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Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Posted by: Anderis
Date: 16/02/2018 22:16
Good morning,
As EagleF1 noted the SMP logo is tiny, although quite difficult to tell from the video the rear of the rear wing was in Martini colours so they aren't there.

Given how much BWT got on the Force India for what is believed to be a similar amount it really does seem to support the view that Sirotkin didn't buy his seat.

I was half expecting to find Rexona gone and SMP occupying that space.

As it is hard so see why anyone would be putting up the alleged mega bucks unless it was for their son maybe there aren't $15m plus coming into the coffers with him.


For all we know, PDVSA was paying Williams something like 3 times as much as Martini. The logos and their respective places on the car were similar in both cases and Martini has got a title sposnorship and a color scheme change of the whole car to match their needs, which PDVSA had not.

It seems you just don't get the same exposure for the same money if you come to back a particular driver. There were plenty of drivers in recent years who were supposed to bring something between 50-100% of the annual value of the Martini-Williams deal, yet their backers didn't seem to get anywhere near as much exposure as Martini or BWT.

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