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ArrowsFA1
20th May 2008, 13:30
Kubica to Ferrari if BMW do not resign him.
Raikkonen to retire if he wins a second WDC this year.
BMW to bid for Alonso if they lost Kubica
Heidfeld expected to stay at BMW
Grosjean or Sato in shootout to replace Piquet this year
Webber to Renault
Massa to Renault
Vettel to Red Bull
Button stays at Honda.
Barrichello leaves Honda
Sato or Massa to Honda

http://www.gpweek.com/

N. Jones
20th May 2008, 13:49
If Kimi retires and Ferrari doesn't want Alonso then where does Fernando go? I have a feeling BMW are very keen on keeping Kubica so I don't think there is room at BMW.

I can see Vettel going to Red Bull and Jenson staying at Honda. I can also see Rubens leaving Honda, either by choice or by force.

ioan
20th May 2008, 14:03
Why would Massa want to go to Renault when he has a deal with Ferrari to the end of 2010, especially if Kimi retires and Ferrari don't want Alonso?!

SGWilko
20th May 2008, 14:56
Arguably Fleetwood Mac's best album.

millencolin
20th May 2008, 16:29
Hmm, going by that list of rumours

Ferrari - Kubica and Raikkonen (perhaps)
Mclaren - Lewis and Heikki
BMW - Alonso and Heidfeld
Renault - Webber and Sato? Grojean?
Red Bull - Vettel and Crazy Dave
Honda - Massa and Button

Well... different would be an understatement

If this was the case, I would want Renault to pull their heads out of their arses and design a bloody race winner :p :

N. Jones
20th May 2008, 17:26
Why would Massa want to go to Renault when he has a deal with Ferrari to the end of 2010, especially if Kimi retires and Ferrari don't want Alonso?!

I agree as I highly doubt Massa is going anywhere.

N. Jones
20th May 2008, 17:30
Hmm, going by that list of rumours

Ferrari - Kubica and Raikkonen (perhaps)
Mclaren - Lewis and Heikki
BMW - Alonso and Heidfeld
Renault - Webber and Sato? Grojean?
Red Bull - Vettel and Crazy Dave
Honda - Massa and Button

Well... different would be an understatement

If this was the case, I would want Renault to pull their heads out of their arses and design a bloody race winner :p :

Hmm, I don't agree with some of this:

Ferrari would be Kubica & Massa
Renault would be somebody and somebody, maybe it would be Piquet & Barichello?
Red Bull will be Webber & Vettel. Mark has done very well at RBR and they are slowly getting better. Since Renault hasn't excelled that much it looks like a lateral move to me.

Massa to Honda? I highly doubt it although they are going to get much better with Brawn there. Maybe they will go back to Button & Sato??

20th May 2008, 17:35
Arguably Fleetwood Mac's best album.

But surely, by definition, that would have to be 'The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac'?

Back on topic, I'll add the rumour mill that Stevie Nicks is having a seat-fitting at Mclaren next week, the MP4/24 will be designed by Mick Fleetwood, will feature an 'Albatross' front wing and when Heikki & Lewis collide at the first corner of the 2009 Singapore GP the headlines around the world will read 'Tangle In The Night'

keysersoze
20th May 2008, 17:54
But surely, by definition, that would have to be 'The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac'?

Back on topic, I'll add the rumour mill that Stevie Nicks is having a seat-fitting at Mclaren next week, the MP4/24 will be designed by Mick Fleetwood, will feature an 'Albatross' front wing and when Heikki & Lewis collide at the first corner of the 2009 Singapore GP the headlines around the world will read 'Tangle In The Night'

tusk tusk ;)

Willard67
20th May 2008, 17:58
Furthermore to that, I heard that Rick Vito was planning to take Max's place as president of the FIA, and Christine McVie is in line to take Piquet's seat at Renault, as he appears to be the weakest link in the chain - No Questions Asked there ;)

No, seriously it wouldn't surprise me to see the following happen though:

Ferrari - Same as this year
McLaren - Heikki and Hamilton
BMW - Kubica and Alonso
Renault - Webber and probably Grosjean. I'm not convinced about Sato's going there.
Williams - Rosberg and ?
Toyota - Trulli and Glock, with a two year extension on Trulli's contract 'til '11.
Red Bull - Vettel and Bourdais
Honda - Button and maybe, just maybe, Sato.
Force India - Fisichella and someone else. Not Sutil.

mirek01
20th May 2008, 21:20
I think Ferrari,McLaren, BMW,Renault(Piquet could be out and then maybe Bourdais?) will stay the same and Williams and Toyota could be too on the same pairing of drivers.
Red Bull-Weber & Vettel
Honda-Button & Sato
Force India-Fisichella & ?(someone new)
STR-depends who buy this team no thoughts for now
So I'm predicting to Coulthard and Barrichello end F1 carrier

Valve Bounce
21st May 2008, 00:43
Kubica to Ferrari if BMW do not resign him.
Raikkonen to retire if he wins a second WDC this year.
BMW to bid for Alonso if they lost Kubica
Heidfeld expected to stay at BMW
Grosjean or Sato in shootout to replace Piquet this year
Webber to Renault
Massa to Renault
Vettel to Red Bull
Button stays at Honda.
Barrichello leaves Honda
Sato or Massa to Honda

http://www.gpweek.com/

I see you have been receiving PM's from fousto again :rolleyes:

cy bais
21st May 2008, 03:13
please please... dave, trulli and rubens retire.
Dave's replaced by Vettel.
Rubens by Sato
Trulli by Nakajima (long shot i know)
If sutil's out of the tandoori team, i reckon anthony takes his spot or even an indian driver from GP2 (the name escapes me).

:)

grantb4
21st May 2008, 04:45
Arguably Fleetwood Mac's best album.

:)

CNR
21st May 2008, 05:18
Bourdais was placed at toro rosso by Ferrari engine deal.

a hint that williams is after new engine deal.
Williams regrets splitting with BMW (http://www.itv-f1.com/news_article.aspx?id=42672)
http://www.itv-f1.com/news_article.aspx?id=42672


We can control everything else, but we're always looking for a healthy engine partner.

Bourdais to williams if a Ferrari engine deal was to happen
or Bourdais to force india if toro rosso do not use Ferrari engines

CNR
21st May 2008, 05:24
ITV-F1 team to be axed in BBC switch? (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/163620-0/itv-f1_team_to_be_axed_in_bbc_switch.html)
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/163620-0/itv-f1_team_to_be_axed_in_bbc_switch.html


Rumours persist that BBC's hugely popular Top Gear team – comprising Jeremy Clarkson, Richard ‘Hamster' Hammond and James May, as well as the infamous Stig – will play some kind of part in the shows, but there appears to be little room for any of ITV-F1 (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/home/)'s current line-up of Rider, Martin Brundle, James Allen, Mark Blundell (http://www.crash.net/gpa/driver~driver_id~11613.htm), Louise Goodman and Ted Kravitz et al.

SGWilko
21st May 2008, 09:58
But surely, by definition, that would have to be 'The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac'?

Back on topic, I'll add the rumour mill that Stevie Nicks is having a seat-fitting at Mclaren next week, the MP4/24 will be designed by Mick Fleetwood, will feature an 'Albatross' front wing and when Heikki & Lewis collide at the first corner of the 2009 Singapore GP the headlines around the world will read 'Tangle In The Night'

:rotflmao:

All I can add is - Don't Stop, thinking about Tomorrow...........

Valve Bounce
21st May 2008, 11:17
:rotflmao:

All I can add is - Don't Stop, thinking about Tomorrow...........

You can go your own way!!

AndyL
21st May 2008, 12:10
ITV-F1 team to be axed in BBC switch? (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/163620-0/itv-f1_team_to_be_axed_in_bbc_switch.html)
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/163620-0/itv-f1_team_to_be_axed_in_bbc_switch.html

If they don't take Brundle they're crazy. :crazy:
Louise already has a new job http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=290041&FS=F1
I won't miss Allen, Kravitz or Blundell (except it'll mean the end of this (http://www.sniffpetrol.com/category/detective-inspector-blundell/)) and Adrian Chiles would make a decent substitute for Steve Rider.

jens
21st May 2008, 12:13
What are you talking about? I don't believe Räikkönen is going to leave after this season. Also I think Kubica will stay at BMW as the team is constantly making progress. I guess the rumours about Kimi and Robert have been created from nowhere.

Alonso is the key in the driver market. But I think the possibility to see him continuing at Renault has risen, especially as the car has made a tiny step forward since the start of the European season. On the flip side I have doubts about Renault's rise to the very top, especially as their engine is arguably worse than the ones of rivals and due to engine freeze they can't do much about it. But I guess Alonso might stay there for one more year and keep the hope of situation getting better and... then leave after 2009.

Grosjean should become a Renault driver in 2009. He is too talented not to get a chance in F1. :D

My guess:
Ferrari - Kimi & Felipe
McLaren - Lewis & Heikki
BMW - Robert & Nick
Renault - Fred & Romain
Williams - Nico & Kazuki
Red Bull - Mark & Der Seb
Toyota - Jarno & Timo
Honda - Jenson & Marco (!)
STR (or under a new ownership) - Le Seb & Bruno
Force India - Giancarlo & Tonio

If the outcome will be like this, it doesn't look like a "silly season", but more likely a "silent season" with only minor changes in driver line-ups. :p :

pino
21st May 2008, 12:51
If Kimi retires at the end of the season, Ferrari will sign Alonso...not Kubica ;)

millencolin
21st May 2008, 14:43
If Kimi retires at the end of the season, Ferrari will sign Webber...

now theres a way to throw a spanner into the works!

Valve Bounce
21st May 2008, 14:57
If Kimi retires at the end of the season, Ferrari will sign either Fisi or Trulli. ;)

Roamy
21st May 2008, 15:56
I see you have been receiving PM's from fousto again :rolleyes:

No but I did send him a couple of bags!!

millencolin
21st May 2008, 16:49
If Kimi retires at the end of the season, Ferrari will sign Danica Patrick...

You heard it here first :p :

N. Jones
21st May 2008, 19:55
I see you have been receiving PM's from fousto again :rolleyes:

Ooh.. I have no idea what that means! :(

jens
21st May 2008, 22:41
If Kimi retires, we will see Michael in his place next year. :imubash:

aryan
22nd May 2008, 00:56
If they don't take Brundle they're crazy. :crazy:

Agreed. Brundle is the only one of the team woth keeping.

By the way, does anyone here know about the Australian broadcasting situation in 2009? Is Network Ten to retain their contract? And will they also switch to the Beed feed?

I pray to gods they don't bring it in-house.

millencolin
22nd May 2008, 01:56
Agreed. Brundle is the only one of the team woth keeping.

By the way, does anyone here know about the Australian broadcasting situation in 2009? Is Network Ten to retain their contract? And will they also switch to the Beed feed?

I pray to gods they don't bring it in-house.

If ten keep F1 (which im sure they will), i think they would switch to the Beeb...

As for doing it in-house... well, it would be better than James Allen!

Valve Bounce
22nd May 2008, 02:20
Agreed. Brundle is the only one of the team woth keeping.

By the way, does anyone here know about the Australian broadcasting situation in 2009? Is Network Ten to retain their contract? And will they also switch to the Beed feed?

I pray to gods they don't bring it in-house.

When the time comes, keep in touch with ozrevead for the latest feeds.

ShiftingGears
22nd May 2008, 02:32
If ten keep F1 (which im sure they will), i think they would switch to the Beeb...

As for doing it in-house... well, it would be better than James Allen!

I think Martin Brundle more than makes up for Allen.

Valve Bounce
22nd May 2008, 02:39
I think Martin Brundle more than makes up for Allen.

They should seriously getting Max there with Brundle: Ein Zwei Drei ............Fractionzwang and roar of engines is a helluva lot better than one light, two lights, three lights........gogogo!!

CNR
22nd May 2008, 04:06
If Kimi retires at the end of the season, Ferrari will sign Webber...

now theres a way to throw a spanner into the works!

with Chris Dwyer what a combination this would make


Chris Dyer is an Australian engineer who works for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team as race engineer for Kimi Räikkönen

mirek01
22nd May 2008, 23:15
If Kimi retires, we will see Michael in his place next year. :imubash: For sure he is a very young future prospect :D

aryan
23rd May 2008, 05:01
If Kimi retires, we will see Michael in his place next year. :imubash:

Michael Andretti??!!

Ranger
23rd May 2008, 08:28
If ten keep F1 (which im sure they will), i think they would switch to the Beeb...

As for doing it in-house... well, it would be better than James Allen!

Hell no!

Ten do in-house commentary for MotoGP with Greg Rust and Daryl Beattie (who is a 500cc GP race winner), and with all due respect it's a bit terrible... they've got absolutely nothing on the BBC or Eurosport coverage.

Tomi
23rd May 2008, 09:06
Michael Andretti??!!

Lol, now he is claming with his sons mouth that he was sabotaged at McLaren, I wonder if they have any girls in the Andretti family, they would for sure have bigger balls.

dc10
23rd May 2008, 12:36
Lol, now he is claming with his sons mouth that he was sabotaged at McLaren, I wonder if they have any girls in the Andretti family, they would for sure have bigger balls.

:rotflmao:

millencolin
23rd May 2008, 13:24
I think Martin Brundle more than makes up for Allen.

How much better will it be if Brundle gets a job with the BBC. the only good bit from ITV, joining someone who's commentary performances isnt constantly mocked by a certain website so often that he has been given a derogitory name :p :

aryan
23rd May 2008, 15:15
As for doing it in-house... well, it would be better than James Allen!

Greg Rust better than James Allen??!! Hell no...

I'd be looking to see how the Kiwis watch F1 and setup a satellite dish or something to recieve their feed if that bore starts commentating F1 :p

aryan
23rd May 2008, 15:17
Lol, now he is claming with his sons mouth that he was sabotaged at McLaren, I wonder if they have any girls in the Andretti family, they would for sure have bigger balls.

:D :up:

Dzeidzei
23rd May 2008, 19:20
What are you talking about? I don't believe Räikkönen is going to leave after this season. Also I think Kubica will stay at BMW as the team is constantly making progress. I guess the rumours about Kimi and Robert have been created from nowhere.

I´ll have to agree with our Estonian friend. Kubica would be crazy to leave BMW as he´s becoming the clear number 1 a team that will be on pair with Ferrari and Mac next year. Kimi never said he´ll retire after this year, he only said that he´ll not be around long enough to win as many wdc titels as Michael. That is true for every driver in the field.

I think Mac will hold on to their drivers. The only question mark in the top 3 teams is Nick. He will need to start producing something quickly if he wants to continue for BMW. Being German is good, but there are other German drivers coming up.

Even some with a Finnish passport as well :)

Nikki Katz
23rd May 2008, 19:39
ITV-F1 team to be axed in BBC switch? (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/163620-0/itv-f1_team_to_be_axed_in_bbc_switch.html)
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/163620-0/itv-f1_team_to_be_axed_in_bbc_switch.html
This is sounding worse and worse. I wish it would stay on ITV, I don't care about the adverts.

jens
23rd May 2008, 20:51
For sure he is a very young future prospect :D

He'll try to become a bigger legend and do "a Fangio" - win 5 titles in his 40's. :D

CNR
24th May 2008, 01:05
Ferrari (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1672/369/) will allways be the best team in f1

http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/217/373/


Pos
Name (constructor)
Number
1
Ferrari (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1672/369/)
4.682,119 new 2007
2
McLaren (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1679/369/)
3.233,5 (+195)
3
Williams (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1665/369/)
2.565,5 new 2007
4
Lotus (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1678/369/)
1.419
5
Renault (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1684/369/)
975 new 2007
6
Brabham (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/2207/369/)
938
7
Tyrrell (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/2204/369/)
868
8
Benetton (http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/1669/369/)
861,5
9
BRM (http://www.f1complete.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=2939)
517
10
Ligier (http://www.f1complete.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1677)
388

Tallgeese
24th May 2008, 01:17
If Kimi retires at the end of the season, Ferrari will sign Alonso...not Kubica ;)


He'll be the most popular Spaniard in Italy since Trajan!

Ranger
24th May 2008, 12:21
This one will stoke the fires!

Fernando Alonso signs for Ferrari

http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20397.html


MAY 24, 2008
Alonso signs for Ferrari
The word in the F1 paddock in Monte Carlo is that Fernando Alonso has just inked a deal to drive for Ferrari in 2010.

No confirmation is expected for a year, and there may be denials of any arrangement, as there would obviously be some serious knock-on effects for other parties in the F1 paddock.

Alonso went to Renault this year after splitting with McLaren unexpectedly at the end of last season. It was a stop-gap solution for the Spaniard, although it was dressed up as the big return to the team with which he won his two World Championships. This year the team's performance has been rather disappointing and Fernando has scored just nine points, while Nelson Piquet has failed to score and the team is languishing in seventh place in the Constructors' Championship. Unless there is a dramatic improvement soon the team will have no hope of finishing the year better than fourth in the championship and there have been rumours for some time that ING may be looking around at other opportunities.

Fernando has made no secret of the fact that he will consider other offers if they are sensible. He has been angling for a ride at Ferrari for some time. It may seem that is a rather premature move, but these days in F1 deals are being done much earlier than used to be the case. Kimi Raikkonen's deal with Ferrari, which began in 2007, was first reported as being done as early as October 2005. Alonso's 2007 deal with McLaren was announced in December 2005. Thus now would be the time that deals are being done for 2010.

ioan
24th May 2008, 17:05
They are hilarious:


Alonso went to Renault this year after splitting with McLaren unexpectedly at the end of last season.

jens
24th May 2008, 17:38
Exciting news and so little comments? :D

Don't know, whether this is true, but if it is... Remember, Massa's new deal until 2010 was announced late 2007. And there are rumours like Alonso signed a deal with Ferrari late 2007 too. So based on that what if Ferrari clarified its 2010 line-up already in late 2007? It actually sounds quite strange to sign contracts with such time advance - so much can change during that time. In that light probably it's not surprising that there are assumptions like Räikkönen might leave after 2009. If this is true that Ferrari's 2010 line-up is clear by now, then how must he feel? Has he had negotiations with the team about when he is going to finish?

ioan
24th May 2008, 17:55
Exciting news and so little comments? :D

Don't know, whether this is true, but if it is... Remember, Massa's new deal until 2010 was announced late 2007. And there are rumours like Alonso signed a deal with Ferrari late 2007 too. So based on that what if Ferrari clarified its 2010 line-up already in late 2007? It actually sounds quite strange to sign contracts with such time advance - so much can change during that time. In that light probably it's not surprising that there are assumptions like Räikkönen might leave after 2009. If this is true that Ferrari's 2010 line-up is clear by now, then how must he feel? Has he had negotiations with the team about when he is going to finish?

You mean exciting rumors that have been around since it became clear that FA will leave McLaren, about 1 year ago! ;)

pino
24th May 2008, 20:07
He'll be the most popular Spaniard in Italy since Trajan!

He's already, he started his racing career in Italy ;)

ShiftingGears
25th May 2008, 01:50
I would love to see Alonso in a Ferrari. Extraordinary driver in a truely extraordinary team :up:

CNR
25th May 2008, 07:53
Gerhard Berger is not optimistic about the future of his formula one team, Toro Rosso.
http://www.paddocktalk.com/news/html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=85076



Berger at least demonstrated that his famous humour is intact when he was asked if he and Toro Rosso might have disappeared from the paddock by 2010.
"Absolutely," he grinned. "It may also be that I have two teams by then."

BenRoethig
25th May 2008, 15:41
Retire? is Kimi even 30 yet?

N. Jones
25th May 2008, 16:51
They are hilarious:

I saw that. :) Unexpectedly? Did they miss the entire second half of the season?

ioan
25th May 2008, 16:58
Retire? is Kimi even 30 yet?

No but he will be by the end of 2009. Plus he won the elusive Champion title and he is rich enough to enjoy something he might like at least as much as F1. He always hinted that he won't stay to long in F1 because he has other interests too.

superocean
25th May 2008, 17:20
I would love to see Alonso in a Ferrari. Extraordinary driver in a truely extraordinary team :up:

I shudder at the thought of Fred at Ferrari. Imagine all the nasty comments comming out of his mouth destroying Ferrari's passion. Fred needs to grow up before he can race for Ferrari. He's too ballsy and not enough brainy. The most important tool for a driver is between his ears.

ioan
25th May 2008, 17:30
I shudder at the thought of Fred at Ferrari. Imagine all the nasty comments comming out of his mouth destroying Ferrari's passion. Fred needs to grow up before he can race for Ferrari. He's too ballsy and not enough brainy. The most important tool for a driver is between his ears.

There was a driver at Ferrari, lots of years ago, who dared to criticize the team publicly, they showed him the door, his name is Alain Prost I think.

SGWilko
25th May 2008, 17:45
There was a driver at Ferrari, lots of years ago, who dared to criticize the team publicly, they showed him the door, his name is Alain Prost I think.

He was very complimetary about the Ferrari (which was slower than a brick at the time), he called it a truck.

Cesare whatsisname (political team manager at the time) I think did not much like Alain.

Garry Walker
25th May 2008, 21:39
There was a driver at Ferrari, lots of years ago, who dared to criticize the team publicly, they showed him the door, his name is Alain Prost I think.

Back then Ferrari was also a joke as a team.

That said, Kubica is the man Ferrari should get.

SGWilko
25th May 2008, 23:43
That said, Kubica is the man Ferrari should get.

I don't think BMW will be letting him go any time soon. I can see that team becoming built around Robert next year.

CNR
27th May 2008, 04:12
did McLaren tell Heikki Kovalainen (http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/2008/813.html) to hit the killswitch before the race so there would be no way he could beat lewis

Placid
27th May 2008, 04:52
Marco? He needs major league testing. And so does Rahal.

Melqui
28th May 2008, 10:20
I really hope Kubica goes Ferrari, its a great driver with a great future.

ShiftingGears
28th May 2008, 10:22
did McLaren tell Heikki Kovalainen (http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/2008/813.html) to hit the killswitch before the race so there would be no way he could beat lewis

No.

leopard
28th May 2008, 10:29
likely.

jens
28th May 2008, 11:22
I really hope Kubica goes Ferrari, its a great driver with a great future.

I think he has absolutely no reason to leave BMW, who is clearly on a rise. He will rise to the top with this team... like Alonso did together with Renault.

leopard
28th May 2008, 11:49
amien ...

leopard
28th May 2008, 11:56
Has anyone mentioned this, considering Donkey of Monaco thread, this could be true...
Alonso signs for Ferrari (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20397.html)

Knock-on
28th May 2008, 13:33
Has anyone mentioned this, considering Donkey of Monaco thread, this could be true...
Alonso signs for Ferrari (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20397.html)


No confirmation is expected for a year, and there may be denials of any arrangement, as there would obviously be some serious knock-on effects for other parties in the F1 paddock.

I would just like to deny here, and now, that I had nothing to do with these effects and wasn't even at the party. As for the spurious rumour that I slipped Kimi a shot of Ketamine before Monoco, that is completely unfounded and would have been an accident even if it were true. I was trying to slip it to James Allen to STFU!!!

leopard
30th May 2008, 04:54
Did you write it up on the internet? :roll: :D

CNR
30th May 2008, 13:09
Lewis: God was with me.
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/164045-0/lewis_god_was_with_me.html


why was he not driving a two-seater

Blancvino
30th May 2008, 15:14
You can go your own way!!

You are over my head!

CNR
6th June 2008, 02:06
if massa wins the WDC this year i quit.
i think kimi may be doing this to make sure he has the lead and massa has the backup


Raikkonen reveals retirement thoughts (http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hJMNRvWvltbHZLc3vF1KSWiYeMcg)
Raikkonen hasn't made decision on future (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/2008-06-05-9585296_x.htm)
Raikkonen non-committal over Formula One future (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_Nra89H4DPVQbEQjHEF-ZveGEdQ)
Raikkonen undecided on future plans (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/67988)
The Hidden Agenda Behind Raikkonen's Retirement Plans (http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/26583-The-Hidden-Agenda-Behind-Raikkonen-s-Retirement-Plans)
World Champions and retirement (http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20416.html)
Raikkonen retirement rumours persist (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/30052008/13/raikkonen-retirement-rumours-persist.html)

jonny hurlock
6th June 2008, 03:22
can i put ou a rumour my come out of the blue for next season. just my idea, next season sato and Liuzzi in force india with honda engines?

Garry Walker
6th June 2008, 09:36
can i put ou a rumour my come out of the blue for next season. just my idea, next season sato and Liuzzi in force india with honda engines?

Why would they want Liuzzi?

I know this Liuzzi hype has taken on already ludicrous proportions, but let`s be realistic here - this dude has struggled so far with every teammate and driven idiotically many times.
Replacing Sutil with Liuzzi is like choosing electrocution instead of hanging as the way to die.

tmx
6th June 2008, 09:39
if massa wins the WDC this year i quit.
i think kimi may be doing this to make sure he has the lead and massa has the backup That sounded really low of a scheme. I think he just is tired of the atmosphere of F1. Anyway he could quit and then start rallying.

SGWilko
6th June 2008, 09:44
if massa wins the WDC this year i quit.
i think kimi may be doing this to make sure he has the lead and massa has the backup


Look, at the moment Massa is doing the better job at Ferrari. If Kimi IS doing these rumours to try to 'bolster' his position, he is clearly more afraid of Massa than he lets on. It also suggests that Kimi is not the golden child Ferrari wanted, or that perhaps, he was not their first choice.

Alternatively, it might just be that Kimi knows what he wants, he's gonna see out his Ferrari contract then nick off on a world pub crawl.....

Who knows? ;)

Garry Walker
6th June 2008, 09:52
Look, at the moment Massa is doing the better job at Ferrari. If Kimi IS doing these rumours to try to 'bolster' his position, he is clearly more afraid of Massa than he lets on. It also suggests that Kimi is not the golden child Ferrari wanted, or that perhaps, he was not their first choice.

Alternatively, it might just be that Kimi knows what he wants, he's gonna see out his Ferrari contract then nick off on a world pub crawl.....

Who knows? ;)

Kimi was Ferraris 1st choice and he has always said he will not be in F1 for very long, he has other outside interests. One can`t but think that out of many drivers in F1, he probably has the best understanding that there is also life outside F1.

CNR
17th June 2008, 01:58
http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20469.html


There are stories doing the rounds in Europe that there might be a second Honda team again in F1 in 2009. This sounds rather unlikely given that Honda is still nursing the tips of its fingers, which were well heated by Super Aguri. Honda Racing F1 sources say the team knows nothing of another Honda team, and reports that American engineer Ken Anderson met with Honda's Ross Brawn and Nick Fry seem to be well wide of the mark.

Tazio
17th June 2008, 02:24
That said, Kubica is the man Ferrari should get.
The plumber seems to not be willing to dispute that!

BMW boss Mario Theissen accepts that Robert Kubica has attracted considerable interest as a result of his first career victory in Montreal, but he insists that the team are in ‘no rush’ to announce their driver line-up for 2009.

Robert Kubica has become one of the hottest properties on the driver market following his Canadian triumph, the latest ’silly-season’ rumours linking the Pole to Ferrari for next year

Thats an interesting way to say that you haven't come to contractual terms with the Kube!
http://www.forumula1.net/2008/f1/f1-news/kubica-attracts-covetous-glances/

CNR
19th June 2008, 13:46
Coulthard muses 'plans' for life after F1
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/19062008/13/coulthard-muses-plans-life-f1.html


David Coulthard (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/formula-1/david-coulthard.html) may be warming to the idea that his long career in formula one is nearing an end.
The German specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport claims that "only a miracle" will now prevent Red Bull Racing (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/formula-1/red-bull-racing.html) from fielding its preferred lineup of Mark Webber (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/formula-1/mark-webber.html) alongside Sebastian Vettel (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/formula-1/sebastian-vettel.html) in 2009.
Asked about the speculation, Scot Coulthard, who has contested 236 Grand Prix, coyly replied : "I have plans for the future."

jonny hurlock
26th June 2008, 22:36
can i put ou a rumour my come out of the blue for next season. just my idea, next season sato and Liuzzi in force india with honda engines?


http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns20469.html

http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news ... _'09?.html (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/165437-0/force_india_to_get_sato,_honda_in_'09?.html)

told you so it could happen, would not be a surprise imo

fabricator/61
27th June 2008, 23:07
Massa to toyota

jens
16th July 2008, 22:21
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080716161758.shtml

How seriously should we take this rumour? :p :

Positive for Renault. If Alonso really leaves, then at least they would get one decent driver with the returning Heikki.

There are some aspects about this rumours that are debatable though.
Why should McLaren surely prefer Rosberg over Kovalainen? I think neither of them have quite lived up to the expectations so far this year, although better things may be expected from the future.

And another suspicious thought. Although Willi Weber is surely a well-informed person, then he is also the manager of Hülkenberg, the testdriver of Williams, and surely in talking about Rosberg's departure he has his interests for that vacant Williams drive. :D

But what can be said quite obviously is that Nico has recently been quite critical about Williams and maybe the tensions will get stronger, which end in parting ways. Just an assumption.

Nikki Katz
16th July 2008, 22:49
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080716161758.shtml

How seriously should we take this rumour? :p :

Positive for Renault. If Alonso really leaves, then at least they would get one decent driver with the returning Heikki.

There are some aspects about this rumours that are debatable though.
Why should McLaren surely prefer Rosberg over Kovalainen? I think neither of them have quite lived up to the expectations so far this year, although better things may be expected from the future.

And another suspicious thought. Although Willi Weber is surely a well-informed person, then he is also the manager of Hülkenberg, the testdriver of Williams, and surely in talking about Rosberg's departure he has his interests for that vacant Williams drive. :D

But what can be said quite obviously is that Nico has recently been quite critical about Williams and maybe the tensions will get stronger, which end in parting ways. Just an assumption.
I sort of hope that this doesn't happen right now. Kovalainen's not really been given a proper shot yet. He's been very quick on occasions but had his races ruined, often not his fault. I guess that it's easiest to remember the last race where he qualified well (ok, on pole) and had a good shot, but was completely outclassed by his teammate. But there were hard conditions there, perhaps a more normal race would favour him.
Also, as much as Nakajima's exceeded my expectations, a lineup of Nakajima and Hulkenberg would probably be the worst on the grid.

FIA
16th July 2008, 23:49
Here is wot I've Heard:

Ferrari: Raikkonen & Massa (Alonso?, Kubica?, Schumacher?)
McLaren: Hamilton & Kovalainen (Kubica?, Heidfeld?, Rosberg?)
BMW: Heidfeld & Kubica (Alonso?, Kovalainen?, Massa?,)
Renault: Alonso & Piquet (Grosjean?, Massa?, Di Grassi?, Heidfeld?, Webber?)
Williams: Rosberg & Nakajima (or Hulkenberg?, Kobayashi?, Pantano?)
Red Bull: Coulthard & Webber (Vettel?, Alonso?, Doornbos?)
Toyota: Trulli & Glock (Kobaysahi?, Heidfeld?, Nakajima?,)
Toro Rosso: Vettel & Bourdais (Senna?, Aleshinquin?, Buemi?, Chandhok?)
Honda: Button & Barrichello (Alonso?, Andretti?, Patrick?, Massa?, Sato?)
Force India: Fisichella & Sutil (Davidson?, Pantano?, Chandhok?,)

Placid
17th July 2008, 02:02
Looks like the Ken Anderson US entry has died down.

Roamy
17th July 2008, 15:28
Looks like the Ken Anderson US entry has died down.

what has he done to deserve a F1 seat???

jso1985
19th July 2008, 04:29
Is Toro Rosso still on sale?
if they gte new owners, then it's new whole story of who could drive for them