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Post by Mr. F » Wed, 17 Jul 1996 04:00:00


After the British GP, Marlboro must be seriously reconsidering about
writing a bigger cheque to team Ferrari next year after three straight
embarrassing non-finishes.  On the other hand, (left or right?) McLaren
is improving and is chasing the Ferrari and Benetton in the Constructors'
standings.  Personally, I have more faith in Ron Dennis' abitlities than
the Ferrari's, but Ferrari's asset is they have M. Schumacher.  Don't
ever underestimate M. Hakkinen, he's driving much better than last year
(maybe his horrifying accident at Adelaide has calmed him down while
maintaining his speed) and I really hope he can get a win this year.  

Also, after Schumacher's Ferrari broke down at Montreal, no one blamed
him for accelerating too hard.  I can remember back in 1990, Mansell had
a similar problem in the Japanese GP and everyone (nearly of course)
blamed him for accelerating/driving too hard and broke the drive shaft.
Maybe that's the difference between a $25m driver and a <$10m driver. Who
knows, if Alesi was still driving for Ferrari, he might be the scapegoat
at Montreal.

Williams is far too strong for the rest this year.  Let's turn our
attention to the fight for 2nd place of the Constructors' championship
between Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren.  For the Drivers championship,
it's getting more interesting.  Does anyone know if JV had driven the
Hungaroring and Spa circuit before?  The two are not easy to learn (I
think!)  With passing so difficult at Hungaroring, a good grid position
is critical.  So DH will likely has the upperhand.

Bye!

Louis Lau
Mr. F1

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Id » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> After the British GP, Marlboro must be seriously reconsidering about
> writing a bigger cheque to team Ferrari next year after three straight
> embarrassing non-finishes.  On the other hand, (left or right?) McLaren
> is improving and is chasing the Ferrari and Benetton in the Constructors'
> standings.  Personally, I have more faith in Ron Dennis' abitlities than
> the Ferrari's, but Ferrari's asset is they have M. Schumacher.  Don't
> ever underestimate M. Hakkinen, he's driving much better than last year
> (maybe his horrifying accident at Adelaide has calmed him down while
> maintaining his speed) and I really hope he can get a win this year.

> Also, after Schumacher's Ferrari broke down at Montreal, no one blamed
> him for accelerating too hard.  I can remember back in 1990, Mansell had
> a similar problem in the Japanese GP and everyone (nearly of course)
> blamed him for accelerating/driving too hard and broke the drive shaft.
> Maybe that's the difference between a $25m driver and a <$10m driver. Who
> knows, if Alesi was still driving for Ferrari, he might be the scapegoat
> at Montreal.

> Williams is far too strong for the rest this year.  Let's turn our
> attention to the fight for 2nd place of the Constructors' championship
> between Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren.  For the Drivers championship,
> it's getting more interesting.  Does anyone know if JV had driven the
> Hungaroring and Spa circuit before?  The two are not easy to learn (I
> think!)  With passing so difficult at Hungaroring, a good grid position
> is critical.  So DH will likely has the upperhand.

> Bye!

> Louis Lau
> Mr. F1

I think I read in Autosport that JV has done all the remaining circuits
at some time, except the Hungaroring.

Mark

 
 
 

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Post by eric e weinra » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Actually, its just the opposite.  If Scuderia drops out, it will become the
Marlboro Ferrari team instead.  After all, its all about sales and
Ferrari is one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

: After the British GP, Marlboro must be seriously reconsidering about
: writing a bigger cheque to team Ferrari next year after three straight
: embarrassing non-finishes.  On the other hand, (left or right?) McLaren
: is improving and is chasing the Ferrari and Benetton in the Constructors'
: standings.  Personally, I have more faith in Ron Dennis' abitlities than
: the Ferrari's, but Ferrari's asset is they have M. Schumacher.  Don't
: ever underestimate M. Hakkinen, he's driving much better than last year
: (maybe his horrifying accident at Adelaide has calmed him down while
: maintaining his speed) and I really hope he can get a win this year.  

: Also, after Schumacher's Ferrari broke down at Montreal, no one blamed
: him for accelerating too hard.  I can remember back in 1990, Mansell had
: a similar problem in the Japanese GP and everyone (nearly of course)
: blamed him for accelerating/driving too hard and broke the drive shaft.
: Maybe that's the difference between a $25m driver and a <$10m driver. Who
: knows, if Alesi was still driving for Ferrari, he might be the scapegoat
: at Montreal.

: Williams is far too strong for the rest this year.  Let's turn our
: attention to the fight for 2nd place of the Constructors' championship
: between Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren.  For the Drivers championship,
: it's getting more interesting.  Does anyone know if JV had driven the
: Hungaroring and Spa circuit before?  The two are not easy to learn (I
: think!)  With passing so difficult at Hungaroring, a good grid position
: is critical.  So DH will likely has the upperhand.

: Bye!

: Louis Lau
: Mr. F1

--
Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.

 
 
 

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Post by Gulliv » Sun, 21 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> I think I read in Autosport that JV has done all the remaining circuits
> at some time, except the Hungaroring.

Suzuka? AIUI Honda own the cricuit and generally only permit Honda-powered
cars to test there. Since he never did Japanese F3000 I doubt he has
experiance of Suzuka.

He stated in the post-British GP interview he has not driven Hockenheim.

I know he has tested at Estoril and Monza and I think he has at Spa.

So he knows three of the six remaining circuits, AFAIK.

--

Angus Gulliver


I plan to live forever...
                         ...or die trying!

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey Ch » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Suzuka? AIUI Honda own the cricuit and generally only permit Honda-powered
>cars to test there. Since he never did Japanese F3000 I doubt he has
>experiance of Suzuka.
>He stated in the post-British GP interview he has not driven Hockenheim.
>I know he has tested at Estoril and Monza and I think he has at Spa.
>So he knows three of the six remaining circuits, AFAIK.

If you are saying that Verstappen does not have experience at Suzuka,
you are wrong.  Jos has been testing Bridgestone's F1 tires there.
 
 
 

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Post by Gulliv » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> >Suzuka? AIUI Honda own the cricuit and generally only permit Honda-powered
> >cars to test there. Since he never did Japanese F3000 I doubt he has
> >experiance of Suzuka.
> >He stated in the post-British GP interview he has not driven Hockenheim.
> >I know he has tested at Estoril and Monza and I think he has at Spa.
> >So he knows three of the six remaining circuits, AFAIK.

> If you are saying that Verstappen does not have experience at Suzuka,
> you are wrong.  Jos has been testing Bridgestone's F1 tires there.

think we were discussing the other JV.

--

Angus Gulliver


I plan to live forever...
                         ...or die trying!

 
 
 

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Post by Me » Sat, 03 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Actually, its just the opposite.  If Scuderia drops out, it will become the
> Marlboro Ferrari team instead.  After all, its all about sales and
> Ferrari is one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

Scuderia drop out? Is Ferrari going to leave F1? Become Marlboro Ferrari team
instead? As far as I an aware Scuderia is not the name of a company, it means team
in Italian.