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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Got Taku's autograph in Montreal in '04 in the paddock .
    I'd love to see him win it , if Zo and Pablum can't .
    He's a cool little dude .
    Was that the infamous time Taku ejaculated: "No pen, no pen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koz View Post

    But, realistically how many drivers would take a risk in coming for a one off at Monaco, of all places, with McLaren in its current state?
    I will.

    If McLaren wants me to drive their car, I'll do it
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    Unless Chevrolet has a new package, I expect Alonzo will qualify in the top 6.
    Last edited by Stan Reid; 15th April 2017 at 11:34.
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    I am really excited to see this. I would like to see Fred have a whole season over there if he does leave F1. I would like him to stay in F1 but it is seemingly difficult to find a decent team for him.

    Seeing Jenson in Monaco will be fun. They will hope his experience counts.
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    It's really boring that they're giving the vacated seat to Button. Button is near the end of his career. Shouldn't McLaren spend more time looking for younger talent? In my humble opinion, one extremely obvious choice is Seb Buemi, who is now basically the hottest commodity in open-wheel sports outside of F1. Let's see the resume:

    2014 WEC championship winner for Toyota (with the rest of the team of course)
    2014-2015 Inaugural Formula E season championship runner-up
    2015-2016 Formula E season champion
    2016-2017 Formula E season leader

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I will.

    If McLaren wants me to drive their car, I'll do it

    You sure about that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    Delighted for Fernando. It's such a shame he has not had the machinery to win in F1 over the last 12 years. One of the best drivers ever. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him win the Indy 500.
    It's only his fault he always makes the worst possible teams transfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post
    Was that the infamous time Taku ejaculated: "No pen, no pen!
    Yeah , it was great .
    My wife spotted him first and yelled my name , saying "It's Taku!" .
    The hundred or so others around all looked at me , as did Takuma , as it seemed I must know him , from her immediate reaction .

    But , of course I didn't , and in my rush up to him , I hadn't grabbed the sharpie , so handing him my program became instantly comical .

    I think it was probably the only ballpoint autograph he signed that day .
    It was a good laugh .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koz View Post
    There will be quite a few former-F1 drivers at Indy.

    But, realistically how many drivers would take a risk in coming for a one off at Monaco, of all places, with McLaren in its current state?

    If it was a great car, sure... But you know, right now it seems like a lose-lose situation, when you're looking at coming last; and it's not great for McLaren to have a "star" driver to come in and be at the tail of the grid or have DNFs either, it might end up hurting everyone's reputation by the end of the weekend.
    Putting it another way , though , a lot of those guys dream of the chance , and they wouldn't have much pressure , in a way , with a car seen as far off the pace as it is .
    Getting anywhere , even only to the end of the race would surely look like a win to most out there .

    Don't forget that those guys from the Indycar series race street tracks regularly , so they shouldn't be in water quite as deep as Fred may be on an oval .

    That all said , Jensen shouldn't cost too much in carbon fiber , which could be a factor there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Yeah , it was great .
    My wife spotted him first and yelled my name , saying "It's Taku!" .
    The hundred or so others around all looked at me , as did Takuma , as it seemed I must know him , from her immediate reaction .

    But , of course I didn't , and in my rush up to him , I hadn't grabbed the sharpie , so handing him my program became instantly comical .

    I think it was probably the only ballpoint autograph he signed that day .
    It was a good laugh .
    Great moment dude. You know I'm really missing those V10 days. Back then BMW developed a winning engine in it's second season. Plus is was fun to watch Honda's "Suzuka Specials" go blamo!
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