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Silly season: 2014 F1 driver market

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  • #229710
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    Meander
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    I say it seems like a number of contracts may well be breached/bought-out.

    *IF* Alsonso leaves Ferrari, I think they will do a move and poach drivers from other top teams. They’ll never go for two “top-team-rookies”. Hell, Alonso leaving might even save Massa’s career by forcing Ferrari to resign him. But I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Ferrari started shaking some trees (contracts) to see what falls out, so to speak. How good are the McLaren contracts? I believe they’ve talked to Button before. What about Webber’s with Porsche? I don’t think Rosberg would leave Mercedes but what if they just start throwing money at people? Not a new tactic.

    #229712
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    (can’t edit..)

    PS. By the way, who’s to sy they won’t do that anyway to secure their second driver, even if Alonso stays?

    #229713
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    Infiniti Red Bull Renault

    Sebastian Vettel
    Kimi Raikkonen

    Swayed by Sebastian Vettel’s preferences, they go for Kimi.

    Merceds AMG Petronas

    Lewis Hamilton
    Nico Rosberg

    No change

    Total Lotus Renault

    Romain Grosjean
    Jules Bianchi

    Kimi is replaced by Jules, as Lotus get even more Total sponsorship

    Scuderia Ferrari

    Fernando Alonso
    Nico Hulkenberg

    Talks of Alonso to Red Bull come to nothing, and Massa is replaced by Hulkenberg

    Claro McLaren Mercedes

    Jenson Button
    Sergio Perez

    No change, test driver role for Gutierez for increased mexican sponsorship

    Tata Force India Mercedes

    Adrian Sutil
    Narain Karthikeyan

    Kingfisher goes bust and Di Resta gets beaten again by Sutil, so Tata take over the team, fire di Resta and bring in Karthikeyan to promote Tata

    Toro Rosso Renault

    Daniel Ricciardo
    Carlos Sainz Jnr

    Sainz Jnr is brought in to replace Vergne, Ricciardo sadly stays on.

    Sauber Ferrari Petrobras

    Felipe Massa
    Sergey Sirotkin

    Massa appeals for sponsorship form Brazil and gets Petrobras and TNT, meaning Sauber take him on to help guide the inexperienced Sirotkin. Sauber become one of the richest eams on the grid form their sponsorship.

    Williams Mercedes

    Pastor Maldonado
    Valtteri Bottas

    Maldonado keeps sponsorship, no change

    Marussia Ferrari

    Max Chilton
    Kevin Magnussen

    Pay driver and talented driver

    Caterham Renault

    Charles Pic
    Heikki Kovalainen

    van der Garde dropped after hopeless reults, they turn to old friend Heikki

    #229714
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    For the moment it is:
    1. Who will get the Red Bull seat? (4 votes)
    Ricciardo 50% – Raikkonen 50%
    2. Will Massa leave from Ferrari? (4 votes)
    100% Yes
    3. Where will Hulkenberg go? (4 votes)
    Ferrari 50% – McLaren 25% – Lotus 25%

    #229715
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    1. Who will get the Red Bull seat? Ricciardo
    2. Will Massa leave from Ferrari? Yes
    3. Where will Hulkenberg go? Ferrari

    #229716
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    1. Who will get the Red Bull seat?
    Daniel Ricciardo
    2. Will Massa leave from Ferrari?
    No, another 1 year contract
    3. Where will Hulkenberg go?
    Out of F1

    About Hülkenberg: Assuming Ferrari and Lotus keep their current drivers, he’s not going there. Staying at Sauber or moving back to either Force India or Williams are of course options, but it just seems unlikely. Sadly I think there’s a decent chance that he will go out like Kobayashi did. I hope I’m wrong though, cause I would love to see him in a Ferrari.

    #229717
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    if red bull dont sign riccardo it will make a total mockery of their young driver programme, think I would go for jaime meself

    as for alonso he wont go anywhere, he,s just stirring it, as usual

    #229718
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    1. Who will get the Red Bull seat?
    Daniel Ricciardo
    2. Will Massa leave from Ferrari?
    No. But if yes replaced by Kobayashi
    3. Where will Hulkenberg go?
    Either exit or move sideways again.

    #229719
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    1. Ricciardo
    2. Yes
    3. Ferrari

    I think most people are wishing this to happen, but in all honesty, Saints is likely right given F1’s sometime bizarre logic (money), and I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if Prisoner Monkeys’ theory came true. Ricciardo does have some Italian heritage in him there, and his recent Cheshire Cat grins indicate he knows something that we don’t know! Funny if Paul di Resta is passed up on the heritage vote by Ricciardo!

    #229720
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    @fastiesty – Actually, that’s just Ricciardo being Ricciardo. His race could last two hundred metres before his engine blew, and he’d still be grinning.

    #229721
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    1. Who will get the Red Bull seat? (8 votes)
    Ricciardo 75% – Raikkonen 25%
    2. Will Massa leave from Ferrari? (8 votes)
    Yes 87,5% – No 12,5%
    3. Where will Hulkenberg go? (8 votes)
    Ferrari 50% – Out of F1 25% – McLaren 12,5% – Lotus 12,5%

    #229722
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    I’d love to see Kamui to Ferrari. :)

    #229723
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    My second try..
    Red Bull: Vettel, Ricciardo (Buemi)
    Mercedes: Hamilton, Rosberg (Bird)
    Ferrari: Alonso, Hulkenberg (Rigon)
    Lotus: Raikkonen, Grosjean (Sorensen)
    Force India: di Resta, Calado (Daly)
    McLaren: Button, Perez (Vandoorne)
    Toro Rosso: Felix da Costa, Coletti (Buemi)
    Sauber: Maldonado, Bianchi (Sirotkin)
    Williams: Bottas, Nasr (Juncadella)
    Marussia: Chilton, Magnussen (Gonzalez)
    Caterham: Pic, Stevens (Rossi)

    #229724
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    I’m going to have two go’s. What I actually think will happen and what I’d love to happen (with a hint of realism!).

    Realistic:
    Red Bull: Vettel, Ricciardo
    Mercedes: Hamilton, Rosberg
    Ferrari: Alonso, Hulkenberg
    Lotus: Raikkonen, Vergne
    McLaren: Button, Perez
    Force India: Di Resta, Sutil
    Sauber: Sirotkin, Guttierez
    Williams: Bottas, Maldonado
    Toro Rosso: da Costa, Sainz Jr.
    Marussia: Chilton, Bianchi
    Caterham: Pic, van der Garde

    Fantasy:
    Red Bull: Raikkonen, Alonso
    Mercedes: Hamilton, Rosberg
    Ferrari: Vettel, Hulkenberg
    Lotus: Di Resta, Ricciardo
    McLaren: Button, Perez
    Force India: Kobayashi, Sutil
    Sauber: Sirotkin, Maldonado
    Williams: Bottas, Vergne
    Toro Rosso: da Costa, Sainz Jr.
    Marussia: Chilton, Bianchi
    Caterham: Pic, van der Garde

    #229725
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    Iestyn Davies
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    @prisoner-monkeys True, I meant he was at a 10 on the Ricciardo scale of happiness!

    Thinking about it, it’s hard to see Raikkonen not wanting a go in the Red Bull if he believes he can beat Vettel in equal machinery – perhaps some payback for losing 2008 to Ferrari – beating them to 2014 title!

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