Love GtL and GTR2
Was bombing around Mosport last night in a TR4!
Did anyone suggest the drivers should makes less? Or all have a base
salary and performance bonus.
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Andre Rousseau - firstname.lastname@example.org
68 Triumph GT6 MK1 http://www.gt6.ca
On 21-Oct-08, at 23:15, "Terry Stetler" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Don't get me wrong here, I love the modern technical exercise that
> is formula
> one. However, if they price themselves out of being viable, or if the
> promoters decide that Bernie's costs are too high (France next
> year?), then we
> have problems.
> I actually like your spending cap idea. Let 'em have all the rpm
> they want as
> well. How many engines twisting 20K rpm can you afford on a $50
> I used to play GPL in the day, but something about the physics model
> left me
> wanting. Now I "drive" GTR2 with a GT Legends mod on it as well.
> Ferrari 275
> GTB4 at Mid Ohio is a bit of a challenge.
> Terry Stetler.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bill Babcock<mailto:Billb@bnj.com>
> To: Terry Stetler<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: 'Friends of Triumph'<mailto:email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 6:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Fot] State of F1
> Hmmm. Sounds like 1965. I've played Grand Prix Legends (a videogame
> golden age F1 cars). You wind up in the wall about every other lap.
> Cost cutting is very easy. Control the one thing that actually
> cost--the availability of money. I'd love to see F1 done on a
> budget. Say 50
> million per car. You'd have some very creative fiddling, but that's
> just an
> accounting problem. A couple of tame economists and a handful off
> former IRS
> agents and you'd be able to frame and manage the rules.
> The current approaches are like trying to control the amount of
> your wife buys by limiting her underwear. Besides being dangerous to
> health to even attempt such a thing, the truth is that clothing
> expands to fit
> all available closet space, just as TR3 parts do. If F1 doesn't
> control the
> upper limits of expenditure, then expense will grow to use all
> funds--and even in these nervous times, there's a lot of money
> available to
> top level F1 teams. Can a team with a $50 million budget compete
> with one that
> has $500mm. Obviously not.
> McLaren and Ferrari would go nuts, but it would result in real racing
> throughout the grid--not just at the pointy end.
> Pointless to speculate about such a thing I guess, that bell isn't
> likely to
> get unrung.
> Bill Babcock
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