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  • #248190
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    I read somewhere that Marcus said he is for the first time in his life getting paid to race.

    Any truth to this?

    #246303
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    Damn, that Macca doesn’t look nice at all!

    #248052
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    Where does Proton stand amid all this? Lotus Group is wholly owned by Proton, and I am curious as to why Proton isn’t more aggressively backing the team.

    #247928
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    I think KevMag will beat JB hands down. JB’s an old dog who doesn’t deserve his spot in F1.

    Anyway, I predict 2 wins, 7 podiums, 3 poles. Him to beat Button by at least 43 points. 4th in championship. Many podiums lost due to car failures/errors.

    #247255
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    Superstitious? Meh, all the more reason to go for it and put a death knell into the believers of such perverted logic.

    I was a (field) hockey player in my school days, and I recall when I became captain aged 15, I specifically chose the jersey No. 13 for this reason.

    #246948
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    Surprised to learn she’s a year younger. In the photo on the previous page, where Vettel is MUCH younger than now, she already looks pretty matured.

    #245710
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    I can’t see why anyone has issues with Maldonado in a Lotus. Don’t forget, not too long ago, RoGro and PM were considered the bad boys of F1, but both have come a long way. When he had the car last year, Maldonado was oftentimes brilliant, though inconsistent and rash at the same time.

    I bet he’s more experienced now, and with RoGro I envision them to continue Lotus’ good form. Won’t discount another win or two next year too.

    But, Magnussen at McLaren is the best news all year. I always was opposed to the signing of Perez (knew his podiums last year were strategy flukes), so yeah he’s to hoping Hamilton returns in 2015!

    #245461
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    My ideal podium: Maldonado, Grosjean, Massa.

    Next year will be a cracker though. Maldonado will be cursing himself as Massa wins the WDC. :)

    #244962
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    @rjoconnell I never said he didn’t deserve them. All I said was him getting those podiums were mostly due to alternative strategy rather than having outright pace.

    #244784
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    Yeah, I can imagine Massa lifting the WDC in 2014! With Williams at that…perfect way for poetic justice to be dealt to him.

    I just hope he shows us he can compete, rather than Baricello who went to Williams like as if it was a retirement home.

    #244959
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    Ok guys, I wish to know something. Why is the general consensus here that Perez has been hard done by?

    Firstly, I always thought he was the wrong choice for McLaren. All of his podiums in 2012 were flukes, in the sense he was HEAVILY aided by heavily alternative strategies. Last year, there was quite a big tyre lottery, and on many occasions Perez was able to capitalise on this. If anything, the only good thing was that he was kind enough on the tyres to make such strategies work. But it in no way showed he had raw speed. AND, don’t forget he often fell out in Q2 when Kobayashi put the car in the Top 10 shootout.

    Also, why is everyone saying Magnussen has to “earn his stripes” in a lesser team? For the fact he is going to be paid by McLaren to drive for them on merit, I refuse to see how that argument holds up. He earned his stripes in the junior categories, in the simulator, testing sessions etc.

    Don’t forget, if Lewis was to have been sent to a midfield team in 2007, he probably would never have graduated to McLaren. We all know Lewis is easily discouraged by weaker machines and distracted, and while he’d have shown some sense of speed, he would never have been good enough over the course of a season. In a McLaren, he built his confidence up quickly and arguably had the greatest debut season for a driver the sport had ever seen.

    #244648
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    So it looks like Magnussen will be the McLaren driver for next year. Hell yeah!

    I am excited already.

    #244647
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    Force India was the third incarnate of Jordan, so well…he’s not wrong in spirit ;)

    #244823
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    “8. Lewis Hamilton (results in a very competitive era and always with very strong teammates)”

    OK…if you consider JB and Kovy strong. Alonso was just for the one year (I agree Lewis trounced him)…but that’s it. He hasn’t done much better than Rosberg this year TBH.

    While I love Lewis and I believe he is the purest racer on the grid, placing him at No.8 seems suspicious. Why is he ahead of Alonso and Raikkonen?

    #243817
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    Wow Kingshark, that’s amazing. Did Williams really have the second largest budget in 2004? If so, that doesn’t augur well for McLaren. The problem here is McLaren have just been off the scale this year. You can’t even say they’re the fifth fastest team at the moment. Probably seventh/eighth.

    If they fare any worse next year, and their car sales don’t take off, it could be curtains. I hope Dennis comes back at year end.

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