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.
To continue reading this feature...
from just $1.50 per week
- Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
- Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
- Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database
Read this feature right now for just