Originally posted by Gedi
Is there a trend to support Williams in America?
Yeah, all the bud drinkers working on their HP Pavilion's
Nah, but a lot of people here support the underdogs, When McLaren and Williams dominated there was more Ferrari support.
Originally posted by Lotus Fury
If you were to remove Ferrari from the races this have been an awesome year for F1.
If you were to remove the US team from the Olympic games this would have been an awesome year for the Olympics. Yeah, that is what your statement sounds like.
Or, If you were to remove John Force from the races this have been an awesome year for Funny Car drag racing....
And I agree with Jim, Imagine a driver working his hardest to try to better the current top dog, just to find out that he retired unbeaten and never know. Don't you think that MS is an overachiver because he doesn't have any other way to beat Ayrton Senna? Could it be?
I also think the FIA is foolish to change rules to try to even the field, they are acheiving just the opposite. Ferrari is such a well oiled team that they can adapt faster to the changes than the rest of the teams.
Just read this, even the other teams are complaining about the changes because they think they favor Ferrari
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has once again slammed the FIA for what he deems to be displaying favoritism towards Ferrari.
According to Dennis the new rules, especially those relating to long-life engines as well as tyres, which are expected to be implemented next season clearly favour Ferrari.
"The regulations proposed favour one team over another because of the circumstances they are in," Dennis told the BBC.
"If one team (Ferrari) has an engine that currently does 1,500km and another (McLaren) has one that does 500km and suddenly you've got a rule that the engine has to do two races, then you have a situation where those who are already close to that level have got a clear advantage."
"Similarly, if you've got a tyre that is very durable and has less degradation over the distance of a Grand Prix and then suddenly you've got a regulation that says we are only going to use one set of tyres for a Grand Prix, then that team is immediately at an advantage.
"Putting aside who gets what, that's deliberate and the key ingredient is how to destabilise the teams and take their focus aware from trying to create commercial stability."
However, an FIA spokesman says Dennis' accusations are "ridiculous". "Of all the ridiculous accusations that could be made against the FIA perhaps the most ridiculous is that we would want Ferrari to be more dominant," he said. "Did any of the people making these accusations actually watch the race in Hungary?"
"In reality the FIA's consultation with the teams on the new regulations has been very constructive. We understand that general agreement on the new regulations has already been reached. In that sense we feel that the consultation process has been very successful."
"It's to everyone's advantage to finalise the regulations sooner rather than later and we understand that most teams have already started working on designs for 2005 which meet the proposed regulations."
Not everyone can be happy