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Jean-Eric Vergne remains quickest in Abu Dhabi

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November 16, 2011 3:44 PM
Last Edited 1548 days ago

it is a shame that, (according to other sites), the majority of these young drivers are not there on merit, but mainly due to the money they bring with them to "have a go". but i reckon that the top four or five, are the ones who are there on merit only.


November 16, 2011 7:14 PM

Paffet, as I recall, got his chance as a reward for his team duties thoughout the season - isn't he usually in the simulator during a race weekend, in case the team need to test a scanario?

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 7:33 PM

There are 4 current drivers on the grid that should make way for these young guns. Instead they are happy Kimi the great communicator is mumbling of a comeback.


November 16, 2011 8:15 PM

james. thanks for your kind words. but whether or not these are gp2 drivers, most are PAYING to have a go. the f1 team owners have confirmed this. if you dont believe it, go to other sites where the team comments have been posted.

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 8:22 PM

Paying for a drive or a test is now the norm in ANY series. It the only way to get a ride now. Very few if any do not find sponsors to secure or keep their seat. Marketability/monies is more important than talent.


November 16, 2011 8:30 PM
Last Edited 1548 days ago

james. here are some figures for you..

leimer 200+k
coletti 200k
kerjus, chilton, clos 150+k

sauber charge 200+k
str 200k

non payers. bird, paffet, vergne, bianchi.

dispute that if you can!

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