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#1 Bartus Garoulaitis

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:48

Don't post rumours if you don't have a source? Well, he didn't call me personally and I did not get a written statement either but a source that I really can't quote told me that the FIA is already preparing a successor for Max and that the preferred candidate is Michael Schumacher. Hoax....? Put my head on the chopping block early july if this rumour is not supported by some evedence from official sources by than....

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#2 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:18

F1 could do worse.

#3 Mika Mika

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:19

Originally posted by OfficeLinebacker
F1 could do worse.


It allready is ;)

#4 Hacklerf

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:21

President Schumacher, i like it :smoking:

#5 Ferrim

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:21

Meaninglest.

Topic.

Ever.

#6 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:26

Would be just as bad as having Todt in charge.

#7 Buttoneer

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:27

Interesting. A thread worth bookmarking for the future.

Buttoneer (who thinks that Bartus has raised his head over the parapet by quite a long way this time and is impressed by the cochones, which are now in full view)

#8 JForce

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:39

Not a terrible option, but I don't know that I can see MS wanting to do it.

#9 Josta

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:43

I heard that rumour too. It is to be a close run off between the candidates, Schumacher, Stirling Moss, Fangio and Elvis Presley.

#10 Lifew12

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:44

Alan Gow's name crops up a lot in relation to this, too.

#11 Garagiste

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:45

Have my doubts I must say, but should it be officially denied soon then I'll believe it - actually I'll believe both the rumour, and that the FIA monitor this BB! :)

#12 Josta

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:48

Originally posted by Lifew12
Alan Gow's name crops up a lot in relation to this, too.


Don't you think his footballing responsibilities might get in the way?

#13 glorius&victorius

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:51

well at least he speaks proper German :)


jokes aside...I cannot imagine Michael sitting in an office the whole day, running from meeting to meeting, reading reports, signing letters, directing a team of analysts, and special advisors etc... I don't see him wearing a suit and uncomfortable tie everyday...



#14 Galko877

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:52

I don't beleive it, simply because IMO it's not something that MS would want to do.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:53

Originally posted by Josta
I heard that rumour too. It is to be a close run off between the candidates, Schumacher, Stirling Moss, Fangio and Elvis Presley.


Personally, my bet is on Homer Simpson.

You've read it here first.

#16 Lifew12

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:53

Originally posted by Josta


Don't you think his footballing responsibilities might get in the way?


being completelly oblivious to the world of football I had to google that one...

#17 stevvy1986

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:56

Originally posted by Bartus Garoulaitis
but a source that I really can't quote


the fact you won't mention names does make it basically impossible to believe you (no disrespect)

don't want schumacher in charge anyway,would most certainly be fans,teams etc saying its a bad move as things would be done in favour of ferrari more than other teams

#18 Frans

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 13:40

Would be the worst move ever for the Formula One circus.



It would lose credibility in a flash........................ All of it. :down: :down:

#19 Suntrek

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 13:43

MS is beginning to look like the Phantom - The Ghost Who Walks.

One day it's a MotoGP career, the next it's FIA president. What's next? Ferrari chief mechanic? (well, someone has got to replace Stepney... :D )

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#20 VoidNT

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 13:52

At least Michael would never get caught with 5 hookers in a dungeon :p

#21 undersquare

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 13:56

One thought is, what else does Michael do with himself? Nothing can replace F1, the biking is fun but dangerous and he's not young enough to heal quickly any more when the inevitable crashes come along.

At 40 he has to start doing things that are less physical and more cerebral, maybe he would go for it.

If he did, he'd get a lot of votes. Bernie wants someone pro-Ferrari because that's his big brand and he wants them in contention every year, the Ferrari people in FIA would want him obviously, the others would think at least he might be better than Todt, and all the FIA members in obscure far-flung corners of the world know who he is.

Not that I'm in favour, necessarily, but as unsubstantiated rumours go, it seems to me this one has more legs than most.

#22 shaggy

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 14:22

How will it help F1 to replace a neo Nazi with a cheater ?

shaggy

#23 hobbes

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 14:28

people complain that todt would be biased, so what about MS? :p i really doubt he would actually go for it

#24 Frans

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 14:33

I think not.

There is already a formal Press Release upcomming from the Anti-Schumacher forces, to ask Michael to not even think about it.

#25 kayemod

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 14:53

Originally posted by Josta
I heard that rumour too. It is to be a close run off between the candidates, Schumacher, Stirling Moss, Fangio and Elvis Presley.


The smart money is on Lord Lucan with Shergar as his deputy.

#26 potmotr

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 15:07

He wouldn't walk all over Todt's aspirations would he?

#27 Kooper

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 15:12

Originally posted by paranoik0


Personally, my bet is on Homer Simpson.

You've read it here first.



The smart money is on Elvis. The 'King' could obliterate a plate of jelly donuts in 1/2 the time it takes Homer ;)

#28 SlateGray

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 15:17

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk
Would be just as bad as having Todt in charge.


I totally disagree Todt would be totally wrong for the job but imho Schumacher would do a fantastic job and would NOT be overly biased in favour of ferrari.

#29 Orin

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 15:41

Originally posted by shaggy
How will it help F1 to replace a neo Nazi with a cheater ?

shaggy


Well, try to think of Mosley as a neo-Nazi cheater, then Schumacher begins to look a little better.

;)

#30 tifosi

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 15:51

Originally posted by stevvy1986
don't want schumacher in charge anyway,would most certainly be fans,teams etc saying its a bad move as things would be done in favour of ferrari more than other teams


They're saying that anyway, so why not.

#31 VoidNT

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 16:19

Michael is inexperienced in the politics and dealings of the FIA, he even has never been a member of the FIA, so most likely he will need a mentor/instructor, a 'right hand', for all those things... Guess who it will be? ;)

#32 Topweasel

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 16:42

Dick Cheney?

#33 alg7_munif

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 17:20

Originally posted by VoidNT
Michael is inexperienced in the politics and dealings of the FIA, he even has never been a member of the FIA, so most likely he will need a mentor/instructor, a 'right hand', for all those things... Guess who it will be? ;)

Aguri Suzuki :clap:

#34 DOHC

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 17:40

Originally posted by Topweasel
Dick Cheney?


Vladimir Putin? :)

#35 kayemod

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 18:01

Originally posted by DOHC


Vladimir Putin? :)


Gordon Brown?

He might be looking for a new job quite soon, but his track record won't read too well.

#36 Group B

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 18:08

Originally posted by Frans
I think not.

There is already a formal Press Release upcomming from the Anti-Schumacher forces, to ask Michael to not even think about it.

Will that be from your house or your Slate's?

#37 Scudetto

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 18:17

Originally posted by SlateGray


I totally disagree Todt would be totally wrong for the job but imho Schumacher would do a fantastic job and would NOT be overly biased in favour of ferrari.


Boy, oh boy is SlateGray going to be pissed when he finds out someone stole his computer and posted a favorable comment about Michael Schumacher. :lol: ;)

#38 ZZMS

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 18:20

Originally posted by glorius&victorius
well at least he speaks proper German :) ... [skipped]


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I'm glad I had finished my coffee before I read this

#39 Risil

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 19:15

I nominate Lukywill. With him in control the 2009 technical regulations might get a much clearer wording.

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#40 DOHC

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 19:20

:lol:

Sorry for laughing lucky, but the funny thing is the regs, not you!

#41 Beyond

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 20:01

Originally posted by Risil
I nominate Lukywill. With him in control the 2009 technical regulations might get a much clearer wording.

:clap: :smoking:

#42 SlateGray

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 20:09

Originally posted by Scudetto


Boy, oh boy is SlateGray going to be pissed when he finds out someone stole his computer and posted a favorable comment about Michael Schumacher. :lol: ;)


There are lots and lots of good things about Schumacher, but there are far too many singing in that choir already no need for me to join up.

#43 Josta

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 20:10

Originally posted by Risil
I nominate Lukywill. With him in control the 2009 technical regulations might get a much clearer wording.


Reg 13.1.5.6 : Nobody see where next car is relation to car that is ahead behind. Team bosses find something nothing where else pretty stars. In find nothing where to it hello colours otherwise find Alonso know Kimi.

:D

#44 ensign14

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 20:55

Pfft, some of us called it ages ago. Just got the year wrong.

#45 macoran

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 21:02

Originally posted by VoidNT
so most likely he will need a mentor/instructor, a 'right hand', for all those things... Guess who it will be? ;)


Why ???? is MS left-handed ???

#46 Chiara

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 00:14

Originally posted by macoran


Why ???? is MS left-handed ???


Hey :p there is nothing wrong with being left handed ya know :p some of the most talented people through history were left-handers ;) lets just ignore the fact that most of them were mentalists :lol:

signing off, a left hander x ;)

#47 Lada Lover

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 01:00

What happens if the fashion police find MS?

#48 ClubmanGT

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:53

Originally posted by Lada Lover
What happens if the fashion police find MS?


Then he will get some of zee punishment!

#49 Sakae

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:48

Originally posted by shaggy
How will it help F1 to replace a neo Nazi with a cheater ?

shaggy

I think you should be banned from this BB.

#50 Bartus Garoulaitis

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:30

How strange....somebody added a questionmark in the subject of this thread...will this be re-edited when(or if ofcourse) this rumour is confirmed to be genuine information?

Bartus(who does not think everybody likes this thread(t))