Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Single Seater Racing > National & International Single Seaters > A1GP


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23 Feb 2009, 15:21 (Ref:2402503)   #46
play mate
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 54
play mate should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Isn't it Danny Watts who is the contracted LNT/Zytek driver? He's just done a deal with the Strakka Racing- Zytek in this years LMS. Kerr has only been in a Zytek sportscar once i think.

I think Watt's is capable, but will he be able to pull the team out of their current dip in form? Team GBR are having their worst ever season in A1GP, I know they have had other issues, but why is it so bad?
play mate is offline  
Quote
Old 23 Feb 2009, 15:44 (Ref:2402516)   #47
Mak
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 668
Mak should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
May be just getting use to being a Dad.. Congrads Danny
Mak is offline  
Quote
Old 23 Feb 2009, 16:33 (Ref:2402536)   #48
strider
Ten-Tenths Hall of Fame
Veteran
 
strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
England
Middle Earth
Posts: 8,408
strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!
Danny will be fine. If anyone can get the job done, it's him.

I'm far more concerned about the lack of available engines and parts from Ferrari, which severely handicapped some teams this weekend.

Despite the return of the man himself, Fairuz Fauzy wins the Michael Ammermüller Award for the weekend for taking out both Ireland and New Zealand in the main race. Idiot.
strider is offline  
Quote
Old 23 Feb 2009, 21:20 (Ref:2402713)   #49
CLIP-Motorsport
Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
England
Posts: 48
CLIP-Motorsport should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Amongst other problems, Team GBR seems to be poor in it's pitstops, I've lost count at the number of times we've lost places at the stops. That's not just been this season though, I think it's an area they need to work on.
CLIP-Motorsport is offline  
Quote
Old 6 Mar 2009, 07:09 (Ref:2410085)   #50
Kiwi3
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
New Zealand
Beijing
Posts: 1,219
Kiwi3 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridKiwi3 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
On the commercial side, Katie Clements is confident in the future of the team. I guess you would be if A1GP is propping you up...

http://www.sportbusiness.com/britspo...-weather-storm

Interesting that she states that sponsors previously involved with F1 are in touch looking for a lower cost option.
Kiwi3 is offline  
Quote
Old 6 Mar 2009, 11:33 (Ref:2410251)   #51
kerrmanningjarv
Veteran
 
kerrmanningjarv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
England
London
Posts: 814
kerrmanningjarv should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
And now it seems clear that Dan Clarke drove because he brought money to the team... after reading that article where it says GBR get money from drivers.

Bit disappointing really, as I've been told that A1 teams aren't meant to charge for drives - but if it means the team survives, it's better than nothing.
kerrmanningjarv is offline  
Quote
Old 6 Mar 2009, 11:35 (Ref:2410254)   #52
kerrmanningjarv
Veteran
 
kerrmanningjarv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
England
London
Posts: 814
kerrmanningjarv should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
^ Also interesting to see they were close to landing a title sponsor - perhaps it wasn't only the recession that put them off, also the fact that GBR missed Zandvoort...

I just hope we can land a sponsor this off-season, as we've never had many sponsors anyway and this season all we have is Metro who is aout "media partner" and Opus, a design agency... Airwaves was for 2 rounds only and Greeneye for one.
kerrmanningjarv is offline  
Quote
Old 9 Mar 2009, 00:41 (Ref:2411745)   #53
Mystery
Veteran
 
Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Jersey
Jersey
Posts: 1,650
Mystery should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridMystery should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I just can't see it to be honest. I would have thought a lot of British support is behind Adam Carroll this season. The British team need to catch up quickly
Mystery is offline  
__________________
"If we are all god's children, what's so special about Jesus?" - Jimmy Carr
Quote
Old 9 Mar 2009, 02:42 (Ref:2411785)   #54
Kiwi3
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
New Zealand
Beijing
Posts: 1,219
Kiwi3 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridKiwi3 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Surely they should be able to find one-off sponsors for Brands.

With such a short season, having to miss Zandvoort, then the DNFs in Sepang, and Watts missing Taupo, and suddenly the season is gone for them.
Kiwi3 is offline  
Quote
Old 9 Mar 2009, 17:55 (Ref:2412354)   #55
Mak
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 668
Mak should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Suddenly the season is gone for all!
Mak is offline  
Quote
Old 10 Mar 2009, 16:54 (Ref:2413064)   #56
play mate
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 54
play mate should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I'm disappointed at how the team has been run this season, as already mentioned, they've hardly had any decent sponsors on the car during the four seasons, and why? Surely as a leading motorsport nation there should be some companies who would want to back the team, however small?

Team GBR should be the best team on the grid and take a leaf out of the likes of Ireland and Switzerland. They pay their drivers and do well.
Bring back Jarvis and Kerr, or even raise some money and sign up Anthony Davidson.
play mate is offline  
Quote
Old 10 Mar 2009, 17:52 (Ref:2413110)   #57
Mak
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 668
Mak should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
[QUOTE=play mate;2413064]I'm disappointed at how the team has been run this season, as already mentioned, they've hardly had any decent sponsors on the car during the four seasons, and why? Surely as a leading motorsport nation there should be some companies who would want to back the team, however small?

Team GBR should be the best team on the grid and take a leaf out of the likes of Ireland and Switzerland. They pay their drivers and do well.
Bring back Jarvis and Kerr, or even raise some money and sign up Anthony Davidson.[/QUOTE

Not too many teams that have actual sponsors, most are just enthusiastic benifactors. Maybe they should off been spending more money on the commercial aspects of the series instead of paying all the hangers onners!
Mak is offline  
Quote
Old 10 Mar 2009, 20:38 (Ref:2413213)   #58
kipper
Veteran
 
kipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
England
Northampton
Posts: 2,286
kipper should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by play mate View Post
Team GBR should be the best team on the grid and take a leaf out of the likes of Ireland and Switzerland. They pay their drivers and do well.
Bring back Jarvis and Kerr, or even raise some money and sign up Anthony Davidson.
The problem with that is that the money needs to come from somewhere. If, for whatever reason the team cannot raise sufficient sponsorship (and do seem number of teams within A1GP that can't), then obviously compromises need to be made. Personally, I feel that Danny Watts is on a par with Kerr at least and as such a simple change of drivers is unlikely to lead to a significant increase in performance.
kipper is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Mar 2009, 02:38 (Ref:2413353)   #59
Kiwi3
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
New Zealand
Beijing
Posts: 1,219
Kiwi3 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridKiwi3 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
There are a few teams that have been able to find funding as well, e.g. NZL, RSA, MEX, IRL, MAL and to a lesser extent NED. The question why GBR hasn't is therefore a valid one, especially considering the Regent Street parade and large crowds that Brands gets.
Kiwi3 is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Mar 2009, 12:19 (Ref:2413576)   #60
strider
Ten-Tenths Hall of Fame
Veteran
 
strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
England
Middle Earth
Posts: 8,408
strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!strider has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mak View Post
Team GBR should be the best team on the grid and take a leaf out of the likes of Ireland and Switzerland. They pay their drivers and do well.
Bring back Jarvis and Kerr, or even raise some money and sign up Anthony Davidson.
Audi won't let Jarvis do A1GP, which rules him out. Personally I think Danny Watts is just as good as Kerr and as a cheerful, let's get on with it sort of person may be better for team morale.

I like the idea of giving Anthony Davidson a run. He's another driver who has a very positive attitude and interviews well, apart from obviously being fast and very well able to develop a car.

The biggest mistake Team GBR ever made was letting James Robinson go as Race Engineer. Since he switched to Switzerland, Neel Jani has pretty much been the man to beat.
strider is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who will race for GBR in China? play mate A1GP 24 10 Mar 2006 08:28
Team GBR take 1st pole! play mate A1GP 43 14 Feb 2006 13:32
Team GBR will win at Brands - Kerr. Ingsy A1GP 5 22 Sep 2005 21:33
IRE and GBR Div 1 driver pool. Barrie Rallying & Rallycross 6 2 Jul 2005 14:28
FIM MotoGP: my point system after GBR Schummy Bike Racing 2 31 Jul 2004 20:39


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.