F1 » Gutierrez confirmed - by Perez

Sergio Perez has inadvertently confirmed rumours that Esteban Gutierrez will complete next year's Sauber line-up.

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tool - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:22 AM

This is getting ridiculous now soon another few years ALL the real talent will be gone and people like Guitierez, Max Chilton, Jolyon Palmer will be winning F1 races as it will be a rich daddies boys club.

tucker - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:31 AM

Sauber are a joke. It's wrong that Gutierrez is going to be racing next year because of money and Koba is on the sidelines. Say goodbye to the day of drivers who get drives because if skill, now it's about drivers who bring the biggest check. So mad at this!


November 23, 2012 11:52 AM

Reality check guys, half the world is suffering with it's economy, finance is required as sponsors are not digging so deep.
I don't agree it should be this way but let's face it, it's been about money for a long time anyway.

And Gaz, i am into bikes big time, more so than F1 and there are plenty of riders out there paying for their rides.

If you read Rossi's autobiography you will know that the reason he went to bikes is because it was cheaper than cars and they didn't have the money.

Go back even further to Graham Hill Snr and the rest...they were boys who had access to finance, there were no paupers in F1 back then.

This is nothing new whether we like it or not

Terminator - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 12:02 PM

Yet another case of money winning over talent.

All the Telmex money Gutierrez brought was able to get him the drive whereas Koba's talent didn't.
Unfortunately, that is what all the teams do these days.


November 23, 2012 12:07 PM
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I think you will find that Graham Hill did not come from money, but in fact spent time working as a team mechanic to earn his stripes as many of the drivers back then did. There were some like Piers Courage who came into the sport backed by alot family money, but many of them did not and earned their drives on talent.

markyb69 - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 1:44 PM

The current F1 grid is basically all 'rich-kid' drivers anyway, whether they bring sponsorship or get paid, they all had MASSIVE funding through karting and the other formulas, travelling around the country and the world.

Unless daddy has the budget and the time to take you racing, its almost impossible to make it into F1.

The old karting saying is true, "the more money you have, the faster you can go".


November 23, 2012 3:08 PM

Well my son had a lot of wins and podium places in Karting and i couldn't even afford a van when he first started . I use to get the local taxi firm to tow our trailer to and from the track. I also use to take his engine on the coach in a bag all the way from Suffolk to Birmingham for a rebuild. Yes it was a long way but i worked in Brum. We had a great time a lot of ups and a few downs . I would do it again . He was offered a part sponsored F3 drive but i couldn.t come up with several hundred thousand pounds . But great days .

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