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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by frubbs » 05 Jan 2012, 16:30

Current Vettel´s Home:

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Other driver´s houses:

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by donald29 » 05 Jan 2012, 19:23

I wonder how much Schumi's Dubai house is for sale for!

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Post by phil1993 » 05 Jan 2012, 20:02

donald29 wrote:I wonder how much Schumi's Dubai house is for sale for!


Probably more than you will earn in your life.

Sorry, that sounds harsher than the intended meaning.

Rather than stalking F1 drivers, there is ACTUAL news - James Allen is returning to the commentary booth, with 5Live. He's not as bad as people make out - he's passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by donald29 » 05 Jan 2012, 21:32

How do you know I wasn't asking because I am extremely rich and interested in buying it? :p

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by iceman1 » 06 Jan 2012, 08:24

According to Eike Batista, Bruno Senna will drive for Williams this year.

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2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by reppo » 06 Jan 2012, 19:29

The F1-world doesn’t know about these funny moments
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Originally in Turun sanomat
http://www.ts.fi/moottoriurheilu/f1/293970.html
From Turun Sanomat article on 30.12.2011 11:30:22
Thanks to @cmckinleyF1 for telling me about it!
Thanks to NeverCryWolf for posting this on Planet F1

Sebastian Vettel is nowadays one of the most famous sportsmen. Being the all time youngest double F1-champion almost all possible about him has been written and told.

Turun Sanomat was offered a chance to ask his trainer Tommi Pärmäkoski what fun comes to his mind about something that hasn’t yet been written in the media or told on any dinners.

Four laughters.

Here are Vettel’s special fun moments remembered by Pärmäkoski:

1. Singapore

– Sebastian won the GP on Sunday night and we stayed there to the next evening. We decided to go for a dinner and waited normally in the taxi-line. When we got in to a taxi the driver asked if we have been there to watch F1. Sebastian said that yeah, we were a bit involved.

– Sebastian asked if the taxi-driver has any favorite driver and he said he was a Vettel-fan. Sebastian downplayed Vettel saying that he is not any good driver, he isn’t even goodlooking. The driver defended that he is good and also goodlooking, since he had seen him in the disco dancing with beautiful women.

– Sebastian said that ‘that’s cool’ and asked the driver if he would recognise Vettel if he saw him again. The driver assured that he would recognise Vettel but Vettel wouldn’t recognise him. Sebastian replied that he bets on Vettel recognising the driver but the driver laughed how on earth a WDC could even recognise him since he had never even seen him.

– We arrived to our destination, got up from the car and Sebastian shook hands with the driver and presented himself in a Bond-way: Hi, I’m Vettel, Sebastian Vettel.

2. Germany

– Germany GP was ahead. Sebastian was driving. We were on our way to some PR-event. We were out of gas and in a hurry so we curved to a pretty busy gas station.

– Sebastian drove in the middle of the cars and drove ahead of someone else since an angry German jumped out of the car showing his big fist. The dude was screaming do you think that you are some damn Schumacher or what!

– Sebastian got out the car without losing his cool, looked the dude in the eyes and said ‘sorry, I did a stupid thing because I’m in such a hurry’. That’s when the dude recognised Sebastian, ran back to his car and returned with pen and paper asking for his autograph. That argument was settled by that.

3. China

– This happened in China. We came late to the hotel back from the track and wondered how three young girls still had the energy to wait for him. They jumped up and down excited when our car came to the parking lot.

– Sebastian sighed ‘okay, lets give the girls autographs and take the joint photos because they had waited for so long. It was a huge surprise when the girls ran past Sebastian and attacked me. I asked why on earth they had chosen me. They replied that I have such cute blond hair. That was a moment when Sebastian couldn’t do anything else than just watch with envy.

4. Austria

– We ended the season by going to a Finnish sauna in Austria. Sebastian acts like a Finn in the sauna, he threw water on the stones and shouted in Finnish ‘löylyä lissää’ (more steam). There was also a German couple in the sauna and they cursed and bashed us in German. They thought we were American tourists who don’t know how to behave in a sauna. We understood everything they said but we didn’t care. The couple left the sauna cursing us.

– When we came out from the sauna a small boy recognised Sebastian immediately and asked for his autograph. At that moment the German couple silently walked elsewhere.

Turun Sanomat

HEIKKI KULTA

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Post by phil1993 » 07 Jan 2012, 17:49

After a couple of feature-less weeks
http://www.f1zone.net/news/so-where-are-we-now/11374/

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by donald29 » 07 Jan 2012, 18:53

"Buemi still in the frame at Red Bull…"

I don't see it like this. As I said in another thread yesterday, I can't see Horner putting Buemi in a Red Bull race seat full time.

He'll be a solid (best available) reserve for them and is apparently good in the simulator. If Webber or Vettel is ill or injured Buemi would probably be able to score some points as a stand-in.

I think it is a shoot-out between Vergne and Ricciardo should Webber call it quits at the end of the season (I don't think that's a given). Horner's been singing the praises of Ricciardo and Vergne saying how exciting they are, he didn't mention Buemi. Should they both fail and Webber quits, I still can't see Red Bull signing Buemi. They'd probably look elsewhere.

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 09 Jan 2012, 08:30

If anyone has any questions they'd like to ask Nico Hulkenberg, please pm me before lunchtime (about 4 hrs from now)

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by iceman1 » 10 Jan 2012, 13:14

New 2012 version of Lewis Hamilton :lol:

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Post by frubbs » 10 Jan 2012, 13:37

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by iceman1 » 10 Jan 2012, 13:41

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by tderias » 10 Jan 2012, 14:14

iceman are these for reals?

oh and apparently Helmut Marko has already ruled out buemi's chances of replacing Webber, saying that both him and Jaime are not 'race winners'...

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