Fisi-Trulli swap? I can't believe it!
Posted 30 July 2001 - 12:11
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Posted 30 July 2001 - 12:31
Button would get some support rather than being treated like a rent-a-driver
Alesi in the Jordan as well look prety good all round:D
Posted 30 July 2001 - 12:37
Posted 30 July 2001 - 12:46
He certainly said at the start of the year he wanted JT.
Posted 30 July 2001 - 13:02
Why ? It has been said that the italian crowd puts so much pressure on a winning italian driver that he cracks.I am not sure why but it was last said of Alboreto.
On the other hand, I have never been able to prove this for tru, so if any of you guys has any hard reference, please let me know.
Posted 30 July 2001 - 13:05
"Jenson Button restera chez Renault en 2002, ça, c'est sûr - déclare Briatore - par contre, pour l'autre voiture, je dois choisir entre Trulli et Fisichella. La seule chose que je peux vous dire est que le résultat de la course d'hier n'entrera pas en ligne de compte au moment de faire mon choix. Il n'est pas question de choisir le meilleur entre Trulli et Fisichella, leur valeur n'est pas à mettre en doute. C'est une question essentiellement contractuelle."
I am not fluent in french but from what I understand Flavio states that it is not a matter of choosing the best driver, it is more a question of contractual reasons. It could of course be that Flavio wants to press Fisi salary demands with this talk about Trulli. You just never know with Flavio.
Posted 30 July 2001 - 13:37
Ultimately, he was unlucky and perhaps somewhat demotived by the bad Ferrari's he had gotten and a young Gerhard Berger managed to outperform him. But the ban on Italians at Ferrari had been broken!
The "italian crowd puts so much pressure on a winning italian driver that he cracks" quote is from 1999 when Ferrari had to explain why they overlooked their test driver Luca Badoer and took the overrated Mika Salo to replace their fallen champion. Luca was not amused and was ready to walk in 2000. To placate him, Ferrari was forced to sign a contract in 2000 and 2001 that stipulated Luca was the replacement driver. Which only proves, it was a bogus reason in the first place....;)
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Posted 30 July 2001 - 21:07
i think i would rather go for consistancy and have Fisi at Benetton (therefore i don't need to get a new tee shirt ;)) but i wouldn't be gutted if the swap took place
Posted 30 July 2001 - 21:18
To say it iss better to see Fisico in a midfield team like Jordan is crazy, Renault Sport / Benetton by now is still a Topteam and they will be a winning team again, if not '02 than latest in '03.
Flavio isn't Fisis manager, the contract was cancelled by about 2 or 3 years with the help of Benetton.
Posted 30 July 2001 - 22:24