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Who is the best Team Manager in Motorsport currently?


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#1 ArnageWRC

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:47

While watching the Le Mans 24 Hours - I wondered, who is the best boss at the moment, Dr Ulrich has got to be a strong contender. And I'm not an Audi fan, even Quesnel has had success running PSA Sport.

So, who do we think is No1.

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#2 krapmeister

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:51

Is Dr Ulrich a Team Manager? He's the head of Audi Motorsport isn't he?

#3 Aloisioitaly

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:08

I guess the best in F1 is Briatore, hope he can get a deal with Ferrari.

#4 freya

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:25

I guess the best in F1 is Briatore, hope he can get a deal with Ferrari.



I wonder what people base their judgment on. Briatore gotta be the worse manager you can choose for anything. He has about zero of the qualifications that describe a good manager, including the ability to not talk like some sopranos wanna be bully.

Not to mention that he destroyed his last team, look at the renault managed by a "manager" now and compare it to the 2009 mess.

#5 OSX

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:30

Is Dr Ulrich a Team Manager? He's the head of Audi Motorsport isn't he?


Gets my vote as well.

#6 KavB

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:37

I wonder what people base their judgment on. Briatore gotta be the worse manager you can choose for anything. He has about zero of the qualifications that describe a good manager, including the ability to not talk like some sopranos wanna be bully.

Not to mention that he destroyed his last team, look at the renault managed by a "manager" now and compare it to the 2009 mess.

Well the guy did help the Enstone team win 7 championships and many races... He may not know anything about engineering, but he had to be doing something right to lead a team to championships, and to be re-hired to win some more championships (With Renault).

#7 krapmeister

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:40

So are we talking Team Managers, Team Principals, or Heads of Motorsport division?

Just wanting to know because all 3 are different imo...

#8 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:47

Really. No one has managed a Team Manager yet.

#9 Jordana

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:49

Is Dr Ulrich a Team Manager? He's the head of Audi Motorsport isn't he?



Whaterver he is  ;) He is the best! :clap:



#10 ArnageWRC

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:57

So are we talking Team Managers, Team Principals, or Heads of Motorsport division?

Just wanting to know because all 3 are different imo...


While Dr Ulrich is the Head of Motorsport, I think, is it Ralf Juttner who is Team Manager.
Maybe it should the figurehead of a team....


#11 Jordana

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:02

While Dr Ulrich is the Head of Motorsport, I think, is it Ralf Juttner who is Team Manager.
Maybe it should the figurehead of a team....


:up: :clap:

http://www.usatoday....mans-audi_n.htm




#12 Sausage

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 13:55

Does Chad Knaus count?

#13 Jordana

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 14:41

Does Chad Knaus count?


Of course, we are talking about motorsport, aren't we? :p

#14 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 14:45

Does Chad Knaus count?

No, he's a Vulcan...


#15 ch103

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 16:13

Chip Ginassi

#16 Andy865

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 16:16

You could at least spell his name right haha!!

And his NASCAR effort is rubbish so I disagree.

Ray Mallock?

#17 SCUDmissile

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 16:30

Peter Sauber must be up there, being successful in LeMans and F1, surely?

#18 Risil

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 16:34

Team Manager is what Peter Windsor was at Williams, yes?

#19 Jordana

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 16:35

Peter Sauber must be up there, being successful in LeMans and F1, surely?



Not a bad choice! :up:

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#20 zold

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 16:39

sauber's team manager is Beat Zehnder, not Peter Sauber

#21 ferruccio

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 17:22

As head of Audi Motorsport Dr Ullrich is in effect the 'Team Principal', representing Audi, the investors.

While Ralf Juttner is part of the Joest side of Audi Team Joest as Technical Director, in effect the 'Team Manager'. Of course Reinhold Joest himself is constantly in the garage but probably just there as the boss of Joest Racing.

Meanwhile Howden Haynes and Leena Gade are from Progressive Motorsport, UK while Brad Kettler from Champion Racing, USA. Contracted out to Joest Racing. This is what I gather anyway.

Audi supplies the cars, Joest is in charge of racing them. And probably for 'discounted services' Joest gets mention in the team name. The R10 and R15 were slower than the 908. Joest had to work extra hard to offset the shortcomings from Audi. The R18 made their job a little easier this year

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:30

Yeah, Audi are the best run team in motorsport. They always seem to do the right thing and it's up to their competitors to figure out how to beat them.

#23 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:04

Team Manager is what Peter Windsor was at Williams, yes?

:lol:

There are indeed different roles with similar titles.

What was Windsor in charge of? Shipping the equipment to different races, managing sponsor and press activities (important), having plently of catering at hand and so forth I guess. Surely nothing to do with bolting "go fast" bits on the car by his USF1 efforts...

#24 pingu666

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:00

duncan dayton at highcroft

chris nissan? for vw's dakar effort

the guys at flying lizzard

joe gibbs and rick hendrick in nascar

#25 slideways

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:39

:lol:

There are indeed different roles with similar titles.

What was Windsor in charge of? Shipping the equipment to different races, managing sponsor and press activities (important), having plently of catering at hand and so forth I guess. Surely nothing to do with bolting "go fast" bits on the car by his USF1 efforts...


He fetched Mansell cocktails with those little hats in them.