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#651 Dolph

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 18:34

There's a big difference between making a big noise and making no noise.   While the teams in the last expansion may not have been as visible as USF1, they certainly weren't totally silent like this proposed entry.  In fact Nick Wirth would tell anyone who would listen about how Virgin were going to develop a car with CFD only.

 

 AFAIK they've been accepted but have yet to pay for the entry.

 

They threw away the CFD only concept because they weren't moving up the grid. Now we've had a couple of years and still the same results (except for the fluke Mocaco points). Time to go back to the more cost friendly CFD only again? Maybe its an opportunity for a new team?
 



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#652 FullThrottleF1

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 18:39

The Forza Rossa car has been in development since around August, so it will be tight!

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 18:41

Marussia have a good car IMO if it had a Renault or a Mercedes engine it would be fighting for points regularly.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 18:49

I think that pit equipment is the least of their priorities.  Taking on a bunch of second hand stuff doesn't really sound like a serious start for a F1 team.  By comparison, Haas has built a posh new HQ.

 

What's wrong with second hand wheel guns? Its likely Haas will be at the tail end of the grid where lap times vary by seconds. Haas needs to establish itself as a serious team first. The results will either come or not come later.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 18:57

What's wrong with second hand wheel guns? Its likely Haas will be at the tail end of the grid where lap times vary by seconds. Haas needs to establish itself as a serious team first. The results will either come or not come later.

 

They may be perfectly functional, but if you have to penny pinch on the pit equipment, your effort starts to look awfully unviable.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 21:09

They may be perfectly functional, but if you have to penny pinch on the pit equipment, your effort starts to look awfully unviable.

Says who?

 

If the tool does job who cares how much money you've spent on it?

Any way to save money in F1 isn't always a bad thing.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 22:07

Says who?

 

If the tool does job who cares how much money you've spent on it?

Any way to save money in F1 isn't always a bad thing.

 

I've only half read this thread, it originally sounded like Kolles had to track down HRT's old equipment just to save a few quid. If that was the case, you're unlikely to have enough cash to develop the car.



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 01:58

If the equipment works perfectly, it doesn't mean he doesn't have the cash to develop the car, it could mean the savings can be diverted as well, including toward the development of the said car!

 

Unless they really don't have the money, in which case... oh well.