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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:13

Yeah. I didnt want Massa to be fit so Schumi could race but now I want Felipe back. I didnt pay lots of money for Spa to see a crappy test driver race

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 11 Aug 2009, 08:18

remember this :

Ticket sale boost for Spa with Schumacher return
Organisers of Michael Schumacher's favourite race, the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps, are reaping the benefits of the champion's Formula One comeback.

After his return at the wheel of a Ferrari at Valencia later this month, the circus will move on one week later to Spa, where Schumacher made his F1 debut in 1991, recorded his first win a year later, and subsequently won six more times at the famous circuit.

According to the Belga news agency, organisers of the 2009 race on August 30 have already sold 35,000 tickets, following a sharp spike in the wake of the Schumacher announcement last Wednesday.

Quoting a spokesperson, Belga said that in the immediate period after the Wednesday announcement, "a ticket per minute" were sold.

Organisers are hoping for a race-day crowd of 70,000.

Last year's Sunday crowd was just over 50,000.

Over in Valencia meanwhile, ticket sales had been slow with just 30 percent sold two weeks ago and with Renault and Fernando Alonso’s participation uncertain ahead of the world motor sport council hearing on August 17th, Schumacher’s return will provide a timely boost for the circuit organisers.

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Spa without Schumacher is like ...... like Spain without Alonso ! :blink:

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by iceman1 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:19

Valencia is back to boring then :zz:

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 11 Aug 2009, 08:22

iceman1 wrote:Valencia is back to boring then :zz:

not if alonso could race :drool:

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:22

Yup. Maybe Grosjean or Algarve can spice up the action... by crashing

Why did Renault ditch Piquet just when he could have crashed usefully?

I'm very annoyed and sad, but maybe its a good thing that his records remain and that post-2007 has been post-Schumi rather than Schumi's break.

But I think that had he continued in 2007 he would have easily been WDC and got 100 wins

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Badoer set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:27

Badoer to replace Massa at Valencia

Luca Badoer has been drafted in as the temporary replacement for Felipe Massa for the European Grand Prix, after Michael Schumacher was forced to abandon his F1 comeback.

Schumacher had hoped to fill-in for Massa at the forthcoming races, but a neck injury picked up in a motorcycle accident has forced him to call off his F1 return.

As a result, Ferrari will promote its test driver Badoer to the race position for the next race in Valencia, as a reward for his many years of efforts with the team.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said: "I am very unhappy that a problem means that Michael cannot return to racing.

"In the past few days, I could appreciate his great efforts and extraordinary motivation which had spread through the team and fans around the world. No doubt his return would have been good for Formula 1 and I am sure it would have seen him fighting for wins again.

"In the name of Ferrari and all the fans, I wish to thank him for the strong attachment he displayed for the team in these circumstances.

"In agreement with Stefano Domenicali, we have therefore decided to give Luca Badoer the chance to race for the Scuderia after he has put in so many years of hard work as a test driver."

The 38-year-old Italian has been a Ferrari test driver since 1998 and last raced in 1999, for Minardi.


I'm glad it isn't Marc Gene

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 11 Aug 2009, 08:27

thanks for the information phil :)

you're right. Where is Piquet when we need him :p

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:28

First Italiano to drive for Ferrari since Larini in 1994 I think

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by iceman1 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:34

F1 sites will be full of stories about angry fans demanding a refund from tracks (phil are you one of them :p)?

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:38

No. I booked to go to Spa months ago but its a little disappointing.

I expect empty grandstands in Borelencia

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:45

"I’m very disappointed by the problem which is stopping Michael from coming back to race, ” he said. ” In these last few days, we have been able to appreciate the great commitment and extraordinary motivation, which drive him and which have excited the team and the fans around the world. His comeback would have been a good thing for F1 and I’m sure we would have seen him fight for victory again.”

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Is that a dig at Kimi do you think? :zz:

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by hannibal_rising » 11 Aug 2009, 08:47

What a shame!!... I would have been nice to have Schumacher on track again.
Did he had a treatment because of this problem of his neck or what?
How much experience has Badoer with the car? Is he racing in any series this year?

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:48

Badoer hasn't raced anywhere since 1999.

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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 11 Aug 2009, 08:54

It's not a shame. It's only dissapointing for people (like Schumack on tbk) who buyed a ticket only to see Michael

phil1993 wrote:Badoer hasn't raced anywhere since 1999.

Spoiler:
CRASH CRASH CRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASHCRASH CRASH


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Re: Schumacher set to replace Massa from Valencia

Post by phil1993 » 11 Aug 2009, 08:57

True, and there are many people like that

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