Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by hmm » Sat, 28 Mar 1998 04:00:00


They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
at times represent the worst of F1 today.

Cheers
Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)


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Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Chris Garwoo » Sat, 28 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Hang on Hang on

I would just like to point out that in nearly every posting I have made, I
have lent toward Ferrari being the most waistfull example of ***and
waisted energy ever,and before everybody start yelling they did finish
second in the championship, just think what stewart,arrows,jordan and
Minardi would be able to do if they had a quarter of that sort of budget

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Quote:

>They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
>driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
>over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
>accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
>and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
>one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
>can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
>Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
>timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
>my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
>at times represent the worst of F1 today.

>Cheers
>Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)


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Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by MGM » Sat, 28 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Too right


Quote:
> They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
> driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
> over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
> accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
> and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
> one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
> can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
> Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
> timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
> my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
> at times represent the worst of F1 today.

> Cheers
> Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)


> http://www.iol.ie/~roym <-- Formula 1 Links Heaven! :)
> PGP key - webpage & keyserver 0x16779F99
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Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Cheek S » Sun, 29 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
> driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend

> over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
> accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
> and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
> one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
> can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
> Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
> timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
> my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
> at times represent the worst of F1 today.

> Cheers
> Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)

Well Ferrari have painted themselves into a corner this year,haven't
they.After years of"intermediate" cars,they sort of had to come out and
say "this is the year" and then they
face a team that has apparently taken a major step forwards compared to
all the others.
I seem to sense the inklings of panic chez Ferrari,if they lose the
title this year I reckon they stand to lose MS as well.However,I really
do not think their behaviour differs that
much from  the other frontline teams.Where there's brass,there's muck,
and contemporary
F1 sure has a lot of brass.Spying and protesting is a regrettable part
of it,as is the "show
me a gracious loser and I'll show you a loser" mentality.Back in
1979,with the advent of
the first really superior Williams design,the FW07,even Colin Chapman
had one of his
team members sneak over to the Williams paddock,checking out their spare
car with
camera and tape measure,whilst qualifying was in progress and nobody was
guarding the
paddock.Nothing new under the sun,really.
   Doc
 
 
 

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Matt Manspeake » Sun, 29 Mar 1998 04:00:00

You forgot to mention the Irvinator !

Personally, I would not mind seeing Ferrari do well as long as it is not
Schmacker or Swervine doing the driving.  Put Niki Lauda back in the car
and I'll become a Tifosi.

I am a BIG fan of the 333SP Sports Car but not of the F-1 team (strange,
I realize, but....)

Hoping for a good race this weekend .........
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Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by PERAMBULATO » Sun, 29 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
>driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
>over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
>accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
>and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
>one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
>can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
>Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
>timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
>my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
>at times represent the worst of F1 today.

>Cheers
>Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)

I hate 'em!!!.  The FIA want them to win _SO_ badly it hurts to watch!!

dab

 
 
 

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Cheek S » Sun, 29 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> You forgot to mention the Irvinator !

> Personally, I would not mind seeing Ferrari do well as long as it is
> not
> Schmacker or Swervine doing the driving.  Put Niki Lauda back in the
> car
> and I'll become a Tifosi.

> I am a BIG fan of the 333SP Sports Car but not of the F-1 team
> (strange,
> I realize, but....)

> Hoping for a good race this weekend .........
> --
> Regards,
> Matt Manspeaker
> Penn State Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamics)         /   ^    \
> http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/6517              -(.)==<.>==(.)-
>                                                      SR-71 Blackbird

Oh man,the 333SP....like I said earlier,watching that car at Le Mans
last year was like
seeing a ballerina perform with a pack of heavyweight boxers :-)
Last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed had Derek Bell do the hill-climb
in one,and
I swear he was close to tears as he described how this is his all-time
favourite Ferrari.
The video on the FoS captured one of his drives with an in-car
camera.You really must
buy,beg,borrow or steal that tape for that minute-and-a-half of pure
bliss!
 Doc
 
 
 

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Mike » Mon, 30 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Go back and crawl into your sick little depraved holes the pair of you. If
the boot had of been on the other foot do you think McLaren would not have
protested?

PERAMBULATOR <snogsnogkissykiss> wrote in article

Quote:


> >They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
> >driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
> >over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
> >accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
> >and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
> >one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
> >can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
> >Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
> >timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
> >my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
> >at times represent the worst of F1 today.

> >Cheers
> >Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)

> I hate 'em!!!.  The FIA want them to win _SO_ badly it hurts to watch!!

> dab

 
 
 

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Thomas Gmu » Mon, 30 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Oh man,the 333SP....

But before you get any romantic ideas Doc, Ferrari didn't wanted to
support the car any longer and Moretti developed it further without
them. A great car, no question, but also another sign for the low level
where the once jumping horse is today.

And now all together: Grazie Luca di Montezemolo!

Thomas
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Post by noma » Mon, 30 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
>driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
>over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
>accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
>and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
>one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
>can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
>Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
>timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
>my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
>at times represent the worst of F1 today.

>Cheers
>Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)

No need for the suit ;-)
Well said though, IMHO Ferrari are now the "cat in the corner" and
will use every method (legal or illegal) to win the WC.

nomaD

 
 
 

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Ian Thoma » Tue, 31 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
> driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
> over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
> accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
> and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
> one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
> can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
> Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
> timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
> my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
> at times represent the worst of F1 today.

The romantic Ferrari legend died with Enzo.

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Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by PURRRAMBULATO » Tue, 31 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Go back and crawl into your sick little depraved holes the pair of you. If
>the boot had of been on the other foot do you think McLaren would not have
>protested?

No need to become (cod) insulting. I think if the boot had been on the other
foot, then Maclaren may indeed have protested- my point is that Maclaren's
protest would like as not have been dismissed.

ddddddab

Quote:

>PERAMBULATOR <snogsnogkissykiss> wrote in article


>> >They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
>> >driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend
>> >over backwards to please them (refuelling), there is strong
>> >accusations of spying on McLaren, a private race track to practice on
>> >and they *still* can't win the WC. They refused to penalise MS after
>> >one of the worst displays of sportsmanship ever seen, and EI feels he
>> >can go around joking about it. Now there is this complaint on the
>> >Thursday before a race which reeks of sour grapes and is deliberately
>> >timed to cause disruption. Ferrari have had a glorious history but in
>> >my view this mediocre current team is a pale shadow of past teams and
>> >at times represent the worst of F1 today.

>> >Cheers
>> >Roy (strapping on his fire proof suit)

>> I hate 'em!!!.  The FIA want them to win _SO_ badly it hurts to watch!!

>> dab

 
 
 

Am I the only one who doesn't find ferrari romantic?

Post by Martin Nisshage » Mon, 06 Apr 1998 05:00:00


Quote:
>They have what is accepted as the largest budget, they have the best
>driver worth at least a half to one second on any other, FIA will bend

I agree with your comments.

While I really love the cars they make and sell I think the are absolutely
pathetic when it comes to F1.

Best regards,

m a r t i n | n

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