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#1 kosmos

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:30

http://www.abc.es/20...0908051428.html

Announcement in Valencia.



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#2 Pato

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:36

Umm wtf? All I got was this stupid dating website for shirtlifters.

#3 big x

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:44

Umm wtf? All I got was this stupid dating website for shirtlifters.


Because in Spain they have gridboys instead of gridgirls... :smoking:

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#4 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:45

Umm wtf? All I got was this stupid dating website for shirtlifters.

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#5 FI-Addict

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:46

Umm wtf? All I got was this stupid dating website for shirtlifters.

You've to click on the sentence in the top right corner to skip ad. I don't know how reliable that site is but if true I'd say it will only be a one year deal to get started with an experienced driver in their ranks

#6 kosmos

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:50

You've to click on the sentence in the top right corner to skip ad. I don't know how reliable that site is but if true I'd say it will only be a one year deal to get started with an experienced driver in their ranks


The source is reliable, is a serious newspaper in Spain and the deal is for 2 years.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 16:56

The source is reliable, is a serious newspaper in Spain and the deal is for 2 years.

Really? That is surprising. Alguersuari must be a future target, maybe to replace De La Rosa for 2012.

Edited by FI-Addict, 06 August 2009 - 17:01.


#8 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 00:56

De la Rosa has pretty much been expected. He's the only experienced Spanish driver with any recent racing experience when he took over from Juan More Pie Montoya at McLaren.

I'm curious as to who his other driver will be. Campos recently said - and I'm afraid I don't have a source to back this one up - that he's looking at a driver who will open new markets. I'm guessing that means vitaly Petrov, but I've been wrong before.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:06

^ The source is in the Campos team thread.

Petrov would be the natural choice it seems. He did drive in the Campos team for 2 years and is driving in the Campos replacement team this year in GP2.

Anyway, good to see De La Rosa back on the grid.

#10 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:18

I know the source was the Campos team thread, but I'm reasonably sure there was a link posted in it.

Petrov would be the natural choice it seems. He did drive in the Campos team for 2 years and is driving in the Campos replacement team this year in GP2.

That's always been my line. Robert Kubica has brought Formula One to Eastern Europe, and with a talented Russian driver not only waiting in the wings, but closely associated with one of the new teams (and with his current team-mate likely to join Renault), Campos would be mad not to sign him. I know the names Rodriguez, Villa and Clos were bandied about because they're Spanish, but they've got nothing.

#11 Sabre1977

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:10

I know the source was the Campos team thread, but I'm reasonably sure there was a link posted in it.

That's always been my line. Robert Kubica has brought Formula One to Eastern Europe, and with a talented Russian driver not only waiting in the wings, but closely associated with one of the new teams (and with his current team-mate likely to join Renault), Campos would be mad not to sign him. I know the names Rodriguez, Villa and Clos were bandied about because they're Spanish, but they've got nothing.



Well , From my point of view Roldan Rodiguez and Javi Villa are average drivers, not F-1 material. Even Andy Soucek (Leader of Formula 2 series) deserves more a F-1 seat.

The future spanish Formula One driver, with Campos Meta or another team (Maybe Manor), probably will be Roberto Merhi (A very talented driver).

#12 potmotr

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:17

Pedro de la Rosa sounds like a very nice chap, and I'm sure he's hugely popular in Spain.

But as an F1 driver he's never been anything other than average.

He showed this once he finally got his hands on a McLaren in 2006.

He was blown away by Raikkonen.

And PdlR is no spring chicken anymore.

I think there are better options out there.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:30

Pedro de la Rosa sounds like a very nice chap, and I'm sure he's hugely popular in Spain.

But as an F1 driver he's never been anything other than average.

He showed this once he finally got his hands on a McLaren in 2006.

He was blown away by Raikkonen.

And PdlR is no spring chicken anymore.

I think there are better options out there.


i think you're wrong
De La Rosa is a great option...

he's got a huge amount of experience, he's a good car developer, he's got experience at a huge team, he knows how f1 works at the highest echelons..

campos arn't going to be fighting for wins anyway. what they need is a good steady exoerienced driver, and that's what De La Rosa is

#14 potmotr

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:32

i think you're wrong
De La Rosa is a great option...

he's got a huge amount of experience, he's a good car developer, he's got experience at a huge team, he knows how f1 works at the highest echelons..

campos arn't going to be fighting for wins anyway. what they need is a good steady exoerienced driver, and that's what De La Rosa is


I think there are better options out there who will also be on the market.

Nick Heidfeld has all the attributes you speak of.

So does Rubens Barrichello.

And I think both of this guys have far more raw pace than PdlR.


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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:40

He showed this once he finally got his hands on a McLaren in 2006.

He was blown away by Raikkonen.


Like Montoya in 2006.

With Montoya as team mate, Kimi 39 points, Monty 26 (Ratio 1,5 points Kimi - 1 point Montoya)
With De La Rosa as team mate, Kimi 26 points, PDLR 19 (Ratio 1,36 points Kimi- 1 point DLR)

There are some worse examples this year......


And PdlR is no spring chicken anymore.

True.


I think there are better options out there.


If you want a spanish driver (As Adrian Campos wants), Without FA and Alguersuari avaliable, is the most logical choice.




#16 potmotr

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:43

If you want a spanish driver (As Adrian Campos wants), Without FA and Alguersuari avaliable, is the most logical choice.


True, that's a point I hadn't considered.

What is PdlR's profile like in Spain?

I mean, he's been a midfieldman at best during his career.




#17 Sabre1977

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:07

True, that's a point I hadn't considered.

What is PdlR's profile like in Spain?

I mean, he's been a midfieldman at best during his career.


Well, is a strange case.

PDLR has a very good profile in Spain, not for his Formula-1 carrer but his role as TV commentator.

Form my point of view, he has wasted his career as a test driver.

I rate highly Marc Gene (for example) not because his racing abilities (I think Pedro is more talented driver). Marc looked for another options when he was a Williams-BMW test driver (WSBR) , and as Ferrari Test Driver he gets a role in PEUGEOT Team.

Now, a second place in Hungary is the Top achivement of PDLR career.
However, Marc Gene is the first Spaniard to win the historical 24th Hours of Le Mans. A very good point in his profile.

Edited by Sabre1977, 07 August 2009 - 12:14.


#18 potmotr

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:10

I always felt Marc Gene was exposed a bit when he got his chance at Williams to be honest.

He was solid when he filled in at Monza in 2003, but was sorely off the pace when he got a chance in France and Britain the next year.

#19 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 13:05

Pedro de la Rosa sounds like a very nice chap, and I'm sure he's hugely popular in Spain.

But as an F1 driver he's never been anything other than average.

Having a race-winning driver is nice to begin with, but as a brand-new team, Campos are hardly going to have a race-winning car straight out of the box. Not even Brawn have that; technically, the BGP-001 is a re-branded Honda RA109. De la Rosa will offer what the team needs: stability and experience. They can build themselves around a competent and experienced driver, with a younger offsider - a rookie liie Petrov or di Grassi or Maldonado or whoever - alongside him. Once the team has been in the sport a year or two, they can start plumbing the driver market for others to join the team, people who can fight for points (or even podiums and wins if the car is good enough).

But right now, experience is so much more valuable to Campos than outright speed. They can get someone else for that in the other seat.