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#1 Calman

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 20:11

If you are in any way, shape or form, a supporter of Paul Di Resta and would like to see him survive the F1 "musical chairs" ... then please come along and "like" this Facebook Page, which is set up to help fans voice their opinions and show their support.

Keep Paul Di Resta
https://www.facebook...keepPaulDiResta

Many thanks for your time!



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#2 Risil

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 20:15

I want to see him in the Target Ganassi car



#3 jjcale

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 20:53

I just added the 122nd like .... he's gonna need a lot more than that!



#4 Zava

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 20:57

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Edited by Zava, 28 November 2013 - 21:01.


#5 Schuttelberg

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:00

I don't like him. I still feel he deserves to be in F1. Just hope it's not in one of the Indian cars.



#6 syolase

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:02

If you are in any way, shape or form, a supporter of Paul Di Resta and would like to see him survive the F1 "musical chairs" ... then please come along and "like" this Facebook Page, which is set up to help fans voice their opinions and show their support.

Keep Paul Di Resta
https://www.facebook...keepPaulDiResta

Many thanks for your time!

I don't want to be demoralising or anything, but it doesn't really worked out for kobayashi, and that time people even collected money for the cause, so...
Nevertheless, good luck!



#7 Clatter

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:07

Is the OP serious?

 

Do people really believe that liking a page on facebook is going to change the fate of a driver?



#8 syolase

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:10

Is the OP serious?

 

Do people really believe that liking a page on facebook is going to change the fate of a driver?

Maybe he is Paul himself, he has 2 posts and joined just yesterday  :drunk:


Edited by syolase, 28 November 2013 - 21:11.


#9 JHSingo

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:11

When you don't have a budget like Maldonado, I'm sure the next thing teams look for is how many likes your Facebook page has... :rolleyes:



#10 redreni

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:12

It‘s not a popularity contest, I‘m afraid. He‘s well in with the incestuous Coulthard/Franchiti clique, anyway, so will probably be eased into Dario‘s old car, which is a plumb seat and better for him than continuing to go nowhere in F1. If he can win DTM then he should be able to win Indycar given a top ride.

#11 Group B

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 21:20

I don't like him. I still feel he deserves to be in F1. Just hope it's not in one of the Indian cars.

 

Same here; can't stand the guy, but to be fair he's a top 16 driver this year so 'deserves' a seat, but then so do plenty of others.



#12 swerved

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 22:29

Is the OP serious?

 

Do people really believe that liking a page on facebook is going to change the fate of a driver?

 

 

Who knows, the mind boggles.

 

http://www.change.or...etition_created


Edited by swerved, 28 November 2013 - 23:03.


#13 Amphicar

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 22:40

While we're about it, let's all write letters to Santa asking him to bring Paul an F1 drive for Christmas.  Send your letter to:

 

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa’s Grotto,
Reindeerland,
XM4 5HQ

 

but make sure it gets there by Friday 6 December at the latest

 

Or if you are in Canada it should be addressed to:

 

Santa Claus

North Pole H0H 0H0
Canada



#14 Les

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 22:56

Just been hearing that Vijay Malya will re-consider singing Paul if they can get to 150 likes. 



#15 jjcale

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 23:01

Is the OP serious?

 

Do people really believe that liking a page on facebook is going to change the fate of a driver?

 

Stop being buzzkill - everyone knows that if you wish upon a star ....



#16 Zava

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 23:08

wow, a whopping 2 new likes in the last 3 hours! 

Paul is well and truly a superstar.



#17 Fastcake

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 00:17

Sorry buddy, but internet petitions have rarely achieved anything. I'd like to see him stay in F1, but the Ganassi drive in Indycar would be a better deal than hanging on the periphery. It's a shame if Paul does leave though, as he's not the worst driver out of the ones running around to the music.



#18 Brother Fox

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:34

What we need is one of those "can this pickle get more likes than Paul DiResta to stay in F1" pages to see his real popularity



#19 MikeV1987

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:27

Does he really deserve a seat in F1?



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#20 DanardiF1

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:35

I want to see him in the Target Ganassi car

 

+1. Indycar would really benefit from a driver of Paul's calibre coming over.



#21 Buttoneer

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:43

Same here; can't stand the guy, but to be fair he's a top 16 driver this year so 'deserves' a seat, but then so do plenty of others.

Damned by faint praise.



#22 Currahee

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:46

Does he really deserve a seat in F1?

 

More than quite a few.



#23 EthanM

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:14

If you are in any way, shape or form, a supporter of Paul Di Resta and would like to see him survive the F1 "musical chairs" ... then please come along and "like" this Facebook Page, which is set up to help fans voice their opinions and show their support.

Keep Paul Di Resta
https://www.facebook...keepPaulDiResta

Many thanks for your time!

 

if you want it to work go to kickstarer, put together 10-15 mil and there you go. Facebook likes ... nobody cares about those.



#24 dau

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:28

Is the OP serious?

 

Do people really believe that liking a page on facebook is going to change the fate of a driver?

It worked for that Kony guy, didn't it? Can't remember seeing him around ever since that Facebook campaign.



#25 pacificquay

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:30

It‘s not a popularity contest, I‘m afraid. He‘s well in with the incestuous Coulthard/Franchiti clique, anyway, so will probably be eased into Dario‘s old car, which is a plumb seat and better for him than continuing to go nowhere in F1. If he can win DTM then he should be able to win Indycar given a top ride.

 

Incestuous clique?

 

What a horrendously negative thing to say.

 

He is Dario's cousin and families tend to look out for each other - nothing "incestuous" about it.



#26 Tombstone

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:55

di Resta epitomises 'meh' for me.



#27 fed up

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:09

After the Anthony Hamilton saga I went off the guy.

 

He's a journey man driver that hasn't really done much in F1 and doesn't bring shed loads of sponsorship. He's had his opportunity and done nothing with it.

 

Pity you can't "dislike" the page



#28 DampMongoose

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:26

This is about as useful as suggesting if my kids can raise £14.75 selling cup cakes he'll be a shoe-in for the seat.  Actually I shouldn't say things like that... I'll have Eric Boullier round before I know it at the prospect of raising finances.



#29 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:27

Not keen to assist.



#30 jrg19

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:33

This thread is why Paul should not be in F1.



#31 ezequiel

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:41

I like him, think that he's a very good driver but I would rather see him racing top machinery in IndyCar rather than stumbling at the back of the grid with a Caterham or Marussia in F1 (considering that no mid-fielder team in F1 seems to be interested in his lack of financial support right now)



#32 drunkenmaster

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:50

Sorry Paul, I don't like Facebook... :cry:



#33 Coral

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:57

I want Paul di Resta to stay in F1 but alas, "liking" a Facebook page is not going to make one bit of difference as to whether or not he does. Sadly I think Paul's days in F1 are numbered thanks to the teams' preference for pay drivers. :(



#34 Group B

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:59

Sorry Paul, I don't like Facebook... :cry:

 

Or in my case, Sorry Facebook, I don't like Paul ... :cry:



#35 DampMongoose

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:49

As with a few others I'd like to see him in an Indycar if not F1 purely to witness how enthusiastic and excitable he'll be in thanking Target and Chip Ganassi etc for giving him such a great race car after each race.   



#36 jrg19

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 15:57

Maybe if Paul was better he'd have a big sponsor backing him?



#37 DampMongoose

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:02

Maybe if he sounded enthusiastic teams might realise he does actually want to drive.



#38 Les

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:03

I think he's the new Nigel Mansell personally, not the driving talent but the whinging talent. When he nearly had pole at Spa he claimed all the credit but when anything went wrong it was everyone else's fault. I should maybe be happy Scotland had another F1 driver but he was one I just didn't care about sadly. 



#39 DampMongoose

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:07

As much as I detest the horrendous term used over the pond it would make for fun if he did go to Indycar, with a team thinking they were signing the winningest driver rather than the whingiest.



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#40 Fastcake

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:07

Maybe if Paul was better he'd have a big sponsor backing him?

 

Hulkenberg wants a word if that's what you think.



#41 OvDrone

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:07

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#42 Jon83

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 16:27

Not sure he is any better than the others whose seats are at risk.



#43 danmills

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 17:04

How about a sponsored yawn to raise some funds!



#44 Group B

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 17:06

Either that or the British media could have a sponsored drool.



#45 P123

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 18:14

Pffft with the facebook nonsense.  Even some fan raised cash couldn't save Kobyashi last season.  As for the general content of this topic, di Resta is just the guy the kids in the forum playground like to pounce on; the above backslapping trolling being good evidence of that as the comedians compete to outdo each other with their sneering.

 

Obviously he deserves a seat in F1.  But there are quite a few who deserved a seat and never made it, and there are quite a few who are now racing elsewhere who should definitely be on the grid, such as Glock and Kobayashi.  There is however life outside F1, so a Ganassi drive in Indycar would probably be better than any available drive remaining on the F1 grid.