“Did Instagram friends buy it? It's a bit salty for us in pesos ”. With those words Norberto Fontana, who had a sporadic passage through the F1, he laughed at his followers the idea of making a "vaquita" to acquire the Clean C16 which he drove for four Grands Prix in the 1997 F.1 season.
Fontana, who currently runs in the Road Tourism, he found out that the monoposto has it for sale Officina Caira, a company that sells old vehicles used in the Maxima.
As it is not a winning car, the F.1 conceived by the Swiss team that is "in price", although it is difficult to acquire due to the Argentine economy ... The value, according to the driver himself, is of U.S. dollar 183.000 more taxation. This cost does not include the motor, which was a Ferrari V10 called as Petronas SPE-01 by the main sponsor of the team.
Fontana, who in the mid-90s was sponsored by Peter sauber, ran a few competitions at the World Cup. He played only four Grands Prix in replacement of the starting driver, the Italian Gianni morbidelli.
Abandoned in the Grand Prix of France after starting 20 °. While he achieved his best results in the GP's of Great Britain and Germany finishing ninth after starting 14th and 18th, respectively. His farewell was at the European GP. There he ranked 18th and crossed the line in 14th place.
In 1998 the reef tried to find a place as a starting driver in F.1. Was close to Tyrell, although the negotiations fell at the last minute.
With his stage in European and American motorsport closed (he competed in some CART races in 2000), Fontana returned to Argentina. He achieved the TC2000 titles in 2002 and 2010 and was also enshrined in the TC in 2006.