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#1 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 15:12

Given that Honda has "given up" on their national hero, there was a protest in Toyko by the Japanese fans, do you think Toyota should take this opportunity to hire Sato from Honda? I reckon this will increase their domestic sales quite a bit.

maybe they can place Sato at Toyota or Williams (replacing Nakajima), what do you think?

isn't this a great idea from me? :wave: someone please connect me to the Toyota headquarter.

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#2 Uwe

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 15:18

Originally posted by Louis Mr. F1
isn't this a great idea from me?

No.

#3 mclarensmps

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 15:20

Think there is another thread on exactly the same topic somewhere around here...

#4 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 15:33

Originally posted by Uwe

No.


uuch ..... think deeper before answering ;)

#5 potmotr

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 15:35

The Super Aguri threads deal with this subject extensively.
But for the record, no, he's has his shot.
And in a topline car, the 2004 BAR-Honda, he showed he can't perform at the very top level and was nailed by Button.

#6 Rabbit123

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 20:40

Trulli Out - Sato In :up:

#7 sopa

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 20:42

Toyota should keep both of its drivers unless they get someone like Alonso. Glock will come good. Just wait and see. He could have done wonders at Turkey if suspension hadn't failed in qualifying.

#8 mclarensmps

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 20:42

Originally posted by Rabbit123
Trulli Out - Sato In :up:


:rotfl: You'd keep Glock over Trulli?

#9 giacomo

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 21:31

Originally posted by Louis Mr. F1
Given that Honda has "given up" on their national hero, there was a protest in Toyko by the Japanese fans, do you think Toyota should take this opportunity to hire Sato from Honda? I reckon this will increase their domestic sales quite a bit.

maybe they can place Sato at Toyota or Williams (replacing Nakajima), what do you think?

isn't this a great idea from me? :wave: someone please connect me to the Toyota headquarter.

Replacing a younger national hero with an older national hero does not exactly sound like a brilliant idea for me.

#10 pingu666

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 21:44

sato and glock, team overtake if you dare
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#11 firebone

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 21:47

Originally posted by potmotr
The Super Aguri threads deal with this subject extensively.
But for the record, no, he's has his shot.
And in a topline car, the 2004 BAR-Honda, he showed he can't perform at the very top level and was nailed by Button.


To be fair, Sato may have improved over the past few years. Massa is night and day from 2004 for example....
Granted, I would keep glock and trulli over trulli and sato.

#12 amardeep

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 21:59

According to the French magazine 'AutoHebdo', Takuma Sato will get a shoot out test this summer at the Renault F1 Team. We already reported that Steve Nielsen wants Nelson Piquet Jr. to up his game, but it now appears that the shoot out should decide on the replacement of the Brazilian. The magazine also reports that Romain Grosjean, one of the test drivers of the team, will participate in the shoot out.

http://www.f1technic...c31f5d16633a148

#13 Mauseri

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 23:13

Originally posted by firebone
To be fair, Sato may have improved over the past few years.

I'd pick Davdison ahead of him...

In the past Sato was slow and crashking. Now he is only slow.

#14 kamix

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 00:46

To be fair in the few races when the setup came together right, he was blindingly fast. The up down pace and even the crash or pass mentality reminded me a lot of Ralf S. I think a lot of people forget he didn't start racing cars until age 21. Most of the rookies have a decade of experience on him.

*end of excuse roll*

#15 Dom77

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:20

Renault and Sato link is a no brainer. Renault owns Nissan so theirs the japanese link $$$$ Dont think they put Grosjean in a F1 race this year if piquet jr gets booted.

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