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Old 03-20-2004, 01:21   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Ford and Lowndes

What is the go with Ford and Lowndes.

Three new teams since he has been with Ford and none of them teams in a position to challenge for the championship.

I won't blame Lowndes if he goes back to Holden after his contract is up, he is wasting his awesome talent at Ford.

As one of the highest paid Ford drivers, Lowndes should be in a team where he can use his talents to there full protential.

Awesome drive by Lowndes today in the Clipsal 500, if his car had made it to the end he would have been in a good track position for tomorrows race.

Yes I know FPR are a new team and they need time to develop, but if 888 racing can make their cars go that fast ( Max quickest lap today ) in less than a year, with more than likely less finance than FPR, what is FPR problem?
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Old 03-20-2004, 01:43   #2 (permalink)
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I suppose it's like how Dave Richard's explained it," put Ferrari in V8 supercar's and they wouldn't do so well straight up, it takes time" but their time is getting bloody long and anoying.
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Re: Ford and Lowndes

*reads Stealth00 post* Laughs loudly and remembers when HRT coudnlt string a win..

Wanna rethink your comment????
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Re: Ford and Lowndes

Maybe after all those years driving a Holden he is used to going slow!

I certainly agree with what you are saying. It's very frustrating to see a driver as good as him go to waste.

If he goes back to driving a Holden, I couldn't see him wanting to drive for HRT again though and when it comes down to it, Kmart racing is the only one out in front of the Holden teams.

Max Wilson might have been fast but where did he finish?
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Wanna rethink your comment????
Not at all, All I am saying is Lowndes is one of Fords best talents and Ford need to put him in a team where he can use that talent to it full.

Using all his talent to fight his way into the top 10, only to have the car let him down is hardly what he deserves.

How many other teams out there have problems with their motors blowing?

I was only using the Max Wilson example of how quickly 888 have got there cars up to speed, and as far as I know none of their engines blew.
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remembers when HRT coudnlt string a win..
At least Lowndes could win championships in a Holden, how may has he won in a Ford?
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Lowndes wouldn't go back to HRT while Skaife is there. The way Skaife worked it so the team was more focused on him resulted in Lowndes' falling out with them. He should consider moving to another Ford team. Even DJR and 888 racing would be a better move than staying with FPR. If he could move into SBR alongside Ambrose, that would be even better, or SBR expand into 4 cars and keep Ingall and recruit another driver.
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Well today's race will see just how FPR and Lowndes can go,I feel Lowndes will come through very strong from the rear of the grid, hopefully his talent will shine today,aswell as FPR's.
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Maybe SBR could run a 3 car tean and take on Lowndes to create a Ford Super-
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As much as I hate to say it I agree that Lowndes has had a raw deal from Ford. So far Gibson, 00 & FPR have let him down.

There's only so many times Ford can say "this is a building year" before the drivers lose interest.
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