JaquesV1!

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  1. The Jv-bar, Jv-bmw Effect...

    Hmmm - I seem to recall that JV in particular was instrumental in bringing designer Willis from Williams over to BAR to replace Malcom.O, who had consistently delivered F1 cars for BAR that were more akin to Indy Cars! On his arrival at BAR, Willis stated that not one single aspect of the '03 car was up to current Formula 1 standards. The first "all Willis" design for BAR was in 2004, when, of course, JV was no longer at BAR (much to the chagrin of the Honda Engineers), following the ludicrous decision to fill his seat with Sato. The team was merely left to ponder what might have been in '04 had sport and engineering overruled marketing ...