2012-13 Silly Season

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 11 Jul 2012, 20:51

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


Got to love a good Twitter rumour. Schumacher to Ferrari was trending. :lol:

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by iceman1 » 12 Jul 2012, 12:53

I am reading AUTOSPORT magazine and they are saying that Alguersuari is working on a "strong financial package" and he has 3 options: Force India, Williams or Sauber.

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Post by iceman1 » 18 Jul 2012, 08:44

tderias wrote:Ok this is getting silly now:

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227/79 ... ve-forward

You are in the wrong topic :p

Kovalainen or Alguersuari to get Kobayashi's seat for next year?
http://www.f1zone.net/news/kovalainen-a ... eat/14995/

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 18 Jul 2012, 15:27

I like Kobayashi, but I don't feel like we're going to see much more from him than we've seen. I'd put both Alguersuari and Kovalainin above him.

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Post by iceman1 » 18 Jul 2012, 15:42

donald29 wrote:I like Kobayashi, but I don't feel like we're going to see much more from him than we've seen. I'd put both Alguersuari and Kovalainin above him.

DRS has killed him :(

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Post by Omegablue » 22 Jul 2012, 02:22

I think it's unfair that cause Koboyashi has had a couple of bad races, and suddenly he needs to be replaced. World Champions go onto have entire bad seasons.

Eitherway I think Massa will remain at Ferrari, as no driver wants to chance with a one off season. That is if it's true about Vettel to Ferrari, which I doubt Alonso will want.

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Post by mikhailv » 23 Jul 2012, 10:43

Personally, get Kovalainen in the ferrari. He would win the odd race and consistently score.

Or hamilton

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by Alex knight » 28 Jul 2012, 12:51

mikhailv wrote:Personally, get Kovalainen in the ferrari. He would win the odd race and consistently score.

Or hamilton


I would LOVE to see Kovalinen in a Ferrari, he has been around the sport long enough to have served his apprenticeship, but I would be worried that he's not strong enough to face the inevitable mental beating that Alonso would dole out?

Cannot see Hamilton and Alonso ever working together again to be honest.

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Post by phil1993 » 28 Jul 2012, 20:30

Ferrari need a filler for 2013 if they have signed Seb for 2014. Unless they can prize Lewis away from McLaren. Lewis has been hit by the fact that his big bargaining tool was a move to Red Bull. That gives McLaren the edge in the contract talks...

Alguersuari will go to Force India I think, but in place of who... why would di Resta part with Anthony Hamilton... questions, questions...

I'm also reckoning Glock might be out of Marussia at the end of the year. He hasn't had a good season.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 28 Jul 2012, 20:45

Glock seems like a lost soul. Very sad to see how his career has turned out at Marussia after he put in some very good drives for Toyota. Not sure he'll be leaving the team though.

I wonder if we might see Max Chilton at Marussia next year. He's had a solid GP2 season, drives for Marussia backed Carlin, tested for Marussia F1 already and has sponsorship money from Aon.

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Post by phil1993 » 28 Jul 2012, 20:49

Chilton's Dad has shares in Marussia I believe.

It's a shame because Chilton can't race for toffee. Yes he won the GP2 race today, but he did so from pole. He has pace, but he's a woeful racer.

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Post by donald29 » 28 Jul 2012, 20:56

There's no doubt a lot of money has helped his career, he made his F3 debut on his 16th birthday! The money has also helped his brother in touring cars. Rich kids. :p

I say he's had a solid GP2 season, he's 6th in the standings, but a solid GP2 season doesn't mean a great deal this year sadly. Quality seems lower than it has been before, especially with some talented drivers being in Formula Renault 3.5. Plus he's this is his third season in GP2 now.

I don't particularly rate him, a bit more after this season but still not much. :p Still think we might see him at Marussia.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 29 Jul 2012, 06:30

A couple of senior F1 journalists reporting that Ferrari want Kimi back for 2013...

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by Green Flag » 29 Jul 2012, 07:13

...but would Kimi want to go back to Ferrari :O

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