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Whisky A Go Go

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Lotus out of money
« on: Thursday, January 09, 2014 »
http://en.espnf1.com/lotusf1/motorsport/story/141307.html

So Boullier is still running off at the mouth about missing the first test. I tell you, that guy needs to learn when to shut the **** up. First he says it's because they're "working on the car" (yea, sure, right) and now he's suggesting that half the grid will miss it as well.

That's money, dude. Not your development. The only people that don't test every chance they get are the ones that are flat broke and living week to week.

I bet 2 teams fall out of F1 by the end of the year. Maybe even 3.

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Re: Lotus out of money
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, January 09, 2014 »
Yea, I saw that the other day. Not the one where he was talking about others not making it, but where he said they weren't going because they wouldn't get anything out of it.

This is the same guy that was bitching about needing more testing to catch Red Bull, is it not?

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Re: Lotus out of money
« Reply #2 on: Monday, January 13, 2014 »
Yes it is.

Anybody that says they'll get nothing out of testing a brand new drive train on a live track, no matter what car it's in, is a **** moron.

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Re: Lotus out of money
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 »
Well, if you'll remember, both USF1 and HRT started the same way:

"We'll not make the first test because of..." fill in the blank.

The reality was that neither team had the money to even finish the car. THAT is why they didn't make it. That is also why they both folded. I mean, for fucks sake, Lotus couldn't even pay Kimi as they had promised to do TWICE.

That team is in a shitload of trouble. It's sad too, because it's a damn fine team.

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Re: Lotus out of money
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 »
It would be a shame to lose Grosjean from the grid. He must be the most improved driver over the last few years. I was really hoping he was going to win a race last year.

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Re: Lotus out of money
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 »
Grojean's biggest problem was the pressure he was under to perform. Had he been put into a team like Ferrari, Red Bull or McLaren, where they had time to develop him and bring him along without worrying about money all the time, he'd have been MUCH better off.

Instead, he was out there doing some really stupid **** in an effort to prove he belongs in F1. It cost him a lot.

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Re: Lotus out of money
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 »
I don't know. The kid can hot lap like hell, but his race craft just flat out sucks. I always look at guys like Lewis and Alonso. They made some stupid mistakes, but nothing that detrimental, and they got results right away. I mean from the word go.

F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport. You shouldn't take 3 or 4 years to get up to speed at the pinnacle of motorsport. More likely it should take you 3 or 4 races. If you can't do it by then, you shouldn't be there.

End of story.

 

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