F1

TOM's GB Bought by Audi

Everything appears normal at TOM's as they prepare for the the British Grand Prix support race this weekend, there is uncertainty as to the future of the Anglo-Japanese team after its acquisition by Audi last week. Martin O'Connell, top...

Everything appears normal at TOM's as they prepare for the the British Grand Prix support race this weekend, there is uncertainty as to the future of the Anglo-Japanese team after its acquisition by Audi last week.

Martin O'Connell, top Briton in the British F3 Championship, may be forced out of the series as the German manufacturer's future have not yet been made clear. Links with parent company TOM'S Japan and Toyota have already been severed but TOM'S GB boss Hiroshi Fushida stressed that the takeover need not spell the end for the F3 team. "It's down to the drivers, so we have to have a meeting," he said. "The drivers pay money and if they are happy it could carry on." Following five second places O'Connell currently lies third in the championship. His manager Ray Rowan admitted that he is uncertain about the future. "In the short term it'll carry on," he said. "But when Audi really takes over things might change. It's difficult to see F3 figuring in Audi's plans long-term." More information may be forthcoming next week. Jack Durbin - Motorsport News International

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1 , F3

User photos

akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
Upload photo