F1 » Next six weeks crucial to Razia F1 bid


Luiz Razia has not given up on the dream of racing in F1, but admits that the pressure to find sponsorship could scupper his chances of stepping up in 2014.

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FVA47

August 19, 2013 7:19 PM

Please define the term "professional driver"
That infers that a driver does not have to bring anything but talent to a team.
That may be true with the top 5 teams but anything below that level can be bought as most of them are crying out for funding in order to stay on the treadmill!!
I wish him the best of luck, but he will need a large chequebook!!!

JJJ

August 20, 2013 12:54 AM

Well yeah 'professional driver' can be interpreted in several ways I guess. Obviously you have the guys at the topteams that just receive a paycheck to step in the car but then 'even' guys like Sutil and Hulkenberg need to bring a couple of sponsors...But they are paid to drive, just more directly connected to personal sponsors instead of by the team directly which in turn has its own sponsors. Already you could then argue what's the difference between Sutil and his medion/caprisun sponsoring and FA with Santander...

I think the pure paydrivers are those who have their families or family relationships foot the bill, where it's really more like a hobby at a high level in a way instead of a realistic profession that puts bread on the table.

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