GP2 » Turvey: I need to raise £2m to do GP2

McLaren Driver Development programme man Oliver Turvey needs to raise £2 million if he is to compete in GP2 again in 2011 and make the first GP2 Asia Series race in Abu Dhabi on February 10-12.

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Gary - Unregistered

January 11, 2011 10:20 PM

Would be a great shame if he cant get the funds.! Come on Mclaren get ya wallet out, no point being a Mclaren development driver if you not going to help fund a drive for him!!!!!!!!!!!

JOHN - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 12:00 AM

He has the support of McLaren. (Or so he says). Why dont they chip in then? After all they paid a £50m fine a few years ago and £2m is only their catering budget.

Meymac Anthony - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 12:08 AM

2M Sterling - for GP2 ? How much of this goes to the team owner as "salary"? 25%? Even in this day and age this seems an awful lot of pennies to race one car that is "out of the box" . Would be interesting to see a detailed breakdown of the operating costs of a GP2 team

dave - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 2:27 PM

All GP2 parts have to be bought from GP2 so Engine, gearbox, costs etc are a monopoly even down to the smallest bolt the cost are massively high as they are set by the championship organizers and at the end of the line Bruno Michelle. Then you have the costs of running a team on the F1 package where to run decent hospitality for guests who are paying the bill you have to put them in the $2500 a day F1 paddock club (if you are forking 2mill your not going to want to sit in the stands.)then you have to pay for the whole team to stay in a hotel over a grand prix weekend (so the hotels rack the price up) and fly them to the event. Then there is the annual maintenance of the cars and workshop costs. Its massive!! It has to be on the F1 bill to work but because of this the costs are huge, the only winners are the organizers.

Bob - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 4:39 PM

He has had his chance over the last 4 years in the best cars and the biggest budget to win championships but he has failed to do so. If McLaren believed in him then they would move heaven and earth to keep him in GP2 and move him up to F1. He does not seem to have the belief of RSF anymore which means they do mot believe he is fast enough for F1.

Pete - Unregistered

January 12, 2011 10:21 PM

Boo Hoo at bit.

I actually like Turvey, think he has some talent and could do as good a job as most in F1. But he aint the first and he aint the last to not be able to raise the money. He's luckey to have raised the budget to go this far!!!

If it had never been about money, the F1 grid current and past would have looked very different.

Turvey, go and knock on Mercedes and Audis door for a DTM drive, they need to get rid of some dead wood in that series, we all know who they are, the novelty of having these people has worn off!!! Better served giving it to Turvey, come back then like Di Resta has. Or, go sportscars, few good drives floating around, if the Mansells aren't in there nicking drives on the back of there name.

The people who matter at the end of the day know who is the real deal and who has money to burn, just annoys me when racing billys think people like Tom Chilton are any good. That guy has done more testing than God!!! There are 5000 club racers out there who woul

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