FEBRUARY 9, 1998
It seems that the 19-year-old Argentine driver has not convinced the Formula 1 Commission that he has sufficient experience to be granted a Superlicence having completed in only a couple of half-seasons of racing at international level.
If Tuero's licence is refused Minardi will find itself in some difficulties as Tuero was bringing a considerable amount of money to the team from Argentine sponsors. This would probably drive the same sponsors to ask for Norberto Fontana, the only Argentine driver who is currently in possession of a Superlicence. Fontana hopes to sign a deal to drive for Tyrrell but there is no shortage of others keen to get the drive, notably Brazilian Ricardo Rosset, who is believed to be offering $5m.