Zynerji wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:54 am
Any speculation on the odds of Audi buying Sauber, booting out Bottas and Zho and putting together a Schumacher/Hulkenberg lineup? Or better yet, a Schumacher/Rosberg lineup?
It would grab headlines!
I thought after the pre-season silliness events of last week which we're not allowed to discuss that I wondered if the Porsche board are breathing a huge sigh of relief that the deal didn't go through? I also wonder just how much appetite German car manufacturers like VAG will have for huge new investments in motorsport going forward. It'll depend on just how ****** the economies become I guess.
'Booting' a Chinese driver would be one of the most strategically stupid decisions any car manufacturing title sponsor could do right now. Look at the World economic data we're not allowed to discuss, you wouldn't want to damage your selling potential in China for the foreseeable future. If you were a car manufacturer and you needed to build more manufacturing plants in China it might just help. These things shouldn't make a difference but in business they actually do. Expect teams to be already looking for the next fast Chinese F1 driver as a matter of good business sense.
I'm not sure why any team would boot Bottas, he hasn't done much wrong and has a proven pedigree, especially in exchange for either Schumacher or Hulkenberg. It wouldn't make sporting sense.