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Old 29 May 2009, 12:22 PM
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just seen a headline on the news ticker at work that prodrive have applied to enter the F1 season in 2010.

does this mean there will defo be no subaru/prodrive in WRC next year?
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Old 29 May 2009, 12:28 PM
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Old 29 May 2009, 12:33 PM
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and here:

Sky Sports | Formula 1 | News | Prodrive submits 2010 entry
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Old 29 May 2009, 12:39 PM
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Doesnt look good for Rallying
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Old 29 May 2009, 12:40 PM
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Just because they enter F1 doesn't mean that they won't enter the WRC, they have a lot of other business interests besides the WRC. They own Aston Martin for one.

The decision to enter the WRC (Sebastian Loeb Championship) will depend on a number of factors, will they be a factory team if so who for, will they be entering as Prodrive but using Subaru's? Who knows?
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If they are registering as a team, we know that it was dependant on the budget cap, that looks doubtful now so will they still go ahead?
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Old 29 May 2009, 12:46 PM
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Or maybe they will just focus on the Astons, Ferraris and F1. With the current climate I cannot see them coming back to the Rally scene just yet.

Besides if they do, it will more likely be after testing a car to destruction and back just like Citroen did. Although what car is another matter entirely
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Old 29 May 2009, 12:49 PM
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Can just image Solberg drifting an F1 car into the pit lane at full lock......... with the back swinging out....... and taking Ferrari's pit crew out at the same time..... well I can dream can't I..........
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Originally Posted by Looie View Post
Can just image Solberg drifting an F1 car into the pit lane at full lock......... with the back swinging out....... and taking Ferrari's pit crew out at the same time..... well I can dream can't I..........
Now that would be good

Another 'RED' team bites the dust

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Old 29 May 2009, 12:59 PM
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Will be interesting to see what they can do.
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Old 29 May 2009, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Milamber View Post
Just because they enter F1 doesn't mean that they won't enter the WRC, they have a lot of other business interests besides the WRC. They own Aston Martin for one.

The decision to enter the WRC (Sebastian Loeb Championship) will depend on a number of factors, will they be a factory team if so who for, will they be entering as Prodrive but using Subaru's? Who knows?

i don't think prodrive own aston martin do they? (i may be wrong on that though), isn't the chairman David Richards also a director for Aston martin, but they are separate companies?

I'm not surprised by this one bit, i expected it as soon as i heard about new teams being allowed in, they would have been in already if it wasn't for the FIA moving the goal posts.

who are the others?
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Originally Posted by Georgem View Post
Now that would be good

Another 'RED' team bites the dust

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Havnt you caused enough trouble on the footy thread
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“The level of next year’s cost cap has risen substantially since we originally considered entering. However everyone appears committed to major reductions in future years and when one takes into account the transition proposals for new teams we are confident that we now have the opportunity to be both commercially viable and competitive. As we have said all along, we don’t want to be in Formula One just to make up the numbers.”
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would love to see these colours in F1 again
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