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Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

Well Luca di Montezemolo doesn't like the track. I dont suppose that has anything to do with the teams poor performance there. Does it?

He says the track is for the circus. Well, surely, having looked like utter clowns last time around, Ferrari should fit right in then. Could that be another reason he is so disgruntled? I am not surprised at his anger, but with the few races that are left i am sure they will get the results they need. It would only take a few more penalties of a certain driver, if he doesn't stuff himself with his overconfidence and arrogance, to ensure victory so all is not lost yet.

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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

I have to agree with Luca, the track is poor and not a real race circuit. It is however breathtakingly beautiful, more so than Monaco which has similar problems. Like wise Valencia which as a circuit is p*** poor but is ugly too. All this in a year when two great circuits could go by the wayside...Silverstone and Spa.
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I love Ferrari but Luca is / was talking rubbish If Massa had won he'd have loved the place.
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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

Well, all the drivers said the same thing: rubbish track for overtaking.

Plus, Montezemolo said the same about Valencia (where Massa won), so he has a point, innit!?!
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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

If Massa had won then he may have said it was poor track, he may have said it was a great track, but the thing thats must make him made is the light system they use twice now it has cost them ( money and points) when will they get rid
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The lighting for Singapore goes against the Green F1 image they're trying to promote

Very bad move, I say.
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I thought the lighting thing didn't work. The drivers could see but all you could see on TV was the cars and the track. Singapore maybe a beautiful city and a fantastic place to hold a GP but you couldn't tell from the pictures, they may as well have raced in a tunnel.
Do Singapore in day light so we can see the beautiful city and do Valencia at night so we don't have to look at the docks.
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Well, all the drivers said the same thing: rubbish track for overtaking.
The problem has never been the tracks. Most of the special designed Tilke circuits are supposed to be overtaking friendly, but we don't see much more action at them than we do at the street circuits.

Design cars that allow close racing and overtaking, and even on the street circuits, drivers will start to overtake each other.

(and stop punishing drivers who do try to overtake)
 
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On sky at the weekend, Eddie Irvine said he thought reduction in sponsorship by car manufacturers would lessen the gap between the rich and poor teams eventually.It's what F1 needs. Ultimately it doesn't matter what the track is like, the top teams are going as fast the regulations allow because they have the money to do it. The best races for position invariably go on lower down in the field.
 
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Bernie's comment

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I like his way of thinking
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He seems to want to be sleeping with the fishes ...


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I cant believe this anti McLaren pro Ferrari bias from the big wigs of F1.........oh hang on, my mistake!
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Crap track, no scenery to look at....due to lights which hides the city...we could have been racing at Birmingham....
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Crap track, no scenery to look at...
That's an interesting quote which sums up where formula 1 has gone in the last couple of decades.

There was a time when people watched the racing
 
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That's an interesting quote which sums up where formula 1 has gone in the last couple of decades.

There was a time when people watched the racing
What he said...

Not interested in the views or scenary...if I wanted that I'd go and stay for weekend
For a 'new track' it was quoted as having 'little to no chance of overtaking'...so what's the point in doing it

Oh well Bernie likes it..so thats ok then eh? he makes me
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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

I am sure getting beaten by a Ferrari customer team at their home track didn't help either.

Kimi dumping it in the wall at Singapore summed up their weekend.

Luca thinks it's a circus?

Join the club any real F1 fan was disgusted by the Spa FIAsco.

As Brundle said those that were awarded 1st and 2nd at Spa after the result rigging hadn't even seen the rear of Hamilton's car during the race.

Take your medicine Luca. If you don't like it withdraw from F1 and throw Ferrari's lot in with Texeira.
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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

Ive posted this in the other thread, what Luca said....

"This is humiliating for F1.

"I want to talk about this with all the other teams in the upcoming weeks."

Di Montezemolo had already said ahead of the race weekend that he believed street circuits such as Singapore or Valencia were bad for the sport.

"I have the impression it will be another one of those letdowns where you cannot overtake, like Valencia," he said last week. "Going forward with these circuits heralds a bad future for Formula One."

From http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/71028

So he voiced his concern before Singapore, and also singled out Valencia, where Massa won, so its hardly sour grapes.

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Montezemolo is being consistent with his thoughts regardless of what happened. If you guys can't see it, believe what you want.
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Luca de Montezemolo has been around the Ferrari set up now for about forty years, and I for one think he has a point.

Whilst the timing of his comment about Singapore was unfortunate in the light of events at Ferrari during the race, I think it is very unfair to dismiss his comments in the light of the race cockups.

He is making a much broader point about the spectacle of F1 and the direction in which it is heading. What would Spa be without the scenery? I think the street tracks in general are falling short, and the only reason Monaco survives is because of the location, the associated spectacle and the historical tradition. It seems mad to bring in more tracks of this type.

Singapore may as well have been a computer simulation. It wasn't a good racing track, and neither was Valencia.

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Aye!


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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

i dont know what ferrari are worrying about, hamilton will bottle it again and stick his car into a wall or gravel trap again and hand the tittle to another undeserving ferrari driver.
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Well jab...you weren't far out were you

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Hamilton needs to "do a Hamilton" a couple more times
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Re: Ferrari Boss Unhappy With Singapore Track

Can't wait for Brazil.... What will Kimi do next to help his mate ....mmm I feel a shuey moment coming on
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