F1 » Petrov halts talks on F1 future

Vitaly Petrov's manager says talks over his F1 future have been halted

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PF - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 12:40 PM

Money talks in F1, and if Petrov doesn't have the cash then he doesn't have the drive. Sad really, I mean he's by no means the best driver out there, but he's not terrible either - far better than Pay drivers such as Deletraz and Yoong from times gone by...

I can see Bernie wanting to keep him in to promote the Russian GP!

nas - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 1:19 PM

I understand money gets a lot of drivers in F1, but it should be talent that keeps them in the sport. Petrov is useless as a driver, seeing him in FP3 opening DRS even after contact with the wall is the latest act of stupidity from this guy. He's like a special needs driver or something.

soaum - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 1:38 PM

"the backing needed to earn a drive on the grid"

Wow that sentence really makes no sense. I am pretty sure Bill Gates has 'earned' a drive with a top team by now...

Josh - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 1:44 PM

"I understand money gets a lot of drivers in F1, but it should be talent that keeps them in the sport."

F1 is a platform for companies to expose their brands to the public and in turn generate revenue for both themselves and the stakeholders of the sport. In a capitalist society, how are teams supposed to spend tens of millions of dollars competing in F1 each year without drivers that bring sponsorship? Without his Santander backing even Alonso wouldn't be in F1. There's not a single driver in F1 who would be there if all his financial backing disappeared. It's what this sport thrives on.


September 25, 2012 4:17 PM

@Josh - what rubbish, not all drivers are pay drivers. Alonso is payed a fortune by Ferrari for his highly talented services. And what backing does Webber bring in? Or Vettel? What team would say no to a double world champion if they didn't have financial backing? While there are currently too many pay drivers on the grid (I think this is aptly demonstrated by the recent discussions on driving standards), not all of them pay for their drive.

RS79 - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 4:40 PM

If Heikki goes, they would need to hire Ruben. They still need a driver with experience to help build a competitive car. 2nd driver can be anyone

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