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Post by JoostLamers » 15 Nov 2010, 07:57

nano1alonso wrote:Is pastor 100% i dont understand cant find any info

No it's not 100% (yet). But Hulkenberg's manager said that he drove his last race for Williams in Abu Dhabi...
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Post by François » 15 Nov 2010, 08:11

Romain Grosjean has also been reported to be in for a Williams seat, most likely 3rd driver but possibly a race seat.
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Post by JoostLamers » 15 Nov 2010, 10:59

Williams has finally confirmed Barrichello for 2011. Deal agreed ages ago. (Noble)
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Post by Denorth » 15 Nov 2010, 11:04

there are rumors that Hulk's manager is pushing him to replace Massa in Ferrari
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Post by phil1993 » 15 Nov 2010, 11:43

Hulkenberg won't race for Williams in 2011, declined HRT seat. Williams have confirmed that they've let Nico go :(

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Post by Ferrariman60 » 15 Nov 2010, 11:44

Williams are making a huge mistake in dumping Hulkenberg. He's done a great job all season but now he's given the boot because he doesn't have quite enough sponsorship. Silly in my opinion. I hope he does end up in a better team (Ferrari, maybe...) and shows Williams just how big their mistake is.
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Post by phil1993 » 15 Nov 2010, 12:03

Might be a mistake by Williams, but surely this confirms Maldonado at Williams. Looking bleak for Hulk - he declined the offer of an HRT seat and there aren't many other options

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Post by JoostLamers » 15 Nov 2010, 12:26

Hulkenberg will find a seat, mark my words. I think there'll be some changes this year (Massa's seat? Petrov's seat? Webber's seat?)

And I can see the reasons from Williams; they're a private team now, so they need money...
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Post by François » 15 Nov 2010, 12:38

Hulkenberg will find a seat, mark my words.

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phil1993 wrote:Might be a mistake by Williams, but surely this confirms Maldonado at Williams. Looking bleak for Hulk - he declined the offer of an HRT seat and there aren't many other options

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Post by JoostLamers » 15 Nov 2010, 13:53

François wrote:
Hulkenberg will find a seat, mark my words.

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That's my feeling

Just like I had the feeling Vettel would become WDC when I woke up yesterday :zz:
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Post by swca92 » 15 Nov 2010, 16:12

François wrote:Romain Grosjean has also been reported to be in for a Williams seat, most likely 3rd driver but possibly a race seat.


That's a joke right??? Couldn't win in GP2, worse than Piquet at Renault, the guy's useless.

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Post by brendakarli » 15 Nov 2010, 16:18

sigh, everybody but kimi clamoring for an F1 seat ... ::oops:;
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Post by phil1993 » 15 Nov 2010, 16:36

Here is the latest update with the news that Rubens Barrichello has re-signed for Williams but Nico Hulkenberg has left the team. In Italics = TBC

Red Bull Racing
Team Principal: Christian Horner; Technical Director: Adrian Newey
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Team Principal: Martin Whitmarsh ; Technical Director: Paddy Lowe, Neil Oatley
3. Lewis Hamilton
4. Jenson Button

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Team Principal: Stefano Domenicali ; Technical Director: Aldo Costa
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa

Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team
Team Principal: Ross Brawn ; Technical Director: Ross Brawn / Steve Clark (?)
7. Michael Schumacher
8. Nico Rosberg

Lotus Renault F1 Team (Group Lotus title sponsorship expected)
Team Principal: Eric Boullier ; Technical Director: James Allison
9. Robert Kubica
10. Vitaly Petrov
Nick Heidfeld
Adrian Sutil


WilliamsF1
Team Principal: Adam Parr ; Technical Director: Sam Michael
11. Rubens Barrichello
12. Pastor Maldonado
Adrian Sutil


Force India F1 Team
Team Principal: Vijay Mallya ; Technical Director: Mark Smith
14. Adrian Sutil
Nick Heidfeld
Mikhail Aleshin

15. Vitantonio Liuzzi
Paul Di Resta
Karun Chandhok
Yelmer Buurman
Antonio Felix da Costa


Telmex Sauber Motorsport
Team Principal: Peter Sauber ; Technical Director: James Key
16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Sergio Pérez

Scuderia Toro Rosso
Team Principal: Franz Tost ; Technical Director: Giorgio Ascanelli
18. Sébastien Buemi
19. Jaime Alguersuari

Team Lotus
Team Principal: Tony Fernandes ; Technical Director: Mike Gascoyne
20. Jarno Trulli
Bruno Senna
Giedo van der Garde

21. Heikki Kovalainen

Hispania Racing F1 Team
Team Principal: Collin Kolles ; Technical Director: Daniel Audetto (?)
22. Karun Chandhok
Christian Klien
Nico Hülkenberg
Pastor Maldonado

23. Bruno Senna
Pedro de la Rosa
Sakon Yamamoto


Marussia Virgin Racing
Team Principal: John Booth ; Technical Director: Nick Wirth
24. Timo Glock
25. Lucas Di Grassi
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Giedo van der Garde
Mikhail Aleshin
Vitaly Petrov

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 15 Nov 2010, 17:53

Huge blow for HRT
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/88313

Toyota said that payments weren't made and a team source says 50-50 for Bahrain. Kolles: 'no problem'

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