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  • jimgti
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    Explains it well enough here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQPuif6EZB0

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  • jimgti
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    Originally posted by Cold View Post
    I'm sure you're not asking me specifically but I'm struggling to fully understand what is happening and why. So Seidl saw Sauber as a career upgrade with the Audi money type of thing? McLaren stuck for options so promoted internally which is maybe bad?
    Sorry, was not a question directed at you personally, more a general question. Thought McLaren were pumping money into developing infrastructure, etc. and bar this year were making progress. For Seidl to jump ship before they got to reap the fruits of their labour, is not a good sign imo, maybe not going right direction or money drying up, etc. Maybe just Audi made him an offer too good to refuse, but they are not replacing him with a team manager that has experience in the role, but maybe all will be good there.
    Last edited by jimgti; 15-12-2022, 12:15 PM.

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  • Cold
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    I'm sure you're not asking me specifically but I'm struggling to fully understand what is happening and why. So Seidl saw Sauber as a career upgrade with the Audi money type of thing? McLaren stuck for options so promoted internally which is maybe bad?

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  • jimgti
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    Are those moves not a good sign for McLaren? Would Norris be exiting stage left if it is?

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  • Cold
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    If you guys haven't seen it, this is a good article I thought on the changes occurring in F1 as a result of the cost cap and how leading a team is now a different ballgame: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/w...ound/10410952/

    It seems like doing financial modelling of different approaches is nearly as important as anything else.

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  • Smythy411
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    That is a very good synopsis of today's events! It was all very confusing as the announcements came in on social media this morning

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  • cdiv
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    F1 Mgmt silly season has kicked off.

    Vasseur exits Sauber and replaces Binotto as Ferrari boss
    Capito retired/gone from Williams (along with FX, his technical director)
    Seidl exits Mclaren, announced as new Sauber CEO (Audi has bought Sauber, but doesn't enter until 2026, Seidl is ex Porsche, i.e ex VAG, so a return to the mothership of sorts)
    Stella takes over as TD in McLaren.

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  • hi-rev
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    Originally posted by SJ View Post

    My bad.
    Guenther Steiner is Italian too!
    According to Austrian TV, Steiner is very much Austrian.
    ..but then, the line of nationality is a bit murky there when it comes to historical figures...

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  • SJ
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    He's very Nicki Lauda in his straight talking. Lauda apparently plucked him out of Ford as a talent when he was in charge of the Jag F1 entry...

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  • Cold
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    Switzerland has four languages: German, Italian, French, and Rätoromanisch (not sure what it's called in English). Northern Italians tend to speak German also. The border areas there are quite blurry when it comes to language and culture.

    Anyhow, G√ľnter Steiner is a legend of a man. I'm not sure he's the suave Ferrari type, though.

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  • Roarsbaby
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    Originally posted by SJ View Post

    My bad.
    Guenther Steiner is Italian too!
    IIRC Switzerland has German, Italian and French communities?
    Guenther is a gas man. Star of Drive to Survive IMO

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  • SJ
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    Originally posted by Roarsbaby View Post

    Mattia Binotto is a Swiss-born Italian engineer and the team principal of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One.
    He was appointed to the role on 7 January 2019, replacing Maurizio Arrivabene. His parents are Italian.
    My bad.
    Guenther Steiner is Italian too!

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  • charlie
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    I think LeClercs main problem is his lack of decision making experience and also not being able to rely on his engineer during the race to make good decisions. Martin Brundel mentioned this during one race where this lack of decision making responsibility was clearly evident during a radio exchange. I can't remember which race exactly as there were so many bad decision made behind the scenes. I don't think LeClercs driving ability is in question but if you don't have the confidence in your team mistakes will happen. As team Principle, Benito didn't appear to know if he should scratch his watch or wind his butt. I hope the new Team Principle is a better decision maker.

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  • Cold
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    Ferrari is the Man U of F1 so presumably they will go through team principals in the same manner, lol

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  • Roarsbaby
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    Originally posted by Titan View Post
    There you go, I always thought he was Italian

    Agree with many others, being a team principle in F1 must be just head wrecking and the pressure
    never ending.But the Ferrari job is probably one of the most intense and demanding there is.
    Mattia Binotto is a Swiss-born Italian engineer and the team principal of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One.
    He was appointed to the role on 7 January 2019, replacing Maurizio Arrivabene. His parents are Italian.

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