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#8351 carbonfibre

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:22

I would love to see them reunite but as it seems chris will get another role at Ferrari. But im sure there were some text messages between him and Michael the last couple of days.

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#8352 BRK

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:32

Would be great to see that happen but unfortunately I think someone else with get there first. (as was the case with Pat Fry) Maybe RBR...


Assuming Dyer is actually going to leave Ferrari,that is.

#8353 Longtimefan

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:18

Do yall think getting Chris Dyer to form a Schumi reunion is possible?



I hope so, that would be great!


#8354 TheMortalBard

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:22

Has Mark Slade been confirmed as Schuey's engineer or is that still a rumour ?

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:43

Has Mark Slade been confirmed as Schuey's engineer or is that still a rumour ?


confirmed a long time ago

Ferrari is not going to assist in putting together a new dream team at Merc, u can be sure about that.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:34

Could somebody who has the latest autosport magazine summarize what´s written in the new edition about Michael? That would be nice

Edited by Urawa, 06 January 2011 - 10:39.


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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:41

Could somebody who has the latest autosport magazine summarize what´s written in the new edition about Michael? That would be nice

I'll second that! :up:

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:29

I'll second that! :up:


I just read it. It doesn't say anything different from what has already been published. MS struggled with using his front tires. Not because they were narrow but because the car itself lacked front end grip. He was as fast or faster than Nico in the fast corners but suffered with the balance in the slow ones. There is a common theme though. He hasn't lost his speed but perhaps his unique way of braking and accelerating didn't work well for him in this car. There is a short interview with Nico. Nothing special there either. It's the usual " We are on equal footing" " I hope for a better 2011" " I hate the name Britney" .. yada yada. How the hell does he look good in all the pics ? (Do not comment about a 'bromance')

The one thing that did catch my eye was a mention of how the MGP W02 has already exceeded the team's downforce level targets. Another member posted this in the W02 thread and I can confirm that the article says so.

#8359 ivand911

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:43

First, welcome TheMortalBard and thanks for your help about Autosport articles.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 13:01

First, welcome TheMortalBard and thanks for your help about Autosport articles.


Thanks Ivan and you are welcome :)

#8361 7timesbetterthantherest

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 15:22

Great Schumi montage with Terminator 2 music :



:up:

Go Michael !

#8362 Spa95

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 15:58

I just read it. It doesn't say anything different from what has already been published. MS struggled with using his front tires. Not because they were narrow but because the car itself lacked front end grip. He was as fast or faster than Nico in the fast corners but suffered with the balance in the slow ones. There is a common theme though. He hasn't lost his speed but perhaps his unique way of braking and accelerating didn't work well for him in this car. There is a short interview with Nico. Nothing special there either. It's the usual " We are on equal footing" " I hope for a better 2011" " I hate the name Britney" .. yada yada. How the hell does he look good in all the pics ? (Do not comment about a 'bromance')

The one thing that did catch my eye was a mention of how the MGP W02 has already exceeded the team's downforce level targets. Another member posted this in the W02 thread and I can confirm that the article says so.

Thanks :up:

#8363 Tarzaan

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 18:18

Your Top F1 Driver of the Decade


1. Michael Schumacher 8.497

2. Lewis Hamilton 7.595
3. Mika Hakkinen 7.511

4. Fernando Alonso 7.367
5. Kimi Raikkonen 7.265
6. Sebastian Vettel 6.961
7. Robert Kubica 6.374
8. Mark Webber 6.174
9. Jenson Button 6.023
10. Juan-Pablo Montoya 5.632

http://www.crash.net...the_decade.html

#8364 Callisto

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 19:09

i would generally agree with the poll

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 23:28

I'd say that pole is a load of shite. Hamilton and Mika above Alonso and Kimi? :rotfl:

Michael scores 4 wdc to one persons 2 and 4 others 1 and is only considered a bit under 1 point above everybody else...

Put this another way, until early 2009, Michael had won more races in this decade then every other driver combined.

#8366 Frans

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:57

... yeah ... what>? wow? ...

ok ... wow..

happy now? .... Schumacher sucks, ... if you know it, ... but if you don't, he could be your "hero" and/or "god" one 4 wheels. You know what? WAKE UP YOU FOOL!

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:55

I'd say that pole is a load of shite. Hamilton and Mika above Alonso and Kimi? :rotfl:

Michael scores 4 wdc to one persons 2 and 4 others 1 and is only considered a bit under 1 point above everybody else...

Put this another way, until early 2009, Michael had won more races in this decade then every other driver combined.


Erm yes, IHMO, Mika & LH should be above Alonso & KR. Perhaps you forgot who MH is? The ice-cool finn, the real one. :rolleyes:


As for LH vis FA, the 2007 season speak for itself! :cool:

Edited by emburmak, 07 January 2011 - 03:56.


#8368 arknor

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:00

Erm yes, IHMO, Mika & LH should be above Alonso & KR. Perhaps you forgot who MH is? The ice-cool finn, the real one. :rolleyes:


As for LH vis FA, the 2007 season speak for itself! :cool:

LH makes far to many rookie mistakes to be as high as he is

#8369 salamin

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:48

Erm yes, IHMO, Mika & LH should be above Alonso & KR. Perhaps you forgot who MH is? The ice-cool finn, the real one. :rolleyes:


well mika was in his prime in the 90s, and this poll goes for 00-10

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 13:36

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 14:53

New Optimism: Schumi & Brawn shine again
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:59

Alonso sees Schumacher as main threat

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/88893

"There will be five world champions on the track and the most dangerous champion for me is always Michael," Alonso told reporters during Ferrari's winter retreat at Madonna di Campiglio on Thursday.

"Now in January if I have to choose one name I have to say Michael. He is seven-time champion, he has nothing to prove. He had a difficult season but he is still a champion.

"He is still super class and if the car is right he will be a contender," the Spaniard added.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:07

Apparently losing the championship was a bigger blow to Alonso than one could imagine. :lol: :| :eek:

#8374 Tarzaan

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:11

Alonso sees Schumacher as main threat

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/88893

"There will be five world champions on the track and the most dangerous champion for me is always Michael," Alonso told reporters during Ferrari's winter retreat at Madonna di Campiglio on Thursday.

"Now in January if I have to choose one name I have to say Michael. He is seven-time champion, he has nothing to prove. He had a difficult season but he is still a champion.

"He is still super class and if the car is right he will be a contender," the Spaniard added.



I have to agree:)


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other source:

Alonso sees Schumacher as biggest threat in 2011

http://en.espnf1.com...tory/38008.html

Edited by Tarzaan, 13 January 2011 - 12:12.


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:11

Ok, now Schumi is fuxxed...

#8376 MSf

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:25

Ah, well, I wouldn't mind seeing an epic 3-way battle to the title between Schumacher, Alonso and Hamilton. That would be fun.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:30

Alonso sees Schumacher as main threat

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/88893

"There will be five world champions on the track and the most dangerous champion for me is always Michael," Alonso told reporters during Ferrari's winter retreat at Madonna di Campiglio on Thursday.

"Now in January if I have to choose one name I have to say Michael. He is seven-time champion, he has nothing to prove. He had a difficult season but he is still a champion.

"He is still super class and if the car is right he will be a contender," the Spaniard added.


Dang .. I like Alonso's Zorro look !

MSC has to still deal with Nico but here's to a competitive MGP W02 :up:

Can't wait for Feb 1st. We are almost there.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:30

Schumi needs to worry about Rosberg first.... I think Alonso's comments are just mindgames directed at his most obvious rivals, Vettel and Hamilton.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:35

no shxt sherlock

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:44

Ah, well, I wouldn't mind seeing an epic 3-way battle to the title between Schumacher, Alonso and Hamilton. That would be fun.

The way 2010 season went I'll be disappointed if i don't see a 6-way championship battle.

Edited by Snuggie, 13 January 2011 - 12:45.


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:49

I just read it. It doesn't say anything different from what has already been published. MS struggled with using his front tires. Not because they were narrow but because the car itself lacked front end grip. He was as fast or faster than Nico in the fast corners but suffered with the balance in the slow ones. There is a common theme though. He hasn't lost his speed but perhaps his unique way of braking and accelerating didn't work well for him in this car. There is a short interview with Nico. Nothing special there either. It's the usual " We are on equal footing" " I hope for a better 2011" " I hate the name Britney" .. yada yada. How the hell does he look good in all the pics ? (Do not comment about a 'bromance')

The one thing that did catch my eye was a mention of how the MGP W02 has already exceeded the team's downforce level targets. Another member posted this in the W02 thread and I can confirm that the article says so.

I disagree, Rosberg spoke of how understeer is a big problem for him also and the only time that Nakajima was able to be quicker than him was when the car had excessive understeer, thats somehting i've not heard before

Schumi needs to worry about Rosberg first.... I think Alonso's comments are just mindgames directed at his most obvious rivals, Vettel and Hamilton.

He also mentions Massa has another potential rival :rolleyes:

#8382 Hacklerf

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 13:12

Hail Schumacher

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 13:32

I just read it. It doesn't say anything different from what has already been published. MS struggled with using his front tires. Not because they were narrow but because the car itself lacked front end grip. He was as fast or faster than Nico in the fast corners but suffered with the balance in the slow ones. There is a common theme though. He hasn't lost his speed but perhaps his unique way of braking and accelerating didn't work well for him in this car. There is a short interview with Nico. Nothing special there either. It's the usual " We are on equal footing" " I hope for a better 2011" " I hate the name Britney" .. yada yada. How the hell does he look good in all the pics ? (Do not comment about a 'bromance')

The one thing that did catch my eye was a mention of how the MGP W02 has already exceeded the team's downforce level targets. Another member posted this in the W02 thread and I can confirm that the article says so.



I believe this to be true. It is a personal opinion but I am of teh opinion that Schuey will look very good once again if the tyre/weight balance allows him to drive how he wants to.
Enough to win races- yes. Enough to win a championship again- I doubt it.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 14:37

I haven't seen this man guy for quite a while; it would be enlightening to hear from him how Schumacher will suck this year as well due to his non-existing talent.

All this praise from Alonso, happy faces from Brawn etc etc is so disturbing :drunk: :)

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 14:58

Don't be confused. It's the old tradition of naming some outsiders as your main contenders to play mindgames with the real challengers. Teams and drivers do it all the time. So put the breaks on the circle-jerk at least until Schummi wins a race.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 15:01

The most impressive thing is that by the end of the season Michael will be older than Jacques Laffite in Brands Hatch 1986 and Mario Andretti in Las Vegas 1982. In my reckoning he will be the oldest driver after Graham Hill, who was 46 in 1975, when he retired from racing.

Graham Hill at that age was long overdue to retire from racing, he could not qualify for his last two Monaco GPs, although Monaco was always the crown jewel in Graham´s career, having won it five times.

Let us hope that Michael´s fate in his 40s will be more benevolent.


Yeah, let's ignore the facts of him not driving competitive machinery in the last three years and the other fact that he was 7th in his second to last Monaco GP. :rotfl: :rolleyes: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 16:21

He also mentions Massa has another potential rival :rolleyes:



....if the car is quicker than the other teams :rotfl:


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 16:35

Pure mind games from Alonso.. nothing more.



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Posted 13 January 2011 - 16:41

Mind games? To who?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 16:44

Mind games? To who?


Hamilton, Vettel

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 16:52

Perhaps it is mind games to the anti Schumi brigade

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 16:58

I haven't seen this man guy for quite a while; it would be enlightening to hear from him how Schumacher will suck this year as well due to his non-existing talent.
Zoe

I was thinking the same thing, he disappear around the time Michael start to improve(around Japan). I don't miss him really. :)


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 17:08

Hamilton, Vettel



:rotfl: :rotfl: He didnt mention Hamilton and you declare this must be mind games? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 17:39

I think he will be not the only one driver who will say MS is his biggest threat. Or he expect Ferrari and MGP to have equal strong cars.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 19:44

....if the car is quicker than the other teams :rotfl:

That just would be Ferrari 1-2's led by Alonso

:rotfl: :rotfl: He didnt mention Hamilton and you declare this must be mind games? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Asked the same question Lewis would have mentioned Alonso

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 19:51

I think he will be not the only one driver who will say MS is his biggest threat. Or he expect Ferrari and MGP to have equal strong cars.

Lets get real Schumi never did anything special in the Mercedes, it wasnt that big a donkey, Kubica for instance in the Renault stood out much more than him in a comparable car, then there's Rosberg to consider who was consistently quicker than him. For Schumi to be a threat he needs the best car because in the present field of drivers he can hold his own but not much more, even in that case the driver to be feared would more than likely be Rosberg.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 20:09

:rotfl: :rotfl: He didnt mention Hamilton and you declare this must be mind games? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


Exactly.. he dismisses Hamilton and Vettel who are his main rivals. as much as I'd love to see Schumi grab another WDC I don't think the car or team are currently up to it. so yes, mind games by alonso.


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 20:28

I even believe that Mercedes payed Alonse to say that stuff, ... to make Schumacher feel more confident, or at least some of his fans, that he is "still in the game" so to speak, after such an non-excistent 2010 season for slow-Schumacher.



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Posted 13 January 2011 - 20:42

I even believe that Mercedes payed Alonse to say that stuff, ... to make Schumacher feel more confident, or at least some of his fans, that he is "still in the game" so to speak, after such an non-excistent 2010 season for slow-Schumacher.

Oh c'mon Frans not all of us have confidence issues and post drunk Youtube videos. :lol:

Although I find Alonso's statement rather strange.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 20:52

I even believe that Mercedes payed Alonse to say that stuff, ... to make Schumacher feel more confident, or at least some of his fans, that he is "still in the game" so to speak, after such an non-excistent 2010 season for slow-Schumacher.


Sure Frans, sure... :drunk: