March 11, 2015
"I had a very good relationship with the team and I still have a very good relationship with the team. I’m looking forward to racing this weekend. I’m happy we won the case and now I’m looking forward to getting back to business."
I spit my coffee when I read that this morning. OK Giedo, that's why you had to sue for your drive.
Before blaming Sauber it's important to know the background: Sauber was to run Bianchi for his Ferrari engine dowry and van der Garde to pay for tires and catering with his father in law's money.
You all know what happened to poor Bianchi so Sauber had to scramble for funding. Now one hates to be harsh but if you're a pay driver, the only reason you're driving is because of the size of your sponsorship wallet, not because they like you or they think you're good. Van der Garde is not Fernando Alonso, he's a 29 year old driver with a nondescript minor formula record and a billionaire father in law. Ericsson raised a bigger bundle and Nasr raised a bundle, the correct way to get the seat back in this sorry situation would be for van der Garde to raise an even bigger bundle.
In any case, it would not be F1 without some sort of ridiculous drama now, would it?