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Should we be surprised Brawn = Ferrari?

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Should we be surprised that Brawn GP are the new Ferrari as they stopped fighting for wins last year to develop this years car and they have Ross Brawn with all his technical ability and experties which transferred from Ferrari to Brawn GP. Ross Brawn would be able to know many of Ferraria secrets to help them get an advantage and would also know Massas and possibly Kimis driving styles e.t.c.

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comment by Dale (U3882461)

posted May 10, 2009

I personally think this season has been a bore. I accept some people are pleased to see McClaren and Ferrari struggling, but this has left us with no true rivalries, or any tension to speak of. Imagine if all the top seeds went out in the first round of Wimbledon - it would ruin the tournament. Brawn are miles ahead, with only the Red Bulls seemingly able to mount a slight challenge. Button just has to keep his head and he will be World Champion - he won't deserve it as much as Hamilton did last year. What does this season have going for it? Seriously? It's been one big disappointment.

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posted May 10, 2009

Whats happening to Ferrari/Mclaren?

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posted May 10, 2009

they are not mates of them in charge

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posted May 10, 2009

thank god united were on, so i could turn over with 15 laps to go from yet another Button Brawn persession.

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posted May 11, 2009

Oh yes, the Brawn procession that's been happening for the last 15 years.

It's a good job that one team hasn't been dominating the premier league for that long else you really would be bored with sport :)

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posted May 11, 2009

Is the F1 Car the real superstar of Formula 1?



NNNNOOOOOO like I said just look at Piquet vs Alonso or Rosberg vs Nakajima! Obviously the car plays a major part! Stop being a plank (someone else’s accurate words not mine!) I think you're just trying to wind people up and in my case you’re succeeding! The drivers have unbelievable levels of fitness, cope with extreme speeds and g-forces and take their life in their hands every time they sit in the car. Unlike golfers who can afford to be fat middle aged men (I play golf and it is pedestrian at best) so stop being a plank and go back to the golf boards.

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comment by JobyJak (U5992775)

posted May 11, 2009

I will stop being a plank if you can answer my very simple question.

Is F1 a level playing field, the same way other sports are? I don't understand how you cannot get this basic point, this is my 3rd post trying to explain what I am saying. In F1 the equipment is more important than the user of that equipment, I cannot think of any other sport like it.

It's the moral equivalent of a cricket bat being created that would make Monty Paneser get a Test century, it is just absurd to think about.

So, is F1 a sport or merely an enterprise and the best enterprise wins?

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comment by David (U13898307)

posted May 12, 2009

It's strange how everyone slags off F1 because the cars do make a difference, but it's never said about horse racing.

Stick someone like McCoy on Dobbin the Mule and he'll never win a race. Does that mean that if you stuck me on Denman I'd win the Derby? Does it heck.

F1 cars do make a difference, but it's not the main difference. A sublime driver, like Senna, can drive a truck to victory, like he did with Lotus, but he can't do it every week.

I can see Hamilton driving that shed of a McLaren to a win this year, but when he does it'll be a "fluke".

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posted May 12, 2009

comment by JobyJak (U5992775)

posted 15 Hours Ago

"I will stop being a plank if you can answer my very simple question.

Is F1 a level playing field, the same way other sports are? I don't understand how you cannot get this basic point, this is my 3rd post trying to explain what I am saying. In F1 the equipment is more important than the user of that equipment, I cannot think of any other sport like it.

It's the moral equivalent of a cricket bat being created that would make Monty Paneser get a Test century, it is just absurd to think about.

So, is F1 a sport or merely an enterprise and the best enterprise wins?"

Just total and utter rubbish.

You are essentially complaining about all motor sport that isn't stock car racing. People seem to say that Moto GP is amazing when in reality the machinery has been quit dominant for a while there too, and the over taking isn't all that exciting, tho more frequent at least. Invariably, a good rider/driver has always needed a good bike/car.

Most people here recognise that F1 isn't simply about the driver. It is also about the machine, if you don't like that, then perhaps another sport is for you?

The comparison to Monty and his bat is just beyond silly too. The difference in performance that you state would be more like a car that was able to drive 9 or 10 times faster than everyone else. I am guessing that you were just trying to make a point, but try to keep it remotely realistic else you lose all credibility.

In reality, there are very few sports that enjoy a level playing field. Football and increasingly rugby is dominated by the cheque book and a clubs willingness to burden themselves with debt or sell out to the first oil baron/oligarch/sheik who comes along.

Complaining that F1, an equipment based sport, is dependent on equipment just seems weird. I'm not really sure what someone has told you about F1, you seem to have been grossly miss lead, I suggest you take it up with them.

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