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Ogier F1 test, swap with Vettel?


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#1 Seanspeed

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:47

Sebastien Ogier, after finishing 13th in a Porsche Supercup race, feels he's ready for a top drive in F1. Where would he go? Logically, it would mean the Red Bull squad. Webber is likely leaving at the end of the year, but the interesting fact is that Vettel has expressed a desire to go rallying, after finding F1 increasingly boring. We could perhaps be looking at an Ogier-Da Costa lineup for 2014.

When Vettel was asked about his imminent retirement from F1, he was like 3000 miles away and couldn't hear the question, but the lack of response clearly hints that he's tired of F1 and his incessant domination and wants to give it a go in WRC.

What do y'all think?

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#2 alfa1

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:50

What do y'all think?



Since you asked,
I think every news item needs its own thread, with a sensationalist misleading subject title.


#3 syolase

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:50

Don't drink and post!

#4 ardbeg

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:54

Would be interesting to see Loeb making a Porsche Supercup appearence though. I think he would kick ass.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:02

Given the OP links directly to the story I'm inclined to leave this open as a potential for discussion.

What isn't acceptable is the completely fabricated & misleading title, so that has been edited to give some accuracy as to what the topic is actually about.

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#6 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:17

This is like a PR test, how did you manage to turn this into Ogier getting an F1 ride and Vettel retiring?



#7 HaydenFan

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:48

Would it be a 2013 car with 2013 tires?

#8 bourbon

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:17

Would it be a 2013 car with 2013 tires?


:rotfl:
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#9 loki

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:26

Would it be a 2013 car with 2013 tires?



Not if Ferrari have anything to say about it... ;)

Yep, I believe it, Vettel to pack it in and go rally racing. :rolleyes:

#10 HaydenFan

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:46

Has Vettel done any kind of racing outside single seaters? I know he has done the Race of Champions that last 4-5 years, but anything else? Any sportscar tests? And DTM 2 seater runs?

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:36

Don't drink and post!

:rotfl:

#12 Myrvold

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:45

Would be interesting to see Loeb making a Porsche Supercup appearence though. I think he would kick ass.


With all the respect possible. Where have you been? Loeb has done the two first races this year. 11th in Spain and 16 in the streets of Monaco. Ogier was 13th in Monaco :)

#13 rasul

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:23

Has Vettel done any kind of racing outside single seaters? I know he has done the Race of Champions that last 4-5 years, but anything else? Any sportscar tests? And DTM 2 seater runs?

Apparently at some point Kimi took him with him to Amateur rally and let him drive.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:41

Pretty sure the OP was just trying to add humour to the story.

The more crossover between series the better. Ogier obviously lacks experience in single-seaters big time so I'm concerned he'd be awful in a F1 test, but I like it that he's interested in it and has been putting the time trying lower powered single-seaters.

How cool would it be if he showed up for a F3 race or something? :D Vettel could start with a small Clio or something in rally too.

#15 Seanspeed

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:44

Pretty sure the OP was just trying to add humour to the story.

The more crossover between series the better. Ogier obviously lacks experience in single-seaters big time so I'm concerned he'd be awful in a F1 test, but I like it that he's interested in it and has been putting the time trying lower powered single-seaters.

How cool would it be if he showed up for a F3 race or something? :D Vettel could start with a small Clio or something in rally too.

I was just bored, yea.

And an F3 race would be really cool. They have tons of wildcard drivers so I dont see why he couldn't do one if he really wanted to. I'm guessing he has the money for it.

Has Vettel ever actually expressed interest in rallying?

#16 ApexMouse

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 16:34

Maybe he should look at loeb's GP2 test then run the hell away.

And loeb is no mug on road courses either, check his GT pace.

#17 aray

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 17:38

Ogier is good enough to have some F1 tests in 2010-11 cars.....

#18 Myrvold

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 17:54

And loeb is no mug on road courses either, check his GT pace.


Then again, the only time they raced together on a track, Ogier finished ahead.

#19 Seanspeed

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 20:00

Maybe he should look at loeb's GP2 test then run the hell away.

And loeb is no mug on road courses either, check his GT pace.

Did Loeb do that badly? I dont remember.

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#20 g1n

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 20:30

I hear Christian Horner is lining up Karthikeyan to replace Vettel next year!

#21 Atreiu

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 20:40

I wouldn't mind it.

#22 HaydenFan

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 21:15

Did Loeb do that badly? I dont remember.


Won the qualifying race at Nogaro in the FIA GT series this year. Hasn't had the results after that (for reasons I do not know as I do not follow the series), but there is some really good drivers and team in the series this year. Was quick those years he ran for Pescarolo at Le Mans.

#23 plumtree

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 21:21

I was just bored, yea.

And an F3 race would be really cool. They have tons of wildcard drivers so I dont see why he couldn't do one if he really wanted to. I'm guessing he has the money for it.

Has Vettel ever actually expressed interest in rallying?

It says he admires Walter Röhrl and their driving styles. He loves watching old rally videos on his iPad. So he sure is interested. But I don't see him doing any serious stuff himself nor think the team give him permission.

#24 SonJR

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:28

I hear Christian Horner is lining up Karthikeyan to replace Vettel next year!

Promoting the new Red Bull cucumber flavour?

#25 ardbeg

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:13

With all the respect possible. Where have you been? Loeb has done the two first races this year. 11th in Spain and 16 in the streets of Monaco. Ogier was 13th in Monaco :)

Oh, interesting :)
I do not follow the Supercup but I assumed that if he had taken part, there would have been some headlines. I was wrong. Or I read the wrong newspapers :)

#26 Baddoer

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 17:39

hmmm.... not

#27 Andrew Hope

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 18:39

I hear Christian Horner is lining up Karthikeyan to replace Vettel next year!


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