They should have incorporated their name into the team name. Out For a Stroll Racing or something like that
I wonder how long it will be when alcohol is banned from advertising... it's a shame Martini is going away from Williams, such an iconic livery.
Agree about Martini leaving but Williams is dying a slow death. There's an article about how many more technical people they lost just last week, it's a sinking ship.
As crazy as it sounds,at the rate pot has grown it may well find it's way into motorsports.
I think that Williams has it's only faith in Kubica, but if their racecar is not up to par, then no one can achieve good results, it's not only about the driver, but also what he is driving.
Pot advertising will be interesting to see. I wonder if Marlboro will get to that business and be back on racecars with a green livery for their line of pot rolled joints .
Phillip Morris could do a green/white scheme reminiscent of the Senna car, Ha! But IMO that equates to blasphemy.
It's been a great season and I too am looking forward to next season. So many people moving, contracts ending, engines changing, it's gonna be awesome.
Daniel Ricciardo revealed that the hopes he harbored earlier this year of racing for Ferrari in 2019 were short-lived because of someone's opposition to his presence at Maranello.
Before his decision last summer to switch his allegiance from Red Bull to Renault for next season, the Australian driver had been in discussions with the Scuderia about possibly replacing Kimi Raikkonen for 2019.
Ricciardo admits 'most intense season ever' mentally tested him
In the end however, the talks fell through, with speculation that Ricciardo's financial demands had perhaps exceeded what Ferrari was prepared to offer.
"I can’t say why," he told Italian outlet Automoto when asked if he wanted too much money.
"I don’t know what you’re talking about. Who said I’d asked for too much money? Evidently someone said no to my arrival.
"Who? I'd like to know, but maybe I have an idea ..."
I'm kinda glad to hear that isn't going to be their actual name. Even if they crowd-sourced the name and ended up with Formula McFormula Face, it would be better than "Racing Point"The Racing Point F1 team name will change before the start of next season, team boss Otmar Szafnauer has confirmed.
The provisional entry list for the 2019 world championship lists the team and chassis name as Racing Point, but that is just a temporary measure as the Silverstone outfit makes the transition from its former identity as Force India.
The team became Racing Point Force India at the Belgian GP when it was accepted as a new entry.
The FIA was keen for the team to use the company name created for the acquisition by new owner Lawrence Stroll in order to distinguish the new organisation from the previous incarnation as Sahara Force India.
However, Stroll does not have any particular affinity to the name, and a new one is currently under discussion.
"It is just a placeholder to indicate future change which will take place and be announced before the 2019 season," Szafnauer told Motorsport.com.
I too would have love to have seen Ricciardo at Ferrari. I think he and Vettel would match up well. I think the 2014 season was a fluke for Vettel, with a car he couldn't figure out. In any case, I have high hopes for Leclerc, and think he and Verstappen are the future title contenders, with maybe Norris as well.
2 things about the Danny/Ferrari story...
- LeClerc was the front runner that Marchionne wanted to sign before Danny went "on the market", and Sergio brokered that deal before he died.
- LeClerc had that "arrangement" with Ferrari before Danny and his agent event inquired at Ferrari.
So...it's more complex than just one person at Ferrari saying no.