Diniz raced for the Forti team, oh how could we forget!
But pay drivers have been going for as long as F1 has been around. In the 80s you had drivers like De Cesaris with lots of Marlboro Italy money behind him.
That was a lot of money De Cesaris brought with him as he was in F1 for a long time. Can't really remember if he was good? I recall his rivalry with Patrese and Alboreto though.
Edited by Tron, 20 September 2013 - 17:26.