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Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

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Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

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Ferrari Confirms Its Opposition To The New Technical Regulations Adopted By The Fia And Does Not Intend Entering Its Cars In The 2010 F1 Championship

http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/Pages/090512_COR_niente_F1_2009.aspx
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Re: Ferrari to pull out of F1 next year

Byeeeee. They just want an easy way out after this years poor performance.
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

Was listening to a radio sports commentator on my way home tonight...he doesn't think Ferrari will actually pull out, they are very upset with the governing body and the cost cutting, and are simply using this as a bargaining position. Ferrari are very good at this kind of stunt (he said)
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

agree with Petlew -- they are trying to overturn the decisions made about cost cutting
who knows, they might be losing a big sponsor & are using this pull out threat as a cover story ?
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@barky, I was only half listening while driving but, some of the points he made were: Ferrari make huge amounts of cash out of F1 and will not want to lose it, a sponsor (didn't catch the name but was a bank ) is dropping its sponsorship to another team to go to Ferrari, would be a suicidal move to pull out now. He made a couple of other valid points as well, but I was concentrating on something else. But the essence was; take this announcement with a pinch of salt.
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Nah - they're just trying to throw their weight about.  Ferrari are well known for it - they've been doing it since the 60's.  If they don't get their way they'll pick up their buckets and spades and go home, so there.
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One of these days they'll learn that they may be big but they're not big enough to control the sport.
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

You don't have to be big to control F1 .......
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

*Thinks of Bernie Ecclestone and falls about laughing*
That guy's legs are so short they only just reach the ground.   Grin
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

moody italian's Grin
Got beat by McLaren with a new young driver and now ross brawn is kicking there rear's with a driver thats waited since  2000 for his time to lead.
How can ross brawn start up a few weeks before race session and interpret the car modifaction rules better than the old dog ferrari  Crazy.
They might do better if they could get the fuelling right for once
Ferrari can only blame them self's.
They need driver like the old jim clarke that was modest and just got the job done.
There you go scots you've got brave heart and jim clarke as national heros shame about gordon brown tho Grin
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That guy's legs are so short they only just reach the ground

Stops his bum from scraping along the ground though.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

Strange that they want to be able to spend an arm and a leg, and yet, they did that this year, and its not going as well as they hoped now is it?
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

I dont think they will quit, but F1 wouldnt be F1 without Ferarri.
theyre just not happy witht he way that theyre not at the front - you dont hear mclaren whinging do you? what about the toyotas and saubers that ahve been back runners for years and now are up in the thick of it
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

Renault have joined in now http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8048112.stm
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On Tuesday, Ferrari joined Toyota and Red Bull in declaring their intention to pull out of F1 because of the plans.
And Renault boss Flavio Briatore has adopted a similar stance.

so it's not just Renault & Ferrari then.
Anyway, aren't Renault the lot that can't make gearboxes?
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Re: Ferrari may pull out of F1 next year

Ferrari are just used to buying their way to the championship.  If you're not winning throw money at it until you are.  I think they should just say, ok we'll only have one level.  The £40 million cap is compulsory.
John