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Author Topic: Stepney and the Magic Powder!  (Read 3567 times)

The Stig

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Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2007, 12:33:26 AM »
Is this why Ross has taken a year out to go fishing?
Stig

Offline Chameleon

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2007, 01:11:35 AM »
That's a good point, Stig.  I doubt that Ross saw the writing on the wall but he was supposed to be having a meeting with Ferrari chiefs in July to discuss his return.  It's the 31st July today (well, okay, 1st August for you guys across the pond) and I've heard not even a whisper of a meeting.  Maybe Ross means to stay well clear of this one (I always said he wouldn't go back to Ferrari anyway).
Never mind me - read http://f1insight.madtv.me.uk/ :D

The Stig

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Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2007, 01:36:48 AM »
Michael is still well involved at Ferraria in a so called role.Is it all a smoke screen to what will unfold?
Stig.

Offline Chameleon

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2007, 03:01:06 AM »
That would be one helluva smokescreen, Stig! :D
Never mind me - read http://f1insight.madtv.me.uk/ :D

Offline raindancer

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2007, 06:57:56 AM »
Michael is still well involved at Ferraria in a so called role.Is it all a smoke screen to what will unfold?
Stig.
I fully agree here. Ross Brawn went on a sabbatical from Ferrari to protest Kimi's signing and Michael being forced to retire.
It is evident that there is a power struggle within Ferrari and I think all what's going on is a precursor to that.
Don't Fight Forces ! Use them

Offline johnbull

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2007, 03:44:02 PM »
I bet Ross Brawn is thanking his lucky stars he got out when he did.

He's a no nonsense sort of guy - like Nigel Stepney, and hates to get involved in the politics of things. He is a racer.

Jean Todt on the other hand is..........eeerrrrr. Well, he's French. That just about sums it up.

Like I think it was Stig said earlier, this is just the sort of scenario that will put Rodd Brawn off every returning to the Prancing Horse. Or is it now a sulking horse.

On a different tack, while visiting a customer this morning I was stopped by a Ferrari fan who has obviously followed my weekly TV programmes on F1. He asked me what I thought about this whole affair. "Don't you think McLaren should be docked 20 points" he said. I asked him why, to which he replied, "because they have been stealing stuff from Ferrari for so many years!"

How do you answer to that one. :-[
Joe M. Anastasi.
JOHN BULL RACING.   MALTA.
www.johnbullmalta.com

Offline johnbull

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2007, 04:28:41 PM »
Right on que, Ross Brawn has just issued a statement confirming that he hasn't in fact decided about his future, with or without Ferrari.

Can't say I blame him, right now.
Joe M. Anastasi.
JOHN BULL RACING.   MALTA.
www.johnbullmalta.com

Offline Chameleon

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2007, 04:43:36 PM »
More than anything else, I think Ross was distancing himself from Stepney's claim that Ross was going to lead a breakaway team of Ferrari employees.  He is very insistent that Ferrari is the only team he is talking to (so he is talking to them after all) and that, as yet, he was not considering any other team.

He wants to keep well away from this one, methinks.  ;)
Never mind me - read http://f1insight.madtv.me.uk/ :D

Offline raindancer

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2007, 05:30:56 PM »
I am not so sure Chameleon ! I think in time to come the Ross Brawn + MS combine will oust Luca Montezomolo and take control of the team.
Ross Brawn has had his share of intrigue and machinations. Benetton to Ferrari, illegal traction control in Benetton and so on.....
Don't Fight Forces ! Use them

Offline Chameleon

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2007, 07:31:48 PM »
True, Raindancer.  But Montezemolo is an old campaigner and knows his way around the dark halls of Italian intrigue.  It's no accident that he is chairman of FIAT...
Never mind me - read http://f1insight.madtv.me.uk/ :D

Offline johnbull

Re: Stepney and the Magic Powder!
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2007, 09:01:30 AM »
Montezemolo is like God in Northern Italy. People adore him.

He can only move up in the Fiat Ferrari heirerchy.
Joe M. Anastasi.
JOHN BULL RACING.   MALTA.
www.johnbullmalta.com

 


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