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#1 Dunc

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:20

I'd love to see Rolls-Royce develop an engine. Imagine the power!

I'd also love to see Coulthard being sponsored by Tenent's Lager.

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#2 hobbes

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:24

Why Rolls-Royce would make such an amazing engine ? :p BMW McLaren Ferrari are big enough names! I wouldn't mind seeing another supercar team such as lamborghini but that is far from reality:)

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:26

They make jet engines, I'm sure they could put a pretty impressive F1 engine on the grid.

Maybe Astone Martin could come in too.

#4 Mika Mika

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:27

Porsche, Audi, LOTUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#5 Dunc

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:30

Oh yeah, forgot about Lotus. How great would it be for them to return!

#6 volumenzero

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:31

Maybe an American Manufacturer will be fine ...

#7 Mika Mika

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:33

Originally posted by volumenzero
Maybe an American Manufacturer will be fine ...


Yea i'd love for Ford to come back, but the comapny seems to be in more and more trouble each year!!!!

Corvette would be cool,

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:34

Nah, sod that. Ford were godawful last time they were in F1, Chrysler and GM wouldn't be much better. Americans just don't have knack for F1, sadly.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:37

Originally posted by Dunc
They make jet engines, I'm sure they could put a pretty impressive F1 engine on the grid.

Maybe Astone Martin could come in too.


I'd bet they couldnt do anything better than the existing companies.

I just want to see someone fill the last grid slot, any company will do.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:38

Originally posted by Dunc
Nah, sod that. Ford were godawful last time they were in F1, Chrysler and GM wouldn't be much better. Americans just don't have knack for F1, sadly.


Aren't Chrysler already represented by McLaren, what with Mercedes being a subsidiary of Chrysler (or the other way around?).

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:38

Originally posted by Dunc
Nah, sod that. Ford were godawful last time they were in F1, Chrysler and GM wouldn't be much better. Americans just don't have knack for F1, sadly.

You're right...They wouldn't put up with the bullsh!t... ):

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:39

Originally posted by Clatter


I'd bet they couldnt do anything better than the existing companies.

I just want to see someone fill the last grid slot, any company will do.


How about Lucazade to take the fight to Red Bull Racing :smoking:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:40

Hehe, like it!

#14 Arn

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:43

I would like to see F1 competition become more global.
It would be nice to have US, Russian and Chinese knowhow compete with the established european base. I dont think they would stand a chance though. At least not for the first many years.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:47

Originally posted by Hacklerf


How about Lucazade to take the fight to Red Bull Racing :smoking:

Heh - good suggestion. 2 brands of ill-tasting (imo), over-priced, over-rated piss rather than 1!  ;)

I think perhaps if that does happen I might just start "Team Piss", and try and beat them at their own game!

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:47

Originally posted by Dunc
I'd love to see Rolls-Royce develop an engine. Imagine the power!

Don't Rolls Royce cars use BMW engines?

As for the aero branch, I can't begin to imagine why they would produce better piston engines than the likes of Ferrari, Merc, etc.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:53

Originally posted by Mika Mika


Yea i'd love for Ford to come back, but the comapny seems to be in more and more trouble each year!!!!

Corvette would be cool,


Corvette is a model, not a manufacturer. If you want to see Vettes racing, I would suggest Le Mans.

I doubt that you'll see an American brand back in F1 for a very long time. The 'Big 3' are all in a lot of trouble and the last thing that they want to do is go spending money on a sport that very few Americans really care about. If there's persistent talk that one of the 3 might leave NASCAR (the '1' seems to change all of the time) then there's no way that they would spend even more money on F1. Besides, the unions and the stockholders would crucify the Board of Directors for even considering it.

I would say that maybe one of the boutique manufacturers might get involved, but the costs are way too high to even think of ever being competitive. Let's face it, the financial numbers for F1 just don't make any sense at all. And no American company would have any interest in running at the back of the field.

If any new manufactures were to get involved in F1 it would almost certainly be either Chinese or Korean. It would have to be a company looking to "make a splash".

You're much more likely to see manufactures (especially the Americans) get involved in either ALMS or IndyCar. At least then they can share drivetrain technology between the factory and the raceteam. And in the case of the GT classes of ALMS, the cars are actually recognizeable as models you can actually drive on the street.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:55

Originally posted by Dunc
Nah, sod that. Ford were godawful last time they were in F1, Chrysler and GM wouldn't be much better. Americans just don't have knack for F1, sadly.

Stewart Ford won a race and the final Cosworth fling in the back of the Williams was unreliable but rumoured to be the most powerful on the grid at the start of the 2005 season. Ford is also the force that ensured we even had F1 races with the common usage of the DFV.

I would like to see Auto Union back in f1. They won't until F1 is prepared to create a diesel equivalence formula, and then we may see some interest from them, but it's a long way off IMO.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:55

I would love VAG to enter F1, but instead of Audi F1, they could use the SKODA brand.
Then beat and humble everyone... in a skoda. That would be quite amusing.

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#20 ATM_Andy

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:58

Lada :D

#21 Mika Mika

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 13:59

How about Citron? they do well in WRC?

#22 F1 Tor.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:03

Bugatti F1 has a nice ring to it. The Veyron already has a 1000 or so hp. :wave:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:04

Originally posted by For sure


Aren't Chrysler already represented by McLaren, what with Mercedes being a subsidiary of Chrysler (or the other way around?).


Mercedes pretty much gave away Chrysler to a private equity firm in the US last year. When DaimlerBenz "merged" with Chrysler (in reality, they bought Chrysler) a lot of people had high hopes for the combined company. 10 years later, they left Chrysler for dead along the side of the road.

Even if Chrysler didn't always have the best quality cars, they're styling was very impressive. 10 years later and now everything is either right where it was 10 years ago or worse. It's so bad that they are currently offering a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on all of their cars.

I've always loved Chrysler and I used to work for one of their suppliers. I just hope they can, once again, turn it around.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:15

Originally posted by Owen
I would love VAG to enter F1, but instead of Audi F1, they could use the SKODA brand.
Then beat and humble everyone... in a skoda. That would be quite amusing.

That would be quite cool; or even dust off the old Auto Union moniker

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:17

Durex

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:30

Originally posted by Locai


Mercedes pretty much gave away Chrysler to a private equity firm in the US last year. When DaimlerBenz "merged" with Chrysler (in reality, they bought Chrysler) a lot of people had high hopes for the combined company. 10 years later, they left Chrysler for dead along the side of the road.

Even if Chrysler didn't always have the best quality cars, they're styling was very impressive. 10 years later and now everything is either right where it was 10 years ago or worse. It's so bad that they are currently offering a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on all of their cars.

I've always loved Chrysler and I used to work for one of their suppliers. I just hope they can, once again, turn it around.

Interesting - cheers for the info :up:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:39

Moller

NASA (or Rocketdyne - manufacturer of a different kind of F1 engine)

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 14:40

I'd like to see tobacco companies back in F1 & American racing. It's a joke that they can have beer companies but not tobacco.

I would also like to see the Chicago Mercantile Exchange sponsor a car

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 15:32

Aston Martin, Audi, Prodrive, Lotus,

and Apple :)

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#30 1george

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 16:17

Pepsi and Coke

#31 Dom77

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 18:42

Playboy magazine :rotfl: :rotfl:

#32 macoran

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 19:17

Originally posted by Dom77
Playboy magazine :rotfl: :rotfl:


Why not, Penthouse has already had a shot!

#33 Risil

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 19:17

Originally posted by Dom77
Playboy magazine :rotfl: :rotfl:


Didn't Penthouse sponsor Arrows once?

[edited to recognise being beaten to the post, so to speak]

#34 Scudetto

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 19:32

Originally posted by Risil


Didn't Penthouse sponsor Arrows once?


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Posted 06 February 2008 - 20:15

Originally posted by hobbes
I wouldn't mind seeing another supercar team such as lamborghini but that is far from reality:)


They've already got an engine that screams like an F1 car in the back of the GT1 Murcielago R-GT! Best sounding sportscar on the planet!

Wouldn't mind seeing a team sponsered by Kwik Fit, only part of the deal means that the pit-crew have to be picked from Kiwk-Fit stores all across the UK. The Pitstop might take a little while longer, but they'll certainly be the only team on the grid charged for parts & labour too! :lol:

#36 Risil

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 20:15

:eek:

That is quite something.

#37 glorius&victorius

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 22:09

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk
Durex


so what would the slogan be?

"burning rubber" or "laying down some rubber"

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 22:12

Originally posted by glorius&victorius


so what would the slogan be?

"burning rubber" or "laying down some rubber"


"Unlike F1, we give you all the thrills with no risk"

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 23:02

I would like Agip back on the Ferrari's & also the return of some classic (non tobacco) sponsors such as parmalat, Martini, Jagermeister.

I wouls also like to see the return of the "Campari Castle" at the 2nd Monza chicane....

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#40 Scudetto

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 23:06

Originally posted by glorius&victorius


so what would the slogan be?


"The wins come faster than you do."

#41 noikeee

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 23:11

Originally posted by FNG


"Unlike F1, we give you all the thrills with no risk"


Maybe in the 70s it'd work, nowadays the chances of getting a chick knocked up must be higher than getting killed in an F1 car.

#42 saudoso

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 23:15

Porsche, to repeat the veni, vidi vinci approach from the 80's

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 23:54

Lotus



.... ok, I also wouldn't mind Sir Richard Branson having a go with the Sport. something has to be Virgin at F-1 :p

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 00:49

Originally posted by Arn
I would like to see F1 competition become more global.
It would be nice to have US, Russian and Chinese knowhow compete with the established european base. I dont think they would stand a chance though. At least not for the first many years.


One company in my backyard comes to mind: BOEING!

They'd have an uphill battle for fans due to Airbus loyalty in Europe, but they certainly have the composite/aerodynamics background. They out-source composites from Japan/Italy - so there is a global nature to the company. I wonder if the FIA would approve a jet-powered car?

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 00:52

Originally posted by scottb32


One company in my backyard comes to mind: BOEING!

They'd have an uphill battle for fans due to Airbus loyalty in Europe, but they certainly have the composite/aerodynamics background. They out-source composites from Japan/Italy - so there is a global nature to the company. I wonder if the FIA would approve a jet-powered car?


Boeing don't produce jet engines !

and...the regulations stipulate 2.4 litre V8s

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:18

Originally posted by Dunc
Nah, sod that. Ford were godawful last time they were in F1, Chrysler and GM wouldn't be much better. Americans just don't have knack for F1, sadly.

Doesn't support their business model. Not enough popularity in the US. Too many other types of motorsports not to mention professional and college football and basketball and professional baseball and hockey. There's not any more room for another sport. :rotfl:

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:31

I'd like to see the Ferrari's decked out in the Coca-Cola colors and logos.

The Coca-Cola logos could be displayed at every race therefore we wouldn't have to look at the alternative Marlboro bar code logo again in countries that ban tobacco advertising.

#48 giacomo

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 15:28

Brabham and Lotus. :cry:

#49 lustigson

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 15:57

Porsche, Lotus, Aston Martin, Coca-Cola, Duff Beer. :cool:

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 20:08

I'd like to see the Volkswagen Group get involved in F1. Possibly thru Audi, but that Skoda idea would be cool :D