Discussion in 'Teams' started by FB, Jul 27, 2011.
What is the point of Marussia?
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OK, I get what you mean.
Good question TBY and I might possibly have an answer.Consider it this way.
Obviously Marrussia have little realistic chance of doing much in any of the races, maybe an odd freak race due to weather or other circumstances they might just might get a half decent result for themselves.Thats the best they could hope for.
But there is another role that they can fill which is of benefit to many youngsters wishing to get on the F1 ladder.
Not as drivers, that route is fairly well documented and straightforward, GP2, F3, World series by Renault or similair.
But F1 is a team sport.The team consists of many different disiciplines.Engineers, designers, aerodynamacists to name but a few.
Somewhere out here is another Adrian Newey, Ross Brawn, Harvey Postlethwaite some of the better known names.
Teams such as Marrussia provides these youngsters with the opportunity to get a foot on the F1 ladder as the bigger teams all require experience in F1 as pre requisite of employment with them.
So my opinion is that teams such as Marrussia do provide a useful role in F1 for exactly these reasons.
You're right, of course!
It's been quite a while since a female was involved in an official F1 driver role - probably worthy of a thread of its own.
I'm very surprised one of the back end team hasn't tried this already in a bigger way - If you were running HRT or Marussia wouldn't you be on the phone to Dancia Patrick saying "hey DP! we ain't got no money to offer you but how about you jump in our car for the 2 North American GPs this season and we'll split all the sponsorship money and media attention 50-50 ok?"
I know these are skewed by the rain a little, but considering they'd never run the car in anger before today I think they've done a really good job.
oh and happy birthday Timo
Indeed. And they actually got on the grid...
Thats a good one, I'm gonna copy it! But I just thought it was a nice fact, the Caterhams are faster but the Marussia's are more reliable. And was finishing at least 1 lap down to hard to ask? D'Ambrosio was 4 laps down on his Virgin debut, Di Grassi didn't finish and to be fair to Pic he was hampered by an oil pressure issue and was only 5 laps down, not sure whether he finished or just completed 75% distance, and to be fair a podium wasn't out of reach!
Jos you've complete confused me. In your first post you appeared to be slagging Marussia and Pic off and in your second saying they did a good job. no comprenda!
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