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Old 19th July 2005, 17:21   #1
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Default Aston Martin - why arent they in F1??

Hey, I was thinking bout this for a bit - why arent Aston Martin in F1?? They have, quite clearly, a complete Ferrari slayer in pretty much every segment they do contend in, and they are a very high-profile elite car-maker. They definitely have the capability, so why arent they getting onto the F1 bandwagon??

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maybe they dont want to....maybe like other prestige car makers they dont want to get into motorsports which for them will lower their "class" and "prestige"
for that matter even bentley and rolls royce are not into it...
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Old 19th July 2005, 17:34   #3
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Hmmm... but if hey kicked a$$ wouldnt that technically increase their 'class'... Bentley and RR I guess we can count on, cause they don't make real SPORTS cars as such. They're much more into the luxury-that-happened-to-have-insane-power league... Aston, though, do produce fantastic sports cars, albeit with lots of luxury too... it seems pretty strange, cause F1 is a real money making business, and it seems pretty strange that such a manufacturer wouldnt wanna get in there...
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F1 and production cars are totally different segment. Its easy to make a production car, but, really tough to make an F1 car go around the track quickly.
Sure they may have the capability, but, money too is a huge factor, and starting off a F1 team in this era is a huge task. Toyota has been pumping in huge amounts of money, their budget is as good as any top F1 team. Infact i think they had the highest budget when they first joined F1(??).

So IMO, budget maybe one of the reason why they haven't yet entered F1 as yet.

Remember Jaguar?? They do make good road cars, but, in F1 they didnt quite do well in F1.
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Ford owns Jaguar - entered Formula 1 = ouch!!! - sold company

Ford owns Aston Martin - enter Formula 1 - same story ? making profit ? bye bye

Astons are more touring car hence Le man is more suited like Bentley
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Well Jaguar didnt do too well did it??..and neither did Lotus...I have been looking forward to see Porsche into F1..
Got to see wat have they got.
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maybe they dont want to....maybe like other prestige car makers they dont want to get into motorsports which for them will lower their "class" and "prestige"
for that matter even bentley and rolls royce are not into it...
Hello.Bently does race in LeMans.RR does not race because the purpose of starting RR was because Royce wanted to make more refined and reliable cars than their rivals and not technologically better cars.RR were never numero uno when it comes to Tech.Bently has always been sporty compared to RR.

Every car company cannot jump into any sport.One can ask why does Merc or BMW not enter WRC.i'm sure they can be competative.
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that way we should have chevrolet's participating too...they have huge financial resourses and they supply engines for those indy races ...porsches ,lambos ,VWs they may all fit the bill ...

like ice said .. its about maintaining a " class " for such exotic car makers ...
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Merve...German (BMW Merc) participation in WRC is absent because they are not out to position themselves as on-the-edge boy racers. Also. engine specs are 2l + turbo. Very few MBs or Beemers run such low displacement.

Bentley just doesn't have the money. And F1 is NOT a money making scheme! Who told you that? It's just brand building! Maybe the top few teams (read Ferrari) make some dough, but you can't count on winning everytime.
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merve i was talking about F1.....
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And F1 is NOT a money making scheme! Who told you that? It's just brand building! Maybe the top few teams (read Ferrari) make some dough, but you can't count on winning everytime.
No one Except the drivers(MS earns the most),excluding those like Narian who have to pay fpr their seats.

agree ur point on WRC.but they could build a engine if they wanted to.

Iceman,
I thought u were refering to all types motor races when u mentioned about bently.
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In addition to what Ajmat already added:

Simply put, competing in Formula 1 is tough. And its better to stay away than make a public fool of yourself. Jaguars brand value actually dipped after their horrendous years in Formula 1.

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