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In Topic: F1 2014 Big Changes

Yesterday, 05:20 AM

it isn't Carl it's Gene Haas and judging by some of his statements about the team being based in Kannappolis, he hasn't learned much from the failure of the last US based team in F1...
A Dallara chassis with a Ferrari engine does not sound very 'merican...  

About as American as Mercedes of Brackley, UK and sponsored by the Malaysian oil giant Petronas is German.


Do they call themselves a 'German' team or just Mercedes?

In Topic: Asian Boat Builders Article - Suggestions

10 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

Let me know if you need contacts at Premier Composites or Sapphire Marine in the Middle East.

In Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

09 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

So, are you saying Alex's boat was competitive? He didn't think so, and was proven correct. The only way he could have won was for all of the new boats to have serious problems. Two of them didn't. That is not competitive. My definition of competitive is having a reasonable chance of winning, not relying on everyone else breaking down.


If you don't define a third place finish in an extremely strong 22-boat fleet in the world's toughest sailing race as competitive, we're probable not going to have a worthwhile discussion.  


It's an old adage, but relentlessly true that, 'to finish first, first you must finish'. Part of being competitive is not just speed, but strength to finish the race.

In Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Entrants

08 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

I doubt they have Volvo car mechanics on the job......the guys I know that are on the shore team have rather impressive CVs.

In Topic: Top 5 tips

07 April 2014 - 07:26 AM

1. Trim the cloth




That is all you need to know.