Well, the handy thing about this series is that the seat price is quite affordable so if lets say I approach between 8-10 companies and being realistic, 2 or maybe 3 agree, the money that they'll be investing is waay less than what they'll be gaining. I will let you know what I'm racing if I get in it
but the figures aren't extreme as I've seen before. You may think that if I mentioned the seat price as being affordable, that the series would most likely not be serious or considered a joke but I'll have you know, many current day F1 drivers have competed in it and as far as I know, many of today's F3 drivers started in it.
I know sponsorship is one of the hardest things in motorsport, if not the hardest but the way I look at it, there are only 3 Egyptians in the WHOLE country who are attempting to compete in this series, me being one of them and Egypt doesn't exactly have a history of great racing events, drivers or tracks like a country like England or Germany so the newness and ignorance of companies will make them easy to encourage them to sponsor me. If you think that Egypt isn't that ignorant, not sure if you're familiar with it but there is a ZIP Formula series that runs in Bahrain. They're a bunch of 20 cars designed by a guy called Martin Hines (Details of the series and cars can be found here
). Anyway, the Egyptian Racing Team principle was able to bring 3 of the cars over from Bahrain to a motorshow here in Egypt known as the Automech. The main idea was to try and promote the team and its drivers, I went to him telling him that I was interested in becoming a driver for the team(trying to promote myself better being part of a team). He said it was cool and felt good about it but there had been many interviews that they did, himself and the other drivers that he didn't tell me about so now, I've kind of just thought screw them, I'm going in my way. Anyway
, point of the story is that a bunch of companies approached the team, telling them that its the "Chinese Formula 1 car" so talk about ignorance
. So, many companies don't fully understand racing and while there is the downside because they may not understand the promotional idea behind placing their company logo on my car or racing equipment, there is the up side that I'm of very few who want to reach F1, trying to say that I can be the first Egyptian, well 1/2
, to get to F1.