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mcdo wrote:Punching above their weight once again and proving that last year wasn't a once off. Pound for pound the best performing team on the grid
Bit off topic but I've only even considered the pound for pound expression as something you use when comparing different weight classes in fighting sports (pound=weight), but it actually works well also in this context (pound=money).

Now that I think of it what's the rationale of having the same unit for both weight and currency? :lol:

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Covalent wrote:
mcdo wrote:Punching above their weight once again and proving that last year wasn't a once off. Pound for pound the best performing team on the grid
Bit off topic but I've only even considered the pound for pound expression as something you use when comparing different weight classes in fighting sports (pound=weight), but it actually works well also in this context (pound=money).

Now that I think of it what's the rationale of having the same unit for both weight and currency? :lol:
Quick rip from Wikipedia:
The term originated in the Frankish Empire as a result of Charlemagne's currency reform ("pound" from Latin pondus, a unity of weight) and was subsequently taken to Great Britain as the value of a pound (weight) of silver.

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Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Covalent wrote:
mcdo wrote:Punching above their weight once again and proving that last year wasn't a once off. Pound for pound the best performing team on the grid
Bit off topic but I've only even considered the pound for pound expression as something you use when comparing different weight classes in fighting sports (pound=weight), but it actually works well also in this context (pound=money).

Now that I think of it what's the rationale of having the same unit for both weight and currency? :lol:
Quick rip from Wikipedia:
The term originated in the Frankish Empire as a result of Charlemagne's currency reform ("pound" from Latin pondus, a unity of weight) and was subsequently taken to Great Britain as the value of a pound (weight) of silver.
I SI. ;) :thumbup:

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Reading reports which are claiming that Force India is struggling to survive. Apparently, Liberty has given a loan to Force India. In return, it's assumed that Vijay Mallya stepped down from his role. There are also 5 potential buyers lining up to buy Force India which includes Rich Energy, Mercedes & Austrian sponsor company BWT.

https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/2391 ... dia-report

Even though the struggling part sounds alarming, I'm sure someone with heavy pockets will buy this efficient team which even a shoestring budget can make good cars!
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UnlikeUday wrote:Reading reports which are claiming that Force India is struggling to survive. Apparently, Liberty has given a loan to Force India. In return, it's assumed that Vijay Mallya stepped down from his role. There are also 5 potential buyers lining up to buy Force India which includes Rich Energy, Mercedes & Austrian sponsor company BWT.

https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/2391 ... dia-report

Even though the struggling part sounds alarming, I'm sure someone with heavy pockets will buy this efficient team which even a shoestring budget can make good cars!
I heard that Michael Andretti was also sniffing around the team in Canada.
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Re: The Official Force India F1 Team Thread

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pokerman wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Reading reports which are claiming that Force India is struggling to survive. Apparently, Liberty has given a loan to Force India. In return, it's assumed that Vijay Mallya stepped down from his role. There are also 5 potential buyers lining up to buy Force India which includes Rich Energy, Mercedes & Austrian sponsor company BWT.

https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/2391 ... dia-report

Even though the struggling part sounds alarming, I'm sure someone with heavy pockets will buy this efficient team which even a shoestring budget can make good cars!
I heard that Michael Andretti was also sniffing around the team in Canada.
Yeah. Damn sure this team won't be called Force India next year as I'm close to being sure it's going to be bought. This team is a dream team to own. A better budget will surely produce a great car from the talented bunch at Silverstone.
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If Andretti buys it, I’ll have a new favourite team. Love that guy

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bradtheboywonder wrote:If Andretti buys it, I’ll have a new favourite team. Love that guy
This team has proven to get success with a limited budget. A new owner would invest more finance into the team & the skilled guys at Silverstone would deliver a far greater car. Apart from Andretti, BWT & Mercedes are potential buyers.
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stinks to see force india struggle.
andretti motorsports were nearly broke a few years ago. hope he has some big sponsors lined up. i also wonder who would be the pu supplier, since honda is heavily invested in his indy car team

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The Austrian Grand Prix marks the 200th race for this team. I doubt this year they'll be able to beat Renault for 4th. I hope someone arrives in a shining armor & buys this team. This team is too good to go down to the gallows. Hope Mercedes makes this their B-Team.
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Is there anyone out there who is lamenting the fall from grace of the Force India Team???
Two races in and Stroll has scorred 2 points and Checo has scored 1 point. In 2018 they scored 111 points for the season between the two groups of owners. (59+52)

Doesn't look like they will get anywhere near that this year.

Edited as I got the point totals backward.
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Stroll has two points.

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Mort Canard wrote:Is there anyone out there who is lamenting the fall from grace of the Force India Team???
Two races in and Checo has scorred 2 points and Stroll has scored 1 point. In 2018 they scored 111 points for the season between the two groups of owners. (59+52)

Doesn't look like they will get anywhere near that this year.
It was expected they would struggle in the first few races. As per their development plan, they're getting their B-Spec car in Spain.

This year it will be a pain as Ferrari engines are on par with Mercedes, if not better. RP have a massive competition in Haas, Renault, Alfa Romeo, McLaren & Toro Rosso as well. RP is the worst team from these when it comes to mechanical grip as they're the slowest when it comes to technical sectors.
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Re: Official Racing Point F1 Thread (formerly Force India)

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Thread renamed to Racing Point, but as it's effectively the same team, just a different name, it makes sense to continue the same thread to discuss it.

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Re: Official Racing Point F1 Thread (formerly Force India)

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Racing Point will start using Mercedes' wind tunnel in preparation for their 2020 car. It's being speculated if Racing Point would become Mercedes' B-team.
https://www.racefans.net/2019/04/08/rac ... nd-tunnel/
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