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  • Kato
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    Curse my iPads spell correction. That’s Vettel

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    The rumour mill had been working on this for ages – if it’s true then they’ll have Vettel & Alonso together which could get ‘interesting’.

    ScottChegg
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    He’d be daft to leave Red Bull/Newey, unless the new engine regs make it a better proposition to go with an engine maker.

    Maybe Ham has the right idea after all.

    Ferrari have never been good at having 2 No.1 drivers. I see tears before bedtime…

    hora
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    Wow, Alonso has got nothing to gain from this. Interesting decision.

    wrecker
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    Another Alonso sulkathon coming up. It would be good if they kept Massa and sacked the stroppy get.

    atlaz
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    If he’s won 3 world championships with Red Bull (or even 4, who knows) by 2014, then why not Ferrari? Surely having a championship in the red car would cap his career off nicely? He’s also young enough to outlast Alonso there and finish his career if things go well.

    druidh
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    Alonso has veto power over driver selection at Ferrari so he presumably sees some advantage.

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    It will be interesting to see Vettel racing someone in an equal car, I suspect Alonso will come out on top, but I think its far from guaranteed.

    Kato
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    Apparently so

    Didn’t see that coming

    glenp
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    Hats off to Vettel for having the balls to go to Alonso’s team. Possibly by 2014 Fernando’s powers will be ever so slightly on the wane – although I doubt it. SV does have a better reputation in qualifying, which is FA’s sole weakness (ever so slight). On balance, I’d expect FA to win that battle. Interesting – wish it was happening straight away.

    BTW, all those that bang on about Alonso being stroppy are just plain wrong, imo. If McLaren had shown more wisdom in 2007 things would be very different now.

    glenp
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    BBC front page has already been amended to “might” join Ferrari (although story still says will).

    clubber
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    I think it’s fair to call FA stroppy to some extent – any time a team mate has beaten him he’s accused the team/etc to being against him (remember the very rare occassions that Fisichella beat him at Renault…?)

    But he’s a brilliant driver overall and I think he’s just that bit clever/more wily than SV and that’s what’ll eventually tell if they’re on the same team. It will be brilliant to watch though 🙂

    toby1
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    Apparently Newey and Horner will also be out of contract at that point, so there could be many changes coming round then. Could also be that they all re-sign for Redbull too.

    glenp
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    Instances of FA getting beat are very very rare. Obviously we can look at 2007, but no-one really knows what went on there. My own opinion is that McLaren should have stuck with Plan A.

    Premier Icon mos
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    It wouldn’t suprise me if Newey jacked it in. He wanted to go and design americas cup yachts when he was at McLaren but Ron managed to talk him out of it. Then Red Bull sent him up an an F15 to persuade him to sign for them. TBH i think he will be out of it soon as he’s pretty much done it all.
    Although maybe another regs change will keep him interested.

    glenp
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    Regs change is what Newey is crying out for – he wants more space to innovate.

    I’m still quite surprised by this Vettel story – it does leave Red Bull exposed. They have Webber for next year, but maybe they now feel the need to bring in a younger guy to get ready for 2014.

    I have to say that FA seems a bit more settled these days. I don’t know if that is because he is clearly the top driver in the team or whether he has just matured a bit. He still seems to have a bit of a grump in the car if things aren’t going well – or someone seems to have impeded his progress, but out of the car he comes across as a lot more balanced. Will be interesting to see if that changes if SV goes there.

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    Report on planet F1

    However, di Montezemolo was quick to deny the claims, insisting that two very strong drivers at Ferrari would cause more harm than good.

    “I’ve always said that I don’t want two roosters in the hen-house,” the Ferrari president told Italian radio station, RAI.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    Hamilton to RedBull in 2014, when he realises his mistake? Maybe teamed with Di Resta? Massa will be free too.

    hora
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    Quietly Kimi plys his trade. When will a big team take on Kimi again? Its criminal.

    Kato
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    Quietly Kimi plys his trade. When will a big team take on Kimi again? Its criminal.

    This, it’s only a matter of time I should think

    Extra points for his James Hunt helmet this year too

    hora
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    I’m switching allegiance from Lewis to Kimi for next year. From his debut I bought into Lewis then as another STW’er said recently, why can’t Lewis keep his helmet on, live in the garage and keep his mouth shut.

    Kato
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    Dare I say Lewis is more interested in being Puff Daddy these days. I’d like to turn the clock back a few years

    ScottChegg
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    When will a big team take on Kimi again? Its criminal

    Unfortunately, Kimi is a liabilty when it comes to sponsor appearances. He never says anything interesting, comes across as bored and miseable and is not exactly dynamic.

    His interviews after races are comic; every word prised from him is like pulling teeth.

    Lewis is more interested in being Puff Daddy these days

    Hopefully it’s a phase he’ll grow out of. Button was always know as a ‘playboy’ but he’s matured into the calmer figure he is now.

    Mind you, landing the luscious Jessica must have made him realise it was time to stop looking.

    Junkyard
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    as his recent move shows he wants money more than results and has fallen for his own hype

    hora
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    Unfortunately, Kimi is a liabilty when it comes to sponsor appearances. He never says anything interesting, comes across as bored and miseable and is not exactly dynamic.

    His interviews after races are comic; every word prised from him is like pulling teeth.

    I know, hes awesome isn’t it? Why can’t LH be like that? Someone mentioned Lewis is going to try rapping, Jeesus wept.

    Unfortunately, Kimi is a liabilty when it comes to sponsor appearances. He never says anything interesting, comes across as bored and miseable and is not exactly dynamic.

    His interviews after races are comic; every word prised from him is like pulling teeth.

    You’re right, but this makes me like him a lot. Perhaps to the point where sponsoring him would work, just to a different demographic? Miserable bastards perhaps?

    atlaz
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    Unfortunately, Kimi is a liabilty when it comes to sponsor appearances. He never says anything interesting, comes across as bored and miseable and is not exactly dynamic.

    It depends. When he’s passionate about something he interviews well but the same questions in years of F1 racing seem to have made it so he just clams up. In any case, I don’t watch F1 to hear them talk, just to see them drive and he’s certainly one of the fastest drivers of the last 10 years.

    Hamilton is a strange one; when he was in the junior categories he was a really nasty piece of work, arrogant and self-obsessed. I think as McLaren’s influence over him has waned, he’s started to slip back into it and believe his own hype.

    toby1
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    Kimi is only interested in 1 thing, racing. Sod it make that 2 things, racing and drinking.

    Fair play to the guy, he’s been consistently good this year.

    There will be loads of swapping round and Hamilton has made the move to be with a team making the engine it uses which will be important in 2014.

    Hulkenberg was great this weekend too – he needs a better drive than a Sauber, although they have also been surprisingly good this year.

    Kato
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    I fell in love with Kimi the day Brundle asked him on live telly why he missed Pele’s speech

    “I was having a s**t”

    scruff
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    Kimi is my hero, I think hes great.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0TQUcvqNFc&feature=related[/video]

    ScottChegg
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    mentioned Lewis is going to try rapping

    Oh

    My

    God

    hora
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    I know. I know.

    Junkyard
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    he is more Ali G than Ice T

    I am thinking John Barnes levels of rapping

    treemagnet
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    Love the interview with Kimi ..he makes me laugh!
    Fast guy , honest, no bull.

    scruff
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    Duet with Nicole ?

    hora
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    JCL
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    I don’t think Kimi will last much longer. KERS and DRS etc are already starting to cheese him off.

    hora
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    Dont say that. IF if finishes 3rd in the Championship itll be a wtf moment for team bosses..

    ziggy
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    It’s a crying shame that Kubica is still not in F1, he’s the man for the second Ferrari seat.

    As for Vettel, still not convinced, sure he has the speed, but the racecraft?

    I’d rather Ferrari went for one of the young guns and stuck with Alonso.

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    It’s a crying shame that Kubica is still not in F1, he’s the man for the second Ferrari seat.

    From recent reports I doubt we’ll see Kubica back in F1 at all. I think it will be touring cars or rallying from now on, although Pirelli have offered him their test driver roll if he feels he has sufficient movement in his arm/hand.

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