F1 » Stefan GP will be in Bahrain – with Villeneuve, Hurley

BBC pundit Eddie Jordan - the man who correctly forecast Michael Schumacher's F1 2010 comeback with Mercedes long before the deal was publicly confirmed - reckons it is a dead cert that Stefan GP will be on the starting grid for the curtain-raising Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir

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March 03, 2010 11:32 AM

As for the Mike coughlan issue thats easy to get round move him out for 6 months (Gardening leave they call it)
Then when they are in and no one is looking bring back in.

This would suit their style of pushing and attempting to force of the FIA.

And while we hated Max at least he would have had a comment to try to clarify things a little, even if we didn't agree, but J.T. is suprisingly silent.

... - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 12:39 PM

It's not about deserving, but about organization, potential and money and keeping to the promises. Hate it or not. Let Stefan go to GPs, they're better than those clowns Anderson (especially) and Windsor.

Anderson quote from some time ago:

"It is working and it will work because the United States is the best country in the world for actually getting things done,"
"People in Europe don't realize how easy it is to get things done in the US, from building things to the whole infrastructure of machine shops and composite shops.
:) :) :)

Go JV, Jacques attack!

TestingTimes - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 12:46 PM

StepanGP dont deserve to be on the grid?

Why not? I would bet that their car is quicker than Virgin, Lotus and Campos first time out!
Any takers?
As F1 is about racing, USF1'a demise means there is space for StepanGP. No special dispensation will be required, just team agreement and FIA approval.
The crash test has already been formalised(I think, could be wrong)so why dont they just get on with it.

The more cars the better IMO and Jaques WILL BE BACK!
great big accidents anyone?:)


March 03, 2010 1:29 PM

pc. windsor wanted the fia to allow sale of a teams entry to the grid. this was refused by all teams, so i cannot see stefan buying their way on to the grid by that method! and as for todt, i seem to remember a statement by him about a month ago, stating that stefan would not have an automatic entry in even to a team failing. lets see if he was being factual, or whether he is in bernies pocket!

Alan D - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 1:31 PM

Taz: "Todt has been far too silent"

a sentiment echoed by Calvin and others. However, I think that is a good thing. Todt's job is head of FIA, and there is supposed to be far more to the FIA than F1. The problems we had with Max, and with Balestre before him was that both regarded F1 as their personal playthings and their public posturing led people to believe that the job of president of the FIA was to run F1. It isn't. The FIA should have no more involvement in F1 than it has in any other series. F1 needs proper governance from qualified professionals, not presidential rule by Todt and Bernie.


March 03, 2010 1:50 PM

alan, agreed. but if fia are to act correctly and enforce the concorde agreement, then there is NO way stefan could be in the hunt. so why dont they just say that? this would end a lot of speculation and uncertainty.
my guess is that there is a lot of background machinations by bernie and max, who are still the controllers of the sport, whether we like it or not.

TestingTimes - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 2:05 PM

"stating that stefan would not have an automatic entry in even to a team failing"

Of course there is no automatic right. But if a team fails and there is space on the grid(which there is)
and there is a team waiting in the wings what is the problem?
I see no problem with Stepan GP joining(Mike Coughlin apart).

And can anyone find me a copy of current Concorde agreements?

There is no dodgy dealings no conspiracies or such like. USF1 arent there, common sense dictates that a team should replace them, and the best placed to do that is Stepan. Have I missed somthing?

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