2010-11 Silly Season

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 15 Sep 2010, 16:10

Remember that Ferrari still pay Kimi's 2010 salary. I reckon Renault can pay Kimi more than Red Bull/Citroen can

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by harrisv48 » 15 Sep 2010, 16:15

Good point!And that's why Kimi will be at Renault next year!!! :)

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by sleenster » 15 Sep 2010, 16:33

saif wrote:
sleenster wrote:
iceman1 wrote:
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Nick Heidfeld will race for Sauber from the Singapore GP, replacing Pedro de la Rosa

De la Rosa says he is surprised.

will Mercedes get a new reserve driver?

Mercedes never intended to replace Heidfeld after they let him go so that he could test for Pirelli.


they have Ant Davidson no?


I found the article:
Mercedes may not replace Heidfeld
http://en.espnf1.com/mercedes/motorsport/story/26053.html

It also says on his wiki page that Anthony Davidson is a simulator driver for Mercedes, not a test or reserve driver.

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by sleenster » 15 Sep 2010, 16:34

phil1993 wrote:Remember that Ferrari still pay Kimi's 2010 salary. I reckon Renault can pay Kimi more than Red Bull/Citroen can

Also depends on what Kimi's asking price is, I think. Renault do not have the means to pay 20 million, if Kimi asks for that. I think the Kube's salary is about 7-8 million?

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 15 Sep 2010, 16:38

But if Kimi asks for $20m and Renault say less then it will probably be more than his WRC offer

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by sleenster » 15 Sep 2010, 16:41

phil1993 wrote:But if Kimi asks for $20m and Renault say less then it will probably be more than his WRC offer

Yea, true. So I guess we will see whether Kimi truly wants to stay in WRC, even if he doesn't get paid much.

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by François » 15 Sep 2010, 17:01

Whatever the salary, I think he'd rather fight for wins and podiums in F1 than keep crashing in WRC.
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Post by sleenster » 15 Sep 2010, 17:05

Or maybe he actually finds crashing in WRC more fun/interesting? :p :lol:

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 15 Sep 2010, 17:42

Martin Whitmarsh said that McLaren tried to sign Vettel for 2008 and that they will maybe sign him from 2013. I always thought the Button-Hamilton partnership would last a long time.

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Post by harrisv48 » 16 Sep 2010, 17:47

phil1993 wrote:Martin Whitmarsh said that McLaren tried to sign Vettel for 2008 and that they will maybe sign him from 2013. I always thought the Button-Hamilton partnership would last a long time.


Me too!!! And I think Sebastian he go in Mercedes gp after retirement of Michael! :O

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Post by phil1993 » 16 Sep 2010, 18:12

Jerome d'Ambrosio is set to drive in Friday practice at some point this season for Virgin, ahead of an anticipated 2011 seat

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by JoostLamers » 16 Sep 2010, 20:29

Giedo vd Garde is being rumoured to get a seat at Virgin or Lotus next year
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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by sleenster » 17 Sep 2010, 03:42

If Vettel has a choice between McLaren or Mercedes, I'd say he should go to McLaren.

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by iceman1 » 18 Sep 2010, 13:01

harrisv48 wrote:
phil1993 wrote:Martin Whitmarsh said that McLaren tried to sign Vettel for 2008 and that they will maybe sign him from 2013. I always thought the Button-Hamilton partnership would last a long time.


Me too!!! And I think Sebastian he go in Mercedes gp after retirement of Michael! :O

I believe Schumacher will retire at the end of this year.

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Re: 2010-11 Silly Season

Post by harrisv48 » 18 Sep 2010, 13:14

iceman1 wrote:
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phil1993 wrote:Martin Whitmarsh said that McLaren tried to sign Vettel for 2008 and that they will maybe sign him from 2013. I always thought the Button-Hamilton partnership would last a long time.


Me too!!! And I think Sebastian he go in Mercedes gp after retirement of Michael! :O

I believe Schumacher will retire at the end of this year.


Not so soure about that! I belive he stay in 2011 and if the car is c**p again then he retire at the end in 2011! :cool:

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