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New Premier League For Upper Echelon F1 Teams?

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09:  Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari comes in for refuelling during qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 9, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
AnthonyCorrespondent IMay 21, 2009

With so many of the F1 teams threatening to quit over the budget cap it begs the mind to wonder if we couldn't have a F1 Premier League that dosn't have budget caps and then one league that allows the newer teams to compete with a budget cap and current rules already in place for 2010 and beyond?

Something perhaps like a LeMans format. This definitely not how I saw things playing out at the end of last season for F1 but, anything to save it? Should we let F1 flutter away like the bad business model that it is?

Perhaps the technological advances that are being made just are not worth the vast sums of money that are currently being spent. At what point does a purist notion of competition come before technological test beds of mechanical genius? I don't think anything can test a technology the way that F1 currently does.

These cars ,and I use that term in the broadest of terms, beautiful forms of artistic expression are always on the edge of structural or mechanical failure and function like time machines for engineers to use in such a dichotomous fashion.

Think of all of the various fields of engineering that gain insight into theorem as a result of a F1 cars screaming in a mechanical symphony around a track.

If F1 does die some form of it will emerge from the ashes I am sure. Perhaps without the tyranny of Ecclestone and Mosley and perhaps without Ferrari.

Whatever the outcome is, we can be sure that the creative juices that flow out of Surrey Engalnd and Maranello will bubble to the surface in the not to distant future.

 

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