Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:04
On Sunday Peter Windsor said a former grand prix winner (unnamed) had offered to drive for USF1 for nothing. Read no further if you think that there was no reason to believe anything he said before he was a team owner and certainly less reason to after.
Now before you say that eliminates Jacques Villeneuve remember that no salary doesn't mean no income if he retains ownership of advertising space on his helmet and driver's suit for starters. So ... if we accept for the sake of argument that the offer to drive was made then it's got to be Jacques, right? He wants in, they need a veteran who understands that this is his last team, that his purpose is to move the team and his young American teammate forward, he's not unknown to Americans even in NASCAR-world and his achievements can't hurt any pitches for sponsorship.
Hey, I'd take Wurz or de la Rosa but who knows?