Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

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Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by FlashRod4 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Christian Horner says it is "essentially" a two horse race between Finn Raikkonen and Daniel Riccardo after Riccardo was confirmed to be running in this week's Young Driver's Test for Red Bull.
http://en.espnf1.com/redbull/motorsport/story/116755.html
http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns25916.html
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by bigdc48 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:47 pm

I don't think Raikkonen would go for it considering that Red Bull media attention could be an issue for him.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by navycook75 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:58 pm

It would make more sense for a Toro Rosso driver to get the seat. 

I don't see Kimi leaving Lotus anytime soon.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Chives2112 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:12 pm

My boy Ricciardo is a vicious animal, I tell ya hwat. Razz
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Alta on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:29 pm

Riccardio needs it to make a name for himselve and easily fits role of #2 driver, Kimi wouldn't be #2 at all.

Riccardio taking over Webber's seat imo.


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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by FlashRod4 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:31 pm

I just don't like how Jean-Eric Vergne was just constantly overlooked by almost everyone. Especially due to the fact that he has racked up more points than Riccardo so far in both seasons. Riccardo may be the better qualifier but come race day he always slips back from where he qualified.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Metro 6r4 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:08 pm

FlashRod4 wrote:I just don't like how Jean-Eric Vergne was just constantly overlooked by almost everyone. Especially due to the fact that he has racked up more points than Riccardo so far in both seasons. Riccardo may be the better qualifier but come race day he always slips back from where he qualified.
Maybe Red Bull don't want someone who could upset the golden child Vettel.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Milan655 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:22 pm

I would actually consider Raikkonen a strong favorite. I mentioned previously a high up member of Red Bull had told me Raikkonen to Red Bull was almost certain..
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Rykia on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:58 pm

FlashRod4 wrote:I just don't like how Jean-Eric Vergne was just constantly overlooked by almost everyone. Especially due to the fact that he has racked up more points than Riccardo so far in both seasons. Riccardo may be the better qualifier but come race day he always slips back from where he qualified.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Milan655 wrote:I would actually consider Raikkonen a strong favorite. I mentioned previously a high up member of Red Bull had told me Raikkonen to Red Bull was almost certain..

I wouldn't be so sure. Obviously he's the best bet for solid results, but Raikkonen is also known for commanding a high wage and not being fond of media commitments. Red Bull would have to change in order to get the best out of Raikkonen - combined with the undoubtedly high asking price, and suddenly moulding Ricciardo into a number 2 for Vettel doesn't sound so bad in comparison...
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Milan655 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:31 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Milan655 wrote:I would actually consider Raikkonen a strong favorite. I mentioned previously a high up member of Red Bull had told me Raikkonen to Red Bull was almost certain..

I wouldn't be so sure. Obviously he's the best bet for solid results, but Raikkonen is also known for commanding a high wage and not being fond of media commitments. Red Bull would have to change in order to get the best out of Raikkonen - combined with the undoubtedly high asking price, and suddenly moulding Ricciardo into a number 2 for Vettel doesn't sound so bad in comparison...

Raikkonen has suddenly been asked to appear on a Renault advert, and he's awkwardly awful Razz He's been doing a few things with Burn and Lynx too, so perhaps moving to Red Bull won't be too different. But yes, Ricciardo role seems to be changing a bit now.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:07 pm

Milan655 wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Milan655 wrote:I would actually consider Raikkonen a strong favorite. I mentioned previously a high up member of Red Bull had told me Raikkonen to Red Bull was almost certain..

I wouldn't be so sure. Obviously he's the best bet for solid results, but Raikkonen is also known for commanding a high wage and not being fond of media commitments. Red Bull would have to change in order to get the best out of Raikkonen - combined with the undoubtedly high asking price, and suddenly moulding Ricciardo into a number 2 for Vettel doesn't sound so bad in comparison...

Raikkonen has suddenly been asked to appear on a Renault advert, and he's awkwardly awful :PHe's been doing a few things with Burn and Lynx too, so perhaps moving to Red Bull won't be too different. But yes, Ricciardo role seems to be changing a bit now.

 And that god-awful Clear ad.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Jason Hamilton on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:48 pm

Rykia_RKXK wrote:
FlashRod4 wrote:I just don't like how Jean-Eric Vergne was just constantly overlooked by almost everyone. Especially due to the fact that he has racked up more points than Riccardo so far in both seasons. Riccardo may be the better qualifier but come race day he always slips back from where he qualified.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts.

Vernge is a decent driver, but he has the disadvantage of being one of the most boring F1 drivers in a while. He will likely be the new Heidfeld imo
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by HawkAussie on Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:05 am

Replace a Aussie with a Aussie. Webber ---> Ricciardo

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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by f1fan12 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:27 pm

As much as I'd like to see Kimi get the seat, he won't want to play #2 to Vettel.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:49 pm

f1fan12 wrote:As much as I'd like to see Kimi get the seat, he won't want to play #2 to Vettel.

If Red Bull do sign Kimi, it won't be to play number 2 to Vettel.
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Re: Red Bull seat is now a two horse race

Post by Casey Lester on Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:56 am

http://www.racingfanatic.net/2013/07/cristian-horner-admits-ricciardo-test.html

Yeah, this battle is over. However, he did say it was "essentially" a two-man race at the end of the article. I don't see Kimi getting it, though.
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