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Bill Gates To Sponser Toyota F1?

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With calls last week from analysts suggesting Microsoft would do well to spend some of its cash pile, it seems the Redmond giant could be about to blow $40m a year on fast cars.

According to report in German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Chairman Gates could be signing up as the Toyota F1 team's major sponsor, covering up to 10 per cent of the company's F1 sponsorship budget

The report also added the Japanese team was hoping to bag Sony as another sponsor – although that might not go down well with rival and current Toyota sponsor Panasonic.

Should they sign on the dotted line, Sony and Microsoft would join Intel in Toyota's sponsorship starting line-up and the move could see tech not tobacco become the main driving force in F1.

Microsoft declined to comment.

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ITV mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Microsoft may become Toyota F1 main sponsor. I think the Panasonic deal runs out at the end of the season.

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Afterall Bill Gates drives an LS430 B)

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Afterall Bill Gates drives an LS430 B)

Does he......? :unsure:

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So what impact will it have on race strategy? Will the engine need a rebuild each time the car is refueled? :D

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:lol:

Yeah, and they'll need to use the 'start rod' to stop the engine :lol:

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It'll be a real pain when they get the blue screen of death 1/2 lap from the finish.

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each pitstop will be ctr alt del and reboot... then a part of the ecu will just freeze for no reason what so ever

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Afterall Bill Gates drives an LS430  B)

Does he......? :unsure:

Yep, he can have any car(s) in the world and he drives an LS430 (daily driver) ;) and some classic ford... :sick:

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the car will reach 70 and then display an "you have performed an illegal operation" message :lol::lol:

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the car will reach 70 and then display an "you have performed an illegal operation" message :lol::lol:

...and then crash! :o :lol:

Sorry..... :blush:

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