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Silly Season 2012

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  • #173056
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    Red Bull Renault F1 Team
    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Mark Webber

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
    3. Lewis Hamilton
    4. Jenson Button

    Scuderia Ferrari
    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Felipe Massa

    Mercedes GP Petronas
    7. Michael Schumacher
    8. Nico Rosberg

    Lotus Renault GP
    9. Vitaly Petrov
    10. Romain Grosjean

    Sahara Force India
    11. Paul Di Resta
    12. Nico Hulkenberg

    Sauber F1 Team
    14. Kamui Kobayashi
    15. Sergio Perez

    Scuderia Toro Rosso
    16. Sebastien Buemi
    17. Jaime Alguersuari

    AT&T Williams
    18. Kimi Raikkonen
    19. Pastor Maldonado

    Team Caterham
    20. Heikki Kovalainen
    21. Adrian Sutil

    Hispania F1
    22. Pedro de la Rosa
    23. Jerome D’Ambrosio

    Marussia F1
    24. Timo Glock
    25. Charles Pic

    – Renault decide to buy Red Bull Racing making Red Bull now the sponsor of the new Renault F1 factory team.
    – Caterham buy Trulli’s contract, and Sutil replaces him.
    – D’Ambrosio goes to HRT after being dropped by Virgin/Marussia

    #173057
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    RED BULL:
    1. Vettel
    2. Webber

    McLaren
    3. Button
    4. Hamilton

    Ferrari
    5. Alonso
    6. Massa

    Mercedes:
    7. Rosberg
    8. Schumacher

    Renault
    9. Petrov
    10. Grosjean

    Force India
    11. di Resta
    12. Hülkenberg

    Sauber
    14. Kobayashi
    15. Perez

    STR
    16. Ricciardo
    17. Vergne

    Williams
    18. Maldonado
    19. Bottas

    Caterham
    20. Kovalainen
    21. Trulli

    HRT
    22. Liuzzi
    23. de la Rosa

    Marussia
    24. Glock
    25. Pic

    Changes:
    Sutil moves into the DTM with a Mercedes team; earns a senior Mercedes test role.

    Barrichello is ousted in favour of Finnish talent Valtteri Bottas when the Kimi Raïkkönen deal does not materialize (this has been reported through an Italian source). Barrichello moves into Stock Car Brasil.

    Jerome d’Ambrosio loses his seat to Pic; becomes a Renault test driver alongside Charouz and Korjus.

    Grosjean replaces Senna, who becomes a McLaren test driver in place of de la Rosa.

    Ricciardo and Vergne are promoted to STR seats at the expense of Alguersuari and Buemi, who become GT or Indy drivers.

    Pic and Hülknenberg join the grid, respectively replacing d’Ambrosio and Sutil.

    #173058
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    D’Ambrosio out. Pic in.

    #173059
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    Seeing a lot more on Twitter about Raikkonen to LRGP right now. James Allen says “Sources telling me F1 fans should keep your eyes on Twitter and websites this evening for Kimi Raikkonen news….”

    #173060
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    Currently there’s Kimi madness on twitter.

    #173061
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    Apparently rumour has it he’s carrying Nokia sponsorship.

    #173062
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    Bah. Stupid rumours.

    #173063
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    I think what James Allen meant to say was “sources telling me F1 fans should keep your eyes on Twitter and websites this evening to see more overhyped Kimi Räikkönen rumors.”

    I hope it’s settled sooner than later so we don’t have to hear a whole winter of unfounded rumors. Props to Marussia for making their announcement nice and quick. Wonder if HRT will pick a second driver in time for testing.

    #173064
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    Apparently rumour has it he’s carrying Nokia sponsorship.

    @portugoose – These rumours have come up before, back when Raikkonen was first rumoured to be talking to Williams. Nokia have already said they’re not interested in Formula 1. The aforementioined Twitter madness is just people re-posting what someone else has said. I find it very suspicious that Raikkonen spends months in negotiations with Williams, but then sings with Renault in a matter of days of the Williams talks falling apart, and all with the backing of a sponsor who has given a blanket “no” response to entering Formula 1. I’d say it’s probably just Raikkonen’s fans trying to convince themselves and the world that Raikkonen will race in 2012 now that Williams have given up on him.

    #173065
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    And Kimmi slots into Lotus Renault…

    What has me interested still is Rubinho’s spot at Williams. I think with the departure of Sam Michaels and Patrick Head from the side, there will be “change” afoot at Williams. I think they’ll change it up and try something different. So seeing as their previous strategy is to have 1 experienced and 1 debutant, I think that Rubens will not be asked back next year if they want to shake it up…

    It all depends on the direction Williams takes for next year… But still hanging out to see what happens.

    #173066
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    Of the seats yet to be decided, here is who I think will get them, and then who I think deserves to be there.

    Lotus: Grosjean, he deserves a chance alongside Kimi.

    Force India: Di Resta and Hulkenberg, though it’s stupid to get rid of Sutil.

    Toro Rosso: Alguesari and Buemi should stay. I think they will.

    Williams: Sutil and Maldonado. Maldonado should get the boot, Sutil should join Barrichello, it would be a strong lineup.

    Caterham: Kovaleinen and Vergne. I’d keep Trulli for consistency and experience, but RedBull dollars are so powerful.

    HRT: De la Rosa and Riccardio. De la Rosa will give HRT experience and guidance, not as dumb a move as many would think. Riccardio will stay, be okay, not as strong as Liuzzi would be.

    Marussia: Pic is confirmed to be there alongside Glock. They should pick up Petrov instead, provided LRGP give him the boot. A experienced Russian driver in a “Russian” team would be a boon to an organization who’s only meaningful achievement is being able to hold onto Glock’s talent and mostly waste it.

    #173067
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    Red bull:
    1. vettel
    2. webber

    Mclaren:
    3. button
    4. hamilton

    Ferrari:
    5. alonso
    6. massa

    Mercedes:
    7. rosberg
    8. schumacher

    Lotus gp:
    9. Raikkonen
    10. Senna (Embratel $$)

    Force India:
    11. di resta
    12. hulkenberg

    Sauber:
    14. Kobayashi
    15. Perez

    STR:
    16. Ricciardo
    17. Vergne

    Williams:
    18. Sutil
    19. Glock

    Caterham:
    20. Kovalinen
    21. Grojean

    HRT:
    22. De La Rosa
    23. Bottas (williams gearbox connection?)

    Maurussia:
    24. Petrov
    25. Pic

    could happen?…

    #173068
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    Possibly see one of the renault lineup in a williams as part of the new Renault deal? Maybe Grojean in there?

    #173069
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    @mike-e – it’s long been suspected that Renault might “encourage” a customer team to take a Renault-backed driver (with Caterham being the popular choice), but the problem with that theory is that Renault no longer have any factory involvement in any of the teams. They just provide them with engines. Even though Eric Boullier is team principal of “Renault”, they haven’t actually been Renault for two years, and nobody in Renault proper has any direct connection to the likes of Grosjean.

    #173070
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    Official FIA Entry list, quite a few spots still available…

    Interesting to note, HRT haven’t named DelaRosa nor have they named an engine supplier.
    I’m guessing it’s HRT laziness and disorganization rather than any true indicator of their
    current position.

    2012 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List
    30/11/2011

    RED BULL RACING
    1 Sebastian VETTEL (DEU)
    2 Mark WEBBER (AUS)

    VODAFONE MCLAREN MERCEDES (GBR)
    3 Jenson BUTTON (GBR)
    4 Lewis HAMILTON (GBR)

    SCUDERIA FERRARI
    5 Fernando ALONSO (ESP)
    6 Felipe MASSA (BRA)

    MERCEDES GP PETRONAS F1 TEAM (DEU)
    7 Michael SCHUMACHER (DEU)
    8 Nico ROSBERG (DEU)

    LOTUS F1 TEAM
    9 Kimi RAIKKONEN (FIN)
    10 TBA

    SAHARA FORCE INDIA
    11 TBA
    12 TBA

    SAUBER F1 TEAM
    14 Kamui KOBAYASHI (JPN)
    15 Sergio PEREZ MENDOZA (MEX)

    SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO
    16 TBA
    17 TBA

    AT&T WILLIAMS
    18 TBA
    19 TBA

    CATERHAM F1 TEAM
    20 Heikki KOVALAINEN (FIN)
    21 Jarno TRULLI (ITA)

    HRT F1 TEAM
    22 TBA
    23 TBA HRT/TBA

    MARUSSIA F1 TEAM
    24 Timo GLOCK (DEU)
    25 Charles PIC (FRA)

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