Hungarian turning point
July 23, 2009 8 Comments
5 races to go in the 2009 GP2 season…
I had predicted Hungary would be the beginning of the end for at least one team. Though internal finances are still out of my reach, I don’t think I’m too far off.
The fact that Trident is in terrible financial difficulties is no secret. The Rigon-González-Rigon magical chairs is evidence of that. These switches would be more common for this weekend had the expected Grosjean-Piquet substitution taken place.
Apparently, Piquet’s contract had an equality clause that could have put Renault in hot water had they put Romain in the second F1 car. So for Hungary he will get the same equipment as Alonso, underperform as usual, and then we’ll see Grosjean in Renault at Valencia in late August.
So Hungary will mark a key point in the season, with teams aiming for very different objectives:
- Barwa and ART fighting for the 2 championships
- iSport trying to find its way with 2 drivers seriously disappointing this season
- Trident, Durango and Super Nova aiming to survive the season
- The others, riding out the season – looking to 2010 as a better year