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#201 pingu666

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:04

jaime is/was my 3rd favourite driver to watch at any given point in time (lewis, koba, jaime), and hes not that good at doing commentary.

so on that basis im going with, he might be pretty good at driving :)

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#202 Skinnyguy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 17:30

jaime is/was my 3rd favourite driver to watch at any given point in time (lewis, koba, jaime), and hes not that good at doing commentary.

so on that basis im going with, he might be pretty good at driving :)


And he´s a disaster writting for newspapers :lol: So yeah, let´s hope he´s back where he belongs. :up:

#203 nomi

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:07

So Jaime where are you at next year, why taking so long for such a confident announcement :lol:

#204 petercar41

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:01


https://twitter.com/...4695680/photo/1

...yesterday in JA´s twitter.....interesting photo isn´t it ?

#205 Gintonious

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:03

https://twitter.com/...4695680/photo/1

...yesterday in JA´s twitter.....interesting photo isn´t it ?


Very interesting, could Grosjean be on the way out? or just reserve driver?

#206 Disgrace

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:28

You guys do realise Jaime is not the one wearing the Lotus gear, right?

#207 GotYoubyTheBalls

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:36

Probably just renting the gym from lotus

#208 petercar41

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:44

You guys do realise Jaime is not the one wearing the Lotus gear, right?


....do you realise Jaime is taking the picture, right?...good !

#209 Francesc

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:49

Lotus were already interested in him last year, but as soon as STR "confirmed" him they went for Kimi.

#210 Creepy

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:18

Probably just renting the gym from lotus


Yeah, likely. But man, just for a moment I thought... "Jaime and Kimi, Lotus F1 team"...

I'm an Alonso fan, but man, Lotus would look really cool with those two.

#211 petercar41

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:39

Probably just renting the gym from lotus


...doubt so, MOCRI is a sports club located in Barcelona....

#212 Disgrace

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:56

....do you realise Jaime is taking the picture, right?...good !


Obviously but that statement like the picture is meaningless.

#213 jrg19

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:10

Well he's not going to crash as often as Grosjean, maybe a reserve role at the Lotus team?

#214 seahawk

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:12

Wait did he not bring Cepsa money, which is Total in Spain...

#215 boldhakka

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:15

marcoferrari in the Lotus thread. Can't wait. :)

#216 petercar41

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 15:24

Obviously but that statement like the picture is meaningless.


...which statement ?.... just say "interesting picture".....

#217 g1n

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 19:49

https://twitter.com/...4695680/photo/1

...yesterday in JA´s twitter.....interesting photo isn´t it ?


I wonder why Lotus physio is working on him?

#218 Vesuvius

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:22

I wonder why Lotus physio is working on him?


Just because he is using Lotus shirt doesnt mean he is Lotus physio...he can be just a fan of the team.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:26

Are you guys sure it's a Lotus shirt? Colours are okay but I, frankly, can't really see what's written there.

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#220 jrg19

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:30

It says Lotus, what are you viewing the image on?

#221 artista

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:39

My iPad, in the twitter site, and here it's all blur.

#222 Jon83

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:45

Are you guys sure it's a Lotus shirt? Colours are okay but I, frankly, can't really see what's written there.


100% Lotus - no doubt about it.

#223 jrg19

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:58

My iPad, in the twitter site, and here it's all blur.


It isn't the best image but you'll have to trust that it says Lotus.

Maybe he's going to take Jeromes reserve role?

#224 petercar41

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 21:01

100% Lotus - no doubt about it.


...I agree, but 2011 , it is not 2012 one....

#225 jrg19

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 21:13

...I agree, but 2011 , it is not 2012 one....


Great spot, it looks like it says Lotus Renault?

#226 Disgrace

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 21:21

What is being discussed here exactly? That there's a guy wearing what is maybe a 2011 or maybe a 2012 Lotus sweater in a picture JA posted on Twitter, who isn't JA? I don't get it.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 21:26

It isn't the best image but you'll have to trust that it says Lotus.

Maybe he's going to take Jeromes reserve role?

Dunno, I don't really see how a reserve role could be interesting for Jaime. He's young and he needs to compete, to race. Another year driving F1 cars, but not wheel-to-wheel, even if he got a Bottas-2012-like deal, wouldn't be good for his future chances IMO. If, instead of getting an F1 reserve driver role, he decided to go to some other paid series, he could probably make good money and it would keep him sharp.
Let's wait and see...

#228 Creepy

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 22:18

Wait did he not bring Cepsa money, which is Total in Spain...


The Total of Spain would rather be Repsol, not Cepsa. Cepsa is not even Spanish anymore.

It isn't the best image but you'll have to trust that it says Lotus.

Maybe he's going to take Jeromes reserve role?


Didn't Jaime say that he was going to actually race?

Edited by Creepy, 15 November 2012 - 22:19.


#229 g1n

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 22:48

Just because he is using Lotus shirt doesnt mean he is Lotus physio...he can be just a fan of the team.


do you wear such clothing to a work place?

What is being discussed here exactly? That there's a guy wearing what is maybe a 2011 or maybe a 2012 Lotus sweater in a picture JA posted on Twitter, who isn't JA? I don't get it.


at first I also assumed that JA took a picture of some gym with a guy wearing Lotus jacket in the background.....but look closer.

Edited by g1n, 15 November 2012 - 22:51.


#230 Zava

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 22:55

What is being discussed here exactly? That there's a guy wearing what is maybe a 2011 or maybe a 2012 Lotus sweater in a picture JA posted on Twitter, who isn't JA? I don't get it.

me neither. I could go to the gym with Zsolt Baumgartner wearing my 2010 mclaren team sweater (don't ask! :p) order some paparazzis and spread the news: 'Baumgartner is planning formula 1 return with mclaren'

#231 g1n

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 23:00

me neither. I could go to the gym with Zsolt Baumgartner wearing my 2010 mclaren team sweater (don't ask! :p) order some paparazzis and spread the news: 'Baumgartner is planning formula 1 return with mclaren'



you are not seeing what you think you see :wave: see my post above.

#232 weareracing

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 23:26

Is that Jaime on the table that the guy in the Lotus suit is working with ?

#233 Rybo

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 23:54

Is that Jaime on the table that the guy in the Lotus suit is working with ?


Thats what it looks like to me. JA is laying down taking the pic w/ the Lotus guy standing over him. But obviously is a reflection since he is looking toward a mirror

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:01

The Total of Spain would rather be Repsol, not Cepsa. Cepsa is not even Spanish anymore.


Ok sorry, Cepsa belonged to Total until 2011 when it was sold to IPIC.

Edited by seahawk, 16 November 2012 - 06:02.


#235 Zava

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:28

you are not seeing what you think you see :wave: see my post above.

I see that Jaime is laying on the table and a guy in lotus teamwear standing next to him - but as it was already mentioned, that is not lotus f1 team (2012) teamwear, but lotus renault gp (2011) if he was team personnel, he surely would wear something up to date?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:07

I see that Jaime is laying on the table and a guy in lotus teamwear standing next to him - but as it was already mentioned, that is not lotus f1 team (2012) teamwear, but lotus renault gp (2011) if he was team personnel, he surely would wear something up to date?


...exactly, so, is Jaime trying to sell himself with this picture ?.....or is he saying he has something agreed with Lotus for next year ?....reserve driver? ....second driver?....or share both rolls with Romain....this way monsieur Boullier will put some real preasure to Romain ?....nowadays and with all the respect for Jerome, nowbody sees him as a threat to take Romain´s seat....

Ladys and gentlemen make your beds....

#237 GotYoubyTheBalls

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:30

He might have had a contract with the spanish team HRT. This contract would now be void.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 15:20

I agree it's not definitive by any means but I think there is some intent in the image. The person wearing the Lotus top is in someway connect to Jaime, either his physio or a friend or family member I would presume. Why would they be wearing an out of date Lotus top? And why would Alguersuari show the world via twitter? I would imagine that Alguersuari would have loads of Redbull branded gear from throughout his career so if he lent someone an old top for training I would have thought it would be Redbull branded. Maybe Jaime has hired a physio who used to work for Lotus?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 17:35

I agree it's not definitive by any means but I think there is some intent in the image. The person wearing the Lotus top is in someway connect to Jaime, either his physio or a friend or family member I would presume. Why would they be wearing an out of date Lotus top? And why would Alguersuari show the world via twitter? I would imagine that Alguersuari would have loads of Redbull branded gear from throughout his career so if he lent someone an old top for training I would have thought it would be Redbull branded. Maybe Jaime has hired a physio who used to work for Lotus?


It was said in another forum that it's the physio that has been working with Petrov for the last couple of years (Xavier Martos), so that probably explains it.

Edited by prty, 16 November 2012 - 17:36.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 21:57

And he's back... in DTM:

https://twitter.com/DTM_es
DTM-Spain ‏@DTM_es
EXCLUSIVA: Alguersuari (@AlguersuariJA) firma contrato con @BMWMotorsport y será piloto #DTM 2013. Enterate http://bit.ly/ThxCsN #DTMspain

#241 UPRC

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:45

Darn, that's a shame. Guess whatever he was sure of in F1 fell through.

#242 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:52

So that rules him out as a Force India candidate. Don't believe Buemi is a serious candidate either. So it looks like it's between Bianchi and Sutil now. Wasn't Force India suppose to announce their drivers at their Christmas party?

#243 Vesuvius

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:08

It has been known for a while now that Alguersuari wont be in F1 next year. Force India will have either Bianchi or Sutil and latest rumours suggest it will be Bianchi because of Ferrari engines for 2014.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:17

I feel sorry for Jaime, I've been looking forward to see him racing again.

Speaking of FI, I really hope it is Bianchi, Sutil has proved that he's just a mediocre driver. Just one thing bothers me: ok, they might want to have cheaper Ferrari engines thanks to Jules, but they already have cheaper Mercedes units thanks to Paul, don't they? And I really expect Petrov to be confirmed alongside Pic at Caterham which would be a very good choice for the team.

Edited by paweu, 24 December 2012 - 11:20.


#245 boldhakka

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:09

There goes his credibility.

#246 F1ultimate

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:49

Darn, that's a shame. Guess whatever he was sure of in F1 fell through.


I don't think it's a shame. He counted his chickens way before the eggs hatched and too many times as well. Let this be a big lesson to others. In F1 nothing is for sure until contracts have been signed and money exchanged.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:48

And he's back... in DTM:

Interesting.

It is still hard for us non-Europeans to follow DTM with short ( < 200 km?, or they do double races again?) processional races and cars that fall apart easily, it still seems a bit like a novelty series with it's 10 rounds only -- as opposed to the robustness and seasonedness of something like NASCAR.

#248 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:57

Moving to DTM is pretty much the end of an F1 future really, so don't really get this move by Jaime. Only Paul Di resta has driven DTM and then moved to F1. But in his case, he wasn't an F1 driver before, which Jaime was.

I think he should have stayed in single seater cars, perhaps move to Indycar for a season.

#249 Trust

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:15

Never saw anything special in him.

#250 KingB

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:18

Moving to DTM is pretty much the end of an F1 future really, so don't really get this move by Jaime. Only Paul Di resta has driven DTM and then moved to F1. But in his case, he wasn't an F1 driver before, which Jaime was.

No, Christijan Albers has been in DTM before moving to F1, too  ;)

and even Schumacher drove races in the previous DTM series before his F1 career :lol: