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#1 HistoryFan

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 13:25

Hello!

Similar to the almost moves in F1 I wanted to open a thread of almost moves in European F2 and the following series F3000 International and GP2.

My first questions: Does someone know some almost moves at Scuderia del Passatore, Scuderia Everest or Scuderia Minardi in F2?

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#2 Elford68

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:02

Filipe Albuquerque was linked to Ocean Racing Technology and Parente to Racing Engineering but Parente finishe don ORT and Albuquerque still unemployed.

#3 HistoryFan

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 15:35

Are there not more from F2/F3000 times?

#4 Thundersport

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 22:55

Yes lots and lots but peaple like me can't remember many! And there was always a FFord driver in the 80s/90s spouting off about having a budget and F3000 drive for the following year........

#5 HistoryFan

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 17:58

Some almost F3000 moves at Jordan?

#6 HistoryFan

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 15:33

Eric Boullier said that he wanted to hire Vettel for DAMS for GP2 in 2007, but Red Bull was against that.

#7 HistoryFan

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:35

Paul Tracy 1990 for Jordan and 1991 for GJ

Edited by HistoryFan, 20 September 2012 - 03:36.


#8 D-Type

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:19

~ And there was always a FFord driver in the 80s/90s spouting off about having a budget and F3000 drive for the following year........

This is the fundamental problem with 'Almost moves' . In many many cases there were announcements more in hope than expectation, particularly in connection with budgets, eg "[If he gets a budget] Speedy Joe will drive for Team Pignatelli next year" or "Team Pignatelli will give Speedy Joe a drive [provided he brings a budget] which is intended to say to potential sponsors "Speedy Joe is driving for Team Pignatelli next year - can you provide him with a [part] budget?" or it might be a team seeking a budget "Team Pignatelli have engaged [young hotshot] Speedy Joe for next year [he is bound to get results and exposure so can you provide the team with some sponsorship]. You then add to this a magazine with the odd column inch to fill printing the more credible rumours, which 20 years later are seen a 'fact'.

A more accurate thread title would be "Rumoured moves ...."

Edited by D-Type, 20 September 2012 - 09:22.


#9 HistoryFan

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 15:52

Let us call them rumoured moves

Edited by HistoryFan, 20 September 2012 - 16:03.


#10 HistoryFan

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 19:11

Gary Brabham for Roni in 1989.