Profile: FEISAR F3600 Anti-Gravity Racing Team
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST / 12 / 2065
DOCUMENT COMPILER: DAMON FAIRCLOUGH (COMMISSION ID: LIVUK32.2), UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE F3600 PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION.
When AG Systems was bought out by a Japanese consortium, western Europe was left without an anti-gravity team based within its boundaries. The European Federation, concerned that they may be left without official representation in what was already the most popular sport in the world, financed the setting up of FEISAR and enticed some of AG Systems’ key team members to transfer to the new organisation. They were especially anxious to get Pierre Belmondo, but the lure of money was nowhere near as important to him as the continuation of his pioneering research work. His loyalty to the AG Systems name also ran deep.
FEISAR have never been the most successful of race teams, seeming to be perennial runners-up and never quite having the stomach for a serious contest. Their lead pilot is Sophia de la Rent?, a supremely skilful French national who was the first woman to fly non-stop around the Earth in a single seat anti-gravity fighter. Although her endurance capabilities have never been called into question, her racing ability has never been seriously regarded as a match for the greats of anti-gravity competition. The team’s second craft is flown by Paul Jackson, an Englishman with a fluctuating reputation on the track. He has certainly had success over the years, but he no longer appears to pose the threat he once did.
FEISAR also suffer from the fact that the member nations providing finance are unable to agree on a single base for the team. Thus, the entire operation of hardware, researchers, engineers, administrators and race crew are constantly travelling from one temporary base to another in a bid to placate each member nation and ensure that no funding is withdrawn in a fit of nationalistic pique. The team are currently contractually obliged to spend at least three weeks working in each of twelve different locations throughout the year, an arrangement which undoubtedly causes very many problems.