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    Quote Originally Posted by agooner View Post
    Now Maserati at Le Mans that would be interesting.

    In fact, let Ferrari have F1 and Maserati have Le Mans.
    Now that would be a plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by agooner View Post

    In fact, let Ferrari have F1 and Maserati have Le Mans.
    I agree with you that would be pretty cool....But Le Mans just isn't as popular or has the same commercial value with advertising. Le Mans is know by enthiusiasts like s by F1 is far reaching and the Maserati name would be seen more ... Which is what they must be thinking. This us purely marketing and getting the Maserati name out there into more households ...... To ultimately sell more cars....
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    Quote Originally Posted by agooner View Post
    Given my avatar, F1 has never done it for me. Now Maserati at Le Mans that would be interesting.

    In fact, let Ferrari have F1 and Maserati have Le Mans.
    I am with you there Gooner!

    Dig out the MC12 and dust her off...see you in 'The Sarthe' in 7 months and counting


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    As a pure branding issue I get it, i.e. it might sell more cars assuming Haas can cut it As a serious player in F1, not really.

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    I'm not sure how willing Gene Haas would be he might threaten to go to Honda for engines. Gunter Steiner has all the ties with ferrari he's responsible for getting the '17 spec engines, access to the Ferrari wind tunnel and the rest of the development "help" they got prior to their first season... if it wasn't for all of that Ferrari technical support it would be Caterham/manner all over again... but F1 has a new policy to give greater support to emerging teams and they have hopefully learnt from their mistakes as manner/murusia was a total disaster
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    My take is that F1 will become like MotoGP in that you have your best riders in the 'Factory' team, your 'up and coming talent' or 'old development rider' in your satellite teams and sell more bikes to customer teams. It's done wonders for the sport. Ducati dominate the grid with around 8 bikes in various guises, they even get their 'test' rider on the podium when he turns up at a race.

    However, I always thought that Maserati should have the 24 racing and Ferrari F1, I see Aston Martin as the grand touring competitor to Maserati not Ferrari after all, we compare the Granturismo to the Vantage and not the Vantage to the 488. Likewise the Porsche 911.
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    Problem is Ferrari. Their Le Mans history runs deep so I feel they want it to be theirs.

    Putting Maserati in again means they are second fiddle and again as in F1’s, can’t actually compete so what’s the point?

    The only way it could work in Le Mans is to compete in a different class. Ferrari are firmly routed in GT1, or GT pro as it’s now known.

    Would it not be an idea to take their F1 car and modify it for running in LMP1 or 2 branded as Maserati or Alfa??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Conaero View Post
    Problem is Ferrari. Their Le Mans history runs deep so I feel they want it to be theirs.

    Putting Maserati in again means they are second fiddle and again as in F1ís, canít actually compete so whatís the point?

    The only way it could work in Le Mans is to compete in a different class. Ferrari are firmly routed in GT1, or GT pro as itís now known.

    Would it not be an idea to take their F1 car and modify it for running in LMP1 or 2 branded as Maserati or Alfa??
    That's the problem, but an interesting solution. LMP1 is getting to be a one horse race with no Audi, Porsche or Nissan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outrun View Post
    Given my surname and love of all things Maserati, this is my wet dream. I would buy a lifetime supply of branded shirts and cups and probably try and convince hot chicks at the pub that I own then team.
    Me too


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