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#91 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Suomileijona 27.06.2012 12:37

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I'm fond of the grid girls. Especially that one that winked at me on live tv.



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I think that right now Lotus is the team for Kimi, but who knows about 2013 or after that.

#92 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Kurski 27.06.2012 22:45

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Could This Man Be The Answer For The Top Teams in 2013?

Date: 27th June 2012 at 3:40 pm

So where does Kubica come in now? His time at Renault was satisfactory in a season where he finished 8th in the championship, securing three podiums along the way. Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean seem to be holding the fort rather well for the re-branded Lotus team for the moment, so it is unclear what the future holds for him there.

So surely the only thing stopping him from returning to the sport now is his competition. What works in his favour is that the teams at the top end of Formula One are likely to go for a man of his experience and calibre rather than a prospect from GP2 or Formula 2 or 3. Though Ferrari are constantly linked with a replacement for Felipe Massa next season, Kubica is not the name being mentioned in those circles, as the young prospects of either Paul di Resta or Sergio Perez seem to be the way the Italians are looking.

However, the more realistic option would surely be at Mercedes, as anyone who has listened to Eddie Jordan’s high number of complaints about Michael Schumacher clogging up career time for others will know. Their results over the past few years would indicate they are of a similar or slightly better level than Sauber or Renault, when Kubica raced for them, so a possible return with the team would make a lot of sense.

Even though he could not have done much about re-breaking his leg in January this year, most would say that he should never have been allowed to take part in any other form of motor racing, which is where his initial injuries were picked up. He may not even be the same driver, though Schumacher showed on his Championship winning return from a broken leg in 2000 that it can look as easy as learning to ride a bike again. He should still be in Formula One today, but for a slice of misfortune. However, the last few years have been anything but straightforward, but let’s hope that Robert Kubica becomes one of the great success stories of Formula One, as he deserves to be, and not one of its’ biggest regrets’, should teams fail to secure his signature.

#93 RE: Silly Season 2013 by WHATEVER 28.06.2012 01:29

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Thanks Kurski.

I really liked Kubika. I realy wish he can comeback succesfully, not like Massa.

#94 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Sonny 28.06.2012 06:04

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It was a nice article to read.

Unfortunately, I feel the journalist is being a bit optimistic.. This sport is too demanding for a driver to return and be at 85 or 90.. He'll, even 95% of their former self to be considered an elite pilot. Kubica had the potential to reach that class. But I fear we will never know for sure. These injuries are too severe. I was skeptical when I read about his return being delayed by a full year (2012 vs 2013).. Now my skepticism grows even more after I read about him re fracturing a fracture. He has serious rehabilitation to even be a normal civilian. It's another story trying to reach the fitness of an F1 pilot..

I wish him all the luck in the world.. <img src=" title="holy" /> but I fear it won't be enough <img src=" title="" />

#95 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Kriss 10.07.2012 10:19

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What?

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Hamilton open to talks with Lotus amid McLaren crisis
Jul.10 (GMM) McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton “is ready” to open talks with Lotus, according to a report in the British tabloid the Daily Mail.

But Enstone based Lotus’ is just the latest name in the hat as uncertainty continues to surround the 2008 world champion’s future at McLaren.

Hamilton’s lucrative contract runs out this year, and while he is expected to ultimately sign a new deal, he is reportedly at loggerheads over the level of his pay and other details, such as the right to keep his trophies.

Hamilton has also expressed concerns about McLaren’s faltering 2012 campaign, after seeing his championship deficit grow to 37 points after a poor weekend at Silverstone.

Asked if he is worried the Briton is close to jumping ship after McLaren’s British grand prix struggle, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said: “No, I think he’s smarter than that. He’s got to want to stay in this team, which I believe he does.”

Whether Hamilton stays or goes, McLaren’s normal post-race technical debriefing at Woking on Tuesday is being billed by the British media as a “crisis summit”.


http://www.yallaf1.com/2012/07/10/hamil ... en-crisis/

#96 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Kriss 10.07.2012 11:09

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Martin Brundle ‏@MBrundleF1

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Mark Webber signs for Red bull for 2013. No big surprise there, suspect they needed to sign him up before somebody else did. Like Ferrari.

#97 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Denorth 10.07.2012 11:23

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Martin Brundle ‏@MBrundleF1

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Mark Webber signs for Red bull for 2013. No big surprise there, suspect they needed to sign him up before somebody else did. Like Ferrari.





same here

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101114

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Mark Webber will stay with Red Bull Racing for the 2013 Formula 1 season, the team has announced, ending speculation that the Australian could be in line for a move to Ferrari.



Well done Mark! <img src=" title="five" />

#98 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Sonny 10.07.2012 17:18

I agree. Smart decision to stay on at red bull.

One has to wonder what this means for Hamilton. I think this cements the fact he will be returning to McLaren. Red bull is out of the equation. Can't see him going to partner Alonso. Mercedes seems to be falling behind in development, nor have they looked like a title contender since becoming Mercedes. And I think the lotus talk is a smokescreen for negotiations with McLaren.

The only interesting move will be who replaces massa?

#99 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Spinster 10.07.2012 18:47

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And a kimi hamilton switch <img src=arts" title="hearts" /> <img src=arts" title="hearts" />

#100 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Suomileijona 10.07.2012 20:02

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What?

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Hamilton open to talks with Lotus amid McLaren crisis
Jul.10 (GMM) McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton “is ready” to open talks with Lotus, according to a report in the British tabloid the Daily Mail.

But Enstone based Lotus’ is just the latest name in the hat as uncertainty continues to surround the 2008 world champion’s future at McLaren.

Hamilton’s lucrative contract runs out this year, and while he is expected to ultimately sign a new deal, he is reportedly at loggerheads over the level of his pay and other details, such as the right to keep his trophies.

Hamilton has also expressed concerns about McLaren’s faltering 2012 campaign, after seeing his championship deficit grow to 37 points after a poor weekend at Silverstone.

Asked if he is worried the Briton is close to jumping ship after McLaren’s British grand prix struggle, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said: “No, I think he’s smarter than that. He’s got to want to stay in this team, which I believe he does.”

Whether Hamilton stays or goes, McLaren’s normal post-race technical debriefing at Woking on Tuesday is being billed by the British media as a “crisis summit”.


http://www.yallaf1.com/2012/07/10/hamil ... en-crisis/




I read this in Finnish and I was like what the f****! <img src=" title="mad" /> <img src=" title="finger" /> <img src=" title="rage" /> Kimistays there! Lotus E20 seems to be a very good car. <img src=arts" title="hearts" /> No Hamilton there! <img src=" title="rage" /> <img src=" title="finger" />

#101 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Sonny 11.07.2012 04:06

<img src=" title="there" /> Leijona.

Hamilton's management is making this public to put pressure on McLaren. Ron Dennis said publicly Lewis would have to take a pay cut to stay at McLaren. Hamilton's management wants to maximize the pay he can earn. There is a clear conflict of interest.

The only team ahead of McLaren in the constructors title fight with a theoretical seat for Hamilton is lotus. What other team could his management use for leverage in contract negotiations?

#102 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Ragingjamaican 11.07.2012 16:58

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2013...

The year that Buemi comes back with a...BANG!!!!!



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#103 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Olga 11.07.2012 17:07

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i really hope the moose comes back! :up

#104 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Sonny 11.07.2012 17:13

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2013...

The year that Buemi comes back with a...BANG!!!!!




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Great picture!!

#105 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Spinster 11.07.2012 17:53

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Also, some more info from same source - 'McLaren definitely want multiseason contract with Hamilton, Hamilton still considering it, but everyone has their price'.

If this guy is not all bollocks (could be he is, but fact is that he has a lot of contacts in F1, especially in McLaren), then:
1. Hamilton is in much stronger negotiation position than McLaren
2. Ron personally would not mind Hamilton leaving if Kimi comes back
3. The Button/Whitmarsh conspiracy thing is rubbish because McLaren now has to do everything they can to keep Hamilton (because losing him would make shareholders very unhappy).

Which sort of answers the question to OP - McLaren can probably afford to lose Hamilton, but its one of the last things they'd want.

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