Monday 16 March 2015

New Vital F1 article: Giedo van der Garde’s case against Sauber, and why it matters

Photo: Octane Photography
It was no great surprise that the first gathering of an F1 round in 2015 just passed was big on rancour. After all, there was no reason to think that causes of the predominant politicking of 2014 had been soothed at all since. But even so it felt rather rammed full of it.

And one matter taking the attention in the build up to the Melbourne weekend, as well as during a lot of it, was the curious case of Giedo van der Garde, and how sat his Sauber contract for this year.

Not for the first time, van der Garde was one who signed a contract only for the team to act apparently like there wasn't one. But for the first time anyone could remember in F1 van der Garde pursued the matter, and vigorously, through the courts, something which threatened to create many sizeable reverberations. And the matter even now is far from closed.

In my latest article for Vital F1 I explore the whole issue, what caused it and why it really matters. You can have a read here:

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