AUGUST 6, 2002
Bourdais and Arrows
There are really only three drivers in with a chance of winning the title: Bourdais with 46 points, Tomas Enge with 41 and Giorgio Pantano with 34. With three races remaining the title could go any way.
Sears's argument will be that if Bourdais wins the title he will have a much better chance of getting a drive next year. Bourdais may feel, however, that making a good impression in F1 will have the same effect.
Much depends of the contractual arrangements between the team and the driver as he might have a get-out clause in case an F1 drive comes up. Having said that as Bourdais is managed by Sears the arguments could become quite complicated.