Some people think that aligning yourself with a company that supplies F1 is the best way in the door. Or at least into the paddock.
Maybe working with Hitco, AP, Brembro, Mahle, Shell, Bridgestone, etc would be a faster way in to say "I work in F1".
Nigel Mansel was a truck driver for Williams for a long time. When he talked of the Honda looking and driving like a truck he knew what he was talking about.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute