Hahahaha... I'm not overly optimistic, I'm just being honest when I say that BAR can improve rapidly this season.
I Bet that 99% member or guest in this forum is A Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, or Reanult Fan. U Guys whose a fan of those top teams always thinks that smaller teams cant do ---, Am I Right ? All of U think that just because Honda, Sauber, Toyota, Jag etc. only been in this sport for a few years & doesn't have big names they doesn't deserve other people's respect... Well all of u who think that way better open your eyes.. If U don't, then U dont have the right to critics smaller teams.
Personally, If Craig Pollock were still principal of BAR & Malcolm Oastler still designing the car, I'll Stop supporting BAR & Honda. But now I see that Dave Richards & Geoff Willis is the right man to build the team.. DR is known to make Subaru a WRC Champion and he manage Prodrive vey well , And Willis is one of the top designers in F1 today. So here's my reason for being "overly optimistic" :
1. DR is a great man to manage any team, his resume proves that.
2. Goeff Willis, top designer !!
3. Button is great driver, (U got to admit, beating JV in his first season is
4. Takuma Sato is driving now (he's quite good, remember Suzuka ?),
think HONDA will back this team 100% now.
5. The engine (RA004E) will be one the best on the grid.
Do All of U remember Renault ? Two seasons ago that team is nothing, even Minardi is beating them in that time, But look at them right now. I'm sure that none of U expected Reanult to be so good two years ago.. My point is, every team is improving by the season, including the smaller teams. Is by how much they improve is the question, And U can see that only at the First Race in Melbourne.
ONE MORE TIME, I'm not saying that BAR will win the championship this year or be on the podium in every race. What I mean is BAR will improve a lot this season than the rest of the smaller teams (Reanult Included), and that give them a chance to be very competitive in every race and there's a lot more chance to be on a podium frequently or maybe win a race (Who knows, in F1 anything can Happen
If What I'm telling U all right now turns out to be wrong and BAR still slow & un-reliable, I Will Stop supporting BAR and stop watching F1 !!
U CAN TAKE MY WORD ON THAT.
cos If BAR is still sucks then HONDA wont back them up anymore & there's no point for me to keep watching F1..
I hope all of U Big-Teams-Fan out there can see my point here, start thinking that anything can happen in F1. So NEVER under estimate the smaller teams..
I'LL SEE U IN THIS FORUM AFTER A COUPLE OF RACES OK ?!