F1 » Whitmarsh questions pay drivers


Martin Whitmarsh queries the number of pay drivers in both F1 and elsewhere, arguing they are preventing raw talent from reaching the top

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Taipan

February 12, 2013 12:36 AM

Luke, fair comment but if that was the rule Kobayashi could have spent another year or 2 in Gp2 to get the required results, wouldn't have done him any harm.

And I agree with your point on f3.(4+1) the five aint working on my keyboard it seems :(

sodesu - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 5:43 AM

On the other hand, even the considered "worst" of the new kids, which would have to be Chilton, is a multiple race winner in the main feeder series. Could have been a lot worse TBH.

Nick636

February 12, 2013 6:26 AM

@ AMigo

Your post is completely ill-informed... Perez got the results, he is young, and a hot talent, something Mclaren is known to reward... The sponsorship cash he carries is a bonus, that's all...

jenson - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 8:09 AM

Its common knolwedege that the Mexican sponsoers Telmex which is Carlos Slim Helu the richest man in the world has said his fundings will stay with Sauber even though Perez has moved on as he has a long term comitment with Sauber. Also Sauber's test driver is now Sauber's f1 driver and we all know which country he is from, so i cant see how Perez is a paid driver at Mclaren at this point in time.

As for passed paid drivers mentioned if they have talent then not a problem as i would rather see a talented paid driver advance in f1 like Perez than a untalented one that may be joinning Force India.

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