Renault out-spent McLaren in ’05

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Renault are often held up examples of how ‘restrained’ spending can still be effective within Formula One. Everything is relative of course, but compared to the giga-spending of Toyota, Renault are positively frugal, and excellent value for money when you consider how many races each team has won in the last four years (Renault 18, … Continue reading Renault out-spent McLaren in ’05

What the FIA’s F1 survey really tells us

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“This reaffirms the view that Formula One is an important showcase for technology,”? trumpeted the FIA’s press release on the publication of the results of the 2006 FIA/AMD F1 survey. But the same survey also showed that the number of people who felt that technology was the most exciting aspect of F1 fell compared to … Continue reading What the FIA’s F1 survey really tells us

F1 car makers threaten walk-out

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The stakes have been raised in the dispute between the FIA and car manufacturers over the FIA’s controversial plans to freeze engine development. According to an article in today’s Sunday Times the GPMA-aligned manufacturers are threatening to leave the sport if the terms of Max Mosley’s engine plans are not changed. One executive summer up … Continue reading F1 car makers threaten walk-out

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