xpensive wrote:When MrM had started his March team in 1970, he offered Chris Amon a staggering 100 000 GBP to leave Ferrari.
This was an unheard of amount at the time, why he never bothered to pay, at least not in full, why Amon left for 1971.
But remarkably, for 1973 when Ronnie Peterson was leaving for Lotus, he somehow managed to sign Chris Amon again,only this time he didn't even bother to give him the drive as he later found a couple of pay-drivers.
xpensive wrote:I heard a legend about Enzo Ferrari on the ropes in the mid 50s, but saved himself by weasling into the Lancia team?
Anyone got a background on this?
jon-mullen wrote:I read a book about a drug-smuggling ring that was so wildly successful that they had problems getting cash back from America to their leaders and suppliers around the world. So allegedly what they did was stuff the body of an empty F1 car full of cash and enter it in the Monaco GP so the customs inspectors wouldn't look too closely at it. Then on Thursday they'd say the car was damaged and quietly withdraw it. Open quali really attracts the best and the brightest, no?
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