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2n driver - Alea iacta est
According to F1Total.com, the decission about the 2nd driver has allready been made. Stoddart said in an interview that he allready knows who will be the 2nd driver, but they are still looking for driver nr. 3 and 4.
The editorial staff believes that Minardi will announce him the 27th together with Albers sponsors.
Zsolt might go to Jordan, acoording to his manager. Also heard nothing about Friesacher for a while.... so it might be Bruni or Kiesa. In this case, i prefer Bruni!
Zsolt to Jordan
I think they are taking a major stab/educated guess. Not too sure if anyone knows what PS is upto!!!!
Bruni is abetter driver than both of them and he's no great shakes either.
Stoddarts fortunate that there is a requisite for 10 teams in F1 at present. If he made the decisions he is making now in the late 80's or early 90's Minardi would be out of business!
I hope you don't mind my correction Homer, but it's "jacta", not "iacta". You should pronounce it as if it was an "i", but it's written with "j". Just a bit of culture to change a bit.
As far as I know, the verb is called "iactare" and not "jactare". If not, I will throw my dictionary away ;)
First driver: TRDW
Second driver: Kiesa
Third driver: Van Hooydonck
Test driver: Monteiro
Rime, mine is
Kiesa (I'd prefer Monteiro, but better than Nissany)
Maybe it's time to add a "VERSIO LATINA" IN THE BOARD:hehe:
Albers and Monteiro for me.
"European driver, F1 experience, has driven for Minardi before"
1) Kiesa, 2) Baumgartner, 3) Verstappen (not likely)
Renault back Montagny for 2005 F1 drive
"The Renault Formula One team is that convinced of their third driver’s talents, the French based squad is more than prepared to put their money where their mouth is and financially support Franck Montagny’s dreams of racing in the pinnacle of Motor Sports.
Renault know that their third driver is more than good enough for the F1 grid, he is fast, reliable and enjoys very good feed back with his engineers, but they simply don’t have room to add him to the race team. Therefore gp2005.com can reveal that the team is ready to finance part of the coming season it if means their driver can race in active competition.
The problem is that, reasonably enough, they do not want to spend unreasonable sums of money to place him with in an available seat, but gp2005.com learnt that teams seem to be taking advantage of the fact that he has Renault behind him and have been asking more and more to secure a seat. However the French squad refuse to be drawn into this game of cat and mouse and are standing firm on the amount they are willing to put up.
Another plus to this is that Renault’s help could incite other companies to join the new French driver, the only one from the country who is still in a position to race in the pinnacle of Motorsports this season. A French company would gain a great deal of good coverage from Franck, as he’s smart, fast and very well versed in PR and interviews. All the country is waiting for him to join the grid and the image of a company backing him in his quest would certainly rise to great heights.
[Edited on 28/1/2005 by vuurmuur]
Ps said:"European driver, F1 experience, has driven for Minardi before"
This can be anybody, since so many drivers have once driven some laps in a Minardi (even if it was a 2-seater).
Only the media are saying Kiesa, not PS !!!!!
Salvo, no way latin forum. I like it as a logical exercise, but writing every day... you better got to the Vatican City's only ATM, which has its menue in latin :hehe: