Money to play role in 2011 driver decision – Head

Sun, 24 October 2010, 08:01

Oct.24 (GMM) Considerations about money will play a role in the formulation of Williams’ driver lineup for 2011.

That is the admission of the famous British team’s co-owner Patrick Head, amid speculation Nico Hulkenberg could be dumped in favour of new GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado.

Maldonado is heavily backed by the state Venezuelan petroleum company PDVSA, to the tune of a reported EUR 15 million.

When asked about the rumours, Head told reporters on Sunday that the question should be directed to team chairman Adam Parr, who is not in Korea this weekend.

But when pressed about the role to be played by funding, he acknowledged: “Those are things which we will weigh up.”

Head added: “It’s terrible to hide behind a board but these things will be debated and are being debated in the Williams board.”

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