Originally posted by svo motorsport
If Ford was a Professional Football Team or any other professional team.
This is what SHOULD happen:
1. PLAYERS --------------SACKED
To be replaced by one M. Webb perhaps??
A couple of years ago Ford started a youth program to get ready for the coming seasons yet not many of the up and coming young kids have survived with Ford.Most Formula Ford Champions in the last 10-15years drive a Holden.
I am not too sure that the likes of Ambrose (ex Formula Ford), Besnard (F2000), Rodney Forbes (FF), Lowndes (FF), Ellery (FF) or Wills (F3) would agree with that view.
Ford have know decided to support and draught older guys and has beens.Rumer has that Ingall has been picked up by Ford,apart from the Bathursts with Larry Perkins what has he done?He certainly talks a lot of what he is going to do. I have been a Ford person for about 35 years involved in Motorsport and Buisness and I am appalled.Even Carlton Football Club look good compared to Ford.
I also wouldn't think that the likes of Ingall, Seton, Longhurst, Bowe, Jones et al are exactly has beens - if my recollection of Australian Motorsport history is correct there isn't too much they haven't won between them. If you are going to use an ageist definition here would you then also say that an engineer who last had substantial competition success in the 80's is a has been?
I think not.