https://joesaward.wordpress.com/2015/10 ... rce-india/ Another example that shows that many would like to invest in an F1 team if the sport was more affordable and there was some return from investment instead of predetermined sporting and financial results. That is the real F1 crisis and not Red Bull being stupid with engines and Renault.NAPI10 wrote:This article gives a better insight into the whole Aston Martin story-
second that! Considering their financial situation and the car they have built, they have done a tremendous job. They finish constantly in the points and both drivers are making the car work beyond its potential. Imagine if they were financially stronger, they would've certainly fought with Wiiliams, Red Bull and who knows Ferrari. Kudos for FI!GPR-A wrote:The one thing that Vijay Mallya's decision making that I am happy with is that, although he did chose drivers that bring money, but he never compromised on the quality of the drivers. Someone like Nico Hulkenberg doesn't really bring a lot of money like Maldonado, but still gets to drive with FI. Now Cheko has really improved compared to his stint with McLaren.
Overall, FI has always punched above their weight. With good budget, I am sure they can be one of the big boys. If Aston Martin is really serious about making a name in F1, they should put good money in the operations and pull some top class engineers.
Finally, I strongly believe that having Vijay Mallya on board and be key part of the operations is definitely going to help them. Although he is not from any technical background, he has a lot of passion for sports and does makes good decisions in the teams that he owns in different fields. He really belongs to the category of Frank Williams and Peter Sauber in terms of having genuine love for the sport.
Whether the name "Force India" remains or not, I would always support the team. They deserve better financial atmosphere.
AM-007 ASTON MARTIN 007 Waiting for an announcement sometime soon
I think thats a tad insulting to the folks at FIF1, Pound for Pound they do as good a job as any team in terms of engineering and are outpacing teams with more infrastructure and better finances. Just because they arent public figures like Newey or Lowe etc etc doesnt mean they arent top class engineers.GPR-A wrote: they should put good money in the operations and pull some top class engineers.
That will be down to Diageo I reckon, not AM.GPR-A wrote: Overall, FI has always punched above their weight. With good budget, I am sure they can be one of the big boys. If Aston Martin is really serious about making a name in F1, they should put good money in the operations and pull some top class engineers.