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Author Topic: Goodbye FIF1  (Read 4863 times)

Offline Jericoke

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2018, 04:34:55 PM »
In that regard, I found it baffling that Sauber Alfa Romeo chose to go with a white and red car that looked so similar to the Williams livery that had been in use for a few seasons.  Odd decision, hardly made their car stick out.  Apart from the fact their car was mid pack and the Williams miles behind.

Even Red Bull does a great job of distinguishing RBR from STR, and both cars look great.  For years the STR looked better, but it's become much more plain, still good, but not as exciting.

It must've been hell trying to follow the sport when all the cars were running sponsor free with national colours!

Offline John S

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2018, 04:58:37 PM »
It must've been hell trying to follow the sport when all the cars were running sponsor free with national colours!

It really was sheer hell on black and white TV that's all I know.  :D

Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Dare

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 08:15:17 PM »
It must've been hell trying to follow the sport when all the cars were running sponsor free with national colours!

It really was sheer hell on black and white TV that's all I know.  :D



But the good racing made up for it
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline Calman

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 03:47:24 AM »
So .... don't get used to saying "Racing Point" quite yet, as it could change once again, before the first green light in 2019.  I think we should stick with "Force WhaaaaatEVVVVVVERRR!!!" until we hear a final, FINAL decision on the team name for next season.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2018, 03:54:20 AM »
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But the good racing made up for it

True. Slip streaming, late braking, balancing grip and power.   :good:
Lonny

Offline John S

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 06:16:58 PM »
Quote
But the good racing made up for it

True. Slip streaming, late braking, balancing grip and power.   :good:

Oh and power sliding.....and missing gears  :-[
..... and failing to finish an awful lot.   :tease:
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Dare

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 09:53:05 PM »
Quote
But the good racing made up for it

True. Slip streaming, late braking, balancing grip and power.   :good:

Oh and power sliding.....and missing gears  :-[
..... and failing to finish an awful lot.   :tease:


And when a driver could take not the best car and win.

Finishes like the 71 Italian GP

"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline Calman

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 12:34:27 AM »
I hope the team don't wait too long to cement the new team name for 2019?

I'm sure you are all up to speed on this, but here is a brief history of their transitions ...

Jordan Grand Prix
Midland F1
Spyker F1
Force India
Sahara Force India
Racing Point F1
(2019 .... ???)

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2019, 12:41:40 PM »
I hope the team don't wait too long to cement the new team name for 2019?

I'm sure you are all up to speed on this, but here is a brief history of their transitions ...

Jordan Grand Prix
Midland F1
Spyker F1
Force India
Sahara Force India
Racing Point F1
(2019 .... ???)

Best Regards,
Cal :)

They also answer to Team Silverstone and Team Awesome... ...but I have been known to call them "Jordan/Midland/Spyker/Force India/Racing Point/whatever they're called this week".
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Offline John S

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 04:17:52 PM »

They also answer to Team Silverstone and Team Awesome... ...but I have been known to call them "Jordan/Midland/Spyker/Force India/Racing Point/whatever they're called this week".

They also have a sense of humour Alia,  :good:
try calling Red Bull, Stewart GP or Jaguar racing they look daggers at you.  ;)

Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline cosworth151

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2019, 07:50:47 PM »
But there is a huge difference there, John. I really liked Stewart and Jaguar.  :D
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Calman

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 08:13:59 PM »
But there is a huge difference there, John. I really liked Stewart and Jaguar.  :D

Stewart tartan or Jaguar British Racing Green .... great days!!  :good:

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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Offline John S

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »
But there is a huge difference there, John. I really liked Stewart and Jaguar.  :D

Well each to his own.  ;) 
I often wondered who followed such well funded but unsuccessful teams.  :tease:

For me Paul(sorry)Jackie Stewart's foray into F1 team ownership failure was only eclipsed by Alain Prost's efforts.
Shame as I really rate both of them as drivers.   :(
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Jericoke

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2019, 05:03:00 PM »
But there is a huge difference there, John. I really liked Stewart and Jaguar.  :D

Well each to his own.  ;) 
I often wondered who followed such well funded but unsuccessful teams.  :tease:

For me Paul(sorry)Jackie Stewart's foray into F1 team ownership failure was only eclipsed by Alain Prost's efforts.
Shame as I really rate both of them as drivers.   :(

Stewart's biggest 'mistake' was thinking he could run an F1 team without tobacco sponsorship (in a pre tobacco ad ban era).  If you're going to fail at F1, surely that's the best way to do it?

Offline Calman

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2019, 12:31:54 AM »
Getting back to Force India/Racing Point ...

https://www.racefans.net/2019/01/21/racing-point-agrees-major-sponsorship-deal-with-sportpesa/

So, are we any closer to learning the name on the new badge above the team's door??

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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