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Is a Racing Driver Really worth £1,000,000 per week in this Financial Climate of Hardship?

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posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: crazyewok

I do boycott these things.

And no it's not his fault. Capitalism is the cause.

There's enough food, water, money for every single person on the planet, but instead of helping our fellow humans we pay some pretty boy millions to kick a ball or drive a car round a circuit.


Kicking a ball around does nothing for the greater good of society.

Developing hybrid electric vehicles that advance the state of technology is quite a different story.

Formula 1, unlike any other form of motor racing, mandates engine and transmission durability, puts a premium on fuel mileage, develops the most efficient batteries, electric motors and energy recovery systems and is the laboratory that comes up with the innovations that eventually improve the cars we drive.




posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 09:47 AM
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What Financial Climate of Hardship? Dunno bout you but I don't feel that way at all. You been listening to the propaganda machine to much!



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

Well, if this pisses you off - for certain don't read the story of the wife who wants 1 million per month for her divorce settlement.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:06 AM
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Trying to justify this insanity by saying they develop better cars for us in the long run.

That's so cute.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
Trying to justify this insanity by saying they develop better cars for us in the long run.

That's so cute.


A lot of the technology found on daily commuter cars is first developed and perfected on racing circuits. Paddle shifting, Dual Clutches, ABS, Tire compounds, etc



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
Trying to justify this insanity by saying they develop better cars for us in the long run.

That's so cute.


Most people, including yourself, aren't even aware that F1 cars are hybrids.

You know, like the 'Toyota Prius'?



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: Psynic

I'm well aware of the technology used in F1. Nice assumption though.

I'm just an empathetic person who thinks it's important to help people in need.

Nobody needs 52 million a year ffs.

My mind will never change, no matter how many hybrid engines they develop



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: Psynic

I'm well aware of the technology used in F1. Nice assumption though.

I'm just an empathetic person who thinks it's important to help people in need.

Nobody needs 52 million a year ffs.

My mind will never change, no matter how many hybrid engines they develop


I see.

edit on -06:0002152282015-02-27T10:28:02-06:00 by Psynic because: typo



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: Psynic

I'm well aware of the technology used in F1. Nice assumption though.

I'm just an empathetic person who thinks it's important to help people in need.

Nobody needs 52 million a year ffs.

My mind will never change, no matter how many hybrid engines they develop


It is not about "deserving" or needing anything. You make what your labor is worth on the free market. Period. Many of these people give away an immense amount of money to a variety of causes. How do you think Universities, museums, arts, and other non-profits get most of their funding? From rich people who have been widly successful and give money away to causes they feel are important without the coercion of government.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: Psynic

I'm well aware of the technology used in F1.


Maybe you could explain how F1 engines are using waste heat to generate electricity since you're such an expert?



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: Psynic

I'm well aware of the technology used in F1. Nice assumption though.

I'm just an empathetic person who thinks it's important to help people in need.

Nobody needs 52 million a year ffs.

My mind will never change, no matter how many hybrid engines they develop


It is not about "deserving" or needing anything. You make what your labor is worth on the free market. Period. Many of these people give away an immense amount of money to a variety of causes. How do you think Universities, museums, arts, and other non-profits get most of their funding? From rich people who have been widly successful and give money away to causes they feel are important without the coercion of government.


Actually they usually make donations to help with their taxes not because they are giving people.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: Psynic

originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: Psynic

I'm well aware of the technology used in F1.


Maybe you could explain how F1 engines are using waste heat to generate electricity since you're such an expert?


Steam generator



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: Psynic

The thread is about a driver getting paid a ludicrous amount of money. Not an in depth discussion about F1 technology.

If you clutch those straws any harder, they are going to snap



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: MarieRose

They give far and above any amount required for a tax break.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless
a reply to: Psynic

The thread is about a driver getting paid a ludicrous amount of money. Not an in depth discussion about F1 technology.

If you clutch those straws any harder, they are going to snap


I'm pointing out the benefits to society brought about by F1 motor racing as compared to "kicking the ball around".

Mercedes has two drivers on their team. Total wages, about 65 Million.

Manchester City pay their team considerably more than that, and to promote what?

Hooliganism?



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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“everyone who is a musician is attractive. isn’t that a coincidence? i would have thought there’d be like one ugly guy with a guitar who would be amazing but #ing ZERO”
-louis ck



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: MarieRose

They give far and above any amount required for a tax break.



Nope. Is no limit...



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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Hats off to the guy I say!

Can any of you seriously say if some one put a contract in front of you offering £1,000,000 a week to drive a Formula One car around a race track and wear a overall covered in sponsor logos, you wouldn't sign it?

What Mercedes choose to spend their profits on is their business, they don't force anyone to buy their cars.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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Our entire world economy needs an overhaul. Good luck with anyone making that happen though.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: ukmicky1980
Hats off to the guy I say!

Can any of you seriously say if some one put a contract in front of you offering £1,000,000 a week to drive a Formula One car around a race track and wear a overall covered in sponsor logos, you wouldn't sign it?


I don't think I would. I wouldn't live to spend the first cheque .

Two of the last 20 or 30 current drivers are recovering from traumas to the head.




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