Jump to content


Photo
* * * - - 7 votes

2013 Silly Season


  • Please log in to reply
2822 replies to this topic

#2801 eronrules

eronrules
  • Member

  • 3,224 posts
  • Joined: January 12

Posted 02 March 2013 - 21:48

Massa will be replaced by Hulkenberg, Webber by Ricciardo raikkonen and Grosjean by a crash test dummy. :kiss:



we can Dream :kiss:

Advertisement

#2802 katmen

katmen
  • Member

  • 572 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 02 March 2013 - 21:54

I fear that lustigson should open continuous silly season in this turmoil time
I am sniffing some musical chairs in the bottom teams this year

start of Brazil GP will be ultimate end of 2013 silly season

#2803 billm99uk

billm99uk
  • Member

  • 2,939 posts
  • Joined: February 05

Posted 02 March 2013 - 23:33

Well, there you have it: Razia out and Bianchi in at Marussia. The 2013 Silly Season is now over. Or at least it should be.;)


Have all the cheques cleared now? :p


#2804 Jimisgod

Jimisgod
  • Member

  • 2,772 posts
  • Joined: July 09

Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:16

we can Dream :kiss:


Vettel would poop himself though. :drunk:

#2805 SUPRAF1

SUPRAF1
  • Member

  • 365 posts
  • Joined: May 12

Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:43

Too bad the top drivers are in separate teams. Would've been nice to see them paired up :p.

#2806 Les

Les
  • Member

  • 2,069 posts
  • Joined: January 09

Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:06

Just seen a Ferrari tweet and picture where they are celebrating Jules Bianchi's new drive, quite right too that they should be happy and celebrate with him. However I wonder now that he is an F1 race driver if there is any further he can go with the Ferrari driver academy or if Ferrari were seriously considering him as a possibility for the future?

Edited by Les, 03 March 2013 - 06:06.


#2807 olliek88

olliek88
  • Member

  • 4,048 posts
  • Joined: January 10

Posted 03 March 2013 - 15:33

Just seen a Ferrari tweet and picture where they are celebrating Jules Bianchi's new drive, quite right too that they should be happy and celebrate with him. However I wonder now that he is an F1 race driver if there is any further he can go with the Ferrari driver academy or if Ferrari were seriously considering him as a possibility for the future?


I honestly think they are lining him up for a future drive, maybe not for another 3 or so years but i get the impression he's being groomed as a Felipe version 2.0. Might sound a little harsh on both but he appears to be pretty quick, quick enough, although he needs to prove that in F1 but because Ferrari have supported him for so long (just as with Felipe) he'll be grateful to them and maybe more willing to be, shall we say, "manipulated" if the need were to arise...

#2808 lustigson

lustigson
  • Member

  • 4,770 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 03 March 2013 - 15:53

I honestly think they are lining him up for a future drive, maybe not for another 3 or so years but i get the impression he's being groomed as a Felipe version 2.0. Might sound a little harsh on both but he appears to be pretty quick, quick enough, although he needs to prove that in F1 but because Ferrari have supported him for so long (just as with Felipe) he'll be grateful to them and maybe more willing to be, shall we say, "manipulated" if the need were to arise...


I can see him doing 1 (2013) or 2 (13-14) seasons at Marussia. Then another 1 (14 or 15) or 2 (14-15 or 15-16) at Sauber — assuming they will stick with Ferrari power for the foreseeable future — and then be deemed ready for the big time (16).
In then mean time, Ferrari will likely need someone to replace Massa. Hülkenberg is rumored. And by the time Bianchi is ready, Alonso's contract, which runs through 2016, will have ended.

#2809 apoka

apoka
  • Member

  • 3,524 posts
  • Joined: May 09

Posted 03 March 2013 - 16:15

I can see him doing 1 (2013) or 2 (13-14) seasons at Marussia. Then another 1 (14 or 15) or 2 (14-15 or 15-16) at Sauber — assuming they will stick with Ferrari power for the foreseeable future — and then be deemed ready for the big time (16).
In then mean time, Ferrari will likely need someone to replace Massa. Hülkenberg is rumored. And by the time Bianchi is ready, Alonso's contract, which runs through 2016, will have ended.

I think Alonso has an option for 2017. And after that they will probably go for someone who is currently quite successfully driving for a drinks company. But we are getting a bit off topic for 2013. :D

#2810 katmen

katmen
  • Member

  • 572 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 03 March 2013 - 16:51

what if chavez died in short time would have maldonado funds for racing? maybe his place will be vacated

who has 30 millions for race seat?


no, silly season 2013 is far from close matter

#2811 Harry

Harry
  • Member

  • 182 posts
  • Joined: January 13

Posted 03 March 2013 - 16:54

I don't think he should need funding anymore. His ultra-fast qualifying pace proves that in my opinion.

#2812 olliek88

olliek88
  • Member

  • 4,048 posts
  • Joined: January 10

Posted 03 March 2013 - 17:11

I don't think he should need funding anymore. His ultra-fast qualifying pace proves that in my opinion.


Hulkenburg was more than fast enough to "deserve" his Williams seat without funding but we all know what happened there. If Chavez kicks the preverbal and it has an impact on the funding available Pastor's seat will be at risk, maybe not for 2013 but definitely for 2014.

#2813 Anderis

Anderis
  • Member

  • 2,665 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 03 March 2013 - 18:11

As far as I know, PDVSA had to pay Williams before the end of October 2012 to secure Pastor's race seat for 2013.

#2814 BRG

BRG
  • Member

  • 11,586 posts
  • Joined: September 99

Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:06

what if chavez died in short time would have maldonado funds for racing? maybe his place will be vacated

Chavez is seriously ill and probably won't last long. But so what? His deputy is already running the country and will go on doing so. PDVSA are sponsoring Pastor - why should they stop now their boy is making his name and winning GPs?

Even if the Chavez government falls, national pride will still continue and the oil will still be flowing so why would they stop supporting Pastor?

#2815 olliek88

olliek88
  • Member

  • 4,048 posts
  • Joined: January 10

Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:38

Konnichiwa!

Posted Image

#2816 tjkoyen

tjkoyen
  • Member

  • 103 posts
  • Joined: November 12

Posted 11 March 2013 - 18:33

Konnichiwa!

Posted Image


http://www.racingwor...ionato-wec.html

Translation:

Kamui is an official AF Corse Ferrari driver and will make his WEC GT debut at Silverstone.

#2817 William Hunt

William Hunt
  • Member

  • 3,294 posts
  • Joined: July 01

Posted 14 March 2013 - 15:23

Rodolfo Gonzalez is now officially 3rd driver of Marussia :well:

#2818 benzine

benzine
  • Member

  • 132 posts
  • Joined: March 13

Posted 14 March 2013 - 15:35

Rodolfo Gonzalez is now officially 3rd driver of Marussia :well:


WOW , very exciting news !!

#2819 Fastcake

Fastcake
  • Member

  • 6,170 posts
  • Joined: April 10

Posted 14 March 2013 - 16:42

Rodolfo Gonzalez is now officially the 3rd driver biggest cash pile of Marussia :well:


Fixed for accuracy...

Advertisement

#2820 William Hunt

William Hunt
  • Member

  • 3,294 posts
  • Joined: July 01

Posted 14 March 2013 - 23:59

Aparently Gonzalez will also do some Friday practice session for Marussia, I wonder how much he paid for that

#2821 lustigson

lustigson
  • Member

  • 4,770 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:56

That's interesting: Marussia confirms Caterham merger talks collapsed.

#2822 Collective

Collective
  • Member

  • 1,100 posts
  • Joined: June 05

Posted 21 March 2013 - 18:50

Aparently Gonzalez will also do some Friday practice session for Marussia, I wonder how much he paid for that

PDVSA should be spending on young drivers. This guy is on for his, what? 5th? GP2 season and has never won anything. Ridiculous.

#2823 lustigson

lustigson
  • Member

  • 4,770 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:21

I changed the Caterham type designation from CT02 to CT03 in my last post containing the full list. Apparently the team skipped CT02 altogether, even though the current car is an hybrid/interim model.

Apparently "this car is called the CT03 when last year's car was the CT01, [...] because the road car project Caterham is working on with Renault is called the CT02", says Autoblog.com.

Edited by lustigson, 28 March 2013 - 11:24.