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#1 Murdoch

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:26

According to his recent 'tweet' we are to expect some BIG news over the next few days.....

Anyone know what this could be?

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#2 Andy865

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:28

Replacing hamilton.

#3 Disgrace

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:30

If there's a McLaren technical collaboration with a team such as Force India or potentially Virgin, they may stick Paffett into one of the cars as part of the deal.

#4 trogggy

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:30

Replacing hamilton.

I predict a very quiet and very sensible Gary vs Jenson 2012 thread. :D

#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:33

I bet it will be Mercedes related. Outside of F1.

#6 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:37

Indy at Las Vegas?

#7 Smitla321

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:39

He might have the Sauber drive?

#8 krapmeister

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:41

Is he pregnant?

#9 Ali_G

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:44

Is he pregnant?


Pffftt

#10 DarthWillie

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:44

renault drive, replacing Heidfed.

#11 Andy865

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:46

Pffftt


no no, paffet.

#12 dau

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:47

Maybe he gets a ride on the Virgin?

#13 Disgrace

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:48

Maybe he gets a ride on the Virgin?


It doesn't get old. :lol:

#14 ArnageWRC

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:04

Mercedes LMP1 car....???

#15 lambylamby

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:06

Maybe he gets a ride on the Virgin?


The virgin isn't a virgin anymore.... It's a MarussiaVirgin, and has been been banging up against a wall with a frisky Belgian.

#16 wrexter

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:25

Replacing Adrian Sutil at Force India :p



#17 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:31

That's about the only chance, and that's still a next to impossible chance because they have Hulkenberg.

Whatever happened to the Sutil drama anyways.

#18 hunnylander

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:34

no no, paffet.

No pafett. Paffett!

#19 purplejohn

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:41

maybe something to do with contracts at mclaren? jenson and lewis new deals?

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#20 bogi

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 13:08

Racing MP4-12c somewhere?

#21 undersquare

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 13:11

Racing MP4-12c somewhere?


Good guess I'd say.

Not F1 anyway, he's slower than Pedro.

#22 Murdoch

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 19:58

Good guess I'd say.

Not F1 anyway, he's slower than Pedro.


Really? If thats true then i'm gutted. Pedro was never 'lightnin' in his prime, nowadays its his experience that keeps him in the 'game'.

Paffett really slower?

You know Paffett holds the lap record round Rye House in a 'Max'?......

don't think Pedro does.

#23 Murdoch

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 19:58

Good guess I'd say.

Not F1 anyway, he's slower than Pedro.


Really? If thats true then i'm gutted. Pedro was never 'lightnin' in his prime, nowadays its his experience that keeps him in the 'game'.

Paffett really slower?

You know Paffett holds the lap record round Rye House in a 'Max'?......

don't think Pedro does.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 20:06

I wonder if he'll ever race in F1. For years now, I've spent the offseason wondering if anyone will take a shot on him, but I can't see it happening unless Button or Hamilton are injured for a race or two, and even then, you'd think McLaren might use someone like Hulkenberg or Grosjean instead, taking a clue from Ferrari's experiment with Luca Badoer.

#25 undersquare

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 20:11

Really? If thats true then i'm gutted. Pedro was never 'lightnin' in his prime, nowadays its his experience that keeps him in the 'game'.

Paffett really slower?

You know Paffett holds the lap record round Rye House in a 'Max'?......

don't think Pedro does.


Pedro said Gary had never been quicker in all the testing they did.

And Mac have a mountain of data on him, with no hint of a drive. So GT3 could be his spot I think.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 20:24

According to his recent 'tweet' we are to expect some BIG news over the next few days.....

Anyone know what this could be?


Just had a look through his tweets and can't see any mention of "big" news, might of missed it but have you got a link? Mange tout.


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 20:34

Just had a look through his tweets and can't see any mention of "big" news, might of missed it but have you got a link? Mange tout.


seems to be off his twitter but is on his new facebook page
http://www.facebook....6473267?sk=wall

#28 joshb

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 20:53

I wonder if he'll ever race in F1. For years now, I've spent the offseason wondering if anyone will take a shot on him, but I can't see it happening unless Button or Hamilton are injured for a race or two, and even then, you'd think McLaren might use someone like Hulkenberg or Grosjean instead, taking a clue from Ferrari's experiment with Luca Badoer.


i think he should ave at least had an F1 drive years ago and proabably between his 2005 DTM win and 2007 was his best shot
had it not been for all the media attention through hamiltons meteoric rise through EuroF3 and GP2, Paffett would have probably got the drive. Not saying he would have done what lewis did but an opportunity of a top drive nonetheless
rumous suggest its a link up from Virgin with mercedes or something or other. I'd like to see him in competitive machinary but even if he just gets into F1, it would be great.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:03

Guess it is something with Virgin. Even though that will mean that Glock, D'Ambrosio or Wickens are out, that's sad as well.

#30 Murdoch

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:06

DiResta to Merc, Sutil contract to be renewed?

Hulk in at FI along with Mr Paffett?

(next season?)

#31 olliek88

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:09

seems to be off his twitter but is on his new facebook page
http://www.facebook....6473267?sk=wall


thanks! that is interesting, riding in the Macca GT car sounds most plausible to me, having a go with the Virgin is also an option but unlikely given that Custard is making a good impression with the it.

So many (bad) puns, so little time.

#32 robefc

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:12

thanks! that is interesting, riding in the Macca GT car sounds most plausible to me, having a go with the Virgin is also an option but unlikely given that Custard is making a good impression with the it.

So many (bad) puns, so little time.


I only just got the custard reference! I wondered what they were going on about on sunday!

#33 olliek88

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:15

I only just got the custard reference! I wondered what they were going on about on sunday!


:lol: , just had some Ambrosia ironically!! although it was semolina, not custard. So damn tasty!

Edited by olliek88, 14 June 2011 - 21:15.


#34 BigCHrome

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:24

There was an offer from Virgin for McLaren (or Mercedes but probably McLaren) to supply them the rear of the car in exchange of a seat for Paffett.

That is what Lotus did with Red Bull and Force India with McLaren but I don't think that a seat for Paffett would be enough. They will probably have to make some pay as well.

#35 Absulute

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 21:29

I like Gary, seems a good lad. I'd love to see him get an F1 ride, but I don't think that's on the cards.

#36 Mastah

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:10

legardj Jonathan Legard
New multi year Mercedes deal for @GaryPaffett - no wonder @markblundellF1 so happy yesterday. Good work for a top bloke



#37 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:16

Oh. Wow.

#38 Tufty

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:20

There was an offer from Virgin for McLaren (or Mercedes but probably McLaren) to supply them the rear of the car in exchange of a seat for Paffett.

I've now got this image of Whitmarsh carrying the rear end of a McLaren up the pit lane, and Branson carrying a seat the other way... :rotfl:

The partnership makes sense though, and would be a dream come true for Virgin.

#39 iiswills

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:27

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/92356


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#40 Disgrace

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:28

/F1 career.

#41 bogi

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:31

Im happy for Gary, better to rule in DTM than making fool of himself in HRT or Virgin.

#42 Tufty

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:36

Im happy for Gary, better to rule in DTM than making fool of himself in HRT or Virgin.

Sadly true. Although he certainly deserves an F1 seat, I don't think he'd be able to make a significant impression.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:48

\I think he would be better off anywhere in F1 than anywhere in DTM. Not so much of a big news then.

#44 Murdoch

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:26

\I think he would be better off anywhere in F1 than anywhere in DTM. Not so much of a big news then.


I agree, its basically "contiue as you are, we're happy with what you're doing".

thats not BIG news!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:32

Sadly true. Although he certainly deserves an F1 seat, I don't think he'd be able to make a significant impression.


Deserves? Why?

If he was considered good\fast enough for f1 then he would already have a seat.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:38

Deserves? Why?

If he was considered good\fast enough for f1 then he would already have a seat.


This.

Good for Gary - even if he isn't pregnant...

#47 Bloggsworth

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 13:05

That was a perfectly engineered anti-climax....

#48 Owen

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 13:08

That was a perfectly engineered anti-climax....

He knows how to use social media to create the perfect storm. in a tea cup. :up: :D

#49 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 13:22

No. He said something pretty meaningless and BB logic took over a Tuesday.

#50 Tufty

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 14:03

Deserves? Why?

If he was considered good\fast enough for f1 then he would already have a seat.

His opportunity was overshadowed by the big moves of Alonso, Raikkonen and Hamilton. Thus he was sidelined into DTM and a second chance never came up.