Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Josh, Aug 26, 2014.
He agreed an out of court settlement today, apparently.
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Because his backers already paid Sauber a substantial amount of money up front, so I guess they want that money back...
Mephistopheles Ahh I see which brings me back to a similar situation that bought down Arrows when Tom Walkinshaw had agreed Jos Verstappen was one of his drivers to please Orange who wanted a Dutch driver. Then he sacked Verstappen and replaced him with Frentzen when Prost went bust which infuriated Orange to the point they withdrew sponsorship. Needless to say Arrows did not last long after that
Are Orange not French?
teabagyokel I always had the impression Orange were a Dutch company but just checked it is French.but it must have been the Dutch branch who were backing Verstappen
My boss was actually responsible for starting up the group that was to become Orange.
That will teach teams to sign more contracts then they have seats available.
I'm sure he would have far rather driven in F1 though.
It's all worked out then.
'Dear Sauber, can I have a few million not to drive for you too?'
Back to Giedo..now he's got some money do you think he will now go to Marussia and demand a drive
Corrected for accuracy
“I would like to direct a few words to the teams, drivers, future drivers, their managers and the Formula One governing bodies,” said Van der Garde. “I sincerely hope that what has happened to me will start a movement aimed at setting new standards and bringing about new regulations to help protect the rights of drivers. I would like to think that the values and business ethics that apply in any other business should be equally applicable in Formula One.
“I am lucky to have had Marcel and Jeroen on my side. Both of them have extensive backgrounds in business and bring a lot of expertise to the table when it comes to resolving complicated business affairs. Without them, I would have remained empty-handed in the wake of this extraordinary affair.
“There are numerous examples of talented drivers with good intentions but without the sort of professional support that I have had, who have been broken by Formula One and who have seen their careers destroyed. I therefore hope that my unprecedented case which was heard last week by the Supreme Court of Victoria at Melbourne will serve as an example to illustrate what should change, and that new regulations will be implemented to help protect driver rights.”
Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) on Twitter
No wonder people call him Giedo Banter Garde.
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