April 11, 2006
Cruel world of F1
As per the latest paddock talk making rounds Michael Schumacher will be renewing his Ferrari contract. So if this happens, what does that mean to the drivers market which is already buzz thanks to Ron Dennis’s scoop. On other side Renault boss has thrown his weight behind his test driver Heikki Kovalainen to replace Fernando Alonso who is moving to Mclaren end of season. With Schummi staying put at Ferrari ..mean one ex champ car is going to be out of race seat end of season ( two in case BMW dumps another) and we have current Champ car series Champion Sebastien Bourdais makes no secret that he still wants to drive in F1 as race driver. My heart goes out to the man, “F1 is a cruel world Sebastien, work ethics, and talent is not necessarily the complete secret to make it big in F1”
Midland Interested in Mike Gascoyne
If this story indeed materializes it would be adding first element of glamour to the otherwise dull Midland outfit. Of course I had met a couple from Japan at Sepang who were actually carrying a small ‘Go Tiago’ poster on them ( at the speed he drives Tiago might have spotted it as well). One caveat is like most of the things in MF1 will management expect Gascoyne to Pay for his services. Of course the talks about MF1 being on sale is still strongly making rounds.