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    So much for German precision engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    So much for German precision engineering
    Made in UK

    I tried to make this point a while ago but accidentally deleted my post, F1 is a British success story, to the extent that most of the teams are UK based, even Mercedes (supposedly German), Renault (supposedly French), Force India (supposedly Indian) and Haas (supposedly American). The Merc chassis is UK made, the Merc engine is UK made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    Made in UK

    I tried to make this point a while ago but accidentally deleted my post, F1 is a British success story, to the extent that most of the teams are UK based, even Mercedes (supposedly German), Renault (supposedly French), Force India (supposedly Indian) and Haas (supposedly American). The Merc chassis is UK made, the Merc engine is UK made.
    Will this still be so after Brexit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    Will this still be so after Brexit?
    Engineering excellence definitely won't change with Brexit. and sorry, I forgot Red Bull (supposedly Austrian)

    With the exception of Ferrari, and on occasion including them, F1 teams find it difficult to sustain themselves outside UK. Ferrari do OK, Sauber struggle along, Toro Rosso underperform considering their funding. F1 engineering is a massive UK success story, not ignoring the fact that there are a league of nations involved in the collective effort.

    The only remotely Dutch F1 team I can think of was the shortlived (part of 2007) Spyker team, although even that was just a branding of a team based in Northamptopn (and now called force India)

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