Larini and Ferrari

Larini and Ferrari

Post by MARTINS DANN » Wed, 25 Oct 1995 04:00:00


I'm sure I'm not the only person who thought that Larini did quite well during
his short stint in the Ferrari while Alesi was injured.  It is beyond me why
they wouldn't sign Larini over Irvine.  First of all, Larini is cheap, not that
Ferrari cares but they do have to pay Schumi millions for the next two years.
Secondly, he is Italian.  He would be very popular with the team due to his
heritage.  He's been testing the Ferrari for a few years now, I'm sure he knows
the car inside and out.  I think that he would do well, given the chance and an
adequate car.  It does seem though that much of next years results depend on
the car that Ferrari produces.  They have been making junk for years, I wonder
how much a new V10 will do.  Hopefully they'll get it right.  It just dosen't
seem right when Ferrari dosen't win at least a few times a year.  It should be
in the rules somewhere.  (It probably is, the FIA will do anything to help them
win.   ie. bend rules)
 
 
 

Larini and Ferrari

Post by dabis.. » Thu, 26 Oct 1995 04:00:00


:>I'm sure I'm not the only person who thought that Larini did quite well during
:>his short stint in the Ferrari while Alesi was injured.  It is beyond me why
:>they wouldn't sign Larini over Irvine.  First of all, Larini is cheap, not that
:>Ferrari cares but they do have to pay Schumi millions for the next two years.
:>Secondly, he is Italian.  He would be very popular with the team due to his
:>heritage.  He's been testing the Ferrari for a few years now, I'm sure he knows
:>the car inside and out.  I think that he would do well, given the chance and an
:>adequate car.  It does seem though that much of next years results depend on
:>the car that Ferrari produces.  They have been making junk for years, I wonder
:>how much a new V10 will do.  Hopefully they'll get it right.  It just dosen't
:>seem right when Ferrari dosen't win at least a few times a year.  It should be
:>in the rules somewhere.  (It probably is, the FIA will do anything to help them
:>win.   ie. bend rules)
:>
I too thought Larini would get the job, given his testing, race (both F1 and DTM)
experience, and heritage. There must be something in the way of politics that
we're not yet privy to. I haven't seen much in the way of quotes from Todt about
his reasons for signing Irvine, other than Eddie's apparent quickness and demeanor.
I feel that if Ferrari haven't won either the driver's title or the constructors title by
the end of 97, that FIAT may pull the plug on much of the team's financing. I hope
the new V10 and Barnard's next chassis will deliver the goods, but they still haven't
delivered on the reliability issue. I will reserve my judgement till I see a few races,
it would be cool if they decided to ship a few V10's to Adelaide for the last race,
but I don't think that will happen, given the new 'cradle' chassis that will carry the
V10 rather than it being a stressed member.


 
 
 

Larini and Ferrari

Post by Eberhard Wol » Fri, 27 Oct 1995 04:00:00


: I'm sure I'm not the only person who thought that Larini did quite well during
: his short stint in the Ferrari while Alesi was injured.  It is beyond me why
: they wouldn't sign Larini over Irvine.  First of all, Larini is cheap, not that
: Ferrari cares but they do have to pay Schumi millions for the next two years.
: Secondly, he is Italian.  He would be very popular with the team due to his
: heritage.  He's been testing the Ferrari for a few years now, I'm sure he knows
: the car inside and out.  I think that he would do well, given the chance and an
: adequate car.
Larini is in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) for quite a few years
and he won it in (I think) 1993. So he is pretty sucessful there.
So I think it is not a good idea for Larini to join a F1 team that is not
so good currently. The main reason why Larini should not join Ferrari to me
is that Schumacher nearly destroys his team mates. Look at them:
Piquet, Lehto, Verstappen and so on (I don't remember them all). None of them
is in Formula 1. They all left for other Championships. Only very good drivers
can maybe manage to keep Schumacher as a team mate under control. I think
it is a wise decision for Larini to stay in DTM. (Even though I would like
to see an Italian in a Ferrari***pit *sigh* at least Alesi was sort of an
Italian and his temper was very Italian).
: It does seem though that much of next years results depend on
: the car that Ferrari produces. They have been making junk for years, I wonder
: how much a new V10 will do.
After all they were 3rd in the Constructors Championship.
: Hopefully they'll get it right.  It just dosen't
: seem right when Ferrari dosen't win at least a few times a year.
Well, they did....
: It should be
: in the rules somewhere.  (It probably is, the FIA will do anything to help them
: win.   ie. bend rules)
Hmmm. All the people say Ferrari has the most money in F1 and the FIA is
interested in Ferrari winning races. But given the sucess, I think these
"facts" may well be wrong.

Eberhard

 
 
 

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Post by MARTINS DANN » Fri, 27 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>: It does seem though that much of next years results depend on
>: the car that Ferrari produces. They have been making junk for years, I wonder
>: how much a new V10 will do.
>After all they were 3rd in the Constructors Championship.
>: Hopefully they'll get it right.  It just dosen't
>: seem right when Ferrari dosen't win at least a few times a year.
>Well, they did....
>: It should be
>: in the rules somewhere.  (It probably is, the FIA will do anything to help them
>: win.   ie. bend rules)
>Hmmm. All the people say Ferrari has the most money in F1 and the FIA is
>interested in Ferrari winning races. But given the sucess, I think these
>"facts" may well be wrong.

>Eberhard

        Do you think finishing third in the constructors championship is impressive
given the fact that they spend more money in Formula 1 than anyone else?  I'm
simply saying that they should be doing better.  
        They did win a couple races, but they were handed to them on a platter.  I
want to see the Ferrari come out and dominate the rest of the field.  This is
something which I haven't seen for a while.
        There is only so much the FIA can do to help Ferrari win races.  Earlier this
year, Alesi, Berger and Coulthard got together at the start of the race and it
was red flagged.  I didn't think that this was required. The fact that two
Ferraris were eliminated compeled the officials to red flag the race.  Are you
trying to say that money has nothing to do with winning a championship?  Do all
the backmarkers have the ability to win, but don't because they enjoy seeing
the Benetton pass them?  I, like most people think that money is a major factor
when it comes to creating a car which is capable of winning a championship.
 
 
 

Larini and Ferrari

Post by Ian Howe » Sat, 28 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>: It is not outside the realm of possiblity that Schumacher vetoed the
>: choice of Larini as second driver.

>The story I read (Autocar?) was that whoever they signed would be made
>to look stupid by Schumacher, and they didn't want to do that to an
>Italian.  Sounds a bit far fetched to me (the Italian bit, not the stupid).

>Mike

There are some drivers in F1 who Schumacher can easily make look stupid.
Unfortunately for Michael I don't think Eddie Irvine is one of them.

Ian.

 
 
 

Larini and Ferrari

Post by dabis.. » Sat, 28 Oct 1995 04:00:00


:>>: It does seem though that much of next years results depend on
:>>: the car that Ferrari produces. They have been making junk for years, I wonder
:>>: how much a new V10 will do.
:>>After all they were 3rd in the Constructors Championship.
:>>: Hopefully they'll get it right.  It just dosen't
:>>: seem right when Ferrari dosen't win at least a few times a year.
:>>Well, they did....
:>>: It should be
:>>: in the rules somewhere.  (It probably is, the FIA will do anything to help them
:>>: win.   ie. bend rules)
:>>Hmmm. All the people say Ferrari has the most money in F1 and the FIA is
:>>interested in Ferrari winning races. But given the sucess, I think these
:>>"facts" may well be wrong.
:>>
:>>Eberhard
:>>
:>   Do you think finishing third in the constructors championship is impressive
:>given the fact that they spend more money in Formula 1 than anyone else?  I'm
:>simply saying that they should be doing better.
:>   They did win a couple races, but they were handed to them on a platter.  I
:>want to see the Ferrari come out and dominate the rest of the field.  This is
:>something which I haven't seen for a while.
:>   There is only so much the FIA can do to help Ferrari win races.  Earlier this
:>year, Alesi, Berger and Coulthard got together at the start of the race and it
:>was red flagged.  I didn't think that this was required. The fact that two
:>Ferraris were eliminated compeled the officials to red flag the race.  Are you
:>trying to say that money has nothing to do with winning a championship?  Do all
:>the backmarkers have the ability to win, but don't because they enjoy seeing
:>the Benetton pass them?  I, like most people think that money is a major factor
:>when it comes to creating a car which is capable of winning a championship.
:>
come on, if you're referring to Monaco, everyone knows that St. Devote has an incident
on the first start, a red flag was in order this year given where and how all three ended up.
I agree Ferrari better get their act together, but Monaco was not red flagged because 2
Ferraris crashed. Get real !

 
 
 

Larini and Ferrari

Post by John » Sun, 29 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>The story I read (Autocar?) was that whoever they signed would be made
>to look stupid by Schumacher, and they didn't want to do that to an
>Italian.  Sounds a bit far fetched to me (the Italian bit, not the stupid).

>Mike

Me too... Alesi's half Italian, and they made him look stupid more than
once...

JohnR