donskar wrote:bmw fanatic wrotemotive: publicity stunt to boost rep and attarct sponsors. rumours are that they are close to closing a deal rather than persueing a new one (no one can know how close or far away from a sponsorship deal they are exactly.)
Highly unlikely. I have a little experience here, having been a member of the Compaq team that negotiated the Williams sponsorship. Those negotiations took much longer than Brawn and his partners have owned the team. And no reputable sponsor would start negotiating with a group that did NOT own the team wanting sponsorship. In addition, the economic climate now is MUCH worse than when we negotiated the Williams sponsorship (we were spending money like drunken sailors). I hope I'm wrong; I want to see Brawn succeed. But remember, if Brawn can not back up its test times in the real races, they will repel future sponsors.evidence: renault have hinted that they ran with little or no ballast and in the closing stages of todays testing renault beat their time presumably by running equally light to understand their true pace.
No offense meant, but "hinted" and "presumably" do not constitute "evidence."
i assume u have a better explanation for renaults 11th hour pace. do u think they achieved it with a legal car if not then why bother?
true there is no real evidence of much at this point however an intelligent guess can be made from their activities. if u want to dismiss something than debate your case rather than blindly dissmissing somethin without real cosideration. and are u categorically stating that brawn gp will not have a sponsor in the very near future giving them a good reason to impress??