: 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.