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#6301 jstrains

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:03

Rubens stated in his F1 podcast that he had an offer from McLaren he denied after Brawn GP



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#6302 r4mses

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:22

Rubens stated in his F1 podcast that he had an offer from McLaren he denied after Brawn GP

 

And he chose Williams instead? C'mon...  :stoned:



#6303 Anja

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:26

And he chose Williams instead? C'mon...  :stoned:

 

Not to mention it would mean they chose him over Button or Hamilton. You know, the two drivers who won the championship in two previous season. Doesn't make any sense. 

 

Unless that offer was for a third driver role...


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#6304 r4mses

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:28

Next to nothing happened this silly season but we still got 126 pages of awesome content. Cheers y'all. See ya in the 2021 thread.

 

Well, ROS called it quits on Dec 2nd, so we still got a few minutes left  :stoned:

 

(or five days after the final race, hence we stil got until Friday)



#6305 boomn

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:32

Well, ROS called it quits on Dec 2nd, so we still got a few minutes left  :stoned:

 

(or five days after the final race, hence we stil got until Friday)

He announced it at the FIA Gala, which will be this Friday the 6th.

 

queue suspenseful music.....



#6306 garoidb

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:33

He announced it at the FIA Gala, which will be this Friday the 6th.

 

queue suspenseful music.....

 

 

... he's coming back   ;) .



#6307 Myrvold

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:36

Not to mention it would mean they chose him over Button or Hamilton. You know, the two drivers who won the championship in two previous season. Doesn't make any sense. 
 
Unless that offer was for a third driver role...


IIRC (again). Barrichello was given the offer/was in talks with, at a time where Button was believed to be off the market. This is all going off memory from a national news site (where I'm from), but there it was said that Barrichello stalled a bit, seemingly trying to keep his seat at Brawn for 2010. And then stalled himself out of a McLaren seat when Button suddenly emerged on the market, and when Merc bought Brawn he was definitely out there as well.



#6308 PayasYouRace

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 22:42

That's sort of how I remember it. In my head Barrichello was in the frame to replace Kovalainen at McLaren when the Brawn/Mercedes lineup for 2010 was expected to be Button and Rosberg. Then when Jenson decided to make a move, McLaren obviously preferred him, and Mercedes chose to give Schumacher the comeback drive, giving Rubens little choice.