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Zonta has the answears to put BAR on the podium...

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#1 mono-posto

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Posted 09 March 2000 - 11:53

This is ripped off straight from speedvision.com, but I found it amusing:

Somewhere in England, sometime last week - This week's memorable mention comes from Ricardo Zonta, who drives for the British American Racing F1 team. When we last left our heroes, they had spent,oh, somewhere north of $225m launching their new team, and had zero points to show for it.

This year, they have a new engine deal from Honda and new, improved chassis from Reynard, but Zonta feels that might not be enough, which prompted him to utter this week?s QOTW:

"Please, everyone cross their fingers and then we may get some points."


#2 Daemon

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Posted 09 March 2000 - 11:58

BAR will get some points, thats for sure, but I doubt they will beat Ilmor, Ferrari, Cosworth and even Mugen Honda.

Zonta will do ok. He was a star in F3000, and won the World GT championship. I reckon that he will show up JV in some races this year and is going to be one to watch over the coming season. The other Mclaren seat is up for grabs at the end of the year, and the likely candidates are Zonta and Heidfeld, with Olivier Panis as an outside chance. All of these guys are gonna be pushing hard for the that top seat.

Anyway, I've got my fingers crossed from now until sunday, 'cos I want to FINALLY see all WDC fighting for positions this year.