Discussion in 'Teams' started by FB, Jul 27, 2011.
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What is/was the difference between Hesketh and Fernandes in your eyes?
Hesketh and Bubbles went racing to enjoy themselves, pure and simple. Tony saw a business opportunity under the pretense that Ferrari and McLaren (et al) spending would be reigned in to a (relatively) paltry 40 Million.
Hesketh not only portrayed, but wholeheartedly lived the devil-may-care attitude that endeared them to many a fan. Team Lotus Air Asia Caterham never once inspired any sort of feel-good atmosphere that signified the Hesketh/Horsely/Hunt era. Fernandes' outift was as boringly corporate as you could imagine. The only charm they engendered was due to the fact that they were the natural "David" to F1's "Goliath's".
I could honestly go on and on about how Caterham doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Hesketh, but I feel absolutely no need, because its quite obvious to anyone taking an honest view of the situation.
Fernandes' actions over the past 3 months clearly show that he was never a racer, simply an opportunist.
But the F1 world has sadly moved on and, we the fans, have to move on too, whilst taking comfort from those who dare whatever their motive.
If we were to remove all the 'corporate' teams now, there would be sod all left. Opportunists abound whether they have history or not and Caterham is/was just one more chancing their arm.
KekeTheKing you lumped all small teams in the same basket...
How so? Every post specifically refers to Tony Fernandes and his Lotus/Caterham team.
Edit - clarification
Mephistopheles - I see you're quoting posts from other threads and you still can't manage to make a cogent point.
Never been a secret. Even though I did not watch contemporaneously, Keke Rosberg was the first F1 pilot that I became thoroughly enamored with. In an era of balls-out driving, his was the ballsiest. I've always supported drivers based on their on track exploits, which naturally led me to supporting Hamilton.
From the outset Caterham employed two of the least inspiring drivers the grid has seen in recent times. And once they resorted to pay drivers it only got worse.
Can I still place a bet on this?
Totally agree. I hope nothing goes wrong with the cars because they don't have the people to fix them.
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