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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by blizzard » 27 Aug 2009, 11:54

So what will happen with Kimi?

Ferrari?
McLaren?
Renault?
Rally?
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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by JoostLamers » 27 Aug 2009, 11:56

blizzard wrote:So what will happen with Kimi?

Ferrari?
McLaren?
Renault?
Rally?

I really, really, really, really, really don't know! Every option you've mentioned is an option!
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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 Aug 2009, 12:25

Frank Williams wants Rosberg to stay ...

Williams keen to retain Rosberg
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Sir Frank Williams has again expressed his desire to hold onto Nico Rosberg for next season. The German driver has been strongly linked with the McLaren team recently and is a likely contender to partner Lewis Hamilton in the event of the Woking team dropping Heikki Kovalainen for 2010.

With Kovalainen having performed well to drive second on the grid and then to a fourth place finish in Valencia on Sunday, Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has explained that the Finn is currently doing everything necessary to retain his seat but must display consistency until the end of the season.

With Rosberg out of contract with Williams at the end of season and, as a German, attractive to Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, his current boss summed up the situation. "He is very much on our list," team owner Williams told Autosport. "I would have thought he must be on the McLaren list if they do drop Kovalainen and I think Norbert (Haug, Vice President for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport) would love a German driver - we will see."

Having signed Rosberg as a new Formula One rookie alongside Mark Webber in 2006, the committed Monaco resident has remained loyal to his team. "Nico is, on any three or five laps, the most exciting driver on the track," Williams continued. "He digs himself out of some holes that we put him in sometimes, comes by three places up at the end of the first lap.

"He is single-minded, chirpy, a little arrogant - which is good - and he is always very good with the promo people - never an objection, he is very good; it won't be months away, it will be the next few weeks where we get one position sorted out and hopefully, soon after, the second one."

With new drivers often a risk, as proved many times in the sport, Sir Frank admits that World Champion Hamilton would be a tough opponent for former karting team-mate Nico: "They all make mistakes. Lewis made fewer than anybody else but someone like him comes down from heaven only once every twenty years."

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If Rosberg stays at Williams, Heikki stays at McLaren. Otherwise it has to be Raikkonen who holds them from their seat ...

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 Aug 2009, 16:13

Alonso 'still evaluating possibilities'
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Fernando Alonso's lips remain sealed over his movements for next year as the European season of 2009 draws to a close; with only the Grands Prix of Belgium this weekend and Italy in a fortnight remaining, rumours connecting the former double World Champion with the Ferrari team continue to circulate in the Spa paddock.

Before briefly discussing his plans for next year, Alonso gave the impression to reporters in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock that chances of Renault winning a race this season are sliding downhill. "We will see," he began to explicate on Thursday afternoon. "This year is different and you never know what is going to happen; last year it was difficult to predict our final part of the championship and this year it is also difficult to predict how it is going to be for us and the other teams.

"Maybe last year we had a better opportunity, because the car was improving with every race, whereas this year that is not the case; the 2009 Renault is already finished and the 2010 car has already started, so there will be little improvement from now on and it will become so more difficult to win races, but in the last three races we have been very competitive."

He added that some extra luck in Budapest and Valencia could have helped contribute to podium finishes before temporarily conversing of 2010: "We are still thinking and evaluating some possibilities so we'll see - maybe next week is too early…"

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by sdutt » 27 Aug 2009, 17:47

i tjhink kimi is off to rallying
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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Tommi » 28 Aug 2009, 14:19

After these news in last few days, I think most likely he'll continue at Ferrari. Definitely not changing to rally yet, that's happening perhaps after next season.

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Kimi in F1 in 2010 - Confirmed

Post by Totopupu » 28 Aug 2009, 21:26

http://www.f1central.fr/actualites/1/84 ... -2010.html

Kimi will be in F1 in 2010 : he says that he have contacts with other teams and that he is too young to leave F1.




But where he will go??

Personnally, I think he will go in Mclaren
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Re: Kimi in F1 in 2010 - Confirmed

Post by shailf1 » 28 Aug 2009, 21:30

Totopupu wrote:http://www.f1central.fr/actualites/1/8410/Raikkonen-sera-en-F1-en-2010.html

Kimi will be in F1 in 2010 : he says that he have contacts with other teams and that he is too young to leave F1.




But where he will go??

Personnally, I think he will go in Mclaren

maybe that is why martin whitmarsh was sure that alonso would move to ferrari..
massa& alosno VS hamilton &kimi...
that would be great..

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by shailf1 » 29 Aug 2009, 10:54

The full 2010 provisional schedule is as follows:

March 14 - Bahrain (Sakhir)

March 28 - Australia (Melbourne)

April 4 - Malaysia (Sepang)

April 25 - Turkey (Istanbul)

May 9 - Spain (Barcelona)

May 23 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)

June 6 - Canada (Montreal)

June 27 - Europe (Valencia)

July 11 - Great Britain (Donington Park)

July 25 - Germany (Hockenheim)

August 1 - Hungary (Budapest)

August 22 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

September 5 - Italy (Monza)

September 19 - China (Shanghai)

September 26 - Singapore (Singapore)

October 10 - Japan (Suzuka)

October 24 - Brazil (Interlagos)

November 7 - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

Source: BBC Sport

Major chages:
Bahrain starts the champioship season
Turkey moves up
China moves back.

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 29 Aug 2009, 11:04

lol, that calendar has been posted 3 times in 2 days :lol:

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by F1~Michi » 29 Aug 2009, 16:48

Except for Australia losing the opening race, this is a decent calendar, thanks to Canada getting a race again.

18 Races, season starting in early March and ending in November, no big break between two races (longest is 3 weeks, unlike 4 weeks this season)... nice!
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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by shailf1 » 29 Aug 2009, 17:12

Tom Vandenhove wrote:lol, that calendar has been posted 3 times in 2 days :lol:

i havent found it here so i posted it..

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 29 Aug 2009, 17:42

shail69 wrote:
Tom Vandenhove wrote:lol, that calendar has been posted 3 times in 2 days :lol:

i havent found it here so i posted it..

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4898 :O And the other thread it was posted in I couldn't find ... But chill man, You're not the only one who missed it when it was posted :)

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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Ferrariman60 » 30 Aug 2009, 14:17

shail69 wrote:
The full 2010 provisional schedule is as follows:

March 14 - Bahrain (Sakhir)

March 28 - Australia (Melbourne)

April 4 - Malaysia (Sepang)

April 25 - Turkey (Istanbul)

May 9 - Spain (Barcelona)

May 23 - Monaco (Monte Carlo)

June 6 - Canada (Montreal)

June 27 - Europe (Valencia)

July 11 - Great Britain (Donington Park)

July 25 - Germany (Hockenheim)

August 1 - Hungary (Budapest)

August 22 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

September 5 - Italy (Monza)

September 19 - China (Shanghai)

September 26 - Singapore (Singapore)

October 10 - Japan (Suzuka)

October 24 - Brazil (Interlagos)

November 7 - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

Source: BBC Sport

Major chages:
Bahrain starts the champioship season
Turkey moves up
China moves back.


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Re: 2010 Season Discussions: Line-ups, News and Regulations

Post by Zack » 30 Aug 2009, 15:40

The organisers of the Belgian Grand Prix have confirmed that annually alternating their Formula One race with the Nurburgring is an option for the future.

Based on an article in the La Libre newspaper earlier this week, we reported that Spa-Francorchamps - with a contract through 2012 - is contemplating the option because it cannot afford to pay the race fees to Bernie Ecclestone every year.

Chief Belgian GP organiser Etienne Davignon on Sunday confirmed the event makes a loss every year and that talks with the F1 chief executive about an alternate plan are underway.


"If we alternate the race, for example with the Nurburgring - and I don't know if they are interested or not - then we keep the fans that come to F1, we get more income, and that goes against the loss," he said.

Spa and the Nurburgring, in Germany, are separated by geography in western Europe by merely 120 kilometres.

Davignon said alternating with F1's other German host had also been an option, but Hockenheim is expected to have a regular annual date.

Source: GMM

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