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F1 drivers threatening to strike ahead of British GP

I read that the F1 rivers are threatening toi strike due to the fact Max Mosely has increased the cost of a super licence from around $2600 to $15,000 and then they pay an extra $3,100 per point scored.

F1 drivers threaten strike ahead of British Grand Prix - Motor Racing, Sport - The Independent
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Re: F1 drivers threatening to strike ahead of British GP

I think its a fair point that if they do strike its for a purpose and not for the fact they have to pay for the 'Super License'.

Its an unfair way of charging under the points scheme if it is raised to $3100 per point, everyone is in the F1 world to win no matter what car they are in, the word 'Grand Prix' means 'Grand Prize' for a reason, and winning will only seems to make the drivers pay the likes of Mosley back for the priviledge if this goes through.
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Max Mosely....
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yes those hard up F1 drivers have it so bad
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Re: F1 drivers threatening to strike ahead of British GP

Why not make it a flat payment?

Seems idiotic to penalise the more successful drivers.
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Re: F1 drivers threatening to strike ahead of British GP

Sounds too much like common sense there biggie. Shame some of it doesn't rub off on Mosley.

Can't see a strike happening, there's too much to lose with the pressures of corporate sponsorships the teams take on.
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Can't see a strike happening, there's too much to lose with the pressures of corporate sponsorships the teams take on.
And that's the really sad thing about modern F1.
Corporate. Businesslike. Sponsor led. Sterile. No Character.
 
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