‘We have been very impressed with their professional demeanour of the past 18 months, and we think it suits us well. They haven’t been afraid to make tough calls, which may be perceived as unpopular. Nevertheless, we are working with them to create an image for us both to succeed in our respective industries. I’m sure this will be a very successful partnership,’
Franklin seemed to share their sentiments when we caught up with him straight after.
‘They approached me with a very generous offer, and I was so surprised by their commitment to us from the get go. I couldn’t be more certain that together we will be very successful,’
However, this isn’t the only news from the Franklin camp. Rumour has it that Finnish test driver, Mattias Hirvonen could be replacing one of the drivers after the Austrian Grand Prix. With both drivers battling with each other and Liverpool for the title, it would seem like an absurd call. Jamie Franklin was unwilling to comment at this time, though our sources indicate it could only be for Belgium and Italy.
Perhaps this was the kind of extreme decision, which has enticed Red Bull.