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Poll: Jenson's partner (179 member(s) have cast votes)

Who should get the second seat at McLaren?

  1. Lewis Hamilton (53 votes [29.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.61%

  2. Gary Paffett (6 votes [3.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.35%

  3. Paul di Resta (21 votes [11.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.73%

  4. Kimi Raikkonen (50 votes [27.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.93%

  5. Nico Rosberg (13 votes [7.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.26%

  6. Adrian Sutil (6 votes [3.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.35%

  7. Jaime Alguersuari (8 votes [4.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.47%

  8. someone else (pls. explain) (22 votes [12.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.29%

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#1 H0R

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:31

Who'd be your favorite for the second seat at McLaren?

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#2 undersquare

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:34

Hard to see past Kimi really, but I don't think he would. I'd like to see that nice Adrian Sutil get it, if it really came up.

#3 jcbc3

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:39

Kevin Magnussen to finish the job his dad started!

#4 F1Newbie

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:41

Oliver Turvey

#5 UPRC

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:42

Hmmm...

1. I like the idea of Lewis leaving. He needs a change of scenery.
2. I have no feelings for or against Paffett.
3. Ditto for di Resta.
4. Don't want to see Kimi break his contract with Lotus.
5. Ditto for Nico at Mercedes.
6. Don't want Sutil back in F1 even though he had a few shining moments of potential.
7. Would love for it to be Alguersuari because I want him back, but he's a very unrealistic choice.

Even though Webber is linked to Ferrari, I think I'd rather see him partner Button than Alonso. I feel like the two of them would gel very well together.

Edited by UPRC, 08 June 2012 - 12:44.


#6 ayali

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:45

Nico Rosberg

Damn good racer, PR wet dream speaks a bunch of languages, no dramas or scandals.
McLaren and Vodafone would do very well to get him.
Keke wouldn't object anymore either with Lewis then gone from McLaren

:cool:

#7 race addicted

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:45

4. Don't want to see Kimi break his contract with Lotus.


He won't have to, if he finishes lower than eight in the championship. (...rumour has it.)

#8 Risil

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:48

Kevin Magnussen to finish the job his dad started!


:up: :lol:

#9 Brandz07

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:49

Oliver Turvey


Not a chance, I think Magnussen is much more likely if they're going down that route.

#10 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:50

dont think any of the current grid deserve a seat at McLaren apart from Nico Rosberg

#11 Brandz07

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:52

Fernando Alonso?;)

#12 Lazy

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:53

di Resta, a solid No.2 :)

#13 aray

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:54

grosjean or hulkenberg...

#14 aray

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:00

Not a chance, I think Magnussen is much more likely if they're going down that route.

yeah!a very promising kid....but lewis had better CV at his age(20).....

#15 Brandz07

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:01

yeah!a very promising kid....but lewis had better CV at his age(20).....


Lewis had a better CV than most at that age, KM is one the best available at the moment I think.

#16 slideways

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:07

Easily Kimi for me.

#17 blackmme

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:10

I think it's more a question of Lewis deciding if he wants it or not, not of him 'getting it'. So that rules Lewis out and of course if Lewis 'got' it then it wouldn't be the second seat.
So with that in mind if Lewis decides he doesn't want it then perhaps Fernando to have a second crack at it especially if Ferrari are really that interested in Seb longer term or maybe Robert (if only for his extremely loyal fans)

Regards Mike

(edited for my appalling grammar)

Edited by blackmme, 08 June 2012 - 13:15.


#18 JRizzle86

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:13

Lewis is leaving, news to me.

#19 One

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:16

I think Lewis will stay if he overwhelms Button this year or....

1. Webber to move on to Mclaren.
2. Kimi will move to RBR.
3. Hamilton to Merc, Lotus or Williams.

Who knows things went strange many times before. I think that Mclaren will enjoy another 'British' smart a$$ next to Button. Especially as Webber is from Aus, it might be interesting for some BIG sponsor of the race team. A kind of one stone two birds scenario.


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#20 Bartel

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:16

If its not Lewis then realistically I don't think it will be Kimi, maybe Rosberg, who knows, maybe Webber to leave Red Bull or 'swap' with lewis, although i do doubt that, but he would bring valuable info. Rosberg would be my bet if Lewis does leave though, which I don't think he will anyway

#21 keiichi

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:22

Don't think Lewis will leave, but if he does I think the realistic thing to happen is for Di Resta take his place. My wish? Kobayashi to take his seat at Mclaren (Kimi would also be nice).

#22 KavB

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:36

Kimi for nostalgia, but I think he's well suited to Lotus.

I would want Kobayashi just to see what he can do in a top car! A few years ago I'd have said Heidfeld but it seems his chapter in F1 is finished. Bit of a shame as he was considered the back up if Raikkonen didn't sign in 2010, right before Button became available.

#23 krapmeister

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:39

Definately not Paffett - if he was any good he'd have been in F1 by now.
Sutil - not a chance while he has that GBH-with-a-champagne-glass thing on his record.
Alguersuari - don't see him at Mclaren although perhaps somewhere else on the grid.

I think the likely options would be Di Resta/Rosberg/Kimi/Webber, with Kimi/Webber an option only if they can't get one of the first 2 - which they will probably be fighting Mercedes for...

#24 TheBunk

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:41

1. Kobayashi.
2. Villeneuve.
3. Michael Schumacher.
4. Susie Wolff.

#25 Kelateboy

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:45

Kobayashi.

Interested to see how he performs in a fast car.

#26 OldSoldier2

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:52

di Resta. Mercedes connection and a solid driver.

Ham to NASCAR since he like America so much.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 13:58

Alain Prost the "Tire Guru". If Granny can do it so can Alain. Prost&Button :clap: how exciting to see who can out smooth each other.

#28 TheBunk

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:05

Alain Prost the "Tire Guru". If Granny can do it so can Alain. Prost&Button :clap: how exciting to see who can out smooth each other.


Stirling Moss!

#29 blackmme

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:07

Stirling Moss!


I bet he would be quick!

Regards Mike

#30 Stormsky68

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:09

Kimi would be my misty eyed favourite but don't see it happening. Webber would be a very good fit, but I wonder instead if they are better off picking someone with an eye on how they could add value in PR terms, to growing the road car business.
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#31 Risil

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:13

Stirling Moss!


While we're at it maybe they can get Jose Froilan Gonzelez in Massa's Ferrari. I think all that car needs is someone to wring its neck.

#32 Trust

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:22

Personally I think Kimi would easily wipe the floor with Jenson, because he is fast as Lewis but doesn't make silly mistakes. So I vote for him.

#33 RedWull

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:37

Personally I think Kimi would easily wipe the floor with Jenson, because he is fast as Lewis but doesn't make silly mistakes. So I vote for him.


Nothing is a given with Kimi. There is no doubting his raw talent, but let's not forget that this is the same man who was beaten by Massa in 2008 and most of 2009. Not to mention being matched, in quali pace at least by Grosjean. I do not consider either of those drivers (Massa or Grosjean) of JB's calibre.

Kimi actually reminds me somewhat of Jenson in terms of being super quick only when he has the car setup exactly to his liking. I also don't think Kimi is very adaptable in his style of driving. We saw it in 2008 where his style of minimal steering inputs, a very economical style, was not at all conducive to getting the tyres up to temp for quali. As such his quali pace lacked, but in the race he was the king of setting fastest laps. It's a similar story now at Lotus where he's struggling in quali but is very fast in the race.

I agree that Kimi rarely makes mistakes.

#34 Rob

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:43

If Hamilton's off then I'd like to see Alguersuari in the McLaren as I think he's got some untapped potential.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 14:49

Nothing is a given with Kimi. There is no doubting his raw talent, but let's not forget that this is the same man who was beaten by Massa in 2008 and most of 2009. Not to mention being matched, in quali pace at least by Grosjean. I do not consider either of those drivers (Massa or Grosjean) of JB's calibre.

Kimi actually reminds me somewhat of Jenson in terms of being super quick only when he has the car setup exactly to his liking. I also don't think Kimi is very adaptable in his style of driving. We saw it in 2008 where his style of minimal steering inputs, a very economical style, was not at all conducive to getting the tyres up to temp for quali. As such his quali pace lacked, but in the race he was the king of setting fastest laps. It's a similar story now at Lotus where he's struggling in quali but is very fast in the race.

I agree that Kimi rarely makes mistakes.


I agree with the most of your post, but speaking about JB's calibre, I'm interested if you thought the same before he was teamed up with Lewis?


#36 Atreiu

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:57

If Lewis does leave, Kimi without the smallest doubt.

#37 Clatter

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:03

Personally I think Kimi would easily wipe the floor with Jenson, because he is fast as Lewis but doesn't make silly mistakes. So I vote for him.


And that's what many said LH would do. :rolleyes:

#38 Mc_Silver

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:06

If Lewis leaves, I want Kimi back to where he belongs! :)

#39 MP422

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:08

And that's what many said LH would do. :rolleyes:


And he is !

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#40 Clatter

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:22

And he is !


And last year?

Sits back and waits for the excuses.

#41 InvertedLift

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:23

And he is !

What number car is he driving?

#42 sopa

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 17:44

someone else (pls. explain)

Timo Glock.

#43 KavB

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 17:57

someone else (pls. explain)

Timo Glock.

I actually forgot about Glock...

I want to see him in a top car. I was excited at the thought of him joining Kubica at Renault in 2010.

#44 Sammyosammy

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 19:02

Time for wishes: Who to partner Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis or Jenson. The ultimate answer remains the same. And.... You all know it :wave:

#45 pingu666

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 19:07

kurt busch, tony stewart, robbie gordon, crazy guy from nhra, john force ?


#46 4L3X

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 19:09

Verstappen.

#47 sumpthy

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 19:37

Mark Plourde

#48 pingu666

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 20:47

Verstappen.


with stella sponsorship?

#49 TheBunk

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 20:53

Verstappen.


:rotfl: nearly fell out of my chair laughing :rotfl:

#50 RealRacing

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 21:19

If things continue the way they are going, we should be asking who will partner LH at McLaren not Button. In any case:

Hulk
PĂ©rez (to save him the career destruction it would be to go to Ferrari)
Kubica
LOEB! Would be interesting to see what that guy can do in a F1.