Fortunately PURE is operated by Craig Pollock, so we can be sure that all is open and above board.
Amongst Pollock's previous enterprises was, of course, BAR. There he not only employed Jacques Villeneuve (at what was rumoured to be a very large salary, as befits a former WDC) he managed him as well. I presume that he did not negotiate the salary since he finished up with a cut himself, but instead left it to an independant adjudicator.
Well apparantly McLaren won't be joining the list of new suppliers, Jonathan Neale says it is McLaren's intention to remain with Mercedes for the forseeable future and past the engine regulation changes in 2014. This should put to bed the rumours of McLaren manufacturing their own power plant to become a 'British Ferrari'. Still this doesn't rule out the possibility of it ever happening as McLaren may simply be wanting to learn what they can from the new engines that Mercedes produces and use that knowledge and apply it to their engines.
Is this V6 a stop-gap interim and are they still heading towards the smaller 4-cylinders? I lost my way with this when they kept changing thier minds.
I quite liked the idea they talked about where the new regs for the 4 cylinder were going to be non-mandatory for a year, so we would have a split of teams running V6 and then the rest stealing the march with the smaller turbo powered plants.