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Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Josh, Aug 26, 2014.
He agreed an out of court settlement today, apparently.
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.
Giedo set to get 15m Euros in damages apparently. Kerching.
Good for him.
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.
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.
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.
Bugger all in F1 if you're a poor team. Ask Marussia
Yep, that's got to hurt. At least they appear to have a semi-decent car this year and have won some points already.
Sam Bird just tweeted
'Dear Sauber, can I have a few million not to drive for you too?'
Not the sort of tweet you want to make if you are looking for a drive in F1.
I don't think Sam Bird is under any illusion that he doesn't have the cash to get an F1 drive.
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
Corrected for accuracy
A statement from vdG.
I was with him until "talented drivers" and then he lost me
Just scroll through his posts and enjoy :
Giedo van der Garde (@GvanderGarde) on Twitter
No wonder people call him Giedo Banter Garde.
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