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  • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Looks like Catalunya is going to lose the Spanish Grand Prix for a decade starting in 2026 for a street circuit in Madrid.
    There is all this talk about spicing up the sprint races, so how is this for an idea - Use this Madrid street race for a sprint, but combine it with Pamplona to create a new Running of the Bulls. Now that could put some asses in the seats and eyeballs on TV.

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    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

      What's the impetus for that? Aren't street tracks much more expensive for F1?
      Madrid is going to pay a ton to steal the Spanish GP. F1 will not have to worry about any costs...
      Russell Jaslow
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      • The last time Spain had a street race, it sucked. I have low expectations for this race.

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        • So…INDYCAR is not introducing a new chassis, their video game vendor was a fraud so no game next year (they haven’t had one on the market in 20 years), they’ve now delayed their ERS next year to mid-season, they cannot find a 3rd OEM ANd now Honda says they’ll leave in 2026 if costs don’t come down (which is essentially, why are we here?? There’s no return on investment)…

          I thought Roger Penske was supposed to be a brilliant businessman? He’s failed. Over and over again with INDYCAR.

          If this series will survive they need to go back to their roots. Open up the rule book, make the engines sound like Jacques Villeneuve’s Players sponsored beast and have some real horsepower again. Like this: https://youtu.be/8czCR5Bh7fY?si=-jZljfIie4maZFeu
          Everything in its right place, Wisconsin Hockey National Champs!


          "but you're not as confused as him are you. it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel". Tap pt 1.

          "I think it's ****ing stock. What--? Which part of that is unclear to you? I think it sounds stock to my ears. I mean, do you want me to write it down?" Tap Pt. 2

          Who???! So What!!!! Big Deal!!!!

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          • Logan Sargeant is expensive.
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            • Guenther Steiner is out at Haas.
              Russell Jaslow
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              • Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
                Guenther Steiner is out at Haas.
                Not sure if serious...
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                • Edit: woof. He doesn't have to call Gene.
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                  • Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
                    Guenther Steiner is out at Haas.
                    This is a few seasons late, imho.

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                    • Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

                      This is a few seasons late, imho.
                      Pfft. What could he have done? They have zero resources. His job was to say cute things on DTS and pose with boats.

                      I hope he takes his gorgeous wife and drives off to his vineyard in Italy. From something I read he's apparently a practically a billionaire, too. He can live like Montaigne for the next 30 years. Pure bliss. Leave the BS behind.
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                      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                        Pfft. What could he have done? They have zero resources. His job was to say cute things on DTS and pose with boats.

                        I hope he takes his gorgeous wife and drives off to his vineyard in Italy. From something I read he's apparently a practically a billionaire, too. He can live like Montaigne for the next 30 years. Pure bliss. Leave the BS behind.
                        Focus on learning the core issues instead of just throwing parts at the car. He managed like a business person running a hardcore engineering group. They had enough resources to do well, but I don't think he lead all that well.

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                        • Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

                          Focus on learning the core issues instead of just throwing parts at the car. He managed like a business person running a hardcore engineering group. They had enough resources to do well, but I don't think he lead all that well.
                          I thought his background was as a car guy? Like Binotto, I thought he was a great nuts and bolts guy who just couldn't balance (and couldn't stand) the financial-political stuff as Principal?

                          Though, I mean, putting it like that, maybe he should have failed faster.

                          Is Haas ever going to get above, say, 7th, though? It seems to me that a backmarker's Principal's job is to make sure the team doesn't go bankrupt and the owner stays more interested in wasting money on F1 than, say, Epstein's island.


                          Last edited by Kepler; 01-10-2024, 05:55 PM.
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                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                            I thought his background was as a car guy? Like Binotto, I thought he was a great nuts and bolts guy who just couldn't balance (and couldn't stand) the financial-political stuff as Principal?

                            Though, I mean, putting it like that, maybe he should have failed faster.

                            Is Haas ever going to get above, say, 7th, though? It seems to me that a backmarker's Principal's job is to make sure the team doesn't go bankrupt and the owner stays more interested in wasting money on F1 than, say, Epstein's island.

                            They have shown clear potential to do it. But Gunther getting sponsors like Rich Energy and Urkalai (sp?) put a quick end to that. Even now, they have a really quick car, but have never really figured out how to keep the tires under the car. Even when that's been the only real problem for years.

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                            • Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

                              They have shown clear potential to do it. But Gunther getting sponsors like Rich Energy and Urkalai (sp?) put a quick end to that. Even now, they have a really quick car, but have never really figured out how to keep the tires under the car. Even when that's been the only real problem for years.
                              Don't you get the Sponsors you can? Do you think Berkshire Hathaway was coming through that door?
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                              Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                                Don't you get the Sponsors you can? Do you think Berkshire Hathaway was coming through that door?
                                Rich Energy was a fake energy drink. Totally fake. The guy was such a scam that I don't know how Gunther didn't see it.

                                Urkalai was basically a russian billionaire paying his kids seat.

                                And the latter was totally because the former.

                                Haas joined F1 in 2016, and they didn't get a real sponsor until 2023 until an actual sponsor came to the team. That's 100% on Gunther.

                                And he's a business guy. Trying to lead an engineering team with that kind of complications, yea.

                                I really thought he should have been canned after the Rich Energy debacle.

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