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FourWheelDrift

84,936 posts

264 months

Thursday 28th July
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Lots of live boxing, football and live golf on the other channels.

realjv

992 posts

146 months

Thursday 28th July
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FourWheelDrift said:
“Alex Palou is under contract with Chip Ganassi Racing through the end of the 2023 season. He is a valued member of our team, and we will continue to support him in chasing wins, podiums, and IndyCar championships."

"But we're still suing him."
For both sides separating personal from business is going to make things more than a little uncomfortable but this is just business.

It seems unlikely that this will get as far as actually going to court but we'll see. If you aren't willing to enforce a contract then you don't really have a contract at all. Chip has to answer his sponsors who themselves have invested in Alex based on an agreed understanding.

Sandpit Steve

6,604 posts

54 months

Thursday 28th July
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realjv said:
FourWheelDrift said:
“Alex Palou is under contract with Chip Ganassi Racing through the end of the 2023 season. He is a valued member of our team, and we will continue to support him in chasing wins, podiums, and IndyCar championships."

"But we're still suing him."
For both sides separating personal from business is going to make things more than a little uncomfortable but this is just business.

It seems unlikely that this will get as far as actually going to court but we'll see. If you aren't willing to enforce a contract then you don't really have a contract at all. Chip has to answer his sponsors who themselves have invested in Alex based on an agreed understanding.
That’s a pretty silly place he’s got himself into there.

Presumably Zak Brown is backing him, and was 100% aware of the situation before signing Palou? If that turns out not to be the case, he could end up driving nowhere next season. If Zak is backing him, then it’s most likely going to be a simple case of how big is the cheque.

realjv

992 posts

146 months

Thursday 28th July
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Sandpit Steve said:
realjv said:
FourWheelDrift said:
“Alex Palou is under contract with Chip Ganassi Racing through the end of the 2023 season. He is a valued member of our team, and we will continue to support him in chasing wins, podiums, and IndyCar championships."

"But we're still suing him."
For both sides separating personal from business is going to make things more than a little uncomfortable but this is just business.

It seems unlikely that this will get as far as actually going to court but we'll see. If you aren't willing to enforce a contract then you don't really have a contract at all. Chip has to answer his sponsors who themselves have invested in Alex based on an agreed understanding.
That’s a pretty silly place he’s got himself into there.

Presumably Zak Brown is backing him, and was 100% aware of the situation before signing Palou? If that turns out not to be the case, he could end up driving nowhere next season. If Zak is backing him, then it’s most likely going to be a simple case of how big is the cheque.
Well McLaren have stated that they had no visibility of Alex's contract with Ganassi and they thought they were signing a free agent. They've also said that they will not be buying out any contracts.

https://twitter.com/JennaFryer/status/155227903470...

All of which makes sense but doesn't fully square with McLarens initial rushed announcement at midnight/1am UK time of his signing.



jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Thursday 28th July
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Sounds like Alex management team fked up. https://monacoincrease.com/

Not exactly a stellar list of drivers on the books.

Sandpit Steve

6,604 posts

54 months

Thursday 28th July
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realjv said:
Well McLaren have stated that they had no visibility of Alex's contract with Ganassi and they thought they were signing a free agent. They've also said that they will not be buying out any contracts.

https://twitter.com/JennaFryer/status/155227903470...

All of which makes sense but doesn't fully square with McLarens initial rushed announcement at midnight/1am UK time of his signing.
If McLaren knew nothing of the Ganassi contract, that’s totally nuts. if AP doesn’t have an agent representing him, and has managed to get himself in this mess all on his own, he could be totally screwed in his career. The court case wil drag on through the winter and he’ll have nowhere to drive next season.

Edit: oh, he does have a management team representing him, @jsf post above. Whoops!

JoelH

110 posts

10 months

Friday 29th July
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realjv said:
All of which makes sense but doesn't fully square with McLarens initial rushed announcement at midnight/1am UK time of his signing.
Does what time it was in the UK really factor into the announcement of the signing of a driver who is primarily known in the USA?

realjv

992 posts

146 months

Friday 29th July
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JoelH said:
realjv said:
All of which makes sense but doesn't fully square with McLarens initial rushed announcement at midnight/1am UK time of his signing.
Does what time it was in the UK really factor into the announcement of the signing of a driver who is primarily known in the USA?
It does because it was McLaren Racing and not the Arrow McLaren SP Indycar team who made the announcement. Also if you look at past practice McLaren are very aware of timezones and global reach so tended to announce major news early afternoon UK time to best reach US, Europe and Asia.

Chocmonster

867 posts

191 months

Friday 29th July
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jsf said:
Sounds like Alex management team fked up. https://monacoincrease.com/

Not exactly a stellar list of drivers on the books.
From this article:

https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/mclaren-al...

'Some shade has also been thrown in the Indianapolis media about the quality of Palou’s management team, Monaco Increase Management. This is odd, as his direct manager, Roger Yasukawa, is a former IndyCar driver himself and its senior advisor, Daniele Audetto, used to run the Ferrari and Super Aguri F1 teams.'

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Friday 29th July
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Chocmonster said:
From this article:

https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/mclaren-al...

'Some shade has also been thrown in the Indianapolis media about the quality of Palou’s management team, Monaco Increase Management. This is odd, as his direct manager, Roger Yasukawa, is a former IndyCar driver himself and its senior advisor, Daniele Audetto, used to run the Ferrari and Super Aguri F1 teams.'
Every man and his dog has driven an indycar, that's no gauge of being a good driver manager. If you read that management website, there is no depth of talent there, the website would soon fill a bullst bingo card.

Speed Badger

2,018 posts

97 months

Saturday 30th July
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Apparently the race will be live on the red button on Sky Sports from 5pm.

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Saturday 30th July
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Big crowd. laugh

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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28,404 posts

215 months

Saturday 30th July
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Speed Badger said:
Apparently the race will be live on the red button on Sky Sports from 5pm.
Ta. Not possible to record the red button is it?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

Original Poster:

28,404 posts

215 months

Saturday 30th July
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Apparently you can, but I don’t understand the instructions

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

Original Poster:

28,404 posts

215 months

Saturday 30th July
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And now I’ve realised it’s later than the start hehe

9pm then

JonChalk

6,057 posts

90 months

Saturday 30th July
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
And now I’ve realised it’s later than the start hehe

9pm then
You’ve forgotten that Sky has no respect for IndyCar and is happy to let Ted drivel on so long that it becomes even later. It’s their own fking TV guide and they just can’t be bothered to honour it. For what?

MissChief

6,399 posts

148 months

Saturday 30th July
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jsf said:
Big crowd. laugh
When the place seats 400k anything less looks barren and empty. Even 50k people can be seated in the main stand opposite the pits AFAIK.

What does O'Ward have to do to get some luck?

FourWheelDrift

84,936 posts

264 months

Saturday 30th July
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And now the National Anthem, sung by Principle Skinner.


Blib

39,696 posts

177 months

Saturday 30th July
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Strident.

Racespannermonkey

15 posts

29 months

Sunday 31st July
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Work for a Indycar team got any questions I’ll try and Answer them.