F1 » Di Grassi: I was edged out of Virgin by d'Ambrosio's financial clout

Virgin Racing refugee Lucas Di Grassi claims the only reason he lost his seat at the F1 2010 newcomer to fellow GP2 Series graduate Jérôme d'Ambrosio for 2011 was that 'money spoke louder' than results

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UnionScum - Unregistered

January 19, 2011 9:13 PM

I doubt it very much and feel a bit sorry for Luca 'sore loser' di grassi. If money was indeed the determanating factor, Virgig would have picked Van Der Garde who could even double D'Ambrosio's money.....have some dignity mate and have a go next year around...

devilsadvocate - Unregistered

January 26, 2011 5:46 PM

Im getting increasingly annoyed by the financial reasons being used as a convenient excuse for all the failed newcomers. Di Grassi had a bad enough season before he unceremoniously stuffed the car in Japan, however he chooses to jump on the bandwagon of all the whiners complaining about pay drivers taking their seat. If you drive well and win points and places the team wont cut you. Even Hulkenberg who is arguably one of the best new drivers still couldnt really hold a candle to Rubens when Rubens was on form, ad while he's been around awhile Rubens isn't exactly the best or even second best in terms of performance. His value to the team is more development and stability. Point being, the newbies need to stop comlaining about money and not waste their chances when they get to the Prime time. Hamilton, Vettel, and many more never complained about money they got one chance and made it stick. Hamilton challenged the incumbent WDC on his first year, albeit in a Mclaren and Vettel ch

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