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Who would you like best?

  1. M Schumacher (163 votes [31.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.11%

  2. J Villeneuve (43 votes [8.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.21%

  3. G Bruni (2 votes [0.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.38%

  4. M Salo (4 votes [0.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.76%

  5. J Alesi (7 votes [1.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.34%

  6. D Coulthard (10 votes [1.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.91%

  7. G Fisichella (7 votes [1.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.34%

  8. V Luizzi (17 votes [3.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.24%

  9. M Gene (45 votes [8.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.59%

  10. L Badoer (32 votes [6.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.11%

  11. T Sato (26 votes [4.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.96%

  12. S Bourdais (63 votes [12.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.02%

  13. F Alonso (68 votes [12.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.98%

  14. N Piquet (13 votes [2.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

  15. A Davidson (24 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

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#1 Jason Burton

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:12

Please make your selection.

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#2 klover

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:13

FFS, I want Massa.

#3 mursuka80

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:14

Im not gonna vote.Who ever Ferrari decides except Alonso is fine by me.

#4 MichaelPM

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:14

I would of put Alonso but I don't want Alonso to replace Massa, I want someone to replace him for a short while and then leave him to it when he is full fit and ready to come back.

Edit* - so I voted Gene

Edited by MichaelPM, 26 July 2009 - 20:15.


#5 giacomo

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:17

Alesi is an option, but not Montoya? Just curios.

#6 Tosh

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:19

oh, come on guys. massa needs all the support and u guys threw him out of his seat. What if he recovers quickly, which i hope will be the case and he is ready to drive. Let's wait and see how the treatment goes and then look for replacement.

#7 fifi

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:19

i say bourdais

#8 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:20

Yuji Ide

#9 Jason Burton

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:21

Why do people want to see Gene race again? He's completely useless! :confused:

#10 andysaint

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:25

Badoer for several reasons
- He deserves his chance after giving Ferrari so much loyal service and being overlooked in 1999.
- Not MS. What has he got to gain? He's won everything there is and if he came in and bombed then it would be a complete embarassement. In light of recent incidents why would he take the risk? Especially in a car that is not really a contender for wins.
- Ferrari are not in a title battle so can afford to be a little sentimental towards Badoer. If they were in a fight there is an argument for MS or an active race fit driver.
- Not Alonso as surely the penalty will be overturned for Valencia.
- Ferrari are a 'family' and are unlikely to bring a 'name' in for the sake of it and firmly believe it will be kept within Ferrari. Besides Gene and Badoer know the cars, the factory and have no doubt been in the simulation countless of times.

......assuming of course Massa isn't fit to race. Although it's a while ago, Burti had a concussion, not as bad as Massa's in 2001 and missed the rest of the season from Spa on.

#11 dabrasco

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:26

Nelson Piquet :lol:

#12 undersquare

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:28

Fernando won't be available, Michael will say no. Of those who actually are available Davidson is by far the best.

There's simply no point putting someone in who they know isn't quick, they need wdc points and Badoer/Gene won't be able to get them.

#13 Longtimefan

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:30

Felipe Massa



#14 otoelpiloto

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:32

his f1 record aint exactly set the world alight tho in all fairness


it's all down to his cars

everybody said the same ##it on de la rosa, and the spaniard given the chance got his first ever podium driving a very decent car...so give gene this ferrari and will prove you wrong

#15 VicR

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:38

It's such an upsetting question to answer.

But I've already said Bourdais because he's the latest "no-grider", he knows the characteristics of the Ferrari engine and he raced as late as two weeks ago. He might not beat Kimi, or maybe he's diamond in the rough. But it's the sensible and logical choice. Afterall, the show must go on and points count towards the WCC the same.

Sad question to answer.

Edited by VicR, 26 July 2009 - 20:39.


#16 muramasa

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:42


Bourdais would be the safest bet.

btw isnt Bourdais manager Nicolas Todt?


anyway agree with VicR, sad to answer, very sad.


#17 Crazy Ninja

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 20:48

Felipe Massa


+1 Leave the seat empty till Felipe gets back.

#18 plastik2k9

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:06

With such a long time until the next race, they'll know by Europe how long Felipe will be out for. If it's short term, then perhaps Gene or Badoer would be used temporarily, but if it's for the final 7 races, they'll need to consider other options obviously. Bourdais isn't a bad suggestion, and I've heard of many links between him, his ex-team and Ferrari; being used to the Ferrari engine at STR, both are Italian teams, Nicolas Todt was rumoured to want to take over at STR a few years back, and is both Felipe's and Sebastien's manager, and of course, Seb has recent race experience in a 2009 car, which is unique among all candidates.

It's a question I hate to have to consider really, I'm still shocked at what happened to be totally honest. The sport has had it quite easy over recent years, and in a way, to us fans, it seemed fairly invincible to serious incidents like this. It was very unexpected is what I'm trying to say I guess.

#19 MegaManson

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:08

Jacques Villeneuve

1) 2009 regulations would be right up his street, I fully believe he would be challenging for race wins in the 2009 Ferrari

2) The commercial value for F1 and the PR and press the name Villeneuve on the side of a Ferrari again would generate would be immesurable


If he proves not to be up to the job he will have done no worse than Badoer and Gene but would have given Ferrari and F1 incredible levels of media attention and PR and ignited the passions of the tifosi

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#20 undersquare

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:12

I'm suprised at all the votes for Bourdais. I noticed when he span (which was often) he'd finish up pointing any old way. When the top guys spin they more often than not end up pointing the right way, even though we can't see how they've done it. Bourdais lacks talent.

#21 Rob

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:17

Bourdais lacks talent.


You don't become a four time CART champion without talent. Clearly he just didn't gel with the car.


#22 MegaManson

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:20

You don't become a four time CART champion without talent. Clearly he just didn't gel with the car.


Major exaggeration mate

With the exception of Paul Tracy the rest of the CART drivers he was up against would not even do well in a GP2 race, we had front runners in CART in the Bourdais era like Dan Clarke who had won bugger all outside of Formula Ford for instance, beating a load of bunny's is not a massive achievement for Bourdais

#23 undersquare

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:28

You don't become a four time CART champion without talent. Clearly he just didn't gel with the car.


It seems odd I know, but CART was a poor standard. All the F1 rejects who've gone there have been at the top, all the CART stars bar JV and Monty have floppped in F1. We have to judge Bourdais on what he did in F1 and it was poor. Too poor to be in a Ferrari, for sure. The car control isn't there.

#24 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 21:58

The car control isn't there.

but is it there for gene or badoer?

#25 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:00

Jason Plato

#26 Saturnus

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:03

Pedro De La Rosa!

But since that's not a real option I go for Bourdais. I would love to see him get a second chance to show that he's a good driver.

#27 jesee

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:04

Nelson Piquet? :rotfl: :rotfl: That would be the move of the century. The good thing is he would get the same car as Kimi :love:

Edited by jesee, 26 July 2009 - 22:04.


#28 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:09

Actually can we get Zsolt Baumgartner back?

#29 stevvy1986

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:13

I like the way the poll says at the top 'includes all serious runners'............is that some sort of joke?
Villeneuve? No chance
Fisichella? No chance
Bruni? No chance
Piquet? Are you for real, or just a joker?!

#30 SpeedRacer`

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:14

Ralf Schumacher

#31 Crazy Ninja

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:16

Actually can we get Zsolt Baumgartner back?


I really think Esteban Tuero is the way to go.

#32 undersquare

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:18

but is it there for gene or badoer?


No I don't think so. Given FA and MS can't then Ant is the only candidate I think. At least he might be fast enough. Especially with a kers car.

#33 skinnyman

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:30

Pedro De La Rosa!

But since that's not a real option I go for Bourdais. I would love to see him get a second chance to show that he's a good driver.


One who tested Ferraris stolen data along with Alonso :drunk:

#34 vivafroilan!

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:53

Mario Andretti! :)

#35 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:58

Major exaggeration mate

With the exception of Paul Tracy the rest of the CART drivers he was up against would not even do well in a GP2 race, we had front runners in CART in the Bourdais era like Dan Clarke who had won bugger all outside of Formula Ford for instance, beating a load of bunny's is not a massive achievement for Bourdais


Justin Wilson won GP2 in its previous incarnation, and also raced in F1 and wasn't out of his depth there.

#36 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 22:58

I really think Esteban Tuero is the way to go.


Riccardo Rosset FTW

#37 OnyxF1

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:07

I vote Jean-Denis Deletraz. Best driver ever.

#38 orges

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:11

I want schumi but thats highly unlikley he put himself out of this.

I think it will either be Gene or Alonso

#39 noikeee

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:13

What are Speedcar and FIA GT drivers doing in this list?

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#40 Mekola

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:15

My choice is Bruno Senna. But he isn't in the list :(

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:18

David Coulthard not getting a mention he's got to be a better call than JV

#42 tkulla

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:48

How about Jenson Button? They could offer him a bunch of $$$ and he could clinch the championship in Ferrari red and bring the #1 to them for next year. Too bad he's far too loyal for that.


With Renault suspended for Valencia, they really should bring in Alonso as a preview to next year.

#43 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 23:57

Stick the number 27 on the car and have Jacques try to win one for his father.

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 26 July 2009 - 23:58.


#44 Atreiu

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 00:16

Alonso, for Christ's sake, are you people serious?
Are contracts worth nothing and Briatore so stupid he'd let Alonso go in the middle of the season? I can imagine him explaining it to Carlos and the board...

Edited by Atreiu, 27 July 2009 - 00:16.


#45 irc

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 00:17

What about the Stig?

#46 racer-fan

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:28

JV of course.

The Tifosi would go crazy.

JV is a good friend of Massa and wouldn't be a threat to take his job.

JV being a romantic has always wanted to drive for Ferrari but Michael blocked it. (He didnt want anyone that wouldn't lick his boots)

It would be a real nice gesture in respct of GV and Jacques would do a fantastic job.

#47 MaxScelerate

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:30

It's Villeneuve that I'd really love to see back in F1 but as far as settling into a Ferrari in a month, I gotta vote Michael all the way.

#48 Kenaltgr

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:31

Schumacher shouldn't be on the list as he would never drive when he has to race a teammate for the first time in his career.

#49 Yellowmc

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:32

How anyone can vote for Bourdais is beyond me!

The guy did nothing in F1, got booted out of STR with his tail between his legs and now you can consider him for the best seat in F1?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:34

Schumacher shouldn't be on the list as he would never drive when he has to race a teammate for the first time in his career.



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: nice troll attempt