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Hulkenberg joins Renault from Force India

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I was surprised when it was mentioned during the Suzuka weekend that had become unclear if either Force India had a rock solid deal to stay with the team.

I have a feeling the Renault team is going to much better for 2017. I think it is good move for both parties.
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Good move for the Hulk. Roy Sahara has been in Indian jail for the last 2 years, and Vijay Mallya has big legal problems re money owed to employees and banks of his defunct kingfisher airlines. The team is rumored to be on the market, but no one is willing to pay VJ's asking price (200mio).
To finish as high as they are now means a good deal of $ for the team.

Some pundits expect ex Ferrari man James Allison to be at Renault in 2017. That would be good news for the team.

Btw, since Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne became an instant F1 expert, Ferrari has lost much of its key personnel, and seems to have returned to kiss up / kick down style leadership. Vettel can't be a happy camper.
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If Renault gets Allison that would be great for the team. We know Renault as a company really does not have any major cash issues and is willing to spend some money for on track success.

If VJ were back in India he could face in jail time also. With India's CBI having charged him criminal breach of trust he is on very thin ice. He also still does not have passport suspension lifted.
Not looking good for him. IMO think he has to sell the team. If they can finish the season well he will get more money for the team and lord knows he needs the money.
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VJ has to fly commercial now. He is said to owe $1.5 bio.

SGI Commex claims to win auction of Vijay Mallya's luxury jet - The Economic Times
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That is just terrible. You mean he may have to actually sit in first class on a commercial flight? He is being tortured.

Well that is when he gets his passport back.
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That is just terrible. You mean he may have to actually sit in first class on a commercial flight? He is being tortured.

Well that is when he gets his passport back.
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