up and made their mark. The new team settled in as he was gone so to speak. Ferrari probably wouldn`t mess it up. "If it ain`t broke don`t fix it".
Next season however is quite another story. Will Ferrari be able to stay at the front of the field and grow even stronger or will they fall back? Only time will tell. What is clear at this moment in time is that Ferrari got stronger and stronger towards the end of the 2007-season compared with the other teams.

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comment by Sortit (U6820024)

posted Nov 13, 2007

Goodbye Todt, hello Domenicali - same old Ferrari, same old dirty tricks.
Here's one F1 fan who sincerely hopes that the wheels fall off Ferrari at the same time that Honda get a car to challenge the front row of the grid.

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posted Nov 13, 2007

I believe all of these arguments are pointlesss.

Stepney had to go after what he did, that is something whcih cannot even be reconsidered.

Brawn was fantastic for Ferrari but HE decided to leave last year and probably is being offered from Honda much more in terms of both money and stimuli (if he proves himself for the third time at Honda too he will definetely be considered one of the greatest of all times, if he is not already).

Regarding Italian, spanish, portuguese and french, yes, in general terms we can say that culturally they are closer than their anglo-saxon counterparts but:

- all three countries, as it has been correctly been pointed out, are made of very different etnicities (celtic in parts of northern Italy, in Galicia and in Northern france), german in north east Italy, arab influence in souther spain and in Sicily, catalan in Sardinia, greek in parts of southern italy, french in north west italy, italian in south east france!

Having said this, the influence on these countries from roman domination and then catholic roots have made them more similar than some might like to admit.

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comment by kebars (U5267890)

posted Nov 15, 2007

I'm always amazed at the sour grapes displayed by maclaren lovers.
They have been second rate for years, and this year they got rightly kicked out for cheating.
Does anyone truely believe that "Rotton Ron" would have confessed to having Ferrari data if he hadn't been caught red handed?

Get a life you miserable macmoaners!

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posted Nov 18, 2007

While speculation about the internecine goings on at Ferrari may be interesting, how about the impact on Honda - the team that promised so much but delivered so little?
I, for one, am looking forward to next season to see what immediate impact Brawn can have at Honda, but mainly the 2009 season when his influence should really make itself felt.
Maybe young Mr Button may actually win another GP.

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