2012-13 Silly Season

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 26 Sep 2012, 23:20

So it is now Thursday... so much for Wednesday being the day!

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by iceman1 » 27 Sep 2012, 09:56

Good post phil :thumbsup:

I think we need an Italian driver on the grid. I read Buxton's article on F1 Racing magazine and the problem is the Italian drivers can't even manage to find a small sponsorship. F1 has changed and it's all about money.

I like Petrov's manager, she's crazy :lol: Last year she criticized Heidfeld for not delivering good results, now she's criticizing Tony Fernandes.
“We’re very pleased for Tony that he has positive news,” said Kosachenko on Tuesday.

“But we’d like it if this news had some sort of connection to the car’s development and not just to Heikki.”

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 27 Sep 2012, 10:00

I saw the other day she said 'if there is no money there is no driver' when talking about Petrov getting a drive for next season. :lol:

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 28 Sep 2012, 07:10

Big question for me is what happens to Sauber. Either they have to sign Gutierrez to keep the Mexican funding or they have a problem.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 28 Sep 2012, 08:47

If Schumacher's retirement isn't confirmed today I'll be worried. Would hate for him to slip away not knowing it's his last race like Rubens did.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by sportingcp » 28 Sep 2012, 09:18

BIG NEWS. Perez confirmed as a Mclaren driver for 2013, and his partner will be Jenson Button. So Hamilton is gonna drive for Mercedes, Schumi will probably retire. I don´t like McLaren but I hope Perez does a very good job there and prove to Ferrari how wrong they were.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by eleanor » 28 Sep 2012, 09:22

when was the last time we had a british and a german driver in a british team?
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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by Edi96 » 28 Sep 2012, 09:24

eleanor wrote:when was the last time we had a british and a german driver in a british team?

Force India?

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by mikhailv » 28 Sep 2012, 09:25

Edi96 wrote:
eleanor wrote:when was the last time we had a british and a german driver in a british team?

Force India?


Owned :lol:

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 28 Sep 2012, 09:26

Avoid the Autosport forums today!

Nice that we can FINALLY see how good Nico Rosberg is!

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by donald29 » 28 Sep 2012, 09:27

Some people seem to think this could happen:

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I think it's unlikely. But Schumacher's been putting in as much effort as ever lately and no retirement has been announced. Like I say, I don't want him going into the off-season deluded he might have a drive like Rubens did.

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 28 Sep 2012, 09:28

Well at least if he's in a Sauber, he reduces the chance of hitting one in Singapore by 50%

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by mikhailv » 28 Sep 2012, 09:31

phil1993 wrote:Well at least if he's in a Sauber, he reduces the chance of hitting one in Singapore by 50%


Well he'll just Grosjean half the field!

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by phil1993 » 28 Sep 2012, 09:32

As it stands:

Ferrari
1. Fernando Alonso
2. *Felipe Massa*

Red Bull
3. Sebastian Vettel
4. Mark Webber

McLaren
5. Jenson Button
6. Sergio Perez

Lotus
7. Kimi Raikkonen
8. Romain Grosjean

Mercedes
9. Nico Rosberg
10. Lewis Hamilton

Sauber
11. *Jaime Alguersuari*
12. *Esteban Gutierrez*

Force India
14. Paul di Resta
15. Nico Hulkenberg

Williams
16. Pastor Maldonado
17. *Valtteri Bottas*

STR
18. Daniel Ricciardo
19. Jean Eric Vergne

Marussia
20. Timo Glock
21. *Max Chilton*

Caterham
22. *Heikki Kovalainen*
23. *Charles Pic*

HRT
24. Pedro de La Rosa

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Re: 2012-13 Silly Season

Post by Edi96 » 28 Sep 2012, 09:33

Peter Sauber said he would sign Schumacher straightaway if he's available. I thought it was a joke but who knows...

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