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May 28, 2014 3:11 PM

F1 » Booth praises ‘awesome’ Bianchi

Taipan - not the same at all (Tamara Ecclestone). Maldonado's funding comes from PDVSA, as another example. They come with a package that the team needs. "Sponsored" drivers go back to the dawn of racing - Tim Birkin was backed by Dorothy Paget when developing his "Blower" Bentley - even in junior formulae drivers are required to bring a percentage of the team's budget (just check the classifieds in Autosport around seasons ending for the following year). Yeah - he's not the fastest, and daddy does back him. So what? Would it be more acceptable if he received backing from GSK or Astra-Zeneca?? The Tour of California (bicycle stage race) is sponsored by Amgen - who produce EPO - should they be prevented from backing that race? Your observation that his was the 7th fastest lap means he somehow put something together, although popping a tyre on Raikkonen's Ferrari was not too clever. Constantly harping on about a perceived injustice only serves to diminish the original argument,

Texas Roadhouse

May 28, 2014 1:09 PM

F1 » Booth praises ‘awesome’ Bianchi

For all the slagging off Chilton receives, whether justified or not, as a $$$ driver, surely that is his one very important contribution to the team - $$$. Budgetary constraints are well known - and not just at the lower end of the grid - just think of John Booth's comments on how much his latest upgrades cost. If a more talented driver (maybe sponsorless too) occupied Chilton's seat those funds would not be there, and maybe the downside of that might more than compensate, negatively, than their nr. 2 driver tooling around at the back.

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