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  • Renault F1 Team Wrecked Intentionally; Full Story From the New York Times

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Renaul...-NY-Times.html

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    Re: Renault F1 Team Wrecked Intentionally; Full Story From the New York Times

    Gads, this is old news.
    But they smeared the egg on their own faces.
    Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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    • #3
      Re: Renault F1 Team Wrecked Intentionally; Full Story From the New York Times

      Thanks for the link, Brian!

      1. Except for the obvious safety risk, is this really any different than some of the manufactured cautions in NASCAR? Or "team orders?" Or campaigning for rules packages and franchising -- which protect the "stars" and the "haves" against the unheralded and the "have nots?"

      2. Nearly anybody with a thinking brain suspected the crash was orchestrated long before Piquet talked.

      3. It may not be fair, but this is probably a career-ending move for Piquet (unless he wants to work as a Hollywood stunt driver or as a stand-in for "Top Gear's" "The Stig.")

      Why? (a) because he succumbed to real or imagined pressure and did it in the first place ;(b) he talked about doing it; (c) he talked about it to retaliate against his co-conspirators.

      4. "Criminality is not a perverted disposition to do evil rather than good," [Colin] Wilson wrote in "A Criminal History of Mankind." "It is merely a childish tendency to take shortcuts. All crime has the nature of a smash and grab raid; it is an attempt to get something for nothing. The thief steals instead of working for what he wants."

      While this may describe some property crimes (and most cheating in motorsports . . . and the NYT's Jason Blair), it seems inadequate to explain evil and/or selfish acts motivated by rationales other than greed, covetousness, and self-aggrandizement. Was the sadistic bully who popped you in the mouth on the playground "taking a shortcut?" (To where? The WWE?) Were the September 11th highjackers "taking a shortcut?" Is the graffiti vandal "taking a shortcut" to The Louve? And why isn't taking "something for nothing" evil?

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      • #4
        Re: Renault F1 Team Wrecked Intentionally; Full Story From the New York Times

        so man's thoughts are evil, continually? hmmm... seems like that's been said before.
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        • #5
          Re: Renault F1 Team Wrecked Intentionally; Full Story From the New York Times

          Originally posted by Buickguy
          so man's thoughts are evil . . . ?
          Nope, just most of them . . . . ;)

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          • #6
            Re: Renault F1 Team Wrecked Intentionally; Full Story From the New York Times

            Bob Varsha just announced during the Japanese Grand Prix (4 Oct) that Piquet is going to test for a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team.

            "Formula One, the development series for the Camping World Truck Series." ;D

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