JANUARY 12, 2001
Worldcom to join Williams
It is also worth noting that D2, the Vodafone brand in Germany, has withdrawn its sponsorship from Formula 3000. The implication is that the company has decided to put all its investment in the same place next year. The smart money says that this will be at Benetton. We hear, incidentally, that Belgian rising star David Saelens (who was backed by D2 last year) is to move from Super Nova to the European Racing Formula 3000 team. European has withdrawn its involvement with the Arrows team in 2001 and it remains to be seen whether the airline will have any active role in F1 in the year ahead or whether it will decide to concentrate on its F3000 efforts.