APRIL 2, 2002
Phoenix is still out there
THE PHOENIX FINANCE bid for recognition is still not dead, according to paddock rumors in Brazil. The team, made up of a number of ex-Prost employees and some TWR men, is still considering making an appearance at Imola and it seems rather than trying to take legal action to force the issue, the aim of the Phoenix Finance company is to get all the team bosses to agree that Phoenix be allowed to compete. This is not likely to happen. Tom Walkinshaw spent a lot of his time during the Brazilian GP weekend going from team to team trying to convince the team bosses that it was a good idea but not all of them were very positive and one or two remain decidedly hostile.
There are unconfirmed reports that Walkinshaw even asked Craig Pollock to represent Phoenix Finance Ltd. although we understand that Pollock has not plans to take that course of action.