Giedo van der Garde

Il_leone

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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
 

cider_and_toast

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I reckon that's a 50/50 split between him and his backers. His backers get their money back and he gets a tidy sum to cover expenses.

It's all worked out then.
 
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Bill Boddy

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How much do Sauber spend a year? This must make quite a hole in their budget, just when they produce a car which looks like it can earn points. And we all know what points make, don't we Brucie.
 

cider_and_toast

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Not the sort of tweet you want to make if you are looking for a drive in F1.
 

RasputinLives

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I don't think Sam Bird is under any illusion that he doesn't have the cash to get an F1 drive.
 

Il_leone

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Sam Bird must be gutted he will probably never get an F1 drive.....

Back to Giedo..now he's got some money do you think he will now go to Marussia and demand a drive
 

Brogan

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A statement from vdG.

“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.”
http://adamcooperf1.com/2015/03/18/van-der-garde-case-should-wake-up-call-for-f1-business-ethics/
 
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