''New FV Manufacturers Maserati have confirmed their interesting into supplying more teams for the 2019 season and beyond following the rule changes which will lead to technical partnerships having a boost in development for each team. Maserati have been said to have a massive interest in pushing their alliances with their sister companies to try and secure deals with other teams to join their branch.
''We would be absolutely thrilled to have more teams join our bond, we'd even be happy to offer them Ferrari or Alfa Romeo tagged engines in order to help us secure these deals, the fact that we have these links gives a lot of hope. It would be absolutely to see which teams would be willing to knock on our door, now that it is officially open."
The news comes following Maserati's return to open-cockpit motor-racing with Pegasus in Formula Virtual and the newly announced deal that Alfa Romeo will return to Formula 1. It will be interesting to see if any teams will be willing to work closely with Maserati or it's sister brands.
Pegasus have confirmed which Manufacturer they will joining alliances with for the 2018 season, the team formerly known as Ocelot, confirmed a works deal with an unknown Manufacturer have finally revealed themselves after the cryptic statements by Rai Miyamoto at the press-conference.
It was revealed by Rai Miyamoto that the team will become a works team for Italian Marque 'Maserati.' He had the following to say in regards to deal. ''It's absolutely wonderful to be able to reveal our partnership with such a historic brand, a team that time forgot after the dominance of Fangio in Formula One's Golden years. The Maserati brand should have won a constructors in the sport but never did due to that particular world championship not existing but now it returns to Motorsport to start a new era. To rightful claim a open-cockpit Motorsport championship that it deserves.''
''We were in talks with many different Manufactuer's such as Aston, Lambo, Porsche and Ferrari who were interesting in returning to the sport. However in the end we decided the luxurious and beauty of Maserati was too tempting to turn down, the idea that both teams are here to continue or create a legacy. Although I can confirm we now as a team do have links to Ferrari and Alfa-Romeo which is amazing and it's a partnership we are excited about and hopefully one also which will attract other teams to join our alliance.''
Now the amazing thing is Ferrari and F1 are inseparable, a marriage that has lasted for so many years regardless of their fallout's and disagreements, we believe Maserati and FV can have the exact same thing but also because we as a team this is something that will add more prestige to the sport.''
The Team also confirmed that the word 'Project' would be dropped from the full team name and now instead becoming 'Pegasus Alfieri Maserati.' Continuing the iconic name of the former Formula 1 team which was named after the one of the founding brothers.
Nathaniel Powers has taken pole position for tomorrow's Mexican V-Prix, and with team mate Klaas van Snelheid in second Downton moved level with Franklin and DS Mathershaw to top the table of all-time front row lockouts.
Having been deposed from the top spot last time out at Indianapolis, Adrien Simon returned to the head of the time sheets in Mexico, lapping the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez four tenths of a second faster than the Downton pair in second and third.
Hello everybody, thanks for coming! I'm glad we've got this going again, and it's great to see such a turnout. Welcome to Mexico City for the penultimate round of the 2017 FV Championship, which is shaping up to be an absolute cracker. I'm joined for today, going left to right, by Robert Mathershaw of DS Mathershaw, and Jamie Franklin of Franklin on the back row. On the front row, we have Nick Forrest of North Star Racing, Rai Myamoto of Ocelot, and Adam Blocker of FIRST.
There was some shock news in the paddock today as we prepare for Mexico. It has been revealed that Ocelot's engine partner has pushed for the re-branding of the team. Leading to the outfit now becoming Project Pegasus or simply Pegasus. The unknown manufacturer has not yet been revealed or for the reasons for the re-brand although Ocelot and soon to be Pegasus team principle Rai Miyamoto did share some light on the news.
''We have secured a fantastic deal with the manufacturer we will become a works team for. It's a new chapter for us now, we are still the same plucky team, with just a new roof under our head. We haven't forgotten the Ocelot name, since there's always a possibility of the brand to return at a later date, but for now we are Pegasus.''
Rumour has it that Cerberus Motorsport who bought into 15 percent of Ocelot earlier in the season may have also backed the name change for the team. Although for now it will remain to be seen how slow Pegasus will be next season although, perhaps it all just required a name change.
Indianapolis, Indiana – FIRST Team Principal Adam Blocker has responded to comments made by North Star team principal Nick Forrest after the FIRST and North Star drivers had multiple run-ins at FIRST’s home race at the Brickyard.
Bradley Downton has slammed the driving standards on show at the 2017 United States V-Prix as "idiotic" after incidents cost both Downton cars and resulted in the retirement of Championship leader Nathaniel Powers.
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Following the United States V-Prix, the DS Automobiles Team Mathershaw crew held a press conference for assembled media at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, before team principal Arthur Lapierre and brand new winner Allar Kangur flew to New York to appear on a chat show to celebrate the victory.
In the aftermath of the United States V-Prix, Nick Forrest has launched several scathing remarks about the strategy of FIRST Motorsport, along with the actions of their two drivers, Oleksandr Zozulya and Arden Hutchinson, during the race.
Downton bounced back from a difficult practice session to lock out the front row in qualifying for the United States V-Prix, with Klaas van Snelheid shading team mate Nathaniel Powers for pole position by just eight thousandths of a second.
Finland's Ultimate Nordic FV Team - better known as FUN - have announced they will leave Formula Virtual at the end of the current 2017 season.
AMR have revealed the three investors that have thrown the Australian team a lifeline, with an announcement from new Team Principal Adrian Arnello, of the investing trio, at Indianapolis this weekend.
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