Based on the discussion in the Sutil thread I thought I'd ask you to suggest the strangest choice of drivers a team has ever made.
I'll kick you off with Derek Daly at Williams - the story I heard is that FW said get that Derek bloke, meaning Warwick, but someone misunderstood and Mr Daly stepped into what should have been the drive of his dreams only for it to turn into a nightmare.
It is easy with hindsight to wonder how X got the seat at Y.
Look at Giancarlo Fisichella at Ferrari, race before he'd nearly won in a Force India. Bad choice though.
I struggle to see what Renault achieved by parachuting Jacques Villeneuve in for the end of 2004, however...
I'm still about this question. I think I'd have had an easier time trying to come up with stupid ones . The strangest ones aren't so strange since they were/are invariably pay drivers ... I think someone already mentioned that but with so much stuff to read on this forum I haven't the time to go back through this thread or find it if it was in another . Sorry about that.