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15th September 2014, 4:22 at 4:22 am #274727
Over the last 3 rounds/6 races Merhi has outscored Sainz Jr 123 points to 53.
He’s certainly the man in form, and its sets us up for a fascinating end to the season.26th August 2014, 0:34 at 12:34 am #271988
Bottas on Vettel at Les Combes.
Rosberg on Bottas at Blanchimont (IIRC) was also pretty handy.9th June 2014, 22:07 at 10:07 pm #262967
Quite possibly Button taking both Alonso and Hulkenberg in one move. Of course, there doesn’t seem to be any vision of this, so can’t be sure!12th April 2014, 13:18 at 1:18 pm #256761
And here’s the link to the Formula Renault 2.0 race that I am watching now:-12th April 2014, 11:16 at 11:16 am #256754
Yes, it’s weird @keithcollantine. It was on the Formula Renault channel and when I posted the link it had a countdown to the race start. Seemed too good to be true….12th April 2014, 6:24 at 6:24 am #256745
Looks like Formula Renault will be streaming each race live on Youtube:-3rd November 2013, 11:46 at 11:46 am #244434
Ok I’m just going to come out and say it, having had my doubts about him for some time. Despite a turn of speed, Sainz Jr suffers from a fatal lack of race craft. On his results over the last couple of years , he probably deserves to be dropped from the Red Bull junior team. But I suspect his famous name and some influential backing will save him, and we’ll see him in a Red Bull backed car in WSR 3.5 next year.26th September 2013, 3:37 at 3:37 am #229888
I love the breathless reverence with which “Brazilian sources” are treated and repeated in media reports, despite their long track record of getting it wrong. As an example, wasn’t Nasr tipped by Brazilian media just a few weeks ago to be heading to Toro Rosso next year, only to have the rumours squashed within days by Tost?13th September 2013, 11:48 at 11:48 am #229836
@sward28 I can’t see them promoting Kvyat to F1 next year even if he wins the GP3 title. A lot of people like to point the Alguersuari example, but the reality is that it is acknowledged by almost everyone now, including Jaime himself, that he was put into F1 too early. Red Bull are very savvy and I don’t doubt that they learned from that experience. That’s why they’ve carefully prepared the two most recent STR graduates, Ricciardo and Vergne, with YDT tests, WSR campaigns and FP1 sessions before giving them a full time seat. I see no reason why they’d change that now, or overlook da Costa when they’ve clearly been preparing him for the step up.12th September 2013, 4:00 at 4:00 am #240363
Great photo @raymondu999 I’ve been wondering what the new corner would look like, cheers!11th September 2013, 6:28 at 6:28 am #241673
Well, it didn’t take long for this debate to start, Kimi’s isn’t even formally signed up yet! :-)10th September 2013, 11:00 at 11:00 am #229809
@prisoner-monkeys They’ll pick him anyway. AFdC has been far from terrible this season – he’s in fifth place in WSR 3.5 after all, despite terrible luck, with a win and two podiums. It’s only because of the over the top type hype surrounding him at the season’s start that so many have been disappointed with him.
Marko has made it clear that they’ll promote someone from within their junior program. They’re not going to pick Sainz, who’s currently in 9th place in GP3 and hasn’t won a race in the series, and has just three WSR races under his belt. Nor are they going to pick Kvyat (who I rate highly BTW) who has driven a Formula One car just once. Ricciardo was given (almost) two seasons in WSR, 2 YDTs, 9 FP1s and 11 races with HRT before he was promoted to STR. Vergne had one and a bit seasons in WSR, 2 YDTs and 3 FP1 sessions before his elevation. The only driver who ticks all the boxes is da Costa. And, if any more evidence was needed, who got the most time in the Red Bull at the most recent YDT?
It’s da Costa and no one else on the short list, and Marko is just giving him a prod.10th September 2013, 6:53 at 6:53 am #229806
Well, it looks like you can rule out those silly rumours about Nasr to Toro Rosso:-
And it also sounds like Marko thinks Sainz Jr and Kvyat are still a bit too young. I think they’ve learned their lesson from promoting Alguersuari too early.
For my money it’s got to be da Costa, and the remarks from Marko quoted in the article above are probably intended simply to motivate the young Portugese driver to finish the final WSR races strongly.3rd June 2013, 6:28 at 6:28 am #237315
@journeyer I agree that Magnussen is looking a very good shot for this year’s title, and generally whoever who wins the WSR 3.5 title is worthy of an F1 seat, particularly given the depth of the field the last few years.
However, you might want to re-think your 99% assessment, given that the last 3 title winners (Aleshin, Wickens, Frijns) have failed to land an F1 seat, although Frijns has scored the Sauber reserve role.
Ironically, the second placed driver in each of the last 3 years (Ricciardo, Vergne, Bianchi)has landed an F1 seat the following year. So perhaps AFdC should be concentrating not on catching Magnussen, but beating Vandoorne to 2nd place!28th May 2013, 0:55 at 12:55 am #237183
@aish is any of the information in your post confidential? Because if it is, you might have an issue with your employer and client. Even if not, I can’t imagine they’d be happy with an employee publicly speculating on the financial health of a client. I’m not trying to have a go at you, just concerned at your employment prospects :-)