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Poll: Luca di Montezemolo predicts a boring 2008 season (57 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Yes - it will be televised tedium from start to finish. (12 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  2. No - it will not be a boring seaon. (24 votes [42.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

  3. Why are these polls always so polarised - can't we have an "a bit boring + a bit exciting" option? (21 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

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#1 Perigee

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 14:14

Luca di Montezemolo predicts a boring 2008 F1 season - Story

With McLaren and Ferrari so close in testing, it seems fair to foresee another close season...and it seems pointless, and plain strange, on all fronts to suggest it might be boring.

Do we agree with him or not?

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#2 Mauseri

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 14:36

I dont care if the championship is boring (=easy win for us) but I hope there will be many exciting races and qualifyings still.

#3 brett_sequeira

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 14:51

luca is a cun*

#4 lukywill

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 17:56

i´m already half sleeping even without the hypnotic tedious vromm-vromm.

#5 Mika Mika

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 18:45

Originally posted by Perigee
Luca di Montezemolo predicts a boring 2008 F1 season - Story

With McLaren and Ferrari so close in testing, it seems fair to foresee another close season...and it seems pointless, and plain strange, on all fronts to suggest it might be boring.

Do we agree with him or not?


Luca is very possibly correct however it's a VERY very stupid thing to say... I'd of though Bernie and FOM will be very angry at him for billeting the sport. Max said a few weeks ago how bad it was for formula one when McMerc tries to do the same thing.

#6 tifosi

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 18:53

Reading the story this looks like some Italien-English translation gobbleygook. From the best I can make out of it it seems to be he is saying there wont be all the off-track intrigue that highlighted 2007. Do any of our Italien speaking friends maybe know what he actually said?

#7 Suntrek

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 18:58

According to Autosport Luca has been talking to at least two different Italian media on two different occasons - Gazzetto dello Sport and La Stampa.

The media habit of quoting different answers to different questions on different occasions is very obvious here and as such I can only refer this topic and the article it's based upon to the usual suspects.

(Sorry, but I'm an Alonso fan and we are rather used to these kinds of agendas nowadays. We are not so easily tricked, because we are sort of used to media twists. ;) )

#8 Frank Booth

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 18:59

Would you look at the hair on that guy.

BOT- I took it as a tongue and cheek comment that Ferrari will run away with it

#9 Suntrek

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 19:02

double post :

#10 Ricardo F1

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 19:12

I took it that he just means that the focus will be on the track and not on the sport as a whole . . . . not that what happens on the track won't be exciting. And that's from someone who expects Montezemolo to say something retarded every time he gets near a microphone . . .

#11 hobbes

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 19:16

It's all about stirring things up (LdM and press)

#12 Suntrek

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 19:57

Originally posted by hobbes
It's all about stirring things up (LdM and press)


Yep, indeed seems like they have nothing better to write about right now. And that's much more boring than any occurrences whatsoever (on or off track) in the oncoming season.

#13 Ferrim

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 20:43

I'm pretty sure he refered to all the off-track stories of 2007.

#14 512 TR

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 21:18

Originally posted by Ricardo F1
I took it that he just means that the focus will be on the track and not on the sport as a whole . . . . not that what happens on the track won't be exciting. And that's from someone who expects Montezemolo to say something retarded every time he gets near a microphone . . .


Yes, we need Ron's view and input to this issue to balance out the retardedness. :lol:

#15 kayemod

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 21:44

Originally posted by Frank Booth
Would you look at the hair on that guy.


If LdM didn't dye his hair, he'd be a dead ringer for Peter Stringfellow. Luca used to be a good looking guy, but these days he just looks a mess. I'd say that fellow countryman Flavio is ageing rather better.

#16 giacomo

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 21:47

Originally posted by kayemod
If LdM didn't dye his hair, he'd be a dead ringer for Peter Stringfellow. Luca used to be a good looking guy, but these days he just looks a mess. I'd say that fellow countryman Flavio is ageing rather better.

Both of them spent too many years in the tanning bed, and now it shows.

#17 jonpollak

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 22:25

Yet more reasons to dislike the modern regime at Ferrari

Jp

#18 coyoteBR

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 22:33

Ferrari's victories were never a "bore"

#19 512 TR

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 22:35

Originally posted by giacomo
Both of them spent too many years in the tanning bed, and now it shows.


You know you're hated and a thorn in the side if your rivals resort to making fun of your hair. :lol:

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#20 Ricardo F1

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 22:46

Or the way you speak. :wave: