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James Calado to Join Force India

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. António da Cunha

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    Oh... he has a portuguese last name. Born in the UK, but son of portuguese emigrants, perhaps?
     
  3. David Jundt

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    Hmm...

    Why him, when Coletti, Nasr, Leimer and Bird are ahead of him in the standings? I also heard he's a bit crash prone?
     
  4. Markus Neumann

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    Evidently Force India likes drivers who are hyped up by the British media.
     
  5. Claireymac

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    Fact. James Calado British. Parents British.(not portuguese immigrants) :)
    Why him? Talented, not veteran and British :)
    Crash prone, I would say unlucky, race history says otherwise :)
    Regardless of nationality, Force India recognises talent which showed at the YDT at Silverstone :)
     
  6. Andrew Ford

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    How is this evident?
     
  7. Andrew Ford

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    I certainly wouldn't say he has the natural ability of say , lewis Hamilton or raikkonen. I,d say, what he seems to offer is being honest, and intelligent along with decent pace. I see the same in Paul de resta but obviously he is further down the line. I'm sure he will offer good car feedback to the team and support the development ..which is a key part of being a test driver..no doubt Marcus will disagree!
     
  8. António da Cunha

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    I wondered that because his last name is definitely portuguese. No clue about anything else. Thank you for the clear up.
     
  9. sennapod

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    from the Force India www site:

    what’s the story of his unusual surname?

    “It’s Portuguese, my granddad is from there. I don’t really see him very often, but that’s where it comes from. I wish I spoke Portuguese, but I don’t! It’s quite embarrassing. I should have learned it in school, really...”

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