2012-13 Silly Season

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 10 Jul 2012, 11:05

They should sign Schumacher for one season before bringing Perez or Vettel in for 2014. :p

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by iceT » 10 Jul 2012, 11:11

true, true, considering it's been the one car scoring majority of the points so far this season....

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by sportingcp » 10 Jul 2012, 11:12

So Red Bull will mantain the same drivers for the next year and then a complete change to 2014. I don´t see Hamilton driving for Lotus. Who would they replace? Maybe this is a bit crazy but I think there is a possibility that Jaime Alguersuari will be the 2nd Ferrari driver in 2013.

Two spanish drivers, Alguersuari already talked, I think, about the possibility he will return next year.. I would like to see Kubica there but it seems unlikely and i don´t know if Perez will accept just 1 year at Ferrari.

And then, in 2014, Alguersuari would move to Red Bull and Vettel to Ferrari. I don´t know, that´s just a silly prediction :p. But still who knows. There are some things that are unclear. Schumacher will continue? If he won´t then he opens space to Lewis in Mercedes. And McLaren who will they choose if Lewis leaves?
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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 10 Jul 2012, 11:13

As I said before, if Lewis wants to leave McLaren in order to escape the problems that they have had (pace and blunders) Mercedes is not the team to move to!

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by iceman1 » 10 Jul 2012, 11:26

donald29 wrote:They should sign Schumacher for one season before bringing Perez or Vettel in for 2014. :p

That would be amazing. But I am afraid, Alonso will destroy him. They should rename the team to Scuderia Alonso :zz:

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 10 Jul 2012, 11:27

Of course Alonso would destroy him, Alonso would destroy pretty much anyone. But Schumacher returning to Ferrari would still be a nice story. :p

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by mikhailv » 10 Jul 2012, 13:44

Alonso-Hamilton at Ferrari please.

Jaime and Fernando do not get along. At all. Not one single, bit.

Mclaren without lewis will be lost.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 10 Jul 2012, 15:09

Really? How do you know that about Jaime and Fernando?

And yes as I said before McLaren are in trouble if they lose Lewis. They'd need to build a car with a big performance advantage to win the title if Button were their lead driver and they havn't done that for a long long time.

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Post by iceman1 » 10 Jul 2012, 17:01

How about Kovaleinen to Ferrari? I remember MTV3 wrote something about that few weeks ago.

He's doing a good job with Caterham, and he used to be a #2 driver in his old days with Mclaren.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by mikhailv » 10 Jul 2012, 17:08

donald29 wrote:Really? How do you know that about Jaime and Fernando?

And yes as I said before McLaren are in trouble if they lose Lewis. They'd need to build a car with a big performance advantage to win the title if Button were their lead driver and they havn't done that for a long long time.


I read it ages ago

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by tderias » 10 Jul 2012, 18:16

Lewis and Fernando are a dream team. They seem to have developed a good amount of respect for each other recently, but I just don't see it happening.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by StratCaster » 10 Jul 2012, 18:40

iceman1 wrote:How about Kovaleinen to Ferrari? I remember MTV3 wrote something about that few weeks ago.

He's doing a good job with Caterham, and he used to be a #2 driver in his old days with Mclaren.


I read that today too and I think that would be the most exciting move for me too. Heikki deserves at least a test, he seemed to match Lewis better than Button is currently doing and I think some time working on the development side has given him the opportunity for working on a positive team building attitude, something Ferrari needs. I think Kovalainen's days of languishing at the back are numbered and he'll move back up very soon, unless they're paying him boatloads which I doubt is the case. Hell even seeing him move up to midfield would be fun, I think Sauber is a prime candidate. Heikki is a good performer and I always keep an eye out for him.

Grosjean isn't locked in either I believe, he'll be an interesting wild card although I foresee him signing another 1 year with Lotus. Heikki, Grosjean and the Sauber boys have the most interesting and open career paths at the moment.

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Post by iceman1 » 10 Jul 2012, 18:53

StratCaster wrote:Grosjean isn't locked in either I believe, he'll be an interesting wild card although I foresee him signing another 1 year with Lotus. Heikki, Grosjean and the Sauber boys have the most interesting and open career paths at the moment.

I don't think that. Boulier is Grosjean's manager and they think the Frenchman is the future for them. Don't forget has has sponsorship from TOTAL for $10M.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by F1Fan88 » 11 Jul 2012, 11:48

Red Bull have two drivers in title-winning form at the moment, and given how well the RB8 suits Mark and the tenacious performances he's put in, I wouldn't be surprised if he came back to take the title.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by StratCaster » 11 Jul 2012, 18:23

iceman1 wrote:Boulier is Grosjean's manager and ... Don't forget has has sponsorship from TOTAL for $10M.

Ah, didn't know the details, that makes sense. So he's in a similar position to Vettel, Hamilton, and Alonso, he has a drive at his current team until the car underperforms or he falls off form (unlikely in the near future) and has no real reason to leave (barring a dream contract from the current top teams)

If Lewis jumps my money is on Mercedes, they'll cater to him and Rosberg seems to be an agreeable teammate.

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