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    @dragoll Hehe. Shame Bernie never had a son.. @junior-pilot True, although I take it VDG doesn’t want another backmarker run, which is why he moved to Sauber reserve in the first place. Their line up was going to be Bianchi-VDG before losing Bianchi meant Nasr-Ericsson was then ushered in to pay for Ferrari engines (Bianchi would have given them a big discount). Maybe he or Sutil will aim for the Haas seat for 2016.

    #293505
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    @theawesomefish Thanks, it’s hard to do much with Paint. It’ll hopefully look better with proper decals – did you all use photoshop? I tried to keep it simple, mimicking the DAMS GP2 look, via Roberto Moreno’s re-liveried Eurobrun ER189B. Candy also used to have a Wirral factory and sponsored Liverpool FC when I was born :D.

    Maybe the simplicity will help my car stand out? That or the lack of sponsors.. I could definitely see your car in GP2, while @davidnotcoulthard‘s makes me think of the Earth Dreams Honda (that’s not an insult btw!). @blockwall2‘s also stands out to me, purple and black, nice to see new things, lord knows F1 could do with some imaginitive liveries! It goes well with the NASA sponsorship!

    #293471
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    @davidnotcoulthard I like that it has the free software foundation and GNU operating system on it!

    Preview of mine: [url=http://postimg.org/image/wzp0yq7mf/][img=http://s23.postimg.org/wzp0yq7mf/Candy_SRT_Ford_FV2_mod.jpg][/url]

    #293432
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    Oh wow, great coup by iRacing there. An update was needed for the 2009 Williams F1. I was just looking at the MP4-12c yesterday and wondering what else would follow it!

    Sebring 12 hrs… tough track and I haven’t driven such a long race in iRacing. Sounds interesting! Which car?

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    #293425
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    @dragoll But now, instead of aiming to be Zanardi, he can aim to be Gene, his team-mate in WEC.. but even Gene had some more drives in a Williams!

    #293363
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    Merhi falls into that category @eurobrun, but seems to have lost his funding. Ellinas I would also like to see but he has a year in FR3.5, and I think cut ties with the old Marussia team, finding new management. Chilton is probably doing Indy Lights, he’s been testing it and it’s much cheaper than F1 @hunocsi. Lol @rjoconnell. I hope Stanaway lands on his feet at the Status GP2 team @fixy. Rossi is in at Racing Engineering.

    15 races… probably £7.5m~ would be asked for? On that note… they could get that wiped off the debts owed to McLaren or Ferrari. Magnussen and Gutierrez will be doing nothing this year… McLaren/Ferrari have sim-drivers like Turvey or Vergne, so they could turn up. Gutierrez probably wants to drive in the Mexican GP. Vandoorne would be interesting, and hopefully lead to Ocon getting a DAMS seat to make GP2 even more competitive. I agree that Vandoorne-Stevens would probably be similar to Bianchi-Chilton!

    If we presume Stevens runs the full season.. how many drivers will try the second seat? Could be 1, 2 or 3..

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    “Magic power” instantly makes me think of Wimille-Fangio or Senna-Schumacher in equal equipment! The two legendary driver battles that were never fully realised!

    Public opinion from Keith’s poll has Magnussen-Vergne as the prominent line up for a ‘resurrected Caterham’.

    Pre-season testing drivers indicate it might be Wehrlein and Palmer, especially if it was powered by a Mercedes engine and backed by MSV ;).

    If we are rescuing promising careers that would otherwise disappear, it would have to be Frijns and someone like Ocon, Kirchhoefer etc. with two/three seasons to get into the groove, like at Toro Rosso.

    Rescuing recent lost drivers, Kubica-Bianchi would be a stellar line up for a ‘second Ferrari’ team, maybe called Alfa Romeo or something like that..

    Adding in two wheels would need a valid four wheel comparison as well.. for this I’d go with Surtees-Rossi. Kubica-Loeb could be another for rallying.

    Davidson-Lotterer would be an interesting F1 “what could have been” comparison at their peaks vs. their peers at their peaks, namely Alonso, Raikkonen, Button, Massa, Webber.

    To compete against drivers currently at their peaks, Kobayashi-Di Resta would fit in well with a second Ferrari squad to go up against Grosjean, Hulkenberg etc.

    #293266
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    That would be a good line-up, I wish to see them both in GP2.

    Can Status afford to hire them both, and still pay the bills? @billyos

    #292779
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    Well, at this point in time, it simply has to be Bottas. Especially if he’s in the second best package this year, all it takes is for Mercedes to collide and him to beat Massa and he has a win, like Ricciardo last year. We’ll see the Williams hand at the final test..

    #292487
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    F1 has double points at the last round, FE has double racing… what’s not to like! Now I realise that I’d been thinking they would go clockwise around the park this whole time.

    All the chicanes I imagine are to stop it being near top speed most of the lap and to slow cars down in the event of lack of run-off/barriers all around. Long Beach is refreshing in that they have cut the extra part, and only have one chicane, which is actually located in a decent position.

    #292310
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    So we’ve seen bikes, karts… what on earth would car racing be like on the Isle of Man?!

    Full mountain course is being built for GPL.. so at least virtual 1967 F1 cars can drive the course, but I can imagine they would actually have car races on the classic circuit..

    #292134
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    Great news for Stoneman to get that FR3.5 chance with Red Bull. In a similar vein, Honda have announced their plans for 2015, which includes 2014 Japanese F3 champion Nobuharu Matsushita replacing Takuya Izawa at ART GP. Izawa will drive in Super Formula, alongside Fabio Leimer, Narain Karthikeyan, Daisuke Nakajima and Bertrand Baguette.

    http://world.honda.com/news/2015/c150213Motorsports-Overview/index.html

    Binder is also confirmed alongside Marciello at Trident.

    #291926
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    Bozak confirmed at Arden, moving up from FR2.0? First Polish driver in the series.

    Most of the top ten should move on if they can.. I just hope that Tuscher and Ghiotto can take it to Fuoco.

    #291925
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    @billyos Yes, he has, and Latifi has been confirmed at Arden, alongside SMP-backed Orudzhev. Van Buuren is in at Lotus alongside Vaxiviere. Over half the seats are now confirmed! Yet only 4 in GP3..

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