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#2401 Francesc

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:15

It's been confirmed, one driver down for the Force India, Marussia and Caterham seat, many more to go..


I think he never had a real option to land one of this seats.

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#2402 Rosberg

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:16

Well no but the rumours will stop.

#2403 Dolph

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:19

I seriously doubt that. I don't believe for one minute that he would walk away from F1.


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#2404 Rosberg

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:00

So I go on Twitter and see people saying Bruno Senna's and Caterham's websites are down at the same time with Senna's having "Under Construction" and Caterham removing some sponsors. It is the Silly Season!

#2405 ed24f1

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:04

VAG would buy up the Toyota facility.


Ha! That would certainly be ironic considering the current situation in the WEC!

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#2406 understeer

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:00

formula1.com mentions Narain karthikeyan as a possible candidate for the remaining 3 seats with his good backing form TATA. This forum ignores him every year and in the last 2 years he has surprised every one here.
Add to one of the vacancies -just in case.

#2407 Francesc

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:09

So I go on Twitter and see people saying Bruno Senna's and Caterham's websites are down at the same time with Senna's having "Under Construction" and Caterham removing some sponsors. It is the Silly Season!


Caterham site is running now without Petrov's sponsors.

#2408 tabovilla

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:13

the plot thickens. ..

#2409 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:16

Petrov to Marussia and Senna to Caterham

#2410 race addicted

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:32

Petrov to Marussia and Senna to Caterham


Yep, that sounds likely now.

#2411 Fastcake

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:47

formula1.com mentions Narain karthikeyan as a possible candidate for the remaining 3 seats with his good backing form TATA. This forum ignores him every year and in the last 2 years he has surprised every one here.
Add to one of the vacancies -just in case.


We ignore him out of hope he'll go away if no one mentions his name.

#2412 KingB

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:20

Petrov to Marussia and Senna to Caterham


"His only chance to stay in F1, is Caterham. There aren't any other options." - Oksana Kossatschenko told confidently

#2413 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:23

formula1.com mentions Narain karthikeyan as a possible candidate for the remaining 3 seats with his good backing form TATA. This forum ignores him every year and in the last 2 years he has surprised every one here.
Add to one of the vacancies -just in case.

Lol are you Narain Karthikeyan?

I think people have been surprised he was still around last year, as there are better drivers out there than Narain. It's a bit of a silly list though, unless formula1.com know something others don't, as Kobayashi (who has ruled himself out this year), Alguersuari, Glock, Valescchi and a few others are there who don't seem to have any chance starting this season on the grid.

We ignore him out of hope he'll go away if no one mentions his name.

Maybe he's like Beetlejuice, say his name three times and he appears. Cucumber, cucumber . . . I can't bring myself to say it.

#2414 Sanman59

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:25

The 3 drivers with the highest budgets are Geido VdG, Luis Razia and Bruno Senna, according to Peter Windsor in F1 Racing, so I would not look too far beyond these for the remaining seats.

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Edited by Sanman59, 24 January 2013 - 12:28.


#2415 Rosberg

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:12

So now Alguersuari is confirmed to be the Pirelli test driver again, can he still be able to drive in Formula One or elsewhere?

#2416 understeer

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:42

Lol are you Narain Karthikeyan?


Yes.

#2417 onewingedangel

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:03

So now Alguersuari is confirmed to be the Pirelli test driver again, can he still be able to drive in Formula One or elsewhere?


DiGrassi will be racing for Audi in the WEC, so racing outside F1 is certainly possible.

#2418 Rosberg

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:06

DiGrassi will be racing for Audi in the WEC, so racing outside F1 is certainly possible.


Ah right cheers.

Has anyone else heard any rumours because all I heard is Senna to Caterham, Petrov to Marussia.

#2419 mprtc

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:10

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team

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#2420 just me again

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:30

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team


not the worst paydrivers out there. Much better than Petrov and Karthikeyan, wich would be my guess.

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#2421 Francesc

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:11

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team


Wow, so Di resta out :eek:

Can see a campaign on the british media starting soon.

#2422 nomi

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:21

1 week till car launch!

Who's it gonna be, and i though Pdr was already confirmed?

#2423 Steve99

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:22

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team


Can you link to this please? I've browsed the website and can't find a mention of it.

#2424 F1ultimate

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:26

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team


I will eat my left shoe and pigs will fly if that happens.

#2425 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:54

I will eat my left shoe and pigs will fly if that happens.



what is that you can see on the horizon?;)

#2426 Brandz07

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:07

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team


Interesting classing Petrov as Asian, I always think of Russia as European but I guess it depends on what part he's from?

#2427 just me again

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:08

1 week till car launch!

Who's it gonna be, and i though Pdr was already confirmed?


No i do not think Pdr is confirmed. They have included him in the list to FIA. But i do not think they actually have signed him yet.

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#2428 tanechka

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:17

Interesting classing Petrov as Asian, I always think of Russia as European but I guess it depends on what part he's from?

Well, he is from Vyborg, that's definitely Europe (not far from the border to Finland).

#2429 BackmarkerUK

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:23

Interesting classing Petrov as Asian, I always think of Russia as European but I guess it depends on what part he's from?


For GP2 Asia purposes Russia and Turkey were classified as non-European countries.

The last time (I think) a team had an all-Asian line-up was the 2010 British Grand Prix - HRT fielded Karun Chandhok and Sakon Yamamoto.

Edited by BackmarkerUK, 25 January 2013 - 10:24.


#2430 Anderis

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:27

Well, he is from Vyborg, that's definitely Europe (not far from the border to Finland).

You can add that Vyborg was actually a Finnish city between World War I and II.

I would clasify Petrov as an European driver, but when the country lies on 2 continents, there is always some room for interpretation.;)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:46

According to today's times of india - Petrov and Kobayashi are on the verge on signing with force india ... that will make an all asian team


What's the source of it?
I cannot find article at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...

#2432 Rosberg

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:59

I doubt Petrov and Kobayashi would join Force India but would love to see Kamui in a Force India :p

#2433 lustigson

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:06

For GP2 Asia purposes Russia and Turkey were classified as non-European countries.


Which, measured in land area, they are.

#2434 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:43

I doubt Petrov and Kobayashi would join Force India but would love to see Kamui in a Force India :p

I'd love to see that too. The longer this goes on, I wonder if there's going to be a driver pairing like this from out of the blue.

You can add that Vyborg was actually a Finnish city between World War I and II.

I seem to be learning more bits of historical trivia on this board than watching the History Channel with their collection of Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and other rubbish :lol: . :up:

I would clasify Petrov as an European driver, but when the country lies on 2 continents, there is always some room for interpretation.;)

I think for the all daffy comments he's made, Sepp Blatter said it best saying 'Russia is a continent in itself'.

Yes, I think that's quite true; a lot of people got pissed off with the unwarranted level of praise and took great pleasure in seeing his 'downfall', but to be fair the hype wasn't largely his fault, even if it's gone to his head a touch. Human nature I'm afraid; I used to enjoy watching Andy Murray but, as a general big fan of the sport, the more Sky Sports make him the be all and end all of tennis the more I want to see him lose.

When was the last time a British player made it to three or more consecutive grand slam finals * ? For that, I can forgive Sky and the BBC for their excessive hype of the man.

* It was Fred Perry who made it to five consecutive finals, between 1933 - 34.

Edited by TheUltimateWorrier, 25 January 2013 - 14:06.


#2435 Shiroo

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:45

so if Petrov and Koba do FI then what aobut di Resta?

#2436 katmen

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:05

so if Petrov and Koba do FI then what aobut di Resta?


to dtm?


this silly season is like mexican telenovelas, long and never ending....

#2437 Rosberg

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:04

http://666kb.com/i/c...hjom5eghzc9.jpg

Photoshopped?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:06

http://666kb.com/i/c...hjom5eghzc9.jpg

Photoshopped?

A 3 second check of the official site would say yes.

#2439 HaydenFan

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:07

http://666kb.com/i/c...hjom5eghzc9.jpg

Photoshopped?


Of course. That pic is from his Hispania days, and I don't think they'll throw a pic on their site they got off google.

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#2440 Rosberg

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 16:17

Of course. That pic is from his Hispania days, and I don't think they'll throw a pic on their site they got off google.


Yeah, thought it was a silly question :lol:

Then again, I suppose the Charles Pic image could be fake because it's from his Marussia days. I haven't checked their website. Also, I want that person to send us a link about Petrov and Kobayashi to Force India.

#2441 KinoNoNo

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:17

I give this latest rumour as much credence as the Koba to be the Pirelli tester, i.e not very likely.

#2442 matthewf1

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:09

Well it's the Force India launch in 2 days and they have still not announced any drivers, so who exactly will be unveiling the car on Friday? Vijay Mallya and Bob Fernley? Why have they left it so late? Sorting a Ferrari engine deal? Problems with Mallya in India? Are they looking for someone who will bring the most money?

#2443 Rosberg

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:10

Well it's the Force India launch in 2 days and they have still not announced any drivers, so who exactly will be unveiling the car on Friday? Vijay Mallya and Bob Fernley? Why have they left it so late? Sorting a Ferrari engine deal? Problems with Mallya in India? Are they looking for someone who will bring the most money?


It certainly is a mystery. Worried about Caterham and Marussia as well but I'm sure they will announce a driver soon.

#2444 understeer

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:07

Does anyone know if Marussia have new car ready for the tests ?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:35

i forgot that force india has an announcement to make , if they are really looking for talent as they say , they would have announced the drivers by now , surely a talent doesn't take 3 months to evaluate , right ?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:40

i forgot that force india has an announcement to make , if they are really looking for talent as they say , they would have announced the drivers by now , surely a talent doesn't take 3 months to evaluate , right ?


engine deal will decide the seat....

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:08

Even though I suspect it won't happen, I thought, let's do something crazy, and add Scorpion Racing to the 2013 roster.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Red Bull Racing RB9 – Renault RS27-2013
Team Principal: Christian Horner; Technical Director: Adrian Newey
1. Sebastian Vettel (on a long-term deal through '14, perhaps with options)
2. Mark Webber (another one-year deal)

Scuderia Ferrari
Ferrari F138 – Ferrari 056
Team Principal: Stefano Domenicali ; Technical Director: Pat Fry
3. Fernando Alonso (contracted through '16)
4. Felipe Massa (stays on for yet another season)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
McLaren MP4-28 – Mercedes FO108Z1
Team Principal: Martin Whitmarsh ; Technical Director: Paddy Lowe, Neil Oatley
5. Jenson Button (contracted through '13 with option for '14)
6. Sergio Pérez (on a multi-year contract)

Lotus F1 Team
Lotus E21 – Renault RS27-2013
Team Principal: Eric Boullier ; Technical Director: James Allison
7. Kimi Räikkönen (contracted through '13)
8. Romain Grosjean (confirmed for a 2nd season)

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Mercedes F1 W04 – Mercedes FO108Z1
Team Principal: Ross Brawn ; Technical Director: Bob Bell
9. Nico Rosberg (on a multi-year deal beyond '13)
10. Lewis Hamilton (signed for '13-'15)

Sauber F1 Team
Sauber C32 – Ferrari 056
Team Principal: Monisha Kaltenborn ; Chief Designer: Matt Morris
11. Nico Hülkenberg (confirmed)
12. Esteban Gutiérrez (confirmed)

Sahara Force India F1 Team
Force India VJM06 – Mercedes FO108Z
Team Principal: Vijay Mallya ; Technical Director: Andrew Green
14. Paul Di Resta (current driver; has a long-term deal, according to Wikipedia)
15. Adrian Sutil (rumoured; former driver)
Jaime Alguersuari (rumoured)
Jules Bianchi (test driver and Ferrari junior programme member; said by Mallya to be in the frame)
Bruno Senna (rumoured)
Sébastien Buemi (rumoured)
Kamui Kobayashi (rumoured)
Vitaly Petrov (rumoured)

Williams F1 Team
Williams FW35 – Renault RS27-2013
Team Principal: Frank Williams ; Technical Director: Mike Coughlan
16. Pastor Maldonado (confirmed; on a long-term deal through '14, perhaps with options)
17. Valtteri Bottas (confirmed)

Scuderia Toro Rosso
Toro Rosso STR8 – Ferrari 056
Team Principal: Franz Tost ; Technical Director: James Key
18. Daniel Ricciardo (confirmed)
19. Jean-Éric Vergne (confirmed)

Caterham F1 Team
Caterham CT02 – Renault RS27-2013
Team Principal: Cyril Abiteboul ; Technical Director: Mark Smith
20. Heikki Kovalainen (current driver; has stated that he wants to joing higher-ranking team for '13)
Giedo van der Garde (Caterham GP2 driver, said to have an F1 deal based on GP2 performance)
Vitaly Petrov (current driver; possibly on 2-year deal)
Bruno Senna (rumoured)
Jaime Alguersuari (rumoured)
Sébastien Buemi (rumoured)
21. Charles Pic (confirmed; long-term deal)

Marussia F1 Team
Marussia MR02 – Cosworth CA2013
Team Principal: John Booth ; Technical Director: Pat Symonds
22. Vitaly Petrov (rumoured)
Bruno Senna (rumoured)
Sébastien Buemi (rumoured)
Luis Razia (rumoured)
23. Max Chilton (confirmed; family trust fund allegedly buys into the team)

Scorpion Racing
Scorpion F112 – Cosworth CA2013 (2012 HRT car)
Team Principal: unknown ; Technical Director: unknown
24.
25.

Edited by lustigson, 30 January 2013 - 11:12.


#2448 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:50

Ferrari chassis name is the F138

#2449 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:02

Even though I suspect it won't happen, I thought, let's do something crazy, and add Scorpion Racing to the 2013 roster.

Scorpion Racing
Scorpion F112 – Cosworth CA2013 (2012 HRT car)
Team Principal: Jacques Villeneuve; Technical Director: unknown
24. Jacques Villeneuve
25.

I've added the team principal and driver for you  ;)

#2450 lustigson

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:12

Ferrari chassis name is the F138

I missed that. Consider it fixed. :)

Edit: oh, this is very fresh news. That explanes.

Edited by lustigson, 30 January 2013 - 11:16.