F1 » Lopez offered 'conditional' USF1 drive


USF1 moves to sign Jose Maria Lopez for its debut season in F1 in 2010

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richard

November 21, 2009 11:44 AM

i havent come across him before. does he have a super licence?? i would say that a number of drivers have been offered a drive "provided they bring sponsorship" . whoever brings the most, would probably be signed. hope that whoever signs, has a car to drive!

Ruben Zand

November 21, 2009 12:35 PM

I am doubting if USF1 is serious about their F1 campaign after this article. Seems to me like they only want to have a cheap year without scoring points. There are plenty of drivers out there with much more F1 experience and looking for a drive for 2010. And I think that almost every F1 driver is motivated.

I think this driver will only be signed for his money. I read somewhere else he needed to bring an 8 million dollar sponsorship package.

sodesu

November 21, 2009 12:37 PM

He did two seasons in GP2 so shouldn't be a problem. Thing is though he kinda dominated everything he did up until GP2 but then it didn't work that well for him at all. Interesting choice, still. Maybe the GP2 car just didn't work for him, doesn't mean he won't be good in F1. Also, he doesn't exactly strike me as a big pay driver, but I could be wrong.

rxracer - Unregistered

November 21, 2009 1:35 PM

"the condition is that he brings his own car to race"

Heh. Just about. $8 million. Sad.... I'd always hoped the pay driver era wouldn't return. Sure, certain teams have always preferred a driver with money, but talent and/or experience was generally still the main consideration. 99% of the motivation for wanting him is quite obviously the money he brings.

There's only one reason for needing $8million from a driver.....

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