Gene Haas has played down the importance of outside sponsorship in getting his F1 team off the ground – and says his machine tool company will finance the operation, at least at the start.
He also says he wants to make the team profitable.
Last weekend’s 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction was a huge home run on several fronts for Ford Motor Co., which had a strong presence at the South Florida event.
One of the star cars of the show was a totally tricked out 2013 Ford Mustang, which was used in the actual making of the “Need For Speed” movie and is just like the one used in the video game of the same name. The high-performance custom Mustang sold for $300,000 to Dave Flynn of the Flynn Automotive Group in Youngstown, Ohio. All of the proceeds went to benefit the Henry Ford Health System.
With his MotoGP championship bid in meltdown after just two races, Jorge Lorenzo has hit back at critics who claim that “mental disintegration” is central to his problems.
And that’s before he faces the question of whether he can regroup and match the flashy and increasingly fast form of his intense rival Marc Marquez.
Mercedes has confirmed that its technical director Bob Bell will leave the team in November, having tendered his resignation last December.
His departure will streamline an organization that has looked a little top heavy on the technical side, especially now that the complex transition from the 2013 to 2014 rules has been undertaken, and so successfully.