How Pollock got his hands on an FIA man

How Pollock got his hands on an FIA man

Craig Pollock's PURE Corporation ruffled a few feathers when it announced plans to enter Formula 1's engine race when new rules are introduced. Now it's got its hands on the FIA's Gilles Simon too. Dieter Rencken analyses the situation

During the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend there were three major points of interest, namely the 'discussion' 2012 calendar that circulated among teams – hardly without some ulterior motive, as we shall see – the BBC/Sky broadcasting partnership, and Gilles Simon's defection to Craig Pollock's PURE Corporation.

While first named is of passing interest until the FIA's World Motorsport Council finally approves the calendar (having confirmed a 21-race schedule on June 3 that has turned out to be everything but), sources suggest Turkey could next year return to the fray in place of one of the two grands prix currently based in Spain, as both races are financially embarrassed – with locations and dates (within 200 miles and six weeks of each other respectively) compounding their situation.

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