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#201 Anderis

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:46

It's complicated. Caterham actually received more prize money than Marussia last year. http://bleacherrepor...-and-per-season

 

Assuming a similar prize fund:

 

If Marussia come 10th and Caterham 11th then Marussia will get about $35 million and Caterham nothing (because Caterham wouldn't qualify for column 2 payments).

 

If Caterham and Sauber both beat Marussia then Marussia will get about $14 million (because they came 10th last year would still be eligible for column 2)

 

If Marussia manage to hold on to 9th then it could potentially be worth about $52.5 million

 

Pocket change for the guys at the front, but huge for a small team which can only afford £2000 in upgrades for one race.

If I understand it correctly, if Marussia finish 9th this year, they will get $52.5 million, but that still would be $49 million in case of finishing 10th, and 0 in case of finishing 11th.

 

So it really shows the game for them is about being inside top10 rather than beating Sauber. When it comes to the prize money, because beating team like Sauber could be a boost for their confidence, prestige, sponsorship interest etc.

 

But the best situation for F1 could be, if Caterham also beat Sauber this year. Then all 11 teams would qualify to column 1 payment and there wouldn't be one team clearly hampered much than others.



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#202 ExFlagMan

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 18:45

Interesting comment from Graham Lowden in this weeks MS.

The reason they took the stop-go under the safety car was a regulations are a bit unclear. 

"Article 16.4 was not quite clear - It says you must serve your penalty at your pit stop, but you are not allowed to take it under the safety car. You can also be excluded if you do not serve it at your stop"

 

Looks like another bit of loose F1 drafting.


Edited by ExFlagMan, 28 May 2014 - 19:26.


#203 BRG

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 19:29

Looks like another bit of loose F1 drafting.

Who do they get to write this stuff?  Some work experience intern?  A child of 5 can see that rule makes no sense.



#204 Andrew Hope

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 17:18

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#205 Wingcommander

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:04

That makes me smile  :)



#206 lambylamby

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:13

As it was not touring weather I skipped a lunch stop and used the phone (hands-free) to catch up on some of the news that never made it into the paddock, while dodging puddles in the spray. Watch out for changes at Marussia and more at Caterham. Keep an eye too on F1 and Russia as sponsors are beginning to grumble that going to have tea with Vladimir Putin would not be the smartest thing for F1 to do. Maybe the celebrated Strategy Group will finally do something sensible and involve itself in real strategic thinking, rather than doing daft things that don’t help anyone.

 

 

http://joesaward.wor...ty-grandstands/

 

Just wondering if anyone else might know the changes at Marussia?

 

Also, how amazing is the car looking this year?! catching up with sauber!


Edited by lambylamby, 24 July 2014 - 09:14.


#207 FrAnC1s96

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 15:31

Alexander Rossi joins Marussia as their reserve driver with immediate effect:

Marussia F1 Team @Marussia_F1Team 16m

Great news! We're delighted to announce that @AlexanderRossi has joined us as Official Reserve Driver with effect from the #HungarianGP



#208 lambylamby

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 17:20

Alexander Rossi joins Marussia as their reserve driver with immediate effect:

Marussia F1 Team ‏@Marussia_F1Team 16m

Great news! We're delighted to announce that @AlexanderRossi has joined us as Official Reserve Driver with effect from the #HungarianGP

Well that answered my question just earlier today! Talk about timing! Unless Joe Saward means something else.



#209 lambylamby

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 17:22

http://www.formula1....4/925/1205.html

 

Interesting, Let's see how this pans out at Spa for Ferrari too. 

 

Well thought out for a small team.



#210 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 17:43

http://www.formula1....4/925/1205.html

 

Interesting, Let's see how this pans out at Spa for Ferrari too. 

 

Well thought out for a small team.

 

Example of how the small teams can be innovative as well. The high nose was created by Tyrrell after they had fallen on lean times, there are surely other examples.

 

 

:cool:



#211 paulb

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 19:09

Example of how the small teams can be innovative as well. The high nose was created by Tyrrell after they had fallen on lean times, there are surely other examples.

 

 

:cool:

While I would hardly call wrapping the exhaust innovative, I am pleased to see Marussia continually trying to improve their performance.



#212 ensign14

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 19:18

Example of how the small teams can be innovative as well. The high nose was created by Tyrrell after they had fallen on lean times, there are surely other examples.

 

 

:cool:

 

A lot of them went badly wrong...such as the Life W12...



#213 Myrvold

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 23:45

Which quite frankly wasn't supposed to be a team, but just a engine manufacturer. Not that it would've made it any better. Just doing my dose of nitpicking :)



#214 turssi

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:48

Good qualifying position in Hungary and rain predicted for Sunday. More points coming their way?

Too bad Sauber is going tô challenge for points as well with Sutil up there as well.

Good luck Marussia!