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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by KevC » 14 Feb 2013, 16:53

Force India confirm Adrian Sutil has had a seat fitting and could test at Jerez
Driver line-up for Barcelona to be revealed on Monday

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Post by phil1993 » 14 Feb 2013, 17:32

Jaime A was also there recently.

They're just toying with us.

At this rate they'll change drivers in the pit stops :p

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Post by phil1993 » 14 Feb 2013, 17:40

kals wrote:And you believe Autosport?


Oh zing.

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Post by mikhailv » 14 Feb 2013, 17:46

phil1993 wrote:Jaime A was also there recently.

They're just toying with us.

At this rate they'll change drivers in the pit stops :p


Be quite funny imagining DC saying this;

'Di resta has come in for his 2nd stop, thats super softs going on and Bianchi going in, meanwhile his teammate Sutil has just taken over the wheel of Alguesari and is in 13th place is on the medium compound. These driver pit stops are reeeeeally costing the Force India; 22 second stop stationary and they've lost heaps of time'

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Post by phil1993 » 14 Feb 2013, 17:54

I just can't work it out at that team.

Sutil, Bianchi or Alguersuari. How hard can it be to make a choice?

Unless they really are trying to scrape every last $$ out of one of them.

Coincidentally
http://dawn.com/2013/02/14/india-regula ... up-assets/

Oops.

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Post by mikhailv » 14 Feb 2013, 20:19

Thats ontop of the courts starting to clar back $1.6million from Kingfisher

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-0 ... kingfisher

Oh how nice it must be. No wonder Hulk jumped ship and Di Resta praid to baby jesus he would be picked up by a top team (god knows why he has such an over inflated view of himself).

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Post by phil1993 » 15 Feb 2013, 15:06

Interesting to read that MotoGP has elected to revert back to the old pits at Silverstone so that they can accommodate all three categories in one paddock.

I wonder why they didn't make the paddock bigger for Silverstone, because GP2 and GP3 has the same problem as Moto2/3 in that respect.

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Post by kals » 15 Feb 2013, 15:27

...because the new paddock was built purely with F1 in mind. Everything is irrelevant.

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Post by phil1993 » 15 Feb 2013, 16:27

Lotus has announced a junior team. "The seven drivers announced today will be supported by the team in all areas of driving skills, physical fitness, health and nutrition, social and mental development, business ethics and principals, as well as PR training."

Marco Sørensen, 22, Denmark, FR 3.5 with Lotus World Series Team
Marlon Stockinger, 21, Philippines, FR 3.5 with Lotus World Series Team
Alex Fontana, 20, Switzerland, GP3 with Jenzer Motorsport
Oscar Tunjo,17, Colombia, Eurocup FR 2.0 with Kaufmann Racing
Esteban Ocon, 16, France, Eurocup FR 2.0 with ART Junior Team
Alexander Albon, 16, Thailand, Eurocup FR 2.0 team TBA
Dorian Boccolacci, 14, France, Go Kart International KF category with Energy Corse

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Post by donald29 » 15 Feb 2013, 17:01

phil1993 wrote:Unless they really are trying to scrape every last $$ out of one of them.


I think so. It seems Sutil has a decent package of backing, I reckon they're leaving it as late as possible to see how much Ferrari want Bianchi to have the seat and what they're offering.

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Post by Edi96 » 15 Feb 2013, 17:07

phil1993 wrote:Lotus has announced a junior team. "The seven drivers announced today will be supported by the team in all areas of driving skills, physical fitness, health and nutrition, social and mental development, business ethics and principals, as well as PR training."

Marco Sørensen, 22, Denmark, FR 3.5 with Lotus World Series Team
Marlon Stockinger, 21, Philippines, FR 3.5 with Lotus World Series Team
Alex Fontana, 20, Switzerland, GP3 with Jenzer Motorsport
Oscar Tunjo,17, Colombia, Eurocup FR 2.0 with Kaufmann Racing
Esteban Ocon, 16, France, Eurocup FR 2.0 with ART Junior Team
Alexander Albon, 16, Thailand, Eurocup FR 2.0 team TBA
Dorian Boccolacci, 14, France, Go Kart International KF category with Energy Corse

Sørensen looks quite promising but I don't know about the rest. Stöckinger and Fontana were a little bit disappointing last year. The others are unknown, yet.
I thought Lotus would start to support Marvin Kirchhöfer as he has won the ADAC Formel Masters in his debut season with Lotus. He became ADAC Junior Motor Racing Driver of the Year and Speed Academy winner in front of Pascal Wehrlein. Moreover he will drive for Lotus in the German F3 Cup this season.

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by kals » 15 Feb 2013, 18:24

Where is Lotus getting the $$ to fun and support these drivers?

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Post by phil1993 » 16 Feb 2013, 12:45

Here's why Formula One must react to recent events
http://www.f1zone.net/news/whats-it-goi ... -eh/17781/

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by Deovann07 » 18 Feb 2013, 19:11

That's great, but I don't think in Australia, its contract expires at the end of 2015.
great events this 2013 F1Deals

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by Deovann07 » 18 Feb 2013, 19:15

2013! Awesome :D

20 races, classic tracks

Okay, so it might end up being nineteen if a venue cannot be found for race twenty, but we’ve got another set of classic tracks to host the 2013 championship. Monte Carlo, Montreal, Silverstone, Spa, Monza, Singapore, Suzuka and Austin all return, while the season will begin and end in its rightful locations: Melbourne and Interlagos.

http://www.f1zone.net/news/what-to-look ... 013/17274/
great events this 2013 F1Deals

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