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Poll: Driver(s) replaced mid-season in 2008? (117 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Barrichello (28 votes [23.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.93%

  2. Coulthard (4 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  3. Fisichella (3 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  4. Nakajima (14 votes [11.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.97%

  5. No driver changes during the 2008 season. (44 votes [37.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.61%

  6. Other? (24 votes [20.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

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#1 Slowinfastout

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 14:51

Any idea?

I avoided the Super Aguri drivers on purpose, their situation is too unclear, just explain what will happen :p

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#2 Jodum5

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 16:32

I clicked "other" and am going out on a limb to suggest it will be Sebastien Bourdais.

#3 race addicted

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 17:59

Stramge poll options.
Sutil perhaps.

#4 lukywill

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 18:45

hamilton.

#5 control

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 18:57

I voted Other.

I've a wee feeling that Jarno Trulli may call it quits halfway through if things are not going well.

#6 as65p

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 19:04

Originally posted by race addicted
Stramge poll options.
Sutil perhaps.


Might indeed happen. I almost feel for Sutil, he's in the worst position possible: if he equals or beats Fisi it won't mean much as Fisi is "old and close to retirement". And if he get's beaten that could seriously dent his career opportunities forever.

Not many people will take into account that Fisi is at his very best in environments like this year, with low expectations and a relatively crap car.

#7 BlackCat

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 20:08

could be Piquet - if he forgets his promises and starts to beat Alonso. can see it happen...

#8 as65p

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 20:23

Heikki OTOH seems to know his place, according to the latest interview on the frontpage... :

I really hope he's only trying to sand-bag.

#9 SlateGray

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 20:32

If the Ham screws up yet again or as often he did last season with his lying and backstabbing and subsequent chocking he should be shown the door.

#10 512 TR

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 20:40

I voted other.

Piquet Jr. will never cut it in F1. He'll be out of the car come Canada.

#11 512 TR

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 21:01

Originally posted by lukywill


you are a bloody racist. and canĀ“t come with terms of the facts.


Yes I'm a racist, that's why Felipe Massa is by favorite driver... :rolleyes:

#12 GustavoB

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 21:55

I don't think it will have some modification mid-season.
All the rookies these season have a good history in low formulas and the old guys are in "stable" environments.
Even RB or DC are safe. Rubens will be better than last year and I can't see Webber trashing Coulthard.
Piquet and Bourdais are very good drivers and I don't think Nakajima is so bad like Ide.
But 2 or 3 bad races can change it very fast.....

#13 jokuvaan

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 22:12

Barrichello might loose his motivation if car is not good enough and Button handles spec ECU things better.

#14 StefanV

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 22:15

I voted Coulthard. I think that if Red Bull have a good car this season he will swap seat with Vettel. I love David, but if Red Bull needs just a couple of tenths to compete for the podium, he is not the guy to do it. But Sebastian is. So technically I should have ticked "other", since both of them will be "replaced" at the same time.

#15 Suntrek

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 15:34

No replacements whatsoever.

#16 noikeee

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 15:36

Barrichello for being bored of driving a truck.

#17 Josta

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 15:51

Could be Glock if he gets trashed by Trulli.

#18 UPRC

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 15:55

Barrichello, though I hate to say it.

#19 StefanV

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 16:15

I am trying hard to figure out who is standing in line to replace someone? Apart from the pure sponsor decision for the poorer teams I mean. Jos?

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#20 Risil

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 18:08

Originally posted by StefanV
I am trying hard to figure out who is standing in line to replace someone? Apart from the pure sponsor decision for the poorer teams I mean. Jos?


There are a lot of decent third drivers knocking around these days. Although I doubt there are any Kubicas or Nakajimas waiting in the wings for one of the established guys to slip up. So IMO any replacements will be the result of either the driver himself calling it a day, or some kind of emergency, like an unexpected bitch fight with the team principal. :lol:

#21 The July Plot

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 19:29

Driver line ups seem more stable than they have for the last few years, but if I was a betting man then sadly I would have to say little Ant has probably the least secure seat on the grid.

#22 mapguy

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:50

Bourdais. By Monza.

#23 Galko877

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:59

My candidate for that is at the moment Piquet.

#24 VoidNT

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:49

I doubt Ross Brawn would relieve Barrichello during this season. He knows him pretty well from Ferrari, he is a good benchmark for Ross to understand where the car is at the moment and where to develop it. Even if Rubens will decide to retire, expect him to stay with Honda as a test driver or consultant.

Coulthard might lose his place in Red Bull though, if Vettel would perform at Toro Rosso at the same level as last year.

But Piquet so far is... :(

#25 RedBaron

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:02

Raikkonen by Michael Schumacher. My sauces have confirmed this.

http://www.formula1....008/3/8479.html

#26 Youichi

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:25

I voted other, it'll be Davidson or Sutil.

My pick is Davidson, replaced by someone with a bag of money, SA need the money, and Sato provides the engines.

Sutil is 2nd favorite, as he won't match Fisi, but the new team boss is loaded, so they won't need the cash, but I expect him to be at the end of the year.

Piquet won't be replaced, his job is to not challenge Alonso and he's doing that fine, if they wanted someone quick, they'd have kept Heiki.

#27 kamix

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:59

Wouldn't suprise me if Sutil ran out of money.

#28 DMJC

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:09

Originally posted by SlateGray
If the Ham screws up yet again or as often he did last season with his lying and backstabbing and subsequent chocking he should be shown the door.


I sometimes wonder if people like you on this board, actually know anything about this sport, or why you watch it at all? Hamilton screwed up last year eh? Finished 2nd in the WDC at his first attempt, and won 4 races. And that's him screwing up? God help the rest of them when he gets it right is all i can say!
As to 'lying and backstabbing and subsequent choking', where did he lie? Who did he backstab? And, did he choke?? No, he made a couple of errors during his first year, and paid the price by only finsihing 2nd....bet RD was glad that LH is so rubbish, according to you, after all, he might have employed some other guy and had his nice car finish 10th or 11th or 15th say? For heaven's sake, if you claim to be a racing fan, learn about the sport and don't talk utter drivel! :down: :mad:

#29 DMJC

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:12

Originally posted by 512 TR
I voted other.

Piquet Jr. will never cut it in F1. He'll be out of the car come Canada.


Oh come on! Have you not watched F3 or GP2? Why do you think the Regie had him as Tester? Are you another one who never watches any other form of motorsport except F1 on the TV? :down:

#30 DMJC

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:15

Originally posted by Galko877
My candidate for that is at the moment Piquet.


So, first race of the year, and Piquet Jr is up for replacement? Where are all you lot from, another Planet? I've heard that people these days have a 30 sec attention span, but frankly this is absurd! The kid is as fast as Hamilton when things are going well for him, don't expect him not to have a seat all year at the Regie.

#31 Galko877

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:25

Originally posted by DMJC


So, first race of the year, and Piquet Jr is up for replacement? Where are all you lot from, another Planet? I've heard that people these days have a 30 sec attention span, but frankly this is absurd! The kid is as fast as Hamilton when things are going well for him, don't expect him not to have a seat all year at the Regie.


The thread is about "predictions". So far he hasn't impressed me, not just today, but not in testing either. Granted Alonso is a great driver but little Piquet was often 1-2 seconds off his pace. That's too much.
Yes, he might turn it around like Heikki did in 2007, but at the moment I feel he is the closest to flop.

#32 DMJC

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:37

Originally posted by Galko877


The thread is about "predictions". So far he hasn't impressed me, not just today, but not in testing either. Granted Alonso is a great driver but little Piquet was often 1-2 seconds off his pace. That's too much.
Yes, he might turn it around like Heikki did in 2007, but at the moment I feel he is the closest to flop.


The guy is an F3 and GP2 Champ, i rest my case! If one is making predictions like that, then on the basis that Fisi was 10th quickest in 1st practice, one would assume a few podiums and maybe a win or two for ForceIndia in 08? Piquet will not only be fine, but will, imho, one day in the next 5 years or so, be a WDC.

#33 Man of the race

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:53

Maybe Renault could give that seat to the driver which will be leading GP2 in the middle of the year.

#34 Josta

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:53

Originally posted by DMJC


The guy is an F3 and GP2 Champ, i rest my case! If one is making predictions like that, then on the basis that Fisi was 10th quickest in 1st practice, one would assume a few podiums and maybe a win or two for ForceIndia in 08? Piquet will not only be fine, but will, imho, one day in the next 5 years or so, be a WDC.


When did Piqet win the GP2 championship? The GP2 I was watching saw him take 8th and 2nd in his 2 years.

#35 noikeee

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 14:57

Originally posted by Man of the race
Maybe Renault could give that seat to the driver which will be leading GP2 in the middle of the year.


Yeah, it's still a bit early to say Piquet is going to fail, he could've been just taking it easy with lots of fuel and learning the track yesterday - but if things keep going like this, Grosjean will get his F1 debut much sooner than he expected...

edit: actually looking at the FP2 times again the difference between Piquet and Alonso's top laps was only 7 tenths... I was under the impression it had been much bigger for some reason.

#36 Jackman

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 15:22

Originally posted by Man of the race
Maybe Renault could give that seat to the driver which will be leading GP2 in the middle of the year.

There's a great way to destroy the series.