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Wirth1000
May 12, 2010


Alright, so Ferrari's new team boss was...

Vice President of Phillip Morris and brand ambassador of Marlboro since 2007. The rep for F1 sponsors on the F1 comission. And a board member of Juventus.

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Wirth1000
May 12, 2010


be nice wicka posted:

no, the rumors are that mattiaci's appointment was always going to be temporary and that it was meant to groom him for the role di montezemolo held within ferrari (presumably once ferrari is spun off from fiat)

The rumors now are that Mattiaci is being moved away from Ferrari entirely.

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014



be nice wicka posted:

no, the rumors are that mattiaci's appointment was always going to be temporary and that it was meant to groom him for the role di montezemolo held within ferrari (presumably once ferrari is spun off from fiat)

Doesn't line up with the rumors that he's been poking around Aston Martin's and McLaren's road car divisions.

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

Wirth1000 posted:

Of all the things to change around in that shamble of an organization you ditch Alonso of all people instead of, say, Raikkonen? What?

It doesn't seem to make sense at all, unless they wanted Vettel so badly that they were willing to put up with whatever he wanted. Vettle vs. Alonso at Ferrari? Who on earth wouldn't want to see that? Not that it's a new concept to anyone here, but Vettel would look at that team and think, "I would LOVE to race against Raikkonen at Ferrari!"

The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007


Wirth1000 posted:

The rumors now are that Mattiaci is being moved away from Ferrari entirely.

that's loving hilarious. ferrari are great. revolving door of mediocre italian businessmen. last time ferrari were good they were run by a frenchman and a brit. hmmmmmmmmmm

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Wasn't that guy in charge of selling Ducatos in NA or something? Always seemed like odd choice for F1 manager.

MattD1zzl3
Oct 26, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 3602 days!


Eric Bollier manager and Sam Micheal principal ferrari dream team confirmed for 2016.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010


Bouillier is actually great and would probably do a great job at Ferrari.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Wirth1000 posted:

Alright, so Ferrari's new team boss was...

Vice President of Phillip Morris and brand ambassador of Marlboro since 2007. The rep for F1 sponsors on the F1 comission. And a board member of Juventus.

Juventus are very good so I think this is tremendously good news for Ferrari.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



MattD1zzl3 posted:

Eric Bollier manager and Sam Micheal principal ferrari dream team confirmed for 2016.

Martin Whitmarsh says hello.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010


quote:

Marchionne who made the announcement, making it clear that Mattiacci isn’t just being dropped as team boss, he is out of Ferrari altogether. Something very big has clearly happened in the last week to bring this about with Italian sources scratching their heads as to the cause. Possible suggestions are that Mattiacci had been in discussions with other car manufacturers, but there is nothing firm given as a reason at this point.

lol http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/...arhead-revival/

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014



I get the feeling this guy is just product placement for Marlboro. He'll be chain smoking whenever we see him on camera.

Moxie Omen
Mar 15, 2008



I don't know who here was doing the SA league on fantasyracers.com, but I won and as such I am obviously the best at F1.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


I love Honda.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010


Alonso + Samurai Back Tattoo + Honda is going to sweep 2015.

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



I didn't see any mention of Lewis' brief conversation with royalty, but I recall it going something like this...

Prince Harry: "Well done, Lewis, you've made Britain proud!"
Lewis: "WOOOOOO! CHAMPION!"

Or something to that effect. I tell you, it's as if he were raised on a couch in the slums like an animal.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

follow the white dove



I'm going to do the WCC Predictions thing again this season, everyone add your predictions in this spreadsheet!! You have until the start of FP1 in Australia to enter/edit your predictions.

The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007


CratSock posted:

I didn't see any mention of Lewis' brief conversation with royalty, but I recall it going something like this...

Prince Harry: "Well done, Lewis, you've made Britain proud!"
Lewis: "WOOOOOO! CHAMPION!"

Or something to that effect. I tell you, it's as if he were raised on a couch in the slums like an animal.

in the slums like an animal = somewhere inbred gingers aren't worshipped as gods

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


be nice wicka posted:

in the slums like an animal = somewhere inbred gingers aren't worshipped as gods

By all accounts Prince Harry is not inbred.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

be nice wicka posted:

that's loving hilarious. ferrari are great. revolving door of mediocre italian businessmen. last time ferrari were good they were run by a frenchman and a brit. hmmmmmmmmmm

Mattiaci is done completely at Ferrari: http://blog.axisofoversteer.com/201...olitics-or.html

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011



Alain Post posted:

Juventus are very good so I think this is tremendously good news for Ferrari.

Its less "Juve good" and more "rest of Italy is utter poo poo"

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

Man, it's got to be tough to work for Ferrari, especially as an Italian. I'd constantly have ulcers about the cut and fabric of my suits, the designer that makes my shirts, whether or not my shoes are good enough, the pattern (or lack thereof) on my tie, my haircut, my sunglasses, my belt/suspenders (braces), pinky rings, cigarette brands, ugh Jesus. It's too much stress.

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014



Ferrari seems content to consistently demonstrate that buying a Mercedes B class is better/more prestigious then buying any Ferrari. Its amazing that in an organization devoted to building high performance cars they can't find one person in there to lead a racing team.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

captainOrbital posted:

Man, it's got to be tough to work for Ferrari, especially as an Italian. I'd constantly have ulcers about the cut and fabric of my suits, the designer that makes my shirts, whether or not my shoes are good enough, the pattern (or lack thereof) on my tie, my haircut, my sunglasses, my belt/suspenders (braces), pinky rings, cigarette brands, ugh Jesus. It's too much stress.

If you were an Italian you wouldn't need to worry about all that stuff you'd know how to do it.

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

That's the appearance they give. But many of them are secretly worried.

"Brioni: is-a too mainstream?" Staring into the mirror, paralyzed by indecision. It's a common reason for taking days off work in Milan.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

The Man From P.I.T.U.A.E.


CratSock posted:

I didn't see any mention of Lewis' brief conversation with royalty, but I recall it going something like this...

Prince Harry: "Well done, Lewis, you've made Britain proud!"
Lewis: "WOOOOOO! CHAMPION!"

Or something to that effect. I tell you, it's as if he were raised on a couch in the slums like an animal.

They played it out of order. If you actually watch the broadcast they have prince harry on, then its lewis, then the team talking to him then finally introducing Prince Harry.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


If the thing about the 2015 car being even worse is true

Sulman
Apr 29, 2003

What did you do that for?

I think the last thing F1 needs at the moment is dogshit Ferrari, as amusing as they are.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


Sulman posted:

I think the last thing F1 needs at the moment is dogshit Ferrari, as amusing as they are.

Too late

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014



Sulman posted:

I think the last thing F1 needs at the moment is dogshit Ferrari, as amusing as they are.

Yeah the same guys who came up with the idea "Hey let's build a smaller engine with less power because the aero gains from our wind tunnel that doesn't work will be massive" should really stop making lovely cars.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

Sulman posted:

I think the last thing F1 needs at the moment is dogshit Ferrari, as amusing as they are.

Well, the 2015 car is supposed to be even worse, and they just fired Tombazzis, so...

Serperoth
Feb 21, 2013


drgitlin posted:

they just fired Tombazzis, so...

Aw man, now the broadcaster here won't have something to spam in every race about that dude and how he's Greek.

nsaP
May 4, 2004

alright?


http://www1.skysports.com/f1/report...o-join-mercedes

I won't quote all the best so others can find their favorites, but this one I liked

“Without doubt Hamilton's move is a gamble, especially given his long-stated ambition to win multiple world titles. But with only one in five years at McLaren - likely to be six - and that back in 2008, he must now feel a change is required. For McLaren, losing their big-name star will hurt, but in Perez they are recruiting a potential future world champion” – Ann Gripper, Daily Mirror.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

follow the white dove



nsaP posted:

http://www1.skysports.com/f1/report...o-join-mercedes

I won't quote all the best so others can find their favorites, but this one I liked

“Without doubt Hamilton's move is a gamble, especially given his long-stated ambition to win multiple world titles. But with only one in five years at McLaren - likely to be six - and that back in 2008, he must now feel a change is required. For McLaren, losing their big-name star will hurt, but in Perez they are recruiting a potential future world champion” – Ann Gripper, Daily Mirror.

"I understand the move. Always you need some new challenges when you get tired from one situation. I think McLaren sometimes is not the easiest place to live, so I think he will be much more happy now in Mercedes than what he was in the past" – Fernando Alonso, Ferrari.

This one seems relevant too.

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

drgitlin posted:

Well, the 2015 car is supposed to be even worse, and they just fired Tombazzis, so...

Not that I doubt that next year's Ferrari will be loving terrible (because that sounds likely), but does anyone have any links to leaks/rumors/theories regarding this?

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


The 2014 Ferrari's main problem is not even close to being the aero. It's the ridiculously weak and small power unit.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

follow the white dove



RALF posted:

Not that I doubt that next year's Ferrari will be loving terrible (because that sounds likely), but does anyone have any links to leaks/rumors/theories regarding this?

Fernaknows Solonggo.

El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

You coulda had a V8/
Instead of a tre-eight slug to yo' cranium/
I got six and I'm aimin' 'em/
Will I bust or keep you guessin'

Alonso has truly lost his mind going back to McLaren but Ferrari is such a shithole now that I can't blame him too much.

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

El Hefe posted:

Alonso has truly lost his mind going back to McLaren but Ferrari is such a shithole now that I can't blame him too much.

Yeah. It was pretty obvious that he most likely wouldn't win anything if he stayed at Ferrari, but with McLaren he's trying something different. At worst they're as lovely as Ferrari, at best they're gonna be much better.

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Sulman
Apr 29, 2003

What did you do that for?

nsaP posted:

http://www1.skysports.com/f1/report...o-join-mercedes

I won't quote all the best so others can find their favorites, but this one I liked

“Without doubt Hamilton's move is a gamble, especially given his long-stated ambition to win multiple world titles. But with only one in five years at McLaren - likely to be six - and that back in 2008, he must now feel a change is required. For McLaren, losing their big-name star will hurt, but in Perez they are recruiting a potential future world champion” – Ann Gripper, Daily Mirror.

Good old Joe Saward.

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