As Amon put it "my deal with March was that Mosely would pay me 100,00 GBP in four quarterly instalments. I got the first 25,000 but he still owes me 75,000. Big money then not small money now. We had a legal meeting and he gave me this stuff about how I had stand back so the March lads could keep their jobs. I guess I was too soft" Mosely would be only one of a string of many gringoes in F1 - Tom Walkinshaw bled the Arrows team dry by syphoning all the sponsorship dollars into his own bank a/c to effectively kill off Arrows and set up TWRxpensive 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.
Yup, a little for now. I'm at work right now so this is off the top of the head.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?
I think I'm just reading the same book - Reefer Menjon-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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