All Malaysian F1 Team

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by BenWang, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. BenWang

    BenWang Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2005
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently F1 is missing one team from the concode agreement. Now, I was just thinking, what if Proton decides to revive the Lotus F1 heritage and re-enter F1. Though hopefully it won't happen cause the govment will have to pump billions into both companies to even start it up.

    Sauber is rumoured to be signing a deal with BMW soon and Red Bull taking over the Ferrari customer engines. Leaving Petronas to either re-tool for BMW or maybe strike out on their own with Lotus.

    So we have:-

    Name:
    Lotus Petronas :P

    Drivers:
    Alex Yoong - since he still owns the sports ministry money.
    DC or another British driver cause Lotus will be based in England.

    Engine:
    CAMPRO F1? hahah :lol:
    Maybe a rebadged Cosworth

    Tires:
    Bridgestone - Since they're desperate for more teams, maybe a ferrari like testing deal can be worked out.

    Sponsers:
    Sucker local companies, maybe Tourism Malaysia again. Maybe ZTH :lol:

    Hometrack:
    Sepang lah

    Grid Position:
    Right under Mirandi :blink:
     
  2. BoatOwner

    BoatOwner Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    How so? The concorde agreement stipulates a minimum of 10 teams (if less teams to run 3rd car) and a max of 12 teams(24 cars).

    As for running an all-malaysian team, there's no point really. When you go to build something like an F1 team you have to get the best people for each job, you can't look at nationality (except maybe in the case of drivers if you need a certain nationality for sponsors). If the best engine is German, the best suspension analysist is Malaysian, the best Aerodynamicist British, the best tactician French, then that's exactly what you'll get. Prost proved that trying to build a one-nation team doesn't work.
     
  3. BoatOwner

    BoatOwner Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh... i don't think the lotus name would work because proton doesn't even own the rights to the racing brand me thinks, so no go there.
     
  4. GT3

    GT3 Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    18
    yup boatowner is right.. the lotus racing name is still with Peter Collin.. it cost alot to buy it from him.. a formula 1 team use alot of money n don think proton is able to afford it unless it really wan to stay behind minardi
     
  5. rollakid

    rollakid Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    4,936
    Likes Received:
    5
    later if proton wan make up for the expense of the cost, all proton naik harga we die lor..

    btw... if can get a point probably special holiday nation wide liau :lol:
     
  6. glee

    glee Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    It all boils down to money. as boatowner said, if you wanna start an F1 team, and you have tonnes of money, you just go out and hire the best people for the job, the same as running any business.

    You can either start fresh, or you can be like Red Bull, buy an existing team and build up from there.

    I remember another forum discussion many years ago about PERT and rallying. People were complaining about the fact that they use foreigners to do certain jobs. "Why use foreigners when you can use locals?" was the complaint. Same as in the music industry in the past, "Why go overseas to record when you can use local studios?".. go figure ;)
     
  7. cyclonite

    cyclonite Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hey Malaysia has all the resources to start a successful F1 team what.... got world class workshops at Sunway, drag strips along LDP and A&W at Sunway, private test tracks at teluk bahang penang and genting sempah, world class drivers like... hmm ZTHians :) and best of all they can just get any technical advise for the team by posting on ZTH or going for our TTs
     
  8. Saga Continue

    Saga Continue Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,587
    Likes Received:
    18
    if got...i want to be in the team.....the post for the guy who wipe the driver helmet is booked by ME..!!!!

    so when do we start..??:)
     

Share This Page