Ferrari Mission Winnow logo, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Ferrari’s ‘Mission Winnow’ sponsorship faces ban in Australia

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In the round-up: The Australian government is planning new legislation to ban the kind of promotions used by tobacco manufacturers Philip Morris, at Ferrari, and BAT, at McLaren.

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McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl was asked whether he was surprised Red Bull let Carlos Sainz Jnr go:

I can’t judge what happened there in the past. We are happy that we have these two drivers in our side.

And that’s the reason also why we announced that, early on, was how we move forward into next year. We’re very impressed by the performance of these two guys that they’re having. By the way they work together with the engineers, with me, with you guys. It’s an important element of the positive spirit and atmosphere and the morale we’re having right now inside the team. Which for me is key in order to also make the next steps as a team.

So I think that can have a great future with us. It’s down to us, to me, to make sure the team we deliver also in the future a machine for them to fight higher up on the road in terms of positions.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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I agree with him too. To win the Indy 500, a lot of variables will define the result, in this kind of race sometimes is a bit of a lottery really, too many unpredictability. Not that Le Mans isn’t unpredictable, but usually if you have a works team behind in LPM1, it’s nowadays much simpler to win due to the lack of opposition, whilst in Indy 500 that’s not the case. So it’s just needed an invitation from Toyota to Montoya and 70% the work will be done to achieve the triple crown. For Alonso the chances would be much slimmer due to the nature of Indy 500. Even with the best package, the outcome is unpredictable.

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  • 19 comments on “Ferrari’s ‘Mission Winnow’ sponsorship faces ban in Australia”

    1. Its also Ducatis who are using Mission Winnow sponsorship and Philip Island GP is coming up shortly..

      1. Good, relevant, point Chaitanya, I wonder if, like Ferrari, they too will find something to celebrate and temporarily replace that livery!

      2. Ducati is a vw company, they’ll get a pass.

    2. I’m sure RaceFans will make up for the Australia ban by continuing to advertise here.

      1. @darryn – I see a news story reported – where is the advert?

        1. The news story is the ad. That is how this advertising is meant to work. Racefans doesn’t need to put the giant MW photo on the top of the page and a meaningless story like this doesn’t need to lead. We’ve heard about this a million times.

          1. @darryn Flattering though it is, the idea that a niche website such offers anything like the marketing impact of having your logos seen by millions of people on live television is not realistic.

            a meaningless story like this doesn’t need to lead. We’ve heard about this a million times.

            On the contrary, this is the first time a government has said is going against this kind of advertising, and there are tens of millions of dollars’ worth of sponsorship at stake.

            1. @keithcollantine Nice cop out. Your vote doesn’t count either because it is only one and so why bother casting it.

    3. Regarding one of the questions in the Haas race preview: Have people forgot the 2017 Chinese and Singapore GPs? Both of these featured a standing-start on a wet track as well and took place after the amended rules ahead of that season, so technically, this year’s German GP is the third (not first) of this kind post-2016. Furthermore, wet-standing starts were a common feature in the more distant past as well, but the point here is about what’s been the case post-2016 Brazilian GP, not what happened before that.

      1. @jerejj It was the first time the new procedure had been used in F1 since it had been introduced.

        1. @keithcollantine But this procedure was introduced ahead of 2017, and both the Chinese and the Singapore GPs of that season took place after this procedure was introduced, and before this year’s German GP in chronological order, so technically, still not the first.

    4. I really, really hope that Saudi Arabia Grand Prix never happens.

      Other than an insanely big fee for F1 Management, I can’t really see any reason to go there and associate F1 with such a state. I know almost every country F1 goes to is politically questionable (especially some in the West if you ask me), but this is one that surely most sponsors in F1 don’t want to be associated with at all. It also has no consumer market to speak of and as a poster child country for fossil fuels, it doesn’t make much sense for manufacturer brands either. Finally, are there any fans dying to see another soulless track in a random dessert with empty grandstands?

      1. Finally, are there any fans dying to see another soulless track in a random dessert with empty grandstands?

        Probably ones living in Saudi. And from my experience there are quite a few.

      2. are there any fans dying


        1. @phylyp Who’s not dying for a dessert, especially in saudi arabia.

    5. “Tobacco company branding and logos will be banned entirely from the Melbourne Grand Prix to close a loophole that was exploited by cigarette giant Philip Morris and Ferrari.”

      And, in the interests of fairness, McLaren and British American Tobacco.

      1. No it’s only these pesky italians, cheaters.

    6. I was staggered at Martin Brundle’s tweet that there was a gulf of 33 seconds between F1 and Moto GP. Is this because of Silverstone’s high-speed layout – they are using the same track configuration aren’t they? Are there any other tracks where such side-by-side comparisons are possible? Barcelona, Hungary Spa, Monza?

      1. @nickwyatt Absolutely. It seems that in this case the grip from 4 relatively large wheels makes a massive difference on a track like Silverstone.

        You’d also think that F1 cars just keep accelerating all the way along the straights, whereas motorbikes have (relatively) weaker acceleration at high speed.

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