More to the point, however unhappy Lapierre was at the time (if he was, although he sure looked it), neither he nor TMG burnt the bridge and that decision looks to have paid off for both sides. I doubt Nicolas would have been Toyota's first choice given how far the net was cast, but they wouldn't have considered him if he wasn't good enough. He may not have been good enough when he was dropped, but times change and nothing is set in stone.
Originally Posted by TF110
Hope the team gels and the car is fast, that's all I ask for.
And that Lapierre doesn't bin it down le Hunadieres again ...