Gian Carlo Minardi newsletter 2009-08-07

Gian Carlo Minardi "Space for young drivers in Formula 1 " Continues to grow while waiting for a return to Grand Prix of seven times world champion Michael Schumacher on the Ferrari F60 to replace Felipe Massa, the former manufacturer Faenza...

Gian Carlo Minardi "Space for young drivers in Formula 1 "

Continues to grow while waiting for a return to Grand Prix of seven times world champion Michael Schumacher on the Ferrari F60 to replace Felipe Massa, the former manufacturer Faenza Gian Carlo Minardi, from his vast experience and passion for young drivers, comments on the choice of the team from Maranello.

"Being one of Felipe Massa temporary absence, I would have made a different choice, betting on a couple, not least because part of my DNA. Just a few days ago I read in a newspaper that the 20 young riders who have debuted in Formula 1, four to five departed from his Team Minardi. A couple you can open a door for the future, in the sense that the Ferrari next year will have to renew the third pilot because now there is a forty-year-old ultra Luca Badoer and Gene Mark very good, but not too young.

Then certainly in a year so difficult, fear of failure is so, then Michael would be on the safe side. None criticherà a possible debacle of German. Knows very well managing the linked al'immagine and catapult a young man in a Grand Prix without testing may pose a risk, even if we were able to appreciate the great trial of the nineteen Jaime Alguersuari at the wheel of the Toro Rosso. E 'managed to stay in front of his team by turning on good evidence chronometric in the race, very close to those of Buemi and his colleagues with cars on the same technical level. Focusing on a couple payments, as we have seen in previous years with Vettel and Kubica. Also at this time Nelson Piquet made it known through his announcement that it will no longer be a Renault driver. Again, these items lead to a young newcomer: Grosjean.

We are confronted with a new and complicated: BMW has announced his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of 2009 and we are sure that the three new team will arrive? I have the certainty on only one, Campos, with whom I spoke a few days ago, while the other two teams seem more of the meteors. So is the possibility of having to bring in the third track car. Precisely for this look to the future would simply -- evil."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca Badoer , Michael Schumacher , Felipe Massa , Nelson Piquet , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Ferrari , Toro Rosso , Minardi