Toyota Chief Loses It

{ Posted on Apr 26 2007 by dScribe }
Categories : F1 Drivers, Formula 1 Teams

Toyota F1 President John Howett has said some ridiculous things to German magazine Sport Bild.

First of all he has claimed that Nick Heidfeld only belongs in F1’s “upper midfield”. Umm.. were you watching the recent races John? Nick has been knocking on the door of the top 3 for a long time now and cracked it the last time out. I’d call that top of the field, not “upper midfield”.

Could it be that John is badmouthing Nick to lower his asking price so that Toyota can make an offer?

Furthermore John has claimed that changing the Toyota driver line up wouldn’t improve things at Toyota. Ok, Jarno Trulli is doing an oookkkaaayyy job but Ralf Schumacher..!? Jarno Trulli is an ok number 2 driver, but Ralf is so bad you couldn’t even call him a number 3 driver! He’d be like a number 8 driver or something.. Although probably not 8 because many people find 8 lucky and Ralf is definitely not lucky with his tendency to end up in accidents.

If this is Toyota logic then here’s hoping Nick stays at BMW.


4 Responses to “Toyota Chief Loses It”

  1. there are no dead beat team mates at Toyota… Both Jarno and Ralf are as bad as each other…..

    Nick has been driving the wheels of that BMW so far this year and has been doing a damn good job…. its a pitty Nick has the personality of a dead ant tho :(

  2. “The personality of a dead ant”.. LOL! :) I can’t really “picture” him in the interviews too well as he’s not on the podium that often, but I’ll have to keep an eye out next time ;) I really don’t know about that beard of his though.. but at least it makes him look older than an 8 year old :)

  3. Ralf is not a bad driver, but unfortunatelly not good enough for F1 any more. May be more to his his attitude and motivation than the skills. But he jokes a lot – about him being one of the top 3 drivers, or that his recent performances are not as bad as they look :-)

  4. NO SUCH THINK AS A BAD DRIVER ONLY BAD CARS
    TOYOTA IS THE PROOOF .THEY DESIGNED THE CAR WITH AN ANGLED SUSPENTION THEN THEY PUT THE ENGINE FORWARD TO MAKE IT WORK AND THEN AFTER THEY DISTROYED A LOT OF GEARBOXES THEY PROPABLY CHANGED THEIR GEAR RATIOS TO PUSH THE CAR .I BELIEVE THAT IS WHY THEY DONT HAVE THAT MUCH SPEED IN THE STRAIGHT WHILE THEY HAVE GOOD ACCELARATION LIVING A CORNER AND THAT IS PROPABLY WHY THEY WILL NOT WIN A RACE THIS YEAR

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