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 Post subject: Re: Silly season 2013-14
PostPosted: 11 Nov 2013, 17:46  
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I assume by 'escort' he means the ladies that you pay for some 'fun', rather than the legendary car produced by Ford.

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Perez out of McLaren for 2014.

http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2013/11/ ... t-mclaren/

I heard he spent Thursday's night in Abu Dhabi with an escort :zz:


sorry bout what an escort means?

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Cant blame him. Young, semi-famous, lots of money, good looking young guy. Some of those Abu Dhabi ladies. Phwoarh!
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Magnussen to McLaren not yet official but the deal has been done apparently.

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 Post subject: Re: Silly season 2013-14
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Hopefully, I see a lot more potential in Magnussen than Perez. Would be good to see another driver come through on talent.

Doesn't say much for Whitmarsh's judgement and decision making though, given he signed Perez in 2012 not bothering with McLaren's usual driver selection tests and criteria.

Very happy to see Massa at Williams. I think it's a good fit, I expect him to be stronger there than the last few years at Ferrari. Just the kind of move he needed to give him a boost.

Was a very nice send off by Ferrari yesterday. Actually felt a bit emotional seeing him drive the F2008 again. Brought back all the good memories... There was a shot of him sitting in the cockpit in the rain. Reminded of me watching him sit on the grid in pole position Brazil 2008...

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I think McLaren was duped by Perez's podiums in 2012; while he was good they expected him to have the potential to beat Button regularly and he hasn't managed to do that. It's a shame but if you drive for a top team you have to be capable of winning the championship... 2014 is prime opportunity to nurture Magnussen for an assault in 2015.

Button also needs to step up hugely. He's only 60-35 up on Perez in the points and pace wise they've not been massively different all season.

Perez's main assets are his ability to save tyres [Bahrain/India account for 18 of his points] and Pirelli is going conservative next year.

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I said last year Perez was over rated and his podiums were reverse strategies after saturday failures on his laps! Ferrari said he was slow and thus dropped him.
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I rate Perez, I've rated him for many years. But his performances 2013 have flattered to deceive, yet McLaren need to step up and take partial responsibility. They've done little to support this driver and considering this is his first season in a truly crappy car he shouldn't be written off so quickly. Button hasn't done anything with this car either. Button went through a similar situation in 2001 and was given a second chance, low and behold he delivered greatly in 2002.

Perhaps his signing to McLaren was too quick, perhaps another season in Sauber would have been better. Guess we'll never know now. Part of me thinks Perez is probably done in F1 for now.
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Perez has been good this year in comparison to Button. Id say that Button hasnt done much more than Perez. Out of the two id keep Perez. Even if Magnussen is a star, Serge is a solid driver. Its weird to think he has only had 3 seasons.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEu18NWQAoA#t=18
- Confirms he will not be with McLaren in 2014
- Says he has a good relationship with Whitmarsh, who wanted to keep him, but another senior figure wanted him out
- Says McLaren couldn't accept reality of how bad the car was/is.

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Does Ron Dennis still have an influence on the team's decisions? I can't think of anyone else who would. Honestly I think to sack Sergio is a bit harsh. Yes he needs to deliver, but this is his first year for the team, in a car that's difficult to drive. He should have been given a seat for 2014, when maybe Magnussen drives the car on Fridays to see what he can do, then make a decision if Sergio under-performs.

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phil1993 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEu18NWQAoA#t=18
- Confirms he will not be with McLaren in 2014
- Says he has a good relationship with Whitmarsh, who wanted to keep him, but another senior figure wanted him out
- Says McLaren couldn't accept reality of how bad the car was/is.


in this interview he never confirm he is out, but anyway we already know its true.


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 Post subject: Re: Silly season 2013-14
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Perez is talking asif he is out of Mclaren and he knows it. The problem I see is this;

Sauber wont be keeping Hulkenberg. He has just turned down Lotus for this year, im sure that will go down well. He ditched Force India for Sauber, im sure that went down well too. Ferrari ditched him for Kimi. Mclaren aren't even considering him.

Has he burnt too many bridges now? I mean, sauber need money. We all presume it will be Esteban there with his mexican money, and Maldanado with PDVSA at either Lotus or Sauber. Mallya is one to bear grudges, which I cant see him being too happy with Hulkenberg dumping them for their pretty much arch rival last year and this year. Lotus' finances means that he may not have a seat.

He's really not done himself any favours has he. Especially as it appears Sergio is on the market, which means that he will have lots of Telmex money. Dont discount Petrov and his wad of russian funds either.
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