I have said in the past that a surprising amount of F1 business is conducted between team major players when they convene at Goodwood’s motor sport events…
For example a few years ago at the Festival of Speed, Mark Webber canvassed team bosses to get Daniel Ricciardo a test, and years before that, the deal for Adrian Newey to leave McLaren and join Red Bull was done at the Festival of Speed and finalised at the Revival.
So what next?
Just a week after this year’s Revival and I hear we should expect a new F1 team to appear on the grid next season… Rumour perhaps at this time, but I believe David Richards of Aston Martin is about to embark on a buying spree.
With successes in many areas of motor sport, and a lot of middle eastern money to hand, I believe former F1 boss Richards is seeking to buy 2 of the grid’s 26 places and may well have Bernie’s support in doing so.
My money is on Sauber. Mid-grid with potential to be regular top ten performers, and rumoured to have financial problems, they would be an attractive buy.
Watch this space!!