Almost F2/F3000/GP2 moves
Posted 14 March 2009 - 13:25
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?
Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:02
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:35
Edited by HistoryFan, 20 September 2012 - 03:36.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:19
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'.
~ And there was always a FFord driver in the 80s/90s spouting off about having a budget and F3000 drive for the following year........
A more accurate thread title would be "Rumoured moves ...."
Edited by D-Type, 20 September 2012 - 09:22.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 15:52
Edited by HistoryFan, 20 September 2012 - 16:03.