The Pitbull gets back into F1
Former Jordan, Renault and Toyota technical director, Mike Gascoyne, has come full circle and done a deal to rejoin his old team, now known as Spyker MF1.
I'm surprised by this personally. When he was effectively sacked by Toyota way back in April, many including me, doubted Gascoyne would back in Formula 1. He earned enough in his time at Toyota not to have to work again, or at least be able to pursue a less stressful career of his choice. With Toyota having paid dearly for his services and not seemingly gained much, it seemed unlikely that another manufacturer team would hire him and an independent wouldn't be able to afford a high enough wage to bring him in. Clearly though F1 and the challenge of getting the best out of the resources available must have been too much. When his 'gardening leave' from Toyota is over in November Gascoyne will join Spyker MF1, his old team Jordan, once more. He admits that he has no chance to make a winning car there, but that there is still the challenge of getting the best out of the modest resources the team have.