2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by KevC » 14 Feb 2011, 18:38

Robert Kubica's Renault team say his condition remains "good" and he is due to have a final operation on Wednesday to repair his remaining injuries.

The Polish driver suffered multiple fractures and a partially severed right hand in a rally crash eight days ago.

Surgeons have repaired his hand and on Friday they operated on fractures in his right arm and leg. The remaining surgery is to repair his injured elbow.

Renault said he would stay in intensive care until his final operation.

A team statement on Monday read: "The latest update on Robert is that his condition remains positive.

"He will stay in intensive care for the next couple of days to allow a complete check-up and to avoid another change of department before his final operation.

"His good general condition means that the final surgery (on the elbow) is scheduled for Wednesday."

Renault's statement followed reports that Kubica's girlfriend had told a Polish television station that his physical and psychological condition had worsened.

The team described the report as "wrong".

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Post by robert_kubica_fan » 14 Feb 2011, 19:42

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by Denorth » 15 Feb 2011, 22:42

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Post by Denorth » 16 Feb 2011, 10:46

Off-Topic: show
this tweet from M Brundle was placed on BBC wesite:

Walked out of sauna 4 big Russian guys there. One says 'your crash Melbourne '96 was amazing, it's an honour to be naked with you'. I smile
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Post by Denorth » 16 Feb 2011, 14:13

Chinese GP got a contract till 2017 (included)
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Post by phil1993 » 16 Feb 2011, 17:34

Renault's confirmed the signing of Heidfeld

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Post by François » 16 Feb 2011, 19:45

Good and sensible decision. Let's hope luck finally goes his way and the R31 becomes a winner even before Kubica's comeback. :)

Pirelli tyre allocations for the first four events have been announced. The plan is to have two-stop races.
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Post by KevC » 17 Feb 2011, 13:20

Spotted this interesting comparison.

The merc is a bit short!

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Post by JoostLamers » 18 Feb 2011, 14:46

phil1993 wrote:Renault's confirmed the signing of Heidfeld

A safe choice
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Post by phil1993 » 18 Feb 2011, 16:50

Liuzzi's set to sign for HRT.

So that means HRT will have a completely mediocre driver who doesn't deserve a seat. And Narain Karthikeyan.

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Post by sdutt » 18 Feb 2011, 17:53

phil1993 wrote:Liuzzi's set to sign for HRT.

So that means HRT will have a completely mediocre driver who doesn't deserve a seat. And Narain Karthikeyan.


their aim seems clear, try for last O, and perhaps even reduce chances of getting into 107% if they have a c**p car
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Post by phil1993 » 18 Feb 2011, 18:07

Heidfeld says he was in talks with Renault over the winter about replacing Petrov.

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by sdutt » 19 Feb 2011, 00:56

phil1993 wrote:Heidfeld says he was in talks with Renault over the winter about replacing Petrov.


huh? from where did that come from? that very surprising, the last thing Renault want is in-team battles, not just between drivers, but also amongst sponsors..

Can you give link Phil ? :)
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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 19 Feb 2011, 17:22

McLaren in trouble?

An unnamed engineer from the Woking-based team admitted yesterday that they needed to find a full second to be able to challenge the RB7 and F150.

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