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Post by crl on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:31 am

OK, Twitter is abuzz at the moment that Kimi has apparently signed a contract to return to Ferrari in 2014. The question is, who is he replacing, and who will he be paired with?

Will Buxton says that the German press is reporting that Alonso will go back to Lotus with his Santander backing and salary assured. The Spanish press say they haven't heard anything about it, and, according to Buxton, the story is changing all the time. I've also heard about Alonso returning to McLaren, perhaps as a replacement for Button, who's yet to sign with the Woking squad for 2014, though Perez has a multi-year deal, thanks to his TelMex backing, and the fact that he hasn't had the chance to drive a real (RE: capable of winning races) McLaren yet, like Button has. Some people are also saying Massa to Sauber, which I think would be ridiculous, as Massa is nowhere near the driver he was five years ago, and once Ferrari finally pull the plug on him, he should just go race IndyCars or something.

But this is by far the silliest F1 silly season in a long time. Sillier than last year, even.

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by PYLrulz on Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:31 am

It makes more sense than Kimi and Alonso pairing up. That would have disaster written all over it. We all know what happens if Alonso is told to be the #2 driver at any point in the season
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by crl on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:31 am

Hmm. 'Nando says he's doing a Twitter Q&A 6 PM local time (Noon Eastern), and that ALL questions will be answered...

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by Milan655 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:49 am

Deal is done. Kimi is a Ferrari driver.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by navycook75 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:12 am

Milan655 wrote:Deal is done. Kimi is a Ferrari driver.
At least he's going back to familiar territory.

I know there's going to probably be Ferrari team orders, but a Kimi and Fernando combo is probably something for the ages, but my question is, will this be enough to beat Finger Boy?
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Post by pennst24 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:16 am

navycook75 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Deal is done. Kimi is a Ferrari driver.
At least he's going back to familiar territory.

I know there's going to probably be Ferrari team orders, but a Kimi and Fernando combo is probably something for the ages, but my question is, will this be enough to beat Finger Boy?
Could be enough to beat Red Bull in the constructors since I don't see Danny Boy scoring as well as Webber.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by Milan655 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:21 am

navycook75 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Deal is done. Kimi is a Ferrari driver.
At least he's going back to familiar territory.

I know there's going to probably be Ferrari team orders, but a Kimi and Fernando combo is probably something for the ages, but my question is, will this be enough to beat Finger Boy?
The situation of Hamilton vs Alonso is much, much different. Hamilton, being the young driver making a debut in F1, made Alonso embarassed. Here there are 2 very respectable names who both have massive respect between each other.

But, unless the new Renault engine is a massive pile of shite, the Ferrari will have no chance. I have heard the new Ferrari turbo is no good, and with the new car I don't know.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by crl on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:46 pm

Massa has confirmed that he will not be returning to Ferrari next season.

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by crl on Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:20 pm

BBC Sport confirms what Milan said. 1-year deal, with an option for 2015. Alonso will stay at Ferrari.

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:10 pm

It's going to be hard to cheer for Kimi being that he'll most likely back to Ferrari next year. But hey, if it'll help him get another championship, I'm fine with that.

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by RACECAR on Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:47 pm

Just when I thought the current driver lineup for SHR In NASCAR was the craziest combination in racing, now comes this. I'm actually kinda interested in seeing how this goes though. Both drivers know how to carry a POS car on their back so maybe these two can be the ones to take on Vettel.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by crl on Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:33 pm


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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by Milan655 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:35 pm

He missed his only chance to drive with Ferrari. Bianchi will take Raikkonen's seat when he leaves, and once Alonso leaves/retires the favourite for that seat is Lello Marciello. Unfortunate for Nico, but then again he could find himself in a Lotus next season.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by crl on Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:46 am

I think he'll end up at Lotus. McLaren isn't going to let Button go off of such a bad season.

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:21 am

I don't care who you are, if a top team like Ferrari offers you a contract, you try to get that all taken care of ASAP. Can't feel sorry for Hulk losing out of a ride at Ferrari
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Post by crl on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:56 am

I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"

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Post by LadyKathy on Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:25 am

crl wrote:I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"
OMG! yes, this will be perf

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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:37 am

crl wrote:I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"
No he won't, he's going to Williams.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by crl on Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:57 am

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
crl wrote:I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"
No he won't, he's going to Williams.
Really? God, I hope Pastor stays, and Smedley becomes his race engineer. "Pastor, stop hitting people. It's not bumper cars."

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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by Milan655 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:35 am

crl wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
crl wrote:I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"
No he won't, he's going to Williams.
Really? God, I hope Pastor stays, and Smedley becomes his race engineer. "Pastor, stop hitting people. It's not bumper cars."
There's a chance he could end up with Johnny Cecotto too Laughing 
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:38 am

Milan655 wrote:
crl wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
crl wrote:I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"
No he won't, he's going to Williams.
Really? God, I hope Pastor stays, and Smedley becomes his race engineer. "Pastor, stop hitting people. It's not bumper cars."
There's a chance he could end up with Johnny Cecotto too Laughing 
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Post by crl on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:04 am

OK, so, is Felipe saying that Alonso is a better teammate than Schumi, or driver? Or both?

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/15/massa-alonso-even-better-than-schumacher/

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Post by PYLrulz on Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:58 am

Milan655 wrote:
crl wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
crl wrote:I just realized that Rob Smedley is now going to be Raikkonen's engineer (I assume).

Rob: "Kimi, turn down brake bias a bit."

Kimi: "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!"

Rob: "OK. I mean, I'm just the f**kin' race engineer, what the f**k do I know?"
No he won't, he's going to Williams.
Really? God, I hope Pastor stays, and Smedley becomes his race engineer. "Pastor, stop hitting people. It's not bumper cars."
There's a chance he could end up with Johnny Cecotto too Laughing 
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:00 pm

crl wrote:OK, so, is Felipe saying that Alonso is a better teammate than Schumi, or driver? Or both?

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/15/massa-alonso-even-better-than-schumacher/
Seems like he says Alonso is a better driver, which I agree with.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:24 pm

Milan655 wrote:
crl wrote:OK, so, is Felipe saying that Alonso is a better teammate than Schumi, or driver? Or both?

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/15/massa-alonso-even-better-than-schumacher/
Seems like he says Alonso is a better driver, which I agree with.
Can't say I agree with this, but to each his own.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by Milan655 on Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:07 pm

PackerMan71 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
crl wrote:OK, so, is Felipe saying that Alonso is a better teammate than Schumi, or driver? Or both?

http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/15/massa-alonso-even-better-than-schumacher/
Seems like he says Alonso is a better driver, which I agree with.
Can't say I agree with this, but to each his own.
My opinion is that Schumacher had very strong cars always, while Alonso deals with a weaker car more often. Of course, they do always so that the best driver is in the best car though.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by RACECAR on Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:26 pm

How often has Schumacher had a bad car throughout his F1 career? How often did he have to muscle a car and carry it to a podium or a win? I don't ever recall him doing that.
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Post by Metro 6r4 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:22 am

RACECAR wrote:How often has Schumacher had a bad car throughout his F1 career? How often did he have to muscle a car and carry it to a podium or a win? I don't ever recall him doing that.
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Re: The "Kimi to Ferrari" thing is getting really wacky right now

Post by Milan655 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:18 pm

Hulkenberg appeared on the Drivers Press Conference list with Lotus beside his name. Typo or genuine?
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