…and Rigon is out
July 8, 2009 5 Comments
GP2 is not fair. Several posts ago I wrote about Davide Rigon’s sponsors and how his entourage had fought to keep him in the Trident seat. It seems that our wishes that those backers were for the remainder of the season have proven to be unfouded, and Rigon will be replaced with Venezuelan driver Rodolfo Gonzalez at the German GP this weekend.
GP2 is not fair, but it is a business. Maurizio Salvadori of Trident now knows this well, after throwing away a strong start in the category. Rodolfo Gonzalez is putting up the necessary minimum cash that Rigon cannot come up with any more, and Trident needs it.
Trident is now caught right where it should never have been: between a very competitive driver that has put Trident in the top 10 and another that has floated with little success through British F3, F3 Euroseries, GP2 Asia and now the F3000 Euroseries. Problem is, and I have written about it many, many times, Trident is not the only team caught in this vicious cycle…
GP2 teams are starting to touch bottom….. let’s just hope some of the promised financial support kicks it soon.