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Old 11-14-2010, 11:50 AM
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:41 PM
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Oh boy. Here we go again!

I can't wait for March 2011!
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:27 PM
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Four months is a short off-season, but I'm sure there will be action on the driver front ... and maybe a few teams changing names or ownership as well.
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How many days until the next GP? wonder what I'll do every second Sunday morning until then?


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Old 11-15-2010, 06:06 AM
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So, Vettel is going back to Abu Dhabi next weekend, to do the tire testing with Pirelli. Webber is going on vacation.

With the way that things fell apart for Webber, is there anyone that thinks that it might be possible that Webber will NOT drive for RBR next season?

That thought crossed my mind after qualifying on Saturday.

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For some reason, Barrichello is continuing with Williams next season, but Hülkenberg has been let go. Where will he end up?

Heidfeld is also unemployed again.

Lotus Cars Ltd is buying a stake in Renault, which also allows Kubica to walk away if he wants to.

And finally, Sir Richard Branson will be donning a flight attendant uniform for Air Asia, and working a shift on a long haul flight.


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Lastly, how long will it take for franka to find this thread?
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:07 AM
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How many days until the next GP? wonder what I'll do every second Sunday morning until then?
Is there a countdown timer somewhere on the web?

I wonder if anyone could write one for this thread!

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With the way that things fell apart for Webber, is there anyone that thinks that it might be possible that Webber will NOT drive for RBR next season?

That thought crossed my mind after qualifying on Saturday.
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Yes Webber will be out, should be out. He nevers was that good and has always been an ass on the track. He does not fit in with the team. Can him.
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Lastly, how long will it take for franka to find this thread?

It will take until now after reading about the last race which I did not see. Great God Vettle won. Hurray for him and RBR and time to loose Webber.

I was in Detroit on personal business and got home about 2 hrs ago and just read about the race for the first time. So that is done and its all 2011. So obvious.
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Allow me to be the first person to predict that if Kubica truly does end up driving for Ferrari, he will win the driver's championship
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Allow me to be the first person to predict that if Kubica truly does end up driving for Ferrari, he will win the driver's championship
Not with Santander as a main sponsor...
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:30 AM
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Speed TV is scheduled to show the race at 12 noon EST today. McLaren's Whitmarsh has said the track has no where to pass, that the end of the long straight should have a high speed corner and not a chicane.

Was the race boring due to lack of passing, aside from the championship suspense aspect?
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:58 AM
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Was the race boring due to lack of passing, aside from the championship suspense aspect?
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:00 AM
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Heads are going to roll in SF.

Good bye Chris Dyer... and Massa too?

Who said that Kubica would not drive for SF next year?
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Heads are going to roll in SF.

Good bye Chris Dyer... and Massa too?

Who said that Kubica would not drive for SF next year?
Kubica would be great for Ferrari but I don't think Ferrari is going to be great for Kubica. It's all about timing.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:53 AM
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Kubica would be great for Ferrari but I don't think Ferrari is going to be great for Kubica. It's all about timing.
And as we have repeatedly seen, being teammates with El Banco has never been a smart move.

It might even been worse with Santander than it ever was for Barrichello during his years as #2 with SF.
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That's sad but true.
Kubica would be perfect for SF, his character, all business no drama approach is what they need after team orders controversy. On top of that he's as quick as Alonso and more consistent, speaks perfect Italian and understands the culture, part that Kimi was lacking.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:14 AM
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That's sad but true.
Kubica would be perfect for SF, his character, all business no drama approach is what they need after team orders controversy. On top of that he's as quick as Alonso and more consistent, speaks perfect Italian and understands the culture, part that Kimi was lacking.
I would add that he is very skilled at working with his engineers, albeit that he can be quite negative at times! Ok, perhaps direct is a better word for it.

I could also see him doing well with MB or McLaren.
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Ferrari is going nowhere for several years w/o a wholesale change including the CO, whatshisface.

Mate*****z said that Webber would stay on in 2011. BIG mistake. Also that RBR would look pretty foolish now if they had backed MW 3 or 4 races back. How true.

Who here was for that strategy, pushing MW with Vettle in support?
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:40 AM
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I would add that he is very skilled at working with his engineers, albeit that he can be quite negative at times! Ok, perhaps direct is a better word for it.

I could also see him doing well with MB or McLaren.
McLaren definitely but not sure about MB, he wasn't happy at BMW and Stuttgart's influence on the team could create similar situation.
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Was the race boring due to lack of passing, aside from the championship suspense aspect?
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Yes.
That made me feel better for missing it. Tilke tracks suck, they should hire the guys that worked on Silverstone. Glad that I did not place any bets at Vegas!

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Kubica would be great for Ferrari but I don't think Ferrari is going to be great for Kubica. It's all about timing.
You think Renault will come back strong next year? Their engineers are pretty good; they had one of the most efficient F-Ducts. I get the feeling Renault/Kubica might surprise next year.

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And as we have repeatedly seen, being teammates with El Banco has never been a smart move.
Kubica is one driver El Banco "fears" and he's good friends with him. I still wouldn't want to be his teammate.
Massa must have been thoroughly demotivated. F1 drivers are ultra-competitive and as much as they want to drive fast and win, I don't think he was in a mood to help FA. I like Massa and Ferrari and don't really care about FA so I'm not complaining! And what was the deal with him gesturing at Petrov?? Did he expect him to move over I had predicted that Petrov would somehow manage to crash his car in to the podium, looks like he crashed FA's hope for a podium
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:33 AM
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Santander flipped Petrov off after they crossed the finish line.

Classy.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:38 AM
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Can't see Kubica going to Ferrari just yet . I'm sure they'll give Massa one more year to see if he can get his act together . If he had driven to his potential , thay could have beat McLaren in the constructors . Also , and obviously , Ferrari want a solid number two to back up Alonso . He is still one of the top three drivers (Hamilton and Vettel the others) and given the car and no more stupid mistakes from the pit wall , he can surely deliver the goods .

Renault came out with a great F-duct , but it took them most of the year and it all goes away for next year . I see them in a tight battle for fourth with Mercedes next year with Ferrari , McLaren and RedBull once again fighting it out at the front .

And yes , heads must roll. Looks like Chris Dyer will be the fall guy , but from the sound of it , he was the one making the calls from the pit wall so it's deserved .
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So what are the rule changes for next year I know f-duct and double deck diffuser banned, increased min weight, adjustable wings anything else. I hope they change safety car rules they just don't make sense we missed a lot of good battles cause of them.
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