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Author Topic: Goodbye FIF1  (Read 3353 times)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Goodbye FIF1
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2019, 12:27:05 AM »
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  • No, still no idea whether we're to call Team Silverstone "Racing Point", "Lance's Squad", "Strollin' Rollin'" or "Ooh Look, We Ran Out Of Characters"...

    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.   :(

    How was Jackie's foray a failure? After two difficult seasons, he'd got his team to midfield respectability and a victory. He then sold to Ford at a large profit in order to protect the team's engine supply, which in turn was only being threatened because Ford's senior officials looked at their success with Stewart and decided owning a team was the perfect way to capitalise. In the end, the Stewarts only left Jaguar because of a spate of (thankfully all successful) bouts with cancer hit the family.
    « Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 12:28:56 AM by Alianora La Canta »
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    Offline Luke

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019, 07:51:08 AM »
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  • Strollin' Rollin' sounds great.   :DD
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline John S

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #32 on: February 03, 2019, 01:42:09 PM »
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  • Strollin' Rollin' sounds great.   :DD

    Sounds grrrreat……..FIA will have to disallow it - the shortened form would have to be STR.   :tease:
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #33 on: February 03, 2019, 03:27:18 PM »
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  • I agree with Ali. The team was in good shape when Ford took it over & badged it Jaguar. They threw a ton of money at it with a revolving door management (even including Niki Lauda) The last straw happened at a Ford board meeting. A member of the Ford family asked then CEO Jacques Nasser who the highest paid Ford employee was. Nasser replied that it was him. He was then told that it was Eddie Irvine. Both Nasser and Jag F1 were soon gone.
    “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 #34 on: February 06, 2019, 03:47:36 AM »
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  • So, after all the gossip and projected plans, it's now confirmed that Racing Point's new name for 2019, will be ... Racing Point.   :confused:

    https://www.pitpass.com/63842/Racing-Point-to-remain-Racing-Point

    Sounds like the Boss doesn't like it, but is stuck with it for the 2019 campaign ... or longer??

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)

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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #35 on: February 08, 2019, 03:42:15 PM »
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  • I find this particularly amusing since it's the name of the boss's (Lawrence Stroll's that is) old karting team!
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    Offline John S

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #36 on: February 08, 2019, 06:03:42 PM »
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  • I find this particularly amusing since it's the name of the boss's (Lawrence Stroll's that is) old karting team!

    Sounds like management found a way to stay on the owners good side then.  :D

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

    Offline Calman

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #37 on: February 14, 2019, 05:04:14 AM »
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  • So ...

    Goodbye FIF1, hello Racing Point, kinda goodbye racing point and hello "SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team"

    I think when the opportunity comes along, they should go with "Us F1" .. safer in the long run!  :P

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Scott

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #38 on: February 14, 2019, 11:25:20 AM »
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  • Finally a Canadian team.   :yahoo: :yahoo:
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Luke

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #39 on: February 14, 2019, 09:56:44 PM »
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  • Finally a Canadian team.   :yahoo: :yahoo:

    You mean 'Racing Point UK Ltd'  :P
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Scott

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #40 on: February 15, 2019, 10:01:48 AM »
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  • Finally a Canadian team.   :yahoo: :yahoo:

    You mean 'Racing Point UK Ltd'  :P

    CDN$ = CDN Team
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Luke

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #41 on: February 15, 2019, 10:22:29 AM »
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  • CDN$ = CDN Team

    And I have a bite on the fishing line  :tease:
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Scott

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #42 on: February 15, 2019, 10:28:55 AM »
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  • I was going to make a Brexit joke, but I know the wounds are still open  :tease:
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Luke

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #43 on: February 15, 2019, 10:32:32 AM »
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  • I was going to make a Brexit joke, but I know the wounds are still open  :tease:

    My entire nation deserved that joke at my expense  :'(  :'(  I still wake up in disbelief.
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Goodbye FIF1
    « Reply #44 on: February 16, 2019, 07:07:55 AM »
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  • Taking my cue from Will Buxton, I'm dubbing my favourite team "Sporty Peas Strollin' Rollin'".
    Percussus resurgio
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    http://alianoralacanta.tumblr.com (Blog/Tumblr)